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People Behind KDE: Summer of Code 2007 (1/4)

The People Behind KDE series takes a temporary break, as we talk to students who are working on KDE as part of the Google Summer of Code 2007 - in the first of four interview articles, meet Aleix Pol Gonzàlez, Piyush Verma, Mike Arthur and Nick Shaforostoff!

SimplyMEPIS 7.0 prebeta has more cosmetics.

  •; By Michael Shee Choon Beng. (Posted by linuxseekers on Aug 4, 2007 4:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Another beautiful creation of SimplyMEPIS from MEPIS LLC is on the way. Here is the screenshots of this SimplyMEPIS 7.0 prebeta.

Vector Linux 5.8.6rc1 Released

It appears that Vector Linux is moving to a faster release schedule. Vector Linux SOHO 5.8 is only a few months old but the first release candidate of Vector Linux SOHO 5.8.6 has been announced:

Xen 3.1 HVM on SLES 10 SP1

  •; By Boris Derzhavets (Posted by dba477 on Aug 4, 2007 2:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Novell, SUSE
RPM's install procedure suggested in still causes SLES 10 GUI procedure creating Xen Windows XP VM to crash.Workaround for this issue follows bellow

Linux Powered PS3 to be used in DARPA Urban Challenge

Axion Racing was the first team to autonomously drive up to the top of Colorado's Pike Peak and now leads the way by finding cutting edge uses for the beleaguered Sony PS3. This two time DARPA Grand Challenge qualifier is the first racing team to implement Yellow Dog Linux and a Sony PlayStation game console to manage one of seven autonomous vehicle cameras.

Business Instant Messaging

  • Tom's Hardware; By Marcel Binder (Posted by jhansonxi on Aug 4, 2007 12:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups:
In this review several IM clients (including the open source Jabber) are compared by protocol, security, and licensing.

Collaborating with Mindquarry

If there's one thing the world doesn't lack for, besides bad movie sequels and dishonest politicians, it's collaboration software. Good collaboration software that's open source, on the other hand, is a rare thing indeed -- so I was pleased to discover that the Mindquarry GO beta service and the Mindquarry tools are well-done, if a bit limited in scope.

Twisting the Meaning of 'Free'

  • Blue GNU; By D.C. Parris (Charlotte, USA) (Posted by dcparris on Aug 3, 2007 11:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: GNU
According to CESC Ltd chief information officer Subroto Das, “There is nothing called free software”. I beg to differ.

Red Hat Global Desktop delayed

Red Hat confirmed on Aug. 3 that it would be delaying the release of the newest member of its desktop Linux family, Red Hat Global Desktop, because the company is seeking to provide certain multimedia codecs. Sources close to Red Hat said obtaining some of these codecs was dependent on Red Hat coming to an agreement with Microsoft.

"Open source business model" takes on a new meaning with the Open Business Foundation

The Open Business Foundation (OBF) operates on two premises: that the open source development community makes good business sense, and that small businesses can be more successful if they band together with each other to share resources of all kinds.

Review: bash Cookbook

O'Reilly's "Cookbook" series can generally be thought of as a collection of recipes for different tech solutions. In the case of Albing's, Vossen's, and Newham's book, this applies to the bash (lower case "b" on purpose) or "bourne again shell" (hey, I don't name these things). bash is the default shell for most Linux distros and the most widely used UNIX shell. Even though many Linux distros have increasingly available and useful GUI utilities, the heart of Linux/UNIX administration still happens in the shell. There are plenty of "HOW TO" books on Linux. What makes the bash Cookbook unique?

Share Your Music Collection With gnump3d

  • HowtoForge; By Muhammad Panji (Posted by falko on Aug 3, 2007 2:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Gnump3d is a streaming server that can help you share your music collection with others. Although the name is using mp3 it can serve ogg as well, so you don't have to convert all your mp3 files to ogg files.

Video: Meet the Fedora Ambassadors

Ever wonder how the Fedora Project gets off the ground? It takes work from Fedora community members all over the world. We were fortunate to have a video camera at Fórum Internacional Software Livre (FISL), an annual free software event in Porto Alegre, Brazil. And we ran into quite a few Fedora Ambassadors, who were happy to share with us just what being part of the international–and local–open source community really means.

Creating Web 2.0 Buttons in Linux with Xara Xtreme

Web graphics designers running GNU/Linux seem to use the Gimp, Inkscape or Photoshop in a virtual environment. I have found the feature rich Xara Xtreme to be a good alternative for web graphics creation and editing. It is open source and you can download it here. Following is a short tutorial on how to create web 2.0 buttons using Xara Xtreme.

The Cradle of Independence Rolls Over for Microsoft

  • Linux Online; By Michael J. Jordan (Posted by h00pla on Aug 3, 2007 11:56 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
John Adams, Samuel Adams, Paul Revere and John Hancock - all Massachusetts men who fought against tyranny. What do our political leaders in the Bay State do today? If they lived in 1776, we'd still be British colonies.

Power up your photo sharing with Desktop Flickr Organizer

We have examined several applications for working with Flickr before, and they all have one thing in common: they focus on uploading images from the desktop. But uploading only scratches the surface of what the Web service can do. Desktop Flickr Organizer (DFO) gives you a lot more power.

Red Hat Delays Release of Linux Software

Software maker Red Hat said on Thursday it delayed its August release of a version of its Linux software for personal computers that would compete with Microsoft's Windows operating system. Red Hat Global Desktop Linux will not be available until September, product manager Gerry Riveros told Reuters in an e-mail.

SimplyMEPIS 6.9.51 Pre-Beta Screenshots

MEPIS has been making news this week with the return to Debian as the base for its upcoming SimplyMEPIS 7 release. Debian was the MEPIS base prior to their short-lived relationship with Ubuntu on the bottom. Continuing with the news, yesterday afternoon was the first development release to reincorporate the Debian Stable OS core was SimplyMEPIS 6.9.51prebeta. This pre-beta release includes the Linux 2.6.22 kernel, Debian Etch core, KDE 3.5.7, Firefox, and 2.2.1.

Is Your Big Company, CCHIT, Proprietary EMR Safe?

Think your CCHIT certified, proprietary EMR from a 'big' corporation is a safe bet? Think again. Remember Enron? comesnews that a recently #1 ranked, CCHIT certified EMR company, AcerMed, is either severely crippled orhas bit the dust. Why is this significant?

Black Hat's Oscars: The Pwnie Awards

In a hastily arranged ceremony, a small group of security researchers gathered last night at Black Hat to acknowledge the work of hackers, vendors, and music-makers in the First Annual Pwnie Awards.

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