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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.

Mandriva Linux 2009 Titbits

Mandriva Linux 2009 Titbits

Mandriva Linux 2009 was recently released to the public. Here we provide some titbits from Mandriva One, one of the free editions of Mandriva Linux 2009. The other editions are:Mandriva Free, and Mandriva Powerpack. Mandriva Powerpack is the commercial edition, available for purchase from the Mandriva website.

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.

Elisa 0.5.13 Released

Elisa 0.5.13 Released

The Elisa development team has announced the availability of Elisa Media Center 0.5.13. This latest update, codenamed “Sergeant Colon”, comes with the usual set of bug fixes and several new features.

FreeNAS vs Openfiler

FreeNAS vs Openfiler

FreeNAS is a server distro that is based on m0n0Wall, which itself is based on FreeBSD code. Openfiler is also a server distro, but it’s based on rPath Linux (kernel 2.6.x). So, aside from both being UNIX-like, server distros, are there any major differences between them? Yes, but they also have a lot (of features) in common.

Linpus 9.6 Tips

Linpus 9.6 Tips

If you read our review of Linpus 9.6, and are thinking about installing it or recommending it to friends and family, we have a few tips for you.

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.

How Linux Distros Configure and Manage LVM

How Linux Distros Configure and Manage LVM

This is part 2 of a multi-part series on Linux logical volume management. If you are not already familiar with LVM, you may read part 1 here We are huge fans of Linux logical volume management, and if you know just the basic benefits of using it, you will understand why. In spite of the benefits, most Linux desktop distributions, […]

The Benefits of Using Linux Logical Volume Manager

This is the first of a three-part series, designed to introduce new users to the concept of logical volume management in Linux. To have the others delivered automatically to you, you may subscribe to our RSS feed by clicking on the RSS icon diagonally above this paragraph Logical Volume Management is a method of partitioning hard disk drives that provides […]

Graphical Firewall Clients for Linux Desktops

Graphical Firewall Clients for Linux Desktops

The Linux kernel has a built-in firewall called IPTables. Therefore, regardless of your (Linux) distro of choice, the firewall in use will always be the same. But while some distros ship with a gui client to configure and manage the firewall, others do not. Fedora, Mandriva, Parsix, and Sabayon, are example of Linux distros that install a graphical firewall client […]

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.

Elisa 0.5.10 Released

Elisa 0.5.10 Released

The Elisa development team has announced the availability of Elisa Media Center 0.5.10. This latest update, codenamed “Fallout”, and coming just one week after the release of version 0.5.9, comes with the usual bug fixes and several new features.

Elisa 0.5.9 Released

Elisa 0.5.9 Released

Elisa Media Center version 0.5.9, codenamed “Confrontation”, has been released. Elisa Media Center is a cross-platform media center application developed by Fluendo S.L of Spain. This latest version comes with the usual set of bug fixes, and several new features.

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”.

gNewSense

gNewSense

gNewSense is a Linux desktop operating system that is derived from Ubuntu. It is essentially Ubuntu Linux with all non-free software removed. The project was initiated by Brian Brazil and Paul O’Malley.

A Practical Guide to GPL Compliance

A Practical Guide to GPL Compliance

The Linux kernel, and most of the software that makes it usable are governed by the GPL, or the GNU General Public License. Now at version 3 (GPLv3), the GPL was originally written by Richard Stallman, and it’s intended to protect software freedom. The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) has published a guide to keeping with the terms of the […]

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 […]

UniSIM’s Executive Master Programme in Open Source Software

UniSIM’s Executive Master Programme in Open Source Software

Starting in January 2009, the SIM University (UniSIM) in partnership with RedHat, Inc., will be offering an Executive Master Programme in Open Source Software. UniSIM is Singapore’s “first and only privately-funded university focusing on the upgrading and learning needs of working professionals and adult learners”.