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This is an awesome product! It is a 146$ Linux computer (Thinix OS) from China that does all the basic things most people need, like browsing (firefox), emailing (thunderbird), instant messaging (gaim), skype, word processing (Red Office), audio/video playback (mplayer), e-learning, all through a very user-friendly very basic interface and is software upgradable.
Google released the first public beta of its Google Pages service Wednesday, allowing users who signed up for the service in January and February to begin creating personal websites using an easy-to-use, browser-based tool. The service gives each user 100 MB of free storage space on Google's servers.
Is incorporating more eyecandy on the OS a good or bad trend ? This article briefly ponders over this.
The days of selling software through the traditional commercial model are numbered, as open source is becoming the paradigm of choice, said Greg Stein, chairman of the Apache Software Foundation, at the EclipseCon 2006 conference on Wednesday.
Software is becoming is increasingly commoditised, Stein said during his keynote presentation, and more of it is available free and it is easy to get.
Companies that try to pull the wool over free software advocates, ultimately fool no one. As advocates, we should either make the OSI enforce their definition or disband.
Novel says its new Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10--which includes virtualization software--is ready for mainstream use.
Leading Open Source Innovators and Executives Fill Program for April 24-25 Technology Conference in San Diego. [ED: I will be there reporting for LXer.com - SR]
The construction company, whose current projects include the Dubai Tower (the tallest tower in the world), The Dubai International Finance center and the Conference Palace in Abu Dhabi, has seen reduced costs, recognised at least 5x performance gain and already experienced approximately 35% TCO improvement since the deployment of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
A second test version of the next generation of the open source file and print sharing software Samba has been released to the public, with numerous bugfixes and feature improvements included.
Opinion: Why does Microsoft keep falling on its face when it comes to deadlines, while Linux and other open-source projects keep right on trucking? (Linux-Watch)
Using perl -e allows you to specify a script right on the command line. It's a powerful, underused feature even for people who use Perl regularly. Perl's powerful command line options make it a more flexible replacement for sed, awk, and even vi. Combine perl -e with the command line editing capability of modern shells and you can, write, test, and debug in record time.
Do as I say, not as I do.
If you believed you had been wrongfully accused of phishing, how long would it take you to respond? A day? A week? How about four-and-a-half months? That's the elapsed time between Email Battles' tracking of a phishing scam to a Norwegian website, and the owner's complaint
. In the interest of fairness, EB quickly followed-up. The errant website owner's failure to respond in kind may lead reasonable people to question his veracity.
OpenOffice 2.0 has the chops to replace Microsoft Office in business offices, with a little help from StarOffice and better training vehicles from the open source community, says Robin "Roblimo" Miller
The Linux Professional Institute -- which for years has held fast to one of the lowest exam prices of all certification programs ($100 U.S.) -- recently announced that it has raised its exam prices to $150 (U.S.) each.
The Eclipse Foundation is expanding its core, developer's workbench into a broader platform that competes more directly with Microsoft Windows, at least within the enterprise.
I'm an art professor, and last semester I embarked on an exciting new adventure by erasing Mac OS X from nearly all of the Macintoshes in our digital media lab and installing Ubuntu in its place.
Today, Microsoft responded with the announcement at its Office Developers Conference of its own initiative: the Open XML Formats Developer Group. At launch, the new forum has 39 members, most notably including Apple, Intel and Toshiba. Despite the long list of founding members, however, it appears that the forum is purely informational in nature.
The CSIR Open Source Centre plans to open a satellite centre in Soweto in May this year to expose the untapped ICT skills and research potential in the township just south of Johannesburg.
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