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Microsoft confident of OpenXML success

Company says there is still a long way to go before a final decision is made on the adoption of OpenXML as an ISO standard.

VMware learns to measure itself

Births benchmark for AMD, Intel and the server crowd. Not afraid to help itself while it helps others, VMware today rolled out a public version of its homegrown virtual server benchmarking tool.

E17 as a Desktop — don’t try this at home!

  • PolishLinux.org; By Piotr Maliński (Posted by michux on Jul 23, 2007 2:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
E17 is a still being developed version of a graphical environment called Enlightenment. E17 has been developed for a long time already. Updates have been appearing often, but they used to become obsolete in a few weeks after releases. Has anything changed suddenly? No, nothing really. Stable release of the environment is not planned anytime soon, but this of course isn’t a problem for us to have a glance at what Enlightenment has to offer at the moment.

DistroWatch Weekly: Sabayon BE 1.0 and Puppy 2.17, Gentoo Foundation, Debian tidbits, openSUSE News

  • DistroWatch.com; By Ladislav Bodnar (Posted by dave on Jul 23, 2007 2:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter
Welcome to this year's 30th issue of DistroWatch Weekly! As you might know Ladislav is still on vacation and I'm here with you for one more week. So here we go. Happy reading!

The ‘Cost’ of GPLv3 is the Loss of All Threats to Free Software

We continue to explore the Linspire/Microsoft affairs and we identify some discomforting facts. As we stated before, personal benefits were possibly (even probably) part of all those recent deals.

Ubuntu’s best move ever

"Was it the Dell laptops deal? The costless CD shipping from Shipit? The launch of the fully-free Gobuntu? Or will it be the liberation of the proprietary Launchpad platform? No, good people. Ubuntu’s best move ever has happened quietly, and it’s on its homepage."

Index of open source clinic management systems ?

Just bumped into this question which asked "Which open source clinic management system you will recommend which has Patient ,Drug Management and also synchronization with clinic inventory?".

Linux: 2.6.23-rc1, Merge Window Closed

As expected, Linus Torvalds released the2.6.23-rc1 kernel two weeks after the release of 2.6.22, ending the merge window, "and it has a *ton* of changes as usual for the merge window, way too much for me to be able to post even just the shortlog or diffstat on the mailing list".

KDE Commit-Digest for 22nd July 2007

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Plasma progress, with new Plasmoids: Browser, Notes, 3D Earth Model, Twitter, Desktop, and Tiger (scripting example), and the development of a mouse cursor data engine. Bug fixing spree in TagLib, K3b, and the Kopete Cryptography plugin. Support for encrypted storage devices in Solid, with better integration of device support in Amarok. Further integration of Plasma in Amarok. Work on making Konsole follow KDE settings more strictly. Much work on revamping Ark for KDE 4...

Ubuntu Live 2007 Day 1

Starting out the first-ever Ubuntu Live 2007 conference was Mark Shuttleworth's keynote followed by Stephen O'Grady and Jeff Waugh. The day was broken up into a variety of sessions from the deployment of an open-source model at Purdue-Fort Wayne to building cross-OS applications on Linux. Starting off the day was the announcements of Canonical Landscape for system monitoring and management and Ubuntu 8.04 being a Long Term Support (LTS) release. The day had ended with free food and drinks along with some entertainment and other fun. The Ubuntu Live 2007 conference is being put on by Canonical and O'Reilly in Portland, Oregon this week prior to the start of OSCON 2007. Phoronix served as media partners with O'Reilly for this event.

Installing Beryl On A CentOS 5.0 Desktop

This tutorial shows how you can install and use Beryl on a CentOS 5.0 desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card). With Beryl, you can make your desktop use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube.

Enano green computer is linux compatible

  • enanocomputers.com; By Paolo (Posted by paolo on Jul 22, 2007 3:31 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Enano green computer is linux compatible, according to a pdf present on http://www.enanocomputers.com website

What Linspire Agreed To

We can read the Linspire-Microsoft patent agreement now, and I thought it would be worthwhile to give it a close, line-by-line reading. I'll explain it as best I can, but ask your lawyer if it matters to you in a real-world sense. For our purposes here, let's just have fun with the worst deal I've seen yet in this category.

Puppy to Slackintosh: the week's distros

Another week and another set of new Linux releases. Tectonic does a quick roundup of what's new on the Linux distribution front.

Pleasant Diversions At Studio Dave

Judging by the number of hits tallied for Troubleshooting Linux Audio Part 1 it seems the topic is of interest to many readers. Alas, I must apologize to everyone waiting for the next parts of the series. Various events have kept me from completing it in short order, but you may rest assured that it will return in my next installment. Meanwhile, this week we'll look at two excellent applications that are coming into greater use here at Studio Dave, the LiVES video editor for Linux, and Reaper (yes, again), a native Windows audio/MIDI sequencer running under Wine.

People needed: Editors for First Steps in GNU/Linux

"GNU/Linux Matters is looking for Linux users who are able to present GNU/Linux to everyday computer users (and nowadays, "everyday computer user" means "windows user", but we should also take into account Mac users)."

Dual-Booting Windows XP/Vista And Ubuntu 7.04

  • HowtoForge (Posted by falko on Jul 22, 2007 10:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
In this tutorial I will teach you how to dual-boot between Windows XP/Vista and Ubuntu. This tutorial will be split up into two parts: Part one for people who have no operating system installed. Part two for people who have Windows XP/Vista installed and do not want to re-install Windows.

LXer Weekly Roundup for 22-Jul-2007


LXer Feature: 22-Jul-2007

This week we have the launching of a new Linux Hardware site, cool videos of PhotoSynth and SeaDragon and MPX or Multi-Pointer X being demonstrated and a Firefox user bangs his head against a wall. All these and more plus I have to create a FUD article section just to contain them all.

Is 'green' software possible?

As Kermit the infuriating frog puppet once said "It's not easy bein' green" - especially as a software developer. OK you can do all things that everyone else does - buy a Toyota Prius hybrid or even cycle to work (as long as you avoid Lycra and silly helmets). You can scribble notes on recycled paper with a pencil (made of wood from managed forests) and turn your machine off standby. You can even diligently recycle your printer ink cartridges and offset your energy consumption by planting a few trees.

Setting up slrn for Ubuntu Linux

This page aims to facilitate the installation of the newsreader slrn amongst the users of Ubuntu Linux. I will be describing in some detail the setup and configuration of the newsreader while mostly leaving the actual use of the program untouched. Explore and learn!

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