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Access to open-source mobile app framework

Access will contribute a mobile application platform to the open source community before year's end, it says. Its "Application Framework" for GTK+ aims to offer device developers specialized mechanisms for package installation, task-oriented application interoperation, and security policy definition and management. It will be released under the Mozilla Public License.

Open source gets training boost

The European Computer Driving Licence, the most popular training course for basic IT literacy, which has for so long been a Microsoft stranglehold, is to offer a non-Microsoft course for the first time. The ECDL Foundation will now include a module on the use of Sun's Star Office Writer, Calc and Base applications for word processing, spreadsheets and database work.

Manipulating WPC Data through DAS with Eclipse

The Data Access Service (DAS) for IBM WebSphere Product Center (WPC) is a Web service that provides an "out-of-the-box" way to access and manipulate WPC data. Using technologies like the Web Service Definition Language (WSDL), Service Data Objects (SDOs), and XPath, the DAS for WPC provides customers with a standard-based means of SOA-enabling their WPC system.

Bagosoftware Launches Website for Shareware and Free Software

Software products ranging from educational product to screen savers, games, spyware products, VoIP, Instant messengers, e-mail tools, design tools, security, CAD, dictionaries, audio and video tools, database tools, backup tools and web development tools are all featured in topical categories and ranked by popularity, user ratings, download volume, and the most recently added. Users have the ability to rate each software product and write a users review (registration required) to share with other users.

Open Source Will Never Die

  • Linux Forums; By Spiro Harvey (Posted by idle on Oct 31, 2006 3:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
"No matter how hard people or companies like SCO try, nor how much others believe they know the commercial market, open source will never die." This article talks about Open Source through the ages and how it has evolved into something that just won't go away.

Family Physician blogs about FOSS VOIP

  • GNU/Linux And Open Source Medical Software News (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Oct 31, 2006 2:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Jacob Reider, MD over at DocNotes has a post up about How to setup Switchvox and gtalk to use as a VOIP solution to his practice. Switchvox is VOIP solution based on Asterix. A great example of using FOSS to run a medical practice more smoothly.

At Motorola, giving IT a reality check

newsmaker CIO Patricia Morrison talks up an impending RFID move and about using the Q phone as an in-house tool.

Krita 1.6: State of the art

The KOffice raster image editor Krita reached version 1.6 along with the rest of the office suite earlier this month. But don't be misled; although Krita comes bundled with KOffice, it is not a second-tier productivity accessory like Microsoft Office Picture Manager. Krita is a fully-loaded raster graphics workhorse that stands on its own.

Using DB2 developer workbench, pureXML and Java

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Anson Kokkat (Posted by solrac on Oct 31, 2006 12:53 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
Take a look at how to integrate this powerful technology into your Java applications and make development easier with the new DB2 Developer Workbench.

Helmi Technologies Joins Open Source Collaborative Eclipse Foundation

Helmi Technologies today announced it has joined forces with the Eclipse Foundation, an open source development community, as an Add- In Provider. Helmi enterprise and developer customers can now rest assured that integrating Helmi's Ajax-based Platform leverages existing skills and the familiar Eclipse development environment. Using the Eclipse environment and Helmi's Platform allows customers to rapidly create browser-independent, high- impact web applications, while cutting development time by over 50 percent.

Joomla Continues Winning Ways

The credits just keep rolling in. Joomla, a leading Open Source CMS, has won its second consecutive award for Best Linux/Open Source Project at UK Linux and Open Source Awards 2006, in London last week. And recently, it was announced that Joomla is in the final five for the Best Open Source CMS Award 2006, along with Drupal, e107, Plone, and Xoops.

HOW-TO: Configuring Your Mouse To Work With All 5 Buttons

The problem I had was that the mouse (Logitech MX518 by the way), did not work as intended by the manufacturer. More specifically the back and forward buttons on my mouse didn't do what they should when I was browsing (in any browser). Ofcourse it works fine in Windows and I bought the mouse because I wanted a good gaming mouse, but since Linux (Fedora Core 5) is my main OS I wanted those buttons to work as expected.

Red Hat seen generating strong cash flow

Shares of Red Hat Inc., a provider of open source Linux software and services, jumped in morning trading on Monday after an analyst speculated that even if the company does cut prices on some of its services, it will still have healthy cash flow. The speculation is in response to a statement Friday by Red Hat's CEO, who implied that the company does not currently plan to cut prices to compete with a support service offering from database and software maker Oracle Corp.

BSP Marathon continues in Helsinki, Finland: 11th-12th November

On the weekend of 11th and 12th of November, we're going to have a Bug Squashing Party in Helsinki, to help us release Etch.

Fedora Core 6 Common Issues

Here is a list of a commonly reported issues that have come up in Fedora Core 6 along with workarounds.

Oracle welcomes Linux users with support site crash

So very breakable. Oracle today dished out a rude awakening to the Linux users it hopes to support over the long-haul. Its MetaLink support site crashed.

["Seems like the options for Linux users these days are running pretty thin" - Is she kidding herself? - Scott]

Linux, Virtuozzo top IDC virtualization report

Virtualization has been dominated thus far by the likes of VMware Inc., the market leader in x86 server virtualization, but a new report from analyst firm IDC shows that perception could be changing with the help of Linux.

openSUSE 10.2 Beta 1 Report

As you know openSUSE released the first beta in the 10.2 developmental cycle on the 26th and tuxmachines has been checking it out in preparation for our report. This feature and version freeze release came with quite a few annoying bugs, but most didn't apply to my testing. I did encounter a coupla problems of my own and little or no new eye candy was found. But how did the system perform overall?

IBM Releases Free Application Server for Linux

New WebSphere Application Server Community Edition Version 1.1 is now available for download. Version 1.1 preintegrates Tomcat and offers support for Ajax, PHP, and JSE 1.5 to accelerate your application development.

Fedora Weekly News Issue 64

Welcome to our issue number 64 of Fedora Weekly News.

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