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Scientific Linux project releases v4.5 install CD

The Scientific Linux project last week announced the release of Scientific Linux 4.5, an install-only distribution rebuilt from source code for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. It features a 2.6.18 kernel, GNOME default desktop, multilingual support, and Xen paravirtual guest capabilities.

Testing with DB2 and Ruby on Rails

This third article from the DB2 and Ruby on Rails series shows you how testing works in a DB2 on Rails environment, and how easy it is to write tests within the Ruby on Rails framework. In Part 1, we introduce the IBM_DB Ruby driver, Rails migration, and a Team Room application. In Part 2, you can learn how to build on the existing Team Room application to take advantage of DB2 pureXML support in a Rails application.

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OLS closes on a keynote

The fourth and final day of the ninth annual Ottawa Linux Symposium wrapped up on Saturday with a few more session and a keynote address by Linux kernel SCSI maintainer James Bottomley.

Fedora Weekly News Issue 94

Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 94 for the week of June 24th through June 30th 2007. The latest issue can always be found here and RSS Feed can be found here.

BSA Raise Reward Up to $1 Million for Qualified Reports of Software Piracy

"Reporting software piracy is the right thing to do and BSA is pleased to reward individuals who come forward with credible information," said Jenny Blank, Director of Enforcement for BSA.

[Are these people for real? --TC]

KDE Commit-Digest for 1st July 2007

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Akademy 2007 kicks off in Glasgow, Scotland. Continued work in Plasma, with improvements in the Photoframe and Dictionary Plasmoids, and the addition of ChemicalData, Akonadi and Battery Plasmoids. Support for Solid-based network status support in Mailody. Support for multiple blogs in KBlogger. Automatic downloading of map tiles in Marble. Theming support added to KBounce. Load and Save support in Kollagame, a game development IDE...

Manage partitions and disks with GParted-Clonezilla live CD

Backing up partitions and hard disks sounds like work -- until you've tried Clonezilla. With Clonezilla you can clone and duplicate partitions of various formats and disks of various sizes locally or over the network. Even more impressive is the fact that you can do all this without typing complicated commands. And since Clonezilla is available as part of the GParted-Clonezilla live CD, you don't even have to install it.

Microsoft, Newspeak and Open XML

Opinion: Congratulations, Microsoft; you've got everyone believing the big lie that Open XML is an open standard.

Mass. Embraces MS' Open XML Document Format

Massachusetts has reversed its policy and will support both Microsoft's Office Open XML format and the OASIS Open Document Format.

[Why am I not surprised? - Scott]

Emacs 22 enhancements make venerable editor flashy again

Emacs 22.1 hit the street a month ago, a long-awaited update to the GNU project's customizable and extensible do-everything super-editor that has been six years in the making. Here's a look at what you'll find in the new version.

Report: Snort: IDS Done Well (and Good)

Open source IDS Snort went from a weekend hobby to a multi-million dollar best of breed industry leader.

Current Issue - July 2007

You have to see the movie Shrek the Third in order to appreciate what DreamWorks has achieved with Linux on 3,000 CPUs doing 20 million CPU render hours. The hair movement, detail and lighting will knock your socks off and make them dance around the theater. We've got the lowdown on how it was all done; the various stages from storyboard to final cut.As always, there's much more. Need Optical Character Recognition (OCR) that actually works? We'll tell you about a quirky command-line tool that does an outstanding job. Have you discovered the world of vector graphics? We'll get you working with Inkscape, even at the command line. And don't miss our interview with the Photoshop clone Pixel's creator Pavel Kanzelberger.

New Comment Draft of Mass. ETRM Includes OOXML

The Massachusetts Division ITD, the state agency that effectively launched the voyage of ODF around the world in August of 2005, has released a new version of its Enterprise Technical Reference Model. And this new draft includes Microsoft's OOXML formats as an acceptable "open format." The new draft was posted today, and the very brief comment period will end on July 20.

Adventures in Digital Photography With Linux, part 2

In part 1 I introduced you fine readers to my new obsession, digital SLR cameras. If you're used to compact point-and-shoot digital cameras, and you're thinking of making the move to a DSLR, there are several important points to keep in mind:

Permission for home!

What happens when you don't have permission to enter into your home?

Zonbu: The Linux PC Reviewed

  • OSWeekly; By Matt Hartley (Posted by gsh on Jul 2, 2007 12:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
There has been some controversy about this, so hopefully today, I can clear the air. Yes, in order to benefit from Zonbu, you will need a subscription. But when subscribing, please understand two very important factors:

NorhTec MicroClient Jr. Review

  • PCBurn; By Chris Bergeron (Posted by Inhibit on Jul 2, 2007 12:02 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
Weighing in at 505 grams (just over a pound) and selling for around 100$(USD) the MicroClient Jr. is an inexpensive SFF machine. PCBurn takes a look to see what it's got internally and how well it can run Slax, DSL, or as an LTSP thin client. Will it be a good fit as your next always-on web browser or POS machine?

LinuxWorld conference and expo 2007 in United Kingdom

LinuxWorld expo is a Linux and Open Source conference and exhibition which is held in 12 countries and there are 15 shows (2 per year in the US, Japan, and in China; 1 each in Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Germany, UK, Italy and Netherlands). By conducting these expos, LinuxWorld facilitates the meeting of diverse businesses and individuals who are involved in Linux and Open Source and are appealing to a cross section of industries including automotive, health, banking, retail, education and local government.

Linux Gazette #140 is out!

  • LinuxGazette.net; By Ben Okopnik (Posted by dave on Jul 2, 2007 10:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Linux Gazette ...making Linux just a little more fun!

Joomla Day comes to Joburg

Joomla Day comes to Joburg on July 14. Following a successful event in Cape Town recently, the organisers have taken their next step in bringing Joomla to SA's cities.

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