Archive for December, 2007

Power document management for SugarCRM

December 13th, 2007 | No Comments »

go-mobile, a provider of popular extensions for SugarCRM, has released ZuckerDocs version 2 which integrates the open source KnowledgeTree document management system into SugarCRM.

Global census to show business OSS use

December 13th, 2007 | No Comments »

Yesterday, OpenLogic, a provider of enterprise [1]open source[/1] software ([2]OSS[/2]) solutions, announced that it would be running a global census to determine OSS use within businesses. The organisers of the census are ambitious in their project, aiming to collect and share quantitative data to count how many [3]enterprise[/3] installations there are in the world for […]

Last mile to KDE 4.0 with RC 2

December 12th, 2007 | No Comments »

KDE has released the second and final release candidate for version 4.0, codenamed “Coenig”, before the final release set for January 11 next year. Originally planned for a December release the development team held the final release back to “solve a couple of essential issues”.

Google previews Picasa 2.7 for Linux

December 11th, 2007 | No Comments » Tags: ,

[1]Google[/1] has released a beta of its free photo software Picasa 2.7 for [2]Linux[/2] machines. As a beta, the Linux version is not complete yet, and the developers have asked for feedback from users.

Open source to help defend human rights

December 11th, 2007 | No Comments »

A Filipino organisation has released [4]open source[/4] software to track human rights violations. While the software comes from the Philipines, with Africa’s chequered history it could certainly be used to great benefit in parts of the continent. The software, dubbed Karapatan, has been made available off of the Google Code site. It was released on […]

End of year jobs

December 10th, 2007 | No Comments »

Had enough of your current job and looking for a new direction in 2008? Have a look through Tectonic’s jobs section for a list of the best geek jobs available. For example: Linux/Unix system administrator, Senior software developer, Software developer, PHP Developers, Contract developer, Developer, Senior Network Support Engineer. And remember, if you have a […]

SourceForge launches OSS service market

December 10th, 2007 | No Comments »

SourceForge, the [1]open source[/1] development and distribution web site, has launched a free online marketplace for buying and selling service and support for open source software (OSS). Integrated into the main Sourceforge site, the Marketplace already has more than 600 service listings. Some major projects offering service and support include: OpenBravo, JasperSoft, Zenoss, Compiere, Firebird, […]

Forum sets Linux phone standard specs

December 10th, 2007 | No Comments »

The Linux Phone Standards (LiPS) Forum has announced the completion of the LiPS Release 1.0 specifications (download it here), with the intention of enabling mobile industry players to achieve basic interoperability for applications and services deployed on Linux-based phones. Included in the specifications are the LiPS reference model, telephony, messaging, calendaring and scheduling, presence, user […]

OpenSuse 11 and Geubuntu – new releases

December 10th, 2007 | 1 Comment »

The world of Linux moves quickly with new releases every day. Here are a couple of the releases that caught our eye this past week: OpenSuse 11.0 alpha and Geubuntu Luna Nova. OpenSuse 11.0 Alpha Just a couple of weeks ago the final release of OpenSuse 10.3 was announced. Now the development team has announced […]

Low-power Linux goes off-grid

December 9th, 2007 | 2 Comments »

Living in Africa we have abundant sun, a power source we rarely consider when we buy yet another gadget. Along comes the Aleutia E1, an ultra low power computer setup that can be run from a roll up solar panel or car battery and runs Puppy Linux. The Aleutia E1 stands just 3.5cm high and […]

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