Archive for October, 2006

Keep in touch with free software

October 24th, 2006 | No Comments »

The University of the Western Cape (UWC), in collaboration with the African Virtual Open Initiatives and Resources project (Avoir) has released kAlumni, a web-based information system for managing alumni relations and collaboration. The software has been released as free software and can be downloaded from Avoir The alumni system is built on the Kinky application […]

Employmint.co.za challenges recruitment model

October 24th, 2006 | No Comments »

Get your friends jobs and earn a mint. That is the idea behind a new South African recruitment website, employmint.co.za, which launched this week. Taking advantage of Web 2.0 features and using an innovative business model, the site offers a reward for people who successfully refer a candidate for the job. Unlike other sites where […]

Next Ubuntu release to be Feisty Fawn

October 24th, 2006 | No Comments »

Just days before the release of Edgy Eft on Thursday, Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth has announced that the next version of Ubuntu Linux, to be released on 19 April 2007, will be named Feisty Fawn. Well known for its quirky naming scheme Ubuntu has chosen the name Feisty Fawn to represent the young, but growing […]

Firefox 2.0 due out Tuesday

October 23rd, 2006 | No Comments »

SeattlePI.com reported that Firefox 2.0 will be released on Tuesday. The Mozilla Corporation said that the browser will be available for download at getfirefox.com Mozilla’s vice president of engineering, Mike Schroepfer, was reported by SeattlePI.com as saying that the new release of the two-year-old product includes new features but strives to retain its simplicity of […]

New release of OSS laboratory software

October 23rd, 2006 | No Comments »

South Africa-developed laboratory information system Bika Lims 1.2 has been released. The new release is also ready for ISO 17025 accreditation and at least one accreditation using the software has been achieved. Bika Lims is open source software built on Zope and Plone and coded in Python. The software includes web-based status tracking and result, […]

Adobe Flash 9 beta for Linux at last

October 20th, 2006 | 2 Comments »

Adobe has finally released a beta version of Flash Player 9 for Linux. Linux users have been stuck on version 7 since Adobe decided to skip its version 8 release on the open source platform, cutting Linux users off from many Flash sites. The final release of version 9 is expected early next year, and […]

Ubuntu Edgy release candidate out

October 19th, 2006 | No Comments »

A week ahead of the final release date for Ubuntu Edgy Eft, the development team has made available a release candidate for download. Edgy Eft is the next version of popular desktop Linux distribution Ubuntu (Tectonic’s preview here) “The Ubuntu team is proud to announce the release candidate for version 6.10 of Ubuntu, Kubuntu and […]

ActiveCollab 0.7 – greater project control for free

October 19th, 2006 | No Comments »

When Serbian student Ilija Studen wanted the functionality of a popular (closed source) project manager but didn’t want to be held to a monthly fee, or to hand his data over to a third party, he decided to build his own. Eighteen months down the line activeCollab is nearing its first stable release, and has […]

LPI beta-tests level 3 exams

October 19th, 2006 | No Comments »

The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) hosted the first “beta” exams for the LPIC-3 certification programme at LinuxWorld Utrecht earlier this month. The LPIC-3 certification is scheduled for release in January 2007. Over a dozen Linux professionals from the Netherlands and Germany volunteered for the test event at LinuxWorld Utrecht on October 11 and 12. Similar […]

MySQL Enterprise simplifying database admin

October 18th, 2006 | No Comments »

MySQL AB yesterday announced MySQL Enterprise, a new version of its flagship commercial subscription service. It includes new automated, proactive technology to help corporate users monitor and tune their production MySQL database systems. The announcement was made in London during the company’s second annual Northern European Customer Conference. “Administering MySQL databases should be as easy […]

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