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Bill Gates. And I think he will. I don't think it's a coincidence, or a mere marketing choice, that caused Gates to pop up as the public face of the Windows Vista launch last week, after publicly retiring six months earlier.
Beryl is simply creating some of the most exciting and innovative work on any computing platform. Amazingly, Beryl came into existence only 6 months or so ago. The Beryl project orginally forked from the Compiz 3d desktop group around September of 2006. At the time I had a hard time understanding why we needed another 3d desktop project, but now that I have had a chance to watch Beryl develop, their decision makes a whole lot of sense.
Thirty-seven percent of North American enterprises that sell products or services online will purchase a new e-commerce platform, according to Forrester Research. The options available to them include a considerable amount of open source applications. However, while open source is clearly making an impact in the e-commerce space, it is not yet fully integrated.
- Paper is dead - has PDF followed suit?
- Freeing an old game
- The free Tron Universe—Armagetron
- The lazy user’s guide to OpenOffice.org Writer
- Vega Strike
- Configuring a Linux home internet gateway
- A media center based on GNU/Linux
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Analysis: Mandriva - a slow financial demise?
- News: Fedora's forgettable Test1 release, Mandriva adds non-free repository, Ubuntu defers Beryl plans, interview with Red Hat's Matthew Szulik, Adriane Knoppix
- Released last week: DragonFly BSD 1.8, Annvix 2.0
- Donations: GQview and Kaffeine receive US$500
- New additions: NimbleX, Trisquel GNU/Linux
- New distributions: CowMet, CDriveBack
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
The Ubuntu Live conference is coming to Portland, Oregon (US) between July 22 and July 24, 2007. The Ubuntu Live conference will coincide with the O’Reilly 2007 Open Source Convention (OSCON). The call for participation for Ubuntu Live is now open until February 14.
- Beryl + Ubuntu = Beauty
- Secure your Ubuntu Desktop Using Firestarter Firewall
- Ubuntu Networking Configuration Using Command Line
- Change Font Colour in Gnome Panels
- Command line media editing
- Why do we sudo in Ubuntu, and who is Charlie Root?
- Gumstick Gentoo
- How To Make Your Ubuntu Speak
- Unattended SSH login / public key authorization / ssh automatic login
- VirtualBox On FC6 / CentOS 4 / OpenSuSE 10.2
I guess my previous post was a bit premature; for shorts, I was saying then that some Free softwares for video editing on Windows were good, but had no equivalent in the Free software world. While I was not wrong stricto sensus, I hammered a few of them during the last few weeks. Thus, I’ll now write about the various free video treatment softwares I know and the slight shift in method this entails.
SCALE 5x, the 2007 Southern California Linux Expo will be held in Los Angeles, CA this weeken On Feb 9-11, 2007. It will include: 50+ seminars, 70+ exhibitors, BoFs, and more. Highlighted speakers will include Chris Dibona, Don Marti, Ted Haeger, Jono Bacon, and others. Exhibitors include: Dell, IBM, Verio, Redhat, GroundWork Open Source, ReactOS, Haiku OS, and PostgreSQL. One lucky attendee will win a Dual Xeon 1U Rackmount Server from Silicon Mechanics. Two other conference to be held on Friday Feb 9th include: Women In Open Source, and Open Source Health Care Summit.
As every year, FOSDEM is again in 3 weeks (24-25 February, in Brussels). Bart Coppens has been busy preparing KDE dev room schedule at FOSDEM and together with Pascal Bleser they put it online.
- Nomachine NX server
- Configuring IPCop Firewalls (Book Review) CIF.RVW 20070116
- TCP and Linux' Pluggable Congestion Control Algorithms
- Debugging WiFi
- The Geekword Puzzle
Here is a brief summary of the most recent meeting of the KDE Games project. The meeting happened last Thurday, February 1st, 2007, and approximately 20 people were in the #kdegames channel.
Podcatchers, the programs that download and aggregate your favorite podcasts, are popular on all platforms. Many are available for Linux, including iPodder and Podget. But the truth is that you don't need all that fancy stuff to harvest podcasts with Linux. BashPodder is a quick CLI-based GPLed podcatching client. It's one of the oldest ones out there, and may still be the best. It's hands-on, no-frills -- and a perfect example of how a few command-line statements can work together to do a powerful job.
Competing with Linux once filled Microsoft partners with dread, but now many are taking on the open source operating system with growing self-confidence -- and success. Here are the tactics for winning the fight.
The penguin’s come of age. What began as a battle between proprietary and open source Linux software, started by geeks around the world, isn’t plain tech rhetoric anymore. It’s now a mainstream commercial platform — a technology that enterprises are taking very seriously and looking at as a major cost-effective solution that has scalability and a great future roadmap.
Bruce Perens, an author of the Open Source Definition that codified elements of the collaborative programming philosophy, is set to bring the approach to hardware designs.
The British news agency Reuters came up with a sensational bit of spin on Friday, US time, claiming that the Free Software Foundation could "ban" Novell from selling Linux. Good headline, but very weak on facts. Here's a FAQ that I've written for Jim Finkle, the intrepid Reuters reporter who filed that story:
Typically I stream all my music online, but after getting the Violent Femmes CD "Viva Wisconsin", I went looking for something to play it with that did better than xmms.
Prior to my Vacation, I asked what folks wanted to see as the next AWW review. Responses were all over the board, but many asked for a review of Gentoo. This is going to be painful, right?
I don't believe in Fedora as a stable, production-grade distro, as it changes radically twice a year (with each release), always bringing something new, but also always breaking something. Relying on Fedora would mean to say, twice a year: "here's a good release; here's a bad release; here's a good release; here's a bad release...".