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Indeed, this international daily newspaper has taken to the open source movement in earnest. Web applications run on the open source software stack LAMP (Linux, MySQL, Apache and PHP/Python/Perl) and planning is now underway to migrate the Monitor's Spirituality.com site off of Java-based Dynamo.
Two disparate charities have successfully implemented open source software, saving money and creating happier users in the process. Jane Dudman looks at how open source can give smaller organisations greater control at minimum expense
Gadgets running Linux are a lot of fun, but much of the value of using Linux is lost if the resulting device is locked down and not hackable. It is hard, however, to imagine a device with more fun hacking potential than the Linux-running Motorola a780 cellular telephone. The good news is that Harald Welte has managed to open the a780 and install new software onto it.
The antivirus vendor has waded into the debate over the merits of open and closed code, while Linux vendor Red Hat takes a cautious approach.
Linux Australia, Australia's peak Open Source Software community group, announced the launch of a petition today calling on the Australian Federal Government to resist pressure to abandon consumer and competition rights when drafting anti-circumvention laws.
The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL), a global consortium dedicated to accelerating the adoption of Linux® and open source software, today announced it will mentor four students in Google’s 2006 Summer of Code program.
THE CHALLENGE: Create a game in 64kbytes of source code using only pygame. No additional libraries, no external files (even ones loaded from a network). That means no PyOpenGL, no PNGs, no OGGs.
The purpose of this how-to is to give Ubuntu desktop users (especially new ones coming from the Windows world) the guidance to enable full multimedia support and playback of popular media codecs and technologies in just 3 simple steps.
Red Hat is not losing any sleep over Microsoft's impending entry into the cluster computing space. Red Hat's regional manager for Southeast Asia, said that Microsoft would find it hard to gain popularity among the cluster computing user base.
Since Linus Torvalds first began to develop the Linux computer operating system in 1991, until about three or four years ago, it was an operating system used mostly by techies and geeks. However, in the last few years, it suddenly seems to have become a threat to the proprietary operating system world. Why? Because it has become useful to the everyday computer user.
There are so many desktop distributions that I often find myself testing them like I'm looking for the Holy Grail and forgetting what I really want: An operating system for my daily tasks at home. I found my Grail in Zenwalk, a Slackware-based Linux distro that uses the lightweight Xfce desktop environment along with an up-to-date 2.6.16 kernel.
Not that long ago, a significant portion of desktop GNU/Linux enthusiasts were actively advocating GNU/Linux among Windows users. I even remember doing it myself at one point, though now I really don't care what you use on your computer as long as I don't have to use it too. I thought that sentiment was isolated to me, but lately I've seen an abrupt decline in GNU/Linux evangelism on online forums. Below are some possible reasons for this change in community thinking and behavior.
Google has released a version of Google Earth for Linux, at last. The Beta Version 4 has been tested on numerous versions of Linux, including Ubuntu, Suse, Linspire and Red Hat, and is a significant improvement to running Google Earth under Wine.
An announcement about the Venezuelan government offering free software classes was posted a mailing list I am on. To me, this is just another example of how many governments understand the advantages of free software (I mean that in both the sense of price and in the sense of freedom).
What's next? Dogs and cats marrying each other?
It almost sounds like a joke headline, but there it is: a top Microsoft executive saying complimentary things about open source.
In June 2005, Sun Microsystems released core elements of its flagship Solaris operating system as open source software, making public more than five million lines of code. The announcement sparked intense interest among developers. But, one year on, are the structures governing the OpenSolaris project fully in place and has the community embraced the offering?
Here's a quick little tour from my 5 minutes of playing with Google Earth for Linux. It's kinda neato, but not as feature complete as the windows version I played with at the U.