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Software promises a better judiciary

The latest in e-governance implemented by the Kerala government is a web-based software developed on open-source model with Linux/PHP/PostgreSQL and flash XML to monitor legal suits.

More Greasemonkey scripts

Greasemonkey is a browser extension lets Firefox users write and install scripts that change Web page features on the client side. There are thousands of such scripts available; most of them are pretty trivial, but if you dig deep enough you can find some good ones. Recently I looked at some that help improve the Gmail experience. Recently, I found four more useful scripts: a couple for eBay, one for the Internet Movie Database, and one for online shoppers.

Glipper will make GNOME much more usable

  • DesktopLinux.com; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by dcparris on Dec 19, 2006 12:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNOME
Analysis -- One key feature GNOME has lacked, in comparison to KDE, is a clipboard manager like KDE's Klipper. That's now about to change, thanks to the efforts of a project called "Glipper."

Kuliax 6.0 Screenshot Walkthrough

Kuliax Project is an effort to bring Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) to University education, especially in Indonesia. Many students and lecturers have been "addicted" to the closed-source and expensive software that they couldn't afford or not suitable with their needs. Universities encouraged to do something important to the _real_ meaning of education by using and developing FOSS.

Itway REINFORCES PARTNERSHIP WITH US COMPANY RED HAT

The Itway group specialising in the sector of information technology and quoted at the Milan stock exchange extended the agreement for the distribution in the whole south of Europe of the Red Hat solutions...

Red Hat users pine for discounted support

A new survey suggests that all Red Hat customers want for Christmas this year is a reduction in support costs or they may start looking elsewhere.

Audio/video entertainment devices with Linux inside

Acoustic Energy WiFi Internet Radio -- [Aug. 28, 2005] -- A wireless Internet table radio based on embedded Linux, the prosaicly code-named "Wi-Fi internet radio" will support "all three major streaming formats," and tune

Open Source Venture Funding Up in 2006

The end of a year always brings product review roundups, best and worst lists, top trends lists and, of course, predictions for what the new year will bring. The open source segment is no different.

Education, information access top Mellon Foundation award winners

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation earlier this month announced the first winners in its planned annual Mellon Awards for Technology Collaboration (MATC), granting 10 recipients cash prizes of $50,000 to $100,000. The awards recognize contributions to open source software that benefit higher education and nonprofit organizations.

Big Blue Bolsters Open Source Collaboration With Universities

Industry has long attached IP and commercial benefit strings to research funding; however, there has been an increasing realization that the approach is flawed and not very scientific, particularly when it comes to open source, said Portland State University Associate Professor Bart Massey. In open source software development, the resulting product can often be the research itself.

In pursuit of Java code quality

Performance testing is usually left for last in the application development cycle -- not because it's unimportant, but because it's hard to test effectively with so many unknown variables. In this month's In pursuit of code quality, Andrew Glover makes the case for performance testing as part of the development cycle and shows you two easy ways to do it.

Fedora Weekly News Issue 71

Welcome to our issue number 71 of Fedora Weekly News. http://fedoranews.org/wiki/Fedora_Weekly_News_Issue_71 In this issue, we have following articles: 1 RPM -- plans, goals, etc. 2 Important Fixes in flash-plugin-7.0.69-2 3 Firefox Flicks on TV 4 Southern California Linux Expo ramps up registration 5 Fedora's Legacy Wanes 6 OpenOffice.org 2.1 Is Here 7 Fedora Weekly Reports 2006-12-11 8 Fedora Core 5 and 6 Updates 9 Contributing to Fedora Weekly News 10 Editor's Blog

PortableApps Suite: Portable computing with style

While the process of creating a portable computing environment (a fancy term for a set of portable applications on a USB stick) is not particularly complicated, it does require some manual work, and the final result may not be as polished as you might like. The new PortableApps Suite from John T. Haller, who also brought us Firefox Portable, Thunderbird Portable, and OpenOffice.org Portable, is designed to solve these problems, making it dead easy to turn your USB stick into a portable application platform and add a couple of useful features for good measure.

SageTV Media Center Adds Support for Online Video, Global Broadcasts & More

New Version 6.0 Now Available for Both Windows & Linux

[Non-FOSS - Be careful how much of your freedom you sell off. - dcparris]

Review: Track Your Systems With NetIQ

  • LinuxPlanet; By Rob Reilly (Posted by dcparris on Dec 18, 2006 1:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Managing hundreds or thousands of servers and desktops is a daunting job. System and network administrators need to be able to quickly load new machines, install applications, coordinate backups, balance network loads, and troubleshoot outages. They are constantly under assault by viruses, cyber criminals, and their own budgets. Rob Reilly examines one possible solution in NetIQ.

[I don't think NetIQ is FOSS... - dcparris]

Learn 10 good UNIX usage habits

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Michael Stutz (Posted by solrac on Dec 18, 2006 12:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
This article takes you step-by-step through several good, but too often neglected, techniques for command-line operations.

Is Linux Ready for Small Biz?

  • Small Business Computing; By Drew Robb (Posted by dcparris on Dec 18, 2006 11:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
Many small businesses have avoided Linux for a variety of reasons: not enough applications, complexity of installation or that it requires too much technical know-how to run. The technology has matured over many years, which raises the question: how valid are these considerations today?

Firefox Web Browser Gains Slightly at Internet Explorer's Expense

NEW YORK — Mozilla's Firefox Web browser edged up slightly in usage at the expense of Microsoft Corp.'s (MSFT) Internet Explorer, commanding nearly 11 percent of the U.S. market on a typical weekday, according to research by WebSideStory.

Intalio Open Sources BPMS Under Mozilla Public License

Intalio, the Open Source BPMS Company, has announced that Intalio BPMS Community Edition will be released under the Mozilla Public License (MPL) amended with the Generic Attribution Provision submitted to the Open Source Initiative (OSI) earlier this year.

[I thought the advantage of Free/Open Source Software was that you do not wind up with a stripped-down version of a program.

IBM builds Second Life store for Circuit City

Avatars show where the work isIBM hascut a deal with US electronic gizmo retailer Circuit City Stores to build a virtual store on one of the private fiefdoms it occupies on Second Life. There, virtual visitors will, in the form of their on-screen avatar, be able to go down the aisles of the store and examine products. The products can then be or ordered via the website.

[I don't know much about second Life, but what happens if your avatar gets robbed while ordering? - dcparris]

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