The source code to Advanced File System (AdvFS), the file system for HP’s Tru64 UNIX, has been contributed to the open source community. To ensure compatibility with the Linux kernel, the source code (to AdvFS) is being made available under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.
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Peter Thomsen, the lead developer of eAR OS, a Ubuntu-based multimedia distro, has made available for download an updated version of the distro. This update comes with a major modification to the functionality of eAR Media Center, the addition of a security package, and a few other tweaks to the OS.
The Linux Mint team has released the second Release Candidate of the upcoming Linux Mint 5. This release Candidate offers the usual set of software updates, additions and bug fixes. This is the final release candidate before the final version, which will be out in about two weeks.
VIA Technologies, Inc, a manufacturer of x86 processor platforms, has launched a new Web portal dedicated to Open Source driver development. At this initial launch, only drivers for “Ubuntu 8.04 LTS and SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 Service Pack 1 for the VIA CN896 chipset with two south bridge options” have been posted on the site.
Anaconda is the installer used in Fedora, Redhat, and other Fedora- or Redhat-derived Linux distribution. It is a fairly sophisticated installer, but still lacks some advanced features. It is expected that some, if not all, of the advanced features will be included in the Anaconda that will ship with the soon to be released Fedora 9.
The KOffice suite is one of several Open Source Office application suites available for users of Linux and BSD operating systems. Although not as well known or as popular as OpenOffice.org, KOffice boasts practically the same features as OpenOffice.org. It is the de facto Office suite for the KDE desktop environment. The latest news form the KOffice team pertains to […]
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.
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.
Macedonia, a small land-locked country in eastern Europe, has been using Linux and Open Source applications in its Ministry of Finance since 2001. The decision to use Open Source operating systems and applications has resulted in significant cost savings to the Ministry.
Solothurn, a swiss canton located about 35km north of Bern, plans to conclude its ongoing migration of 2000 desktops to Debian GNU/Linux. The migration, which began in 2006 and is about half completed, is another example of the extent that Linux and other Open Source operating systems and applications are gradually gaining acceptance.