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Linux and Opera used in Malawi to fight HIV

Opera Software reports that Linux and the Opera browser are being used by a non-government organization combatting HIV AIDs in Malawi. The Baobab Health Partnership runs Opera in fullscreen"kiosk" mode on low-powered, Linux-based network terminals used to register new patients and track patient treatments Read more onLinux Devices

Php Search Engine Showdown

It's a universal frustration. You just know that the piece of information you're looking for is somewhere on a site. You click one link, then another, and another. You go back to the home page and try a different branch of the site. After dozens of clicks, you still can't find the information you need. Then it's back to Google and on to another site. At last you find one with an internal search engine. You enter your search term, and voilá!--the information you need pops up in less than a second.

Ubuntu 7.04 Beta released

The Ubuntu team is proud to announce the beta release of Ubuntu 7.04.

Mozilla: 3D parties and meetings will be the norm within ten years

The virtual world phenomenon of Second Life will transform the Internet within the next 10 years, and the browser will have to change just as fast to keep up, said Mozilla's Window Snyder. According to Window Snyder, security chief at Mozilla, business travel, telecommuting, and even the basic things people expect in day-to-day business will be affected. Instead of flying from office to office, meetings will held virtually.

Third SimplyMEPIS 6.5 release candidate adds Beryl

SimplyMEPIS 6.5 Release Candidate 3 (RC3) today was uploaded to the MEPIS subscribers' pool and propagated to the public mirrors -- only nine days after RC2 was released. It features a 2.6.15 kernel, a KDE default desktop, and Beryl 0.2.0 Final.

Resurrect your old PC

Don't dispose of your old computer Throwing away a PC really is a waste, re-use or recycling are always preferable options. Usually an old PC still work well but many think that is obsolete and a computer outdated is annoyng and it must be replaced. We can recycle our computer !! We can donate our computer !! We can get new life our PC !! How can I recycle it ? What software have i to use ? Operating System ? Well , Linux breathes new life into old hardware !!!!!

How To Set Up A FreeBSD Wireless Access Point

This guide explains the process of setting up a FreeBSD system that will act as a wireless router (as well as a wired router) that takes advantage of the ported version of OpenBSD's PF packet filter.

Oracle's Linux Claims Are a Head Scratcher

You can't always take everything you hear in the technology industry at face value. Oracle CEO Larry Ellison said on his company's Q3 2007 conference call today that Oracle has displaced Red Hat at Yahoo. Officials at both Red Hat and Yahoo, however, see it differently.

Release-critical Bugreport for March 23, 2007

Bug stamp-out list for March 23, 2007

Open source at CeBIT 2007

Although CeBIT has been shrinking steadily for the past few years, there were still plenty of interesting things and exciting products on display at the big trade show earlier this month, especially if you are interested in open source.

Deadline for Google's Summer of Code 2007 Approaching

As we reported last week, KDE will be taking part in Google's Summer of Code again. The deadline for student applications is approaching now, so be quick sending in your ideas before March 26th. If you are a student and would like to spend the summer on a cool Free Software project, do apply for one of the scholarships.

BalanceNG: A simple approach to load balancing

Load balancing software uses multiple hardware devices to spread work around and thereby speed performance. While Linux Virtual Server may be the best-known option for Linux networks, another alternative, BalanceNG, a simple, lightweight utility, may be a better choice for some organizations.

Clearing up anti-GPL3 FUD

There's been a lot of talk about GPL version 3: whether it goes too far to be acceptable to business, whether the Linux kernel developers will ever switch to it, whether our community will fork or undergo unrest over it. Much of that talk is based on a poor understanding of the GPL3 terms, and with release of the new license imminent, it's time to clear that up.

Hybrid NAS/SAN appliances run Linux

Linux server and workstation integrator Pogo Linux has launched a line of Linux-based appliances that combine iSCSI SAN (storage-attached network) with typical NAS (network-attached storage) functionality. The StorageDirector 3000-series appliances run Pogo's Linux-based StorageDirector OS, and target the SMB (small- to medium-sized business) market.

Freetech 2007, an (un)Conference, San Diego, March 25th

Community. Free Software. Openness. All of the values of the Free Software movement are totally violated by O’Reilly publishing’s conferences. These same values are what has made internet culture exciting and vibrant and an important social force, and they are also the words that O’Reilly uses to market its $1500 per seat ETech conference.

Ellison Claims Yahoo as Oracle Linux Convert

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison stated this week that his company has taken on Yahoo as its biggest Linux client. During the announcement, Ellison fanned controversy by claiming his company had replaced competitor Red Hat at Yahoo. Both Yahoo and Red Hat have adamantly denied that the leading Linux operator has been displaced.

Build IDEs with Eclipse 3.2 on HP Itanium

Build integrated development environments (IDEs) with Eclipse 3.2.0 on HP-UX Itanium platform, which can be use to create applications as diverse as Web sites, embedded Java(TM) programs, C++ programs, and Enterprise JavaBeans.

SimplyMEPIS 6.5 RC2 Screenshots

The second release candidate for SimplyMEPIS 6.5 is now available. SimplyMEPIS 6.5 RC2 replaces QtParted with GParted, improvements to the MEPIS Xconfig assistant, and a fair amount of other changes beyond the original release candidate. SimplyMEPIS is another Ubuntu-based distribution.

SAM Linux 2007 targets older, underpowered PCs

SAM Linux 2007, a light-weight PCLinuxOS-based live/installation CD featuring the Xfce 4.4 desktop and a kernel, was released for free download today. SAM 2007 is positioned as a complete desktop environment that is suitable for older hardware.

Where Fedora Went Wrong

Last month Eric S. Raymond made a public announcement on the Fedora developer’s list that he was giving up on Fedora Core and that from now on Ubuntu is his distribution of choice. Actually it was more of a rant than an announcement. ESR’s scatter shot attack on Fedora was wrong in more ways than I care to comment about here. Chromatic did a nice job of attacking the rant on several key points. He also pointed out quite correctly that ESR’s accomplishments as an Open Source activist didn’t make his changing distributions newsworthy.

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