Archive for September, 2007

Ubuntu Gutsy readies for beta

September 26th, 2007 | 2 Comments »

The Ubuntu Linux team is planning to release a beta of Gutsy Gibbon (7.10), the latest version of its OS tomorrow. Progress on the latest release looks promising. Ubuntu 7.10 will ship with the latest edition of the GNOME desktop, 2.20, released last week. Kubuntu 7.10 will ship with KDE 3.5.7, and should also include […]

Red Hat profit rises on new sales

September 26th, 2007 | No Comments »

Red Hat, the world’s biggest seller of Linux operating system programs, said yesterday that profit rose 64 percent after sales of new products topped analysts’ estimates, Bloomberg reports. The company’s shares rose 5.1 percent in extended trading. Despite the strong returns Red Hat announced delays in its latest release of the Linux operating system. Net […]

Translation, licensing delay new Red Hat

September 26th, 2007 | No Comments »

Linux software maker Red Hat yesterday announced that the latest version of its operating system would be delayed for another 30 to 60 days. The latest version of Red Hat was originally expected in August. Chief executive Matthew Szulik told Reuters in an interview the OS was delayed because the company was still translating the […]

OLPC announces 'Give 1, Get 1' scheme

September 25th, 2007 | No Comments »

The One Laptop per Child (OLPC) project has announced a new scheme in the US and Canada to accelerate the machine’s slow uptake. At the same time, learning programmes are set to begin in various African locations in October. DesktopLinux reported that OLPC will be introducing the new programme in the US and Canada on […]

Intel targets Linux power consumption

September 25th, 2007 | No Comments »

Following on from last week’s tips using powertop to monitor your Linux machine’s power consumption, chipmaker Intel last week launched LessWatts.org, a project focused on reducing Linux power consumption. ZDNet reports that LessWatts.org was launched at the Intel Developer Forum last week by Renee James, vice president and general manager of Intel’s Software and Solutions […]

First ever GPL lawsuit filed in US

September 21st, 2007 | No Comments »

The Software Freedom Law Centre (SFLC) announced that it has filed its first ever General Public Licence (GPL) infringement case in the US. The complaint has been filed against Monsoon Multimedia on behalf of two developers at BusyBox, a client of the centre. The software in question is a set of standard Unix utilities developed […]

Software internship programme pushes OSS

September 20th, 2007 | 7 Comments »

Lulatech, a software development consortium, is in the process of accepting applications for an internship and training programme. Students will receive training and practical experience in a variety of IT-related fields. A key aim for the programme is the promotion of open source software. The reasoning behind the programme, says Lulatech managing director Denis Akulay, […]

SA Student coder talks on Joomla, Google

September 20th, 2007 | No Comments »

Charl van Niekerk, a student living in George, earlier this year became the first South African to participate in the Google Summer of Code (GSoC). Tectonic caught up with him to find out how the project went and about his subsequently joining the Joomla Development Working Group. We last spoke to him in April when […]

Stretch your battery life with Powertop

September 20th, 2007 | 1 Comment »

Getting longer battery life out laptop PCs is the holy grail of mobile computing. Powertop is a Linux tool to eek out those precious minutes of battery life by eliminating unnecessary power wasting processes. The best way to conserve battery power is to find what software is using the most power and shutting them down […]

Gnome 2.20 officially released

September 20th, 2007 | 1 Comment »

The GNOME community yesterday announced the release of version 2.20 of the popular desktop environment after six months of development. GNOME is a desktop environment used by many Linux and open source platforms. Improvements in GNOME 2.20 include: Improved support for right-to-left languages; desktop search integrated into the file chooser dialog; new features in the […]

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