Category: linux news

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.

Zeroshell 1.0.beta11 Release

Zeroshell 1.0.beta11 Release

Zeroshell 1.0.beta11 has been released. Zeroshell is an original Linux distribution for servers and embedded devices geared towards providing network services for LANs. This release brings us closer to the first stable release of Zeroshell.

Mandriva Linux 2009 Released

Mandriva Linux 2009 Released

Mandriva, a worldwide Linux solutions provider, has announced the release of Mandriva Linux 2009. Mandriva Linux, formerly known as Mandrake Linux, was founded by Gael Duval, who now heads the Ulteo Project. Mandriva Linux was one of the first stable, desktop-oriented Linux distributions, back when there were only a handful of distributions.

Trolltech Renamed to Qt Software

Trolltech Renamed to Qt Software

Trolltech ASA, which was acquired by Nokia in June 2008, has been renamed to Qt Software. Qt Software, which will operate as a group within Nokia, will still be responsible for developing Qt, the dual-licensed, cross-platform application development framework.

Qt 4.4.2 Released

Qt 4.4.2 Released

Trolltech ASA has announced the release of the commercial and open source editions of Qt 4.4.2. Qt is a cross-platform C++ development framework for desktop and embedded applications.

Distro Update: eBox 0.12

Distro Update: eBox 0.12

The eBox development team has announced an update to the eBox platform. eBox is a comprehensive Linux-based (server) distribution that provides a wide range of network services – “network gateway to communication center and file management”.

How to Participate in the Linux Kernel Community

How to Participate in the Linux Kernel Community

This year – 2008 – could very well be regarded as the year that the term open source made it into prime time, into main stream media. We think that Google’s launch of Android towards the end of 2007 was a major contributing factor. Suddenly, everybody is an expert on the open source community. Individuals with no knowledge of how […]

Distro Update: Sabayon Linux 3.5

Distro Update: Sabayon Linux 3.5

The Sabayon development team has announced the latest stable release of Sabayon Linux for the x86 and x86-64 architectures. Sabayon Linux is a Gentoo-based distro, and version 3.5 – this latest stable release – comes with significant improvements for both architectures.