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Konsole Usage Survey

Robert Knight, lead maintainer of Konsole has launched a Konsole Usage Survey. 28 questions are waiting for your answers. Use this chance to give useful feedback about a vital and often-used base application of KDE to enable Robert to make Konsole the best console application for KDE 4.

Ian Murdock to join Sun to "head up operating system platform strategy"

  • Ian Murdock's Weblog; By Iam Murdock (Posted by dthacker on Mar 19, 2007 4:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Ian Murdock announced on his blog today that he's leaving the Linux Foundation, and will be joining Sun to work on their operating systems strategy. Murdock notes that Sun has made great strides recently, and feels "the corner has been turned" Dave

Screencasting with Linux

Many times a simple screencast showing how to do something by using a series of screenshots in sequence in a video can explain what paragraph after paragraph of words cannot. Linux and a few open source applications make the job of creating such screencasts easy.

Most Computer Attacks Originate in U.S.

The United States generates more malicious computer activity than any other country, and sophisticated hackers worldwide are banding together in highly efficient crime rings, according to a new report.

Why Software Business Models of the Future Probably Won't Come in a Box

Microsoft's Vista operating system should give the company a revenue stream that will run for years, but experts at Wharton say the January 30 launch of the consumer versions of Microsoft's flagship software may be among the last of its kind—a product sold for a flat fee in a shrink-wrapped box. Indeed, many wonder if the software business model that has made Microsoft so dominant may begin to fade as new software business models—from open source to advertising supported—gain increasing traction.

PHP5 and adding XSLT to the DOM and SimpleXML

This article looks at input and output options, and you will learn how to use the Yahoo Web Services REST protocol interface to provide a more sophisticated showcase for the functionality of the DOM and SimpleXML.

Sun Hires Debian Founder

The founder of Debian GNU/Linux, chair of the Linux Standards Base and outgoing CTO of the Linux Foundation, Ian Murdock has joined Sun Microsystems as Chief Operating Platforms Officer. Sun's Chief Open Source Officer announced the news on his blog today.

[Changed link to actual announcement - dcparris]

Bring on the bling with Beryl: a look at a new Linux window manager

Beryl, a new open-source window manager for Linux, features compelling visual enhancements like support for transparent windows and elaborate window animations. Based on David Reveman's Compiz window manager, Beryl leverages hardware-accelerated rendering to provide support for unique and innovative graphical functionality.

The when, why, and how of backing up

To protect your AIX system, you need to have a solid backup strategy, multiple backups, offsite storage of data, and a fully tested and proven plan of restoring data to your systems.

Red Hat Plans Linux Desktop Offering 'for the Masses'

Red Hat is planning a packaged Linux desktop solution that it hopes will push its Linux desktop offering to a far broader audience than exists for its current client solution. The move is designed in part to compete with Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 platform, which includes SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, which were released in July 2006.

Two OpenXML translators compared

If you need to convert word processor documents to and from Microsoft's OpenXML format, you have at least two choices. A new utility from Novell work as an extension, while a separate project makes an add-in for Microsoft Word. One is clearly better than the other.

Debian Installer etch RC2 released

The Debian Installer team is proud to announce the second release candidate (RC2) of the installer for Debian GNU/Linux Etch. Unless release critical issues are discovered, this will be the version of the installer that will be included in the release of Etch.

Beryl: Eye Candy For the Linux Desktop

Ever wanted to take the window open on your desktop and set it on fire? If you happen to be running Linux, you're in luck. Jaw-dropping 3D desktop effects first came to the Linux desktop by way of the Novell sponsored Compiz effort which got started over a year ago. An open source community fork of that effort called Beryl is now moving beyond its base, taking Linux desktop effects to the next level.

Cool Tool: Drop-down terminal for Linux

Opening and closing terminal windows constantly to do simple command line tasks is a waste of time. Tilda has the answer with a single-key drop-down terminal window.

Open Source Race Car

The people at SpreadFirefox are discussing whether or not sponsoring a race car is a new way we can reach the masses. Firefox == Speed.

Network Monitoring With ntop

  • HowtoForge; By Mohammed Ayad (Posted by falko on Mar 19, 2007 6:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
ntop is a network traffic tools that shows network usage in a real time. One of the good things about this tool is that you can use a web browser to manage and navigate through ntop traffic information to better understand network status.

Bizcall, Aheeva offer OSS for call centres

BizCall, which specialises in open source PBX software for small to medium businesses using solutions based on the open source Asterisk solution, now partnered with Aheeva, a Canadian company to offer enterprise level open source call centre software for larger organisations in South Africa.

Storm turns to Synaq for open source security

Telecoms company Storm will include the open source-based Pinpoint Securemail in its data products following a deal with Linux specialists Synaq.

Novell announces local Red Hat to SUSE Server training

Novell SA's locally-appointed training partner, SmartSource, will now be offering the 'Migrating from Red Hat to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10' training course. The course is aimed at allowing existing Red Hat qualified engineers to expand their skills base and benefit from a deeper understanding of the two solutions' similarities and differences.

Import mail into Gmail with the Gmail Loader

  •; By Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Mar 19, 2007 2:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
So, you've turned your back on traditional mail clients and get your mail fix via Gmail these days. The only problem is getting to all those old message that are stuck in your old email client. One way to stuff that old mail into your shiny and capacious Gmail account is to use Mark Lyon's Gmail Loader.

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