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Montreal Based compact Linux distribution: CDlinux new version released, Top 60 at distrowatch

(from Distrowatch.com)

Ben Zhao has announced the release of CDlinux 0.9.1, a minimalist live CD with Xfce and support for several languages: "CDlinux 0.9.1 was released today. This is a yet another big leap towards CDlinux 1.0, integrating many new features and enhancements, including: a new GUI installation and upgrade wizard; rewrite the 'persistent mode' code and save persistent data as Squashfs; replace Fcitx with SCIM to support input method for more locales; add full support for German, French, Japanese and Russian; add support for 'Safe Graphics Mode' in case native X.Org driver fails; determine better whether to run in RAM or loop mode; some fine-tuning to improve performance on machines with low memory; many package upgrades, including Linux kernel 2.6.28.4, Firefox 3.0.6, Ghostscript 8.64, GIMP 2.6.4, JRE 6u12, Wine 1.1.14." Read the release announcement and release notes for more details. Download the "Community" or the "Standard" edition from here: CDlinux_CE-0.9.1.iso (203MB, MD5), CDlinux-0.9.1.iso.gz (68.5MB, MD5).

Getting certificates

As we hear more and more about DRM and other similar technologies, we encounter the need for certificates. Since this is the case, we, in supporting FL/OSS, should be aware that there is a Certificate Authority that is working within the movement. This is CAcert.org.

club linux de madagascar

nous avons un club linux a madagascar ,crée depuis cette année et dont l'embition et de vulgariser le système d'exploitation linux et les logiciels libre dans tous madagascar dans le but de reduire la fracture numérique entre nord -sud

NewTlug meeting that may be of interest

If you can come, the New Toronto Linux User Group meeting tonight reviews OpenOffice.org 2.0.4 new features and introduces what is coming in 2.1 plus other topics by our own Evan Leibovitch and Matt Rice.

BSD, The Best Software Program Ever Written: InformationWeek

While the InformationWeek article does talk about Unix/Linux in general as the top entry of its 12 greatest software programs of all time, it singles out BSD4.3 as the heart of the system's greatness and global significance.

Intel aims for open-source graphics advantage

An article by Stephen Shankland, Staff Writer, CNET News.com includes:

Intel has released open-source software to give Linux full-fledged support for 3D graphics, a move that could give its graphics chips a leg up over rivals.

Whose hardware is it anyway?

With the recent launch of the Petition to protect Information Technology property rights at the Ottawa Linux Symposium (French translation in progress), we now move to the harder stage of explaining the petition not only to those who we want to sign it, but those whose activities we wish to influence. It is not only politicians who must help protect our property rights, but also software authors who we want to discourage from working with monopolies in the hardware manufacturing and content industries to circumvent our property rights.

Ex-Mac Users Migrating to Linux

Each time I see a MacBook Pro or black MacBook, I want one. Then I sit down at my Linux desktop machine and do a little research about OS X and Apple and I always come to the same conclusion: choice on Apple hardware is limited. It would seem others are beginning to come to the same conclusion:

IptablesWeb 2.0 released

IptablesWeb is a free software (under GPL licence): it allow to inspect iptables logs , to receive email and alert using a web browser.
It's a plugin-based multilanguage and multiuser software written in PHP.

The features:
* Core based (IptablesWeb core)
* Plugin based: increases software potentiality and modularity
* Multilanguage
* Multiuser: guest, user and admin account
* Accounts belong to different groups
* Each plugin can be duplicated in different blocks, each one with its own independent properties
* Security: IptablesWeb is protected by htaccess and regular expression