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Ubuntu Gutsy plans revealed

The Ubuntu team yesterday released details of plans for its next release, Ubuntu Gutsy. New features include a mobile edition, the latest version Gnome and KDE 4.0 and improved hardware support.

How-To: Solve Ubuntu Wireless Problems

  • OSWeekly.com; By Matt Hartley (Posted by gsh on Jun 20, 2007 12:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Ubuntu
Since starting on my quest for a flawless wireless support with Ubuntu Dapper, and then finally understanding the level of support to be expected with the Ubuntu distro itself, I've come to the following conclusions.

Venezuela launches open source PCs

Following up on their support for open source software and technological independence, the Venezuelan government launched the "Bolivarian Computer" earlier this month. Built locally, the computers come in four different models all of which run on Linux.

Firefox Extensions Waiting to Be Exploited

  • MadPenguin.org; By Matt Hartley (Posted by gsh on Jun 20, 2007 11:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Mozilla
Do you think you are safe with Firefox? In general, I would agree with you. But at the same time, I would also point out that there is a fairly sizable security concern that may be addressed, as effectively as some security experts might like. It's called the Firefox extension.

A New Adventure! Windows Mobile and Ubuntu Linux

  • pocketpcmag.com; By Ben Stanley (Posted by azerthoth on Jun 20, 2007 10:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups:
I was almost sure that there would be no way to synchronize my Windows Mobile Outlook information (contacts, tasks, schedule, etc.) with Ubuntu. But after a bit of tinkering this morning I'm amazed to report that I am able to synchronize with Ubuntu! [I've been wanting to do this myself, to date I have been doing file transfers via ftp with my pocketPC. Cant wait to try]

Setting Up A Subversion Repository Using Apache, With Auto Updatable Working Copy

  • HowtoForge; By Fahd Aziz (Posted by falko on Jun 20, 2007 9:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Subversion is a free/open-source version control system. That is, Subversion manages files and directories over time. A tree of files is placed into a central repository. The repository is much like an ordinary file server, except that it remembers every change ever made to your files and directories. This allows you to recover older versions of your data, or examine the history of how your data changed. In this regard, many people think of a version control system as a sort of time machine.

Linux in space

A Linux platform has been selected by Honeywell Aerospace for a space mission for the first time.

Review: Devices of the Soul

I'll let you in on a little secret. Reviewing technical books is relatively easy for me. A lot of it has to do with discovering the basic premise of the book, the intended audience, and what it's supposed to accomplish. From there, it's a matter of seeing whether or not the book actually hits its goals. Ok, ok, it's a little more involved than that, but that's the nuts and bolts of it. Reviewing Devices of the Soul was more like slowly climbing a mountain trail, trying to notice and record the subtle nuances of the journey and communicating the flavor and color of the experience. Talbott's effort made me want to write an essay, not a review.

[Not really FOSS related but still of interest I think. - Scott]

The day Dell refused to sell a computer

I had a surreal experience with Dell today. Wanting to support Dell in their decision to sell computers with Ubuntu installed, I decided to order one for our small, non-profit business. Stargely, they REFUSED MY MONEY because I was buying it to use for a business. What business model does that fall under?

Linux Foundation charts distros' future

  • DesktopLinux.com; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Jun 20, 2007 6:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Last week, more than 230 Linux leaders converged on Google's Mountain View, Calif. campus to discuss the most pressing issues for Linux, at the first-ever Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit. Today, the Linux Foundation released a statement summarizing the event's main accomplishments, and declared the event a success.

RT and email

I use RT as a problem-ticketing system (or at least, I encourage people to use it). Since I don’t manage my own mail server, I’ve been putting off the mail gateway part of this for a while, but finally got it working yesterday.

Network World names Zenoss Clear Choice for Network Management

Zenoss Core wins award for best open source network monitoring and management tool.

Mail applications vs. Web mail

  • Click; By Steven Rosenberg (Posted by Steven_Rosenber on Jun 20, 2007 4:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: ; Groups: Linux
For some reason, testing and using Linux got me interested in trying to read and manage my e-mail with traditional mail clients, even though it was contrary to my experience, habit and nature. From almost the first time I had access to Internet e-mail, I've sent and received it via an online interface, going all the way back to AOL.

Tiny, modular Linux system targets embedded apps

Canadian single-board computer (SBC) startup Virtual Cogs has started shipping its first product: a miniature, modular, embeddable, Linux-based computer. The VC21 is comprised of a Freescale i.MX21-powered processor module, along with a dozen stackable, "Cog"-branded daughterboards that add cameras, touchscreens, sound cards, and so on.

Barloworld builds on open source, Drupal

South Africa technology company, Barloworld CVT Technologies, switches to open source software and Drupal content management system to roll out online presence.

Open News Podcast Episode 17 Released

This week on Open News Linus Likes GPLv3 If Sun Does Too, MacOS Will Use ZFS ... No They Won't ... Yes They Will, and Ubuntu Does Not Negotiate With MS.

Six Key Porting Practices to Know

In this article, learn best practices for porting a JPEG compression application to the Cell/B.E. Synergistic Processor Engine (SPE), and see how to take advantage of the processor's unique architecture and avoid its shortcomings.

Create your own CA with TinyCA2 (Part 1)

  • The world of a penguin; By Magnus Runesson (Posted by magru on Jun 19, 2007 11:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
Certificates is the way to secure the access to your web site.TinyCA2 is a good tool that makes it easy to create your own CA structure and certificates. This article teach you how to.

Re: 32-bits, CLAM, and TAPESTREA

During the construction of my 64-bit box I collected enough spare parts to build another machine, one destined for a 32-bit Linux system. Last week I finally got that machine built and running with a sparkling new version of the Jacklab Audio Distribution (JAD). I've been using JAD in its alpha releases, but the new box is running the first beta version.

The Road to KDE 4: KDE PIM Libraries and Related Technologies

KDE has a number of sub-projects that have blossomed into enormous projects of their own. A number of them, such as KOffice, or KDE-Edu get a lot of press in the open source world, while the KDE PIM project has been quietly gaining corporate acceptance as a suitable enterprise suite. Today's feature are the libraries that power the KDE PIM project, and specifically, what changes have taken place since KDE 3.5.x, wherein the KDE PIM project is one of the most successful and stable components of KDE.

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