In everyone's life some rites de passage help you learn that you cannot go far by believing everything you hear. From the day someone lets you in on the fact that there's no such person as a tooth fairy to the night it dawns on you that there's no such thing as a Web Service, such maturations serve well.
This week, we came of age on two issues: Suppliers are in the throes of coping with something that does not begin with RF and end with ID; and Latin America's fierce embrace of free and Open Source software is not imminent.
How to Create a Simple Web Page with Mozilla/Netscape Composer - Part I. Getting Started
Monday, April 26 2004 @ 10:02 CST Contributed by: Anonymous
Learn about the Mozilla/Netscape Web page Composer and how to use it. MozillaQuest Magazine (mozillaquest.com) reports: Use Mozilla/Netscape Composer to design, create, and edit Web pages. It's easy to create a nice looking and informative Web page. Moreover, you can do it with Free and Open Source software (FOSS) Web page editing programs [including] the Mozilla Composer . . . these programs come in Apple Macintosh, BSD, GNU-Linux, Microsoft Windows, and UNIX versions. The Mozilla Composer is part of the Mozilla browser suite.
Thursday, April 22 2004 @ 09:58 CST Contributed by: Linegod
MandrakeSoft has just released its half-year results ending March.
Of note is the 20% increase in revenue and 37% increase in gross profits as compared the comparable period one year prior, as well as the operating and bottom line profitability. Additionally, we have substantially increased our capital through subscriptions by holders of our warrants, previously issued to shareholders in 2002.
Wednesday, April 21 2004 @ 12:46 CST Contributed by: Linegod
Looks like Gwenole Beauchesne, err.... I mean Mandrake, has put out the Release Candidate for Mandrakelinux 10.0 AMD 64:
It still does not contain ISDN support as 2.6.3-10mdk kernel was not ready in time. Here are the other changes.
The eMachines stuff (alt2 IIRC) is the same than through the test ISOs but you will still have to manually replace the existing kernel with the -emachines one. You may still encounter problems though as the only
other change would concern XFree86 and some kbd ioctl(). BTW, there might be a 2.6.6 kernel for testing soon, but that won't fit on final CDs, unless it's proven to work on eMachines. The default kernel will always be 2.6.3 though.
Monday, April 19 2004 @ 06:54 CST Contributed by: Linegod
A new company said on Monday it can certify that the basic code in the Linux operating software is free of copyright infringement and it will offer standard product liability insurance to developers and users.
The move would fill a gap in legal responsibility that has stoked fears over the risks of Linux, an open-source software in which the underlying code is available to users to modify as they see fit.
The KDE project today announced the immediate availability of KDE 3.2.2, a maintenance release for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop for GNU/Linux and other UNIXes. KDE 3.2.2 ships with lot of bug fixes since KDE 3.2.1 and is available in 49 languages. Sources and contributed packages are linked on the KDE 3.2.2 info page.
"The netfilter/iptables project has just been granted a preliminary injunction against a GPL infringing WLAN AP Vendor. The project is trying to fight against the increasing number of products sold in violation of the GPL. Following a number of out-of-court settlements, this is the first case where a company refused to sign a letter to cease and desist. So we took the logical next step and applied for a preliminary injunction. The court reviewed the case and confirmed that Sitecom is in fact in violation of the GPL license terms."
Thursday, April 15 2004 @ 10:06 CST Contributed by: Linegod
After nearly two months of polishing and enhancing the Mandrakelinux 10.0 Community release, Mandrakelinux 10.0 Official is now available. Mandrakelinux 10.0 Official offers the most advanced Linux features currently available. 10.0 Official provides increased performance with Linux kernel 2.6, an enhanced desktop experience with KDE 3.2, GNOME 2.4 and Mandrakegalaxy II, unbeatable hardware recognition, and support for Serial ATA, USB2 and IEEE 1394. Mandrakelinux 10.0 Official makes the latest and greatest Open Source technologies accessible to everyone!
"I gave my presentation "KDE 3.2: A User's Perspective" to my local Linux User Group last Tuesday night as previously announced. The talk was well received, and left some people (even KDE users) overwhelmed with new information. It just goes to show that I wasn't the only one who knew KDE was a great environment, but hadn't even scratched the surface yet! My presentation 'slides', a collection of over 3MB of screenshots of KDE in action, are now online for your viewing pleasure"