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As of today, and forever forward, Movable Type is open source. This means you can freely modify, redistribute, and use Movable Type for any purpose you choose. Just want the details and downloads? Skip to the bottom. But you might like the story of how we got here.
Unless you buy your hardware from Chen's Backyard Bamboo and Computer Emporium, you can go cheap on software. Not long ago it used to cost the equivalent of an African country's GDP to buy a computer.
A new Linux community is now available online: MailRadar, the email community.
The Open Solutions Alliance says more open-source projects need to be built with good interoperability hooks. While commercial open-source solutions are being broadly adopted, there are obstacles slowing that adoption, particularly around interoperability, the Open Solutions Alliance has found.
One man called it a "God Moment" I'm not kidding...others in attendance can attest to this. He had bought a laptop for a hundred bucks from a friend. It is an old pentium II and a "friend" of his was going to charge him $300.00 to put Windows on it and get it up and running. Here is where he believes God intervened. While he had possessed the laptop for two months, he had taken it out of his car and put it in his bedroom and fairly well forgotten about it. For some reason, he stuck it in his car that morning when he left the house. Even he cannot say why he did...he just thought he might find someone to fix it. Consider it fixed.
About three years ago we had a look at how Gambas speeds database development. Now that Gambas 2.0 is being prepared for release, it's time to see what the new version can do now. One cool feature is its ability to create a chart.
Interoperability between open source applications remains the final frontier in the enterprise, and the Open Solutions Alliance was set up to address this issue. Its President, Dominic Sartorio, explains the origins of the group, its aims, how it functions and what future developments he sees for both the Open Solutions Alliance, and open source in enterprises.
The Linux Phone Standards Forum has released its first complete set of specifications for mobile Linux. Comprising members such as France Telecom, Texas Instruments, ARM, and Freescale, the Lips Forum is only one of several major industry consortia that want to use Linux on handsets in a relatively unified way. Open-source-based technology already powers many consumer mobiles, but there is no agreement on a single standard that suppliers can use.
Mandriva is the only Linux maker that offers a version of its distribution packaged with and designed to run off a USB stick. True, you can install virtually any Linux distro onto an external USB device, but Mandriva Flash 2008 offers you a complete solution, including a USB stick with pre-installed version of Mandriva Linux and a CD containing a few useful tools. It's a worthwhile package, though not without room for improvement.
The TuxMobil project covers all aspects concerning Linux on laptops and notebooks. The number of free guides and how-to's has more than doubled in less than three years, and more than 7,000 links to Linux laptop and notebook installation and configuration guides are now listed at TuxMobil.
Access has announced a potentially enormous win in Japan for its Linux-based software stack for phones and other mobile devices. The deal could see the Access Linux Platform (ALP) serving as a common OS platform for NEC, Panasonic, and Esteemo phones sold by NTT DoCoMo and other mobile carriers.
Firefox is a great browser, but you already knew that, right? Firefox's keywords facility can be used for a neat search trick. It is best used for a directed search engine that digs specific data-for example, a Bugzilla search, IMDb search, LXR search or Marcel/wine [url=searchhttp://www.wine-searcher.com,]searchhttp://www.wine-searcher.com,[/url] and so on.
I am looking at a micro Linux distribution today called GoblinX 2.6. This distribution is a Live CD that loaded fast and was very stable. Hope you enjoy the movie.
The KDE team has announced the release of the KDE 4 RC 2. According to the announcement, most of what is left to be done is bug fixing along with finishing some artwork and a few other tweaks.
The latest version of OpenOffice.org is now available using a browser with a single click of a mouse, with no download or installation process ('no install') of the productivity suite required. This new service by Ulteo offers many benefits for users of the productivity suite, and has been well received by early beta users across Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems.
Although China's Linux market as a whole doubled from 2003 to 2006 to $20 million per year, sales of Linux desktop software grew more slowly. In fact, the market share of Linux desktop software in China dropped from 16% to 12% in the same period. But according to CCID Consulting, sales of Linux desktop software increased 25.1% in the third quarter of this year, catching up with the quick growth of China's Linux industry as a whole. Several new developments have added fuel to the growth.
In the last eight months, the islands of Andaman and Nicobar have witnessed tremendous development in the IT sector, especially in the case of open source and Linux. Those I call the “IT people of Andaman” have been reluctant to implement and explore the benefits of open source software in the past. Some still are. But the growing popularity of Linux within India is amazing.
Time for The VAR Guy to stir up a little controversy, this time in the Linux desktop market. He thinks a small desktop setback at Red Hat could lead to more PC momentum for Ubuntu Linux. Here’s the scoop.
The year is winding down and while we have a lot to look forward to next year, what were the greatest Linux innovations of this year? This year at Phoronix, we have published over 325 articles, with most of them being Linux hardware and graphics reviews, and that is in addition to over 700 original news entries. After spending much time in considering what the "best" and most substantial Linux gains over the year have been, we have comprised a list of what we believe are the greatest Linux innovations of 2007 along with our reasoning behind these decisions.
Red Hat hopes to stand out from other vendors offering Eclipse-based Java tools by not discriminating between "free" and "useful" when it comes to features in its JBoss Developer Studio, released this week.
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