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Ubuntu Studio v7.04 Screenshots

Ubuntu Studio is an Ubuntu incarnation that focuses on software packages for the multimedia creation crowd. Found in Ubuntu Studio 7.04 are a horde of packages for graphic, video, and audio editing. The Ubuntu Studio theme has went black in a radical turn away from the traditional Ubuntu orange. If you are into multimedia editing and mastering, Ubuntu Studio is definitely worth checking out. In Ubuntu 7.10 all of the Ubuntu Studio packages should be available in the main Canonical repository.

Wikifying education

EduWiki is a new wiki-type site aimed at providing, and gathering, information related to schooling in South Africa. Besides age-specific information to help children with school, there will also be various community related information for the family.

GNUmed installation video manual

A video tutorial on how to install GNUmed's client and server part (including postgresql) on MS Windows has been produced and uploaded for public viewing. This is meant as a supplement for people who find the material on our Wiki ( too low level.

My eBay Fox Challenges Official eBay Companion for Firefox

Friendly Fox writes in with news of an unofficial build of Mozilla Firefox with features to help eBay users: "My eBay Fox is a customized version of Firefox that helps people use eBay more effectively. It includes an eBay Toolbar for Firefox, which gives users easy access to all of the important parts of eBay and a handy set of tools like price comparison, consumer reviews, and shipping information.

GNUmed installation videos available

One of our developers has put together a set of screencasts on how to install GNUmed:client installation (10 minutes)server installation (27 minutes) Enjoy, Karsten

Adobe Flash CS3 Professional Classroom in a Book

  •; By James Pyles (Posted by tripwire45 on May 16, 2007 3:38 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story

I've been doing an awful lot of writing about Flash lately. Not that I'm an expert, which is one of the reasons I'm reviewing this book. I find myself thrown into situations that require more of me than I currently possess; at least in terms of certain experiences. Like most people, I have an idea what Flash is and what it does, but am (or was) not so sure how Flash works. To answer my questions and to learn more, I decided to go to school.

C-SPAN video about "Best Care Anywhere" book.

C-SPAN covered a talk given at the New America Foundation promoting the newBest Care Anywhere. Thepanel featured the books author Phillip Longman as well as Kenneth W. Kizer, MD. No mention of theunderground railroad that I could tell (corrections welcome). You candownload the video from CSPAN. Does anybody know how to get this video to play under GNU/Linux?Fred Trotter

Open News Episode 12 Released

This week on Open News Microsoft Plays The Patent Card, Toshiba Has Linux Envy, and Mono Sheds Silverlight on Linux.

Source code auditing keeps organizations on the right side of licensing

  • ITManagersJournal; By Tina Gasperson (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on May 16, 2007 1:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In 2000, when Theresa Friday, Ray Waldin, and Jeff Luszcz were working for dot-com startup Cacheon, they saw firsthand the power of open source software to impact a business model. In Cacheon's case, it looked like open source had dealt a death blow to the company, but it was really careless use of third-party code that was the source of the trouble, Friday says. The three colleagues were so impacted by what they had seen that they launched a new business designed to help other companies prevent implosion from software licensing issues.

Open Invention Network Comments On Article In Fortune

Jerry Rosenthal, chief executive officer of Open Invention Network, issued the following statement today: "A recent article in Fortune Magazine raises - or more precisely, re-raises - tired, old allegations about the Linux operating system for the sole purpose of perpetuating unwarranted fear, uncertainty and doubt among current and potential Linux users and distributors.

Tiny Tiny RSS: A very very useful RSS reader

Tiny Tiny RSS (TT-RSS) is an excellent little Web-based RSS aggregator that, despite its tiny size, sports some clever features, including an AJAXified interface, a multiuser mode, tags, content filtering, and a lightweight interface for use with mobile devices.

Sun warns Microsoft - 'You'd be wise to listen to your customers'

Sun Microsystems CEO Jonathan Schwartz has blunted whatever public niceties existed between his company and Microsoft with a revealing attack on Redmond's lawsuit threats around open source software.…

Art meets open source at Libre Graphics Meeting

Unlike a typical Linux get-together, at the Libre Graphics Meeting (LGM), half of the attendees are developers and the other half are artists. The conference, which was held earlier this month at the Polytechnique Montréal, featured speakers from as far as Australia and Europe. In three rooms, speakers presented techniques for everything from generating photorealistic vector drawings to producing full movies to magazine production.

OSHCA2007 - The Landscape

The OSHCA Conference 2007 is shaping up to be the best and biggest yet. Presenters and participants are attending from around the globe.

Novell rejects Microsoft patent claims

Recent Microsoft partner Novell today distanced itself from the Redmond giant's claim that free and open source software violated more than 200 of the company's patents.

OpenLogic To Host Webinar on Impact of GPLv3

Webcast to tap expertise of GPLv3’s chief legal counsel to evaluate effect of new license on enterprises

Linus Torvalds Responds To Microsoft Patent Claims

Linus Torvalds, lead developer of the Linux kernel, has a sharp retort to Microsoft executives' statements in a Fortune magazine article that Linux and other open-source code violate 235 Microsoft patents.

Microsoft patent claims hint at internal issues

A Microsoft move to seek patent royalties from open-source distributors and users may be an attempt to use legal threats to deflect attention from company problems. Microsoft Corp.'s aim to seek patent royalties from open-source distributors and users may be an attempt to use legal threats to deflect attention from larger questions surrounding its business, including lack of interest in new versions of core products and lackluster profit from new wares.

What Happened To XGI Graphics?

  • Phoronix; By Michael Larabel (Posted by phoronix on May 15, 2007 5:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
XGI Technology is still in business, but what has happened to them? We once saw hope in them for providing discrete graphics processors to take on the NVIDIA and ATI duopoly, but they have since discontinued their Volari 8 series. While they're no longer producing these desktop chips, they remain an active player in the server and embedded graphics industry -- accompanied by their open-source driver

Microsoft Won't Sue Linux Users, Company Exec Says

Despite its claim to own 42 patents used in the creation of the Linux kernel and hundreds more embedded in other free software programs, Microsoft does not plan to take a page from The SCO Group and sue users of the open source operating system, a senior company official said Monday. "We're not litigating. If we wanted to we would have done so years ago," said Horacio Gutierrez, Microsoft's VP for intellectual property and licensing, in an interview.

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