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There are valid and compelling reasons why one might want to use only Open Source Software. Avoids any patent or IP legal issues, better security, and encourages innovation are just a few. Many, like myself, would like to be completely Open Source if it didn't mean losing too much functionality. Can your computer environment be entirely Open Source? What might we give up if we chose that path?
Raiden's Realm: Today's section, System Administration, covers a lot of administration of various features of KDE, including how it handles logins, date and time, and more. This is not for the fait of heart, and you can make a mess of things to the point of even locking yourself out of KDE.
SolidOffice: One of the other top ideas on Dell’s IdeaStorm website was to preinstall OpenOffice (and Firefox, and some other FOSS apps) on the Windows boxes Dell sells. From a simple end user standpoint, this option would benefit a larger number of Dell customers.
linux.com: Gmail may be an excellent Web-based email application, but there is no easy way to use it with privacy tools like GnuPG. The FireGPG extension for Firefox is designed to solve this problem. It integrates nicely into Gmail's interface and allows you to sign and encrypt not only email messages but also text snippets from any Web page.
internetnews.com: Xandros and Microsoft today announced they have entered into an agreement that, on the surface, is remarkably similar to the one forged between Microsoft and Novell last year.
Ubuntu Blog: GNOME is very advanced when it comes to providing methods to save your hands. There is the Typing Break in GNOME’s keyboard preferences dialog, but for those of us who are not satisfied with a fly swatter to swat flies, there is workrave.
OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: For anyone who has grown weary of the current OpenOffice chart tool, or for anyone who has attended my classes and grown alarmed at hearing that charting is as much art as science, there is some relief in sight.
This tutorial shows how to set up a CentOS 4.5 server that offers all services needed by ISPs and web hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Dovecot POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Reviews: First look at Fedora 7
- News: Turbolinux Wizpy, Mandriva shareholders' meeting, SabayonLinux interview, Debian-volatile updates, Emacs 22.1
- Released last week: Fedora 7, Linux Mint 3.0, Zenwalk Linux 4.6
- Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 7.10-alpha1, SabayonLinux 3.4-beta3
- Donations: VectorLinux receives US$350
- New distributions: Linux ICE, NixOS, VDRLive
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
linux.com: If you need to create a presentation every now and then, but you find OpenOffice.org Impress too complicated and bulky, check out KeyJnote, a tool that turns any PDF document or set of graphics files into a professional-quality presentation with impressive transition effects.
OSWeekly: I could hardly believe the words in this blog piece from ZDNET. Surely, I must have missed something along the way? But rather than bad mouthing yet another "hot air" article, I will look at each point to see where our opinions differ.
tectonic: Following recent reports of a South African bank eyeing out Linux, Novell South Africa today issued a statement in which it said it had reached an agreement with First National Bank of South Africa to standardise the bank's 12 000 desktops in its 680 retail branches on Novell's Linux product.
ComputerWire: Microsoft's covenant not to sue users of Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise will be extended to all General Public License v3 users as soon as Novell includes GPLv3 code within its Linux distribution, according to the Free Software Foundation.
In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Start of the Oxygen Meeting in Milan, with a focus on the Oxygen widget style and window decoration. Continued developments in Plasma, with the addition of a second example Plasmoid, for accessing developer commit feeds. More work in Konsole, with the addition of a command-line tool to manage Konsole user profiles.
ohmynews: You've probably heard about Linux. Linux is, in few words, an operating system, just like Microsoft's Windows or Apple's Mac OS X. You've also probably heard that Linux is a very complicated operating system, and that only very experienced users can use it. You'll be surprised to know that is not completely true.
/home/liquidat: The latest Commit Digest issue comes along with the second Plasma screen cast, this time explaining data engine code. Also, several games moved from review to the main module, and first work at RandR 1.2 support begins for kcontrol.
synergymx: It's been over 6 months now since the Ubuntu team has released the last version of Ubuntu. I have to say I see more progress with this distro in 6 months than I've seen with Red Hat in years! I've been hooked on Ubuntu since version 5 was released, and with each new version the system gets better and better.
LinuxWorld: The Queensland government may pride itself on being the "Smart State", but when it comes to open source software adoption it is still a hit and miss affair, a new study has found.
freegamer: So here I am lamenting the lack of free (well, open source, but free is good enough) single player FPS games, and up pops this on Freshmeat; Excalibur: Morgana's Revenge.
Lone Wolves: Here at Lone Wolves we do more than just blog and write open source software. We have a small company as well and we build websites for equally small businesses in the area. It's nothing big, not even full time, but it pays for this website and the servers we need to keep our projects running. It's Linux that made this possible. If we would have been stuck on the Windows platform there is no way we could have done what we do because it would simply have been too expensive.