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Women's technical group LinuxChix announces new leader

The women's technical group LinuxChix has appointed a new international coordinator, Mary Gardiner, replacing previous coordinator Jenn Vesperman, who resigned after six years running the organization.

Review: GPL 3: Will Somebody Get Short-Changed, No Matter What?

Whether or not the GPL 3's controversial "grandfather" clause ever sees the light of day, it's sure to carry impacts of one sort or another, not just on Novell and Microsoft, but also on competitors, business customers, and smaller Linux toolmakers. Just about any way you flip the coin, somebody's bound to get short-changed (or to feel that way, anyhow).

Young Scientists Design Open-Source Program at NASA

NASA scientists plan to announce a new open-source project this month called CosmosCode -- it's aimed at recruiting volunteers to write code for live space missions, Wired News has learned.

Writing and publishing with Emacs Muse

Emacs a text editor, but it can be much more: a personal information manager, task manager, and an email client, for instance. For me, Emacs is a tool for writing and publishing -- especially when used with Muse mode.

DistroWatch Weekly: Overview of Debian and Mandriva, Debian 4.0 "Etch", SimplyMEPIS 6.5

  •; By Ladislav Bodnar (Posted by dave on Apr 9, 2007 2:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter
Welcome to this year's 15th issue of DistroWatch Weekly! Debian "Etch", the long-awaited release from the largest Linux distribution project that has ever graced the Internet era, finally hit the download mirrors on Easter Sunday and provided some welcome news relief during the otherwise unexciting weekend. But the current string of important releases will not stop here; Mandriva is about to announce a new stable release of its flagship product, Ubuntu is busy preparing its first and only release candidate for "Feisty Fawn", and openSUSE is hard at work in finalising a new alpha release for delivery later this week. In other news, SimplyMEPIS announces its latest and greatest, Samuel Hocevar becomes the new Debian Project Leader, and Arch Linux changes its release policy. Finally, don't miss the third part of our overview of Top Ten Distributions. Happy reading!

Record My Desktop Review for Linux

  •; By Matt Hartley (Posted by gsh on Apr 8, 2007 11:57 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNOME, Linux; Story Type: News Story
In the past, I have been rather put off with trying to use existing desktop recording software for Linux. Whether it is closed source or open source, it simply felt like one hassle after another just trying to keep it from crashing. Then I stumbled upon RecordMyDesktop for GNOME.

KDE Commit-Digest for 8th April 2007

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Bluetooth support in Solid. 'Breadcrumb" navigation widget from Dolphin is made more modular to allow use in other KDE contexts. Support for different caret (text cursor) styles in Konsole. Various bugfixes in TagLib. Better AIM protocol file transfer support in Kopete. KWord gets the ability (through Kross scripting) to use an instance to import from supported file formats. KPackage starts to be ported to the SMART package management scheme. The beginnings of user documentation for the Bovo game application, whilst the initial draft of the Mailody handbook nears completion.

Debian gets new leader as Etch emerges

The Debian GNU/Linux Project has a new leader. Sam Hocevar, a French developer, who has been with the project since 2000, was elected as leader for 2007-08 on Sunday.

Debian 4.0 finally arrives!

At long last, the Debian project team released Debian GNU/Linux version 4.0 -- codename "Etch" -- on Easter Sunday, April 8, 2007. The release follows "21 months of constant development," according to the team.

Linux Foundation Announce New Members, New Standards Release, New Testkit

Now that news of the merger of the Free Standards Group and OSDL has settled in, folks are entitled to be curious to see what the Linux Foundation – the name adopted by the new organization – will do. As I was elected last month as an At Large board member, I'll take it as part of my job to let people know what happens as it happens – beginning with this blog entry.

Howto upgrade Debian 3.1 Sarga to 4.0 Etch stable version

Debian 4.0 has been released. It is recommended that you upgrade the system to latest version. Upgrading remote Debian server is a piece of cake. Currently many of our boxes are powered by Debian 3.1 Sarga.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 Updated

There is a new update for Debian/Sarge, this is security update only, the good news is that reading in lines, we can expect that the final release of Etch is really near, as the sarge is being moved to old stable.

I'm JADed !

In my apparently never-ending quest to revive and refresh my aging 32-bit box I decided to try installing theJAD (JackLab Audio Distribution) system. To recapitulate the source of woe with this particular machine, I'll remind readers that its PS2 ports are physically damaged, forcing me to switch my mouse and keyboard to the USB ports (the problem has something to do with the HID module). Under normal circumstances this switch wouldn't be a problem, but many contemporary distros and live discs cause the keyboard to vanish from recognition by the system, leaving me with an unusable machine.

Dreamlinux 2.2 RC1 Multimedia GL

With the release of Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn happening in just a matter of days, last month at Phoronix we had presented The Visual History of Ubuntu. In that article we went back and looked at all Ubuntu releases to date to see how it has evolved over time both when it comes to the interface as well as the changes that had made up each release. Today we are doing the same for Fedora as we look back upon its history.

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 Etch Released

This is extracted from the Debian Site, we finally have Etch Stable released!! The Debian Project is pleased to announce the official release of Debian GNU/Linux version 4.0, codenamed etch, after 21 months of constant development. Debian GNU/Linux is a free operating system which supports a total of eleven processor architectures and includes the KDE, GNOME and Xfce desktop environments. It also features cryptographic software and compatibility with the FHS v2.3 and software developed for version 3.1 of the LSB.

LXer Weekly Roundup for 08-Apr-2007

LXer Feature: 08-Apr-2007

A weekly recap of the big stories concerning Linux and Open Source. Happy Easter!

Desi solutions fuel device developers' love of Linux

Indian engineers are helping to fuel the increasing world-wide popularity of the `free-and-open' Linux platform for a host of handy consumer devices from mobile phones to music players to portable life-saving devices — and they are doing this using internationally used chip platforms.

FOSS Symposium, Houston Texas April 24th

  • GNU/Linux And Open Source Medical Software News (Posted by dcparris on Apr 8, 2007 12:44 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, IBM, Linux; Story Type: News Story
IBM's Eishay Smith, Enfold Systems Alan Runyan and a few others will be speaking at a one day symposium in Houston entitled 'Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) for Healthcare: Progress and Promise' This will be held at: School of Health Information Sciences, UT-Houston University Center Tower 7000 Fannin, 14th Floor Tuesday, April 24th Read on for the full agenda and registration info.

Thunderbird 2 Release Candidate 1 Released

Thunderbird 2 Release Candidate 1, the preview release of the next versino of the Thunderbird email client, is now available for download. Our testing community and users who want to get a sneak peek at the next version of Thunderbird should download and install this release candidate. The release notes have a detailed list of what's new in Thunderbird 2 RC 1.

Credit Suisse Disruptive Technology Portfolio Mover Of The Week ...

Red Hat's stock took one of the biggest hits last week of all the Disruptive Technology Portfolio companies, declining 5.8%. The open source software provider two weeks ago reported fourth-quarter results that were in line with expectations. However, word that multiyear contracts accounted for a quarter of bookings raised concerns that the company may be under pricing pressure and was likely the primary cause of the decline.

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