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Where in South Africa can one get a new PC with Linux loaded? Not a lot of places, as it turns out. Tectonic reports back after going in search of the proverbial needle in a Microsoft dominated haystack.
A quick installation and configuration guide proving that an integrated service mail server such as AXIGEN can be set up in a matter of minutes. The article also offers a step by step procedure to integrate AXIGEN with Antivirus and Anti-spam open source applications, mainly ClamAV and SpamAssasin.
Wind River has joined the Texas Instruments (TI) third-party partner ecosystem, and will collaborate with TI's Dallas-based mobile handset division on advanced Linux and hardware/software tools support for TI's ARM11-based OMAP2430 smartphone processor. The partnership could also produce a Linux-based mobile phone reference design, according to Wind River.
The OpenDocument Format (ODF) just keeps on getting stronger. It is now an officialISO standard; there are numerousapplications that support it, with varying degrees of fidelity, including Google's onlineword processor and spreadsheet; there's an official Microsoft-fundedplug-in for Microsoft Office that allows it to open and save ODF files, and aprogram that converts between ODF and the Chinese UOF XML office format; and the ODF community has largely sorted out issues ofaccessibility that threatened to de-rail its adoption by Massachusetts.
Members of the open source GPE project (GPE Palmtop Environment) have announced a new offspring project to create a fully open source software stack for mobile phones, GPE Phone Edition.
A group of European open source suppliers have grouped together to trial the franchise model as a means to boost open source adoption among SMEs and help local providers find strength in numbers.
At RSA, ECC Leaders Discuss Plans to Advance Industry Adoption of Next-Gen Encryption
Thirty-seven percent of North American enterprises that sell products or services online will purchase a new e-commerce platform, according to Forrester Research. The options available to them include a considerable amount of open source applications. However, while open source is clearly making an impact in the e-commerce space, it is not yet fully integrated.
The penguin’s come of age. What began as a battle between proprietary and open source Linux software, started by geeks around the world, isn’t plain tech rhetoric anymore. It’s now a mainstream commercial platform — a technology that enterprises are taking very seriously and looking at as a major cost-effective solution that has scalability and a great future roadmap.
XAMPP - All in one web server Installation and Configuration in Debian
This is a status update for the Debian GNU/FreeBSD port. This port consists of two architectures: kfreebsd-i386 and kfreebsd-amd64.
To begin with, one myth that has to be exposed is that a division exists between open-source and commercial software. This isn’t true because some open software can be sold on a commercial basis, and services connected to open software can be sold as well. In this context, “free” doesn’t necessarily mean that open software is free of charge, but rather that it supports creative freedom. So it’s much better to categorize software as open and proprietary, rather than free-of-charge and commercial. The biggest difference is in fact, that open software can be “freely” distributed and modified, while proprietary software is under strict control of its author.
Podcatchers, the programs that download and aggregate your favorite podcasts, are popular on all platforms. Many are available for Linux, including iPodder and Podget. But the truth is that you don't need all that fancy stuff to harvest podcasts with Linux. BashPodder is a quick CLI-based GPLed podcatching client. It's one of the oldest ones out there, and may still be the best. It's hands-on, no-frills -- and a perfect example of how a few command-line statements can work together to do a powerful job.
Mozilla Firefox is a graphical web browser developed by the Mozilla Corporation. Started as a fork of the browser component (Navigator) of the Mozilla Application Suite, Firefox has replaced the Mozilla Suite as the flagship product of the Mozilla project, stewarded by the Mozilla Foundation and a large community of external contributors.
Solution providers searching "Mark Spencer" on YouTube will find not only a bizarre clip about a homemade cake and humorous downloads regarding British department store Marks & Spencer, but a sure-fire way to increase sales in the lucrative IP PBX and VoIP market courtesy of Asterisk open-source PBX creator Mark Spencer.
According to reports, developers have completed the first phase of a Microsoft-sponsored open source project to create software that can convert Microsoft Word documents between Open XML and OpenDocument Format (ODF) for Office Applications file formats.
[I can just see someone thinking that they now have an Open Source copy of MS Word because they got the Open Source ODF/OOXML converter. Good thing there are plenty of lawyers to help out the poor sods who misunderstand the title of this one. - dcparris]
There are 139,834 open source projects under way on SourceForge, the popular open source hosting site. Five years from now, only a handful of those projects will be remembered for making lasting contributions--most will remain in niches, unnoticed by the rest of the world. For every Linux, Apache, or MySQL, dozens of other open source efforts fizzle out.
Malware blocking credentials questioned
Windows Vista has only just left the starting blocks but security watchers have wasted no time in challenging claims that it provides improved security defences.â€¦
THE Free Software Foundation is reviewing Novell's right to sell new versions of Linux after the open source community criticised the company for teaming up with Microsoft.
Welcome to this year's 6th issue of DistroWatch Weekly! As usual, this week's issue focuses on a variety of distributions and topics. We'll start with a frightening financial analysis of Mandriva Corporation whose most recent financial results were published last week. The news section then looks at the release process of the Fedora Project whose latest -- and incomplete -- test release came, once again, without any release notes or other useful information. Also in the news: Ubuntu has quietly scrapped the idea of including the 3D desktop in Feisty Fawn, openSUSE and Linspire brace for surprise announcements, Red Hat's Matthew Szulik has kind words to say about Linus Torvalds, and Nexenta announces plans to produce more frequent development releases. Finally, we are pleased to announce that the DistroWatch January 2007 donation has been awarded to the GQview and Kaffeine projects. Happy reading!
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