• SF mayor: city can save money with open source software
    The San Francisco Committee on Information Technology has published a new software evaluation policy that requires departments of the city government to consider open source software solutions alongside proprietary commercial offerings.
    Published : 2010-01-24 Source : Http://lxer
  • How-To: Install Firefox 3.6 in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic
    Firefox 3.6 was released yesterday, after over six months since the last major release, version 3.5. Firefox 3.6 ships with versions for over 70 languages, support for Personas, an add-on allowing you to change the appearance of the tab bar and choose from thousands of themes, improvements to the open video support (like the fullscreen mode), improved JavaScript performance and start-up time, support for the new DOM and HTML5 specs.
    Published : 2010-01-24 Source : Http://lxer
  • Ingres CEO Analyzes Oracle-MySQL Combination
    Shortly after the European Union approved Oracle’s takeover of Sun Microsystems (and MySQL), I interviewed Ingres President and CEO Roger Burkhardt about his views on the Oracle-MySQL combo. Here are his thoughts.
    Published : 2010-01-24 Source : Http://lxer
  • YouTube, Vimeo Ditching Flash for HTML5
    YouTube and Vimeo is kicking Adobe's Flash to the curb in favor of the sharp new HTML5. Both YouTube and Vimeo have announced that they are launching HTML5-based players on their video streaming sites, thus booting out the long-standing champ of multimedia delivery, Adobe Flash. With recent security issues plaguing Adobe products, it's no surprise that media giants such as YouTube are jumping ship. What makes HTML5 special is that the new Web standard doesn't require Adobe's software to stream content to viewers.
    Published : 2010-01-24 Source : Http://lxer
  • LinuxTag, Europe's Leading Open Source Conference, Announces Call for Papers
    LinuxTag is the most important place for Linux and open source software in Europe. Last year, LinuxTag had over ten thousand attendees, and over 300 speakers. This year, the 16th LinuxTag will be June 9-12, 2010 at the Berlin Fairgrounds in Germany. LinuxTag seeks exciting and suitable proposals for presentations in the conference tracks.
    Published : 2010-01-24 Source : Http://lxer
  • Graphical User Interfaces for OpenSIPS 1.6
    It is very hard to manage thousands of users manually, so a user-provisioning tool becomes very important in our process. In this article by Flavio E.Goncalves, we are going to see two of these tools—SerMyAdmin and OpenSIPS Control Panel (OpenSIPS-CP). SerMyAdmin is more focused on the administration of the users, while OpenSIPS-CP is excellent for monitoring and provisioning parameters to the system.
    Published : 2010-01-24 Source : Http://lxer
  • Second Lucid Lynx alpha said to offer 15-second start-ups
    The second alpha of Ubuntu 10.06 boasts 15-second boot-time, says an industry report. Meanwhile, the Ubuntu project posted a controversial survey about which proprietary apps might be considered for inclusion with the distro, and Canonical announced a support plan for IBM's Ubuntu/Lotus "Smart Work" cloud distribution.
    Published : 2010-01-24 Source : Http://lxer
  • Google's Chrome OS to include a media player
    Google has confirmed that its upcoming lightweight, browser-centric Chrome OS operating system will include a built-in media player. In an interview with ArsTechnica, Matthew Papakipos, the engineering director for the Chrome OS project, says that the developers are currently working on "integrating a whole media player into Chrome and into Chrome OS".
    Published : 2010-01-24 Source : Http://lxer
  • Thoughts on Youtube 'abandoning' Firefox and Opera
    LXer Feature: 23-Jan-2010A new test version of Youtube offers HTML 5 video support, meaning watching videos without Adobe Flash, but only when browsing with Chrome or Safari. While this might seem strange at first, and might sound like Google is abandoning its Firefox users, things are a little bit more complicated.
    Published : 2010-01-24 Source : Http://lxer
  • U.S. Open Source for Open Government
    In December the U.S. White House set guidelines for an open and transparent administration. The Open Source for America (OSFA) organization is now following up with tips for a governmental move to free software.
    Published : 2010-01-24 Source : Http://lxer
  • Android rocks out on Fender phone
    T-Mobile launched an Eric Clapton-backed Fender Limited Edition of its Android-based MyTouch 3G phone. Meanwhile, China-based Hisense announced an HS-E90 Android phone, Motorola is launching an Android app store in China, and Taiwan's Gigabyte is rumored to be releasing an Android handset in Russia, say reports.
