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Mannheim starts Linux migration

  • The Register; By Jan Libbenga (Posted by tadelste on Oct 13, 2005 2:02 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The German City of Mannheim this week outlined its migration plan to the Linux platform. Or, as the town in the grand-duchy of Baden puts it, “we are aiming to become fit for the future." A year ago, the German town at the junction of the Rhine and Neckar Rivers already got the go-ahead of the project.

SuSE 10 Travels Well

  • eWEEK Linux; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bstadil on Oct 13, 2005 1:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: SUSE
Unlike earlier incarnations, SuSE 10 has enough drivers that you can easily take it on the road.

Local OpenPhone brings services to the illiterate

Researchers at the CSIR are gearing up to release OpenPhone, an open source telephonic e-services solution, on later this month. It aims to give people access to information and governmental services over a standard telephone service using touch-tone dialling and voice recognition.

Unix/linux Desktop KDE 3.4.3 fixes bugs

  • Heise Online; By Robert W. Smith (Posted by tadelste on Oct 13, 2005 1:05 PM EDT)
  • Groups: KDE; Story Type: News Story
The KDE Project has published Version 3.4.3 of its Unix/Linux Desktop. According to an announcement by the developers the release in question is a maintenance release which removes bugs that have been discovered since the previous version. KDE was meanwhile available in 51 languages, the announcement says; a KDE language pack for Afrikaans had been released recently. Information on the details of the changes in KDE 3.4.3 are to be found in the Changelog.

Stirling moves payroll to Red Hat

Stirling University has moved its SAP payroll and human resources (HR) system to an open source Red Hat Linux operating system.

The university implemented the Red Hat system when the server running the HR department’s SAP application started to suffer performance problems following an upgrade.

Mysql update beckons big business

A new version of open-source database MySQL will be released next month, aimed at attracting more businesses. Version 5 is the most significant update in the database's history, the company behind it said. It adds a number of features considered important for companies that have long been available from market leaders Oracle, IBM and Microsoft. Chief among them are triggers, views and stored procedures.

Troubleshooting Firefox

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Oct 13, 2005 11:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
So, you became excited and made a raft of changes to Firefox in one fell swoop? You can't remember what all those tweaks involved, but you've already noticed some feature or function that's not working the way it should. The fault probably does lie with something you did, but occasionally that's not true. Let's discuss a couple of very common, not-your-fault problems you might stumble across, and what you can do about them.

KDE 3.4.3 Released

KDE 3.4.3 has been released. This release includes many bugfixes and increased translation coverage compared to previous versions.

Writing a Program to Control, Part 2

  • Linux Journal; By Franco Pingiori (Posted by tadelste on Oct 13, 2005 9:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Last time we learned the vocabulary and the concepts. Now we're ready to look at the code that will let us interact with OOo Calc.

Exclusive interview: Mozilla's Tristan Nitot

At this year's LinuxWorld show at Olympia caught up with Tristan Nitot, president of Mozilla Europe, to discuss the organisation's plans for the future.

SugarCRM announces developer contest

Having watched and nurtured an open source community based around the Sugar customer relationship management (CRM) platform for the last 14 months, SugarCRM is hosting a developer contest to mark the 100th extension on the development forum, and draw more attention to the already successful company.

Personal Opinion: Linux vs. Macintosh

  • TechWhack; By Abhishek (Posted by tadelste on Oct 13, 2005 7:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
Before I could pen down this post, I was cautioned about the “flames” I would encounter from Mac aficionados. It is indeed preposterous to assume that there could be anything better than a Mac. However, more than the software per se, I would argue on other counts- as would be clear to you all in just a short while.

Announcing The Ubuntu Ports Archive

The Porting Team is proud to announce to the Ubuntu world the release of Breezy Badger for three shiny new architectures.

HP Inks Subscription Agreements with Novell, Red Hat

The deals will consolidate and expand HP's existing Linux use agreements with the vendors.

Ubuntu 5.10 Official Screenshot Tour announced - The Ubuntu team is proud to announce Ubuntu 5.10. This is the official Ubuntu 5.10 release, and includes installation CDs, live CDs, and combination DVDs for three architectures.

It's fresh, and OSDir's got the shots of Ubuntu 5.10 Official.

Educators Make the Move to Desktop Linux in Classrooms

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Oct 13, 2005 6:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Linspire's Education Program Helps Schools Achieve One-to-One Computer Initiatives

Your Mail: Open Debate About OpenDocument

James Prendergast's column, Massachusetts Should Close Down OpenDocument, touched a nerve among's tech savvy readers and ignited a heated response. Lxer's contributing editor Don Parris of the The Freely Project (USA) worked persistently to get these views aired.

For example: Massachusetts' argument was simple: they didn't want their public documents at the mercy of one vendor's (Microsoft) planned obsolescence. Try reading an Office '95 file with Office 2003; it doesn't work so well. Their upcoming release requires re-formatting all your existing documents to their new standard.

OpenLab releases Linux 'light'

  • MyADSL; By Warwick Ashford (Posted by tadelste on Oct 13, 2005 5:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
SA-based OpenLab International has introduced an ultra-light version of its Linux distribution that is designed to run on a range of computer technology.

Digi Adds ARM Core Modules to ConnectCore Line

Digi International has expanded its ConnectCore family to include ARM7 and ARM9 core modules. The ConnectCore 7U, ConnectCore 9P 9360 and ConnectCore 9P 9750 are flexible, high-performance embedded core modules that enable users to easily design in main processing functionality with fully integrated Ethernet networking capabilities. They are targeted at products such as access control systems, point-of-sale systems, RFID readers, medical devices and networked displays.

Webinar spotlights open source, embeddable database

A small database consulting firm that maintains an open source, embeddable database says it has partnered with MontaVista. ITTIA says its db.* database has been tested on MontaVista Linux Pro 3.1, and the company will present a Webinar tomorrow (Thursday) on using db.* with MontaVista Linux.

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