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The secret to Web 2.0 success

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.

Second KOffice Sprint in Berlin Focuses on Release, Polish

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.

ASUS GeForce 8600GT 256MB On Linux

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.

“Linux losing market share!” - Not so fast! *updated*

  • HackFUD; By KC (Posted by itron on Oct 29, 2007 10:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: 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.

3's Skype phone is go

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.

AntiX "Lysistrata", 7.0 Version Released

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

Hyperic charges after disgruntled Ubuntu upgraders

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.

A Call To Accountability

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.

Open source workshop at AMIA 2007

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.

Designing software for testability

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.

Tips and tricks: What are access privileges and how can I set them?

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 Core 2 Extreme Quad-Core QX9650

. . . 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.

Enhancing Konqueror with service menus

  • developer.kde.org; By Ian MacGregor (Posted by ardchoille42 on Oct 29, 2007 3:25 PM EDT)
  • Groups: KDE; Story Type: News Story
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.

Live license-friendly with liblicense

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.

Intel's OLPC-killer heads for Vietnamese retailers

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.

Use method-based security to protect Java class instances

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.

Saxnet introduces mesh networking router based on x86 arch., Linux Bios inside and Debian GNU/Linux

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.

Book Review: SugarCRM Developer’s Manual

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.

Listening to and recording audio and video streams with MPlayer

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.

Review: Freespire 2.0: Better than you might expect

  • DesktopLinux.com; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Oct 29, 2007 8:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
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.

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