    Published : 2010-01-24 Source : Http://lxer
  • opentaps Open Source ERP + CRM Version 1.4 Release Candidate Available
    The Release Candidate for opentaps Open Source ERP + CRM Version 1.4 is now available for download from sourceforge.net
    Published : 2010-01-24 Source : Http://lxer
  • GNOME Revamps and Renews Outreach Program for Women
    Let's face it. Even though open source conferences, conventions, and projects have seen an increase in the number of female participants, there's a strikingly male majority in the world of free software. While the greater free software community, media outlets, conferences and projects are finding diverse ways to draw women to open source, the GNOME Foundation's Outreach is built on a familiar framework. The approach? Think Google Summer of Code -- complete with internships, mentors, and sponsors -- with an emphasis on team contributions rather than stand-alone projects.
    Published : 2010-01-24 Source : Http://lxer
  • Wine 1.1.37 Released
    The Wine development release 1.1.37 is now available. The source is available now, Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.
    Published : 2010-01-24 Source : Http://lxer
  • 6 of the Best Free Linux Office Suites
    An office suite is a collection of related software for business and other uses. The software is distributed together in a single package, with a consistent graphical interface, and with strong interaction between the different components.
    Published : 2010-01-24 Source : Http://lxer
  • How to Install any Linux on a USB
    There are so many reasons why having a Linux distribution on a USB drive can come in handy. From having a “rescue” OS on your keyring to being able to install a new distribution on your EeePC, a “thumb drive” Linux has many uses. But getting Linux onto a USB drive can’t be simple. Right? Wrong. There is a tool, UNetbootin, that makes installing Linux on a USB drive simple. UNetbootin can be used on either Linux or Windows. In this article, we’ll be illustrating it for Both.
    Published : 2010-01-24 Source : Http://lxer
  • How to Install and Run Slackware 13
    A former co-worker once told me “If you want to learn Debian, install Debian. If you want to learn Fedora, install Fedora. If you want to learn Linux, install Slackware.” The philosophy behind Slackware is to keep the system as UNIX-like as possible. There’s not a lot of automatic configuration and you won’t find many bells and whistles, but you’d be hard set to find a more stable and mature distribution. In fact, Slackware is one of the few distros still in existence from Linux’s early days, right along with Debian, SuSE, and Red Hat. Because of this decision to keep things as UNIX-like as possible, Slackware has a reputation for being somewhat difficult to install and confusing to use. While this has been true for a long time, there have been some great improvements in the past few releases, and now seems like a great time to run a guide on this often misunderstood distribution.
    Published : 2010-01-24 Source : Http://lxer
  • Sidux 2009-4 success: A little help from Ubuntu Lucid Alpha 2 goes a long way
    I'll get to Ubuntu Lucid 10.04 LTS Alpha 2 later, but the "safe graphics mode" boot option in that very Ubuntu live DVD helped me figure out how to get Sidux 2009-04 to boot on my Intel 82830 CGC (aka Intel 830m) graphics-running Toshiba Satellite 1100-S101. Over the course of two computing sessions I experienced both the Alpha 2 of the upcoming Ubuntu LTS release as well as the Sidux take on Debian Sid, circa early last year, both of which I've wanted to do in order to "plan" this laptop's future when I decide to leave Debian Lenny behind.
    Published : 2010-01-24 Source : Http://lxer
  • Open Street Map helps Haiti relief projects
    This afternoon I heard this story on NPR. It's not the first time OpenStreetMap was mentioned as an asset in the relief effort. It was also mentioned three days ago in a story sourced from the Associated Press.read more
    Published : 2010-01-23 Source : Http://opensource
  • Nokia To Make GPS Navigation Free On Smartphones
    mliu writes "In what is sure to be a blow to the already beleaguered stand-alone GPS market, Nokia, the global leader in smartphone market share, has released a fully offline-enabled free GPS navigation and mapping application for its Symbian smartphones. Furthermore, the application also includes Lonely Planet and Michelin guides. Unfortunately, the N900, which is beloved by geeks for its Maemo Linux-based operating system, has not seen any of the navigation love so far. With Googles release of Google Navigation for Android smartphones, and now Nokia doing one better and releasing an offline-enabled navigation application, hopefully this is the start of a trend where this becomes an expected component of any smartphone."Read more of this story at Slashdot.
