This review takes a quick look at the just-released, Ubuntu-based SimplyMEPIS 6.5 Linux distribution. DesktopLinux.com columnist Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols finds it easy to install and configure, and a solid desktop platform to use, but notes that Beryl 3D graphics support can be challenging to get working.
At this point, I've run about 15 or so live Linux CDs with varying degrees of success. And yes, I have manually configured a static networking connection before -- Fluxbuntu's "command line interface is EVERYTHING" philosophy sent me to the Web for instructions on how to do so. But I'm not a full card-carrying geek, so I'm not all that crazy about going to the command line with no help whatsoever just to get freakin' Internet flowing into the box with a live CD I've never run before on an OS I've also never run before.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has fixed several critical Kerberos 5 flaws attackers could exploit to cause a denial of service, bypass security restrictions and hijack targeted machines.
TIBCO's GITAK (General Interface Test Automation Kit) has now been open sourced by the company. This gives developers a free tool for building automatic quality assurance testing routines for enterprise applications components.
An open source initiative to reverse gains for Microsoft web server software appears to be using edited server headers to try and improve the showing of the Apache web server. Sites using the Open Source Parking service report that they are running on Apache, but appear to actually be hosted on lighttpd. Both Apache and lighttpd are open source web servers, but Apache leads in the Netcraft survey with a 59 percent market share, while lighttpd is a newcomer with just 1.2% share.
Current Web browsers weren't designed to easily and securely get content from multiple sources into one page. Discover how developers have stretched the available tools to fit the task and how doing so has put strain on the resulting applications with respect to security and scalability. Also, learn about several browser improvements being proposed to remedy the situation and how to become part of the conversation.
A hackergotchi is a picture of a person's head that's used as an avatar for identification on a blog. Any region below the neck is cut out, as are any portions of the picture that don't include the head. You can create a hackergotchi easily with a digital camera and the GIMP.
The Minitel, a French government-sponsored minicomputer that was wired into 14 million French homes at its peak in the mid-1990s, had a limited service offering, a black-and-white screen and slow connection speeds that doomed it to near-extinction in the face of the Internet. Now, a French Internet service provider, Neuf Cegetel, has taken inspiration from the Minitel to develop a computer based on a similar low-cost model, aimed at people who are unable or unwilling to buy a computer. In a gesture to high-technology enthusiasts, however, the system uses the open-source software beloved by many engineers and programmers.
How to install OTRS (Open source Ticket Request System) in Debian
Galternatives - Graphical setup tool for Alternatives Configuration in Ubuntu
The Free Software Foundation has released the second draft of version 3 of the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL). In addition to general editing, the new draft ties the LGPL more closely to the GNU General Public License (GPL), introduces the concept of a "linked version," and adds a new option for distributing combined works.
A fairly detailed article entitled"VistA Electronic Health Record (EHR) System: The Market Today and Tomorrow" was recently published in Virtual Medical Worlds. See the articlehere.
South African state power utility Eskom backs open software as it sponsors a new open source centre under the Joburg Centre for Software Engineering.
One Linux Advocate, finally tiring of his friends "helping" him, issues a challenge. "You think I'm missing out by not running Windows Vista?" "You say it's superior even though one nanobyte of Linux code has never touched your hard drive?" "OK, I'll try it...but one one or two conditions..."
The Meraka Institute has been appointed the official South African affiliate for the Linux Professional Institute, ending months of speculation after the Shuttleworth Foundation ended its relationship with the LPI.
Company will provide and support certified SuSE Linux Desktop 10 operating system on its x64 workstations.
MontaVista Software of California has cut the size of and improved real-time support in its embedded Linux operating system. Called Pro 5, “it has 3Mbyte flash memory requirement”, product director Patrick MacCartee told EW. “Version 4.0 needed 12Mbyte.” Based on open source components, this is “the first embedded OS to provide integration of the latest real-time patches from Ingo Molnar, a leading contributor to Linux kernel development,” said MontaVista. “These patches will provide enhanced user space options in real-time.”
This tutorial shows how you can install and configure Beryl on an Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) desktop with an ATI Radeon graphic card. With Beryl, you can make your desktop use beautiful 3D effects. We will use the open-source ATI driver that comes with Ubuntu plus AIGLX to achieve this; the other way to do this would be to use the closed-source ATI driver together with XGL which seems to be a bit unstable.
On March 14th VirtualBox 1.3.8 was released, this is a Virtualization software Like VMWare but this one is open source.