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Qt 4.5 Tech Preview Released

Qt 4.5 Tech Preview Released

Qt Software has announced the release of a Technology Preview of Qt 4.5, the next major release of Qt, which is a C++, cross-platform framework for desktop and embedded applications development. Qt Software, formerly Trolltech (acquired by Nokia in June 2008), is now a unit of Nokia.

Elisa 0.5.15 Released

Elisa 0.5.15 Released

“The Elisa team is happy to announce the release of Elisa Media Center 0.5.15, code-named “Through Her Eyes”. The focus during this release cycle has been put on fixing bugs (16 closed, with an emphasis on reducing memory leaks and usability improvements), while a good part of the team was working on implementing new features with a mid-term target. These […]

Configure LVM in Mandriva Linux Free 2009

Configure LVM in Mandriva Linux Free 2009

Mandriva Free is one of the editions of desktop Linux distros published by Mandriva, the French Linux solutions provider. The others being Mandriva One and Mandriva Powerpack. In this tutorial, we are going to offer a step-by-step guide on how to configure Linux Logical Volume Manager (LVM) in Mandriva Linux Free 2009.

eBox Platform 1.0rc1 Ready for Testing

eBox Platform 1.0rc1 Ready for Testing

“The eBox development team proudly announces that you can already download our first release candidate (0.12.99) for eBox platform 1.0. This version will give you an accurate preview of the upcoming 1.0. Please note that it is a release candidate ready for testing. You can download the eBox installer CD from here”

University of Perugia’s Open Source Master Course

The University of Perugia is offering a master course on Open Source. “Software developers and IT policy makers need to understand the importance and potential of this type of software and how to combine it with proprietary IT systems.” The ‘Master di I° Livello in Sistemi e Tecnologie Free Libre Open Source per la Società dell’Informazione e della Comunicazione’ (First […]

Mandriva Linux 2009 Firewall

Mandriva Linux 2009 Firewall

The Linux operating system has its own built-in, enterprise-grade firewall. However, not all Linux distributions ship with a graphical client fro configure and manage it. Mandriva (Linux 2009) One is one of a handful that ships with a fully configured graphical firewall client.

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.