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ReviewLinux.Com: Xandros 4 Home Edition - Premium is a breeze to install!

Xandros 4 Home Edition - Premium is one of the easiest Linux Distributions to install. ReviewLinux.Com takes you through the entire installation procedure with a quick screenshot tour. Xandros 4 Home Edition - Premium is the Best Windows (tm) replacement OS!

More About Plugins (from Down Under)

One of the responses the Massachusetts ITD posted last week to its RFI on ODF converter plugins wasn't a formal response at all, but an informal email sent by Adam Kennedy, of Australia's Phase-N. That didn't mean that Phase-N didn't have something important to say, however.

Attack of the 3D Desktop

  • Free Software Magazine; By Matt Barton (Posted by grouch on Jun 25, 2006 5:49 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: GNU
I guess it's just natural that folks pondering the future of the GUI would turn to 3D spaces. After all, clearly 3D has played a dominant role in the most important software genre: videogames. However, past efforts towards the "3D Desktop" have seemed impractical.

Open source advocacy - the Open SuSE way

This article highlights the recent development that is going on at Novell prior to the final release of SuSE enterprise linux desktop ver 10 which is slated to be released sometime next month. The fact that Novell has taken an approach similar to Red Hat in providing integrated desktop which is Gnome redesigned is worth noting here.

Innovations in Pervasive Computing

  •; By Mikko Kontio (Posted by grouch on Jun 25, 2006 4:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: IBM
Pervasive computing has greatly increased the use of small computing devices over the last 10 years. Some of the devices users now take for granted actually combine older ideas and technologies with newer ones that have only recently become possible. This article discusses the nature of these combinations, and challenges you to come up with your own innovations in pervasive computing.

Erp Enters Open-Source Renaissance

For systems integrators catering to small and midsize manufacturers, there is great news—the world of ERP is entering an open-source renaissance with companies such as Compiere, ERP5, OpenMFG and Open For Business (OFBiz).

Apple: The Next Microsoft?

  •; By Matt H. (Posted by gsh on Jun 25, 2006 2:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Microsoft
Could it ever happen? Is there even a possibility that we will see OS X on the PC? To be honest, I believe there is.

Jaspersoft to Speak on Open Source Business Models at OSBC Europe

CEO Paul Doscher joins executives from Intel, Funambol, and Trolltech to discuss dual licensing at Europe's Inaugural Open Source Business Conference

The PC Guy: Finding free software

  • (Posted by grouch on Jun 25, 2006 1:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU
When I was a kid, one of my favorite possessions was a ragged book with a well-worn cover. Its title: "100 things you can get for free."

Book covers setting up, using, and hacking Ubuntu

Ubuntu Hacks, a new volume from O'Reilly Media ($29.99), explains the phenomenon of Ubuntu's popularity, expounds on its use, and offers easy-to-understand "hacks" -- that is, how to tweak it to do exactly what you want.

Tor: Freedom for whom?

Tor is a system designed to anonymise Internet connections for users concerned about their privacy. It's free, it's simple, it's effective -- and it facilitates troublemaking.

Novell's Bandit to open source identity management software

Novell's creation of Bandit, an open source project, has been met with plaudits from a multitude of vendors whose interests one might assume to be quite divergent.

Ohio LinuxFest seeks speakers, sponsors, attendees

The fourth annual Ohio LinuxFest is returning to Columbus, Ohio on Sept. 30, 2006. The single-day event will comprise sessions for experienced and inexperienced Linux users, as well as an expo floor for commercial exhibitors and non-profit Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) projects.

Internet browsers are evolving

  • Kansas City Star; By Anick Jesdanun (Posted by grouch on Jun 24, 2006 9:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
Displaying Web sites isn’t enough anymore as more applications migrate online.

Choosing an open source CMS

  • NewsForge; By Michael Stutz (Posted by grouch on Jun 24, 2006 8:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Community
It seems as if everyone is a Web publisher today -- from the habitual bloggers and online diarists to the companies running major news outlets, portals, and magazines -- and they're all using some kind of database-backed content management system (CMS) to do it. There are a lot of CMS choices -- Drupal, Mambo, Bricolage, WordPress, and Plone are some of the most recognizable names. While they all perform the same basic functions, you have to pick only one. How do you do it?

Antivirus Makers Deserve What Microsoft's Serving

  • Email Battles; By BJ Gillette (Posted by zanek on Jun 24, 2006 7:34 PM EDT)
Antivirus builders protected Windows for years, allowing Microsoft to divert its development money to feature-bloat, in lieu of security. In fact, Microsoft's security bench was so empty that, once the decision was made to take over the security business, Redmond was forced to buy outside companies. Email Battles addresses a/v makers' mistakes and Microsoft's new attack strategy, and asks the really tough questions to boot, like, "What's with the name?"

Windows-friendly desktop Linux launches

Update to Xandros, dismissed by some in Linux community, includes features to read, write Windows-formatted drives.

[Umm, any GNU/Linux distro can read or write MS "Windows-formatted drives." Filesystem support is a kernel thing. -- grouch]

Rough road ahead for new Novell boss?

  • CNET; By David Meyer and Peter Judge (Posted by grouch on Jun 24, 2006 5:52 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Novell
Novell's incoming chief, Ron Hovsepian, has a simple job description, some analysts say: Improve sales fast--or else.

[And we all know about analysts, right? -- grouch]

Porting a floor-mopping robot to Linux

Dr. Dobbs Journal has published a detailed, technical paper chronicling a successful 22-month development effort by two Intellibot Robotics software engineers to port a $33,000, autonomous floor-scrubbing robot from an OS-less design based on a custom 68K processor-based board to embedded Linux running on an off-the-shelf x86-board.

Worldwide Access to Your Serial Consoles

  • SysAdmin Magazine; By John Fox and Mark Uris (Posted by tuxchick2 on Jun 24, 2006 4:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Imagine being able to reboot a server from the system console from Europe or at an airport during a layover. Imagine not having to physically be present at your datacenter to perform tasks that require console access but, instead, doing them in the comfort of your own home or office. Now imagine doing all this with relatively low-cost commodity components running your favorite Unix-variant operating system along with an open source software package.

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