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Suddenly, every application on the desktop seems to be adding a blogging extension. Sun Microsystems' offering is the Sun Weblog Publisher (SWP) for StarOffice and OpenOffice.org. SWP is easy to install and start using, but the translation between the Writer word processor and the markup language used on blogging sites is not as smooth as it should be, and the options for uploading entries are more limited than they should be.
OpenLogic, Inc., a provider of enterprise open source software solutions encompassing hundreds of open source packages, today announced a strategic partnership with CareBrains Inc., a leading Japanese provider of open source software application consulting, training, implementation, and support.
The future of Reiser4 was raised on the lkml, with the filesystem's creator, Hans Reiser, awaiting his May 7'th trial. Concerns that the filesystem wasn't being maintained were laid to rest when Andrew Morton stated, "the namesys engineers continue to maintain reiser4 and I continue to receive patches for it." He further added, "the namesys guys are responsive and play well with others." As to why the filesystem hasn't yet been merged into the 2.6 kernel, Andrew explained, "to get it unstuck we'd need a general push, get people looking at and testing the code, get the vendors to have a serious think about it, etc. We could do that - it'd require that the namesys people (and I) start making threatening noises about merging it, I guess." He then made joking reference to the recent debate regarding the new CPU schedulers, "or we could move all the reiser4 code into kernel/sched.c - that seems to get people fired up."
I made some progress -- and some discoveries -- today with my Xubuntu 7.04 Feisty installation on the Maxspeed Maxterm thin client. First of all, can we all agree that the GIMP, in its heaviness, doesn't really fit in with the Xubuntu philosophy of lighter apps for a lighter window manager?
bsc - graphical file manager with two panels
The PCLinuxOS Hardware Database collects user-submitted reports on the compatibility of various hardware with the PCLinuxOS distribution. Now its founder has announced a plan to begin a hardware certification program for personal computer manufacturers.
This guide will step you through the process of setting up a functional Cacti installation on CentOS 4.4 including the Plug-In Architecture, which will allow you to expand your monitoring solution.
Government of the West African nation is developing an open source policy and has already implemented free software for its parliamentary systems.
Some folks love life on the edge, so they run Debian Unstable, or the newest Ubuntu or Fedora releases. These are all wonderful Linux distributions, and under most circumstances are reliable enough. You'll run into weird dependency issues, or find out the hard way that the latest release of an application has a few problems, or that the distribution maintainers introduced entirely new applications that are chock-full of amusing surprises. For the most part they work well, but you never know when they're going to get bored and have a little fun at your expense.
Then there are the brave souls who dare to be dull and don't want surprises. They just want their systems to chug along and not need a lot of babysitting. For these fine folks there is CentOS Linux.
The latest release of Mambo, the popular open source content management system, sees the completion of the Mambo Language Manager. With this done, users and site administrators can translate pages easily.
Install Beryl with latest nvidia drivers in Ubuntu Feisty Fawn
The alternate licensing scheme for content, Creative Commons, still has a long way to go in South Africa. Government in particular is resistant to change, risking the loss of South Africa's culture, says iCommons head Heather Ford.
So what’s good about a monoculture, and why does Microsoft win so often when people make a decision about platforms? Largely because what the open source community sees as a strength, people trying to get a job done in the real world see as a weakness. We celebrate the diversity of choices available to solve a problem and call it freedom. IT managers and CIOs look at it and call it chaos, confusion and uncertainty.
The agreement calls to develop software that will make MySQL compatible with programs that run IBM's System i line of business computers, including IBM's i5 operating system DB2 database
[Not really about Linux, but still interesting. — Sander]
This guide shows you how to configure samba for Feisty Fawn enabling it to share files with windows machines, also includes a How To install swat, for GUI configuration of samba.
Here's the reviews and impressions of Ubuntu 7.04 so far.
This week on Open News the Open Solutions Alliance encourages interoperability, Micheal Dell uses Ubuntu at home, and Microsoft software for $3. All that plus your email right now on Open News.
On the day that support for Mozilla Firefox 1.5 was scheduled to end, an announcement has been posted on the Mozilla Developer News weblog stating that support for Firefox 1.5 has been extended until mid-May. Once support for Firefox 1.5 ends, no more 1.5.0.x security and stability updates will be released. The last such update was Firefox 22.214.171.124, which was made available on Tuesday 20th March this year. Users are strongly advised to upgrade to the latest Firefox 2 release, currently 126.96.36.199, as soon as possible.
Gelato 2.1 (NVIDIA’s final-frame rendering software) is out. Bryan Hoff tests the new features and goes under the hood to see what improvements have been made.
[100% closed source and not very exciting, but it's interesting to see that the Linux version of a major vendor's product is released well ahead of the Windows version. — Sander]
The Linux key retention service introduced with Linux 2.6 is a great new way to handle authentication, cryptography, cross-domain user mappings, and other security concerns for the Linux platform. Learn the components of the Linux key retention service
and get an understanding of its usage with a working sample application.
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