KDE 4 is seen by many to be the next big step on the free software desktop, while others think releasing 4.0 in its current condition was misleading and a mistake. Either way, it’s an innovative release and inline with Fedora’s goal of providing the latest and greatest free software it is set to be the default KDE environment in […]
Archive for February, 2008
Android is a Linux-based operating system for mobile platforms developed and maintained principally by Google. It now powers a number of smartphones currently in the market including Google’s own Nexus One, and several handsets from Motorola, Acer and other members of the Open Handset Alliance. The platform was announced to much fanfare in late 2007. Here’s a video introducing the […]
FreeNAS is a specialty distribution designed for build network attached storage (NAS) servers. It is based on FreeBSD and its development is sponsored by iXsystems, Inc., a software and hardware solutions provider based in San Jose, CA USA. Originally based on M0n0Wall, a distribution designed for security and firewall purposes, the FreeNAS code was overhauled after it gained official support […]
Parted Magic is a Linux-based distro designed mainly for disk partitioning, using programs like VisParted, while featuring other useful programs (e.g. Partition Image, TestDisk, fdisk, sfdisk, dd, ddrescue, etc.) and an excellent set of documentation to benefit the user. An extensive collection of fileystem tools are also included.
“trixbox®, spelled with a lowercase ‘t’, is a line of Asterisk®-based IP-PBX products designed to meet the needs of companies from 2 to 500 employees. trixbox comes in two flavors: the open-source community edition and a hybrid-hosted, commercially-proven solution.” Like other distros in its category, trixbox is a Linux distro with Asterisk® pre-installed, and that makes it easy for anyone […]
Gibraltar was founded as an open source project in 1999 by Dr. Rene Mayrhofer. Since that time, Gibraltar has been used by over 5.000 companies, organizations, public facilities, private users, schools and universities. Through permanent product development and significant participation of the open source community, Gibraltar has been evolved to one of the leading security products. Based on hardened Debian […]
Lunar is a source based Linux distribution developed by a very talented team of programmers from all over the world, working together to extend the Linux technology into better-tailored and more optimized software for the end user. Lunar uses and builds upon the Linux kernel, and offers a unique package management system which builds each software package, or module, from […]
“Devil-Linux is a distribution which boots and runs completely from CDROM. The configuration can be saved to a floppy diskette or a USB pen drive. Devil Linux was originally intended to be a dedicated firewall/router but now Devil-Linux can also be used as a server for many applications. Attaching an optional hard drive is easy, and many network services are […]
LiMo Foundation, a consortium dedicated to creating open, hardware-independent, Linux-based operating system for mobile devices, has announced that the LiMo Platform (their equivalent of the Android platform) will be released on schedule in March, 2008, along with the application programming interface (API) specifications.