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Linux for Clinics Alpha Release

Linux for Clinics has released a Alpha testing release. Known issues... 1. Ubiquity icon is from Ubuntu 2. Initial boot screen on Livecd is still Ubuntu 3. Forgot to remove Gnome-Games 4. Forgot to install the medical dictionary for 5. No LFC upgrade path...Have not implemented our repository yet.

Compiz and Beryl reunited officially

After several weeks of discussion the leaders of Compiz and Beryl have agreed that the two communities shall reunite. This decision is supported by both David and Quinn and represents the majority decision of the administrators and developers in each community. At this early stage not a lot has been decided, but these are the main points of the agreement:

Installing and configuring spamd

Yesterday we looked at spamd, a service designed to reduce the flow of spam to your email inbox. Now that we know some of its advantages, let's put it to work.

Ekiga videophone gets you connected

Linux has come a long way in a lot of areas, but if my experience is an indicator, we're not much further along in the use of personal webcams today than we were five years ago. After a couple of unsuccessful attempts to use Ekiga (formerly GnomeMeeting) as a video phone, I finally prevailed and got Ekiga working with both sound and video. The problem -- as always seems the case with computer peripherals under Linux -- begins with drivers, or rather, the lack of drivers.

Howto Setup Streaming Media Server in Ubuntu GNU/Linux

  • only Ubuntu (Posted by gg234 on Apr 5, 2007 11:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
If you have a large music collection then streaming it across a LAN, or the internet, is a logical thing to do with it.This is simple guide how to setup Streaming Media Server in Ubuntu GNU/Linux

Transgaming Cedega 6.0 Preview

  • Phoronix; By Michael Larabel (Posted by phoronix on Apr 5, 2007 10:57 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
While id Software and Epic Games are among the few major companies that are Linux gaming patrons, if you've been wanting to play such games as Battlefield 2142 or Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, you will now be able to do so starting April 14! Next week Transgaming will be introducing Cedega 6.0 "Swordfish". Among the features are increased performance, usability improvements, and a horde of new games support. Phoronix was fortunate enough to receive an advanced media release copy of Cedega 6.0 and today we will be just hitting the tip of the iceberg when it comes to all of the changes that make up this release.

M2m dev kit bundles Wind River Linux

Oxford Semiconductor is shipping a Linux-based development kit for its recently-launched ARM9-based SoC (system-on-chip) for machine-to-machine (M2M) messaging applications, including factory automation, POS (point-of-sales), and building management. The DS-OXETHx954 kit comes with Wind River Platform Linux, and trial versions of Wind River and CodeSourcery tools.

NULLFS Q&A and Systhread at SourceForge

A few noteworthy items for readers. Several readers have asked about nullfs implementations on linux or more correctly template filesystems on linux. The short answers are loopback, libfs and fuse; the longer answer can be found here. Recently a new version of the Enlightenment Thumbnailing Utility was released both at this site and several e17 related sites. One of the requirements for eapps is a repository - one has been setup for all of the systhread code - so anyone who would like to track our projects may feel free to do so. Instructions for anoncvs can be found on the main coding page.

The Linux Foundation Boosts Its Membership

The three newest members are expected to help deepen the foundation's understanding of the issues and opportunities for Linux in multiple environments. receives update has released version 2.2 of it office suite. is an office suite similar to Microsoft Office, but written by the Community and released under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL). When first came out, there where many claims that it would act as an Microsoft Office replacement with pundits citing the increased cost of Microsoft's product along with a large feature set that most users never touched.

Next-generation Linux Clusters

At a high level, a cluster is an aggregation of multiple standalone computers (nodes) linked together through a high-speed connection to create a single shared computing resource. A key benefit of this distributed processing architecture is that complex computations can be broken down and run serial or parallel among the individual nodes, resulting in a dramatic improvement in the time required to process large problems and complex tasks. For that reason, clusters are used for CPU-intensive jobs where massive processing power is required, such as when running simulations, computer-aided design, and rendering.

Montavista touts faster, smaller embedded Linux

In a nod toward the RTOS market that founder Jim Ready pioneered, MontaVista is shipping a new version of its commercial embedded Linux distribution said to offer true real-time performance along with a very small footprint. MontaVista Linux Professional Edition Version 5.0 boasts enhanced real-time performance and lower resource usage.

SCO tries to grok Pamela Jones (again)

Come out, come out, wherever you are. The SCO Group has asked a US court to reel in the reclusive legal blogger Pamela Jones ofGroklaw fame in its arcane Linux intellectual property prosecutions of Novell and IBM.

Firefox's 'The Coop' Tests Social Browsing

Firefox is getting a social life. Mozilla Labs, Mozilla's research group, today detailed "The Coop," an experimental set of content sharing tools for Web browsers.

Microsoft calls on UK public to raise the Office standard

Microsoft is calling on the Great British public to join its campaign to get the XML Office format adopted as an international standard.

Open Source Technologies are Paving New Channel Inroads

The first thing that naturally comes to mind is Linux and then maybe the Apache Web server project. But all across the landscape, there are a number of less-ambitious, open-source efforts under way that hold a lot of promise for solution providers looking to shore up their profitability. One class that is beginning to get plenty of attention is all the work being done around the Asterik voice over IP telephony project that is now being packaged for commercial use by companies such as Digium. The Digium offering is an appliance based on a Linux distribution created by rPath that has already received a number of positive reviews in terms of its ability to compete with proprietary offerings from Avaya and Cisco.

SimplyMEPIS 6.5 Final Offers Many Updates For 6.0 Users

SimplyMEPIS 6.5 for 32 and 64 bit Intel and AMD based PCs and MacTels has been released by MEPIS. 6.5 started as a minor update to the Ubuntu pool compatible 6.0 release of SimplyMEPIS but the project quickly expanded to add the 7.1 X window manager, newer display and wireless drivers, Mac Intel support, Amarok music player with music store and mtp support, and the experimental Beryl 3D desktop.

Damn Small Linux The Portable Desktop

We’ve written about portable apps quite a number of times in the past, but why bother with just apps when there’s a whole OS that’ll fit on a 50MB USB stick? Damn Small Linux, sometimes abbreviated DSL, is a 50MB mini desktop Linux distribution.

ODBC for Ajax Web Clients

  • IBM/alphaWorks (Posted by IdaAshley on Apr 4, 2007 11:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: IBM
Enable Web client to directly access server-side relational data without compromising enterprise security with IBM Database Connectivity for JavaScript. Web 2.0 applications can thus use this to access relational data as a first-class construct instead of through ad hoc protocols.

A first look at SimplyMEPIS 6.5

This review takes a quick look at the just-released, Ubuntu-based SimplyMEPIS 6.5 Linux distribution. columnist Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols finds it easy to install and configure, and a solid desktop platform to use, but notes that Beryl 3D graphics support can be challenging to get working.

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