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Open standards group to beat Microsoft at its own game

The first "dynamic coalition" resulting from the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) has vowed to get governments interested in adopting open standards for both hardware and software. A panel, which included academics, business, and standards bodies argued its case in Athens, where one of the aims of open discussions between different groups has been to get like-minded people together. 2007 programme and registrations open! 2007 has announced its programme and registrations are now open. Check out the plethora of awesome talks, tutorials, miniconfs and events happening January 15-19th in Sydney, Australia.

Raster image editors: A comparative look at the GIMP and Krita

With the release of Krita 1.6, it seems like a good time to compare the two big raster image editors for Linux. Coming as they do from the divergent GTK+ and KDE programming camps, it can be hard to assess the differences between the GIMP and Krita without being swayed by politics and emotion. Let's take a cold, hard look at the two, and compare the features side by side.

How To Install VMware Server On Debian Sarge

  • HowtoForge; By Falko Timme (Posted by falko on Nov 1, 2006 2:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian
This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install the free VMware Server (version 1.0.1) on a Debian Sarge system. With VMware Server you can create and run guest operating systems (virtual machines) such as Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, etc. under a host operating system. In this article we use Debian Sarge (3.1) as the host operating system.

A personal account of the LinuxWorld Expo 2006 at Olympia London

  • Free Software Magazine; By Edward Macnaghten (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Nov 1, 2006 2:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The powers that be at Free Software Magazine decided to be a media sponsor of LinuxWorld Expo UK at Olympia, London held on the 25th and 26th of October. As I make a habit of going to that expo, and I also write for the magazine when I remember to hand articles in, I was contacted and discovered I was to be handed a “press” badge for the event. So, on the day, I set off early from Cambridge to enjoy the privileges of my new super-status.

Test Oracle's Linux support, says Gartner

Red Hat users should carry out compatibility tests of Oracle’s Linux set-up because it offers a “more complete” support package, analyst firm Gartner has urged. The call follows Oracle’s launch of its Unbreakable Linux support package for the Red Hat Linux distribution, in direct competition with Red Hat’s own support.

Xfld 0.3 Screenshot Walkthrough

The os-cillation team is happy to announce the release of Xfld 0.3. Xfld is a live demo of the Xfce desktop environment, version 4.4. Xfld boots from a CD-ROM drive and provides a complete GNU/Linux operating environment without the need to install anything. The new release features applications and tools like Xfce 4.4rc1 with Thunar, 2.0.4, GIMP 2.2.13, Firefox 2.0, Thunderbird 1.5, AbiWord 2.4.5, Wireshark 0.99.3a, Ruby, Python and Perl... Xfld 0.3 is now based on Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy)

Sun puts enterprise muscle into NetBeans

Sun Microsystems is backing a "milestone" release of NetBeans by expanding a year-old partner program to drive uptake for its tools environment and IDE.

Siemens IP-STB designs run Linux, do HDTV, DVB-T

Siemens of Switzerland is shipping three hardware/software reference designs for Internet protocol set-top boxes (IP-STBs). The STB-7100-series designs run Linux 2.6 on a SuperH-based STMicroelectronics (ST) SoC, and support standard- and high-definition content, along with multiple access technologies, including DSL, cable, and DVB-T (digital video broadcast -- terrestrial).

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Data Visualization Tools for Linux

Applications for graphical visualization of data on Linux are varied. Explore a variety of open source data visualization tools such as gnuplot, GNU Octave, Scilab, MayaVi, and Maxima to better decide which is best for your application. Each has its advantages and disadvantages and targets different applications.

Big changes with OpenBSD 4.0 out today

Security-conscious BSD fans will be pleased to hear that the OpenBSD team this morning released OpenBSD 4.0 with a long list of hardware and feature improvements and a still-as-strong-as-ever security focus.

Mips processors gain GNU/Linux binary prelinker

With sponsorship from MIPS Technologies, GNU tools specialist CodeSourcery has added support for the MIPS architecture to the GNU/Linux prelinker, with the goal of helping MIPS-based embedded designs enjoy faster application start-up times. Additionally, the consulting and services company has joined MIPS Technologies's MIPS Alliance Program.

Virtualization and Portability: The New OS Reality

  •; By Brandon Watts (Posted by gsh on Nov 1, 2006 8:58 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Intel, Linux; Story Type: News Story
You know, the barrier that used to divide operating systems is almost a distant memory now. It’s no longer this or that, but it’s this and that. Thanks to virtualization solutions and Boot Camp, Intel Macs can now run any PC operating system, and the ability to have one machine that does it all is definitely something that appeals to many reasonable consumers.

The Internet is for interviews

Paul Shapiro likes PBS talk show host Charlie Rose. He also likes the level playing field of the Internet, and has a passion for giving a voice to the "community." Shapiro has come up with a way to emulate his favorite television interviewer using webcams, voice over IP, and "free as in beer" digital video editing software, and he has big plans for his invention.

Picture your disk space with 3-D filesystem browsers

You don't need a Ph.D. in scientific visualization to have some fun with three-dimensional data. Whether you're searching for an unused nook in a cramped disk partition, or trying to find the bloated temp/ folder that's crashing your system, sometimes the flat folder view of a traditional GUI file browser is little help. Luckily, Linux offers a variety of 3-D filesystem that can make your disk usage statistics come alive.

Novell Ships SLERT Variant of SUSE Linux

As it promised it would back in September, commercial Linux distributor Novell has begun shipping a real-time variant of its SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, appropriately called SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time 10, or SLERT for short.

More on Ruby Implementations

"Rubinius is a project to watch", so says Charles Nutter in his postRite, Rubinius, and Everything— I think he's right.Evan is hard at work making things work better in rubinius. He's now got continuations working (I think this makes him the first alternative implementation of Ruby to do so), and says he should have serializable continuations soon (see hispost on it here). W00t!

PCLinuxOS Magazine November 2006 Issue 3 Released

It is my privilege to announce on behalf of the team members of the PCLinuxOS Magazine Project sponsored by, the November 2006 issue is available for download! Our previous issues can also be downloaded.

We are simultaneously introducing the HTML Version of the Magazine with this issue as well for our low bandwidth users. The HTML Site has undergone a facelift for easier reading and is W3C standards compliant for easy browsing.

Microsoft Wants Speed Advantage With Open Source PHP

Microsoft is now in a technical partnership with Zend Technologies, an open-source scripting language company it once viewed as a competitor. Microsoft has been working with Zend to get Zend's PHP open-source scripting language to run faster on its Web server. Windows Information Server has been Microsft's prime platform for its own high-performance language, Active Server Pages. But with Web sites frequently including non-Microsoft technologies, Windows Information Server was handicapped when developers were working with PHP.

[MS using others technology?..Preposterous ;-) Scott]

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