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New Gnash release includes support for YouTube videos

Support for YouTube and streaming video is a key feature of Gnash 0.8.0, the third alpha release of the open source Flash movie player. Gnash is available as a standalone application, or as a plugin for Firefox, Mozilla, Konqueror, and Opera.

Mozilla hits out at Apple's Safari plans

Mozilla's chief operating officer John Lilly has hit out at Apple's Steve Jobs, calling his plans for building Safari's market share "out of date" and "duopolistic".

Updated VLC fixes security problems

Users of VideoLAN's VLC cross-platform media player are strongly advised to upgrade to the just-released version 0.8.6c, which fixes "a security vulnerability in the CDDA, Vorbis, Theora and SAP plugins."

Write and Deploy Portlets with Apache Pluto

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Kito D. Mann (Posted by IdaAshley on Jun 18, 2007 11:27 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
Portlets are powerful tools for aggregating data from multiple locations, integrating different applications, and providing a collaborative workspace for groups of users. To test portlets in development, Apache Pluto is a good choice. This article teaches you how to install and configure the Pluto portlet container inside the Apache Geronimo server.

Fedora Weekly News Issue 92

Fedora Weekly News Issue 92

Amarok Weekly Newsletter Issue 9 released!

The ninth issue of the Amarok Weekly Newsletter is out. In this issue, we interview an Amarok developer (Ian Monroe), take a look at the future of Amarok - Version 2.0 - and continue to provide nice usage tips.

OSS helps give voice to beach condition reporting system

Mote Marine Lab in Sarasota, Fla., has enjoyed great success with its Google Maps-based beach conditions reporting system. Covering the six public beaches of Sarasota county and operational for eight months, the system receives 1,200 hits per day and is regularly mentioned by local media. Pleased with the publicity, Mote scientists made plans to expand the coverage to Manatee and Collier counties. What they didn't realize was that the original design didn't provide easy access for a small but significant portion of the public: people who don't own computers.

SUSE Linux 9.3 security support is now discontinued

With todays release of the CUPS bugfix/security fix update this will mark the last security update for SUSE Linux 9.3. It is now officially discontinued and out of support.

NASA tests Linux for spacecraft control

Linux was selected for a NASA experiment aimed at proving the feasibility of COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) hardware and software for scientific space missions. A key requirement was for application development and runtime environments familiar to scientists, to facilitate porting applications from the lab to the spacecraft.

U.S. DoD software magazine highlights open source software

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)'s software technology magazine, "DoD Software Tech News", has posted a whole issue devoted to open source software issues. It includes essays by David A. Wheeler, Terry Bollinger, John M. Weathersby, Mark Lucas (on Geospatial OSS), Peter Gallagher, Matt Asay (Alfresco), and Andrew Gordon. Free registration required.

Sharing medical software: FOSS licensing in medicine

I have written a short guide to software licensing in medicine: Sharing medical software: FOSS licensing in medicine. This covers the problems of license proliferation, the issue of proprietarization and several other key licensing related issues. This is a work in progress. Please help me make this a valuable resource, by providing your comments and feedback. -Trotter

What Netflix Needs is Linux

  •; By Matt Hartley (Posted by gsh on Jun 18, 2007 4:36 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
In the past, I have always found it comical when companies have found themselves buying into the need to protect their content with DRM because of the pressure from the music and movie industries. Well, it seems that Netflix is no different, but I have to ask: is the DRM protection really needed in their case for online movie viewing? Personally, I think there is another way to protect the content and do so without traditional DRM headaches as well.

Google Browser Sync extension clones Firefox settings

Computers can make your life easier, but you may not think so if you use more than one and like to keep your workspace the same across them. For instance, if you browse the Web, switching to another computer is a hassle. Where are your bookmarks? What was your password again? What was that URL you were looking at yesterday? Google Browser Sync is a Firefox extension that can help.

JBoss: Hypersonic to mysql migration

So, now I had my server, deploying the trailbalzer and even my application without any problems, but as there's already stated that Hypersonic isn't suited for production purposes and as I discovered that my tables were gone when restarting the server (only after some more hours I understood it wasn't Hypersonic's fault, but a xml config file's)

Review: Ease-of-Use Tips for the Desktop

These are short and easy things to do which can make your Linux desktop even more convenient than it currently is. Trying Ubuntu out without changing your distribution or creating a new drive partition or installing it on another HD, setting up OpenOffice so ability to read/write Windows Office 2007 word processor documents are what you'll learn how to do today.

19" Damn Small Linux-based digital photo frame kit

  •; By Eric K (Posted by ekan on Jun 18, 2007 1:33 PM EDT)
  • Groups: PHP, Linux; Story Type: News Story
My company today launched our 19", Damn Small Linux-based digital photo frame Kit.

Mindquarry digs into OSS project management

Mindquarry 1.1 is the latest release of this open source collaboration and project management tool backed by SAP co-founder Hasso Plattner.

X-Wrt extends OpenWrt router firmware

I've been using OpenWrt on my Linksys router for a year or so. I take it for granted -- I ignore it because it just works. But back at, which is a related project, not a competitor to OpenWrt, developers have been busy creating a new user interface that both extends OpenWrt and makes it easier to use.

Patent threats bad for Microsoft business - Red Hat

Microsoft going around threatening customers with patent litigation does not make good business sense, says Red Hat's David Postel, who was speaking in Johannesburg last week.

Why Microsoft and Linux Companies Are Tying the Knot

Could it be because the move actually makes sense for both the Linux companies and Microsoft?

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