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Alternative licensing advocacy group Creative Commons is using Pootle, a SA-led web-based software translation tool, to translate its software into local languages.
Grassroots and NGO computer training organisation CECS is running two one-day training courses on Open WorkBench, a free and open source software project management application.<br />
ZABBIX monitoring System installation with screenshots
Learning OOoBasic can be a bit like learning a foreign language. If you have the time and ambition to communicate fluently, you can spend months or even years studying grammar and expanding your vocabulary. But sometimes you just need some basic skills to get you through daily situations. In this case, a crash course that introduces you to some basic principles and building blocks of the language would do just fine. The same is true for OOoBasic -- if you need to write a simple macro that makes your daily computing life a bit easier, you don't have to spend time reading about methods, routines, and object properties.
Mobile phone developers are scrambling to ensure that the openness of the Linux operating system doesn't irate regulators. Consumers who run Linux on a PC are used to having full control over the operating system, but shouldn't expect that same level of control on a Linux powered mobile phone, cautioned Mike Kelley, senior vice president Engineering with Palmsource. The company is in the process of developing a Linux version for mobile phones to replace its current Palm OS.
Xandros will offer do-it-yourself free installs of the new Home Edition of its desktop Linux operating system on Aug. 17, the final day of the LinuxWorld Installfest sponsored by Open Country, Inc., providers of the OCM Universal Systems Management Suite.
Online IT job clearinghouse Dice Inc. has some interesting statistics to accompany LinuxWorld. As of August 1, there were 7,000 jobs opportunities on Dice.com for technology professionals with Linux experience. This is up 35.6 percent from the beginning of the year and 55 percent higher than 12 months ago, the service reports.
Sun Microsystems took another step toward its promised open-source Java this week, launching a portal site to talk with the Java community about the process of setting Java free.
SplendidCRM has created what it says is the ideal "compile-once, run everywhere" cross-platform application with its release of SplendidCRM 1.2 for Microsoft TechNet and SplendidCRM 1.1 for Novell. The company used Novell's Mono open source Latest News about open source toolset to leverage Microsoft's .NET tools, according to president Paul Rony. "It is the same binary that you would install on Windows," he told CRM Buyer. "It copies Linux and then it runs."
Our article on the Greatest Software Ever stirred many reader responses, from a variety of sources, including one from a writer who has a picture of himself next to a running Colossus machine--the machine that cracked the Nazi codes--at Bletchley Park, England.
LXer Feature: 18-Aug-2006
Reboot The User is a small shop located in Omaha, Nebraska. Jay Swackhamer, the man behind the company, was willing to take time out of his hectic schedule to answer our questions. Despite the numerous fluctuations he sees in his business, Jay says he sees interest in GNU/Linux picking up, generally.
Today we have the winner of the (un)coveted NewsForge "best swag" award (for propellor beanies), a visit to the LTSP booth, a chance to meet Ross Turk, one of the folks behind SourceForge.net, and a moment of brilliance and hilarity with Marty Connor of EtherBoot.
French Linux distributor Mandriva on Aug. 16 released the second beta of the next version of its Linux desktop -- Mandriva Linux 2007, codenamed "Thor." This new beta is based on a 2.6.17 kernel and comes with a choice of either the KDE 3.5.4 or GNOME 2.16 Beta 2 desktops.
rPath, a start-up founded by two former Red Hat execs, used the forum of LinuxWorld this week to talk up the first major release of its product, a Linux-based software stack and toolset that ISVs are now using for building real appliances that cut application development time and support costs.
I first started getting significantly involved in SQL back in 2000. Within six months I had written pysqldb (one of the many reinvented dynamic SQL generators available) because hard-coding SQL statements I immediately concluded to be insane. I was constantly battling the management of the project because they wanted to create Views - and to get me to use them. I am now, once again, on a major SQL project, this time involving stored procedures. This article describes the SQL experiences - positive and negative - and outlines some of the advice that I've encountered from different sources.
Trolltech's launch of a 'fully reprogrammable' Linux phone could boost use of open source in the mobile industry
How's this for back-to-school fashion: More than 20,000 Indiana students are now Linux-enabled under a state grant program to roll out low-cost, easy-to-manage workstations, which are running various flavors of the open-source operating system.
The third annual Software Freedom Day (SFD) will take place worldwide on September 16. Project organizers say the event, designed to raise awareness about the benefits of using free software, is drawing more interest this year than ever before, with participation from 150 countries.
"Sun holds it all behind the firewall. The community sees nothing," Dan Frye, the IBM vice president who runs the company's Linux Technology Center, said Tuesday in an interview at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo. "It's a facade. There's lots of marketing, but no community to speak of."
The MySQL open source database has become the database-of-choice for the new generation of highly-popular Internet companies pioneering new “Web 2.0” innovation. Leading Web 2.0 sites such as YouTube, Flickr, Habbo Hotel, Linden Labs, CyWorld, Technorati, Facebook, FeedBurner, Feedster, Wikipedia, Digg, LiveJournal, Mixi.jp, SimpleStar, PhotoBucket, 37signals, del.icio.us, Trulia, Neopets, and Zimbra have all selected MySQL to power their explosive growth -- due to the database’s speed and ability to easily “scale-out” on low-cost hardware.
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