Archive for August, 2008

Final KOffice alpha out – onto beta

August 29th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags: ,

The tenth and final alpha release of KOffice 2.0 has been released. Development team is now ready to start beta phase … but they’re not being rushed.

Top geek jobs

August 29th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags:

Looking for a new challenge? Check out Tectonic Jobs for the best geek jobs around. For example: J2ee/java developers, PHP Developers and a Senior Java Developer. And if you’re looking for staff, remember, listing jobs on Tectonic Jobs is free.

Intel's Linux, solid state speedup

August 29th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags:

Morning roundup: Solid state drives are in the news right now and IBM has not only pushed the speed barriers for these small devices but is also testing a 4 terabyte SSD. On the Linux front, Intel has bought a Linux distributor and Novell’s Linux revenues jump 30% this quarter. And finally (so to speak) Bloomberg accidentally killed Apple supremo Steve Jobs this week.

Learn more at Ubuntu Developer Week

August 28th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags: ,

Do you want to learn more about Ubuntu or ask questions of the Ubuntu dev team? Then you’ll want to join the second Ubuntu Developer Week starting on Monday. It’s free and its online.

Virtualisation boost with Xen 3.3

August 28th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags: ,

Xen.org ships version 3.3 of hypervisor with better power management and scalability.

In other news: OSS gaming, icons and Twitter

August 28th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags: ,

Afternoon roundup: Game fans will be pleased to hear about Wiz, an open source handheld gaming unit which was released yesterday. If you’re looking to spruce up your Linux desktop then have a look at the 10 “Really Cool” Icon Sets for Ubuntu/GNOME Desktop. And if you’re into Twittering then take a look at Twhirl which is an Adobe Air-based Twitter client that actually works on the Linux version of Air quite well (we covered installing Air on Linux a little time back).

SA election body rejects Linux users

August 28th, 2008 | 14 Comments » Tags:

Despite a government commitment to open standards and a Cabinet-approved open source strategy, the South African Independent Electoral Commission website is not available to Linux and Mac users not using an Internet Explorer browser.

Debian releases Lenny Live beta

August 28th, 2008 | 1 Comment » Tags: ,

Beta is the first official release of Lenny Live and is not just another “Debian-based Live CD”, says the Lenny team.

FreeBSD releases Java 6.0 binaries

August 28th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags: ,

The FreeBSD Foundation releases installable JDK JRE 6.0 binaries for FreeBSD 6.x and 7.x.

World's smallest Linux PC?

August 27th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags:

Just when you thought PCs couldn’t get much smaller along comes the SpaceCube, probably the world’s smallest Linux-running PC.

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