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Ntt DoCoMo, Intel to Let Users Set OS on Cell Phones

  • CIO; By Martyn Williams, IDG News Service (Tokyo Bureau) (Posted by dcparris on Oct 31, 2006 5:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Intel, Linux
NTT DoCoMo and Intel on Wednesday will publish a set of specifications that will allow users to load a second operating system onto their cell phones, the companies said Tuesday.

[This is a change of pace - allowing people to install Windows on their Linux-based cell phones. - dcparris]

Microsoft XML Expert Joins Open-Source Middleware Firm

Jonathan Marsh, a 10-year veteran of Microsoft, leaves the software giant to work on mashup technology at open-source middleware startup WSO2.

CodeSourcery Joins MIPS(R) Alliance Program and Delivers GNU/Linux Prelinker for MIPS-Based(TM) Processors

Developers of MIPS-Based Designs Benefit from Faster Application Start-up Time

Latest version of KEWL.NextGen

The latest version of KEWL.NextGen, a free and open source software e-learning platform, is out. Developed by the Free Software Innovation Unit and the African Virtual Open Initiative and Resources project, it is a viable alternative to other learning management systems.

LDAP Series Part IV - Installing OpenLDAP on Debian Plus Some LDAP Commentary

I can imagine the comments we'll see on this article. What about X distribution? And so on... I'm not going to justify my reasons for choosing Debian. You can use whatever distro you want. It's just a matter of preference.

OpenClovis Launches New Application Open Source Projects

Aims to Bring Telco Capability to Popular Enterprise Applications, and Interoperability to Telecom ISV Solutions

Concluding the KDE PIM Bug Triage

Last weekend, a second bout of KDE bug triage took place in the #kde-bugs IRC channel on Freenode. This round was dedicated to the KDE PIM module, with key applications Kontact, KMail and KOrganizer. All these applications have seen a drop in bug count, thanks to many people who joined the bug squad. During the weekend more than 180 bugs were confirmed, closed, some even fixed right away. That's a huge amount of bugs less to worry about for the KDE PIM developers.

Making Ubuntu even simpler for newbies

After looking at most GNU/Linux distributions, author and self-confessed computer enthusiast Rickford Grant finally settled on Ubuntu Linux and wrote a book about it. Frederick Noronha spoke to him about Linux, Gnome, Ubuntu, Japan and staying on his bike.

Smart whiteboards gain enhanced Linux support

Smart Technologies Itoday introduced a major update to the Linux version of its software for controlling smart whiteboards. Smart Board 9.5 for Fedora Core, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and SUSE Linux makes it easier for teachers to create, manage, and use digital content in the classroom, the company said.

Interview with Slackware founder available for download

Patrick Davila, of the Linux Link Tech Show, has published the audio of a recently aired, exclusive 90-minute interview with Slackware Linux creator and chief maintainer Patrick Volkerding. A large number of current Linux distros are based on Slackware, including Easys, Myah OS, Zenwalk, GolbinX, and PocketLinux.

Firefox 2: traveling at 30 downloads/second

In its first four days of availability, Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) was reportedly downloaded over 3 million times. At the time, Mozilla had yet to release similar statistics for Firefox 2. Last week, lead Firefox developer Mike Beltzner finally broke the silence about Firefox 2 downloads, proudly announcing that the browser was downloaded over 2 million times in the first 24 hours of launch.

DE: German open source business database

Heise, publisher of Germany's best computer magazine c't, and the Linux-Verband are setting up an on-line database of businesses related to FLOSS in Germany. Every FLOSS-related business can post an entry for free.

Freedom fellows get proactive

The fellowship of Free Software Foundation Europe is going to have its first annual meeting during SFSCon in Italy on the 11th of November. This is going to be an opportunity for existing and new members of the fellowship to get together, share ideas and generally work out how to promote Free Software more effectively across Europe.

Lightweight fnord serves HTTP admirably

I was looking for a lightweight Web server to run on my ARM-based Linksys NSLU2 network storage device in order to share a few custom packages I've built for Debian and Arch Linux among the systems on my home network. After playing around with Apache, LightTPD, and thttpd, I tried fnord and never looked back.

Interview with Bernard Leach (iPodLinux)

  •; By Sarted (Posted by Cypress on Oct 31, 2006 8:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Linux
Nowadays, having an iPod is like having a car. Everybody has one. You can see them on the street: those cute little white headphones, mouth muttering the words of a song, head moving on the rythm of the tune. But who sais iPods are stuck with proprietary firmware? The iPodLinux Project is offering an alternative: run Linux on your iPod. Run games, movies on a Nano or turn older generation iPods into... something more.

Open Season: Red Hat and Novell edition

Novell announced this week it has signed agreements with four white-box PC manufacturers who will globally distribute PCs pre-loaded with SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 (SLED10). European manufacturers ETegro Technologies, MAXDATA and Transtec along with R Cubed Technologies will sell notebooks and desktop computers with SLED10 pre-installed. These partnerships mirror a recent Novell announcement with Lenovo regarding the first Linux-based ThinkPad mobile workstations, which also run SLED10.

The Wikipedia and the Death of Archaeology

  • Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Oct 31, 2006 6:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Humor
For more than 200 years, moderns have sought to divine the life stories of the ancients through the practice of archaeology. Through such efforts, we can learn something about the everyday existence of not only those prehistorians that left no written descriptions of their daily lives at all, but also of our more recent forebears, who rarely saw fit to tell us what they ate for breakfast or which penny dreadfuls and broadsheets they liked to read.

Access to open-source mobile app framework

Access will contribute a mobile application platform to the open source community before year's end, it says. Its "Application Framework" for GTK+ aims to offer device developers specialized mechanisms for package installation, task-oriented application interoperation, and security policy definition and management. It will be released under the Mozilla Public License.

Open source gets training boost

The European Computer Driving Licence, the most popular training course for basic IT literacy, which has for so long been a Microsoft stranglehold, is to offer a non-Microsoft course for the first time. The ECDL Foundation will now include a module on the use of Sun's Star Office Writer, Calc and Base applications for word processing, spreadsheets and database work.

Manipulating WPC Data through DAS with Eclipse

The Data Access Service (DAS) for IBM WebSphere Product Center (WPC) is a Web service that provides an "out-of-the-box" way to access and manipulate WPC data. Using technologies like the Web Service Definition Language (WSDL), Service Data Objects (SDOs), and XPath, the DAS for WPC provides customers with a standard-based means of SOA-enabling their WPC system.

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