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This week on Open News Xandros Drinks The Kool-Aid, ODF Is Shot Down, and Asus Competes With OLPC.
The OpenWengo project recently released version 2.1 of its WengoPhone VoIP softphone. It's a big step forward for Linux users.
This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install Xen on a CentOS 5.0 system (i386). Xen lets you create guest operating systems (*nix operating systems like Linux and FreeBSD), so called virtual machines or domUs, under a host operating system (dom0). Using Xen you can separate your applications into different virtual machines that are totally independent from each other, but still use the same hardware.
Adobe Systems Inc. has announced the public beta of Adobe Flex 3 software, the cross platform, free open source framework for creating rich Internet applications (RIAs). The company said this major functional release adds rich new UI capabilities, enhanced developer productivity, desktop deployment and enterprise testing and performance tools.
Delivers First Commercial Open Source CMDB and Further Simplifies Enterprise IT Management.
The great work of the Oxygen icon artists is a much discussed and anticipated part of KDE 4. The new icons now follow the freedesktop.org naming specification which makes it easier to share icons between applications of several desktop environments. In the HIG hunt this week, we will check that this work lives up to its full potential by looking for missing icons and wrong uses.
New Linux-based, multi-core optimized IP media processing solution addresses needs of enterprise VoIP, ATCA, and IMS markets
Following two months of planning, Canonical Ltd. has updated the Ubuntu Mobile and Embedded (UME) project's architecture roadmap. UME aims to create a version of the popular Ubuntu desktop Linux OS tailored to the requirements of Intel-based "mobile Internet devices" (MIDs), expected in 2008.
As a writer, the only reason I ever got that first computer wasbecause it was far more efficient than a typewriter, and certainly morereadable than my own handwriting. The sheer volume of what I've turned out over the years would be impossible for me to manage on paper. Add to that all...
[May be something of interest here to many GNU/Linux users... - dcparris]
In this chapter from the ExtremeTech book "Hacking Ubuntu: Serious Hacks Mods and Customizations," you'll learn about switching applications, tweaking the workplace switcher, customizing applications, using buffers and tracking projects.
Goodness, didn't Microsoft just spit in Richard Stallman's eye?
The GPL creator's attempts to stop Microsoft from cutting any more of those patent-protection deals like the one it cut with Novell don't quite seem to be working.
Some things can't be spun.
If you're clubbing baby seals into a bloody pulp, for example, I can't hear your justifications. You can talk about needing to make a living and how this is how it's always been done, but all I'm thinking is, there is nothing you can say that will make me like you for this. Or ever agree that it is acceptable. I want you to find a better way, something that doesn't involve cruelty to adorable little creatures that never harmed a flea. I hear them crying.
Similarly, when Microsoft joined the SCO "you must pay me forever for my precious IP" club, made up of companies that don't know enough not to club baby Linux penguins, the world said, Ewww.
Most of us work with a shell prompt. By default most Linux distro displays hostname and current working directory as a prompt. You can easily customize your prompt to display information important to you. You change look and feel by adding colors. In this small howto I will explain howto setup:
Linux veteran may be in for a roller-coaster ride in what so far has proved to be a controversial partnership between software giant, Novell.
Sometimes the simplest game can be every bit as addictive and fun as monster games like Halo 3 or Gears of War. This is probably the reason why games like Pong still remain popular to this day and continue to inspire developers. While there are probably hundreds of versions of Pong-inspired games out there, one that will appeal to hardcore Pong fans and casual players alike is PONG! Multiplayer, a Firefox extension that allows you to indulge in Pong without leaving the comfort of your favorite browser.
Process NOAA WSR-88D radar data using open source image processing tools (GD and Perl) to determine if it’s likely to rain soon in a specific location
. Create precise detection zones so you can receive a page, SMS, or e-mail a few minutes before the precipitation event, giving you a handy notice of when you can dash inside from your car.
The GPLv3 debates are drawing to a close. By the end of the year, it may have become reality. Whether or not the Linux kernel team will adopt the new license, however is still up for debate. Linus Torvalds is not as fervently anti-GPLv3 as he was in earlier renditions of the license, but he still isn't ready to support a wholesale move to it, either.
Back in the early 1990s, when Linux initiator Linus Torwalds and open source software started to make headlines, the idea of giving software away seemed crazy. Looking at the headway the movement has made since then, you might be forgiven for wondering why Linux desktops have failed to become as ubiquitous as Linux servers are.
Sun Connection Inventory Channel Makes Solaris and Linux-based Systems Easier to Deploy, Scale and Manage; One-Click Discovery Helps Eliminate Manual Data Collection
In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Umbrello gets a code generator for the D programming language. Further work in Plasma. Initial work to allow the Dolphin file view component to be embedded into Konqueror. More work in the KOrganizer Calendar and KRDC Summer of Code projects, with the start of the Icon Cache, TextTool Plugins in KOffice and Kopete Messenger update projects. Start of a Solid interface in Amarok, with breakthroughs in support for the Jamendo music service. KDevelop begins to be ported to the KDevPlatform structure.
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