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Wine 0.9.47 Released

What's new to the Wine 0.9.47 release: A new scheme for OpenGL support in child windows, fixes for regression test failures, a Tahoma replacement font, lots of bug fixes.

How to touch-up portraits with GIMP

This tutorial explores a few simple techniques to improve a portrait using GIMP. In particular, you’ll see a couple of new features introduced in the new GIMP 2.4, the Healing Tool and the Red Eye Removal filter.

Mandriva 2008.0 rocks

Mandriva Linux 2008.0 comes in three editions. Mandriva One is a free single-CD live version that contains a choice of KDE or GNOME. It allows users to test their hardware and see how it looks before making any permanent changes to their hard drives. It includes an easy graphical installer. You can add software repositories to the software manager and customize it to your liking. This is a good choice for anyone who needs a live CD or those who aren't sure if they'd like to install Mandriva yet.

eBay using Tux as a symbol for Internet fraud

eBay Australia has a fraud awareness page and a related flash game, both of which feature a depiction of a fraudster as a balding, bespectacled man with Tux, the Linux mascot, prominently displayed on his shirt. The big question is: why? Why such a gratuitous smear against the Linux community? Is it something we said?

the_source Special Source 2 Released

On this special edition of the_source Aaron goes to Ohio Linuxfest. Interviews with Jon "Maddog" Hall, Joe Born (CEO - Neuros) and Max Spevack (Fedora Project Manager) and lot's more!

Ten Funny Quotes By Linus Torvalds

Ten funny quotations by Linus Torvalds collected from various sources all over the Web.

New Alien Arena 6.10 blows away its FPS competition

Today, COR Entertainment is scheduled to release version 6.10 of Alien Arena 2007, the popular free software, 3-D, first-person shooter built atop id Software's Quake II engine, which was released under the GPL in 2001. The new release of Alien Arena comes with seven new arenas, a better arsenal of weaponry, and a new game mode for one-on-one duels.

Latest and Greatest Solaris Xen 'drop'

  • bderzhavets.blogspot.com; By Boris Derzhavets (Posted by dba477 on Oct 12, 2007 4:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Humor, Reviews; Groups: Sun, SUSE
I just have decided , that snapshots of the most recent posts at OpenSolaris Xen Discuss forum would be the best form of advertising regarding upcoming Solaris Xen Drop.

A simple task manager for OpenOffice.org

If you spend most of your time in OpenOffice.org, you might want to be able to manage to-do lists and tasks without leaving the comfort of the office suite. Since Writer doesn't have such a feature, you can create your own no-frills task tool and at the same time sharpen your OOoBasic skills. In a previous article, we covered how to build a handy basket tool. You can use the same techniques when creating a simple task manager. The one we'll build offers only three basic commands: add a task, view all tasks, and purge tasks.

The Perfect Desktop - Slackware 12

  • HowtoForge; By Brian Zadikow (Posted by falko on Oct 12, 2007 2:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Slackware
This tutorial shows how you can set up a Slackware 12 GNU/Linux desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktop.

GIMP tricks: Teeth whitening

  • PolishLinux.org; By Cakper (Posted by michux on Oct 12, 2007 1:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Here is another article of our “GIMP tricks” series. This time you are going to learn a simple trick: how to make your teeth look really white on a photograph. By the way, perhaps it’s the right time to visit a dentist?

OpenOffice won’t fork — for now

In spite of a bitter battle between Novell and Sun developers, OpenOffice won’t fork – at least for now. That’s the consensus among several OpenOffice developers who are locked in a bitter dispute with Sun over how the open source project is governed but who nevertheless agree that a fork would be the worst outcome for a project that has enough difficulty competing against Microsoft Office let alone Google Apps and other online services in the future.

Virtual Appliances Spawn New Class of Linux Distros

ISVs desiring to distribute their applications in an appliance form factor are driving the creation of new JeOS Linux Distros such as Ubuntu JeOS and rPath Linux. Others are building their own JeOS-type Linux distros from Red Hat, SuSE and other Linux vendors. This "roll your own" approach can lead to challenges for both the vendor and potential customers.

Ubuntu Gutsy Release Candidate goes live

Can't wait for Gutsy Gibbon, the next release of Ubuntu Linux? Then get downloading the next best thing. The Ubuntu team last night released Gutsy Gibbon release candidate, the closest thing to the real release due out next week.

Dell: Microsoft warnings haven't hurt Linux uptake

CEO Michael Dell says Microsoft's patent-infringement claims have not affected sales of its Linux servers. Speaking to CNET News.com sister site ZDNet UK at a conference Thursday, Dell's chief executive said his company has seen Linux uptake for servers increase faster than Windows server products, despite Microsoft's claims.

Why Ballmer's Protection FUD Matters

Steve Ballmer, the Sopranos and the protection racket. I was walking down the street when a limo pulled up beside me and Big Steve Ballmer emerged. "I need to talk to you Vaughan-Nichols," he said, as two large men in expensive, but badly fitting suits, followed him out. "Hey, anything the Redmond Mafia wants to say to me, they can call me about. You know the number."

ReviewLinux.Com: Xubuntu 7.10 RC

Xubuntu is a lightweight Linux OS based on Ubuntu. Version 7.10 is just around the corner and today at ReviewLinux.Com we are taking a quick look at the first release candidate of Xubuntu 7.10. Some images of the Xfce desktop as well as a short flash video of it in action.

Novell lays off AppArmor programmers

Company reduces AppArmor work, relying instead on the open-source community, but project leaders launch a new company for the open-source Linux security project.

Open Source EMR PatientOS version 0.14 released

  • LinuxMedNews; By caultonpos (Posted by caultonpos on Oct 12, 2007 6:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Version 0.14 of PatientOS - an open source healthcare information system integrates the Mirth HL7 Engine. An ADT Outbound interface demonstrates this functionality.

Microsoft's Patent Scare Tactics 'Not That Unusual'

Apprehension on the part of Red Hat could force it into a license agreement with Microsoft. Microsoft's scare tactics in what could be considered an attempt to coerce Red Hat into a patent agreement similar to one Novell penned last November are not unusual for this early stage in the process, according to a patent attorney.

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