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Ubuntu community at work

Easy to use laptop networking looking likely in next Ubuntu release

Real-time Linux workshop seeks speakers

The Real-time Linux Workshop is soliciting papers for its eighth annual conference, set for October 12-15 in Lanzhou, China. Papers should present original work on general topics related to real-time Linux research, experiments, and case studies, as well as integrating Linux with other RTOSes (real-time operating systems), according to organizer Nicholaus McGuire.

Xara keeps promise, first GPL'd source code release for Xara LX

Back in October, when the Windows-only Xara company tooted their plans to port its vector graphics flagship product, Xara Xtreme to Linux, I didn't quite believe them. Now I stand corrected.

Linux 2.6.16 kernel released

  • LKML.ORG; By Linus Torvalds (Posted by phil on Mar 20, 2006 3:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: Kernel
It looks like both Fedora and SuSE end up using a kernel that is pretty close to this 2.6.16 release, so let's all hope it's good. Give it a good testing, please,


With so much to like about Linux, it is worth a try

Dear Nick: You keep talking about Linux, but what is it? Can I run my regular programs on it? How much does it cost? What's the big deal anyway?

Answer: Linux is an operating system, like Windows is an operating system. Both let you run applications, interact with hardware such as cameras and microphones, and use disk drives. They both have windows, mouse cursors, right-click menus, on-screen clocks, utilities, cool toys ... pretty much everything you could expect.

Fedora Core 5 Video Screencast

  • LinClips (Posted by linuxbeta on Mar 20, 2006 1:50 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora
LinClips offers an interesting view of Fedora Core 5 in their screencast of this highly anticipated release.

QewExtensibleDialogs Library Introduction

QewExtensibleDialogs is a plugin library for Qt Designer. Jose Cuadrea introduces his library and the general design pattern of his Qt implementation.

i-Technology Opinion: No Way Has Innovation in Open Source Reached Its Limit

Article in UK-Based Magazine 'The Economist' Seems Disappointingly FUD-Ridden offering an opinion that suggests neither Weber or The Economist is aware of things like BitTorrent.

CLI Magic: Tracking performance with sar

Sar is the "system activity report" program found on in Linux. The suite can be useful in tracking down bottlenecks providing insight into system use.

A Linux Laptop for $187?

Menglan Group, a Chinese company says it plans to sell a laptop computer for about 1,500 yuan, starting in May, to tap demand in the nation's rural areas.

Biggest Tuxlab launched

Local relief agency Gift of the Givers, in conjunction with the Shuttleworth Foundation, has installed the largest Tuxlab in the country.

Selling IT to the CFO

He is quick to note that ETrade’s IT group understands risk pointing to the company’s move to open source software beginning 2002.

Welcome to The Gemcutter's Workshop

Our new Ruby column brings you Ruby community news, plus detailed coverage of a single topic.

Fedora Weekly News Issue 38

Welcome to our issue number 38 of Fedora Weekly News.

Encrypt filesystems with EncFS and Loop-AES

Encrypted filesystems make sense for network-accessible servers that hold sensitive business documents, databases that contain credit-card information, offline backups, and laptops.

What's Up With the ODF Alliance?

As you may recall, the ODF Alliance was formed on March 3, 2006. Given that they've already had, oh, two and a half weeks to change the world, I thought I'd check out the Alliance Website to see whether they had achieved their manifest destiny yet.

Installation Of Computers In Georgian Euro Schools: Linux

  • Prime News Agency (Posted by tadelste on Mar 20, 2006 6:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Ministry of Education of Georgia plans to introduce Linux OS within the frameworks of the Deer Lap, upon advice by the Estonian experts in 2005.

Fedora Core 5 Screenshot Tour

OSNews reports - Fedora Core 5, 'Bordeaux', has been released to mirrors.

OSDir has a beautiful selection of shots of this extremely popular distro in their Fedora Core 5 Screenshot Tour.

Mcnealy pumps open standards, open source

  • Computerworld New Zealand; By Grant Gross (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Mar 20, 2006 5:56 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Sun
McNealy recommended government agencies buy commercial software built on open-source code, instead of downloading software and running it without commercial support.

Reports from PyCON 2006 (Python Conference)

  • Free Software Magazine; By Terry Hancock (Posted by fsmdave on Mar 20, 2006 5:16 AM EDT)
FSM's Terry Hancock was at PyCON2006, in Dallas, Texas. He talks about some of what went on at the conference.

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