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Ps3 available pre-installed with Linux

Linux distributor TerraSoft is accepting pre-orders for Sony Playstation3 gaming devices pre-installed with Linux, alongside the PS3's native gaming OS. Additionally, TerraSoft, IBM, RapidMind, and Vivendi game publisher High Moon Studios are offering seminars to help game developers exploit the PS3's Cell architecture.

OSS apps keep up to date in SA's 11 languages

In celebration of International Mother Tongue Language Day on February 21, the Department of Communications and the CSIR announced that they would fund Translate.org.za to update and maintain South African language translations of OpenOffice.org, Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Thunderbird for three years.

Haiku: Long Live BeOS

  • OSWeekly.com; By Brandon Watts (Posted by gsh on Feb 22, 2007 12:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
If you were asked to name a few operating systems, the first ones that would fly forth from your lips would probably be Windows, OS X, and possibly even Linux, but unless you’re trying to impress someone with your knowledge of all things related to operating systems, that’s likely about as far as you would go.

Vista vs. Linux software wars - bundled apps

In this fourth episode of a series that pits Microsoft's new Vista OS against SimplyMEPIS Linux, DesktopLinux.com columnist Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols compares the operating systems' bundled games, browsers, and instant communications applications.

Install Songbird Music Player in Ubuntu

  • ubuntugeek.com (Posted by gg234 on Feb 22, 2007 11:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
Install Songbird Music Player in Ubuntu

The Perfect Desktop - Part 1: Fedora Core 6

With the release of Microsoft's new Windows operating system (Vista), more and more people are looking for alternatives to Windows for various reasons. This tutorial is the first of a series of articles where I will show people who are willing to switch to Linux how they can set up a Linux desktop (Fedora Core 6 in this article) that fully replaces their Windows desktop, i.e. that has all software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

Damn Small Linux 3.3 RC1 Screenshots

  • LinuxQuestions.org (Posted by lqsh on Feb 22, 2007 10:11 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
The first release candidate of Damn Small Linux 3.3 is now ready for testing: "Added mouse configuration persistence via .mouse_config; Improved rdesktop - added color depth; ALSA sound autoconfiguration improvement via conflicting audio module; Automated start of rcfirewall upon boot when rcfirewall.unc is in mydsl search path at boot... - DistroWatch. Screenshots of Damn Small Linux 3.3 RC1 are available at LinuxQuestions.org.

OpenSource medical spelling word list released

OpenMedSpelis a open source medical spelling word list that is released under a GPL license. OpenMedSpel was derived from the word lists complied for MedSpel, a shareware medical spelling tool for Microsoft Word. OpenMedSpel is currently available in USA English. Other languages and localizations may be released in the future. OpenMedSpel has been adapted to work on the Mozilla Tunderbird email client and the OpenOffice.org office suite. OpenMedSpel can be adapted for many other programs as well. OpenMedSpel can be downloaded from http://www.e-medtools.com/openmedspel.html

GPL advocates urgedtold to pay for love

Freedom is just another word for $7,000

sidux 2007-01 Release

After 3 months development we are proud to announce the release of sidux-2007-01 “Χάος” for amd64 and i686 systems, in ≈ 402 MB lite KDE and ≈ 700 MB full KDE flavors of Debian Sid-based liveCDs.

Red Hat to hold its first annual Innovation Awards

Red Hat has launched its first annual Red Hat Innovation Awards to be presented at the Red Hat Summit in San Diego May 9-11. The Red Hat Innovation Awards recognize Red Hat users, customers and partners who stand out for improving processes, overcoming technology challenges and enhancing their bottom line through Red Hat and JBoss solutions. The awards provide an opportunity for Red Hat community members to share their individual stories and receive recognition for innovative and exemplary uses of Red Hat technologies.

R500 Reverse Engineering Information

  • MichaelLarabel.com; By Michael Larabel (Posted by phoronix on Feb 22, 2007 7:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
David Airlie has mentioned to me this week that a new reverse engineering group has begun work on the ATI/AMD R500 series. David is not taking part in this group (due to existing NDAs with ATI), but this project is current led by Jerome Glisse. Jerome was one of the open-source r300 drivers, and he also has another one or two others helping out...

Kingfisher migrates to Red Hat Linux

Kingfisher Group has migrated its 240 Castorama and Brico Dépôt stores on the continent to Red Hat Enterprise Linux with Oracle databases.

The Road to KDE 4: CMake, a New Build System for KDE

When a project with the size and scope of KDE gets to be as big as it is, sometimes changing a decision established almost a decade earlier is very difficult. KDE has relied on autotools to build most of the project since its inception, but for the last year, KDE 4 has been building with CMake, a newer build system that is rapidly becoming a heavyweight contender in the world of buildsystems. Read on for more...

Microsoft releases list of verified Vista applications

Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday released a list of 800 applications it has officially verified so far to run bug-free on Windows Vista. The list is notable for both its brevity and the absence of many applications popular on Windows XP, although Microsoft and analysts said that the majority of XP software can run, albeit with hiccups, on Vista.

[800 huh? I got 8000 - Scott]

Find out what XML is really good for

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Brett D. McLaughlin, Sr. (Posted by solrac on Feb 22, 2007 5:21 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
It's no secret that XML continues to be one of the most popular technologies that's shown up in the last ten years. But what is XML really good for?

Demystify Linux Bash Test and Comparison Functions

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Ian Shields (Posted by IdaAshley on Feb 22, 2007 4:34 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM, Linux
Are you confused by the plethora of testing and comparison options in the Bash shell? This tip helps you demystify the various types of file, arithmetic, and string tests so you will always know when to use test, [ ], [[ ]], (( )), or if-then-else constructs.

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A Good Week or So for Linux

Scot Finnie, Microsoft Windows advocate and known best for his award-winning Scot's Newsletter, smacked Vista around the room a bit. When he was done there, he decided Microsoft itself needed a bit of dusting-up as well.

Linux: 2.6.21-rc1, Dynticks Merged

Linus Torvalds announced the first release candidate for the upcoming 2.6.21 kernel, ending the two-week merge window, "there's a lot of changes, as is usual for an -rc1 thing, but at least so far it would seem that 2.6.20 has been a good base, and I don't think we have anything *really* scary here." Linus noted that the tickless kernel patch was finally merged into the mainline kernel, "the most interesting core change may be the dyntick/nohz one, where timer ticks will only happen when needed. It's been brewing for a _loong_ time, but it's in the standard kernel now as an option." Thomas Gleixner explained a year ago how this could result in cooler CPUs and power savings, "the tickless kernel feature (CONFIG_NO_HZ) enables 'on-demand' timer interrupts: if there is no timer to be expired for say 1.5 seconds when the system goes idle, then the system will stay totally idle for 1.5 seconds."

Cybernetics Oriented Programming (CYBOP) Book

After five years, I finally managed to put my ideas into a book, which I would like to announce to the developers of the medical software community, because I was greatly influenced by their discussions. More information about the book can be foundhere

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