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Hidden Linux : Cures for KDE Boredom (Part 2)

The dull looking toolbar at the bottom of any KDE installation is known officially as the Panel and, like most of Linux, has about a gazillion configuration options.

Does the world really need OLPC?

Shelley the Republican presents a masterly dissection of the lies and falsehoods of the Democ-rat Liberal Satanist Linux agenda. OLPC seems to be an insidious atheist European plot to give American intellectual property to third-world countries. Fortunately, it can't compete against the Christian Windows Vista (TM) laptop.

[You know you're popular when you're being parodied :-) - Sander]

Importing Outlook Express Emails Into Thunderbird And Evolution

This tutorial shows how you can import Outlook Express emails, contacts, and account settings into Mozilla Thunderbird and Evolution. This is quite useful if you want to switch from Windows to Linux but do not want to lose your mails and address book. The procedure should be similar if you use Outlook instead of Outlook Express.

Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) Beta Preview

  • Only Ubuntu (Posted by gg234 on Mar 25, 2007 4:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) Beta Preview

Asterisk open source PBX now in a box

Digium, developer of the Asterisk open source IP PBX software, has launched the Asterisk Appliance, PBX hardware running Asterisk and able to serve up to 50 users.

Europe, Brazil and China unite to foster open source software to boost growth

Brussels, 15 March 2007 – Leading European, Brazilian and Chinese information and communications technology (ICT) players announced today that they have joined forces to launch QualiPSo, a quality platform to foster the development and use of open source software to help their industries in the global race for growth.

There is no Google EHR (yet)

I wrote ashort expose on Practice Fusion, over atFree Software Magazine. Practice Fusion is not"Googles EHR" it is company using AdSense to cover EHR costs. Further usingMirrorMed or the like, its trivial to set something like this up.

Have you been ‘Skyped’ yet?

  • Daily News & Analysis; By Sohail Arora (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Mar 25, 2007 12:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Don’t you wish you could talk, listen, watch — in other words, interact — with anyone, anywhere in the world, and not have to worry about cost? Step into the world of internet telephony software, that allows you to make telephone calls to other computers at minimum or no cost. One of the most famous and easy-to-use software is Skype, which offers Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephony that integrates smoothly into your computer.

In Search of Stupidity

  • Computerworld; By Merrill R. Chapman (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Mar 25, 2007 11:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
As noted in Chapter 2 of this book, the release of the Altair microcomputer in 1975 heralded the beginning of the modern high-tech industry. But observers of the period also believe there was more to the Altair than just chips; the unit seemed to emit a mysterious elixir that entered the body of computer aficionados worldwide and sparked a strange war of the soul that has raged in the body of the computer geekdom for more than three decades. The war is between those who advocate for free software and open, patentless technology available to all and those who believe in making substantial sums of money from selling proprietary software and the vigorous protection of intellectual property. It’s the Kumbayahs vs. the Capitalists.

Google Summer of Code

Gervase Markham writes: "The Mozilla Foundation is taking part in the Google Summer of Code again this year. If you are student, and would like to get paid over the summer to work on Mozilla stuff, please visit the projects page and see if there's anything you'd like to do. People should also feel free to come up with their own idea. Realistic and better-researched ideas would have more chance of getting chosen."

Tapping a world of schoolroom innovation

Tom Hoffman is leading an open-source software revolution from his Victorian house in Providence. His ‘SchoolTool’ software allows schools to manage schedules, grades and more – with no licensing fees.

Stop confussing search engines with bad feeds

Duplicate content confuses search engines, which can cause your rankings in the search engines to suffer. This tip shows you how to take full advantage of the Atom id tag as the main identifier, including other information about the feed entry, to avoid duplicates in your Atom feeds.

Applying "The Art of War" to Open Source, Linux and BSD

Ask most people who have made the switch to a libre software product like Linux or BSD and they'll tell you that we're in a fight with Microsoft and everything that the closed-source world represents. It's not just us - Microsoft certainly thinks we're in a battle as well. Senior Microsoft leadership are actively engaged in spreading Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt to undermine the public confidence in Linux. Lawsuits have been filed over "stolen code" in the Linux kernel. Thinly-veiled "IP infringement" threats have been made to businesses running Linux. Massive marketing campaigns are being waged to confuse the true Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of Windows and Linux products.

Tyan Toledo i965R S5180

  • Phoronix; By Michael Larabel (Posted by phoronix on Mar 25, 2007 6:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Intel
For years now we have been accustom to seeing Tyan motherboards in some of the best workstations and servers, but recently they have been introducing a couple FlexATX/microATX motherboards. The first microATX Tyan motherboard we had reviewed was the Tomcat i845GV S3098, which was about two years ago, while earlier this year we featured a preview of the Tomcat i945GM S3095. Now in hand today we will be reviewing the Tyan Toledo i965R S5180. The Toledo i965R is a FlexATX solution with an LGA-775 socket, one PCI Express x16 slot, two DDR2 sockets, and is powered by Intel's Q965 + ICH8 Chipset. The Tyan i965R motherboard also supports Intel's Core 2 Duo processors.

Make - An afterburner for your command-line

  •; By Pandu Rao (Posted by raopm on Mar 25, 2007 5:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: GNU, Linux
Another article for the command line maestro. This one digs into the programmer's toolkit to come up with a hidden gem. It is called "make" and it is not just for programmers. Use it to take your command line skills to the next level.

Community Feedback

The GPL version 2 was written as a license to protect user freedoms that had been eroded by the increasingly closed attitudes of software designers, developers, and distributors ("What Will Drive Open Source?). It was Richard Stallman's intent, with v2, to create a barrier to these attitudes. The GNU GPLv3 is no different.

Mandriva Linux Spring 2007 Edition to Arrive Soon

Mandriva is pleased to announce the upcoming release of its new distribution: Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring. Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring will provide up-to-date and freshly released open source software.

Second Life Gets A Virtual Makeover

The virtual world known as Second Life is struggling under the weight of its increasing popularity. The number of concurrent users in Second Life is growing about 20% a month, from 18,000 in December to 36,000 earlier this month. At that pace, Second Life will hit maximum capacity--100,000 simultaneous users, says Joe Miller, VP of platform and technology development for Linden Lab, creator of the virtual world--well before the end of the year.

Novell Mumbai Centre Gets SCP Certification

Novell India's global support and services organisation in Mumbai has achieved certification under Service Capability & Performance (SCP) Support Standard. The SCP Support Standard quantifies the effectiveness of customer support based upon a stringent set of performance standards and customer satisfaction. As a result, Novell customers will get predictable, reliable support from Novell in keeping their IT infrastructure in top condition.

How To Revive An Old PC With Linux

What do you do with an old computer? Say, a 386-generation PC running Windows 98 that hadn't been patched in years, with a 20-Gbyte hard drive most likely infected with all manner of viruses, spyware, and other maladjusted programs? Sure, it could go to the landfill, or you might be able to get a tax deduction from donating it to a local school. Or, using a Linux-based operating system, you could turn it into a functional desktop, browser, and e-mail client, and put it back to work.

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