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The third issue of Amarok Weekly News talks about cross-desktop media player cooperation, cool new additions to Amarok, and refreshed artwork. And again, it also includes useful tips. Enjoy!
Gentoo Linux's project team has published information -- contained in its weekly online newsletter -- on how to load and use its popular distro on the new Sony Playstation 3, which is all the rage among gamers at the moment.
In Part 5 of this series, let's look at a handful of techniques that can help keep explosions of files under control.
Palm said today it will pay $44 million to Japan's Access Systems for a perpetual license of the operating system used by Treo smartphones and PDAs. The agreement ensures current and future Palm devices remain compatible with Palm's Garnet operating system. Palm, which also licenses Microsoft's Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC Edition OS, said the one-time payment avoids yearly royalties to Access worth tens of millions of dollars.
Linux.com's previous coverage of an alleged violation of the GNU General Public License (GPL) by IChessu in Israel has become part of the legal arguments in the case. Just what part, however, depends on who is talking. According to Alexander Maryanovsky, who filed the case, Linux.com's coverage has become the means of moving the case forward. By contrast, lawyers for the defendants discount its relevance.
Taiwan-based ebook specialist eRead is shipping a Linux-based electronic book reader featuring an electrophoretic display (EPD). The low-power, thin, light-weight Star eBook STK-101 can be used to read as many as 60 books on a single charge, the company claims.
There's no dearth of Linux distributions to choose from. With so many to choose from, one might think it's as easy as picking up the Linux kernel, throwing in a few applications, setting up respositories, making ISOs and you've got a shiny new Linux distro. Well, there's more to a Linux distro than assembling applications and making sure everything works. A lot of time and effort, at least for major distros, is spent on making the distribution secure and getting updates out in a timely fashion.
I can't urge you strongly enough to read the article entitled "How Vista Lets Microsoft Lock Users In". It details how Microsoft has built into Vista the "trusted computing" ability to lock down Office files via DRM such that no unauthorized document reader will be able to decrypt and read them. This is perhaps one of the biggest hidden weapons Microsoft has in its arsenal that could sabotage Linux and OpenOffice.org if Microsoft succeeds in its attempt to plug SUSE and all Novell's "interoperability" bonuses.
Inspired by Linux, the OScar project aims to build a car by tapping the knowledge of a volunteer team. It won’t be an easy ride, but their journey is important
Taiwanese systems integrator AR Infotek has built an "entry-level" 1U rackmount server appliance platform around an AMD x86-compatible embedded processor. The Teak 3258 is based on a passively cooled Geode LX-800 processor, and features soldered-down RAM, and two LAN bypass ports.
Directory services play a vital part in today's networks by helping administrators manage network users and resources. Until recently, the only choice for deploying a secure and easy-to-use open source directory server was OpenLDAP. While it gets the job done, it lacks the polish of commercial alternatives. Now Fedora Directory Server (FDS), Red Hat's open source LDAP server, makes setting up an enterprise directory server on Linux simple.
The discovery of ReactOS was a discovery of pure accident. On the surface, this seemingly replicated Windows-like operating system is ripe with fantastic possibilities. Seriously, when we consider the ability to run Windows applications in a Windows-like environment, we feel that the user can finally be free of Windows... sort of.
After lot of work, the openSUSE team proudly announces the availability of openSUSE 10.2
formerly know as SUSE Linux 10.x openSUSE 10.2 will be offered as boxed product in Europe through retail as usual. In North America the box will be available through shopnovell. Due to production lead time first boxes will show up on shelves and onlineshops mid of December.
Creating and integrating an Ajax application is not an easy task, but the release of IBM Rational Application Developer (RAD) V7 provides Ajax functionality for the JSF components to make the task much easier. This article explains how to use Ajax and JSF together in RAD V7
and walks you through an example of adding Ajax support to an existing application.
In Germany, the move away from Microsoft products is gathering more and more steam. The latest browser and OS statistics for SpiegelOnline, one of or maybe THE most visited German news website (and one of the major websites worldwide according to the Netcraft statistics) is showing the huge impact of Firefox on the browser market, and the continuing, undamped crumbling of the Internet Explorer dominance.
Recently Ken Kizer wrote an"open letter to Medsphere employees". It appears that this is the only public response that the company has given in response to mycritisms that Medsphere has betrayed the community. I have written an open reply to Medsphere regarding this issue. From the my letter:..releasing such a (open source) policy now is equivalent to saying "This is what we wish we had said when you first asked us what our position was. Please ignore what we actually said and accept this as our position retro-actively."
Companies from multiple sectors, including energy, insurance, financial services, shipping, logistics and public sector are selecting Red Hat solutions to provide stability to their mission critical information systems. “Red Hat is experiencing strong momentum in Spain, where companies are opting for a broad rollout of open source software to benefit from a complete open source architecture, without any hidden costs.
When the Linux Professional Institute was formed, the mantra was "vendor neutral" Linux certifications that don't arbitrarily expire. I bought into the LPI, now it is biting me. As an early supporter and one of the first people to earn the LPIC-2 certification, this is a bitter pill.
Now that Microsoft's Office Open XML has been approved as an Ecma standard, it will be submitted for consideration as an ISO international standard.
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