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Review: Inkscape 0.45 is the best yet

Open source software's preeminent vector graphics package, Inkscape, made a new stable release last month. Inkscape 0.45 packs in new features, speed, and usability enhancements, and offers a tempting look at where the package is headed.

Microsoft Exchange, Meet Your Replacement.

In this article, Linux Journal discovers the Citadel groupware server, and boldly declares that this is the one -- though not as widely known as some other solutions, Citadel is the ideal open source replacement for Microsoft Exchange.

Novell sees hope as Microsoft deal starts to pay off

Waltham software vendor Novell Inc. credited its controversial deal with Microsoft Corp. for fueling interest in its Linux operating system software in its fiscal first quarter. Article Tools Novell said that Linux sales rose 46 percent to $15 million over the same period last year. In the period ended Jan. 1, the company racked up additional Linux invoices worth $91 million, a 659 percent increase from the previous year. Revenue from these invoices will be recognized in future quarters.

Podcast aimed at embedded Linux developers

LinuxLink Radio is a free podcast allowing developers to keep up to date with news of interest to the embedded Linux community.

Tiny 2-Watt Linux system packs a light-weight JRE

Canadian board-maker Techsol is offering a tiny industrial gateway device preloaded with Linux, along with a lightweight JRE (Java runtime environment). The Gateway Express is based on the company's SA2410 Medallion CPU module, draws under two watts, and is available with IBM WebSphere development tools.

Is GNU/Linux for you? Probably not

From time to time, it is not uncommon to encounter a confession on the net, a bleating essay that says "I can't run Linux, though I'd love to", and advances a host of assorted "reasons" for this act of commission.

All About Wine: Run Windows Apps Under Linux

A couple months back, I was at home, working on some changes to my personal Web site. I wanted to see how my work in progress looked in Internet Explorer. On a Windows machine that's as easy as pie, of course, but on my Linux desktop it's not so simple. I usually grab my laptop and boot it into Windows if I need to check something in IE (or interact with a wrongheaded site that requires that browser), but this wasn't an option that day--so I apparently had no choice but to reboot my desktop (which dual boots), select Windows, fire up Internet Explorer, take a look, and boot back into Linux to continue my work.

Linuxasia 2007: Open-source event puts interoperability first

This year’s event focussed on interoperability, the commercialization of Open Source Software (OSS) technologies and the acceptance of OSS when it comes to running mission critical applications.

Do we want Mac in the enterprise when we have Linux?

Larry Dignan recently posted a piece on Mac in the enterprise (The eternal question: Can Apple go enterprise?). I think a better question is actually why we would want Apple to bother with the enterprise when we have Linux? This assumes, of course, that you're in the market for a Windows alternative. However, Apple has done such an incredibly nice job moving into the world of consumer electronics that I say, "Let them stay there!"

Release-critical Bugreport for March 2, 2007

Bug stamp-out list March 2, 2007

A Modest Proposal for Michael Dell

For anyone who has been using open source for a while, the current commercial enthusiasm for communities, collaboration, and all things Web 2.0, is rather amusing. After all, the idea that users are not to be regarded simply as passive and grateful recipients of whatever is handed down to them from on high, but need to be treated as partners and participants who can make valuable contributions to the formulation and development of new products, is central to the way that free software works. But some companies that are starting to dabble with Web 2.0 ideas are discovering that you have to be careful what you wish for when you solicit this kind of user feedback. Just ask Michael Dell.

Two short and clear messages from Germany to Steve B.

Chairs, anybody?

FSF wants to partner with hardware makers

The Free Software Foundation is hoping to engage hardware makers to work with the free software community to "establish a mutually beneficial relationship".

Fault-tolerant Linux can compete with Windows

If you ask any IT manager if they would want an operating system that was ‘guaranteed’ to be available and supporting applications running continuously twenty four hours a day, 365 days a year, then the answer would probably be very simple. However, if you want to measure how much this level of availability is worth to the organisation, then you’ll probably get a very different response.

Preinstalled Open Source: The Next OS Battleground?

The consumer response to Dell's request for product suggestions showed a large interest in PCs preloaded with open source operating systems and applications. Negligible financial benefit has often stood in the way of such offerings. Unknown interest among consumers has also been an obstacle, but now that Dell has asked them directly, can it afford to ignore their replies?

Network appliance runs Linux on multi-core MIPS64 NPU

Taiwanese board- and system-builder Lanner Electronics is sampling a 2U network appliance that supports Cavium's interesting multi-core MIPS64-compatible network processing units (NPUs). The MR-950 runs Linux, and targets devices running multi-service security applications, such as UTM (unified threat management) appliances.

2007 HIMSS Wrap-Up

This yearsHIMSS conference in New Orleans is over. Here's the conference wrap-up:CCHIT certification is being emphasized.Interoperability progress is occurring but is still confusing.Open source has a presence at HIMSS now!Read more for details.

Playing Classic Games Under Ubuntu

Computing has evolved over the years the computers are becoming more and more powerful and the best example of this is how games have evolved over the years from 2D Side-Scrollers to present day ultra realistic 3D games . Todays gaming console possess as much processing powers as yesteryears supercomputers . However many of us do still remember the "Alley Cat"(DOS) and "Mario"(NES) and "Contra"(NES and SNES) and other classic games we used to play whether on Nintendo NES or DOS or SNES, these games were simple compared to todays games but were very entertaining nonetheless . Now if you still want to relive your old days and play these classics whether they belong to NES,SNES , or plain old DOS games Ubuntu provides a way of playing these classic on your Linux box .

Métamorphose your file names en masse

Métamorphose is the graphical equivalent of the mv command combined with some of the functions of the chattr command for multiple files. While Métamorphose seems intended mainly for use with mass numbers of music files, to judge from the examples in the online help, anyone who takes file organization seriously can benefit from its attention to work flow and detailed options.

Using Amfphp 1.9 with the Adobe Flex 2 SDK

  • HowtoForge; By Michael Ramirez (Posted by falko on Mar 2, 2007 8:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: PHP
This article shows how you can make PHP interact with Adobe Flex. Adobe Flex is a technology to support the development and deployment of rich internet applications based on their proprietary Macromedia Flash platform.

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