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Moments ago hitting the ubuntu-announce-list is word that the upcoming 7.04 "Feisty Fawn" release will not include the closed-source ATI and NVIDIA display drivers by default. There was much controversy behind this decision of whether to include the ATI and NVIDIA binary blobs and enable them by default; so that its users can immediately benefit from Composite and desktop effects. Like existing releases, the proprietary video drivers will be easily available through their repositories, but they will NOT be activated by default.
And here we go with the last release candidate before we explode with the final of 3.0.5. With special requests we have added something newer and more:..
Given that there has been a fair amount of information, disinformation, and supposition flying around, I thought that I should share some additional details that I've learned relating to the contradictions received by JTC 1 regarding Ecma 376 (nee Microsoft OOXML).
You suck on electric guitar. If you are not aware of that now, you will be after playing Frets on Fire -- a cross-platform, GPLed music game from Unreal Voodoo, where your PC's keyboard is the instrument and you play lead.
Setting up a home LAN on Debian sharing directories with Linux clients and your printer to Windows and Linux clients.
IT management software specialist GroundWork Open Source will today begin shipping the latest version of its systems and network management suite GroundWork Monitor in the UK. Tony Barbagallo, vice president of product management at the company, said version five of GroundWork Monitor featured new service level availability reporting capabilities and a dashboard designer that allows users to tailor the suite's monitoring dashboard for different users
Monitoring Servers and Clients using Munin in Ubuntu.
The Linux appliance market for the most part has been more about building appliances than managing them. Today, rPath is taking care of both. The Linux appliance vendor is making announcements on both the building and maintenance of Linux appliance fronts. The rPath Appliance Platform extends the manageability of the Linux appliance for a more complete lifecycle, though rPath's founder and CEO admits there is still much to be done.
LXer Feature: 13-Feb-2007
Here are the pictures I took while at SCaLE 5x with some brief descriptions.
One business that relies heavily on open source software is Genuitec, the company that produces the proprietary subscription-based MyEclipse interactive development environment. Low-cost MyEclipse adds functionality to Eclipse, an open source application development software framework. Genuitec co-founder and Vice President of Technology Todd Williams says his company is able to keep prices affordable because it avoided using venture capital money, and because Genuitec itself is built completely on open source.
The Open Tuesday concept has reached South Africa and will kick off on March 13. Started in Finland, the fortnightly free events offers a chance for geeks and business people to meet.
BitWay Computadores, EnabledPeople and IMTECH Brazil companies today announced that they made large PC desktops deployments for «Computers for All» Brazil federal government program. Ready PC solution provided by Bitway includes preinstalled Linux XP Desktop operating system developed by EnabledPeople and supported by IMTECH. Estimated month deployment is about 10000 desktops with 50000 desktops already delivered.
This week on Open News we cover stories on Microsoft OpenXML, Sun's ODF Converter, Linspire and Ubutu and much more.
Create virtual Machines Using Virtualbox in Debian
Cryptography and cybersecurity guru Bruce Schneier discusses microsoft's motivation to build DRM into windows vista. Short quote: "Microsoft put all those functionality-crippling features into Vista because it wants to own the entertainment industry."
This tutorial shows how you can set up a network-attached storage server with FreeNAS. FreeNAS is based on the FreeBSD operating system and supports CIFS (samba), FTP, NFS, RSYNC, SSH, local user authentication, and software RAID (0, 1, 5). It comes with a powerful web interface and uses very little space on the hard drive - about 32MB.
MySQL is poised to attract keen attention from F1000s running mission-critical apps. A meaner, faster version of MySQL, dubbed solidDB for MySQL, is now in general availability (GA). Co-built by MySQL AB and Solid Information Technology, it cuts response times, boosts scalability, and processed 2x more transactions than Oracle InnoDB, say benchmarks.
OpenSolaris from the get go has always been about attracting more developers to Solaris. Sun is now improving on that promise with the release of Solaris Express, Developer Edition, a new open source AMP (Apache/MySQL/Perl or PHP) stack for OpenSolaris and new support programs for developers to get started using OpenSolaris. The new efforts are part of Sun's goal to recapture developer talent and imagination and direct it towards innovating on Solaris.
Unless you live in a vacuum, you must’ve heard the talk about Novell finding itself under the Free Software Foundation's microscope. What's interesting is that it looks like under the current GPLv2 (GPL2) guidelines, Novell hasn’t done anything wrong. So, what's all the concern about then? Simple, it's called GPLv3 (GPL3).
Ambitious open source vendor Red Hat is on the last leg of its race to push 70 per cent of its business through the channel and is gearing up to launch an additional partner accreditation. Red Hat currently works with two levels of partners: entry level Ready Partners, and higher-touch Advanced Partners. Last year it rolled out its Certified Service Provider Programme (CSPP) in the US, aimed at higher level integrators and VARs, and is now bringing the level to Europe.
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