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University in Bedford UK saves money using Linux
Posted By Paul O'Malley - 08:04, 20 July 2005
De Montfort university in the UK has used Linux to save money. It is such a short story I'll just point you to the url :)
Poll: Policy change for Vendors Database?
Posted By Ken Guest - 08:42, 13 July 2005
Edited by Ken Guest - 08:42, 13 July 2005
We all share recommendations of who the best hardware/hosting/support vendors are through the Vendors Database.
At the moment companies can only be listed if they have been recommended by an ILUG member.
Should they be listed if testimonials can be supplied?
Tell us what you think.
EU rejects Software Patents
Posted By Fergal Breen - 14:10, 6 July 2005
Edited by Ken Guest - 14:10, 6 July 2005
This outcome is a clear victory for open source!
It expresses Parliaments clear desire to provide a balanced, competitive market for software, one that gives equal access to participants of all sizes. This action further sustains the clear mandate to our elected officials to assure that new legislation represents the interests of all, including consumers and the public and not just big industry.
Linux vs. Windows Mobile
Posted By Fergal Breen - 15:33, 21 June 2005
Edited by Fergal Breen - 15:33, 21 June 2005
The site Wiki XDA Developers announces a project to port Linux to a range of mobile devices.
The objective is to replace Windows Mobile with a completely operational version of Linux OS, which can exploit fully the PDA's capabilities including Telephony.
EU Patent laws
Posted By Fergal Breen - 12:57, 21 June 2005
Edited by Fergal Breen - 12:57, 21 June 2005
The Legal Affairs Committee today voted on amendments to the Rocard report on the software patents directive and approved a number of amendments.
The result overall leaves the key loopholes of the Council's text wide open, and in some cases even widened further.
The directive will now be voted on by the full Parliament, in two weeks' time.
Cladonia releases v3.1 of Exchanger XML Editor
Posted By Ken Guest - 11:43, 16 June 2005
Edited by Ken Guest - 11:43, 16 June 2005
As contributed by cladonia
Galway based,Cladonia Limited announces the immediate availability of Version 3.1 of the Exchanger XML Editor.
Fedora Core 4 Launched
Posted By Daragh Mc Grath - 16:13, 15 June 2005
Fedora Core 4 is now available from Red Hat and at distinguished mirror sites near you, and is also available in the torrent. Fedora Core is available for x86-64, i386, and ppc/ppc64.
Nokia build on Konqueror for Series 60 browser
Posted By Ken Guest - 14:54, 13 June 2005
Edited by Ken Guest - 14:54, 13 June 2005
As contributed by Fergal Breen
Nokia have released a new web browser for their Series 60 OS, which is based on best-of-breed Open Source Software from KDE.
Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 Released
Posted By Niall Walsh - 00:48, 7 June 2005
Edited by Niall Walsh - 00:48, 7 June 2005
The Debian Project is pleased to announce the official release of Debian GNU/Linux version 3.1 codenamed ``sarge'' after nearly three years of constant development. Debian GNU/Linux is a free operating system which supports a total of eleven processor architectures, includes KDE, GNOME and GNUstep desktop environments, features cryptographic software, is compatible with the FHS v2.3, and supports software developed for the LSB.
With the development of the new debian-installer, this release features a new, modular and sophisticated installation routine with integrated hardware detection and unattended installation capabilities. The installation is available in about thirty languages and includes configuration of the X server for many graphic cards.
Microsoft granted patent on XML serialisation and deserialisation
Posted By Ken Guest - 13:46, 27 May 2005
Edited by Ken Guest - 13:46, 27 May 2005
As contributed by Fergal Breen:
Microsoft was granted by the US patent office on Tuesday, for XML serialisation and deserialisation the conversion of a programming object into an XML file and vice versa.
Should someone else want to save a programming object in the form of an XML file, Microsoft can now charge them for the privilege or simply refuse them permission to do it at all in the US.
Although such a patent is less likely to be granted in Europe, which has a less liberal patent system than the US, there are concerns that this could change if the European software patent directive is adopted by the European Parliament. Opponents of this directive, including IrishDev.com, which is due for a final vote in the summer, claim that it will lead to the widespread patenting of software in Europe.