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KDE 4.0-alpha1 Released:"Knut"

The KDE Community is happy to announce the immediate availability of the first alpha release of the KDE Desktop Environment, version 4.0. This release is a basis for the integration of powerful new technologies that will be included in KDE 4.

Extending OpenOffice.org: Must-have OpenOffice.org extensions

As with Firefox, you can add new features and extend OpenOffice.org's functionality by installing extensions. Here some of the most useful ones to try.

Developing Modules for Apache - The Apache Module Book

  • PCBurn.com; By Chris Bergeron (Posted by Inhibit on May 11, 2007 5:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
Need to program Apache modules from the ground up or figure out what someone else's module is doing behind the scenes? Help is now at hand. Find out if The Apache Modules Book is the definitive guide to both that you've been looking for.

Red Hat Summit 2007, Day 2: Red Hat Exchange and interesting presentations

In addition to the seven official tracks, this year's Red Hat Summit has an unofficial eighth track for the press. Day 2 saw two official announcements: Red Hat Exchange and a new partnership with Sybase. In addition to covering the press conferences, I had time to sit in on some interesting presentations.

Progeny's closure highlights problems of small FOSS companies

Founded by Ian Murdock and John H. Hartman in 2000, Progeny Linux Systems seemed for years like a modestly successful free and open source software (FOSS) company. Although it abandoned its original plans for revolutionizing networks, it survived the dot-com crash while many other companies had gone under, and its efforts to commercialize Debian were profitable after its first year and a half. By early 2005, Progeny had reinvented itself by offering update services and modular components for building specialized GNU/Linux distributions. Yet on April 30, Progeny ceased operations. What happened?

The Japanese government looks to go open source

The Japanese government wants to go open source, as a way to rely less on a single vendor IT software infrastructure. And plenty of vendors are lining up to help make this happen.

Is Dell Ready for the Linux Challenge?

  • MadPenguin.org; By Matt Hartley (Posted by gsh on May 11, 2007 1:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
Like Apple, Dell has a good handle on the hardware side of things. After all, they will be in full control when they are ready to release this round of Linux boxes. However, what has me concerned are some areas where they might not be ready for is the WiFi realm, most noticeably, WPA encryption.

Lazarus: Pascal and Delphi Rise Again

  • Linux Online; By Michael J. Jordan (Posted by h00pla on May 11, 2007 1:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
Some would say that after the demise of Borland's Kylix, Linux was left without a real rapid application development tool. They would say that if they've never used Lazarus, Linux's own robust and reliable RAD environment.

House waters down e-voting code disclosure rules

On Tuesday, the House Committee on Administration approved Rush Holt's (D-NJ) e-voting reform bill by a 6-3 vote. The vote broke down along party lines, with the six Democrats supporting the legislation, and the three Republicans opposing it.

Dell Listens to GNU/Linux Community - Will It Pay Off?

LXer Feature: 11-May-2007

A scant two weeks after Michael Dell returned to the company he founded in 1984, to help repair it, Dell launched its IdeaStorm project and several others in an effort to listen to their customers. The GNU/Linux community has spoken loud and clear. Time will tell how well Dell is listening.

Lintrack As A LAN Gateway And An OpenVPN Bridge

  • HowtoForge; By Pawel Foremski (Posted by falko on May 11, 2007 10:49 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
This tutorial will guide you through the installation and configuration of Lintrack, a GNU/Linux distribution specialized in networking tasks. We will give two LANs access to the internet along with DHCP and DNS cache servers, and then we will connect our networks using OpenVPN in bridging mode. You should be running all these in well under an hour, thanks to the unified configuration interface of Lintrack.

Google finally admits to going after Microsoft.

Google today officially confirmed what many analysts have been saying for months: the Mountain View, California-based search leader is going after the software market in direct competition with Microsoft.

Linux Mint 3.0 beta sports latest Ubuntu features

The Linux Mint team on May 9 released the first beta of Linux Mint 3.0, code-named "Cassandra" and utilizing a 2.6.20 kernel for improved hardware support. The Ubuntu-based distribution also sports a GNOME 2.18 default desktop and several Ubuntu "Fiesty Fawn" innovations, the team said.

Top 5 Linux Distros

This is an article, showing some of the most popular Linux Distros, and also the versions of the packages that comes with its last stables releases.

What is Apache Harmonyfor?

Redundancy or redundant...

JavaOne: The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) has been put on the back foot over its Project Harmony initiative, following Sun Microsystems' decision to open-source most of its Java 2 Standard Edition (SE) Java Development Kit (JDK).

ITTIA Previews New Release of ITTIA Database for ESEC 2007 in Japan

May 14, 2007 -- Bellevue, WA -- ITTIA is further strengthening its ITTIA Database management software for embedded systems and devices with the release of version 2.0. ITTIA previews this new release at one of Japan’s largest embedded gatherings, ESEC -- Embedded Systems Expo and Conference. ESEC provides embedded developers with an opportunity to learn about exciting new technologies, such as ITTIA Database.

[ITTIA appears to be non-libre software. - dcparris]

Linux: Kernel Markers

a series of ten patches, Mathieu Desnoyers posted an updated version of the Linux Kernel Markers. In the first patch he explains the need for markers: "With the increasing complexity of today's user-space application and the wide deployment of SMP systems, the users need an increasing understanding of the behavior and performance of a system across multiple processes/different execution contexts/multiple CPUs. In applications such as large clusters (Google, IBM), video acquisition (Autodesk), embedded real-time systems (Wind River, Monta Vista, Sony) or sysadmin/programmer-type tasks (SystemTAP from Redhat), a tool that permits tracing of kernel-user space interaction becomes necessary."

Red Hat launches open-source Exchange

Linux seller bands with open-source allies to sell wide range of server software on the Red Hat Exchange.

Linux: 965GM Express Chipset Drivers

Keith Packard announced the availability of drivers for Intel's 965GM Express Chipset. Jeff Garzik responded, "great news. Here's hoping that Intel produces a standalone video card eventually, to further take away market share from closed source competitors." In Keith's announcement he explained:

Eight common misunderstandings about GPLv3

The official release of the third version of the GNU General Public License (GPLv3) is still a couple of months away, yet already, the misunderstandings about it are almost as numerous as those for the second version (GPLv2).

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