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KateOS 3.6 Beta Screenshots

As was outlined in a previous Phoronix article, we have been evaluating KateOS as a possible Linux distribution to append to our arsenal of OS compatibility tests. Recently KateOS 3.6 Beta was introduced and we have went over this distribution with a fine tooth comb. KateOS 3.6 Beta is a huge improvement for the KateOS team with the improvements to the LiveCD as well as for the installation process. Shipping with this beta is everything from to Xine, making it a viable desktop distribution powered by Xfce.

When is Linux suitable for you

  •; By ggarron (Posted by ggarron on Apr 25, 2007 10:58 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Analysis of some scenarios where you can use Linux, and when you can't, at least like the author says, for some more time, ... Just wait :)

Debian Project participates in Google's Summer of Code

The Debian project is proud that it has been accepted by Google as a mentor organization for this year's Summer of Code program, with nine tasks in total. Google will fund the students mentioned below to work full time on these tasks during their summer vacation, from May 28th to August 20th. They will be guided and evaluated during this time by active Debian developers.

DIM for Linux Clusters

Distributed Image Management (DIM) is a scalable image management tool that allows blades to run a Linux distribution over the network without a local disk; no modifications to the image are required. DIM allows for fast incremental maintenance of thousands of images in seconds. It also provides an XML file that describes the cluster network and naming taxonomy.

Do you really need Sun Weblog Publisher?

Suddenly, every application on the desktop seems to be adding a blogging extension. Sun Microsystems' offering is the Sun Weblog Publisher (SWP) for StarOffice and SWP is easy to install and start using, but the translation between the Writer word processor and the markup language used on blogging sites is not as smooth as it should be, and the options for uploading entries are more limited than they should be.

OpenLogic Expands in Japan With CareBrains Strategic Partnership

OpenLogic, Inc., a provider of enterprise open source software solutions encompassing hundreds of open source packages, today announced a strategic partnership with CareBrains Inc., a leading Japanese provider of open source software application consulting, training, implementation, and support.

Linux: Reiser4's Future

The future of Reiser4 was raised on the lkml, with the filesystem's creator, Hans Reiser, awaiting his May 7'th trial. Concerns that the filesystem wasn't being maintained were laid to rest when Andrew Morton stated, "the namesys engineers continue to maintain reiser4 and I continue to receive patches for it." He further added, "the namesys guys are responsive and play well with others." As to why the filesystem hasn't yet been merged into the 2.6 kernel, Andrew explained, "to get it unstuck we'd need a general push, get people looking at and testing the code, get the vendors to have a serious think about it, etc. We could do that - it'd require that the namesys people (and I) start making threatening noises about merging it, I guess." He then made joking reference to the recent debate regarding the new CPU schedulers, "or we could move all the reiser4 code into kernel/sched.c - that seems to get people fired up."

Getting Xubuntu Feisty to bend to my will

I made some progress -- and some discoveries -- today with my Xubuntu 7.04 Feisty installation on the Maxspeed Maxterm thin client. First of all, can we all agree that the GIMP, in its heaviness, doesn't really fit in with the Xubuntu philosophy of lighter apps for a lighter window manager?

bsc - graphical file manager with two panels

bsc - graphical file manager with two panels

PCLinuxOS launching hardware certification program

The PCLinuxOS Hardware Database collects user-submitted reports on the compatibility of various hardware with the PCLinuxOS distribution. Now its founder has announced a plan to begin a hardware certification program for personal computer manufacturers.

Cacti On CentOS 4.4 Including The Plug-In Architecture

This guide will step you through the process of setting up a functional Cacti installation on CentOS 4.4 including the Plug-In Architecture, which will allow you to expand your monitoring solution.

Ghana pursuing open source policy - Minister

Government of the West African nation is developing an open source policy and has already implemented free software for its parliamentary systems.

CentOS 5: Linux for Grownups

  • Enterprise Networking Planet; By Carla Schroder (Posted by tuxchick on Apr 25, 2007 2:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Some folks love life on the edge, so they run Debian Unstable, or the newest Ubuntu or Fedora releases. These are all wonderful Linux distributions, and under most circumstances are reliable enough. You'll run into weird dependency issues, or find out the hard way that the latest release of an application has a few problems, or that the distribution maintainers introduced entirely new applications that are chock-full of amusing surprises. For the most part they work well, but you never know when they're going to get bored and have a little fun at your expense.

Then there are the brave souls who dare to be dull and don't want surprises. They just want their systems to chug along and not need a lot of babysitting. For these fine folks there is CentOS Linux.

Latest Mambo release fully translatable

The latest release of Mambo, the popular open source content management system, sees the completion of the Mambo Language Manager. With this done, users and site administrators can translate pages easily.

Install Beryl with latest nvidia drivers in Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

  • (Posted by gg234 on Apr 25, 2007 1:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
Install Beryl with latest nvidia drivers in Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

Preaching to the unconverted

The alternate licensing scheme for content, Creative Commons, still has a long way to go in South Africa. Government in particular is resistant to change, risking the loss of South Africa's culture, says iCommons head Heather Ford.

The Virtues of Monoculture

So what’s good about a monoculture, and why does Microsoft win so often when people make a decision about platforms? Largely because what the open source community sees as a strength, people trying to get a job done in the real world see as a weakness. We celebrate the diversity of choices available to solve a problem and call it freedom. IT managers and CIOs look at it and call it chaos, confusion and uncertainty.

IBM, MySQL team up on database software

The agreement calls to develop software that will make MySQL compatible with programs that run IBM's System i line of business computers, including IBM's i5 operating system DB2 database

[Not really about Linux, but still interesting. — Sander]

Sharing files between Feisty Fawn and Windows

This guide shows you how to configure samba for Feisty Fawn enabling it to share files with windows machines, also includes a How To install swat, for GUI configuration of samba.

Ubuntu 7.04 reviews and impressions

  •; By Christian Pfeiffer Jensen (Posted by cj2003 on Apr 25, 2007 9:37 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu
Here's the reviews and impressions of Ubuntu 7.04 so far.

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