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Mozilla Foundation releases Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0.5

Mozilla Foundation releases Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0.5 Mozilla Thunderbird is a free, cross-platform email and news client developed by the Mozilla Foundation. The project strategy is modeled after Mozilla Firefox, a project aimed at creating a smaller and faster web browser. Just as Firefox aims to redefine the web browser, Thunderbird is a refinement of the mail and news interface. Users often use them both together.

The GNOME Journal, July Edition

  • http://gnomejournal.org (Posted by VISITOR on Jul 15, 2005 3:45 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNOME
The latest issue of The GNOME Journal features thoughts about marketing GNOME, a review of RSS feed readers for GNOME, a short preview on modeling with K-3D, an introduction to F-Spot, an introduction to Foresight Desktop Linux, and a review of Robert Love's 'Linux Kernel Development', 2nd Edition.

Hackable $99 Linux handheld includes WiFi

  • LinuxDevices (Posted by bstadil on Jul 15, 2005 1:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Aeronix used Linux to build a $99 instant messenger appliance aimed at keeping kids from tying up the family PC while chatting with friends. Naturally, hackers soon appropriated the device for other duties, such as remotely controlling/monitoring Sony's Aibo robot.

Open-source P2P projects keep swapping

The ripples of anxiety from last month's landmark Supreme Court ruling on peer-to-peer software haven't quite made it to Jonathan Nilson's home in Tallahassee, Fla. Nilson, a programmer who has been working on peer-to-peer software called Shareaza for several years, says the loose band of developers who share responsibility for the open-source project haven't been dissuaded from their work by the court ruling, which is casting a dark legal cloud over the future of companies such as Grokster and LimeWire.

Cinelerra: Rough and ready video editor

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Jul 15, 2005 11:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The average computer user is now in quite good shape to develop and publish content. Video is a fun and challenging way to bring ideas to life and expand your skills. Needed hardware is becoming less expensive, and software to make and edit video is becoming more practical and accessible. Linux is no stranger to video, and fortunately for us little folk, its quite easy to get a hold of great Free Software tools. Enter Cinelerra, the "50,000 watt flamethrower" of Linux video.

Open source TV series downloadable

Go Open Source has released the Go Open television series for free download on the Internet. The series, hosted by John Vlismas and screened on SABC TV, is reported to be the first television show in the world to focus on open source. The broadcasts have been compressed and optimised for download purposes, using the MP4 format.

Simple PVR with KnoppMyth

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Jul 15, 2005 7:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Personal video recorders free you from the constraints of TV schedules, let you skip advertising, pause live TV, and much more. You can find commercial PVR products, such as Windows Media Centre Edition; dedicated devices, such as TiVo; and open source PVR projects, such as MythTV, which is widely hailed as the best free PVR solution, with features that even commercial competitors lack. MythTV's downside is its complex setup; you need to install a Linux distro, then MythTV, which can be a daunting prospect for non-technical users. In 2003, developers combined MythTV with the Knoppix live CD distribution, which aims at simplifying Linux installations, to create KnoppMyth, a product that's as easy to use as Knoppix, with the power of MythTV.

Red Hat expands open source stack

The Linux provider has added another mail product to its enterprise server offering Linux distributor Red Hat bulked up its open source enterprise server offering on Thursday by adding support for another open source mail product. Open source collaboration toolset Open-Xchange Server 5, which until now was only available on Novell's SuSE Linux Enterprise Server, will now be supported on Red Hat Enterprise Server 4.

At the Sounding Edge: FreeWheeling

  • Linux Journal; By Dave Phillips (Posted by tadelste on Jul 15, 2005 6:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
JP Mercury's FreeWheeling program is the software equivalent of that loop sampler. Of course, features have been added that are possible only in software, making FreeWheeling a powerful loop-based performance tool. In this month's column, I take a look at the latest version of FreeWheeling and consider its basic capabilities. FreeWheeling has features I haven't explored yet, but even its basic use shows off FreeWheeling's musicality.

