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Mark Shuttleworth Becomes the First Patron of KDE

As the project celebrates its 10th anniversary, we can all reflect on the enormous success achieved when people and organisations with a vast variety of different backgrounds and skills join forces. For people and organisations who wish to contribute to KDE by providing financial support in an ongoing manner, the KDE e.V. now offers the new Supporting Members scheme. KDE e.V. is both excited and proud to announce Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical, as our first Patron of KDE.

OpenVZ virtualization powers up Power

The OpenVZ project announced today that its OS-level server virtualization software technology has been ported to -- and is now available for -- systems based on 64-bit Power processors.

Enhanced Linux filesystem nears production kernel

Ext3 has become one of the most popular Linux filesystems. However, with hard drives sneaking up on a terabyte, concerns exist that ext3 won't be able to handle 21st-century storage requirements. With this in mind, the Linux kernel developers have just released the first real-world test version of ext4.

Europe to create open source repository

The European Commission is to create a portal for European public sector bodies to store and share open source application code and exchange open source knowledge. The Open Source Observatory and Repository (OSOR) will be developed and managed by a consortium led by Unisys.

The Perfect Setup - Mandriva 2007 Free Edition

  • HowtoForge; By Falko Timme (Posted by falko on Oct 15, 2006 2:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Mandriva
This is a detailed description about how to set up a Mandriva 2007 Free Edition based server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters (Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server (with SMTP-AUTH and TLS), DNS server, FTP server, MySQL server, POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.).

Why Proprietarizing VistA is Unethical and Foolish

So whats the big deal anyway? I argue over on that developing proprietary versions of VistA is both unethical and foolish. I would love to hear anyresponses.

Firefox 2.0 to Feature New JavaScript 1.7

Despite some indications to the contrary this week, the Mozilla Foundation did not release its next release of the Firefox browser, which is still being widely publicly tested under Release Candidate 2. As Mozilla's vice president for engineering, Mike Schroepfer, told BetaNews on Friday, Firefox releases take place on a qualitative basis, not on a deadline or time scale.

Firefox Accepting Suggestions for Version 3

The Firefox web browser has come a long way since the project was announced as a fork from the open-sourced Mozilla project. Version 1.0 was released in 2004 and quickly won critical acclaim for its speed, compatibility with web standards, and features. In a couple of years, Firefox managed to reach a milestone that its predecessor never quite reached: hitting 10 percent market share worldwide. Version 2 of the browser recently hit Release Candidate 2, but the team is already making plans for 3.0.

Implementation Bug submitted to ECMA ?

  •; By Rob Weir (Posted by omz on Oct 14, 2006 10:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Ecma Office Open XML (OOXML) specification (Volume 5, section, "Date Representation") contradicts 400 years of civil calendar practice, encodes nonexistent dates and returns the incorrect value for WEEKDAY? Read this blog post, i'm scared.

The door’s open

It’s been more than five years since Microsoft released Windows XP. Now, the software giant is readying XP’s successor, Vista. Will the new version be worth the price and pain of upgrading? More importantly, is Windows still relevant?

Europe joins Linux revolution

The European Commission is to spend €4m on an open source observatory and repository (Osor) to span the member states and enable them to share information across the public sector.

Web Hosting Provider Linux PHP Host Announces New Services

Web hosting provider Linux PHP Host ( announced recently it has added a number of new services to its suite of service offerings. The services are firmly focused on attracting the open-source community.

Oracle to provide clearer vulnerability ratings

Oracle is to start ranking the severity of security bugs it fixes using an industry-standard scoring system starting with its next quarterly patch update, due on 17 October.

WHATWG is doing with HTML5, Web Forms, and XHTML

This is a very good 2 part series about the WHATWG. The Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WHATWG), is a loose collaboration of browser vendors (Mozilla, Opera, and others), who focus their improvements towards creating Web applications.

Technalign Releases Linux Based Computer Forensics Systems

Technalign announced the new release of Frontier Forensics SECS (Secured Evidence Collection System). The new tool replaces Version XI and continues to use MEPIS Linux as the operating system base. The new SECS product will be available via Forensic Computers as well as selected Technalign Partners.

CDT, C/C++ parsing and its abstract syntax trees

CDT C/C++ parsing and its abstract syntax trees

Rich Ajax Slide Shows with DHTML and XML

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Jack Herrington (Posted by IdaAshley on Oct 14, 2006 2:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
Learn to create an Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (Ajax) client-side slide show that's animated using "Ken Burns Effects." Here, you discover how to build XML data sources for Ajax, request XML data from the client, and then dynamically create and animate HTML elements with that XML.

Effective SEO through good code structure

  • Avangate; By Adriana Iordan (Posted by avangate on Oct 14, 2006 1:34 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
There are many Search Engine Optimization tactics, but try to find the best combination and don't sacrifice the usability and performance of your website. Here is some basic information about improving your source code from an SEO perspective.

Release-critical Bugreport for October 13, 2006

Release-critical Bugreport for October 13, 2006

KDE Celebrates 10 Years of the Free Desktop

Yesterday at 10:00 AM the president of the KDE e.V. Eva Brucherseifer welcomed the audience of the presentation track at the KDE anniversary event at the Technische Akademie Esslingen (TAE) in Ostfildern near Stuttgart, Germany. Keynote speakers were Matthias Ettrich, founder of the KDE project, as well as Klaus Knopper of Knoppix fame. During their presentations they looked back at KDE's successful past 10 years and they offered their thoughts about the future of KDE and Free Software.

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