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Another Champion for Linux is found in China

Beijing Linux User Group had a great meeting tonight. We were introduced to Dr. Zhang Fu Xin, Vice Researcher for the Institute of Computing Technology (ICT) and CEO for Lemote. Lemote is one of many emerging Chinese OEMs that are beginning to produce original concepts in hardware design and architecture.

Mandriva Linux 2007.1 Beta 1 Screenshots

Since the death of Mandrake we have only used Mandriva Linux once or twice a year, but with the first beta now out for 2007.1 we decided to give it another go. New in Mandriva Linux 2007.1 is GNOME 2.17, Firefox 2.0, and much more. There are some pretty nifty features found inside Mandriva Linux 2007.1 Beta 1, and it does look as if it will be a hopeful year for this distribution.

More FileMaker 9 details emerge ahead of release

Everyone's favorite visual database software, FileMaker, is getting revamped for its 9.0 release. Now, we haven't heard too much out of FileMaker over the years; it seems to be slowly chugging along, making money for Apple (FileMaker is a subsidiary) and frustrating users, however FileMaker 9 will include some promising changes. ThinkSecret has a full list of all the rumors, tidbits, and possible features, but there are a few things that piqued my interest.

People Behind KDE: Inge Wallin

For the next interview in the fortnightly People Behind KDE series we travel north to Sweden to meet a developer and promotion guru who is charting a course toward success, someone who should not be crossed in a dojo - tonight's star of People Behind KDE is Inge Wallin.

Red Hat endorses KVM virtualization

The company's next Fedora Linux will include the new approach to carving Linux systems into multiple virtual machines.

Master Boot Record Guided Tour

This article explores the Linux boot process from the initial bootstrap to the start of the first user-space application. Along the way, learn about other boot-related topics such as the boot loaders, kernel decompression, and the initial RAM disk. Also take a look at a scheduled chat about the Linux desktop and how it is evolving, including improvements in application interoperability, and desktop graphics.

System management suite bridges Linux, Unix, Windows

Xandros today introduced a new software suite for IT administrators that enables Windows-to-Linux server and desktop integration and management, and deployment of systems that mix Linux, Unix, and Windows platforms, according to the company.

Using 'ls' and 'xargs' to manage large numbers of files

What do you do when you have 90,000 old files to delete in a single directory? Or maybe you've only got 30,000 old log files from the last year that you want to get rid of. You can forget about using just 'rm', because that's just too many files for it to handle at once.

New Open Solutions Alliance Formed

Ten leading companies today announced the formation of the Open Solutions Alliance (OSA), a nonprofit, vendor-neutral consortium dedicated to driving adoption of comprehensive open source business solutions. Among its activities, the OSA will work with open source ISVs, systems integrators, and the broader open source community to improve interoperability among software products, resulting in integrated and rapidly deployable solutions for business users.

Asian Countries Making the Switch to Open Source

Indonesian Information Technology and Communications Director General Cahyana Ahmadijaya said the important thing in switching to OSS are efforts to change illegal software users into legal ones. "With a development in OSS, people can choose between expensive and free proprietary software, both of which are legal. So, the important thing is that OSS would be a smart choice," he said.

GoboLinux's recipe for delicious package management

GoboLinux is a unique distribution in many ways. It's built from scratch following the Linux From Scratch procedure and uses custom boot scripts, personalized directory structure, and a simple yet comprehensive source-based dependency-resolving package management system.

Single-core feature phone prototype runs Linux

Infineon, Comneon, and FSMLabs demonstrated a working prototype of a single-core mobile phone, making real calls on an Edge network, at the 3GSM World Congress this week in Barcelona. The partners claim their MP-Elite phone to be the first at its price point to run Linux.

Enable WPA Wireless access point in Ubuntu

Enable WPA Wireless access point in Ubuntu

Microsoft and Iowa dream up settlement

Microsoft has settled a lawsuit alleging it exploited its dominant position to overcharge Iowa state consumers $453m in the last 12 years.

Photos, video showcase Access Linux Platform 1.0

Photos and a video of Access's just-launched Linux-based mobile phone operating system have been published by Spanish website PDAExpertos. The media, which show a development board and a prototype phone running ALP v1.0, were captured at this week's 3GSM mobile technology conference in Barcelona.

Mandriva One + Metisse - The Pefect Setup

Metisse is a window manager developped by the In Situ project. It is available under the GPL Licence. Mandriva Linux is using Metrisse in its latatest Live-CD. Metisse differs from a classic 3D desktop ("the cube") in the way that it offers innovative windows interactions, thus enforcing work efficiency.

New open source advocacy group announced

Ten well-known companies within the open source community have pooled their resources to form an advocacy group designed for companies to adopt open source solutions for their business needs. While at first blush, the Open Source Alliance (OSA) may resemble similar advocacy groups, OSA says they plan to take up where others have left off.

Filesystem encryption in mixed environments with TrueCrypt

If you want to encrypt your sensitive files so that no one can access them without your personal password or decryption key, you have several options. But if you want a free, cross-platform, open source encryption application, try TrueCrypt.

IBM updates Power server, Linux marketing

IBM plans to announce an updated Power5+ server Wednesday, along with an effort to woo Linux customers to use it.

New OSA Group Takes Alternative Tack On Linux/Windows Interoperability

At IDG's LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Summit today, ten enterprise open source players will launch the Open Solutions Alliance (OSA), a group that will bring together developers, systems integrators (SIs), and quite possibly Linux operating system (OS) vendors in a drive to further the commercial success of open source applications through better interoperability across Linux, Windows, and other environments.

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