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Cuba to Participate in Latin American Festival of Free Software

  • Cuban News Agency (Posted by tadelste on Mar 25, 2006 6:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Havana, March 24 (ACN) Cuba will join other Latin American nations in a simultaneously held festival on Saturday aimed at promoting the use of free software programs; these are seen as alternatives to commercially marketed programs such as the costly Windows operating system.

The event, known as FLISOL, has been organized in Cuba by the Young Peoples Computer Club network, and will take place in community computer centers in each of the nation’s provincial capitals.

Novell shows off Linux advances, declares now 'we are wide open'

Novell speakers mixed football metaphors with a flurry of technical demos of their latest Linux offerings Friday to drive home its commitment to "open source" software development.

LiveCD Linux distro supports traditional Chinese

  • DesktopLinux.com (Posted by tadelste on Mar 25, 2006 3:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Taiwan's B2D Project this week released a new Knoppix-based Linux distribution that includes both KDE (3.5.1) and GNOME (2.12) on a single liveCD. B2D is a Debian-based Linux distribution with user environment and read/write support for traditional Chinese, the project said.

Red Hat Opens its Knowledge Base to the Public

You used to have to login to access the Red Hat Knowledge Base. As of today, it's open to the public. Just click on the link below to have questions such as the following answered...

Website helps users locate Debian-based apps

A new website, devoted to making it easier for users of Ubuntu and other Debian-based Linux distributions to find application software, has just launched. Month-old LinuxAppFinder.com is ready for action, and is busily adding new apps and new features.

Pie Box Enterprise Linux gets rev'd

Update 7 of Pie Box Enterprise Linux 3. The GNOME-based Linux desktop is aimed at users who need a stable OS with a long lifespan but don't want an expensive bundled support contract ...

Pie Box Linux is derived from open-source software with only four packages modified in order to replace trademarks and logos with its own. Key standard features of Pie Box Enterprise Linux 3 include the Linux 2.4 kernel, GNOME, Apache 2, Samba 3, and Logical Volume Manager, the company said.

Open-xchange Inc. Announces Open Source Collaboration Virtual

Here we go again. The Open-xchange group trying to convince everyone their part of the community by doing something with Debian. These people need a reality check.

Again, OSI enforce your definition or disband.

Wind River Launches Multicore Device Software Initiative to Proliferate Adoption of Multiprocessing in Devices

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Mar 25, 2006 11:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Company Partners With ARM, Broadcom and Freescale to Outline Strategic DSO Initiative to Enable Unparalleled Multicore Performance Gains Within the Device Industry

SLAX 5.0.8 Screenshot Tour

DistroWatch reports - It's my pleasure to let you know that SLAX 5.0.8 has been released. All users are strongly encouraged to upgrade, because all new modules created from now are not readable in older SLAX releases. What's new? The long-awaited SLAX Server Edition is finally available; all other editions are updated too; 2.6.16 Linux kernel; fixed bug in mounting of DOS partitions (long file names work now); the 'uselivemod' and 'configsave' features work again. OSDir had a look at the latest SLAX release in their recent Screenshot Tour.

Ajaxwrite: Latest Browser-Based Word Processor

Perhaps the first serious attempt to use a web application in place of a local, monolith office. This experiment does not require remote document storage, however, that is touted as an advantage. Moreover, the set is supposed to allow collaboration with several users writing the same document. [Not sure all these points are made in the editorial.]

Report: New SUSE Linux Features New Interface, More Mono Apps

While Novell conducts video-enabled usability tests of new GUIs, the company's partners are implementing Mono, a cross-platform development environment built into the new SUSE Linux 10, along with other tools to create applications and hardware drivers for current and future editions of Novell's Linux desktop.

How to simulate a slow network

I think it is time to reveal a nifty little tool that I like to simulate a slow network connection, even without a network. It is called "tc" (think "traffic control") and is present on every modern Linux system. It is part of the "iproute" or "iproute2" package. tc lets you simulate (amongst other things) latency. We all know how network latency of even the slightest degree kills off every amount of remote X11 usability. Even if you throw multi-Megabits of bandwidth towards it, that will never compensate -- because it is just the wrong cure for an illness that consists of many thousand roundtrips undertaken by minuscule packets.

FreedomHEC to help Windows developers learn Linux

After Microsoft hardware developers get done with the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference in May, Linux developers will be standing by to bring them into the free software fold at the FreedomHEC conference.

Making the jump to Linux: Six frustrations

I am a high school science teacher who is attempting to make the jump to Linux. A few months ago I made a some changes to my desktop PC, and had to re-register my Windows XP installation. This infuriated me -- and my quest for a suitable Linux replacement began. I'm now a bona fide Linux user, but that doesn't mean I'm completely happy.

New IE Exploits Create Security Scramble

  • InternetNews.com; By Ed Sutherland (Posted by tadelste on Mar 25, 2006 6:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Attackers and security experts are in a race against time, as new, more dangerous, Internet Explorer exploits are made public. The latest, found by researchers this morning, reportedly overcomes a fix released yesterday by Microsoft.

Can you fix it?

It is time to fix your distro. Distributors of GNU/Linux systems do an incredible amount of work. If you're not convinced of that, try putting together a complete system from parts gathered all over the Internet. The trouble is that these distributors must satisfy a very large range of users. They cannot narrowly target one group without discouraging all others. That's where you come in.

Sun Further Embraces the GPL

As promised at last month's Open Source Business Conference Sun Microsystems Tuesday made good on its plans to release the UltraSPARC T1 processor design under the GNU General Public License.

Oklahoma city threatens to call FBI over 'renegade' Linux maker

  • theregister.co.uk; By Ashlee Vance (Posted by henke54 on Mar 25, 2006 4:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
This tale kicked off yesterday when Tuttle's city manager Jerry Taylor fired off an angry message to the CentOS staff. Taylor had popped onto the city's web site and found the standard Apache server configuration boilerplate that appears with a new web server installation. Taylor seemed to confuse this with a potential hack attack on the bustling town's IT infrastructure.

Use the source

  • The Independent; By Robert Wolfington (Posted by grouch on Mar 25, 2006 4:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
“What most people want from open source is support, they want someone to help them,” said Katley. “There are a lot of people out there that have the skills and talent to help them.”

Downtime for some debian.org machines (people, db, buildd, etc.)

This Saturday (2006-03-25) between 13:00 - 21:00 UTC, the debian.org machines hosted by HP are going down due to maintenance in their cage on the power systems.

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