Archive for March, 2008

Fedora 9 beta, Knoppix improvements

March 29th, 2008 | 1 Comment »

Another week and another bag-full of Linux releases. Over the past week Damn Small Linux has edged closer to a 4.3 release  with a release candidate, Astaro is showing off its security appliance distro, Knoppix makes big changes in 5.3.1 and Fedora issues a beta release of the forthcoming Fedora 9 release. 

Open source needs business matchmakers

March 28th, 2008 | 3 Comments » Tags:

While the number of open source players continues to grow, there remains a niche for companies to act as business matchmakers, says Obsidian director Anton de Wet.

CrossOver Games adds firepower to Linux

March 27th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags:

CodeWeavers, developer of software that makes it possible to run Windows applications on Mac and Linux operating systems, yesterday announced CrossOver Games. Crossover Games is a tool allowing users to play Windows games, including World of Warcraft, Guild Wars and many Steam games including Team Fortress 2, Counterstrike Source, Civilization 4, Peggle, and many others [...]

Photoshop goes online, free

March 27th, 2008 | 3 Comments » Tags:

Adobe today announced an online, free, version of its popular Photoshop application. The Flash-based Photoshop Express application is a stripped down version of Photoshop allowing users to manipulate and store their images online. And because Photoshop Express is Flash-based the application will run across most operating systems including Linux, Mac and Windows.

Ubuntu 6.10 nears end of life

March 26th, 2008 | 7 Comments » Tags:

Users of Ubuntu 6.10, the Ubuntu Linux edition released in October 2006, will need to start considering their alternatives with the release coming to the end of its support life in a month’s time. The release, supported for 18 months, will see the end of its support on April 25.

Ubuntu Hardy beta released

March 21st, 2008 | No Comments »

The Ubuntu team released Ubuntu 8.04 LTS beta. Codenamed “Hardy Heron”, Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Desktop Edition features incremental improvements to familiar applications, with an emphasis on stability for this second Ubuntu long-term support release, and is easier than ever to try out with the new Wubi installer, the team said in a release.

Sun plugin gives MS Office users ODF support

March 19th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags: , , ,

One of the complaints against Microsoft has been that it doesn’t support the Open Document Format (ODF) with its Microsoft Office suite. And now that ODF is a ratified OSI standard (while Microsoft’s OOXML is still in the OSI process) more and more organisation and governments are looking at ODF as the document standard. For [...]

SA minister slams software patents

March 19th, 2008 | 6 Comments »

The South African minister of public service and administration on Monday

Microsoft, Apple roll out big updates

March 19th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags:

Microsoft yesterday announced Vista Service Pack 1 and Apple released a monster update and Safari 3.1. Microsoft’s release appears to be dogged by “compatibility issues” while Apple’s 105MB update is making the mac fans swoon.

SA translation project selected by Google

March 18th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags:

Translate.org.za has had two of its projects included in the Google Summer of Code. South Africa-based Translate.org.za is a localisation organisation working to translate free software into all South African languages. As part of its work the organisation produces a range of tools to aid in language translation and it is two of these that [...]

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