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Knoppix goes gold with v5 liveCD

Klaus Knopper and his Knoppix team announced the first public release of the Knoppix 5 live CD and DVD on June 2.

Open Source Impacts Overall Database Software Market

"In the open source world, we are always flattered when changes are attributed to open source," said MySQL Chief Executive Officer Marten Mickos. "But the enormous price pressure and the desire among customers to get away from licensing fees is self-inflicted and not a result of open source. Open source just happens to be the perfect answer to the cry."

6 Steps to a Ubuntu Dapper Drake install

  • All about Linux; By Ravi (Posted by dsTst on Jun 7, 2006 7:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Ubuntu
Linux in general is considered easier to install than windows. But the latest release of Ubuntu named Dapper Drake takes the cake in ease of installation. In a mere six steps, one can now install Dapper Drake on ones machine. Check the images!!

Red Hat To Webcast Results For First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2007

Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq:RHAT), the world's premier open source and Linux provider, will discuss results of its fiscal 2007 first quarter on Wednesday, June 28, 2006, beginning at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Romania: BIT Software Releases First Open Source Product

BIT Software has released the Socrate Open solutions on the Romanian market, this being the first Open Source EAS product for corporate management.

Firefox gains ground in May; but only just

  • m-net; By Campbell Gardiner (Posted by grouch on Jun 7, 2006 5:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
The latest web browser market-share figures from internet research and analysis firm Nielsen//NetRatings show open source alternative Mozilla Firefox has gained ground on Microsoft's Internet Explorer year-on-year; but only slightly.

Develop for the Web with Python and Django

  • developerWorks; By Ian Maurer (Posted by grouch on Jun 7, 2006 4:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: IBM, Linux
In this first article of a two-part series, we show off Django, an open-source model-view-controller (MVC)-style Web application framework powered by the Python programming language. With Django, you can create high-quality, database-driven Web applications that are easy to maintain in minutes.

Bahrain's Ministry of Social Development first to go open source

Bahrain's Ministry of Social Development (MOSD) is to become the first ministry in the Kingdom and in the Middle East to base its entire IT infrastructure on open source technology.

Mps call for digital rights safeguards

MPs have told the government that it should not legislate to make digital rights management systems mandatory.

Rotating Linux Log Files

Logs… Any Linux system will generate many log files by default, containing various information about the operation of the system. If no rotation would occur on the various log files, then they will just grow bigger and bigger, filling up the space (on high traffic sites) but most importantly making it very difficult to find any information that we might be looking for in those log files. This little how-to will show you how the default log rotation works, based on syslog and logrotate.

Browsers, phishing, and user interface design

Phishing works for so many reasons, we need to rethink browser and user interface design to provide some real-life security to the average user who doesn't see or understand the security cues.

Upgrading to Dapper, TurboPrint issues

I upgraded two of my home systems from Breezy to Dapper Kubuntu. One is AMD-64, one is i386. I write about this stuff for a living, and would rather tinker than work anyday, so it here we are. The upgrade went OK, but not nearly as well as a plain-vanilla Debian installation. And the K/Ubuntu devs seem determined to make printing painful.

Secure your email communication with free software

  • Free Software Magazine; By Jerome Gotangco (Posted by fsmdave on Jun 7, 2006 1:38 AM EDT)
A guide for installing, configuring and using Mozilla Thunderbird, Enigmail, and GnuPG to provide secure and encrypted email

Fine looms, as Microsoft sees EU settlement recede

No hols without homework

Much like the Vista release date, Microsoft's hopes of a speedy European antitrust case settlement are receding. The company is "some more months" away from a settlement with the European Commission, Microsoft's european president Jean-Philippe Courtois said today.

Keep your private documents private

  • Free Software Magazine; By Robin Monks (Posted by dcparris on Jun 7, 2006 12:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Nowadays, with more and more governmental censorship (and with it getting worse by the day, just look at Slashdot’s privacy section) and reports of hacking into major servers becoming almost a daily occurrence, we all want the maximum security and privacy possible online. Thankfully, some great free software projects have risen to the challenge! Here are some simple steps to keep your "stuff" safe:

Another Google App., Another Google Yawn

If you really want a free and good replacement for Microsoft Office, you should be looking to, not Google.

Stop using Internet Explorer

Firefox browser is safer, faster on most Web pages and has more features

Rockbox: The Open Source Jukebox Firmware - Introduction

Rockbox is an open source replacement firmware for MP3 players and it runs on a variety of models:
  • Archos: Jukebox 5000, 6000, Studio, Recorder, FM Recorder, Recorder V2, Ondio FM and Ondio SP
  • iRiver: H100 and H300 series
  • Apple: iPod 4th gen (grayscale and color), 5th gen (Video), Nano and Mini 1st/2nd gen
  • iAudio: X5 (including X5V and X5L).
  • Additional models are in development.

When disaster strikes, OSS-based service is there to help

Last year, survivors of the many hurricanes that struck the Gulf Coast of the United States suffered from scarce resources and limited communication avenues. With families separated and desperate to find one another, launched a free call-in service, based on open source software, that helped them to reconnect. Now, with hurricane season approaching once again, is ready for the deluge.

Open source software quality in limelight at Red Hat Summit

NASHVILLE -- While some just talk about the quality of open source software, Red Hat said it's actually doing something about it.

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