Archive for November, 2007

November reading list

November 30th, 2007 | No Comments »

November reading list Been busy tying up the last of your work in November before the holidays? Missed out on the best Linux news of the month? For your convenience, here are the most read stories in November: Companies opening to Vista alternatives (9796 reads), Ubuntu desktop eye-candy with AWN (5351), OLPC gets SimCity donation [...]

Ubuntu Full Circle – Required Ubuntu reading

November 30th, 2007 | No Comments »

Issue #7 of Full Circle, the community driven Ubuntu Linux magazine, is out. With features on Ubuntu Studio, Wabi the Windows Ubuntu installer, and the best audio and video apps Full Circle is becoming required reading for Ubuntu fans. Full Circle #7 includes: – Step-by-Step Ubuntu Studio install – How-To : Simply Install SSH, A [...]

Google's open source contest for youths

November 28th, 2007 | No Comments »

Building on the success of the its last three Summer of Code programmes, Google has announced the Google Highly Open Participation Contest geared for pre-university students. The programme’s aim is to get younger people involved in all aspects of open source development, from fixing bugs to writing documentation and doing user experience research. Open source [...]

Kenyan anti-piracy drive boosts OSS use

November 28th, 2007 | 2 Comments »

A recent crack-down on piracy in Kenya has driven a number of internet cafes to open source. The Business Daily in Nairobi reported that the raids on the internet cafes came after the expiry of the October 30 deadline set by the Kenya Copyright Board. Interestingly, the estimated value of the pirate software found on [...]

SA's best e-commerce sites announced

November 28th, 2007 | No Comments »

This year’s South African e-Commerce Awards saw Kalahari.net take top honours for the second year running beating much improved and tougher competition than last year’s event. In addition to scooping up the award for best e-commerce store, Kalahari.net also walked, or rather surfed, away with best online bookstore and best jewellery and watch store. Albert [...]

Help pick the best free Linux games

November 27th, 2007 | 9 Comments »

As we begin to slip into the festive season and things begin winding up for the year, we thought it would be an ideal opportunity to check out some of the best [2]Linux[/2] [1]games[/1] available. We are opening nominations for the games to be entered into a poll for the best Linux games available. The [...]

Red Hat Enterprise on Amazon now in beta

November 27th, 2007 | No Comments »

As part of its collaboration with [1]Amazon[/1] Web Services, [2]Red Hat[/2] yesterday opened the beta for Red Hat Enterprise [3]Linux[/3] on Amazon’s Elastic Computer Cloud (EC2) infrastructure for public use. Unfortunately those wishing to test it will still have to whip out the credit card. The partnership provides Red Hat Enterprise Linux platform as on-demand, [...]

Hot item: Lawrence Lessig's coat

November 27th, 2007 | No Comments »

Want a coat with a story behind it? Act fast, and you can buy Lawrence Lessig’s hand-tailored coat, as seen in lecture halls around the world. If you’re not much of a fashionista, Cory Doctorow’s still-unreleased book, Little Brother, is also available, all through the iCommons 2008 Auction. The auction is designed to raise funds [...]

Torvalds speaks on Linux progress, plans

November 26th, 2007 | No Comments »

In an emailed interview with Information Week, [3]Linux[/3] founder [4]Linus Torvalds[/4] spoke about where development of the Linux [5]kernel[/5] was headed for 2008. Asked his opinion on whether the development of the Linux kernel was proceeding faster than that of Windows Server, he tactfully dodged the question, saying that his lack of interest in Microsoft [...]

Developer service for Ubuntu goes live

November 26th, 2007 | No Comments »

Canonical today released a new software development collaboration service for Ubuntu Linux developers. CompuerWorld reports that Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu Linux, “said the new Launchpad Personal Package Archive (PPA) service is being added to its existing Launchpad development Web site to allow groups to collaborate on packages, as well as allow individual developers [...]

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