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Text to speech synthesis softwares are far and in between in Linux even though there are excellent options for windows. But here is a review of a good software which helps in filling this gap in Linux. Festival is a text-to-speech synthesiser developed by the Centre for Speech Technology Research at the University of Edinburgh. It is shipped with most Linux distributions and has been released under an X11-type licence allowing unrestricted commercial and non-commercial use alike.
Dianne Ursini, CEO and founder of Technalign, wants to capture the desktop Linux market, and she believes MEPIS is the distribution that will catapult her company to the top. Technalign is the official distributor of the boxed retail version of MEPIS, and while the company hasn't turned a profit selling Linux yet, Ursini says it is "turning around."
While it may seem sacrilegious to most in the hardcore open source world, the number of community-developed software deployments on Windows is growing as users look for ways to get the benefits of open source without having to overhaul their IT infrastructure.
A vulnerability was discovered in the ADOdb and can be exploited by hackers doing SQL injection attacks. The vulnerability only works on the PostgreSQL users. Andy Staudacher discovered the vulnerability and Secunia reported the issue as moderately critical on Tuesday.
[Ed: Includes brief info about DSN bug fixes as well. - dcparris]
Half a year ago, I was in a point in my professional life where I wanted to start over with a completely different developer environment. My Windows XP-based PC simply worked too slowly. Antivirus software, disk fragmentation, network settings, and an ever-growing registry were eating up the performance. As a Java developer, I had about a million small files installed on my computer, and the antivirus software had a hard time. I decided to install Linux on my brand new ThinkPad T43P laptop. Having been a Red Hat fan for many years, the obvious free alternative was Fedora, so I installed Fedora Core 3. Today, with Linux, I have more control over my development environment than I did with Microsoft Windows.
Robert Quattlebaum's animation house Voria Studios existed for only a short time, but while active it produced some top-notch demonstrations using an in-house-designed 2D animation tool. Now that Voria is no more, Quattlebaum has released the animation tool as an open source project under the name Synfig.
South African search engine, Jonga, is being indexed again by Google after a 10-day hiatus from Google's™ search results.
Google News, the popular, automated news service that finally made it out of beta, has rolled out two new features designed to help readers find the news that interests them.
Users can now sign up for a personalized news aggregator that serves up headlines designed to match their personal reading tastes. They can also click on a list of the most popular recent stories in the Google News edition they are viewing.
Eben Moglen's life just got a lot busier. The Columbia Law School professor and attorney representing the Free Software Foundation has the new role of explaining and overseeing the update to the GPL. That document, being revised for the first time in 15 years, is not only the embodiment of the free software movement's principles but also the legal foundation for thousands of open source software programs from Linux to MySQL.
Following news last week that the Firefox browser now has 11 percent of the UK market, experts told web developers to ensure sites work with open-source browsers as well as Internet Explorer, or risk alienating potential customers who cannot fully access sites.
Film maker David Madie wants to bring the story of the FLOSS movement in Africa to your local cineplex.
The company has completed the first step of making the Unstructured Information Management Architecture (UIMA) available to the open source community by publishing the UIMA source code to SourceForge.net, the world’s largest open source development site.
DataCore Offers Rapidly Growing Financial Services Company a Low-Cost, Scalable SAN Solution Plus Fast Disk Backup and Recovery Capabilities
Cape Town-based Linux solutions provider Redlinx has built a high-end digital video recording appliance based on open source software. The solution runs on Suse Enterprise Linux and MySQL for a highly scalable and customisable solution to all security woes.
While identifying Microsoft as the source of most IT security vulnerabilities, respondents to a SearchOpenSource.com survey also found holes in Linux and open source software (OSS) security.
Systems Solutions accelerates US presence for leading open source collaboration vendor
Ampro's Tiny ReadySystem(TM) Fits 400 to 1400 MHz Computing Into Small Environments
Zimlets Make Collaboration Come Alive, Providing General Tools for Integrating Third-Party Content - CRM Data, HR Systems, Etc. - Into the Collaboration Experience of End Users
Turbolinux to Advance Linux Market Leadership Position in China; Leading Linux Distributor Has Secured Subsidy to Expand Linux Growth in China and Deployed Operating Systems in Sichuan Province
Alcatel, Ericsson, Motorola, NEC, Nokia and Siemens launch industry alliance to boost the use of free software in the telecommunications arena. Better interoperability between providers is high on the new alliance's agenda.
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