Trolltech has released the first bugfix release for Qt 4, the major release on which KDE 4 development is based on. Among the over 450 bug fixes and optimizations are numerous improvements to raster engine, X11 engine and QPainterPath, significantly speeding a range of drawing processes and introduction of top-level window transparency on X11.
In the parts one and two of this series on using Linux in a small office, we covered what to look for in hardware and the operating system, security concerns, and choosing an Internet service provider. In this final installment, we'll talk about protecting the data on your hard drive.
Will podcasting meet the same fate as Webcasting? Doc goes back to territory he covered extensively the last time the record industry successfully throttled a business that threatened it. And we're not talking about Napster, either.
Microsoft seems to have been the main beneficiary of the UK government's drive to put council services online. Research from the Society of IT Managers (Socitm) reveals that local authorities are increasingly opting to use Microsoft Windows applications, particularly in new installations. The research also revealed that contracts for applications specific to local government are concentrated in the hands of a select circle of companies. (Editors Note: Local governments have not responded to policy changes made at higher levels of government. However, the author has ignored major Linux wins throughout the globe at local government levels.)
Rather than just making machines that run Linux for every type of customer, IBM is taking a vertical-market approach, with new product offerings that focus on For the automotive industry, IBM is offering something it calls Infrastructure for Automotive Common Environment (ACE), which includes Linux technologies geared at automotive design and production. For retail, its Total Store Solutions - a package that includes Linux PCs and servers built for point-of-sale, self-checkout and store inventory management tasks, with third-party wireless and other technologies included. In the finance realm, IBM is offering Front Office Optimization for Banking. This package includes Linux-based server and PC applications that cover all aspects of running a bank, from teller position machines to customer service call centers and other areas.
The Linux enviroment offers two major packages for creating and editing digital media. Cinelerra is a media powerhouse, while Kino works well for beginners who need to create simple digital video. It's a speedy editor, lightweight, and it seldom crashes. Its simplicity, ease of use, and small learning curve make it an excellent alternative for creating and editing digital media in the Linux enviroment.
Lxer, mmelchert wrote in a comment " Just came across an English version of a presentation about the Linux migration project in Munich. You also might be interested to learn about its current status."..
A Chinese mobile phone hardware vendor and a Singaporean smartphone and PDA phone designer will jointly develop a Linux "PDA phone
Sun Microsystems on Wednesday night launched an office dedicated to open-source matters, signaling a new elevation of the collaborative programming philosophy within the server and software company
Dell made inroads into the Linux server space last week at LinuxWorld in San Francisco.
A Web browser that's in step with all World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) standards doesn't exist, but the noticeable shortcomings of one has led to grumbling in the Web development space
Nope. It's not a garden garnish. GNOME is a desktop software project designed to look familiar to anyone who has ever used a computer. Aaron Weber distills what the GNOME desktop is, what apps users will find as well as what platform development tools developers will find, and the resources to help you get started using it. Aaron is a coauthor of Linux in a Nutshell, 5th Edition.
Linux and open source software is traditionally good for developers and system administrators, and recently good for business users. When will it be good for multimedia users? A handful of projects are making video production and editing possible (and useful)--PiTiVi and GStreamer among them. Jono Bacon examines the present and future of video production with Linux and open source software.
inux developer Red Hat (redhat.com)will finance outside programmers' efforts to obtain patents that may be used freely by open source developers, the firm announced Tuesday at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo. Open Source Developer Labs has simultaneously launched a patent commons project, providing a central list of patents that have been donated to the collaborative programming community. The threat of patent-infringement lawsuits has caused many open source programming advocates to turn against the patent system altogether. The initiatives show a new proactive stance on the part of the open source community to combat the threat of patent-infringement lawsuits. "We're watching a groundswell of alternative ideas coming forward to try to counteract some of the patent terrorism that's coming up in industry," says Steve Mills, general
The Open Source Business Conference, set for Nov. 1-2, 2005 in Boston, will explore Linux- and open source-related business topics, including emerging trends, intellectual property, and other issues. The second annual event targets IT business executives, venture capitalists, attorneys, and others using open source software in enterprise or embedded systems.
After four months of development, the amaroK team has finished the new stable release of the popular KDE based audio player. amaroK 'Airborne' introduces the highly anticipated Wikipedia lookup feature. The cooperation between KDE and the Wikipedia project has already been the topic of an earlier article
Remember when Novell was the technology leader that others followed? Remember when Novell was renowned for having the best server software engineers anywhere in the world? Me too. But evidently, that's changed.
You can turn your blue Linksys router into a Linux box with OpenWrt, an embedded Linux distribution for Linksys WRT54G and WRT54GS routers. This tiny distribution exceeds the default firmware functionality in many useful ways. Instead of having only a Web-controlled wireless access point, OpenWrt provides you with a fully interactive Linux system. Some notable features are the ability to telnet/SSH to your router, install software such as Snort, Mini-Sendmail, and Asterisk, and create and control VLANs for every Ethernet port on the device.
Mozilla put out a call Wednesday afternoon to seek out beta testers interested in testing out the basic functions of Thunderbird, the group's open-source e-mail client. The quality assurance arm of the organization has asked that all interested persons subscribe to the Tbirdtesters mailing list.