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Install Elisa Media Center on Linux Mint 6

Install Elisa Media Center on Linux Mint 6

Elisa Media Center is a modular, cross-platform media center application developed by Fluendo S.A. of Spain. It is installed by default on Sabayon Linux, but on most other distros, you will have to install it yourself. Luckily, it is available as a package in the default repository of Linux Mint (6).

Linux Mint 6 Installation with Custom Disk Partitioning

Linux Mint 6 Installation with Custom Disk Partitioning

Linux Mint 6, the latest stable version of Linux Mint, a (Linux) desktop distro based on Ubuntu 8.10, was released on December 15, 2008. As with Ubuntu and other Ubuntu-based distros, installing Linux Mint (6) involves a simple, seven-step process. On a default installation, the installer creates two partitions: A primary partition for the / (root) file system, which holds […]

Linux Mint 6 Released

Linux Mint 6 Released

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.

Elisa 0.5.22 Released

Elisa 0.5.22 Released

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.

FSF Files Suit Against Cisco For GPL Violations

FSF Files Suit Against Cisco For GPL Violations

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 […]

Qt Widgets and the Third Dimension

Qt Widgets and the Third Dimension

Some people have been asking how to embed Qt painted content (and especially Qt widgets) in a 3d scene. As I’ve been wanting to do this ever since we added QTransform supporting fully projective transformations, I sat down and wrote a small example demonstrating these capabilities. With no further delay, I present WolfenQt:

Install Elisa Media Center on Foresight Linux

Install Elisa Media Center on Foresight Linux

Elisa Media Center is a free and open source media center application developed by Fluendo SA, the same Spanish company responsible for the development of the Codeina Codec installation Service. It is installed by default on Sabayon Linux, but on a distro like Foresight, you will have to install it yourself.

FreeNAS 0.69 RC2 Released

FreeNAS 0.69 RC2 Released

FreeNAS 0.69 Release Candidate 2 has been made available for testing by the FreeNAS dev team. FreeNAS is a BSD-based, free and open source NAS/SAN software solution. Code named Kralizec, this release comes with several new features and the usual set of bug fixes.

A Microsoft Veteran Embraces Open Source

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.

The City of Schoten and Open Source 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 for Unicode: Open Source Data for the Encoding Proposal

Emoji for Unicode: Open Source Data for the Encoding Proposal

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.

Katana – The Linux Robot

Katana – The Linux Robot

Fedora 10 Released

Fedora 10 Released

The Fedora team has announced the public release of Fedora 10, the latest stable upgrade release of the popular Linux operating system. Users may download DVD and CD install media (iso images) for x86, x86-64,and ppc architectures.

A “Grey Hat” Guide for Security Researchers

A “Grey Hat” Guide for Security Researchers

The following is a verbatim reproduction of Jennifer Granick’s original post In counseling computer security researchers, I have found the law to be a real obstacle to solving vulnerabilities. The muddy nature of the laws that regulate computers and code, coupled with a series of abusive lawsuits, gives researchers real reason to worry that they might be sued if they […]

Spicebird 0.7 Beta

Spicebird 0.7 Beta

Spicebird is a free and open source, cross platform communications application, featuring email, contacts, group calendaring, instant messaging, RSS, and Google applets in an easy to use and uncluttered interface. Developed by Synovel Software of India, it is currently in beta stage (version 0.7 was recently released).

Elisa Media Center on Ubuntu 8.10

Elisa Media Center on Ubuntu 8.10

Elisa Media Center is a free and open source, cross-platform media center application from Fluendo SA, the same Spanish company responsible for the development of the Codeina Codec Installer Service. It (Elisa) is installed by default on Sabayon Linux and Mandriva Linux Powerpack 2009, but on distros like Ubuntu, you will have to install it yourself.

OpenBTS and Asterisk: Going Mobile

OpenBTS and Asterisk: Going Mobile

One of the great things about working with the Asterisk community is seeing the fantastic ways in which other people have used the code to solve their unusual or interesting problems with telecommunications. I’d like to talk briefly about one of the most exciting projects I’ve seen in a while, which is using Asterisk as a toolkit for routing calls […]

Openfiler 2.3 and Interface Bonding

Openfiler 2.3 and Interface Bonding

Openfiler is an rPath Linux-based, free and open source NAS/SAN software solution. We have previously written a comparative post about Openfiler and FreeNAS, the other free and open source NAS/SAN software solution. In this tutorial, we provide some guidance on how to configure interface bonding in Openfiler 2.3, the latest stable version.

KOffice 2.0 Beta 3 Released

KOffice 2.0 Beta 3 Released

The KOffice team has announced the availability of the third beta version of KOffice 2.0, a free and open source cross-platform office suite very much like the popular OpenOffice.org. KOffice is part of the K Desktop Environment, though with a separate release cycle.

Invasion of the Linux Desktop

Invasion of the Linux Desktop

This story reports on a trend that’s been observed in most of Africa, South America, and the rest of the developing world. Would you rather pay for a legitimate copy of Windows, use a bootlegged copy (of Windows) and risk dealing with the local BSA, or use a free and open source operating system like Linux? Smart businesses throughout the […]