Archive for July, 2003

Shuttleworth Foundation animated over Linux

July 25th, 2003 | No Comments »

The Shuttleworth Foundation has thrown its weight behind the production of what is intended to be South Africa\’s first full length computer-animated feature film by funding the purchase of a Linux based server for the Digital Arts postgraduate programme in 3D Animation at the Wits University School of Arts. The Digital Arts animation team of […]

KnowledgeTree

July 23rd, 2003 | No Comments »

Project name: KnowledgeTree What is KnowledgeTree? KnowledgeTree is an open source enterprise document management system. General features include: -Fully web-based. -Powerful document version control -Support for common file formats (MS Word, MS Excel, PDF, TXT, HTML) -Extensible document meta data -Subscription agents with push technology for notification of changes to documents or document directories -Archiving […]

OSS conference, hackathon for South Africa next year

July 18th, 2003 | No Comments »

The Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa (FOSSFA), the African Virtual Open Initiatives and Resources (AVOIR) project at the University of the Western Cape and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) have announced they will be hosting Idlelo, an Open Source conference early next year in Cape Town, South Africa. The […]

No Linux desktop revolution yet but making headway, says new report

July 18th, 2003 | No Comments »

When many high-profile Linux desktop efforts failed a few years ago, moat people declared the fledgling Linux desktop revolution dead. However, in a new report, released by the Open Source Applications Foundation this week, author Bert Decrem writes that while there may never be a true Linux desktop \”revolution\” the idea is far from dead. […]

DTP arrives on Linux with Scribus 1.0

July 18th, 2003 | No Comments »

Linux this week moved into the DTP market with the release of Scribus 1.0. Scribus is a layout program for GNU/Linux, similar to Adobe PageMaker, QuarkXPress or Adobe InDesign, except that it is published under the GNU GPL. Creators of the Scribus program say the application is still in the early stages of development, but […]

IBM boosts Linux server development staff

July 18th, 2003 | No Comments »

Computer Weekly reports that IBM has added about 50 developers to its Linux Technology Center as part of an effort to certify Linux as a stable operating system for customers running servers with more than eight Power4 processors. Linux is already part of IBM\’s server strategy, but right now a very small percentage of its […]

Linux gaining corporate respect, according to CA

July 18th, 2003 | No Comments »

More enterprises are expecting solution providers to be able to discuss a Linux alternative to their technology needs, according to a roundtable discussion Tuesday of Linux advocates and vendors. CRN reports that Michael Evans, vice president of channel sales and development at Red Hat, Raleigh, N.C., said during a CA World panel in Las Vegas […]

HTML complete, honestly

July 18th, 2003 | No Comments »

HTML Complete – Third Edition Various Authors Published by Sybex Price: R199.95 Book supplied by Intersoft An HTML book is an HTML book, is an HTML book. Right? Wrong. I already have an almost unparalleled collection of HTML books in my collection, most of which I have never looked at more than once or twice. […]

Novell has come a long way since its first Apache port

July 18th, 2003 | No Comments »

Novell has been one of the key players in the networking industry since its inception as Novell Data Systems in 1979. And in recent years the company has expanded beyond NetWare to provide cross platform networking services with the vision of information without boundaries. A vision that has the right people connected to the right […]

FOSSFA launches Open Source database

July 18th, 2003 | No Comments »

The Free Software and Open Source Foundation recently launched an open source database, an entirely-community driven listing of open source workers on the African continent and the organisation is calling for all projects and users to register themselves. The database, at http://www.fossfa.org/database is intended as a resource for African open source practioners. Announcing the project, […]

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