Novell has announced that it will be retaining the copyrights to the UNIX operating system. In the wake of the acquisition of Novell by Attachmate, which included a sale of intellectual property to CPTN, a Microsoft led consortium, there were questions raised over whether that intellectual property included the copyrights to the UNIX operating system.
Following the fork in the open office suite development and the foundation of The Document Foundation, the dispute with main sponsor Oracle appears to have come to a head. More than 30 leading figures in the German-language section who have previously donated their time to the OpenOffice.org project have announced their resignations. They include almost all of the core figures in the German-language branch of the project, which now finds itself without leadership.
The Cabinet of Ministers of Argentina signed an agreement with the multinational Red Hat computing to promote use of free software in public administration in the South American country, officials said.
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If you've ever looked into the various programs available to download via bittorrent, you will probably have discovered µtorrent. Back then it was probably already tiny and full-featured at the same time. It even had customizations to better run inside WINE. But it didn't run natively on Linux. Of course that made the very low resource bittorrent client much more resource hungry. Now this all changed.
There has always been resistance from many, especially small business enterprises in using Linux based computer systems. And the major reason that is cited by most or all of them is the issue with Desktop Publishing (DTP) application. However, for those who feel pessimistic about using Linux can now relax their apprehensions with Scribus.
The Mageia project is a fork of Mandriva Linux. It is a brand new project, announced on September 18, 2010. There is an ongoing discussion about different aspects of the project, and one of those discussion revolves around the project’s logo. There have been some very good and some not so good logos proposed by community members, and what is being presented in this article are some of the proposed logos.
New Mageia development release name has been chosen, Cauldron!
Monday, September 27 2010 @ 07:09 am CST Contributed by: Linegod
Since we’re starting with a new base, a brand new name for the development release in Mageia needed to be found.
This was one of the – many – tasks that needed to be done to get Mageia going (although admittedly one of the fun tasks ). Olivier Thauvin, aka Nanar, accepted to take on this task and things started rolling when he posted a new thread in the mageia-discuss mailing list, with a couple of initially proposed names.
Friday, September 17 2010 @ 09:23 am CST Contributed by: Linegod
I'm not the least bit surprised that the Wall Street Journal is reporting that VMware will be buying Novell's Linux business. After all, I suggested that VMware could really use Novell's SUSE Linux for its future, and I also knew that Novell was in hot and heavy merger and acquisition talks earlier this week. My own sources have also now confirmed that VMware is Novell's suitor.
Tuesday, September 07 2010 @ 06:40 am CST Contributed by: Linegod
Bricscad, the number one DWG CAD alternative, is finally available as a native Linux version. It is the most advanced CAD platform available for Linux. It provides the engineering community an open door to Linux.