The funny thing about those telling developers it's a new way of thinking and to "give everything away" or to "build it and they shall come" are often those making their cash using tried and tested ways of working.
This weekend, ten KOffice hackers congregated once again in the hospitable Berlin KDAB headquarters. KOffice has come a long way in six months: all the groundwork has been laid for the new version, KOffice 2.0. From Krita to KPresenter, KWord to KSpread, KChart to Karbon, KPlato to Kexi, and from KFormula to Kivio, the big underlying frameworks are ready. This meeting was called to decide on common look & feel issues and a release plan and schedule.
Earlier this month we looked at the ASUS P5E3 Deluxe WiFi motherboard, which featured a new technology called Express Gate that was an instant-on Linux-based desktop environment that supported a web browser and the Skype VoIP client. This motherboard also featured integrated 802.11n wireless, Intel's X38 Chipset, and a variety of ASUS AI features. However, ASUS innovations are not limited to their motherboards but certainly extend to their wide graphics card selection as well. The EN8600GT OC GEAR/HTDP/256M graphics card is based upon NVIDIA's GeForce 8600GT GPU with ASUS OC Gear. OC Gear? This is the world's first hardware-based real-time overclocking device. The PCI Express graphics card ships with a controller device that can be installed into a 5.25" drive bay and via USB, it's able to overclock the graphics card with a turn of a dial. In this review today we'll tell you how well the ASUS EN8600GT OC Gear graphics card works under Linux.
So the latest IDC quarterly server report is saying that shipments of servers with Linux on them are on a downturn, compared to shipments of servers with Windows Server on them. Game over, Linux, you are defeated.
Internet-gentile mobile operator 3 finally released full details of its new Skype handset at an event in London today. Early adopters can expect free calls, but no guarantees of reliability.
Morgantown, WV, US and Thessaloniki, Greece, Oct 29, 2007 -- MEPIS has announced the "Lysistrata" release of antiX, a lightweight derivative of SimplyMEPIS 7.0. AntiX is built and maintained by MEPIS community member anticapitalista, as a free version of MEPIS for very old 32 bit PC hardware. The antiX web site is at antix.mepis.org and an antiX forum is hosted at http://www.mepislovers.org
Comment Canonical's release of a fresh version of Ubuntu has been met with plenty of grumbles. And now we find some other open source players trying to cash in on Ubuntu's issues.
The "please" is not a request...it is a hard, gloved hand pointing in the direction of those we have chosen to do our bidding. Call them politicians, panderers or power-brokers...they all have a responsibility to you and I and it's time we reminded them of those responsibilities. It's we that dictate to them our wishes and desires. Somehow we have gotten our roles switched around.
A group of open source enthusiasts and professionals from various organizations in the academia and industry are presenting a workshop at the AMIA Symposium this November (Nov 10, 2007). The topic is"Open source tools and applications in medical informatics". We invite all those interested in using, contributing or collaborating to open source to attend.
The subject of testing seems to be in the air at the moment - Matt Stephens recently discussed it in his "Agile" column entitled "Don't unit test GUIs". This month in the Java column we are also going to look at testing, but this time from the viewpoint of design.
Privileges define the access level of the user, or what operations the user is allowed to do and the sections of the Command Center which the user is allowed to see. Every person entry in Command Center has some sort of privileges set.
. . . Intel Intel let the reviews go today on the new Intel Core 2 Extreme Quad-Core QX9650 processor. This processor is based on Intel's new 45nm manufacturing process and is the new big kid on the block.
Konqueror is an advanced file manager for the K Desktop Environment, providing file management functions ranging from simple cut/copy and paste operations to advanced local and remote network file browsing. Konqueror's default setup is a good balance between usability and user-friendliness. However, the usability factor can be enhanced by the use of service menus.
Creative Commons (CC) cares about licensing. It has drafted and shared its own suite of licenses for artistic works catering to a wide range of needs, advocated license awareness, and contributed to projects that make both finding and publishing CC-licensed works simpler. Now it is seeking to make licensing enlightenment an everyday part of desktop computer usage with liblicense.
An ultra-low-cost laptop for children will be soon be available for purchase in computer stores in Vietnam. The "Hacao Classmate PC" is based on Intel's Classmate PC design, and will come pre-installed with Hacao Linux, a Vietnamese-language Linux distribution based on Puppy Linux.
Learn why you need to secure access to your Java classes, how Spring creates and secures instances of your Java classes, and how to configure Acegi to incorporate class security in your Java applications.
The Saxnet product is called Meshnode III, a Linux-based Wireles Mesh router that features a full, x86-based PC system inside a compact housing. Meshnode III based on Debian GNU/Linux and LinuxBIOS.
The following is a review of the book SugarCRM Developer’s Manual: Customize and extend SugarCRM by Dr. Mark Alexander Bain. The book's publisher is Packt Publishing.
Most streaming audio and video on the Internet is disseminated in proprietary formats such as RM, RAM, WMV, and ASF. Fortunately, the open source application MPlayer can play and even record streams in almost any format.
When I downloaded Freespire 2.03 for review, I wasn't sure what I was going to get. The company behind it, Linspire, was in disarray, it had shifted from Debian to Ubuntu for its foundation, and the development of its key feature—CNR (Click 'N Run) download and install—seemed to have stalled out.