• Red Hat Launches Open Source Gathering Place
    No matter what you're pleasure, chances are there is an online community serving it. The open source community has many such places — Linux.com, for example — that cater to specific elements of the community. Red Hat believes there is room for a larger community for the larger community, however, and have seen to the task themselves with Monday's launch of opensource.com.
    Published : 2010-01-30 Source : Http://lxer
  • Tech Tip: Use gxmessage for Displaying GUI Messages from Scripts
    There are many dialog programs out there, Zenity, Kdialog, xdialog, etc. I love programs like these. They make it so easy to spice up a shell script with a little GUI action. Today I'm going to go look at a dialog program called gxmessage.
    Published : 2010-01-30 Source : Http://lxer
  • opentaps Open Source ERP + CRM Quarterly Update
    The project manager of opentaps Open Source ERP + CRM discusses the new Google Web Toolkit (GWT) based search, Amazon Cloud (EC2) images for opentaps, and a new look for opentaps and opentaps.org
    Published : 2010-01-30 Source : Http://lxer
  • Get to know Apache Click Java EE
    Get introduced to Apache Click, a Java™ Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) Web application framework that enables the creation of Web applications without using Model-View-Controller (MVC) patterns or JavaServer Pages (JSP). This article provides examples of displaying a simple Web page and creating a Web form that submits data that is displayed on a different Web page.
    Published : 2010-01-30 Source : Http://lxer
  • Intel Core i3 530 Clarkdale On Linux
    Earlier this month Intel rolled out their new Clarkdale processors that are built on a 32nm process and making them rather unique is that integrated on the dual-core Westmere-based part is an integrated graphics processor. The Clarkdale CPUs launched under the Core i3 and Core i5 brands (along with a Pentium version) and since their launch have received favorable reviews, well, under Windows. We have now received our Core i3 processor and have carried out various processor benchmarks under Linux to see how well Clarkdale runs with the penguins.
    Published : 2010-01-30 Source : Http://lxer
  • Stupidware
    The computer has become an integral part of life these days, and along with them comes the need for good software. There are many ways to write good software but the best software begins with a good set of options. Among those options, in my opinion, should be a setting to turn off "needless, idiotic prompts that serve no purpose other than to waste our time".
    Published : 2010-01-30 Source : Http://lxer
  • Another Small Victory for Ubuntu Server Edition
    Each day, the drumbeat for Ubuntu Server Edition is getting a little louder. In recent weeks, a growing list of ISVs (independent software vendors) have vowed to support Canonical’s Linux server operating system. The latest example involves Mailspect launching antispam and email archiving solutions for Ubuntu Server. Here's the scoop.
    Published : 2010-01-30 Source : Http://lxer
  • Installing mod_geoip for Apache2 On Ubuntu 9.10
    This guide explains how to set up mod_geoip with Apache2 on an Ubuntu 9.10 system. mod_geoip looks up the IP address of the client end user. This allows you to redirect or block users based on their country. You can also use this technology for your OpenX (formerly known as OpenAds or phpAdsNew) ad server to allow geo targeting.
    Published : 2010-01-30 Source : Http://lxer
  • Save "Sita Sings the Blues" from the Flash format: can you convert FLA?
    Nina Paley’s “Sita Sings the Blues” is becoming a huge critical success, and may even succeed financially, which is unusual for any independent film, but virtually unprecedented for free culture films (“Sita” was released under the CC By-SA). There’s only one sad thing about this for free software fans, and that’s that “Sita” was made using proprietary software, and the “source code” is in a proprietary format: Adobe Flash’s “FLA” format, to be precise. Paley has posted these files on the Internet Archive, but she doesn’t know how to translate them into any free software friendly format (and neither do I). Can you help? Read the full story at Free Software Magazine.
    Published : 2010-01-30 Source : Http://lxer
  • Ubuntu Server Evaluation
    The Ubuntu server is the most innovative distribution for servers. It enables administrators to gain access to cutting edge technology and implement that with new ideas. If you are looking for the latest and greatest, this is the server option for you.
