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Novell, Xandros and Linspire have signed well publicized agreements with Microsoft. Rumors on the Web have hinted that Mandriva might be next on the list. Mandriva believes in interoperability, which must be based on open standards, like ODF. They also believe that software patent threats are just FUD. So no deal with Microsoft from Mandriva.
The Linux Foundation last week announced the free availability of the Linux Standard Base Driver Development Kit for print drivers. The DDK provides the tools and resources for printing manufacturers to easily support all Linux distributions with one driver package, greatly reducing the time and effort needed to support Linux, a foundation spokesperson said.
Votes have been stacking up on Dell's user forum calling for PCs pre-loaded with Linux to be made available outside of the United States.
Novell claims it will become the first vendor to offer a supported solution for Xen virtual machine guests.
LXer Feature: 19-Jun-2007
Fred Miller is a prolific GNU/Linux evangelist and active member of the OpenSUSE community. He has converted numerous small businesses and individuals from Windows to GNU/Linux. He is also a big OpenOffice.org fan.
This article demonstrates the art of using powerful Eclipse wizards that automates the creation of classes, interfaces, projects, other resources.
Novell Inc. on June 18 released its first service pack for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10. This service pack, also known as SP1, features significant enhancements in virtualization, high-performance computing, security, interoperability, and system management.
Feisty Fawn isn’t a revolutionary release. We should rather talk about evolution but with well defined direction. Ubuntu developers have surely a certain vision they adhere to and some positive results are shown to us in Feisty Fawn.
Several months have passed since I wrote my original review of 10 WebOS-type applications. Although Google hasn’t really made an (expected) move in this field yet, the topic still spurs a lot of interest, and many new applications have been launched. It’s time to review another 10 web operating systems.
Support for YouTube and Lulu.tv streaming video is a key feature of Gnash 0.8.0, the third alpha release of the open source Flash movie player. Gnash is available as a standalone application, or as a plugin for Firefox, Mozilla, Konqueror, and Opera.
Mozilla's chief operating officer John Lilly has hit out at Apple's Steve Jobs, calling his plans for building Safari's market share "out of date" and "duopolistic".
Users of VideoLAN's VLC cross-platform media player are strongly advised to upgrade to the just-released version 0.8.6c, which fixes "a security vulnerability in the CDDA, Vorbis, Theora and SAP plugins."
Portlets are powerful tools for aggregating data from multiple locations, integrating different applications, and providing a collaborative workspace for groups of users. To test portlets in development, Apache Pluto is a good choice. This article teaches you how to install and configure the Pluto portlet
container inside the Apache Geronimo server.
Fedora Weekly News Issue 92
The ninth issue of the Amarok Weekly Newsletter is out. In this issue, we interview an Amarok developer (Ian Monroe), take a look at the future of Amarok - Version 2.0 - and continue to provide nice usage tips.
Mote Marine Lab in Sarasota, Fla., has enjoyed great success with its Google Maps-based beach conditions reporting system. Covering the six public beaches of Sarasota county and operational for eight months, the system receives 1,200 hits per day and is regularly mentioned by local media. Pleased with the publicity, Mote scientists made plans to expand the coverage to Manatee and Collier counties. What they didn't realize was that the original design didn't provide easy access for a small but significant portion of the public: people who don't own computers.
With todays release of the CUPS bugfix/security fix update this will mark the last security update for SUSE Linux 9.3
. It is now officially discontinued and out of support.
Linux was selected for a NASA experiment aimed at proving the feasibility of COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) hardware and software for scientific space missions. A key requirement was for application development and runtime environments familiar to scientists, to facilitate porting applications from the lab to the spacecraft.
The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)'s software technology magazine, "DoD Software Tech News", has posted a whole issue devoted to open source software issues. It includes essays by David A. Wheeler, Terry Bollinger, John M. Weathersby, Mark Lucas (on Geospatial OSS), Peter Gallagher, Matt Asay (Alfresco), and Andrew Gordon. Free registration required.
I have written a short guide to software licensing in medicine: Sharing medical software: FOSS licensing in medicine. This covers the problems of license proliferation, the issue of proprietarization and several other key licensing related issues.
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