You can say that the City of Schoten, in the Province of Antwerp, Belgium, loves open source software, or they just love saving money. Either way, open source software wins. With a population of about 33.000, four hundred of whom are employed by the city administration, the city’s three IT personnel oversee the deployment and maintenance of open source solutions […]
Archive for November, 2008
Emoji (絵文字), or “picture characters”, the graphical versions of and its friends, are widely used and especially popular among Japanese cell phone users. Just last month, they became available in Gmail ― see the team’s announcement: A picture is worth a thousand words.
The following is a verbatim reproduction of Jennifer Granick’s original post In counseling computer security researchers, I have found the law to be a real obstacle to solving vulnerabilities. The muddy nature of the laws that regulate computers and code, coupled with a series of abusive lawsuits, gives researchers real reason to worry that they might be sued if they […]
Spicebird is a free and open source, cross platform communications application, featuring email, contacts, group calendaring, instant messaging, RSS, and Google applets in an easy to use and uncluttered interface. Developed by Synovel Software of India, it is currently in beta stage (version 0.7 was recently released).
Elisa Media Center is a free and open source, cross-platform media center application from Fluendo SA, the same Spanish company responsible for the development of the Codeina Codec Installer Service. It (Elisa) is installed by default on Sabayon Linux and Mandriva Linux Powerpack 2009, but on distros like Ubuntu, you will have to install it yourself.
One of the great things about working with the Asterisk community is seeing the fantastic ways in which other people have used the code to solve their unusual or interesting problems with telecommunications. I’d like to talk briefly about one of the most exciting projects I’ve seen in a while, which is using Asterisk as a toolkit for routing calls […]
Openfiler is an rPath Linux-based, free and open source NAS/SAN software solution. We have previously written a comparative post about Openfiler and FreeNAS, the other free and open source NAS/SAN software solution. In this tutorial, we provide some guidance on how to configure interface bonding in Openfiler 2.3, the latest stable version.
This story reports on a trend that’s been observed in most of Africa, South America, and the rest of the developing world. Would you rather pay for a legitimate copy of Windows, use a bootlegged copy (of Windows) and risk dealing with the local BSA, or use a free and open source operating system like Linux? Smart businesses throughout the […]
More than a hundred computers have already been equipped with the Turkish Pardus GNU/Linux distribution. The first group using it is the university administration. The number of PCs running the open source system will quadruple in the first half of 2009 when all student laboratories will be migrated.
The Elisa development team has announced the release of Elisa Media Center 0.5.18. Elisa Media Center is a cross-platform, free and open source media center software application, developed by Fluendo S. A, the Spanish company also responsible for the development for the fee-based Codeina Codec Installer Service.
Here’s news that will make advocates of open source software solutions very happy: A Norwegian Minister – Heidi Grande Røys – has allocated 2 million Kroners towards the adoption OpenOffice.org in public agencies – in Norway, of course.
A number of tutorials have been published on this site, written with the non-expert user in mind. Most of the tutorials have been on how to configure Linux Logical Volume Manager (LVM) in the Linux distros with support for it. To make it easier to find these tutorials, we a listing them all in this post. So here they are […]
There are two desktop editions of Ubuntu, the popular Linux distribution. The one most people are used to is the Live CD version, the edition that allows you to take it for a spin without installing it on your PC. The problem with the Live CD edition is that the installer is a watered-down, graphical, 7-step installer that does not […]
As opinions form about the extent to which the Court ruling impacts the patenting of software, one thing is clear. The State Street ruling that in 1998 opened the flood gates to the patenting of business methods and software has been gutted, if not technically overturned.