    Published : 2010-01-30 Source : Http://lxer
  • Is the iPad good for Linux?
    Regardless of how severe limitations Apple imposes on the iPad, we can expect it to be reasonably successful. I don’t think it will duplicate the success of the iPhone but due to Apple’s strong marketing and its own technical merits, it will sell in significant numbers. How will this affect Linux and the upcoming tablets based on it? When I say Linux, I mean Google’s Android and Chrome operating systems as well because they are all based on Linux.
    Published : 2010-01-30 Source : Http://lxer
  • Government quotas on how much open source to buy appear to be backfiring
    Beyond expressing a preference, does anything else need to be done to make sure that governments that say they are going "open source" really do so?" Quotas -- dictating specific percentages of open source usage -- seem an obvious answer, but in countries that have tried them, open source has not necessarily flourished. One country where quotas on open source use have been instituted is Hungary. While some in the open source community have held Hungary up as an example to Europe and the rest of the world, there are others in the open source community there who question if the intent behind the quotas has actually been achieved.
    Published : 2010-01-30 Source : Http://lxer
  • Nokia N900 Linux-based tablet reviewed
    The N900 is Nokia's first device built around the Linux-based Maemo 5 operating system. Is it a mainstream smartphone, a must-have for Linux developers, or both?
    Published : 2010-01-30 Source : Http://lxer
  • Ubuntu Moves To Yahoo For Default Firefox Search
    An anonymous reader writes "Starting in Ubuntus Lucid Lynx release, Firefoxs default search engine will be switched from Google to Yahoo. The switch was made after Canonical negotiated a revenue sharing deal with Yahoo. Google will still be available as a choice. Since Yahoo search is now powered by Microsofts Bing, this would seem to mean that Microsoft will be paying people for using Ubuntu."Read more of this story at Slashdot.
    Published : 2010-01-29 Source : Http://rss
  • Linux Motherboard Follies
    It all started with upgrading a CPU. It should have been a simple, inexpensive task, but it has taken on a life of its own, resulting in battles with warranty service and shopping for yet more new parts. Will the madness ever end?
    Published : 2010-01-29 Source : Http://lxer
  • RevLin OS: Would You Use It?
    RevLin OS base is built upon a new kernel called PopCorn which is derived from a re-written version of the well established linux kernel, while still maintaining full binary support for applications and drivers allowing for vast hardware support. RevLin OS will not be like the other operating systems which rely on HTML5, CSS3 and JS - the data will not be stored in the cloud but locally and integrated with the cloud so you can access data from anywhere, but you don't rely on an internet connection. The whole OS is built from source and is not based on any distribution of Linux. [...] So, would you use it?
    Published : 2010-01-29 Source : Http://lxer
  • Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.33 (Part 2) - Storage
    Extended discard support means that Linux now supports ATA TRIM, which can increase SSD lifespan and throughput. New additions to the Linux kernel include HA solution DRBD and drivers for HP, LSI and VMware storage hardware. The new kernel version, expected in early March, also includes many minor improvements to the code for the Btrfs, Ext4 and ReiserFS file systems.
    Published : 2010-01-29 Source : Http://lxer
  • iPad Price is Compelling, But is it Enough?
    While the price took everyone by surprise, I'm still not sure that Apple can convince iPhone buyers that they really need this device when the one in our pockets does many of the same things. And we already own it.
    Published : 2010-01-29 Source : Http://lxer
  • IceCat 3.6 is released |With Installation instructions for Ubuntu via PPA repository
    IceCat3.6 is released and is available for download. IceCat is the GNU version of the Firefox browser, it is fully free software, as it removes the non-free Firefox artwork.
    Published : 2010-01-29 Source : Http://lxer
  • Tracking Time with Rachota
    There are quite a few time tracking solutions out there, including the nifty Rachota utility which not only makes it easy to track time spent on different tasks but also helps you to analyze the collected data.
