Archive for July, 2007

Learn the Linux command line

July 25th, 2007 | 6 Comments »

Linux has come a long way in the past two years. Today much of what needs to be done on a Linux machine can be done using a mouse and a little pointing and clicking. Occasionally, however, there are things that still require a little under-the-hood tinkering, where a rudimentary understanding of the command line […]

Confirm your seat for August LPI exams

July 25th, 2007 | 1 Comment »

With the next batch of Linux Professional Institute (LPI) exams on August 11, the organisers have asked that everyone who is going to write confirm their commitment no later than this week in order for them to take care of further logistics. The venue for the paper exam will be at Linux Holdings in Villeria. […]

Test on Windows, run on Linux – survey

July 24th, 2007 | No Comments »

Alfresco Software, the open source enterprise content management system company, today brought out its first-ever global survey of trends in the use of open source software in the enterprise. The open source barometer survey used information from 10 000 community members worldwide, gathered from April to June. The survey studied how enterprises evaluate, test and […]

Skolelinux 3.0 graduates to full release

July 24th, 2007 | No Comments »

Skolelinux version 3.0 has been released, the project’s Oslo, Norway-based team has announced. DesktopLinux.com reports that Skolelinux, codenamed Terra, supports educational institutions in over 50 countries and has become part of the Debian project, where it is known as Debian Edu. Skolelinux 3.0 is based on Debian 4.0 Etch, and built on a 2.6.18 kernel. […]

Pyro: Fire up your desktop with web apps

July 24th, 2007 | No Comments »

Pyro is a new type of [2]desktop[/2] environment for [1]Linux[/1] built on Mozilla Firefox. Its stated goal is "to enable true integration between the web and modern desktop computing". Operating through Firefox, Pyro merges the web with the desktop environment, allowing for web applications to run alongside your desktop applications. Pyro provides all of its […]

Ubuntu team announces next LTS release

July 23rd, 2007 | No Comments »

Ubuntu will release its next long term support (LTS) edition of the popular Linux distribution in April 2008. This is according to Mark Shuttleworth who was speaking at the Ubuntu Live conference in Portland, Oregon yesterday. The LTS versions of Ubuntu are supported for a longer time period than the usual six-month releases, which make […]

One Laptop Per Child production to start

July 23rd, 2007 | No Comments »

The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project, aimed at providing an educational computer for developing countries at a cost of $100, has begun production of hardware. The first mass produced laptops are due to come out in October this year. The BBC reported that "hardware suppliers have been given the green light to ramp-up production […]

Microsoft confident of OpenXML success

July 23rd, 2007 | 1 Comment »

The recent article on the South African leg of the international procedure to have OpenXML ratified as an ISO [1]standard[/1] was published before Microsoft was able to respond to queries. Their response has now been published below. Last week saw voting in the South African leg of the process, conducted to decide how South Africa […]

Puppy to Slackintosh: the week's distros

July 22nd, 2007 | No Comments »

Another week and another set of new Linux releases. Tectonic does a quick roundup of what’s new on the Linux distribution front. We start with two alpha releases, one from Ubuntu and the other from OpenSuse. Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon Tribe 3 The Ubuntu team this week released Gutsy Gibbon Tribe 3, which will in time […]

Lean, mean and clean – meet the Zonbu

July 19th, 2007 | 1 Comment »

Subscription-based computers have never proved very popular but now a California-based outfit has come up with a new twist: a subscription-based environmentally friendly computer. CNet reports reports that the Zonbu will sell for $99 with a $12.95/month subscription charge. The company say that the deal is better than it looks because the 15-watt PC can […]

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