Archive for September, 2007

Desktop tune-up. Four cool Linux tricks

September 30th, 2007 | No Comments »

Kick-start your week with four easy (but still cool) tricks on your Linux desktop. Install the media server you’ve always wanted but never got around to doing, or fine-tune your hardware to squeeze out a few more hours of battery power … All this an more in this week’s How To Roundup. Oh, and send [...]

Ubuntu beta, Pioneer and PC-BSD

September 30th, 2007 | 1 Comment »

Pioneer Linux 3.0 Technalign this week released Pioneer Linux 3.0, an Ubuntu-based desktop and server distribution. Pioneer Linux distributions are supported for seven years to give companies a stable Linux operating system. The Pioneer Linux distributions include a basic workstation edition, MigrationServer for server systems and Stagecoach, a combined workstation and server distro. Download Pioneer [...]

Ubuntu 7.10 beta released

September 28th, 2007 | No Comments »

The Ubuntu Linux team today announced the release of a beta version of 7.10, the next version of the Ubuntu Linux operating system. Codenamed “Gutsy Gibbon”, 7.10 includes a host of new interface improvements and a fully automated printer installation. In an announcement today, the Ubuntu team said the highlights of this release include: Compiz [...]

This week's most popular news

September 27th, 2007 | No Comments »

This week’s most popular headlines, in case you missed them, are: Ubuntu Gutsy readies for beta, Firefox addon makes web development easy, Intel targets Linux power consumption, Translation, licensing delay new Red Hat.

Cape hosts global Python bug-tracker

September 27th, 2007 | No Comments »

This news just in from Upfront Systems: The Stellenbosch-based Plone and Python gurus have taken over the global hosting and management of the Python.org bug-tracking system. Upfront’s Roché Compaan tells us that little more than a year ago Python.org decided that they had to move their issue tracking onto a different platform. “During their investigations [...]

New payment service now works with Linux

September 27th, 2007 | No Comments »

South African payment gateway service, MyGate, have developed a service that allows e-commerce merchants running Linux to access credit card security services that were developed for Windows platforms. MasterCard SecureCode and Visa 3D Secure offer e-commerce merchants a solution to reduce the risk of credit card fraud. Both require software to be installed on their [...]

Cape Town bids for Wikimania conference

September 27th, 2007 | 1 Comment »

Cape Town has launched a bid to host Wikimania 2008. Wikimania is the annual conference of the Wikimedia Foundation, and attracts around 400 delegates. At the conference, researchers and speakers present studies and experiments on Wikipedia and other projects operated by the Wikimedia Foundation, on wiki culture and technology. The 2008 event will be the [...]

Streamline with a Jinzora media server

September 27th, 2007 | No Comments »

All good geeks have access to a spare server. And in most cases that server, whether it is a hosted server, a spare one at work or home or a friend’s, is probably underutilised. Put that spare capacity to work with Jinzora and access your media files over the Internet, no matter where you are. [...]

Firefox addon makes web development easy

September 26th, 2007 | 6 Comments »

A few months ago, in a burst of enthusiasm for Firefox’s [1]extensions[/1], I installed the Web Developer extension. Not actually being a web developer, however, after a few minutes of playing around with it I grew bored and it has since sat unused on my browser. Only recently, while putting together a website in [2]Joomla[/2] [...]

Travel agency hops on the Asterisk bus

September 26th, 2007 | No Comments »

SafariNow, an online travel agency specialising in accommodation around southern Africa, is the most recent company to announce its choice of the [1]open source[/1] program [2]Asterisk[/2] to improve its telephony systems. The company selected Connection Telecom to implement an Asterisk Internet Protocol (IP) private branch exchange (PBX) solution when it recently moved to new premises. [...]

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