Firefox nibbles away at IE market dominance

  • Inquirer; By Tamlin Magee (Posted by tadelste on Jul 15, 2005 5:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
ACCORDING TO A NetApplications report, FireFox is stealing away .5%-1% of Internet Explorer users each month.

OSDL's Linux Initiatives

  • LinuxDevCenter.com; By Lynn de la Torre, Ibrahim Haddad, Philip Peake, John Cherry, Mary Edie Meredith (Posted by tadelste on Jul 15, 2005 5:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community, GNU, Kernel, OSDL
OSDL is a somewhat vague entity in the minds of many in the Linux community. Beyond employing several top kernel hackers, the company spearheads several initiatives designed to improve the GNU/Linux operating system for use in business and industry. Here's what it's doing, what it's done, and why.

A successful conference on software localization in the Balkans

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Jul 15, 2005 1:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
During the first three days of July, 25 Central and Eastern Europeans gathered for a three day conference in Belgrade, Serbia, to discuss localization of free software in the Balkans. Vedran Vucic of the Belgrade Linux Center organized the conference so Europeans could network and discuss future regional localization projects.

Kerberos flaw opens apps to attack

Two serious security flaws in a technology widely used for network authentication could expose a swath of software products to hacker attack, experts have warned. The flaws could allow an online intruder to crash or gain access to computers running Kerberos, a freely available authentication technology that was developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

SCO e-mail: No 'smoking gun' in Linux code

  • CNET News.com; By Ina Fried (Posted by dave on Jul 14, 2005 5:05 PM EDT)
  • Groups: SCO; Story Type: News Story
In 2002 missive, SCO engineer says internal probe found "no evidence of any copyright infringement whatsoever."

Open source group reboots Europe campaign

  • Times Online; By Rhys Blakely (Posted by tadelste on Jul 14, 2005 2:36 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: OSDL
The worldwide market for desktops, servers and packaged software running on Linux, the open source operating platform, is forecast by OSDL to grow from $14 billion this year to $36 billion by 2008, equivalent to an annual compound growth rate of 26 per cent.

Report: Carrier Grade Linux: Adoption and Deployments

In this article, Ibrahim Haddad continues his detailed examination of Carrier Grade Linux, with an overview of CGL distributions, deployments, and some of the challenges ahead.

New chief to spread Linux gospel

  • Sydney Morning Herald (subscription); By Sam Varghese (Posted by tadelste on Jul 14, 2005 11:43 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A consortium dedicated to speeding up Linux take-up worldwide has appointed a director to oversee operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Open Source Development Labs said in a statement that Claude Beullens - who has worked in product engineering, sales and marketing at a number of technology firms including HP - took up the position this week.

Mr Beullens will be based in Luxembourg and drive efforts in Europe to increase confidence in Linux and open-source software.

Linux lays groundwork for world's top supercomputers

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Jul 14, 2005 11:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Linux now leads the pack of operating systems on the Top500 project's list of the world's most powerful supercomputers, the latest of which was released at the International Supercomputer Conference (ISC2005) in Heidelberg, Germany, last month.

IBM officially kills OS/2, suggests switch to Linux

  • TheInguirer; By Jock McFrock the bekilted Engineer: (Posted by bstadil on Jul 14, 2005 10:13 AM EDT)
BIG BLUE has hammered the final nails into OS/2's coffin. It said that all sales of OS/2 will end on the 23rd of December this year, and support for the pre-emptive multitasking operating system will end on the 31st December 2006.

It's doubly ironic that IBM has rather kindly posted a migration page for existing OS/2 users, so that they can easily move to Linux.

OOo Off the Wall: What New Users Need to Know About OpenOffice.org

  • Linux Journal; By Bruce Byfield (Posted by tadelste on Jul 14, 2005 8:49 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Any large piece of software has its own ways of doing things, and OpenOffice.org is no exception. In fact, because of its history and its design assumption that users are at least as interested in designing documents as in writing them, OpenOffice.org needs more orientation than most. OOo is not difficult to learn, but if you approach it expecting it to behave exactly like another office suite, especially MS Office, you are setting yourself up for frustration.

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