    Published : 2010-01-23 Source : Http://rss
  • Bing is No Knight in Shining Armor for Apple
    What could Apple be thinking talking to Microsoft about making Bing the default search engine on the iPhone? Anyone who seriously believe Microsoft and Google have substantially different goals is deluding themselves.
    Published : 2010-01-23 Source : Http://lxer
  • Some thoughts on best practices for SMTP blocking of e-mail spam
    Although SMTP blocking of e-mail spam is a best practice, many anti-virus products include the dangerous option of blocking when a Received header is on a blacklist. But it is possible for a legitimate, secure system to have its e-mail blocked by this boneheaded technique. Do not use it!
    Published : 2010-01-23 Source : Http://lxer
  • Stay away from OpenOffice.org until Oracle shows commitment, analyst says
    A European IT consulting firm is warning large enterprises and government entities not to deploy OpenOffice.org until Oracle Corp. shows proof that it will invest as heavily in the development of the open-source productivity suite as project champion Sun Microsystems Inc. did. According to a 12-page report published earlier this week by Amsterdam-based Software Improvement Group, the main risk is that OpenOffice.org's code may get buggier if Oracle pulls personnel and resources from OpenOffice.org after finalizing its acquisition of Sun.
    Published : 2010-01-23 Source : Http://lxer
  • Free software not about software in this sense; it's about bringing freedom to users through software
    We have created an incredible array of applications, libraries, and tools. We have created vibrant development and support communities. We have created new development methodologies, powerful copyleft licenses, and massive collaborative projects. But these are all how we give users freedom. They are not freedom itself. They are not what we were trying to achieve. They are our instruments, not our goal.
    Published : 2010-01-23 Source : Http://lxer
  • Eleven Open Source Cloud Computing Projects to Watch
    They may sound like manga characters with names like Bitnami, CollectD, Enomaly, OpenNebula, RabbitMQ and Zenoss but these eleven open source projects are growing fast and are likely to be your best bet for deploying and managing cloud computing
    Published : 2010-01-23 Source : Http://lxer
  • Linux in Real Life - Uses Around the World
    Even with its slowly growing popularity, Linux is still a largely unknown thing to many people. Why should Average Joe care about Linux? This alternative operating system doesn't affect his life at all - or does it? The truth of the matter is this: Almost every adult who uses technology in today's world uses or has used something that is Linux powered.
    Published : 2010-01-23 Source : Http://lxer
  • Rattled Red Hat battles support impostors
    Red Hat is rattled. Sure, it remains the world's biggest Linux company by revenue market share. But it's beginning to feel that it's under pressure - and that it must respond. That pressure is coming not from Microsoft, but from fellow Linux vendors. Individually, they aren't causing too much trouble, but collectively, they could be creating an environment in which customers are starting to question why they should pay Red Hat to support their Linux at all.
    Published : 2010-01-23 Source : Http://lxer
  • GT.M Comes of Age While VistA Rumbles
    FFidelity Information Services Free/Open Source GT.M Mumps database is gaining traction outside of private-sector Veterans Affairs VistA Electronic Health Record while Veterans Affairs VistA development in the private sector is proceeding at a furious rate. Companies such as M/Gateway, Astronaut (owned by the same conspiracy that owns Linux Medical News) Medsphere, DSS and others are making announcement after announcement of new development in the Veterans Affairs VistA Electronic Health Record or closely related space.
    Published : 2010-01-23 Source : Http://lxer
  • IBM's Bob Sutor Questions Linux Gaming
    Bob Sutor, who has served at IBM in one position or another since 1982 but currently holds the title of VP of Open Source and Linux after serving as the VP of Open Source and Standards, has decided to share his thoughts on Linux gaming. Dr. Sutor had drove IBM's adoption of the ODF document format and has many other open-source wins for the company, but on his blog he now begs the question will video games make desktop Linux into a killer consumer platform?
    Published : 2010-01-23 Source : Http://lxer
  • Ellison Shares Oracle-Sun-MySQL Vision on Jan. 27
    Oracle CEO Larry Ellison is pretty darn confident the European Union will soon approve Oracle’s takeover of Sun Microsystems and MySQL. Still skeptical? Ellison is planning a big announcement on January 27. Here are the details.
    Published : 2010-01-23 Source : Http://lxer
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