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IBM completes testing, introduces ViaVoice to Linux

Author: JT Smith

IBM has completed testing of its ViaVoice voice recognition software, and has made it available through several distributions of Linux.

Category:

  • Linux

Sun announces Java 2 distribution for Linux

Author: JT Smith

Sun announced today that it will be distributing its Java 2 more widely than before.

Gnome support leaves KDE in the cold

Author: JT Smith

“This whole KDE-Gnome war — it’s just plain silly,” Haarvard Nord, chief executive of Oslo-based Troll Tech, told CNet. He’d like to see a merger, but added, “It does not seem likely.” CNet’s
perspective piece
tries to sort out the Gnome-KDE relationship.

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  • Linux

SuSE driving Linux port to AMD

Author: JT Smith

SuSE Linux and Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., global supplier of
integrated circuits for the personal and networked computer and communications markets, announced Tuesday that
SuSE will drive the Linux community’s work to port Linux to AMD’s new 64-bit architecture, x86-64. The x86-64 port
of Linux will run new 64-bit applications as well as currently existing 32-bit ix86 Linux applications. All this from Business Wire.

LinuxPPC wants to improve customer support

Author: JT Smith

From the press release at LinuxPR: “The past few months have been incredibly difficult for us,” admits Jeff Carr, President of LinuxPPC Inc. “But now we’re in the process of putting things back together, making sure that things are working properly. Everything from our software, the distribution of that software, and the user experience will improve.” The company will “put tremendous effort into ensuring that its users are not only satisfied, but happy,” according to the release.

Bluepoint Linux to be marketed in Hong Kong

Author: JT Smith

From the Business Wire release: “While the Bluepoint Linux currently sold in mainland China is in simplified Chinese, the version
of Bluepoint 2.0 for the Hong Kong market is in traditional Chinese.”

Debian newsletter features version 2.2 release

Author: JT Smith

Looking for the Debian Weekly News newsletter? It highlights the 2.2 release and news from LinuxWorld.

Category:

  • Linux

OpenSales, Linuxcare sign Dell software deal

Author: JT Smith

From a CNet
report
: “Linuxcare, Dell Computer and OpenSales have created a partnership to sell OpenSales’ e-commerce software on Dell computers, company executives said Tuesday. Dell will sell a server loaded with OpenSales’ e-commerce software, which lets people create and run shopping Web sites, bundled with support from Linuxcare. The product will be unveiled in the fourth quarter and will be called E-Shop-in-a-box.”
In a related story, OpenSales, an Open Source e-commerce applications company, and Linuxcare announced Tuesday that they have signed a comprehensive customer referral agreement designed to offer a range of enterprise services to hardware manufacturers and software vendors, reports Business Wire.

Category:

  • Open Source

Summary of Tuesday’s events at LinuxWorld

Author: JT Smith

Business Wire has provided a recap of Tuesday’s major happenings.

Category:

  • Linux

Linux Supercluster users conference announced

Author: JT Smith

The conference will be Sept. 11 to 15 in Albuquerque, N.M., according to a press release at LinuxPR.