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Red Hat Global Desktop to appear in November

When Red Hat announced its upcoming Linux desktop at its annual summit in May, the company predicted the Red Hat Global Desktop would be out by September. Now, delayed a bit, the new desktop Linux will be appearing in November, company executives are saying.

How to log into Xserver using another user without login out

xnest, is a powerful utility that lets you log in a nested X session while still logged in the original one, useful to test KDE while still logged on Gnome or any other use you may find to it.

The sub-1k SOHO network

Times are changing. Today, you should think small to really think big. To avoid the greenhouse effect, you could start thinking about devices which take less power, for instance, with the additional plus that it would save on your current bill of course. And these days, thanks to the efforts of great open source minds and a handful of clever hardware manufacturers, you can set up a complete home and small office network, together with external web hosting and a real in-house DMZ (de-militarized zone) for less than $ (or €) 1,000.-

New CrossOver Linux improves Windows apps support

  •; By Steven J. Vaughan Nichols (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Oct 13, 2007 4:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Who says you have to give up all your Windows programs to use Linux? Not CodeWeavers, with its latest version of CrossOver Linux 6.2. With this new version of CrossOver Linux, you can run more Windows programs on Linux than ever and such Windows mainstays as Microsoft Office--from 97 to 2003--Internet Explorer 6, and Quicken run better than ever. Even programs like Adobe Photoshop are coming along. At this point, I'd recommend that only people who are interested in helping to debug Photoshop on Linux give it a try, but I can see Photoshop running well on Linux sometime soon.

Javalobby calls for Java port to OLPC

Rick Ross, founder of Javalobby, a popular site among Java developers, recently wrote an article about the One Laptop Per Child project and how cool it is. Ross also noted that OLPC does not appear on Sun Microsystems 2007 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, which outlines that company's social responsibility obligations. Ross thinks it's time to change that.

XML and Java technology: A return to basics

I think many things in XML are silly, misplaced, or downright wrong. However, I do think that if you choose to use XML, some basic ideas are essential to use it correctly; otherwise, why bother to use XML with Java in the first place?

Medsphere Wins 120-bed Los Angeles Hospital Business

Medsphere Systems Corporation, the leading commercial provider of open source-based electronic health record (EHR) systems and services, today announced an agreement to implement its OpenVista® EHR platform at Century City Doctors Hospital (CCDH) in Los Angeles. The 120-bed acute care facility, located in the west side business district adjacent to Beverly Hills, is implementing the OpenVista platform as part of an integrated information systems initiative established by the physician group that acquired, renovated, and opened the hospital in 2005.

BitNami releases easy to install phpBB and Mantis multiplatform software stacks

We’ve just released two new application stacks through our new project, Each stack we release combines an application with all its dependencies in a cross-platform installation package for ease of distribution and deployment. The goal of BitNami is to encourage the adoption of open source software by making it easier to install and configure.

Wine 0.9.47 Released

What's new to the Wine 0.9.47 release: A new scheme for OpenGL support in child windows, fixes for regression test failures, a Tahoma replacement font, lots of bug fixes.

How to touch-up portraits with GIMP

This tutorial explores a few simple techniques to improve a portrait using GIMP. In particular, you’ll see a couple of new features introduced in the new GIMP 2.4, the Healing Tool and the Red Eye Removal filter.

Mandriva 2008.0 rocks

Mandriva Linux 2008.0 comes in three editions. Mandriva One is a free single-CD live version that contains a choice of KDE or GNOME. It allows users to test their hardware and see how it looks before making any permanent changes to their hard drives. It includes an easy graphical installer. You can add software repositories to the software manager and customize it to your liking. This is a good choice for anyone who needs a live CD or those who aren't sure if they'd like to install Mandriva yet.

eBay using Tux as a symbol for Internet fraud

eBay Australia has a fraud awareness page and a related flash game, both of which feature a depiction of a fraudster as a balding, bespectacled man with Tux, the Linux mascot, prominently displayed on his shirt. The big question is: why? Why such a gratuitous smear against the Linux community? Is it something we said?

the_source Special Source 2 Released

On this special edition of the_source Aaron goes to Ohio Linuxfest. Interviews with Jon "Maddog" Hall, Joe Born (CEO - Neuros) and Max Spevack (Fedora Project Manager) and lot's more!

Ten Funny Quotes By Linus Torvalds

Ten funny quotations by Linus Torvalds collected from various sources all over the Web.

New Alien Arena 6.10 blows away its FPS competition

Today, COR Entertainment is scheduled to release version 6.10 of Alien Arena 2007, the popular free software, 3-D, first-person shooter built atop id Software's Quake II engine, which was released under the GPL in 2001. The new release of Alien Arena comes with seven new arenas, a better arsenal of weaponry, and a new game mode for one-on-one duels.

Latest and Greatest Solaris Xen 'drop'

  •; By Boris Derzhavets (Posted by dba477 on Oct 12, 2007 4:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Humor, Reviews; Groups: Sun, SUSE
I just have decided , that snapshots of the most recent posts at OpenSolaris Xen Discuss forum would be the best form of advertising regarding upcoming Solaris Xen Drop.

A simple task manager for

If you spend most of your time in, you might want to be able to manage to-do lists and tasks without leaving the comfort of the office suite. Since Writer doesn't have such a feature, you can create your own no-frills task tool and at the same time sharpen your OOoBasic skills. In a previous article, we covered how to build a handy basket tool. You can use the same techniques when creating a simple task manager. The one we'll build offers only three basic commands: add a task, view all tasks, and purge tasks.

The Perfect Desktop - Slackware 12

  • HowtoForge; By Brian Zadikow (Posted by falko on Oct 12, 2007 2:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Slackware
This tutorial shows how you can set up a Slackware 12 GNU/Linux desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktop.

GIMP tricks: Teeth whitening

  •; By Cakper (Posted by michux on Oct 12, 2007 1:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Here is another article of our “GIMP tricks” series. This time you are going to learn a simple trick: how to make your teeth look really white on a photograph. By the way, perhaps it’s the right time to visit a dentist?

OpenOffice won’t fork — for now

In spite of a bitter battle between Novell and Sun developers, OpenOffice won’t fork – at least for now. That’s the consensus among several OpenOffice developers who are locked in a bitter dispute with Sun over how the open source project is governed but who nevertheless agree that a fork would be the worst outcome for a project that has enough difficulty competing against Microsoft Office let alone Google Apps and other online services in the future.

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