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Free software and world peace

  • Free Software Magazine; By Terry Hancock (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Oct 29, 2006 4:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Somebody recently noted that, what with all the bombing and killing and tyrannical madness going on in the world, how can we waste all this time talking about free software? Surely there's more important stuff to worry about? Well, they’re absolutely right that there are bigger problems in the world. When I get a chance to do something more direct about it, I plan to. So far, it looks like voting is about it, though.

A vision of a new digital world

It is almost a common knowledge that Bill Gates had a certain vision when he co-founded Microsoft: a computer in every home that can be easily operated. Pity that this vision seemed to have had a hidden implication that every of these computers would have to run Microsoft's operating system. Nevertheless, the vision of widespread and pretty much ubiquitous digital empowerment is largely coming true.

Ubuntu 6.10 Goes Live

While most operating system vendors struggle to meet their target delivery dates, Canonical is working hard at keeping its promises. Ubuntu this week released the latest version of its latest Linux distribution, code-named the Edgy Eft, and officially called Ubuntu 6.10. The release follows the last Ubuntu release, Dapper Drake, by only four months.

Why Opera isn’t planning to go open source

  • Computerworld New Zealand; By Neil McAllister (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Oct 29, 2006 10:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Suppose there was a software category so ubiquitous that virtually everyone used it and anyone could get the software for free. Suppose, also, that the software was highly standards-based, so much so that it did not require any patented or proprietary technologies to work. That software would be a perfect candidate for open source, right?

Pushing Firefox to the Limit

Sure, you can use the plain vanilla Firefox, but even though Firefox is already a gazillion times easier to use than IE, not to mention more reliable, adding selected extensions increases its power and adds functionality that you didn't even realize you wanted. In my opinion, Firefox extensions are awesome.

Oracle's Red Hat salvo falls short of mark

The database giant has yet to prove its Linux credibility, and may not even be such an attractive choice for support, according to customers and observers

The Perfect Setup - Ubuntu 6.10 Server (Edgy Eft)

This is a detailed description about how to set up a Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft) based server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, DNS server, FTP server, MySQL server, POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.

Dirk Dashing: Secret Agent released for Linux

My Game Company is pleased to announce the release of Dirk Dashing: Secret Agent 1.0 for Linux!

AMD completes ATI merger, plans fusion of CPU and GPU

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. plans to make chips integrating its x86 with a graphics processor on a single piece of silicon by early 2009. The announcement came as AMD completed its $5.4 billion merger with graphics chip manufacturer ATI Technologies Inc. on Wednesday. 

With Free Software, You Get What You Pay For

If you rely on free virus protection programs to protect that stuff, you could end up with a false sense of security.

[She has to talking about 'Freeware', she has to be.., Local FUD. - Scott]

OpenBSD/vax on SIMH

It is very easy to install OpenBSD/vax on the SIMH VAX simulator. All you need is a reasonably fast machine, enough disk space for a 1.5GB disk image and the floppy39.fs from your CD-ROM set. Assuming you're going to run SIMH on an OpenBSD system, install the emulators/simh package from ports.

Wine 0.9.24 Has Been Released

Another step towards the 1.0 release of Wine has been done. Wine 0.9.24 has been released today. Wine is a compatibility layer to run Windows programs on GNU/Linux.

Xubuntu 6.10 released

The Xubuntu community is happy to announce the release of Xubuntu 6.10, codenamed "Edgy Eft". This release includes both installable Desktop CDs and alternate text-mode installation CDs for several architectures.

The Linux Action Show! - Episode 19 - MP3

We talk about 10 million One Laptop Per-Child units, the next version of Beagle Desktop search is out, and it has some cool features, Adobe releases a beta of Flash 9, LaCie hooks us up with LightScribe support for our burners, and Yellow Dog Linux is going to rock the PS3.

Open Source Firm SourceLabs Raises $7 million Series B Investment

SourceLabs announced that it has secured a $7 million Series B investment from Madrona Venture Group, Ignition Partners, and Index Ventures. The company will use the additional funds to fuel the growth of its core business of providing enterprises with solutions that realize the tremendous cost savings and flexibility of open source infrastructure software in a low-risk manner.

Week in videos: CEOs aplenty

Between Steve Ballmer, John Chambers and Larry Ellison, chief executives stole the video show this week.

Linux Usage on the Rise in Large Companies

Linux usage in the servers of large companies is continuing to rise. 73% of enterprise companies are running Linux on at least some of their servers. Just six months ago that figure was 67% and a year ago it was 65%, as per Evans Data Corp's latest Enterprise Development Issues Survey...

A brief look at a couple of new features in Firefox 2.0

  • linuxhelp.blogspot.com; By Ravi (Posted by dsTst on Oct 28, 2006 12:02 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Community
This article gives a visual explanation of some of the new features found in Firefox ver 2.0. It also describes a sure shot way of installing Firefox on any Linux distribution.

OpenSUSE 10.2 Beta 1 Screenshot Walkthrough

The first beta of openSUSE 10.2 is now ready for testing: "I'm glad to announce the first beta of openSUSE 10.2, code name 'Basilisk Lizard'. openSUSE 10.2 Beta1 contains a large number of enhancements and updates done by the open source community and Novell's development teams. I'd like to point out especially the following , KDE 3.5.5, X.Org 7.2 RC; both KDE and GNOME feature improved start menus; improved desktop effects (Compiz 0.2); OpenOffice.org 2.0.4; numerous improvements to our package manager stack, including a new update notification applet and a console application called zypper...."

Red Hat applauds ISV partner ecosystem 'record' growth

Open source software giant Red Hat has claimed its ISV partner ecosystem has experienced ‘record’ growth in the past six months. The firm, which earlier this year announced plans to shift to a 70 per cent indirect model in Europe (CRN, 10 April), said the numbers of certified ISV partners have increased by 122 per cent in the past six months.

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