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Firefox fans offered source code name check

CompilationFirefox fans are being offered the chance of "geek immortality".

Novell to release new Suse Linux version, first since 2004

WALTHAM. Mass. — Novell Inc. will start shipping Release 10 of its Suse Linux today, marking the first full new release of Suse Linux since August 2004, according to the company's president and chief executive officer.

W Africa Developer Roadshow gets rolling

The second-ever Africa developer roadshow, this time in West Africa, will be held in Ghana during August and organisers are looking for developers from across the region to attend. Workshops on the agenda include localisation and further development of the education-in-a-box project.

Free and open source software on agenda of workshops in Addis-Abeba

[Article is in French - dcparris] La capitale de l’Ethiopie, Addis-Abeba, accueille actuellement une série d’ateliers sur les logiciels libres et gratuits destinés aux responsables politiques, aux professionnels de l’information et aux professionnels du développement.

Introducing Fedora Women

  • Mailing list; By Patrick W. Barnes (Posted by dcparris on Jul 17, 2006 10:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter; Groups: Fedora
In an effort to support the women who use and develop Fedora, the Fedora Women program was launched last week. This new program provides a forum for communication between the women of Fedora, and it will eventually offer additional support to the women that help make Fedora what it is.

Vpslink Adds Gentoo Linux to VPS Web Hosting Plans

Virtual Private Server Web hosting provider VPSLink, (, announced that it has added Gentoo Linux to its VPS product line. VPSLink is designed specifically for Linux power users, providing cutting edge technology at ultra-competitive prices.

McAfee's new security journal: Sage is not sage

Commentary: The first issue of Sage, a new security journal published by McAfee's Avert Labs, appears today and is available for download as a PDF from the McAfee Web site. Dave Marcus, Security Research and Communications Manager for McAfee's Avert Labs, briefed NewsForge on the publication's launch, goals, and the content of the initial issue last week. In that briefing, Marcus admitted there were some "controversial" opinions contained in the inaugural issue, but said they were not attempts to create FUD about open source. I've since had a chance to review the first issue and have my own opinion about that.

Shuttleworth discusses future of OSS

Mark Shuttleworth addresses ApacheCon Europe in Dublin, his theme the future direction of open source and the challenges it still faces – some from within.

Making the Most of Your LXer Experience

  • LXer; By DC Parris (Posted by dcparris on Jul 17, 2006 8:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: LXer
  LXer Feature: 15-Jul-2006

If you're new to LXer, you'll appreciate this tour of the site's features that even old-timers overlook. The old-timers will find much to appreciate as well.

Ruby on Rails Part 2

Here goesTutorial In this article we shall develop a Model-View-Controller (MVC) CRUD (Create, Read, Update, and Delete functionality) application using Ruby on Rails. Rails is a combination of the following sub-projects:…

How-to: Setup Debian Linux Desktop with Full Multimedia Support ...

Recently Debian-based distributions have been making the headlines these past few months (i.e. Ubuntu, MEPIS, Linspire, Xandros) and taking away some of the glory from its root source, so I decided to see if I had the chops to figure out how to take a stock Debian desktop install and tweak it to function on par or better than the competition. Proudly, I can report, I have accomplished what I have set out to do and now have a solid workhorse multimedia PC that has made me a convert.

Kernel Security Patches

  • - Feature Stories; By Dave Wreski (Posted by dcparris on Jul 17, 2006 6:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Kernel, Linux
Several independant kernel patches exist to increase the security in your kernel

CLI Magic: Creating basic front ends with dialog and Xdialog

  •; By Shashank Sharma (Posted by dcparris on Jul 17, 2006 6:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
New Linux users are often afraid of the command line. They prefer graphical alternatives to commands and scripts. For help, they can turn to dialog and Xdialog, two simple tools that can be used to create front ends to command-line tools.

OSDC Israel 2007, Call for Participation

Open Source Developers' Conference, Israel, 2007 has announced its Call for Participation and Call for Papers

Linux phone standards group doubles membership

An industry group devoted to standardizing Linux for mobile phones has announced three powerful, influential new members. The LiPS (Linux Phone Standards) Forum's new members include number one mobile phone chip vendor Texas Instruments, top Chinese telecom equipment manufacturer ZTE, and global carrier/operator Telecom Italia.

Securing a public CVS system

What's the best way to secure a public Concurrent Version System repository that allows for anonymous read-only access using the standard pserver connection protocol for CVS?

Open Document Format - Legal, Decent - Honest

July 17th, 2006: All goes well for the Open Document Alliance as Google joins and the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) declares it legal for distribution across a host of Open Source software.

Freespire Linux OS Beta 1 Released

The first BETA of Freespire Linux was released on Friday. Freespire is a no-cost version of the Linspire operating system based on Linux and Open Source.

Freespire Beta 1 Screenshot Tour

OSNews reports - Kevin Carmony of Linspire/Freespire has announced that the first beta of Freespire has been released earlier than anticipated. Get it from the download page. According to Carmony, this release includes out-of-the-box support for proprietary formats such as .mp3 and WMV, plug-and-play support for Ati and nVIDIA cards without user intervention, Click-N-Run, and much more. OSDir has some great shots of the upcoming Freespire in the Freespire Beta 1 Screenshot Tour.

KDE Commit-Digest for 16th July 2006

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Unity, a project to re-synchronise KHTML with WebKit, has begun, with work continuing throughout the week. Support for suspend and resume on KIO jobs. KSpread gets support for scripting with Python and Ruby. One Summer Of Code project, "C# parser for KDevelop", reaches the feature-complete stage, with progress in the "Advanced Session Management", "GMail-style conversations for KMail" and "WorKflow" projects. Fixes made to support the German language in KLettres, with large-scale refactoring work in Kiten.

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