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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.

Linux Logical Volume Manager

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 […]

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”.

LVM Configuration in Ubuntu 8.10

LVM Configuration in Ubuntu 8.10

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 […]

Bilski Ruling and Software Patents

Bilski Ruling and Software Patents

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.

FreeNAS 0.69 Release Candidate 1

FreeNAS 0.69 Release Candidate 1

The FreeNAS development team has announced the availability of FreeNAS 0.69 Release Candidate 1. FreeNAS is an open source, m0n0Wall-based Network Attached Storage (NAS) cum Storage Area Network (SAN) server.

A Privacy Agenda for the New Administration

A Privacy Agenda for the New Administration

This is the first post in a three part series directed at restoring some of the civil liberties we’ve lost over the past eight years. Today’s post is about our privacy rights. We’ll follow this up early next week with our thoughts on intellectual property rights and government transparency.

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”.

Theora 1.0 Released

Theora 1.0 Released

The Xiph.Org Foundation has announced the release of Theora 1.0. “Theora is a video codec with a small CPU footprint that offers easy portability and requires no patent royalties.” This is the first major point release of Theora, and marks an “important milestone reflecting the maturity and stability of the Theora codebase”.

Contributing with Git

Contributing with Git

Git is an open source, distributed version control system written by Linus Torvalds, the creator of the Linux kernel, the core of the Linux operating system. Google recently hosted the first Git Developer Conference in their Mountain View headquarters. The three-day event featured talks by prominent Git developers.

A Guide to DRM-Free Living

A Guide to DRM-Free Living

Welcome to our brief guide to living a DRM-free existence. We want to provide a range of links pointing you toward online stores, video/music players, software and hardware that will help you take back your rights as a concerned customer and citizen.

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 Tidbits

Ubuntu 8.10 Tidbits

The desktop version of Ubuntu 8.10, which was released just yesterday, comes with a few nice features. Aside from those few new features, there are a few other features that we think you should know, that is if you are new to the world of Ubuntu.

Qt Creator Technology Preview Released

Qt Creator Technology Preview Released

Qt Software has announced the release of a Technology Preview of Qt® Creator™, a “new, lightweight, cross-platform integrated development environment (IDE) designed to make development with the Qt application framework even faster and easier”.

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.

Configure LVM in Fedora 9

Configure LVM in Fedora 9

Aside from one small, but very important difference, configuring Linux Logical Volume Manager (LVM) in Fedora 9 is just about the same as configuring it in Foresight Linux, CentOS, and StartCom. All four distros use the Anaconda installer.

Elisa 0.5.16 Released

Elisa 0.5.16 Released

“The Elisa team is happy to announce the release of Elisa Media Center 0.5.16, code-named “La Gallina Feliz”. This release brings its usual lot of bug fixes and introduces new features, some of which were long awaited.”

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.

Configure LVM in Foresight Linux

Configure LVM in Foresight Linux

Foresight is a Linux distribution built around the Conary package management system, with Gnome as the default desktop environment. Like most Linux distributions, Foresight is installed to hard disk using the traditional disk partition system. In this tutorial, we are going to provide a step-by-step guide (with screenshots) on how to configure Linux logical volume manager (LVM) in Foresight.

Openfiler 2.3 Administrator Guide

Openfiler 2.3 Administrator Guide

Openfiler is one of two active, open source NAS/SAN solutions that we have listed on this site. The other one is FreeNAS, a BSD-based distribution. A feature comparison of these two projects is available here