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Disk Doctors Labs, Inc. Launches Linux Data Recovery Software

Disk Doctors Launches! Linux Data Recovery Software Disk Doctors Linux Data Recovery software is a tool that helps you to recover data from Ext2 & Ext3 File System which may be on any Linux distribution, to name a few Redhat, Suse, Mandriva, Ubuntu, Caldera, Slackware, Gentoo, Kubuntu etc.

Lacie Offers Complete Burning Solution With LightScribe Labeller

LaCie announced it is the first to offer a complete burning and LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling solution for all operating systems. This includes the first-ever LightScribe Labeler software for Linux, a new version of LightScribe Labeler software for Mac, and SureThing LightScribe Labeler for Windows.

Howto: ATI fglrx driver+Xgl+compiz on Debian Sid for KDE users

A how-to on manually installing Xgl and compiz on Debian Sid, for KDE users, with the proprietary ATI graphics driver ("fglrx"). Note: This how-to was done with Kanotix, which is very close to stock Debian Sid. I think it'll work on stock Debian Sid, but since I don't have Sid on my spare partition at the moment, I can't test it. If someone here can, it would be much appreciated.

Consortium to measure open source quality

A consortium consisting of leading European open source projects, consultants and research bodies has secured EU funding to measure the quality of open source software.

Firefox 2 - out on Tuesday

"It's the first update since last November for the browser - used by 11 to 15 percent of people on the Internet, according to independent and company estimates," says The Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

Firefox Wins Popularity Among Business Users

Firefox is appealing to 44 percent of businesses who allow their employees install Firefox as another web browser.

Adobe Flash 9 Beta Debuts on Linux OS

  • DailyTech; By Michael Hoffman (Posted by dcparris on Oct 21, 2006 10:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Adobe has recently released the beta version of Flash Player 9 for the Linux operating system. The Linux version has most of the same features that users are used to with Windows and Macintosh versions of Flash 9. The beta, which was released on Wednesday, does not support a full-screen mode or support for SSL encryption. Adobe, however, said that both features will be available in the final version of the program. Developers will also be able to use Adobe's Flex 2 software developer kit to help develop new applications.

[Yes, it's the moment we've all been dreading. - dcparris]

Debian internationalisation server is available

During the first Debian Internationalisation meeting Casar de Caceres, Extremadura, Spain. a server, dedicated for the Debian internationalisation activities, was setup.

Managing Xen With Xen-Tools, Xen-Shell, And Argo

This guide describes how to install and use xen-tools, xen-shell, and Argo on a Debian system. Falko Timme use Debian as usual.

Fedora Core 6 Screenshot Walkthrough

TCS has taken some great screenshots of the much anticipated Fedora Core 6. Screenshot walkthroughs are available in 1024x768 and 800x600 resolutions.

A Cliffs Notes guide to the mobile video market

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Larry Loeb (Posted by solrac on Oct 21, 2006 6:33 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
Mobile video is moving just a bit faster than the speed of life, these days. Sprint has just announced its intention to test a video-to-the-handset service called VUE, Qualcomm has hopped on board with its MediaFLO transport mechanism, and users are clamoring for peer-to-peer content on the go.

First benchmarks of the ext4 file system

These are the first benchmarks of the upcoming ext4 file system for Linux which promises improved data integrity and performance, among with less limitations. While the ext4 file system is still in the early stages of development, it's already showing some performance improvements.

Experts warn of IE7 flaws

Security firms are already warning that Microsoft's Internet Explorer 7 may contain security vulnerabilities. The browser has a stack of new features that will help bring it up to par with Mozilla's Firefox, including tabbed windows, integrated search and an RSS feed manager.

Website to Educate on Dangers of Digital Restrictions Management

Several public interest groups including international library groups, the Free Software Foundation Europe, the Consumer Project on Technology, iCommons and others have created a new website DRM.INFO to educate the public on the use of technological restrictions on digital media.

And now, on to something different... Copyright!

Most free software licences allow you to get someone else's software code and modify it as you see fit, provided you mention the original author and contribute your modifications back to the community - or at least, to the original author (who may then decide to include it in his own version of the software). Those licences however, don't grant you the right to call someone else's code your own: while you can hack at it as much as you want, only your own code is yours.

Development Release: B2D Linux

The developers of Taiwan's B2D Linux have released a new "pre-stable" build of their Debian-based distribution. This will be followed by a longer testing period before the final release of a stable B2D Linux 2006.

Firefox 2.0 coming your way on Tuesday

Users of the current version of the browser Firefox 1.5 will find that not much has changed as far as the user interface is concerned. There have been some improvements with the tabs feature, such as enabling users to close and reopen individual tabs more easily and a history list of previous tabs that have been opened.

Kids say"thank you" to (Ed)Ubuntu team

Weve just installed two donated computers in a community nursury and breakfast/after schol club in Lincolnshire. The kids absolutely love them, most are from underpriviledged backgrounds and many of them have never used a computer before. As a result they will grow up computer literate.

A bit more insight into Munich's Debian

  • Debian-News.net; By Christian Jensen (Posted by cj2003 on Oct 21, 2006 10:29 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Debian
Steve McIntyre visited the LiMux team in Munich and has posted a small report about the visit on his blog. LiMux is the specially tailored Debian distribution City of Munich deploys.

Linux webpad draws enthusiastic mini-review

The PepperPad 3 appeals to both computer neophytes and Linux hackers, suggests CarryPad Editor Steve Paine in an enthusiastic mini-review. Paine praises the device's user-friendliness, as well as its open, hacker-friendly, x86-based architecture.

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