Open source developers released a new edition of the Gnome Partition Editor (GParted) earlier this month. Though it is based on Linux, updates to the bootable versions mean people without Linux skills can now use them.
Today the KDE team announces a new project to re-synchronize our HTML engine, KHTML, with the WebKit engine. Code named Unity, the project has so far focused on porting the WebKit engine to Qt 4 with minimal changes to the existing code-base. WebKit is a derivative of the KHTML engine developed by Apple Computer Inc.
EADS (European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company) is using virtualization software from Sysgo in a design aimed at reducing avionics system costs in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). PikeOS enables multiple software platforms to share one hardware platform, while "opening the door" to Linux and other open-source components for non-critical applications, Sysgo says.
The Switzerland-based Pentoo Linux project team has released its first live CD, Mini-Pentoo 2006.1, team spokesman Michael Zanetta announced on July 7. The 208MB Gentoo-based "mini" distribution features a number of tools for auditing and testing a network, from scanning and discovering to exploiting vulnerabilities, the team said on its website.
Microformats are one small step forward toward exporting structured data on the Web; a new way to embed structured data within standard XHTML code. Discover how to read and write the new microformats for the Web.
TORONTO, July 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Xenos Group Inc. (Toronto: XNS), a leading provider of solutions that capture, transform, transport and present electronic data and documents, announced today that Transite Technology, Inc., of Raleigh, North Carolina, has purchased Xenos terminalONE software to automate electronic transactions throughout its business and to the company's customers and their trading partners. terminalONE is an end-to-end transaction gateway solution that expedites business transactions over the Internet and across disparate platforms.
With Microsoft trying to ramp up its Windows Virtual Server for release next year, Red Hat, Novell, Xandros, and other Linux vendors are pulling out the stops toward virtualization in hopes that Linux might start to beat Windows as the base operating system of choice among enterprises and small businesses.
National Lampoon, a venerated venue of collegiate comedy, stopped publishing its print magazine seven years ago, and needed an online home to make available its vast archive of articles, videos, graphics, and music. It also needed a way to keep making money without magazine ad and retail sales revenue. But hand-coding static Web pages every time the site needed to be updated created so much work for Lampoon CTO Scott Mulder, it wasn't funny. An open source content management system called Joomla put the smile back on Mulder's face.
Excellent paper (pdf) by Prof. Edward E. Felten of Princeton University about the technical backgrounds of Network Neutrality. A must-read for everyone who cares about Network Neutrality, even when you are not a networking guru. Ready to digg at: http://digg.com/politics/Nuts_and_Bolts_of_Network_Neutralit...
In this article you will learn how to turn a blank CD and an inexpensive USB keydrive into a powerful, portable, take-along operating system complete with modern applications like Firefox, a Web server, and multimedia tools. All this can be done using free Open Source Linux software.
t's fun and useful to explore pure IP telephony, but most folks want PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) integration as well. (PSTN is also known as POTS: Plain Old Telephone Service.) An Asterisk server can interface with "legacy" systems, which means "not IP," or your ordinary old digital and analog telephone systems.
A new databse is up documenting linux hardware compatability. Broken down into such areas as motherboards, graphics cards, plug-n-pray peripherals, etc it has a decent list now and they want more input on what works and what doesn't.
Professional podcasting is about to get a brand new toy for doing those "in the field" type broadcasts. Marketed as "the world's first professional, portable recording studio", the Trinity DAW will record audio with the best of them and allow for on the spot editing thanks to the included Audacity software.
From September 14-16, the fourth international Wizards of OS (WOS 4) Conference in Berlin will be dealing with free software, free content, and free infrastructures under the slogan Information Freedom Rules. At the Columbiahalle in Berlin, imported trends and innovative products from these areas will be presented and discussed. Hundreds of researchers, technicians, artists, and activists are expected to attend, not to mention more than 1,000 visitors. If you are interested in attending, you can register at the web site http://www.wizards-of-os.org. A pass for all three days of the conference costs 60 euros (reduced price: 30 euros), while one day of admission costs 25 euros (reduced price: 12 euros).
For a managed service provider on a fixed-fee model, downtime and service calls mean less margin.
Last week, members of the KDE project attended the Four Core meeting, one of several events designed to accelerate the development of KDE's next major release. Attendees worked on readying the fundamental kdelibs and kdebase packages for version 4 so that work on overlying applications may continue.
SageTV, a Oakbrook Terrace , IL-based personal entertainment software company will announce SageTV Media Center for Linux V5 with place shifting features and Media Extender support later this week, sources say.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. and MUNICH, Germany, July 11 /PRNewswire/ -- DataCore Software today announced that because of the notable success its customer Munich-Schwabing Hospital has achieved through its technology, the five hospitals in the Bavarian capital of Munich are currently centralizing their information technology in order to save costs and provide a more efficient data management system. With its positive experience in the field of virtualization tools -- in particular, VMware for servers and DataCore Software's SANsymphony(TM) for storage -- the Schwabing Hospital is now expanding its operations multi-site and helping the other hospitals within its network. The Schwabing Hospital is now responsible for storage and server architecture for all five hospitals due to the successes already achieved in improving productivity and resource utilization through its deployment of a comprehensive virtual infrastructure.
DejaVu font development gives Linux another toehold for its push into proprietary territory.