Archive for June, 2010

Tunisian govt. launches FOSS training programme

June 18th, 2010 | No Comments » Tags: , , ,

The Tunisian Ministry of Communications has linked up with Linux Professional Institute to certify more than 2,000 IT students in Linux and free and open source technologies. And that’s just the start.

WordPress 3.0 blasts off

June 18th, 2010 | 1 Comment » Tags: , , ,

It’s been a while in the coming but WordPress 3.0 is now here and it is packed with big changes.

Conspiracy time: Dell tones down Windows critique

June 18th, 2010 | 1 Comment » Tags: , , , , ,

It was inevitable. Dell has backed away from its earlier statement that Ubuntu Linux was more secure than Windows and now has a much tamer message in its place.

Brazil streaks ahead in Firefox World Cup

June 17th, 2010 | No Comments » Tags: , , ,

If Firefox’s personas are anything to go by then the biggest soccer fans, as well as the biggest Firefox fans are clearly in Brazil.

FFmpeg improves H.264 video, adds WebM support

June 17th, 2010 | No Comments » Tags: , , , ,

Google’s royalty-free multimedia format WebM is getting more love. This time from FFmpeg, which has released version 0.6 with WebM support.

Microsoft releases OSS JQuery Globalisation plugin

Making good on earlier promises to contribute code to the open source JQuery JavaScript library, Microsoft has released a new globalisation plugin as open source software.

Eucalyptus OSS cloud befriends Windows

June 16th, 2010 | No Comments » Tags: , , , ,

Eucalyptus Systems has released an update to the commercial version of its open source private cloud software and has included support for Windows installations.

Opera 10.6 beta adds WebM video support

June 16th, 2010 | 2 Comments » Tags: , , , ,

Norway-based browser maker Opera today released a new beta of its Opera 10.browser which it says is 50% faster than its predecessor.

OLPC high-school release adds Gnome desktop

June 15th, 2010 | No Comments » Tags: , , , ,

The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project has announced a high school-focused version of its low-cost XO laptop which includes the Gnome interface.

Free software in Africa: Striding ahead

June 14th, 2010 | No Comments » Tags: , , ,

The Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa (FOSSFA) recently elected a new executive which will sit for two years until the Idlelo 5 conference in 2012. Tectonic spoke to the newly elected officials about the successes of the past, new challenges and hopes for the future.

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