- New Life for an Old PC
If you and your friend do not want to spend a lot of money, putting the Linux operating system on the old PC is a much less expensive option. Many versions of Linux have a graphical point-and-click interface these days, but they still may have a learning curve for new users.
- Subnotebook Blues: Lightweights in More Ways Than One
- Voting 2.0, Part 2: The Open Source Proposition
As designed, however, the Ubuntu-based system is also voter-verifiable because the public can review in advance the screens they’ll see on Election Day, presented as pre-rendered picture files.
- FR: Education Ministry encourages Open Source use
The discount agreement with Mandriva is valid for the next four years. How many of France’s postgraduate schools and universities today use GNU/Linux distribution Mandriva is not recorded, said Verez.
- DE: Munich GNU/Linux desktop selects European Open Source licence
The LiMux developers are not changing licences of existing software, but they are releasing their own additional applications using the EUPL.
- 10 Reasons to Love Debian
- [Full Circle Magazine:] Issue 13, out now
- Firebird 2.1 in Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex
- KDE starts testing version 4.1
Plasma has “matured” in version 4.1 compared to its initial introduction in KDE 4.0, the developers said in the announcement of the test version.
- KDE releases first beta of new open source desktop
- Sun pushing open source storage
- Verific Design Automation OKs Synopsys’ VMM Open Source Release
- Open Source is Entering the Enterprise Mainstream, Survey Shows
Open-source solutions used to be adopted quietly by company boffins who snuck in an Apache Web server or an open-source development tool suite under the philosophy “It’s easier to get forgiveness than permission” (not to mention “It’s easier to do it with open-source tools than to get an IT budget”).
- Open Source CEO Shoot-Out at CIO Magazine
- Cebu to host Asian open source summit in October
Public and private sector representatives from 21 countries will sign an open-source agreement at a regional summit in Cebu this October.
- Brazilian government lists preferred Open Source applications
The “Instruction for Contracting IT Services” was published last week by the Secretary of Logistics and IT, part of the Ministry of Planning. The instruction is intended prevent equivalent software solutions from being developed several times.
- Video: Google Docs attracting more developers
- Students crack Microsoft CardSpace
- Microsoft urges Windows users to shun ‘carpet bombing’ Safari