Archive for September, 2008

Microsoft adopts open source jQuery

September 29th, 2008 | 8 Comments » Tags: ,

In another sign of Microsoft opening up the company says it will include the popular open source jQuery library in its Visual Studio development platform.

Clickjacking – Cross-browser threat fear grows

September 29th, 2008 | 2 Comments » Tags:

Users of all major browsers at risk from “scary” online security threat that doesn’t yet have a fix.

A website in minutes with Zimplit

September 29th, 2008 | 2 Comments » Tags:

Open source website building tool makes it simple for anyone to build their own website.

This week's top stories

September 28th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags:

Missed out on the top news of the week? Here’s a quick refresh of the most-read stories on Tectonic over the past seven days:
New desktop tools mark Gnome 2.24 release
The case for licensed open source software
Mandriva Linux 2009 releases new test version
Major kernel bug smacks Linux distros
OpenOffice 3.0 release candidate 2 out.
Want more? Have a look at the current Tectonic Top Twenty.

Ubuntu ends Feisty, install Android, Gentoo cancels release

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

Weekend news wrap: Ubuntu 7.04 end of life looms, install Google’s Android SDK on Ubuntu, Gentoo cancels release again.

Latest Ubuntu magazine now out

September 27th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags: , ,

It’s time for another Ubuntu Full Circle magazine, the community magazine for the … Ubuntu community. Issue 17 now out.

GNU turns 25

September 27th, 2008 | 3 Comments » Tags: ,

25 years ago Richard Stallman announced plans for a free Unix-like operating system. The rest is history.

Big plans for Cape street mapping party

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

We originally wrote about Open Street Map in February last year. Since then the movement has grown rapidly and this weekend promises to be the biggest street mapping party in South Africa to date. The street mapping party will start at Hout Bay in Cape Town on Sunday morning and will coincide with the opening [...]

Asterisk to get Skype interface

September 26th, 2008 | No Comments »

A Skype beta for Asterisk makes it possible to make, receive and transfer Skype calls within Asterisk phone systems.

The case for licensed open source software

September 26th, 2008 | 10 Comments » Tags: ,

Open source software has now become a well recognised and utilised brand, writes Rob Lith. Now it is time to consider the possibilities of licensed open source.

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