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junauza.blogspot.com: The KDE Education Project is developing high-quality software for the K Desktop Environment. Its primary focus is on schoolchildren aged 3 to 18, and the specialized user interface needs of young users.
Raiden's Realm: Geexbox is a compact Linux distribution designed with the HTPC (home theater pc) in mind. It's paltry 8.9mb cd footprint makes it perfect for taking anywhere you want to go. You can even use it at home for your regular media center if you so desire. It's biggest claim to fame is that it can play any file at any time anywhere.
ittoolbox blogs: On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me: A Tux that is virus free
LinuxElectrons: The GNOME Foundation Membership & Elections Committee is pleased to announce the preliminary results for the Board of Directors. Out of 369 members 177 voted for this election.
opensuse news: The third issue of openSUSE Weekly News is out! In this issue we find openSUSE 11.0 Alpha 0, KDE Four Live 0.8, KDE 4.0 RC2 Packages, and How to Change to the GNOME or KDE-style YaST.
LinuxInsider: Running Microsoft or Apple's Mac OS X gives users about the same amount of flexibility as was offered to early car buyers. They could drive any kind of car they wanted, as long as it was a Model T and as long as it was black.
LinuxWorld: More and more open-source developers these days are employees of companies, paid to work on open-source projects, rather than independent programmers doing it for fun. The change raises issues for projects, programmers and employers alike.
Also: Ground swell in favour of open source
linux.com: Mandriva is the only Linux maker that offers a version of its distribution packaged with and designed to run off a USB stick. True, you can install virtually any Linux distro onto an external USB device, but Mandriva Flash 2008 offers you a complete solution, including a USB stick with pre-installed version of Mandriva Linux and a CD containing a few useful tools. It's a worthwhile package, though not without room for improvement.
computerworlduk.com: The Open Solutions Alliance, a non-profit group backed by a number of commercial open-source suppliers has found that found interoperability is a foremost concern among open-source-software customers.
yaledailynews.com: Unfortunately, many often bespectacled and shaggy-haired Linux enthusiasts have been steeped in the medicine of free software for too long. Often times these self-titled “apostles” simply come off to the general public as zealots. While Linux may work brilliantly for them, most open software will still present roadblocks to the casual user.
- Results From openSUSE Contributor Survey
- Open source to help defend human rights
- Bringing one SimCity per child to the OLPC
- China's Linux desktop market booms
- The Future of Linux: An Interview with Kim Brebach
- High-Def On Linux: Hurry Up And Wait
- Moving From Mac to Ubuntu
- Open source in the US Department of Defense: the Opticks story
- Ministry of Justice, Open Source discussion paper
- First Look GoblinX Micro 2.6
- Encrypt your /home this Christmas: part three
- Tech Tip: Keyword Search in Firefox
- A Couple of GDB Tricks
- How to edit your GRUB settings with QGRUBEditor
- Mounting Samba Shares
- Yet another guide for Compiz - ATI - Ubuntu Gutsy
phoronix: The year is winding down and while we have a lot to look forward to next year, what were the greatest Linux innovations of this year? We have comprised a list of what we believe are the greatest Linux innovations of 2007 along with our reasoning behind these decisions.
computerworld.com: Sales of Asustek Computer's Eee PC have soared in its first few months on the market, but success may be its undoing. Rivals are already developing products to compete with the low-cost laptop PC, market researcher Gartner says.
kde.org: The KDE Community is happy to announce the immediate availability of the second release candidate for KDE 4.0. This release candidate marks the last mile on the road to KDE 4.0.
wired: The Hans Reiser murder trial slogged through its second day of Week 5 on Tuesday as the prosecution put on two witnesses in an ongoing bid to convince jurors that the Linux programmer's wife, Nina Reiser, was killed and did not vanish as the husband claims.
reuters: Red Hat Inc has postponed until January the launch of a new Linux software product for personal computers that would directly compete with Microsoft Corp's Windows operating system.
aplawrence.com: We've all heard Microsoft's sabre rattling about copyright and patent violations. For the most part, I haven't changed my mind about any of this: it worries me a little, but on the other hand there's just too much momentum behind Linux. It's possible that Microsoft could damage commercial Linux, but they risk a backlash that they really can't afford right now.
linux.com: Paldo Linux is a cross between a source-based and binary distribution. It installs as a binary system to provide a quick and easy desktop. Once it's running, users can either build packages from source as they would with Gentoo, or install binary packages, as is common with Debian, openSUSE, or Mandriva.
techtarget.com: Mozilla promises big security strides in the upcoming release of Firefox 3, including access to a Google's database of malware-laced Web sites and a warning system that will alert users who are about to visit them. IT security professionals who have experimented with the latest beta say tweaks are needed but that the overall changes look promising.
Also: Firefox 3 Beta 2 expected in late December