Desktop Linux Summit 2005 proves to be a success
"Klax" is an i486 GNU/Linux Live-CD based on Slackware 10.1 with a patched Qt 3.3.4 and a complete KDE 3.4 Beta 2. Additionally it also contains KOffice 1.3.5 and k3b 0.11.20. All this within an ISO image of only 373MB. It can be used to give you an impression of the upcoming KDE 3.4, to verify if bugs still exist or discover new ones and to make screenshots.
IBM releases XL C/C++ ( a high-performance optimizing compiler ) to Linux developers.
We are one week into the nomination period for candidates for the position of the Debian Project Leader.
Three Los Angeles council members want the city to switch to an open-source platform to save millions of dollars in software costs. Council members Eric Garcetti, Wendy Greul and Jack Weiss introduced a motion yesterday asking the city's Information Technology Agency about a transition from proprietary software licenses to open-source platforms and programs. The money saved could be used to hire more police personnel, the council members said.
A Framingham technology show producer will bring its LinuxWorld exposition to Boston this week for the first time ever, recognizing the growth of the thriving open-source software industry in Massachusetts and MetroWest.
Talk about dedication! In preparation for "Microsoft and Linux square off in InfoWorld's Exchange migration challenge" -- a shootout pitting Microsoft Exchange against four commercial Linux-based mail servers -- Test Center Senior Editor Ted Samson took a vacation … to Antarctica.
Greg Papadopoulos says Sun's Common Development and Distribution License is "more liberal in its IP license than even the GPL, because it gives a clear patent license and doesn't demand the same viral propagation."
Opportunities widen in enterprise market.
One reader questioned my statement a couple of weeks ago that "every service and utility that ships in the [Open Enterrprise Server] package will run on either" the NetWare or Linux kernel. He specifically mention iFolder, reminding me that a new version was being built using the Mono framework, usually associated with open-source-on-Linux projects. He's right, but so was I.
Novell releases numerous fixes to bugs that could compromise its SuSE Linux line and defends its new policy of issuing noncritical patch notices on a weekly basis.
After reviewing commercial Linux messaging servers, we wanted to assess the practicality of building a similarly capable e-mail solution made entirely of open source tools. Going that route means giving up having a single vendor to turn to for support and a nicely packaged installation, but it could save a boatload in licensing fees.
Welcome to the Mandrakelinux Community Newsletter - dedicated to keeping you up-to-date with the latest Mandrakelinux-related news and info.
As Linux claims a growing share of the telecommunications market, CGL 3.0 is a blueprint for future expansion.
Companies unveiling SMB- and enterprise-related products at the Boston trade show will include Red Hat, Novell and its partners, Penguin Computing, and VA Software.
Greg KH announced his new hotplug based userspace project known as hotplug-ng. He explains, "this collection of code replaces the existing linux-hotplug package with very tiny, compiled executable programs, instead of the existing bash scripts."
OSDir.com Weekly Screenshot Tours for Feb 10, 2005.
Cecil, lead developer on KnoppMyth, will release version RC5 his livecd linux PVR at SCALE 3x.
The European Commission looks determined to ignore last week's calls for a rewrite of what even it is now calling the software patent directive.
TAFE Tasmania and Chisholm Institute in Melbourne will offer Linux training this year through Red Hat's Academy program. The Academy courses are based on the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) program, with some modifications to enable it to be taught through schools, universities and colleges.