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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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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 (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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.