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SpaceNavigator: An affordable 3-D controller for Linux

3Dconnexion's SpaceNavigator is a compact, programmable USB input device designed for 3-D applications. It's a six-axis controller that senses tilt and rotation as well as x, y, and z linear motion. The product was released in November, and this month 3Dconnexion (a subsidiary of peripheral specialist Logitech) announced initial Linux support, including preliminary application functionality and a software development kit.

Open Source Desktop: Xfce’s Advantages

  • Earthweb; By Bruce Byfield (Posted by SamShazaam on Mar 28, 2007 4:10 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Community
Most GNU/Linux users choose GNOME or KDE for desktops without thinking. However, many alternatives exist, ranging from minimalist graphic environments in window managers like IceWM to entire alternative desktops, such as ROX. Of these alternatives the best-known and most polished is Xfce.

And Oregon Makes 5 for ODF - With a Twist

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Mar 28, 2007 3:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In what is beginning to seem like a legislative drumbeat, Oregon has become the fourth US state this year to see an open document format bill introduced in its legislature. Taken together with pioneer Massachusetts, which led the way with an administrative rule adopted in 2005, this means that individual legislators in 10% of all US States have thus far taken steps to require that governments must be responsible stewards of public records.

ClearHealth + CK-ERP Demo

I have just completed a preliminary version of a (ClearHealth+CK-ERP) connector. [CK-ERP is a CRM/ERP/MRP/accounting system.] A demo of CK-ERP operating within ClearHealth 1.0RC3-2006-10-24 is available at http://ck-erp.org/clearhealth/ .

The Future of Linux is in Schools, Not in the Office

  • MadPenguin.org; By Matt Hartley (Posted by gsh on Mar 28, 2007 2:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
I have been watching the trends being set forth by Linux vendors for sometime now. While keeping a close eye on public reactions, I have seen great reaction from the educational sector, while observing lukewarm results from the office space.

How To Set Up suPHP On A Debian Based ISPConfig Server

With this guide I explain how to set up suPHP on a Debian based ISPConfig server with PHP 4. When you have configured suPHP on your ISPConfig server, you are able to run the PHP scripts under the admin user of the website instead of the Apache user.

Fast forward with a Kazehakase web browser

Kazehakase aims is to be lightweight (small memory footprint) and yet modern, user friendly, fully functional and innovative alternative to Firefox. And in its early releases it seems to be accomplishing just that.

Installing desktop Linux

Does it pass, or should I? It's funny how you can find yourself transported back, when faced with a set of stimuli. Pick up an old book, listen to a piece of music, or put on a jacket, and sometimes a wealth of memories and feelings can come rushing back. It can be slightly disorienting and it's not always pleasant, but for me at least, it never ceases to marvel.

Adware within Healthcare: Software Free Dumb

Scott Shreeve, MDweighs -in on the recent Practice Fusion announcement:'All this"paradigm shifting" and"revolutionary" talk is good - way good - and part of the fulfillment of the vision that so many within healthcare IT have had. However, the means by which they are able to deliver it FREELY raise the inevitable red flags. I have several major issues with the enabling mechanism of this"free"dom (or more appropriately Free Dumb). While I have never been a huge privacy guy, and not being an information conspiracy theorist, I am still pretty concerned about how personal health information can be utilized...'

Guademy 2007 Event Report

The first Guademy event finished yesterday at the university of A Coruña, Spain. Organized by the GPUL (Grupo de Programadores y Usuarios de Linux), the Linux User Group of A Coruña, it was an event which brought together people from the GNOME and KDE camp (thus the combination of "GUADEC" and "aKademy" that forms the name of the event).

LQ Wiki reaches 3,000 articles

LinuxQuestions.org is proud to announce that the LQ Wiki now contains over 3,000 articles. The LQ Wiki allows users to collaboratively build a free, complete and up-to-date Linux knowledgebase and aims to become the largest general-knowledge Linux repository on the web. It is free to join or use the LQ Wiki and any user can add or edit content. All content is licensed under either a Creative Commons license or the GFDL, ensuring that it remains freely redistributable. The LQ Wiki also recently became an OpenID consumer.

Open source e-mail solutions attracting current Exchange customers

An upcoming report by the Yankee Group warns that Microsoft Exchange may lose around 23 percent of its customers to open source mail solutions in the next year and a half. To be released in April, the report claims that companies will move to an open source mail solution because decision makers believe that open source is both easier to manage and cost-effective.

Zimbra Goes Offline With Zimbra Desktop

Zimbra today announced the launch of Zimbra Desktop, a rich offline-capable client that allows users to have the same AJAX-based collaboration experience as offered by Zimbra's popular web-only client.

New GPLv3 draft takes new approach to patents, lock-down technologies

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) has released the third draft of the revised third version of the GNU General Public License (GPLv3). Some of the changes in the new draft, such as the increased clarification and legal language, or the housekeeping changes that reflect new aspects of the license are likely to be accepted. However, the license also includes a new approach to the controversial issue of lock-down technologies as well as more explicit language about patents, including language designed to prevent a re-occurrence of agreements such as the one that Novell entered into with Microsoft -- all of which is apt to kindle heated debate as the revision process enters its final stages after fifteen months of intensive work.

Create Eclipse-Based Applications with GEF

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Randy Hudson and Chris Aniszczyk (Posted by IdaAshley on Mar 28, 2007 8:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Eclipse, IBM
This article walks you through the initial steps involved in creating an Eclipse-based application using the Graphical Editing Framework (GEF). Also, discover the options you have these days to bootstrap the process of creating graphical editors in Eclipse.

CNR For all - Linspire Gives back, But Why?

The Linspire team have surprised everybody again, in late January, announcing that they would make CNR available for other distributions of Linux, in the second quarter of 2007. Although it might seem like a strange business decision, for Linspire to open up it's most identifiable product to the competition, it actually makes perfect sense.

Asterix, the Gall - The Strange History of Linux and Trademarks

Since the earliest days, free software and its representatives on earth have been the subject of attacks that serve to question the originality, authenticity, authorship, identity and parentage of the software - but the loose communities (if such they are) of hackers, users, developers and proponents of GNU, Linux and free software have always been quick to respond, as Stallman observes in his history of the GNU project.

Yellow Dog 5.0.1 aims updated Linux at older Macs

Terra Soft Solutions today announced the release of Yellow Dog Linux 5.0.1, a specialty distribution for older, PowerPC-based Apple G3, G4, and G5 computers. The distribution is said to have added more than 500 package updates to go with its 2.6.17 kernel and Enlightenment E17 desktop

Linux Is Environmentally Friendly

The UK government recently announced that servers running Linux are greener than servers running Windows because, according to the report published by the Department of Government Commerce on Open Source Software Trials in Government, open source software has lower hardware requirements and needs less frequent hardware upgrades.

Sabayon Linux v3.3 CD edition debuts

The Italy-based project team for Sabayon Linux -- whose name refers to a light, airy, custard-like dessert -- released its v3.3 miniEdition distribution this week, featuring a 2.6.20 kernel and KDE desktop. Sabayon Linux miniEdition is a CD version of the latest Sabayon Linux x86/x86-64 DVD, a team member said.

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