    Published : 2010-01-29 Source : Http://lxer
  • An introduction to XML
    An Introduction to XML provides students and entry-level professionals with demonstrations of the basics of learning XML, covering topics such as Web 2.0, AJAX, RSS, Web Services and managing XML data. These short Web-based video modules provide clear examples of XML as well as references to popular Web sites that use XML.
    Published : 2010-01-29 Source : Http://lxer
  • Dear Netflix
    I use Ubuntu Linux as my sole operating system and I have learned that the Netflix Watch Instantly service is not available on Linux operating systems. I had heard that the Boxee project offers a workaround but the Netflix app is not currently available in Boxee. I understand that the Roku player, which you recommend, can stream Netflix service to a television. The Roku player runs Linux yet you don't offer your Watch Instantly service on Linux computers.
    Published : 2010-01-29 Source : Http://lxer
  • Alfresco to drop GPL, goes LGPL
    Alfresco has announced that it is changing the licensing of the community edition of its enterprise content management system from GPL to LGPL. The move was announced by the company's CEO, John Newton, in a posting on his blog. He explained that the company had initially gone with the GPL licence three years ago as it was the "most widely used open source license and provided a fairness of use that meant we could comfortably grow the project, company and brand".
    Published : 2010-01-29 Source : Http://lxer
  • Ubuntu tries Mozilla's search-ad revenue plan
    Tapping into a new revenue source, Ubuntu Linux's corporate backer Canonical has signed a partnership to use Yahoo's search results by default in the version of Firefox it ships.
    Published : 2010-01-29 Source : Http://lxer
  • A Round of Thoughts
    It's been an exciting time lately, and there have been a lot of developments. Here are some of my favorites: iPad, Stali, Psystar, RevLin, ReactOS, Haiku.
    Published : 2010-01-29 Source : Http://lxer
  • 15 reasons why the iPad is no game-changer
    OK, so Apple has done it again. Whipped the technology and consumer media up into a feeding frenzy that is. But has it delivered with the truly magical and revolutionary product that was promised? Er, no dude, not by a long shot and here (in no particular order) are 15 reasons why the iPad is not a game-changer.
    Published : 2010-01-29 Source : Http://lxer
  • Tagging the Noosphere
    The last issue of Standards Today focused on XML - the underpinning of ODF and hundreds of other standards - and one of the most important standards ever developed. Here is the editorial from that issue.
    Published : 2010-01-29 Source : Http://lxer
  • Try Gstyle Project, A New Gnome Theme Manager
    Gstyle is a new full Gnome theme manager with some really great features which I am sure you will love if you like to customize your Desktop look constantly. It can automatically download and install wallpapers, Xsplash, GTK themes, icon themes, full themes, mouse pointers and more from gnome-look, deviantart, customize.org and others, or directly from the software source. But not only that, Gstyle can show you how a theme (any kind of theme: icons, Emerald, Metacity, etc.) actually looks, not just a preview. You will see what I mean in the screenshots below.
    Published : 2010-01-29 Source : Http://lxer
  • International Free and Open Source Software Law Review Publishes Second Issue
    The second issue of the International Free and Open Source Software Law Review has just been published online. It contains new articles from FOSS legal experts like Karen F. Copenhaver (Linux Foundation), Tiki Dare (Sun) and Harvey Anderson (Mozilla). The press release contains endorsements by William Patry, Senior Copyright Counsel, Google and Eben Moglen, Software Freedom Law Centre. This is the first legal publication to focus specifically on issues facing Free and Open Source Software. The first issue was launched in July 2009.
    Published : 2010-01-29 Source : Http://lxer
  • Sourceforge Denies Site Access to Comply with US Law
    Is open source all that open anymore? That's probably an unfair question. By definition, open source products are available to everyone without discrimination...at least from the open source community's point of view. But what about the U.S. Government's?
    Published : 2010-01-29 Source : Http://lxer
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