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Clustering distro ParallelKnoppix goes gold with v2.4

The Spain-based project team for ParallelKnoppix, a remastered live CD edition of Debian/Knoppix that allows the clustering of machines for parallel processing, has released v2.4 of the distro. It features a 2.6.20.1 kernel and the KDE default desktop environment.

Final KDE e.V. Quarterly Report of 2006

The fourth quarterly report from KDE e.V. is now available. It covers the board meeting in Darmstradt, the fate of the technical working group and the status of the SQO-OSS research project. As usual there are reports from the working groups, including business cards, a branding meeting, an active HCI group and 27,478 commits. New members and finances are also covered. If you have been contributing to KDE for some time and want to get involved in the administrative side, do consider joining KDE e.V.

Dirk Dashing 1.03 for Linux Released

My Game Company releases Dirk Dashing v1.03 for Linux

Preparing your Linux systems for the new DST

"Spring forward; Fall back," That's the way the saying goes. Some years I get it backwards, but I eventually catch on. I've never had to worry about my PCs getting it wrong before, though. Now, with the recent changes in the Daylight Savings Time (DST) rules, I do. Fortunately, there are ways to make sure that both my Linux computers and I get the new rules right.

Build a Fedora Live CD

Take a step-by-step guide to creating custom Live CD’s on Fedora Linux. Fedora Linux is a popular and mature Linux distribution, which released its first official Live CD in December 2006. Learn how to build your own custom and easy-to-use Live CDs using a rewrite of Pilgrim, the Fedora Live CD creation tool.

R500 Reverse Engineering Update

  • MichaelLarabel.com; By Michael Larabel (Posted by phoronix on Mar 6, 2007 1:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Today I heard from Daniel Stone who is one of the people working on the R500 reverse engineering. At this point they are still in the early stages of this new driver but within a few weeks they hope the register dumps will become useful...

Red Hat, Exadel Partner for Rich Eclipse-Based Developer Tools

Red Hat has partnered with Exadel, a provider of rich application components, for mature, Eclipse-based developer tools for building service-oriented architecture (SOA) and rich, Web 2.0 applications to Red Hat's integrated platform, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux and JBoss Enterprise Middleware. Red Hat said the move marks the first time that a high caliber set of Eclipse-based developer tools will be available in open source.

Persian version of Firefox Browser presented

Bahram Marvandi, A 35-year-old Iranian citizen residing in Austria, has written a software program using which the Firefox Browser can be used in Persian language.

Another War We're Not Winning: Us vs Spam

Are we losing the war on spam? Is the war on spam a war we can win? Is there any reason for hope? When I learned how much spam was hitting our servers at O'Reilly, I decided to ask several long-time Internet luminaries these questions. Was the situation as bad as I thought it might be? In short, the answer is yes, which only makes me wonder why more people aren't talking about it.

Inside Second Life's Data Centers

As Second Life strains to keep up with recent popularity, InformationWeek looks at the real-world technology foundations of the make-believe world, and developer Linden Lab's plans to stay on top of growth.

Firefox and Safari back on browser attack

Mozilla's Firefox and Apple's Safari web browsers both continued to snare market share from Microsoft's Internet Explorer last month, a web metrics company said.

Should Sony Ericsson Make UIQ Open Source?

Sony Ericsson last month at 3GSM in Barcelona said it was looking for partners for its UIQ platform, which it acquired several months earlier. The move was designed to help Sony Ericsson grow UIQ beyond just the confines of its own handset ecosystem and to challenge Nokia's S60 platform. Sony Ericsson is obviously trying to make sure that S60 doesn't dominate the smartphone marketplace. But is Sony Ericsson's current strategy the best way to achieve this end?

Foresight Linux project delivers v1.0.1

Chief maintainer Ken VanDine on March 4 announced the release of Foresight Linux 1.0.1, which boasts a 2.6.19.2 kernel and GNOME 2.16.3 desktop environment. Foresight Linux is based on rPath Linux (and its Conary package management), said to showcase the latest innovations from the GNOME project.

Open-source CRM firm marches into Europe

SugarCRM is opening an office in Dublin as part of a push into Europe.

Red Hat sets up shop in Mexico

Raleigh software company Red Hat has launched operations in Mexico City in an effort to boost the company's growth throughout Latin America.

Live from the 1st WorldVistA Education Conference

  • GNU/Linux And Open Source Medical Software News (Posted by dcparris on Mar 5, 2007 5:36 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Live from the 1st WorldVistA Education Conference and Seminar at Robert Morris University near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This is a 3 day education event being put on byworldvista.org Highlights so far, Peter Bodke just demonstrated his VistA demonstration appliance version 1.0 that is available on Sourceforge. This has both the client and server available on a Windows machine via virtualization. This is so far not intended to be a production system but it has all the configuration details done out of the box. More information about the conference as it occurs.

Making animated movie/screenshots of your Ubuntu Desktop

  • linuxondesktop.blogspot.com; By Ambuj varshney (Posted by ambuj123 on Mar 5, 2007 4:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
In this article i describe how to record your Desktop and make animated screen casts(movie) of your desktop using Five different tools pyvnc2swf,xvidcap,Desktop Recorder , Wink , and patched vesion of FFmpeg . As well as how to install these tools on Ubuntu 6.10 edgy desktop and make screencasts with these tools

Meet on free software demands policy changes

The National Convention on Free Software held at University of Hyderabad called up for major changes in the current Government policies in order to speed up dissemination of knowledge in the Indian economy.

Surfers turning to Firefox

Despite the launch of a new version late last year, Microsoft's browser software, Internet Explorer, has continued to decline in popularity.

Free software is nothing to fear

When asked to explain what open source software is, most people are likely to rattle off a list of practical characteristics of the software itself.

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