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When the Geekcorps Mali team set out to design a computer that could withstand the harsh elements of the Malian desert, their only goal was to help create a better economy in the small community through the use of technology. They never expected it would lead to an award.
First, there was Freespire; then, free CNR. Now, here comes FreeLinuxEmail, a free email and file storage system from Linspire Inc. It's not much of a name, and not a completely accurate one, either. The system was developed by Messaging Engine of Melbourne, Australia. It offers anywhere-access for Linspire 5-0 and Freespire 1.0 users. FreeLinuxEmail boasts free email and file storage, and a swift web interface. It supports SMTP for sending email and WAP for mobile phone access.
The key to getting first-rate image output on any operating system is setting up a good workflow. One piece of the workflow puzzle that used to be out of reach for Linux users is device profiling -- accurately measuring hardware devices like scanners and monitors to account for their differing capabilities. But a relatively young open source application called Lprof does a professional job at that task.
While per-transistor failure rates may be down, overall reliability hasn't declined as much as people sometimes assume, and modern systems are often much harder
to repair than older ones. Following up on a previous article
, Lewin Edwards reviews more of the problems modern engineers face.
One of the reviews in the front of this book states in part: "Dear PHP, It's over between us. You can keep the kitchen sink, but I want my MVC..."
It's sad to see a relationship break up but apparently something better came along. While I've already been sold on Python, I wanted to know how TurboGears stacked up as a Python framework and how well the Ramm/Dangoor/Sayfan book presents it. Since Kevin Dangoor created TurboGears, I imagined that "Rapid Web Applications with TurboGears" wouldn't lack for technical accuracy (of course, you never know) but would it really help me to "...get productive with TurboGears - fast"? Let's find out.
Open-source application stacks -- and the scramble to build, support and sell them to enterprise IT customers -- have been one of the technology industry's hottest trends this year.
Congress is set to conduct hearings on the proposed Free Open Source Software (FOSS) Act of 2006, which mandates the use of open-source software in government. If enacted, the law is likewise expected to benefit small companies.
In previous OOoBasic crash course articles we've created a few simple macros. If you're ready for more advanced stuff, let's create a macro that allows you to save the currently opened document in several formats. This macro can come in handy for archiving purposes and for exchanging files with other users.
European businesses are only considering migrating to Linux when they decide to deploy new applications, but most currently have no intention of moving to Windows Vista either, according to a survey released this week.
A study commissioned by Mozilla claims that the anti-phishing filter in Firefox 2.0 beats Microsoft's Internet Explorer 7 hands down.
On the same day that the company's Chief Financial Officer Charlie Peters said Oracle's (nasdaq: ORCL - news - people ) push into the Linux market--as well as Microsoft's (nasdaq: MSFT - news - people ) recent partnership with Novell (nasdaq: NOVL - news - people )--may hurt the company near-term, shares fell 3.3%, or 57 cents, to $16.96.
Sun'sannouncement that it would be releasing Java under the GNU GPL confounded many of its critics (including myself) who had feared that the company was incapable of making such a bold move. Quite rightly, it has garnered praise from across the hacker world. But Sun's relationship with free software has not always been so idyllic.
Akaza Research is pleased to announce the availability ofOpenClinica 2.0, the open source clinical research software platform. OpenClinicaâ„¢ is an open source web-based software platform that enables sponsors and investigators to manage clinical research data in multi-site studies. It facilitates protocol configuration, design of case report forms, electronic data capture, and study/data management. OpenClinica supports HIPAA and 21CFR Part 11 guidelines and is designed as a strictly standards-based, extensible, and modular platform. OpenClinica was initially released in October 2005 and is licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL).
Legal advice for all. Free software developers now have a "legal guardian" they can turn to for advice and guidance on GPL copyright law and patent infringements.
You've probably seen the many articles infesting computing publications that blather on about comparing TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) and ROI (Return on Investment) for Linux and Windows, and trying to figure out which one costs less to run. I'm no analyst, nor am I a Fellow at some Institute, nor am I a pundit who is paid to pontificate. I'm just an old country system and network administrator who has been running mixed Linux and Windows networks for lo these many years, and since everything works OK and my customers keep sending me checks that don't bounce, I figure I'm entitled to a punditry or two of my own. The bottom line is Linux costs way less to run and works better. That's why I prefer it.
Superior user interface speeds up UML modeling, boosts productivity.
A study commissioned by Mozilla Foundation claims that the anti-phishing filter in Mozilla's Firebox 2.0 browser has outclassed similar tools available in Microsoft's Internet Explorer 7. The study found that Firefox 2.0, which is said to be a more secured version than the earlier browsers, had blocked 81.5 per cent of all phishing websites, while IE7 prevented 66.35 per cent of the phishing operations.
Reg Technology Panel Not yet convinced. Following the acquisition of PeopleSoft and Siebel Systems, only a short time after PeopleSoft had itself acquired JD Edwards, software giant Oracle became the proud owner of four ERP and three CRM product lines, all originally developed on different platforms and having different tooling to manage configuration and implementation.
Optimized for distributed network infrastructure applications spanning multiple processors and operating systems, version 2.0 of the Element high-availability middleware from Enea is now available for MontaVista Carrier Grade Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Fedora Core, and CentOS (Community ENTerprise Operating System). Element 2.0 also works out of the box with Kontron's XL8000 AdvancedTCA system and provides standard interfaces for AdvancedTCA and the SA Forum's Hardware Platform Interface
This "Covenant" is designed for nothing but to instill fear and doubt into millions of enterprise Linux Users...the fear that if they do not use Suse, the Linux tainted by Microsoft, then they just may be open to lawsuits for IP violations. This barely if at all, falls short of rape.
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