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Red Hat Inc. (NASDAQ:RHAT), the leading distributor of the open source Linux operating system, said Wednesday its first-quarter profit rose nearly 11 per cent on higher revenue, but the results missed analysts' expectations.
Our projects under the Google Summer of Code are progressing. We had ten students accepted, and most of them have been working away well for the last few weeks. This week, mentors are filling in the mid-term evaluations to report on how the projects are going so far.
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July 2006 (#128):
- The Front Page, by Heather Stern
- LG Tips
- The Linux Gazette Mailbag
- The LG Talkbacks
- NewsBytes, by Howard Dyckoff
- How Fonts Interact with the X Server and X Clients, by Thomas Adam
- Creating a Rudimentary Kiosk System using FVWM, by Thomas Adam
- A Brief Introduction to VMware Player, by Edgar Howell
- Subversion: Installation, Configuration â€” Tips and Tricks, by Muthaiah Ramanathan
- Coding a Simple Packet Sniffer, by Amit Saha
- The Foolish Things We Do With Our Computers, by Ben Okopnik
NeoOffice is a fully-featured set of office applications (including word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and drawing programs) for Mac OS X. Based on the OpenOffice.org office suite, NeoOffice has integrated dozens of native Mac features and can import, edit, and exchange files with other popular office programs such as Microsoft Office.
The subject of browsers also came up as part of a much broader discussion by Dave Winer this morning. In response to a question, Winer said that he was reluctant long ago to switch away from Internet Explorer, because Firefox was unfamiliar to him, but he finally did because of IE's problems with malware as development on the Microsoft browser lapsed. Now, he said, he can't imagine switching back.
Novell has released a special preview version of its new SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 platform. Available for free, customers and other interested parties can now download pre-release versions of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 to experience their cutting-edge innovation and sophisticated functionality firsthand.
Seventy-one members of a nationwide open source project are implementing an open source courseware as part called of the Philippine Open Source Initiative (POSITIVE), a joint effort of the European Information Technology Service Center Foundation (EITSC), mobile content developer Wireless Services Asia (WSA) and the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ).
French lawmakers have decided on Friday that companies which use DRM (digital rights management) technologies to protect music downloads will be required to provide information about their technology to competitors wishing to create interoperable systems. This could be a great step forward for all open-source programmers and users in the world.
[ Apple will probably simple withdraw iTunes from the French market, so nobody wins - hkwint ]
Evaluation committees are hard at work on the latest draft of the General Public License (GPLv3), but members of those groups say it will ultimately be up to one person to decide what the license will look like when it's finished in early 2007.
"Greed and close-mindedness" prevent handset makers from understanding what users want from Linux phones, writes Eugenia Loli-Queru in an impassioned editorial at OSNews.
The release of free electronic health record (EHR) software, which physicians could download from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has been delayed indefinitely, a department official said yesterday.
Start with the ultimate AMD64 motherboard and build on it to create a masterpiece of your own.
The Portland Project, the collaborative venture of Linux vendors and developers to simplify the process of porting and integrating applications for Linux desktops, has announced the beta release of its first application tools for the Linux desktop's GNOME and KDE environments.
Ubuntu's desktop install provides a bunch of useful software for desktop users, but it doesn't install a firewall by default. Luckily, it's really simple to get a firewall up and running on Ubuntu.
Icculus has released an updated dedicated Linux server files for Infinity Ward's Call of Duty 2.
Modern archeologists deal with immense quantities of numerical data. Processing that data can require highly customizable software, but, as in many disciplines, computer usage often remains limited to producing fancy PowerPoint slides. Yet for a variety of reasons, it makes sense for software in archeology to be open, viewed as a service, and controlled by the user community. In this way, even institutes with very small budgets can play a significant role.
Beatifully stubborn coders who prefer the SeaMonkey web browser/mail/chat/HTML-editor suite, have managed to install Firefox extensions -including the popular GreaseMonkey scripting engine- into their beloved Mozilla reincarnation.
Monarch Computer's Stalwart Hornet Pro(R) Gets an Upgraded Fashion Sense
[I checked their custom configuration page and you really can select Fedora or Ubuntu. The bad news is, either will cost $90, about $5 less than that closed, legacy system from whats-its-name. -- grouch]
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