KDE 4 with less memory consumption

Tests of the latest KDE-4-Desktop showed that KDE 4 in direct comparison to KDE 3.5 almost 40 percent less memory consumption.

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What Will and Won't Be Discussed at February's BRM on MSOOXML

Alex Brown has now written up a FAQ on the ballot resolution meeting scheduled for February over MSOOXML, "Frequently Asked Questions regarding DIS-29500 Ballot Resolution Meeting", over which he…

Red Hat's Open Source IDE

Six months ago, Linux vendor Red Hat acquired the closed source Exadel Studio Pro IDE and pledged to turn it into a fully open source Red Hat product.

On Monday, Red Hat officially released…

Continuent Offers Data Availability, Boosts Open Source Database Scaling

Continuent today announced new versions of Continuent uni/cluster for PostgreSQL and Continuent uni/cluster for MySQL with enhanced database scaling and ease of deployment in large-scale…

Use OpenOffice.org online with Ulteo

Today, in a joint press-release, Ulteo and OpenOffice.org are announcing a partnership: OpenOffice.org 2.3, the well-known Open Source productivity suite, is now available online, through a web-…

Top Ten Security 2008

"Two weeks ago I was in L.A., jumping from meeting after meeting, and at the end of every meeting, I asked everyone what they saw in the Identity and Access Management road ahead. I got some great…

Using a Bluetooth phone with Linux

"My old mobile phone, which was held together with duct tape for the last few months of its sad existence, has finally been replaced with something more modern. I wanted to pick up a programmable…

KDE 4 works well with 256 MiB of memory and 1 GHz CPU

"I decided to boot my Thinkpad X60 with "mem=256M maxcpus=1", logged into KDE 4 and set the power saving policy to "Powersave", which throttles the CPU to 1Ghz and locks it there. And then I used…

Impending Debian import freeze

"Just a brief note to remind you all that the DebianImportFreeze for Hardy is two days away. This is the deadline for initial merges of packages for Hardy; after Thursday, December 13, merging…

Picasa 2.7 for Linux

Picasa is software that helps you instantly find, edit and share all the pictures on your computer. Every time you open Picasa, it automatically locates all your pictures (even ones you forgot you…