Qt software has released the first batch of Qt solutions licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL). According to the release announcement, this first batch will be followed in the coming weeks by the release of the full set of Qt components. The components that made it in this first batch are:
One of the advantages of using free and open source operating systems like Linux and BSD distros is that users have a wide range of applications to choose from. And we are not just talking about half-baked applications, but high quality software that rivals and in many cases are better than their proprietary equivalents. That holds true for the Office [...]
Linux and BSD desktop distributions have several PDF readers in their repository that any user may download and use. PDF, an acronym for Portable Document Format, is a popular format (designed by Adobe) to publish formatted text and documents. The most popular reader is, of course, Adobe Acrobat Reader. However, it is a proprietary software.
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 [...]
Is the government spying on you? Want to do something about it? Right, bet you do. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has a number of solutions for you. Since 1990 (when it was founded as a non-profit organization), the EFF has being fighting to defend your digital rights. This week, the EFF launched a campaign designed to “educate the American [...]
Nokia announced today the availability of version 4.5 of the Qt cross-platform application and UI framework. It also introduced Qt Creator, a new lightweight cross-platform Integrated Development Environment (IDE), Qt 4.5 and Qt Creator combined comprises the Qt SDK, an easy to install package that will let application developers to create applications quickly and easily.
On occasion, you will see the advice that the ext3 file system is not suitable for Solid State Disks (SSD’s) due to the extra writes caused by journaling — and so Linux users using SSD’s should use ext2 instead. However, is this folk wisdom actually true? This weekend, I decided to measure exactly what the write overhead of journaling actually [...]
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.
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.
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 Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced that it has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Cisco. The FSF’s complaint alleges that in the course of distributing various products under the Linksys brand Cisco has violated the licenses of many programs on which the FSF holds copyright, including GCC, binutils, and the GNU C Library. In doing so, Cisco has [...]
Keith Curtis has just written a book about the future of software. That in itself isn’t unique. More unusual is that Mr. Curtis, an 11-year veteran of Microsoft, the world’s largest software company, believes deeply that open source is the future of 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 [...]
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.