News Category: Desktop

Dell Bundling Open Source Applications for SMBs

Article Source Network WorldJune 11, 2009, 5:43 am Dell is planning to offer small and medium businesses globally preconfigured bundles of hardware and open source software to run their businesses, according to an executive at the company. There is a definite shift from proprietary to open...
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First Look at Opera 10: Can it Make a Dent in the Desktop?

Article Source Linux MagazineJune 10, 2009, 1:11 pm Â¬â  Last week, Opera released the first beta of Opera 10 with a visual refresh and a number of enhancements and new features. The question is, can Opera make a dent in the desktop or is Opera on the desktop just a Quixotic effort in the face...
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Utilizing debtags to Discover Similar Software

Article Source Linux JournalJune 10, 2009, 8:12 am Problem: you're running your favorite application when you realize that there's a feature you want that is not yet implemented. You could write this feature yourself, but perhaps there is a similar application that has already implemented it...
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Open Source, Digital Textbooks Coming to California Schools

Article Source Ars TechnicaJune 9, 2009, 9:13 pm On Monday, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger promoted his state's recently announced initiative, which would see it adopt free, digital textbooks in time for the next school year. The state's current fiscal crisis is an obvious...
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Report: Firefox 3.5 Speed Freak: Faster Development, Faster Performance

Article Source LinuxPlanet Firefox 3.0 is not quite a year old, but users are already clamoring for Firefox 3.5. So where is it, and what is it all about? In an interview at the Mozilla Toronto office, Mike Belzner, director of Firefox and the person responsible for Firefox releases, explained...
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Provider of Interactive Teaching Solutions Joins Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation announced today that mimio has become the newest member of the Foundation. mimio, a leading provider of interactive teaching solutions, recognizes the increasing importance of Linux within educational communities worldwide, as well as the benefits of deploying Linux as a...
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What Is A Linux Shell?

Article Source Bright HubJune 9, 2009, 3:13 pm Defining what precisely is a Linux shell is one of the more esoteric questions out there for beginners. This article outlines precisely what a Linux shell is, what it does, and how to use them to interact with your system. There are few subjects...
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Novell Ponders "Open-Source Apps Store"

Article Source PC ProJune 9, 2009 7:09 a.m. Novell plans to bring the wealth of open-source software to everyday users through an "open-source apps store." The vast amount of free software available to open-source users has long been one of the major benefits of switching to a Linux distro such...
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Mozilla Punts Firefox 3.5 Again, But Pushes 'Preview' to Beta Users

Article Source ComputerWorldJune 9, 2009, 11:43 am Mozilla took the unusual step late yesterday of releasing an interim version of Firefox 3.5 in part because developers were unable to fix new bugs that have again delayed the official Release Candidate, according to a company executive. Called...
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A Class on Open Source Courseware

Colleges and universities have long been proficient contributors to free and open source software projects, dating back to the early days of the Internet, so it should come as no surprise that they create open source software no meet their own operational needs. One of the biggest fields is...
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