The Road to KDE 4: Oxygen Artwork and Icons

One of the big visual changes just happened in KDE 4, the transition of kdelibs to the Oxygen Icon set. This transition is still in progress, and it includes a massive icon naming scheme change that affects thousands of files. But, the Oxygen artwork project much is more than just an icon set, it's a unified way to do artwork for KDE 4. SVG an essential part of Oxygen, so many applications that are now capable of SVG display are also using Oxygen styled artwork.

"Gates for President" group gives up

There will be no West Coast White House in Redmond; no Air Force One with a Windows-based navigation system; no Vice President Dilbert.

Tories want open source Whitehall

The European government could save more than £600 million a year if it used more open source software, the shadow chancellor has estimated.

GIMP User Manual 0.12 Released

After three months of hard work we are proud to announce a new release of the user manual for GIMP 2.2.

Money Can't Buy An Open Source Community

As a small start-up, Interface21 has developed a large, loyal community around the Spring Framework and Spring Portfolio projects. Venture capitalists have invested millions in open source companies and large vendors like IBM and BEA have spent millions of dollars attempting to crank up their marketing machines around their open source projects. In general, these efforts have not resulted in successful communities. In this presentation, we will explore the characteristics that all successful open source communities share as well as unsuccessful open source projects and how these characteristics are changing over time.

BackTrack 2.0 stable Released

"It's taken us almost 5 months to pull ourselves out of the beta stage. Every time we thought we were done, a new idea or improvement would surface, and we just *had* to implement it. Many features were added, and many of the old (yet persistent) bugs were fixed. We honestly believe that BackTrack v 2.0 Final is the leanest, mind blowing and sexiest version to come out and hope that you enjoy using it as much as we did making it."

Should Linux Play the Apple Card?

Periodically, the suggestion is made. The latest similar argument - though he does not, in fact, take Apple’s name in vain - comes from Jeremiah Foster in the form of an open letter to Mark Shuttleworth, of Canonical/Ubuntu fame (oh yeah, and Soyuz).

If you think selling Linux is easy, why not beat Dell to it?

Dell's latest launch has really taken off. Unfortunately for Dell's crumbling profitability, it's a website called IdeaStorm, not a new PC. IdeaStorm is designed to get ideas and feedback from Dell users, and the mechanism is much the same as Digg: people make suggestions and everybody votes for the ones they like best.