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10 ways to go green with Linux

Editor’s note: Most people write about Linux as if it’s the only free and open source operating system in use. They seem to forget, or are ignorant, or have no knowledge of the BSD operating systems. I am referring to OpenBSD, NetBSD, FreeBSD, PC-BSD, and a few others. If I wrote this article, I would have titled it “10 ways […]

Sabayon Linux 4 Released

Sabayon Linux 4 Released

The perfect Christmas gift for fans fo Sabayon Linux – Sabayon Linux 4, is here. Sabayon Linux is a Gentoo-based distribution GNU/Linux distro with binary package installation. From the release announcement, this version comes loaded with features and package enhancements.

Linux Mint 6 Released

Linux Mint 6 Released

The Linux Mint team has announced the release of Linux Mint 6. Based on Ubuntu 8.10, and code-named Felicia, this release features a Live CD iso image (the Main Edition), with support for multimedia codecs and restricted formats, and a Live DVD iso image (the Universal Edition) that lacks the codecs and restricted-formats support of the Live CD version.

Elisa 0.5.22 Released

Elisa 0.5.22 Released

The Elisa team has announced the release of Elisa Media Center 0.5.22. Elisa Media Center is a free and open source cross-platform media center application, developed by Fluendo S.A. of Spain. Dubbed “Where Is My Mind?”, this release comes with the usual set of bug fixes, and a few new features.

The City of Schoten and Open Source Software

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 […]

Katana – The Linux Robot

Katana – The Linux Robot

Fedora 10 Released

Fedora 10 Released

The Fedora team has announced the public release of Fedora 10, the latest stable upgrade release of the popular Linux operating system. Users may download DVD and CD install media (iso images) for x86, x86-64,and ppc architectures.

Invasion of the Linux Desktop

Invasion of the Linux Desktop

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 […]

University to Migrate from Windows to Pardus GNU/Linux

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.

Norwegian Ministry to Sponsor Adoption of OpenOffice.org

Norwegian Ministry to Sponsor Adoption of OpenOffice.org

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.

Elastix 1.4 Beta Released

Elastix 1.4 Beta Released

Elastix 1.4 Beta has been released and made available for download. Elastix is a CentOS-based, IP-PBX “appliance software that integrates the best tools available for Asterisk-based PBXs into a single, easy-to-use interface”.

Open Document Format Toolkit

Open Document Format Toolkit

IBM and Sun MicroSystems, Inc. have “announced the launch of the OpenDocument Format (ODF) Toolkit Union, a new open-source software community project organized to make document software more innovative, versatile and useful for business”.

GNU Free Documentation License 1.3 Released

GNU Free Documentation License 1.3 Released

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the release of version 1.3 of the GNU Free Documentation License (FDL). This version of the license allows public wikis to relicense their FDL-covered materials under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC-BY-SA) 3.0 license.

Ubuntu 8.10 Released

Ubuntu 8.10 Released

Ubuntu 8.10, the latest in the line of the popular Linux operating system is now available for download from Ubuntu repositories and download mirrors worldwide. Both the desktop and server editions were rolled out today.

Open Source Desktops Are Cheaper to Maintain

Open Source Desktops Are Cheaper to Maintain

Open Source desktops are far cheaper to maintain than proprietary desktop configurations, says Rolf Schuster, a diplomat at the German Embassy in Madrid and the former head of IT at the Foreign Ministry.

EC’s IDABC Unit to Publish Debian-based GNU/Linux

EC’s IDABC Unit to Publish Debian-based GNU/Linux

The European Commission’s IDABC unit responsible for the Open Source Software Observatory and Repository (OSOR) will publish it’s own derivative of Debian GNU/Linux to provide organisations with an easy way to create blogs and forums, the unit announced on Friday.

eBox Platform 1.0rc1 Ready for Testing

eBox Platform 1.0rc1 Ready for Testing

“The eBox development team proudly announces that you can already download our first release candidate (0.12.99) for eBox platform 1.0. This version will give you an accurate preview of the upcoming 1.0. Please note that it is a release candidate ready for testing. You can download the eBox installer CD from here”

University of Perugia’s Open Source Master Course

The University of Perugia is offering a master course on Open Source. “Software developers and IT policy makers need to understand the importance and potential of this type of software and how to combine it with proprietary IT systems.” The ‘Master di I° Livello in Sistemi e Tecnologie Free Libre Open Source per la Società dell’Informazione e della Comunicazione’ (First […]

Porting AskoziaPBX to Linux

Porting AskoziaPBX to Linux

AskoziaPBX is the only BSD-based (FreeBSD) IP-PBX distro listed on this site. However, if everything works out well, it will become the only IP-PBX distro available for both BSD and Linux platforms (listed on this site).

The Road to AsteriskNOW 1.5

The Road to AsteriskNOW 1.5

AsteriskNOW is one of the Linux-based IP-PBX distros that is listed on this site. In the words of Steve Sokol, AsteriskNOW gives you all the tools you need to “transform an ordinary PC into an extraordinary communications platform”. The current stable, downloadable version is AsteriskNOW 1.0.2.