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The last year has seen the first appearance of online word processing applications such as ajaxWrite, ThinkFree Online, Writely, and Zoho Writer. Online office applications are an unproven product in a new market. To see how worthwhile they were, I compared their interfaces, basic and advanced features, and their document export and administration capabilities.
Under the KDE umbrella, the KOffice project took part in the 2006 Summer of Code with four participants. The summer is over, the season of mists and long hacking nights has arrived and the question that's obviously in everyones mind is, have these five delivered -- and, more importantly, will Gabor, Alfredo, Emanuele, Thomas and Fredrik continue hacking on KOffice?
Open source software is part of the IT furniture these days, but it is only 15 years since Linus Torvalds put out the first Linux release. Is the inventor of Linux one of your IT greats?
Let’s face it, not everyone is a tech junkie at this stage in their life (I know that I am not) but the further one gets in their college career, the closer we get to the corporate realm, and it is important to note one of the most interesting tech issue revolutionizing our world, open source programming.
If you’re planning to deploy Linux, the Suse Linux Enterprise 10 is a hard act to beat, especially if migrating from or integrating with Windows.
So most of us have read review after review on just how fantastic Ubuntu is. And you know something, they're right - this really is a fantastic Linux distribution for the newer Linux enthusiast. But there often times appear to be some confusion as to accomplishing tasks they once would do in Windows pretty easily. On the whole, the confusion stems from hardware compatibly issues and today we are going to look into resolving those issues with ease.
Last month the Free Software Foundation (FSF) held its Fourth International Conference on GPLv3 at the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore. Around 150 participants from all over India and abroad, including Japan, France, and Germany, attended. Since this was the first conference after the second draft of GPLv3, which saw several extensive revisions, both Richard Stallman and Eben Moglen painstakingly explained the new draft, and took many questions from attendees.
PC-BSD is one of the newest additions to the BSD family. The focus for this project is to create a user-friendly desktop experience based on FreeBSD and it has quickly garnered attention from media and the community. Kris Moore founder and lead developer of PC-BSD took some time off to answer a few questions about the past and current state of the project in general and its relation to KDE in particular.
If you woke up this morning, and felt like dropping half a bill to get Savage:TBfN from Tuxgames. Well DON'T! As of September 1st, 2006, s2games released their gem, Savage: The Battle for Newerth, as freeware for Linux, Windows and Mac users.
Introduced in the 8.27.10 display drivers was packaging support for Fedora Core. Presently supported by these scripts are Fedora Core 3, 4, 5, and the initial support for 6 (Test 2). Also supported is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4. Generating these RPM packages of the fglrx drivers is actually quite an easy process. Below are the general guidelines.
Although we are awaiting official announcements, it appears gnome 2.16 has been finalized. According to release notes and packages on mirrors, it is here.
Is Linux dying in the embedded space? Or is it healthier than ever? Surveys don't paint a clear picture.
Twelve years after Microsoft announced it would stop development of DOS, an open source replacement - FreeDOS - has hit its 1.0 release.
I've been a bit intrigued since first hearing of Ubuntu Christian Edition. I had previously downloaded version 1.0, but didn't get around to testing it. I hadn't deleted it yet in hopes I'd find the time to review it. So, when 1.2 was recently released, I thought here was my chance. But after testing it, I'm left scratching my head.
Upon developing a quite solid desktop operating system, Ubuntu seems to be moving forward with new innovations, this time, I would say, pushing the boundaries of the GNU/Linux world even further.
Linux is shedding its hard-core techie image in a bid to woo ordinary human beings seeking an easy-to-use operating system that can be downloaded for free.
Bergen has become the latest city to rethink its plan to move to open source software. Two years ago, Norway's second-largest city hit the headlines when it announced it would move all its 15,000 civil servants and 36,000 teachers and students to Linux, moving away from Microsoft's proprietary software. Instead, the city will stick with Microsoft.
Free software, skills and bandwidth are the key anchors of a successful ICT programme. This is what Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth told the delegates at the ISPA iWeek conference in Midrand this morning.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- News: Linspire frees Click 'N Run, Ubuntu updates, NetBSD troubles, Tinkerbell Linux
- Released last week: Gentoo Linux 2006.1, Debian GNU/Linux 3.1r3
- Upcoming releases: openSUSE 10.2, Vine Linux 4.0
- Site news: DistroWatch one of "Top 101 web sites"
- Donations: Puppy Linux receives US$350
- Page hit statistics: Freespire reloaded
- New distribution: Linux Mint
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Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....