The Zenwalk team has announced the release of Zenwalk 5.2 beta. Zenwalk is a GNU/Linux distribution optimized for the i686 instruction set. This beta release heralds a few new features, the usual package updates, and bug fixes.
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Mint is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu Desktop. It is primarily developed as a desktop distribution, with a very active and dedicated user community. It is one of the few Ubuntu-based distributions that develops its own administrative tools. It has its roots in Ireland and development, which started in 2006, is led by Clement Lefebvre. Installation Program and Installation […]
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.
FreePBX is a free software PBX (Private Branch eXchange) that makes managing an Asterisk installation less of an hassle. It is the user-friendly Graphical User Interface (GUI) used in a number of IP/PBX Linux distributions including Elastix, and AsteriskNOW.
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 […]
XORP is a FreeBSD-based open routing platform. “Designed for extensibility from the start, XORP provides a fully featured platform that implements IPv4 and IPv6 routing protocols and a unified platform to configure them. It is the only open source platform to offer integrated multicast capability. XORP’s modular architecture allows rapid introduction of new protocols, features and functionality, including support for […]
“The OpenOffice.org Community is pleased to announce the release of OpenOffice.org 2.4, the latest version of the leading open source office productivity suite.” OpenOffice.org is the leading Open Source, and free office productivity suite. The latest release spots some new features and a number of bug fixes.
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.
AskoziaPBX is a FreeBSD-based embedded, Asterisk-powered PBX solution which eases system upgrades, backups and provisioning. “Asterisk is a hybrid TDM and packet voice PBX (Private Branch eXchange) and IVR platform with ACD functionality. It acts as middleware between the Internet (IAX, SIP, MGCP, Skinny, H.323), telephony channels (like Zaptel, T1, PRI, E1, FXO, FXS, VoIP, VoFR, ISDN, modems, Internet Phone […]
MirOS BSD is a secure, desktop-oriented operating system from the BSD family for 32-bit i386 and sparc systems. It is based on 4.4BSD-Lite (mostly OpenBSD, some NetBSD®). MirOS BSD is one of the new BSD-based distros intent on improving the user experience of a BSD operating system, and making it more appealing for new users.
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.
The Gnome Foundation, which is responsible for the Gnome project, and the Mozilla Foundation, a non-profit organization responsible for overseeing the Mozilla project, have announced a joint collaborative effort to “improve developer support and user experience of desktop applications on GNU/Linux and other free software systems”.
Fonality®, a maker of business phone systems, and the company behind the trixbox IP-PBX Linux distro, has announced the release of PBXtra® 4.0, a new version of its IP-PBX solution. This release adds the following features to PBXtra: FindMe®, Boomerang® Mobile Integration, FONcall®, and a number of improvements to the admin interface.