Remember the OpenOffice.org prototype? Now you can try the Renaissance Impress without any installation (but you do need Java installed). Remember that this is just a prototype, only to be used to see how it looks. That being said, you can download the Impress prototype from HERE. After running Impress, you will notice a window where you can change between different variants of scrolling toolbars or fixed label toolbar (see image above). Full Story
Emesene 1.5 brings a lot of new features and bugfixes, most notable being the webcam (video) support. Changes in 1.5:
dag.wieers.com/blog: Every conference room has a system hooked up to the beamer that is running a custom CentOS-based LiveCD (actually a LiveUSB) image. But the funny thing is that the conference also has 2 large flat screens at the entrance to show what presentations are coming next. It is a very nice idea to guide people quickly to a starting presentation.
news.cnet.com: While the open-source crowd gets (rightly) excited by Linux's growing market share, three companies are pulling the rug out from under the feet of traditional operating systems.
linuxtoday.com: The changes in audio recording in my lifetime have been phenomenal, bringing high-end recording and distribution to the masses. Here are some of the amazing digital audio feats you can do with an ordinary Linux PC and a little bit of audio gear:
The Beagle Board is an open-hardware single-board computer that is both inexpensive and capable of running Linux at a reasonable speed. Get to know the Beagle Board, and learn how to get a Linux development environment together on the cheap.
cnn.com: Remember about five or six years ago when the open source software movement was going to beat the stuffing out of software giants like Microsoft, Oracle and Sun? That hasn't exactly happened.
customdistros.com: I decided yesterday to give up working on Windows natively and returning back to my preferred Arch Linux mainly because of one thing. Multiple desktops.
idreamoflinux.com: Some people are arguing that GNU/Linux users should stay away from politics and just concentrate on the technical stuff of the operating system. The problem with this is that politics is part of everything we do.
linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: You will notice that some of the 'community' versions of the distros are supported for a much shorter time frame than the paid for company backed versions. There are those who say it is partially a technique employed by the 'sponsoring' company to encourage users to go to the paid versions, particularly in business related areas. I don't know if that is true or not, but I can see how it could appear that way to some folks.