I hadn't noticed, but there are Mandriva 2010 Spring packages for KDE 4.5.2 available since some days now on KDE FTP. I currently don't know whom to thank but thank you !! (neoclust maybe ??) Packages for both i586 and x86_64 are available. Here are the upgrade instructions.
Sunday, October 24 2010 @ 10:43 AM CST Contributed by: Linegod
The world of Auteria is the setting for this MMORPG with its diverse range of landscapes, from Jungles to deserts, mountains to caves, villages to cities. Whilst you will probably agree that this is a rather common setting for a MMORPG even on Linux which has a more limited choice than other platforms, theres something that makes Auteria stand out from alternatives and this review will explore that further.
In the last few hours, a press release was issued globally by Nokia. The focus of the press release was to announce that Nokia will have sole focus on Qt as the development framework for applications on the Symbian and MeeGo platforms.
At the recently held Qt Developer Days Munich, Nokia CTO Rich Green gave a keynote where he also affirmed this commitment. His words were roughly ‘Nokia is eating its own dog food with Qt’.
London Stock Exchange smashes world record trade speed with Linux
Wednesday, October 20 2010 @ 09:11 AM CST Contributed by: Linegod
The London Stock Exchange has said its new Linux-based system is delivering world record networking speed, with 126 microsecond trading times.
The news comes ahead a major Linux-based switchover in twelve days, during which the open source system will replace Microsoft .Net technology on the group’s main stock exchange. The LSE had long been criticised on speed and reliability, grappling with trading speeds of several hundred microseconds.
Power saving is a hot topic for laptop users who need to get things done when they are on the move and running on limited battery energy. Here is a list of smart Linux tricks to save battery power.
According to Less Watts.org, the leading source for power saving tips on Linux, the following components of our computer consumes most of our battery life and we can lengthen our battery life by tweaking them:
Sunday, October 17 2010 @ 08:23 AM CST Contributed by: Linegod
I’ve released the first version of the UPnP MediaServer KIO slave which allows KDE applications to seamlessly browse UPnP devices on the network, and access their files. An outcome of my Google Summer of Code, this is the first step towards getting UPnP Collection support into Amarok.
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.
Read the full thing here
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.
Monday, October 04 2010 @ 05:13 AM CST Contributed by: Linegod
Given all the contribution proposals we received so far, it looks like Mageia has the potential to be a great success! For those who are wondering what is happening right now, here are some news about various subjects