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The Linux Action Show - Episode 12

We talk about the new release of Gentoo and KnoppMyth, The NX Server gets released under the GPL, Linspire does away with Click’n run’s annual fee, we go over the results from the 2006 Desktop Linux survery. Plus Kdevlop Vs. Real Basic, and some awesome solutions for workin with your data under Linux!

IP STB runs Linux on TI Davinci

IP STB (internet protocol set-top box) specialist Softier is demonstrating a new Linux-based model at the IBC tradeshow this week in Amsterdam. The Wave-400 runs Linux on a Texas Instruments (TI) Davinci RISC/DSP chip, and can be customized using Javascript and other web technologies, Softier says.

Qt 4.2 Release Candidate Unveils New Features for UI Development

Trolltech today announced the availability of the Qt 4.2 Release Candidate: a feature-complete preview of the upcoming new version of its leading framework for high-performance, cross-platform development. The Release Candidate is the final preview of Qt 4.2 before the final release, scheduled for early Q4 2006.

Abstracts of the Current Issue

The October issue of Linux Journal takes"Linux Everywhere" literally. See how Linux runs a total multimedia center like TiVo on steroids, serves as a central phone system with call screening, regulates your home heating system, controls robots and much more. This isn't just a digital lifestyle, it's a Linux lifestyle of leisure, which proves that geeks, particularly Linux geeks, truly have the best toys.Not a subscriber? Check out this post to read abstracts of the current issues' articles and to read for"free" this monthsBonus Article:Do-It-Yourself Robots with Linux by Michael Surran.

GLPK Part 2: GNU MathProg Solution for the Diet Problem

In this second installment of the GNU Linear Programming Kit (GLPK), a diet problem shows you how to formulate a simple multi-variable and declare bidimensional parameters. A post office resource allocation problem then introduces MathProg expressions and integer-only decision variables.

Mandriva 2007 RC1

France's Mandriva Linux project issued the first release candidate of Mandriva Linux 2007 on Sept. 8. The release comes just eight days after the third and final beta version of the distro was made available by the project team.

Visit KDE at the LinuxTage in Essen, Germany

KDE will be present on the LinuxTage Essen in Germany from September 9th to 10th. A number of KDE developers will be present, including some of the famous Amarok hackers. Visit us to see the latest in KDE and tell us what you love and what needs improved.

Zend translates native PHP objects for Ajax tricks

  • IBM/developerworks; By Nicholas Chase, Gina Deol (Posted by solrac on Sep 8, 2006 10:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM, PHP
Find out how the Zend Framework makes it easy to add Ajax interactions to your application by automatically translating native PHP objects to and from JavaScript Object Notation (JSON).

Hasta la Vista, part 1: Microsofts final death march

  • VNUNet; By Hans Bezemer (Posted by theBeez on Sep 8, 2006 9:53 PM EDT)
Microsoft tolerates the bugs riddling the software, since problems can always be patched over. However, with each patch and enhancement, it becomes harder to strap new features onto the software, since new code can affect everything else in unpredictable ways. In short, the software becomes unmaintainable. And Vista reached that point.

Quick way to switch from KDE to GNOME or viceversa

Faster swithing is just a click away. switchdesk is the command to switch from KDE to GNOME or viceversa. This command provides a simple method of choosing between the various desktop environments available under Fedora Core, Cent OS and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. If X Windows is running, switchdesk will bring up a dialog box which allows the user to choose between the available desktops installed on the system.

The Linux killer app: KDE's Konqueror

Recently, I stumbled upon a "People Behind KDE" interview from September of last year with Derek Kite. The interviewer asked, "What is KDE's killer app? And Why?" Kite's answer completely threw me. His answer was, "Konqueror. Because Linux users are first class citizens for this browser."

Linux-for-education beta released

African education-focused Linux distribution OpenLab releases beta version with desktop and management improvements. OpenLab, a Linux distribution widely used in education environments, today released a beta of the forthcoming OpenLab 4 release.

AMD's PIC boots Linux

AMD's PIC (personal Internet computer), an inexpensive Windows CE-based computer aimed at developing nations, has successfully booted Linux, according to a Siamese Wiki devoted to the OLPC (One Laptop per Child) initiative. The Wiki shows the PIC runing an Edubuntu image created for the OLPC project.

Embedded Linux at heart of GPLv3 debate

The current draft of GPLv3 includes controversial language forbidding DRM-locked embedded operating systems, but compromise remains possible, suggests ExtremeTech columnist Victor Loy in an insightful look at the GPL's role in device development. Loy's story includes quotes from Eben Moglen's LinuxWorld BoF (birds-of-a-feather) session.

Novell Japan Unit Releases Linux-Based Server Suite

The combination software Novell's Japanese arm is releasing will be known as Integrated Stack for Linux (ISL), and will include SLES, a Novell version of Linux; DB2 Express-C database, which IBM Japan distributes for free; and WAS CE, which is a Web-based execution program. WAS CE is a free, open source program that IBM has taken the lead in developing.

Port 800,000 Lines of C# Code to J2EE and Linux in 10 Weeks

Attend this one-hour technical session and learn how to port Microsoft .NET Web and server applications to WebSphere and Linux, without having to hire Java engineers or rewrite your entire code. Also learn how to implement a single source code development strategy for .NET and J2EE, which saves considerable expense and the complexities of maintaining two functionally equivalent code bases.

Improve real-time Java Predictability on Linux

Expedited Real Time Threads (XRTs) is a tool for improving predictability of high-frequency, hard, real-time Java applications that can freely communicate primitive values on Linux.

Sun, Ruby, and Java: An Interesting Turn of Events

Wow! Sun has hired Charles Nutter and Thomas Enebo to work on JRuby full time. This is a pretty momentus event, and is already sending shockwaves around the Ruby world.

Linux4Kids: Tools and toys for all ages

Linux4Kids is a collection of more than 80 GPL-licensed "edutainment" games and educational software available to download for free from the FileGate File Distribution Network.

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