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National Lampoon is serious about open source tools

National Lampoon, a venerated venue of collegiate comedy, stopped publishing its print magazine seven years ago, and needed an online home to make available its vast archive of articles, videos, graphics, and music. It also needed a way to keep making money without magazine ad and retail sales revenue. But hand-coding static Web pages every time the site needed to be updated created so much work for Lampoon CTO Scott Mulder, it wasn't funny. An open source content management system called Joomla put the smile back on Mulder's face.

Nuts and Bolts of Network Neutrality

Excellent paper (pdf) by Prof. Edward E. Felten of Princeton University about the technical backgrounds of Network Neutrality. A must-read for everyone who cares about Network Neutrality, even when you are not a networking guru. Ready to digg at:

A Closer Look at Damn Small Linux

  • SYS-CON Media; By Russ Ethington (Posted by dcparris on Jul 11, 2006 10:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
In this article you will learn how to turn a blank CD and an inexpensive USB keydrive into a powerful, portable, take-along operating system complete with modern applications like Firefox, a Web server, and multimedia tools. All this can be done using free Open Source Linux software.

VoIPowering Your Office with Asterisk: Hardware Mysteries Explained

  • VoIP Planet; By Carla Schroder (Posted by tuxchick2 on Jul 11, 2006 10:02 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
t's fun and useful to explore pure IP telephony, but most folks want PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) integration as well. (PSTN is also known as POTS: Plain Old Telephone Service.) An Asterisk server can interface with "legacy" systems, which means "not IP," or your ordinary old digital and analog telephone systems.

Linux Hardware Compatability

A new databse is up documenting linux hardware compatability. Broken down into such areas as motherboards, graphics cards, plug-n-pray peripherals, etc it has a decent list now and they want more input on what works and what doesn't.

Mobile audio editing powered by Linux, thanks to Trinity DAW

Professional podcasting is about to get a brand new toy for doing those "in the field" type broadcasts. Marketed as "the world's first professional, portable recording studio", the Trinity DAW will record audio with the best of them and allow for on the spot editing thanks to the included Audacity software.

Debian Weekly News - July 11th, 2006

  • Mailing list; By Martin Schulze (Posted by dcparris on Jul 11, 2006 8:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter; Groups: Debian

Wizards of OS 4: conference on free software and free knowledge

From September 14-16, the fourth international Wizards of OS (WOS 4) Conference in Berlin will be dealing with free software, free content, and free infrastructures under the slogan Information Freedom Rules. At the Columbiahalle in Berlin, imported trends and innovative products from these areas will be presented and discussed. Hundreds of researchers, technicians, artists, and activists are expected to attend, not to mention more than 1,000 visitors. If you are interested in attending, you can register at the web site A pass for all three days of the conference costs 60 euros (reduced price: 30 euros), while one day of admission costs 25 euros (reduced price: 12 euros).

Linux Firms Expect to Thrive on VARs' Windows Frustrations

For a managed service provider on a fixed-fee model, downtime and service calls mean less margin.

Four Core continues series of KDE 4 meetings

  • NewsForge; By N. Sanders (Posted by dcparris on Jul 11, 2006 6:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
Last week, members of the KDE project attended the Four Core meeting, one of several events designed to accelerate the development of KDE's next major release. Attendees worked on readying the fundamental kdelibs and kdebase packages for version 4 so that work on overlying applications may continue.

Sagetv Brings PlaceShifting To Linux

SageTV, a Oakbrook Terrace , IL-based personal entertainment software company will announce SageTV Media Center for Linux V5 with place shifting features and Media Extender support later this week, sources say.

DataCore Software and VMware Virtualization Deliver Virtual Infrastructure Productivity to Munich's Largest Multi-Hospital Network

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. and MUNICH, Germany, July 11 /PRNewswire/ -- DataCore Software today announced that because of the notable success its customer Munich-Schwabing Hospital has achieved through its technology, the five hospitals in the Bavarian capital of Munich are currently centralizing their information technology in order to save costs and provide a more efficient data management system. With its positive experience in the field of virtualization tools -- in particular, VMware for servers and DataCore Software's SANsymphony(TM) for storage -- the Schwabing Hospital is now expanding its operations multi-site and helping the other hospitals within its network. The Schwabing Hospital is now responsible for storage and server architecture for all five hospitals due to the successes already achieved in improving productivity and resource utilization through its deployment of a comprehensive virtual infrastructure.

Open source casts new mold for type design

  • CNET; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by dcparris on Jul 11, 2006 5:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
DejaVu font development gives Linux another toehold for its push into proprietary territory.

Openmfg Releases New Version Of Open Source-Based ERP Application

OpenMFG released the latest update to its namesake Enterprise Resource Planning application, announced an aggressive new pricing plan, and also contributed two new modules for an open source content management system. The company's flagship product is an advanced ERP software solution built with open source components, such as the Linux operating system, the PostgreSQL database, and the OpenRPT report writer.

Postgresql 8.1 Bootcamp October 23-27, 2006 is a Treat

The class, scheduled for October 23-27, is five days of intensive instruction on PostgreSQL 8.1 as a database solution for professional applications. Instructor Chris Campbell guides students through the ins and outs of PostgreSQL wherein, by the end of the week, attendees will emerge with advanced skills in PostgreSQL administration.

Medical Manager History

  • GNU/Linux And Open Source Medical Software News; By Fred Trotter (Posted by dcparris on Jul 11, 2006 3:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU, Linux, PHP
Many people do not get the point behind themm2mm (Medical Manager to MirrorMed conversion application)project. To clear it up, I have written a history ofMedical Manager. Once you take a read I think you will agree thatMedical Manager really measures up toother corporate scandals.Fred Trotter

GnuCash 2.0.0 goes gold

The GnuCash development team released the milestone 2.0.0 version of the open-source accounting program on July 9, featuring several major advances over the last version (1.9.8, released on June 18). GnuCash is released under the GPL and available for Linux, *BSD, Solaris, and Mac OSX.

A New, "Non Ugly" Open Source Media Center

Meet Elisa, software from a project aimed at developing "an open source media center solution for GNU/Linux and Unix operating systems."

Repository of Linux-compatible kit launched

A new database will tackle one of the persistent problems facing Linux deployments - figuring out what hardware is and isn't compatible.

aDesklets: Eye candy for the Linux desktop

Have you ever seen the Mac OS X desktop and wished all that eye candy were available for Linux? Now you can jazz up your Linux desktop with desklets -- nifty little windows that float on your desktop and display information such as weather updates, system monitors, and calenders. Once you have aDesklets installed, you can download and install an assortment of desklets.

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