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Managing your money with Grisbi
"Take care of the pence, and the pounds will take care of themselves," wrote Lord Chesterfield to his son in 1750. Today, this simple advice is as difficult to follow as it was 255 years ago. But we are lucky to have some powerful open source applications that make the task a bit easier. The Grisbi project aims "to provide you with the most simple and intuitive software for basic use," but this doesn't mean it is light on features. It supports multiple currencies, account reconciling, import/export of QIF files, and reports, and all this functionality is wrapped up in a user-friendly interface and available for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X."

( Permalink: Managing your money with Grisbi      Submitted by Noel Fri May 20, 2005 )

Access Windows and Mac OS X from Linux
"Modifying stuff to suit individual desire is the credo of hackers everywhere. These two excerpts from Linux Desktop Hacks let you modify Linux to suit your desires: control how you access your own desktop, and how users access theirs. (And check back here next week for two more hacks from the book--the first on viewing Microsoft Word documents in a terminal, the second on creating an internet phone.)"

( Permalink: Access Windows and Mac OS X from Linux      Submitted by Noel Fri May 20, 2005 )

Create a Kuro-based Web album
The odyssey to build a robot submarine continues: in this installment, just a little bit of code is enough to get a photo album running on our Kuro-based embedded system. Find out more about the hows (and whys) of small, clean, embedded development -- using only Free Software.

( Permalink: Create a Kuro-based Web album      Submitted by Anonymous Fri May 20, 2005 )

First look: F-Spot
"Ever since development of PixiePlus stalled, the average Linux user has been left short of a decent image management application. KimDaBa showed some early promise, but it needs some work on its often confusing interface to compete with iPhoto and Picasa, where ease of use is king. Hoping to fill the space is F-Spot, a new photo manager created by Larry Ewing, the man best known for having created the ubiquitous Linux mascot Tux."

( Permalink: First look: F-Spot      Submitted by Noel Fri May 20, 2005 )

Free Mac Games - Part V of Best of Mac Freeware
Mac Games and More has posted “The Best of Free Mac Games,” which is part 5 of a series covering the topic, “Free Mac Games and Software” available to download online. Included in the list are 27 games, big and small, covering a wide variety of games for all types of gamers. Genres of the list include: puzzle, arcade, RPG, racing, sports, strategy simulation, logic, action, adventure, text adventure and word games.

( Permalink: Free Mac Games - Part V of Best of Mac Freeware      Submitted by cate Fri May 20, 2005 )

Tiger Migration Assistant
"Luckily, the dark days are officially over, since the Mac OS X engineers surprised the Mac world by introducing, along with Mac OS X v. 10.3.4, a new Setup Assistant that also integrated migration capabilities. From the day Mac users first saw this reassuring question "Do you already own a Mac?," they knew the use of unreliable scripts, ugly hacks, and Rogaine to activate the growth of the hairs they had pulled was over. OK, I might be exaggerating a bit on that last one."

( Permalink: Tiger Migration Assistant      Submitted by Noel Thu May 19, 2005 )

Insider Threats
"CERT (at Carnegie Mellon) just released a study on insider threats. They analyze 49 insider attacks between 1996 and 2002, and draw some conclusions about the attacks and attackers. Nothing about the prevalence of these attacks, and more about the particulars of them."

( Permalink: Insider Threats      Submitted by Noel Thu May 19, 2005 )

Introduction to Free Pascal 2.0
"After five years of development, Free Pascal 2.0 is ready. With the new compiler, its authors believe they are ready to become a larger open source development platform. In the MS-DOS world, Pascal was one of the major programming languages and is by means of Borland Delphi an important programming language in the Windows world. In the open source world, Free Pascal is the leading Pascal compiler and while open source is a bit biased using the C language, the Pascal language has a lot to offer to open source programmers."

( Permalink: Introduction to Free Pascal 2.0      Submitted by Noel Thu May 19, 2005 )

Opera and Firefox: A side-by-side review
"While Firefox is widely known, the Opera browser may need an introduction. Opera is known for its speed and its multitude of features. It's available for a wide range of platforms; in addition to Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows, Opera runs on FreeBSD, Solaris, Windows Mobile, and OS/2, among others."

( Permalink: Opera and Firefox: A side-by-side review      Submitted by Noel Thu May 19, 2005 )

Geronimo! Part 1: The J2EE 1.4 engine that could
Java-based open source development has come a long way since the early days of developers sharing GUI libraries. Geronimo is a large-scale project attempting to create a certified J2EE 1.4 server based on existing open source components. Take a tour through the Geronimo maze with Sing Li as your guide. Also, Gluecode Software CTO and principal Geronimo contributor Jeremy Boynes shares his perspective on Geronimo and go here to learn how to use the new Eclipse plug-in for Apache Geronimo.

( Permalink: Geronimo! Part 1: The J2EE 1.4 engine that could      Submitted by Anonymous Thu May 19, 2005 )

Linux in Italian Schools
"The end result, as the teachers said, "were amazing". A course that had become practically impossible to teach came back with no problems. Everybody could see first-hand the great benefits of free software in education: more stability, efficiency, features and, above all, learning."

( Permalink: Linux in Italian Schools      Submitted by Noel Wed May 18, 2005 )

How to run OpenExchange on Mandriva LE 2005
This guide contains all the necessary information for installing and understanding the architectural layout of the implementation. It was written with the assumption that you understand how to install programs and have a basic understanding of Linux Mandriva LE 2005. This includes installing Linux Mandriva and RPM packages, editing files, making directories, compiling software and understanding general UNIX commands.
The article describes the OpenExchange installation on a Linux Mandriva LE 2005 server.

( Permalink: How to run OpenExchange on Mandriva LE 2005      Submitted by fn-eagle Wed May 18, 2005 )

Hi Dad, The VI Mode
"My friend (a real geek guy) used to write home very frequently; frequently enough that he had a format saved. I used to watch him hit his keyboard a thousand times typing just 100 letters in VI. Traumatized by this, I decided of using the same format."

( Permalink: Hi Dad, The VI Mode      Submitted by Noel Wed May 18, 2005 )

KDE + KHTML + Apple + Safari + Webcore
"If you've been following the news surrounding Apple's relationship with KDE developers and Apple's implementation of KHTML into Safari, then it's almost inevitable that you've developed your opinion based on false or misleading news or comments surrounding the issue. Kurt Pfeifle submitted the following 18 point editorial to osOpinion/osViews, which clarifies the issue in hopes that the confusion will stop and that people will generate their opinions based on the facts... (rather than a whole lot of conjecture as is currently the case.)"

( Permalink: KDE + KHTML + Apple + Safari + Webcore      Submitted by Noel Wed May 18, 2005 )

About the Mac OS X 10.4.1 Update
"This update offers many reliability and compatibility improvements. Here are just a few of the enhancements and improvements included: (Lots of stuff - Noel)"

( Permalink: About the Mac OS X 10.4.1 Update      Submitted by Noel Wed May 18, 2005 )

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