Closed Is New Open: Software Industry Bends Standards

Dec 01, 2009

The European Interoperability Framework, EIF, regulates how public agencies, citizens and businesses communicate with other on a software level. Now an alliance of proprietary ventures has had an influence on the EIF draft.

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Qt 4.6: Nokia Provides Multitouch and Symbian Compatibility

Dec 01, 2009

With Qt 4.6 the Finnish mobile giant has made its developer platform Symbian-compatible. Furthermore, it now adds Windows 7, Mac OS X 10.6 and the upcoming Maemo 6 to its list of supported platforms.

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VirtualBox 3.1 with Improved Management.

Dec 01, 2009

Ever since Sun bought the virtualization smith Innotek in 2008, the development of its VirtualBox has taken giant strides.

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gPhoto Remotely controlling digital cameras with gPhoto

Nov 30, 2009

Commercial software that lets users remotely control their camera usually is not available for Linux. gPhoto gives users a free alternative.

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Linux Mint 8 Released

Nov 30, 2009

Ubuntu fans that have slight problems with their current version 9.10 might want to look at Linux Mint. Version 8, a.k.a. "Helena," is now ready for download.

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Ubuntu's B-Sides: Alternative Apps

Nov 30, 2009

In his blog, Canonical coworker Jorge O. Castro announces his so-called "b-sides" of Ubuntu, software that didn't make it into Ubuntu's standard installation.

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OpenSUSE LiveUSB with Second Partition

Nov 27, 2009

Installing openSUSE on a USB stick hasn't been a problem since version 11.2. But using the stick for more than installation media requires a little trick.

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Ubuntu One Clients for KDE and Fedora

Nov 26, 2009

Ever since the Ubuntu One cloud service played an important role in Ubuntu 10.04, a new prototype of a KDE client has become available. A port to Fedora is also in the works.

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