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The Great Software Schism

Following Nicholas Petreley'sdiscussion of the GNU GPLv3 debate from one angle, I'd like to look at it from another - that of the cultures of the two groups involved - and what this implies for the future.

A concise guide to installing and using FreeDOS ver 1.0 in GNU/Linux using QEmu

This article is a review of the latest version of FreeDOS and how it can be installed in GNU/Linux using an emulator QEmu. This informative article is replete with screenshots and makes an interesting read.

Opening the door for the latest NAND flash in open source mobile platforms

Foreword: M-Systems is migrating its newest flash chips to open-source drivers. In this technical whitepaper, M-Systems provides an overview of three generations of flash technology, outlines the reliability challenges presented by the latest flash technologies, describes software techniques aimed at maximizing flash reliability, and introduces the soon-to-be-released open-source Linux drivers.

ReviewLinux.Com: Installing Freespire 1.0.13 on a Hard Drive

  • ReviewLinux.Com; By Michael Perks (Posted by ReviewLinux on Sep 28, 2006 12:51 PM EDT)
ReviewLinux.Com takes a look at the latest Freespire Linux. The latest version is 1.0.13 and we found it simple to install and use. Take a look at our screenshots plus a short Flash Video of the desktop in action.

How to add ethtool duplex settings to a network card permanently

This tutorial shows you how to upgrade/downgrade your Linux Ethernet port speed using command line options. It also explain how to set the interface speed, duplex or auto negotiation on boot up for Fedora Core/ Cent OS/ Red Hat enterprise Linux and Debian/Ubentu Linux using a shell script.

IBM Web-Hosted Tool for Rapid Web Development

This Web-accessible programming and hosting system provides an environment that lets end users create and deploy dynamic Web pages and Web services without needing to know languages like PHP and Java.

The No Fluff Just Stuff 2006 Anthology

The No Fluff Just Stuff (NFJS) symposia have achieved a reputation for providing the geekiest content to its developer audiences. Primarily focused on Java and open source technologies, the symposia major on delivering sessions devoted to leading edge technologies presented by the leading practitioners. Audiences are deliberately kept small, and the usual presenter/audience barrier is actively discouraged. The aim is to encourage sharing of knowledge and experience as much as possible.

Google's Tesseract OCR engine is a quantum leap forward

The open source optical character recognition (OCR) landscape got dramatically better recently when Google released the Tesseract OCR engine as open source software.

Bob Whitinger takes ownership of LXer

  • LXer; By Dave Whitinger (Posted by dave on Sep 28, 2006 10:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: LXer
Bob Whitinger is taking over the site and ushering in an exciting new era for LXer.

Interview: Malcolm Yates Of Ubuntu Linux Vendor Canonical

Since its inaugural release in October, 2004, Ubuntu has earned a significant and very loyal following among desktop Linux users. More recently, Canonical announced plans to make Ubuntu a player in the enterprise Linux market, including a new server release and extended support packages tailored for business users.

Discover Linux the safe way

It seems most PC users have heard of Linux and, at the very least, the idea of open source software has piqued their curiosity. Here, we explain open source in greater detail so, if you are interested in getting started with Linux, now is the time to give it a try.

Browser makers keep screwing up Web apps

  • Computerworld; By Robert L. Mitchell (Posted by dcparris on Sep 28, 2006 9:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
In a roundtable this afternoon at the MIT Emerging Techologies Conference, panelists agreed that updates to browsers are constantly breaking Web applications, causing endless headaches. Both Internet Explorer and Safari came in for criticism. The exception was Firefox, an open source browser that adheres more closely to standards.

KOffice 1.6 RC 1 Released

  • KDE Dot News; By Inge Wallin (Posted by dcparris on Sep 28, 2006 8:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
In the middle of the yearly KDE conference aKademy, the KOffice team has released the first release candidate of version 1.6. This release follows the earlier beta according to the schedule.

Red Hat Plunges But Street Still Optimistic

Shares of Red Hat plunged 23% in afternoon trading Wednesday after the open source software maker posted disappointing forward guidance.

Novell to Support Red Hat Linux With Xen, Intel Technology

Novell announced this week that it plans to offer support for Linux virtualization -- including instances of its rival's Red Hat Linux Enterprise 4 -- with its Xen virtualization technology included in Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10.

Free speech, free software

  • Business Standard; By Priyanka Joshi (Posted by dcparris on Sep 28, 2006 6:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Community
A Google search for “open source” will give you 1,660,000,000 results, a number that increases every day. This says something about the escalating popularity of open source as a software idea in the digital era. This should also give you a reason to read Open Source and the Law by Priti Suri and Associates.

Firefox 2 nears completion

Firefox 2 moved closer to its final release yesterday when Mozilla unveiled the Release Candidate 1 (RC1) version of its popular open-source web browser.

BLAG - An Easy Way to Freedom?

BLAG aims to create a one CD distribution with everything people need for the desktop environment. It also aims to be a 100% Free Software distribution and has been recognized by as doing this on the GNU website, along with only six other distributions of GNU/Linux.

MySQL Backup And Recovery With mysql-zrm On Debian Sarge

This guide describes how to back up and recover your MySQL databases with mysql-zrm on a Debian Sarge system. mysql-zrm is short for Zmanda Recovery Manager for MySQL, it is a new tool that lets you create full logical or raw backups of your databases (regardless of your storage engine and MySQL configuration), generate reports about the backups, verify the integrity of the backups, and recover your databases. It can also send email notifcations about the backup status, and you can implement multiple backup policies (based on your applications and based on time (e.g. daily, weekly, etc.)).

Device Profile: Avocent MPX1000 HD media extender

Avocent has announced a Linux-based media extender aimed at presentation and signage applications. The MPX1000 can extend audio and HD video content from one or more sources to up to eight synchronized display devices, over wired or wireless Ethernet, according to the company.

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