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Nokia Engineers on KHTML, Collaboration and aKademy

So, you have KDE on your desktop and laptop systems, you've heard that Apple uses KDE components for its web browser Safari and you've tried Konq/Embedded on your handheld. But did you know that KDE could soon be making its way into your mobile phone? At aKademy in August David Carson and Deepika Chauhan from Nokia presented the work they've done in integrating KDE components into the latest version of the company's mobile phone software. I recently caught up with them to ask about the technical side of their work, why they chose KDE components and their experiences of aKademy.

Jadeliquid Software WebRenderer: Seamlessly Connect the Rich

The desktop Java re-emergence has been driven by a number of factors, one being the emergence of rich client vendors providing frameworks to display Web content in a meaningful way.

Visual Paradigm Suite: Build Quality Applications Faster, Better ...

Do you ever have the feeling that you've spent lots of money for a developer tool without gaining the productivity boost you were hoping for? Do you find it hard to track the status of your development against the project requirements? Does it seem difficult, keeping your design and implementation in-sync so that you can generate accurate documentation? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then probably you are using the wrong tool!

Comment of the Day October 16, 2005 Worth the Fight

  • Lxer - Article; By Abe (Posted by tadelste on Oct 16, 2005 8:23 AM EDT)
Note: I didn't need to register to read this article. It is a very good interesting read. Comment from The Open Source War .

Tutorial: Automated Backups With rdiff-backup

This tutorial describes how to do automated server backups with the tool rdiff-backup. rdiff-backup lets you make backups over a network using SSH so that the data transfer is encrypted.

Miers To Supremely Extend Microsoft Tentacles

  •; By blog Miers & Microsoft (Posted by VISITOR on Oct 16, 2005 8:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Included in her very short list of qualifications for the US Supreme Court, Harriet Miers protected Microsoft from class action lawsuits over their faulty products. This should clearly figure heavily in any examination of her record.

OpenSUSE Says SUSE Linux 10.1 Alpha Can Now Be Downloaded

  • SYS-CON Media; By LinuxWorld News Desk (Posted by tadelste on Oct 16, 2005 4:37 AM EDT)
  • Groups: SUSE; Story Type: News Story
The OpenSUSE team has announced through its mail list that SUSE Linux 10.1 Alpha1, codenamed "Auckland," is ready for download and testing by those wanting to live on the bleeding edge of Linux.

Identity Management Suite / VPAS

  • Enterprise IT Planet (Posted by tadelste on Oct 16, 2005 3:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
To utilize the peripheral devices in custom applications, Veridicom provides Windows and Linux-based software development kits for integrators and developers, including image capture, quality analysis and enhancement, and verification routines.

More ’n more lapping up laptops now

  • Financial Express India; By N SHIVAPRIYA (Posted by tadelste on Oct 16, 2005 2:43 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The basic laptop usually comes with a Celeron-based processor and without an operating system, or a free operating system such as Linux.

Introducing the National Center for Open Source Policy and Research

The National Center for Open Source Policy and Research ( is a non-profit organization established to promote the use of open source software solutions within government IT enterprise environments for the benefit of government agencies, the general public and public sector entities. NCOSPR will accomplish this by serving as a facilitator and administrator of development and implementation services among government, academic, open source community and information technology (IT) industry developer, distribution and user communities.

Microsoft to keynote Unix conference

Renai writes: "While that conference saw Microsoft executive Greg Stone come under attack from the audience for the vendor's proprietary document standards, the AUUG organisers are obviously hoping Microsoft Unix specialist Chris Green will receive a warmer welcome."

"Don't be put off by Chris' Microsoft badge -- he is actually a long time Unix hacker," the user group said today in a statement updating users on presentations at the conference.

Sure - Ed

Horton AV announces avian flu vaccine for Linux

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Oct 16, 2005 12:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Reacting to fears that the avian flu outbreak recently reported in Turkey could spread to Linux, anti-virus vendor Horton AV has released what it calls an effective vaccine.

Review: Contenders Challenge The Microsoft Office Monopoly

According to recent research by the Yankee Group, Microsoft’s Office product line has an astounding 90 percent market share. With such an impressive command of the market, many solution providers serving the SMB market have concluded that there is no viable alternative to Microsoft Office. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. Several alternatives are priced significantly lower than MS Office and offer compatibility with the Microsoft product’s file formats and robust feature sets.

A Comparison of Solaris, Linux, and FreeBSD Kernels

  • OpenSolaris; By Max Bruning (Posted by bstadil on Oct 15, 2005 10:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Sun
This article examines three of the basic subsystems of the kernel and compares implementation between Solaris 10, Linux 2.6, and FreeBSD 5.3. The three subsystems examined are scheduling, memory management, and file system architecture. I chose these subsystems because they are common to any operating system (not just Unix and Unix-like systems), and they tend to be the most well-understood components of the operating system.

Has MySQL Betrayed the Open Source Community?

The press release appeared on SCO's website on September 2, and was distributed to the media by a popular newswire service, but to date, is nowhere to be found at MySql's site: the two companies agreed "to jointly deliver a certified, commercial version of the popular MySQL database for SCO OpenServer 6, the newest release of SCO's UNIX solutions platform."

The Open-Source War

  • NY Times; By JOHN ROBB (Posted by bstadil on Oct 15, 2005 7:44 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
In September, the Defense Department floated a solicitation for a company to build a "system of metrics to accurately assess U.S. progress in the war on terrorism" and make suggestions on how to improve the effort. As a software executive and former Air Force counterterrorist operative, I began thinking: how would I build this system and what would I recommend? [ED: FYI, This story requires registration(free). Regardless of anyones view of the Iraqi engagement it is interesting that knowledge of the Open source methodology has reached a point where a major news paper assume it is known. ]

Why Linux Hosting is Gaining More Presence Than Windows Hosting?

  • andPOP; By Dr Ravi Chamria (Posted by tadelste on Oct 15, 2005 7:24 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
So, what is Windows or Linux web hosting and what are the advantages and disadvantages to hosting your web site on either Server. And why now Linux is gaining more popularity. Well, that's just the answer isn't it ?

What's the next stop for open source? Your cellphone.

The OSDL (Open Source Development Labs) intends to launch the mobile Linux initiative starting monday which would be focused on bringing the power of Linux and Open Source software to your cellphones. As if Microsoft did not already have its jitters, it was only in October this year when Windows Mobile surpassed the Palm platform’s penetration in mobile devices

Linuxworld Exclusive: Climbing the Linux Mountain

  • SYS-CON Media (Posted by bstadil on Oct 15, 2005 4:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Linux is not a black box. There are no super secrets to divine from the interior data of the device. What it is, however, is a consumer-friendly operating system providing multiple ways to do a series of complex tasks most often left to the intermediate user. Linux makes it easier. Releases RC3 of Version 2.0

  • eWEEK Linux; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by tadelste on Oct 15, 2005 2:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The third release candidate of Version 2.0 of the popular OpenOffice open-source office suite includes bug fixes only and no new features.

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