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Archive for March, 2008

OpenOffice.org 2.4 Released

OpenOffice.org 2.4 Released

“The OpenOffice.org Community is pleased to announce the release of OpenOffice.org 2.4, the latest version of the leading open source office productivity suite.” OpenOffice.org is the leading Open Source, and free office productivity suite. The latest release spots some new features and a number of bug fixes.

Interview with Matthias Ettrich: The Founder of KDE

Interview with Matthias Ettrich: The Founder of KDE

KDE is the one of the leading desktop environments. It is available on Linux as well as other operating systems. In this article, we feature excerpts of an interview with Matthias Ettrich, the founder of KDE. Matthias is currently employed by Trolltech ASA, working as a Qt coder. This interview was originally featured on EFYtimes.

AskoziaPBX

AskoziaPBX

AskoziaPBX is a FreeBSD-based embedded, Asterisk-powered PBX solution which eases system upgrades, backups and provisioning. “Asterisk is a hybrid TDM and packet voice PBX (Private Branch eXchange) and IVR platform with ACD functionality. It acts as middleware between the Internet (IAX, SIP, MGCP, Skinny, H.323), telephony channels (like Zaptel, T1, PRI, E1, FXO, FXS, VoIP, VoFR, ISDN, modems, Internet Phone […]

Clonezilla

Clonezilla

Clonezilla is a system administration Linux distro that enables bare metal backup and recovery of PCs. It can clone a single PC using the Clonezilla Live edition or multiple PCs simultaneously using the Clonezilla Server edition.

MirOS BSD

MirOS BSD

MirOS BSD is a secure, desktop-oriented operating system from the BSD family for 32-bit i386 and sparc systems. It is based on 4.4BSD-Lite (mostly OpenBSD, some NetBSD®). MirOS BSD is one of the new BSD-based distros intent on improving the user experience of a BSD operating system, and making it more appealing for new users.

Openfiler

Openfiler

Openfiler is an enterprise-grade, Linux-based networked attached server (NAS) cum storage area network (SAN) distro. It is the only Open Source and free NAS/SAN solution that we know of.

The State of Linux

The State of Linux

Techworld has published a lengthy interview with Jim Zemlin, the Executive Director of the Linux Foundation. It’s a pretty comprehensive interview, touching upon issues like interoperability with other platform, cross platform and licensing, and virtualization. Jim Zemlin, by the way, is the boss of Linus Torvalds, the founder of the Linux kernel.

Gnome 2.22 Released

Gnome 2.22 Released

the Gnome Foundation has announced the latest version of the Gnome Desktop. Gnome 2.22, which was released yesterday – March 12, 2008, introduces major enhancements in addition to numerous bug fixes, to the Gnome Desktop.

Gnome and Mozilla Foundations to Join Forces

Gnome and Mozilla Foundations to Join Forces

The Gnome Foundation, which is responsible for the Gnome project, and the Mozilla Foundation, a non-profit organization responsible for overseeing the Mozilla project, have announced a joint collaborative effort to “improve developer support and user experience of desktop applications on GNU/Linux and other free software systems”.

Fonality’s PBXtra Upgraded

Fonality’s PBXtra Upgraded

Fonality®, a maker of business phone systems, and the company behind the trixbox IP-PBX Linux distro, has announced the release of PBXtra® 4.0, a new version of its IP-PBX solution. This release adds the following features to PBXtra: FindMe®, Boomerang® Mobile Integration, FONcall®, and a number of improvements to the admin interface.