Showing all newswire headlines

View by date, instead?

« Previous ( 1 ... 3934 3935 3936 3937 3938 3939 3940 3941 3942 3943 3944 ... 5740 ) Next »

Building A Solaris 10 Recovery DVD

There was a lot of interest generated by my last article titled "Build a (Very) Inexpensive Solaris 10 Workstation". Several topics were brought up in this feedback, among which these two questions "what tools does Solaris have for backups?" and "is it possible to make a restore DVD for Solaris?" struck me as particularly important. For reasons of my own, which I divulge in the Purpose section, I decided to pursue these questions and write an article.

Paper Companies vs. Proprietary EHR Companies

The heated battle between paper companies and proprietary EHR companies for market share is always fascinating to watch. Linux Medical News labs weights in on the subject by doing a rigorous, side-by-side comparison of Paper company products vs. Proprietary Electronic Health Record software company products. The results may surprise you.

Use Health Vault, Lose Your Rights

Microsoft has announced (NY Times Article) Health Vault. What should have followed here is a review of the service by my actually trying it. I was in the process of registering when I began reading the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy and I had to stop right there with my review when I read it. In addition to the contract being lengthy, it specifically states: "In using the Service, you may not:..

New openSUSE arrives

  •; By Steven J. Vaughan Nichols (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Oct 5, 2007 2:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
On Oct. 4, Novell released openSUSE 10.3, the newest version of its popular community Linux distribution. This version of openSUSE includes a flexible Linux-Windows dual-boot configuration, improved user interface, Microsoft Office file compatibility with the latest office productivity suite and enhanced multimedia support.

Personal Health Records with another perpesctive.

Although the National Health Council recommends you to keep a personal health record and take it with you to your doctor,it’s one thing to document your medical information…It’s another to know when and how to use it. Open MedicDrive,a collaborative open architecture based application has launched the educational Wiki for advancing and educating users about the role of Healthcare Information Technology in Personal Health Record Management.

Digitizing records and tapes with Audacity

You've been ripping CDs for years, but what about those dusty cassette tapes in your attic and all that bargain-basement vinyl at used book sales? With Audacity, you can capture those vintage tunes, clean up their sound, and carry them around on your MP3 player. Audacity is a powerful free cross-platform audio editor. It includes tools such as noise removal filters and automatic track splitting that can speed up the process of turning your antique audio into shiny new MP3s or Oggs.

OLF 2007 Photos

Here are some photos from Ohio (GNU)LinuxFest 2007!

Speaking UNIX: Ten more command-line concoctions

In this thirteenth installment of “Speaking UNIX” discover more shortcuts and power at the UNIX command line. From benefits of Shell or making better usage of your time, this article will teach you the secrets of the UNIX command-line wizards.

Easily build a Firefox XUL browser extension

Build cross-platform browser extensions quick and easy. This article puts together the basic pieces you'll need to create most extensions with user-interface features—XUL, CSS, JavaScript, and DOM

Google Summer of Code 2007 wrap-up

The summer has finished, and it's about time I summarised how we got on. We had 9 Summer of Code students working for us, and we had a 100% success rate this year. Woo! Last year we only managed 6 successful projects out of 10, so that's a major improvement. So, how did the various projects pan out? The proof of the pudding is in the code, of course, and these projects are all available to use today, either packaged in Debian or installed on central servers providing services. Here's a quick overview.

Kudos for Kino

Kino is a video editor that allows you to produce your own video masterpieces using only free and open source software. With it, you can capture and edit clips from your video camera, add titles, insert still images, create transitions between scenes, and output the result in a number of formats. Best of all, it's easy to learn to use. But don't rely on the version in your distro -- grab the 1.1.1 release from and build it yourself.


  • The Tux Project; By land0 (Posted by land0 on Oct 4, 2007 7:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Freedomware is not intended as a term to replace Free Software or Open Source Software aka FOSS, FLOSS. These terms have their niche and place in society. They are well established and we are all better for it. The Free Software movement was not created to have mass market appeal it was created to address a serious issue. The right for mankind to use technology and to improve upon it given that the progress is shared freely. Free of charge yes as the very nature of its progress depends on it. But more important is that it is free as in freedom. Open Source Software on the other hand does have a mass market appeal and was created as a means to maximize the inclusion of various interests professional and otherwise.

openSUSE 10.3 Released

Novell today announced the availability of openSUSE 10.3, the newest version of the award-winning community Linux distribution. Available for free download or in a convenient packaged retail edition, openSUSE 10.3 provides everything a user needs to get started with Linux. To improve the user experience, openSUSE 10.3 includes a flexible Linux-Windows dual-boot configuration, improved user interface, Microsoft Office file compatibility with the latest office productivity suite, and enhanced multimedia support.

Where are the Free Software Women?

  • Taco Buitenhuis' blog,; By Taco Buitenhuis (Posted by Libervis on Oct 4, 2007 6:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
"Today I found an excellent small website about the gender imbalance in Free software. There's been a lot about the topic on the linux/free software news sites too. Large parts of the free software community are rather hostile towards women, as unfortunately is usual in communities with a huge male majority. Which then prevents the community from becoming balanced because it will be unattractive to women."

KDE 4.0 Release Event Contest

The KDE 4.0 Release Event Team is pleased to announce a contest for the KDE 4.0 Release Event. The winners of this contest will be flown out to Mountain View, California on January 17-19, 2008. Hotel and meals will be covered for them during the event.

The end of Windows, or a security expert gives up

Security expert Bruce Schneier today wrote about the “Storm Worm” again. Go and read it and become very afraid if you are running the Windows operating system. Become even more afraid if you are responsible for a bunch of them, like in a company. And then get a clue and morph them all into something better, like installing any of the Linux/Unix/BSD variants.

Corel Releases WordPerfect Beta and Inches Closer to Dual Format Support

As you may recall, Corel announced last November that the next release of its flagship WordPerfect Office productivity suite would come out in "mid 2007," and would support both the ODF as well as the OOXML document formats. It's now out a bit late and in beta, not commercial form - but it's also available as a free download for evaluation purposes.

Managing Packages And Repositories With Yum And Yumex On Fedora 7

  • HowtoForge; By Oliver Meyer (Posted by falko on Oct 4, 2007 3:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Fedora
This article explains how to improve/optimize/speed up package installation with Yum, install packages with Yum Extender (a GUI for Yum with extensive features to manage packages), and manage different external package repositories - with focus on prevention of problems with different repositories - on Fedora 7.

Heroes of Linux and FOSS: Ken Starks, AKA Helios

LXer Feature: 04-Oct-2007

This was originally going to be a comment attached to Build 'em Right, Build 'em Strong, Build 'em Linux. Then it grew and grew, and I decided that Ken deserved his own feature. And then I realized that there are a lot of unsung heroes of FOSS, so watch this space for future installments. I encourage all of you fine LXers to write your own "Heroes" features- there are a lot of people out there who deserve some recognition.

Tutorial: Digital Photo Management In Linux, Part 1

So what does Linux offer for the ace digital photographer who doesn't want to splurge on a Mac? Carla Schroder offers a look at one great tool, Digikam.

« Previous ( 1 ... 3934 3935 3936 3937 3938 3939 3940 3941 3942 3943 3944 ... 5740 ) Next »