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Disgruntled Debian Developers Delay Etch

Vexed that two Debian developers were getting paid for their work, other Debian programmers have either ceased or slowed down their work on the popular Linux distribution. (Linux-Watch)

Looking for Linux Tech-Support?

When I first ran my Linux distribution almost a decade ago, there weren't many places I could turn to for help. Whatever mailing list you tuned into, everybody seemed to be concerned with improving the Linux kernel or some other gibberish task. If ever, my newbie queries always returned back with a single word -- RTFM. That's until Jeremy Garcia fresh into his first full-time Linux job, decided to give something back to the community. His website,, soon became the one-stop source for all Linux-related user queries.

Open Source CRM Feature Article

  • TMCnet; By Stefania Viscusi (Posted by dcparris on Dec 19, 2006 3:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Open source CRM provider SugarCRM and Scalix, a provider of Linux-based enterprise messaging software announced today a partnership to integrate their services and make available to their mutual customers, an advanced CRM / Messaging solution that offers both open source and Linux customers a rich environment for completing tasks.

[Hey, there's a new one! Linux and Open Source customers are two different animals now. Is it the journalists, or have we actually lost that much turf on the terminology front? - dcparris]

SugarCRM Announces 1,000 Customers and 1,000,000 Open Source Downloads as Momentum for Open Source Applications Grows

CUPERTINO, Calif., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- SugarCRM Inc. announced today that it has reached more than 1,000 paying customers since the first edition of its commercial open source customer relationship (CRM) software was released in September 2004. In addition, Sugar Open Source has been downloaded over 1,000,000 times, establishing a worldwide community of users who strengthen the product through contributions, quality improvements, extensions and language translations. SugarCRM began by serving small and mid-sized businesses but has quickly established large enterprise customers, including Honeywell, Yahoo, Starbucks, State of Oregon, NASA Ames Research, AXA Rosenberg, First Federal Bank, and BDO Seidman.

Software promises a better judiciary

The latest in e-governance implemented by the Kerala government is a web-based software developed on open-source model with Linux/PHP/PostgreSQL and flash XML to monitor legal suits.

More Greasemonkey scripts

Greasemonkey is a browser extension lets Firefox users write and install scripts that change Web page features on the client side. There are thousands of such scripts available; most of them are pretty trivial, but if you dig deep enough you can find some good ones. Recently I looked at some that help improve the Gmail experience. Recently, I found four more useful scripts: a couple for eBay, one for the Internet Movie Database, and one for online shoppers.

Glipper will make GNOME much more usable

  •; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by dcparris on Dec 19, 2006 12:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNOME
Analysis -- One key feature GNOME has lacked, in comparison to KDE, is a clipboard manager like KDE's Klipper. That's now about to change, thanks to the efforts of a project called "Glipper."

Kuliax 6.0 Screenshot Walkthrough

Kuliax Project is an effort to bring Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) to University education, especially in Indonesia. Many students and lecturers have been "addicted" to the closed-source and expensive software that they couldn't afford or not suitable with their needs. Universities encouraged to do something important to the _real_ meaning of education by using and developing FOSS.


The Itway group specialising in the sector of information technology and quoted at the Milan stock exchange extended the agreement for the distribution in the whole south of Europe of the Red Hat solutions...

Red Hat users pine for discounted support

A new survey suggests that all Red Hat customers want for Christmas this year is a reduction in support costs or they may start looking elsewhere.

Audio/video entertainment devices with Linux inside

Acoustic Energy WiFi Internet Radio -- [Aug. 28, 2005] -- A wireless Internet table radio based on embedded Linux, the prosaicly code-named "Wi-Fi internet radio" will support "all three major streaming formats," and tune

Open Source Venture Funding Up in 2006

The end of a year always brings product review roundups, best and worst lists, top trends lists and, of course, predictions for what the new year will bring. The open source segment is no different.

Education, information access top Mellon Foundation award winners

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation earlier this month announced the first winners in its planned annual Mellon Awards for Technology Collaboration (MATC), granting 10 recipients cash prizes of $50,000 to $100,000. The awards recognize contributions to open source software that benefit higher education and nonprofit organizations.

Big Blue Bolsters Open Source Collaboration With Universities

Industry has long attached IP and commercial benefit strings to research funding; however, there has been an increasing realization that the approach is flawed and not very scientific, particularly when it comes to open source, said Portland State University Associate Professor Bart Massey. In open source software development, the resulting product can often be the research itself.

In pursuit of Java code quality

Performance testing is usually left for last in the application development cycle -- not because it's unimportant, but because it's hard to test effectively with so many unknown variables. In this month's In pursuit of code quality, Andrew Glover makes the case for performance testing as part of the development cycle and shows you two easy ways to do it.

Fedora Weekly News Issue 71

Welcome to our issue number 71 of Fedora Weekly News. In this issue, we have following articles: 1 RPM -- plans, goals, etc. 2 Important Fixes in flash-plugin-7.0.69-2 3 Firefox Flicks on TV 4 Southern California Linux Expo ramps up registration 5 Fedora's Legacy Wanes 6 2.1 Is Here 7 Fedora Weekly Reports 2006-12-11 8 Fedora Core 5 and 6 Updates 9 Contributing to Fedora Weekly News 10 Editor's Blog

PortableApps Suite: Portable computing with style

While the process of creating a portable computing environment (a fancy term for a set of portable applications on a USB stick) is not particularly complicated, it does require some manual work, and the final result may not be as polished as you might like. The new PortableApps Suite from John T. Haller, who also brought us Firefox Portable, Thunderbird Portable, and Portable, is designed to solve these problems, making it dead easy to turn your USB stick into a portable application platform and add a couple of useful features for good measure.

SageTV Media Center Adds Support for Online Video, Global Broadcasts & More

New Version 6.0 Now Available for Both Windows & Linux

[Non-FOSS - Be careful how much of your freedom you sell off. - dcparris]

Review: Track Your Systems With NetIQ

  • LinuxPlanet; By Rob Reilly (Posted by dcparris on Dec 18, 2006 1:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Managing hundreds or thousands of servers and desktops is a daunting job. System and network administrators need to be able to quickly load new machines, install applications, coordinate backups, balance network loads, and troubleshoot outages. They are constantly under assault by viruses, cyber criminals, and their own budgets. Rob Reilly examines one possible solution in NetIQ.

[I don't think NetIQ is FOSS... - dcparris]

Learn 10 good UNIX usage habits

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Michael Stutz (Posted by solrac on Dec 18, 2006 12:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
This article takes you step-by-step through several good, but too often neglected, techniques for command-line operations.

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