Archive for August, 2008

Dell loads Ubuntu on laptops destined for Africa, Asia

August 27th, 2008 | 1 Comment » Tags:

Dell launches “emerging market” range including a desktop PC equipped with Intel’s Atom processor and running Ubuntu Linux.

Ubiquity: A Web 2.0 command line

August 27th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags:

Mozilla Labs’ Ubiquity is an experiment in merging the worlds of natural language and the Web, sort of like an intelligent command line interface for the world of online information.

Decathlon to translate multimedia tools

August 27th, 2008 | 1 Comment » Tags:

Translate.org.za-led Decathlon project aims to translate 10 software tools into other languages and among these is the open source VLC multimedia player.

Linux under "active attack"

August 27th, 2008 | No Comments »

Compromised SSH keys are being used to install rootkits, warns US security agency.

In other news: security, hackintosh, netbook wars

August 27th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags:

In other news this morning, Ubuntu issues security patch for kernel flaw, Acer drops the price on the Acer Aspire One and HP drops price on Mini-Note PC, signalling the start of a netbook price war. On the Apple front, Mac Clone maker Psystar vows to bite back at Apple and for graphics fans Adobe Photoshop Elements goes online and mobile.

Find the best Linux text editors

August 26th, 2008 | No Comments »

Yesterday we covered PyRoom, a great full-screen text editor that makes serious writing a lot easier without all the distractions of a cluttered desktop. But, if PyRoom is not your cup of tea then have a look at Linux Links’ 21 of the Best Free Linux Text Editors

Distro flood ahead

August 26th, 2008 | 2 Comments » Tags:

The next couple of months promises to be packed with new releases as Ubuntu, OpenSuse, Mandriva and Fedora all prepare to announce the latest versions of their distributions.

Comic's Vista gig, software quality

August 26th, 2008 | 1 Comment » Tags: ,

News wrap: Jerry Seinfeld’s Vista gig is still causing mirth in the OSS world, while Infoworld’s editors say OSS software is so good that one day all software will be made this way. And if you’re a fan of Translate.org.za, hook up with them on Facebook.

Stellenbosch gets high-performance Linux cluster

August 25th, 2008 | 3 Comments » Tags:

South Africa’s Stellenbosch University gets high-performance cluster from Sun running OpenSuse Linux.

PyRoom – Distraction-free writing

August 25th, 2008 | 1 Comment »

If you’re serious about writing then check out PyRoom, a clone of the Mac OS X WriteRoom, which focuses you on the task at hand.

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