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Los Angeles Public Library Selects ThinkFree Server Edition To Supply Remote Locations With Office Productivity Solutions

Free Word Processing, Spreadsheet and Presentation Applications, Including Multi-Language Support, Made Available to the Public.

Ten Reasons To Dump Windows [II]

  • PolishLinux.org; By Borys Musielak (Posted by michuk on Oct 3, 2006 7:01 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, Linux; Story Type: News Story
PolishLinux.org: This is the second part of the article about top ten Windows annoyances which made me switch from XP to GNU/Linux and stick with it. It covers system upgrades, recovery after crashes and overall desktop performance. Read part I here.

Roktoberfest: The Amarok Project Fundraiser

The Amarok Project is giving away an iPod Nano during its current fundraiser to celebrate the month of Roktober. Anyone that gives the equivalent of $10 or more is automatically entered in a random drawing to win a 2GB iPod Nano. Amazingly, a year has passed since the last fundraiser. Having the ability to spend some money on project resources and hardware made a big difference to the project's productivity.

Is Linspire Any Good for System Builders?

  • CoolTechZone.com; By Gundeep Hora (Posted by gsh on Oct 3, 2006 5:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linspire
Even though there is still a lot of frustration in regards to the CNR client, thanks to the issues that are yet to be resolved, I’ve begun to see a glimmer of hope.

Interview with Tim Bray

The loud Atom evangelist Tim Bray talks about everything from Ruby to simplified equal opportunity.

Review: Finding China, Crystal, and Tableware With Linux

Seven million customers. Over 11 million items in an inventory with more than 250,000 patterns. Find out how one company in the business of replacing lost items found its way to a better IT solution with Linux.

IBM sweats acquisitions for bumper SOA rollout

IBM today rolled out 23 updated product and 11 professional services offerings for service oriented architectures (SOAs). Some use technology from recent and recent-ish acquisitions, Webify, BuildForge and Bowstreet.

Proofpoint and VMware team up for messaging security

Recently, Proofpoint Inc released the Proofpoint Messaging Security Gateway Virtual Edition, an enterprise-scale virtual appliance that provides messaging security. The new solution utilises VMware's virtual appliance technology to allow simple deployment to provision new Proofpoint Virtual appliances very quickly in response to fluctuating demands.

Sun Creates Advisory Board to Spur OpenSPARC Development

The new OpenSPARC Community Advisory Board will be comprised of five charter members, including two from Sun and three outside the company. The board will set the direction of the OpenSPARC community and solicit input from its members to shape the evolution of the initiative.

Pricing your software

  • Avangate; By Adriana Iordan (Posted by avangate on Oct 3, 2006 1:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type:
No one can tell you exact how much you should charge for your software product, but there are some things you need to bear in mind when deciding your software product pricing strategy.

Super Grub Disk delivers easy boot record recovery

Super Grub Disk (SGD) is a specialty rescue CD for emergency repairs on boot sectors. Despite its name, SGD not only manipulates the Grand Unified Bootloader (GRUB), but also works with the content of other master boot records as well. Available in English, French, and Castillian Spanish, SGD also works with a variety of operating systems and supports all the basic options needed to manipulate how a hard drive boots.

Steps to get Audio to work in Debian Etch

The upcoming Debian Etch is a very promising Linux distribution with all the latest versions of software included. And coupled with the Debian's ideology, it makes a fantastic distribution. And in most cases the sound works out of the box flawlessly. But sometimes it doesn't though and this article explains how to get sound to work in Etch when it isn't working.

SAM Desktop 2006-3 Screenshots

TCS has taken some great screenshots of SAM Desktop 2006-3. "Again based on PCLinuxOS software and XFce 4.3.90.2, SAM offers you a complete desktop environment for your older hardware. With more than 1,000 packages it's smaller than the previous version, but now the complete OpenOffice.org 2.0.3 is back on the live CD with full support for English and German languages...."

Cassatt and XenSource to sellhype software together

Normally, two virtualization companies with silly names forming a sales partnership would not capture our attention. But, people actually seem to use the software from Cassatt and XenSource, so here we are.

Open Source Medications Database

  • GNU/Linux And Open Source Medical Software News; By David Uhlman (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Oct 3, 2006 8:22 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Community; Story Type: News Story
Uversa was recently contracted by the Primary Care Coalition of Montgomery County Maryland to conduct a feasibility assessment determining whether it is possible to build an Open Source medications database. The goal was to use only public domain data to produce a result that is commensurate with what is commercially available. They deserve a large amount of credit for consistently funding and actively creating open source solutions to public and community health problems.

Interview: Burn Baby Burn

  • PacktPub.com; By Mayank Sharma (Posted by linuxlala on Oct 3, 2006 7:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
If you've ever burned or copied CDs from under a Linux distribution, chances are you've used K3b. Put simply, K3b is a CD and DVD burning application. It allows creating Audio CDs, Data collection CD/DVDs, Video CDs, and Movix CD/DVDs. It can also copy CD/DVDs, rip audio tracks and transcode them into various formats like OGG or MP3, rip Video DVD titles and transcode them into formats like xvid, and do lots more. Packt Columnist, Mayank Sharma, interviews Sebastian Trueg (Maintainer and Lead Developer of K3b) to find out how K3b has survived competition and discusses the importance of the community around it.

Porting Enterprise Apps from UNIX to Linux

Much of today’s enterprise-level software on Unix is large, multi-threaded, and multi-process, so porting it to Linux presents challenges. In this article, look at a real-world port of enterprise-level software to Linux as a checklist and for advice.

Linux Gaming Made Easy

  • MadPenguin.org; By Matt Hartley (Posted by gsh on Oct 3, 2006 4:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
If you are anything like me, you have likely found that running WINE powered emulation software is more trouble than it's worth. Blasphemy you say? Nah, because by playing Windows games, you are in fact supporting games designed for Microsoft.

HTML Version of PCLinuxOS October Magazine Available!

On behalf of the Magazine Project at MyPCLinuxOS.com, I'd like to announce the availability of the October 2006 issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine for online browsing in HTML format! Feedback from the community about issue one in September showed the editors that they needed to provide an easily navigated website that didn't require downloading for those users' with little bandwidth. I'm very happy to share with all of you this fantastic site: http://mag.mypclinuxos.com/html/ As a coordinator for the project, it makes me proud to be a part of a community driven project that actually listens to their community. Please check out the site and let us know what you think!

Alleged 'Unfixable' Exploit in Firefox

An overflow of stories concerning an alleged Firefox 1.5 exploit hit the Web over the weekend, emerging from an underground users' conference in San Diego. But after the dust has begun settling, evidence of the exploit's severity and even existence has yet to materialize from official sources, including the Mozilla organization responsible for Firefox's development.

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