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Creative Commons founder to talk in SA

Creative Commons founder Lawrence Lessig, who will be in South Africa for the Digital Freedom Expo conference later this month, will present a pre-conference talk on free culture next week.

Thailand's AIS builds Linux computing cluster

  • ZDNet Asia Latest Tech News; By Aaron Tan (Posted by dcparris on Apr 10, 2007 6:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Comprising 200 Linux servers, the new service delivery system is touted to help the country's largest mobile operator save millions of dollars.

Tech Web Site Receives Facelift

In 1993, The Tech proudly became the first newspaper published on the Web, taking the lead in providing news content to the online masses. However, despite being the public face of one of the leading technological universities in the world, in recent years The Tech would be the first to admit its Web service was lacking in style, timeliness, and usability. Well, not anymore.

Dyne:Bolic 2.4.2: A live CD multimedia studio

  • Linux.com; By Mayank Sharma (Posted by dcparris on Apr 10, 2007 4:37 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
The Dyne:Bolic distribution is a live CD designed for creating, broadcasting, and publishing all kinds of audio, video, and graphic content. It includes some of the best free and open source tools with which you can compose music, mix video streams, and create 3-D animations.

XMP making inroads in open source imaging software

  • Linux.com; By Nathan Willis (Posted by dcparris on Apr 10, 2007 4:03 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Two separate projects are attempting to build support for the Extensible Metadata Platform (XMP) in Linux. Not to be confused with the "Jabber protocol" XMPP, XMP is an XML-based metadata standard for digital images. Despite its historical connections to photography, other kinds of applications and data stand to benefit, too, making XMP-aware projects something we all should watch.

Life Easier For Linux Makers

Updated standards and toolkit improve development process for software groups.

['Linux makers'? Doesn't she mean 'developers'? Where's the factory? - dcparris]

Digital World: The rise of Linux (finally)?

  • Jerusalem Post; By David Shamah (Posted by dcparris on Apr 10, 2007 2:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
One day - soon, possibly, maybe - you might find yourself using a form of Linux, even if you're a diehard Windows user. It's the next big thing.

Sun touts open source storage

  • Infostor magazine; By Kevin Komiega (Posted by dcparris on Apr 10, 2007 2:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Sun
Sun Microsystems has announced that it is handing some of its storage technologies over for free to the storage developers within the OpenSolaris community in the hopes that users and developers will combine the open source Solaris operating system with industry standard hardware to create commodity storage products.

Socialtext Leaps Out of 2D

In its ongoing efforts to leap beyond the monitor, Socialtext unveils its Virtual Edition. The solution lends users more flexibility in taking advantage of what Socialtex does best: wikis, knowledge sharing and collaboration.

Dell-linux Marriage: Desktop Prominence Or Five-Year Setback?

Analyst Rob Enderle says Dell's foray into desktop Linux will either forever alter the desktop landscape or set desktop progress for the OS back five years.

DRM doesn't work - Shuttleworth

Ubuntu Linux founder Mark Shuttleworth says digital rights management doesn't work and content owners should rather spend their time working on making it easier for customers to buy their products than pursuing aggressive DRM policies.

R1soft Adds Support for SWSoft Virtuozzo for Linux

Righteous Software, a developer of disk-based backup solutions, announced today that its line of Continuous Data Protection (CDP) applications now support SWSoft Virtuozzo for Linux, a product used in Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting environments.

Mobile Linux set for take off

  • Silicon.com; By Tim Ferguson (Posted by dcparris on Apr 10, 2007 11:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
The number of mobile phones running on Linux is predicted to rocket in the next five years, with more than 200 million in use by 2012 - up from just 8.1 million currently.

Linux Users - Start.....Your.....ENGINES!

This is indeed a historic moment for Linux and the Linux Community. Bob Moore, A Linux Administrator, enthusiast and Advocate understands completely the need for Linux-At-Large to gain recognition in the market place. While the Boxset distros such as Xandros and RedHat are marketed by their respective corporate entities, the "One-Man" distros and the smaller projects are left to word of mouth fate. That works fine to a point, but has proven to fall short of getting the word of Linux "Out There".

The Perfect Setup - Debian Etch (Debian 4.0)

  • HowtoForge; By Falko Timme (Posted by falko on Apr 10, 2007 10:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian
This tutorial shows how to set up a Debian Etch (Debian 4.0) based server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Courier POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc. This tutorial is written for the 32-bit version of Debian Etch, but should apply to the 64-bit version with very little modifications as well.

Mot ships 800,000th Linux-based IP-STB

Motorola has shipped its millionth Internet Protocol set-top box (IP-STB), it announced last Friday. Linux has been the embedded software platform in "about 80 percent" of these devices, a company spokesperson said.

Book allows Linux appliances

Linux Appliance Design shows how to use Linux to build better appliances-appliances with more types of interfaces, more dynamic interfaces, and better debugged interfaces.

Debian 4.0 is out the door

The Debian project has released a new version of its Linux- and GNU-based operating system distribution. Debian 4.0, aka "Etch," is available for 11 architectures, including Alpha, AMD64, ARM, HP-PA/RISC, x86, IA-64, MIPS, MIPS (DEC), PowerPC, S/390, and SPARC.

[With a cheeky salute to the recent discussion of the 11 architectures - dcparris]

Marvell, Nokia and VirtualLogix join Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation (LF), a non-profit organisation dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, has announced three new members who represent the increasing opportunity for Linux as it continues to mature on devices.

Abi Research: 203 Million Mobile Phones Will Use Linux Operating ...

ABI Research forecasts that by 2012, more than 127 million devices will be enabled with a commercial Linux OS, up from 8.1 million in 2007.

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