Archive for November, 2006

Trolltech gives mobile phones a Linux boost

November 30th, 2006 | No Comments »

Trolltech has plans to speed up the use of Linux-based cellphones by offering developers a Linux-based OS and applications suitable for mobile phones. Greensuite, built on the Qtopia embedded Linux platform for mobile phones, is a set of applications similar to other mobile operating systems and applications such as Symbian and Microsoft’s Windows Mobile that [...]

Novell pulls full-time Hula developers

November 30th, 2006 | No Comments »

Hula, the collaborative open source mail and calendar project started by Novell in early 2005, has had all full-time developers assigned to different projects. In his posting on the Hula newsgroup Peter Teichman, a Novell employee who was assigned to work full time on the Hula project, wrote: “Novell no longer has anyone working full-time [...]

KOffice updates version 1.6

November 30th, 2006 | No Comments »

The KDE Project yesterday announced the release of KOffice version 1.6.1, the first bugfix version of KOffice 1.6. Since this is a bugfix release, only two of the components, Krita and Kexi, have had new features added. Krita, the image editing application of KOffice has had a new Colour Level filter added. Kexi, the desktop [...]

Nominate SA's top e-commerce sites

November 29th, 2006 | No Comments »

Nominations close at the end of November for the first South African E-Commerce Awards. Members of the public are invited to nominate their favourite South African e-commerce websites. Jump Shopping, a comparative shopping search engine focused on South Africa, took the opportunity to launch this event as part of their goal to boost e-commerce in [...]

Uncertainty around LPI in South Africa

November 29th, 2006 | No Comments »

From February 2007 The Shuttleworth Foundation will stop being the South African affiliate of the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) but there is no clarity yet on who will take over the foundation’s role. This is according to Karien Bezuidenhout of the foundation, who says that a number of changes in the way the LPI operates [...]

Translate.org.za scoops ICT award

November 28th, 2006 | No Comments »

Translate.org.za has won the prestigious African ICT Achiever 2006 Award for “Top civil society/NGO to bridge the digital divide in Africa” for their work in breaking down the language barrier. An ecstatic Dwayne Bailey, Founder of Translate.org.za said, “Finally, after years of hard work promoting the importance of mother tongue languages in ICTs it is [...]

Easy Linux migration with Xandros Pro

November 28th, 2006 | No Comments »

Xandros today announced the addition of Xandros Desktop – Professional, a new plug and play desktop product that has been designed to work in any Microsoft/ Linux mixed environment. Xandros has made a name for itself as a user friendly alternative to Windows and with this version 4 desktop, it promises seamless compatibility with Windows, [...]

Question Novell at Cape FOSS event

November 27th, 2006 | No Comments »

The Cape Information Technology Initiative (CITI) will be hosting a lineup of forums, presentations and Q&A sessions next week. Offering a full morning of discussions, presentations and Q&A sessions, the highlight is an opportunity to question Novell directly over the current Microsoft deal. Peter Hunter, regional manager of Novell, will deliver a brief presentation, followed [...]

Good and bad news for iBurst fans

November 27th, 2006 | No Comments »

Good news for iBurst fans is that the company is currently testing 2Mbps connections for users. The bad news is that current subscribers are likely to have to fork out for new hardware to benefit from the improved speeds. This is according to Anthony McKechnie, head of product development at iBurst, who was talking at [...]

Ubuntu open week kicks off

November 27th, 2006 | No Comments »

Ubuntu Open Week kicks off this week, welcoming everyone from all walks of life, distros, skills, opinions and curiosities to come along and get involved. Taking place on IRC, the sessions run from Monday till Saturday between 5pm and 11pm South African time with the aim of growing the Ubuntu community. There will be sessions [...]

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