LinuxCertified System and Network Administration BootCamp

This weekend bootcamp is designed to prepare the attendees for the objectives of Level 1 certification exams offered by Linux Professional Institute (LPI). The workshop also meets the objectives of the CompTIA's Linux+.

Create ringtones out of WAV and MP3 files on Linux

As long as you have a WAV or MP3 file, the SoX package, and the GStreamer gstreamer-plugins-ugly package installed, you can use these scripts to convert from MP3 or WAV to AMR, and back from AMR to WAV. Perfect for creating ringtones for your mobile phone out of sound clips or favorite songs!

Knot 3 Testing CD Released

Edgy, all about cutting edge, perhaps bleeding edge, will consist of brand new code and infrastructure. The time has come to introduce some seriously interesting, but definitely edgy, new technologies that lay the groundwork for the next wave of Ubuntu development.

Storm bets on open source Asterisk

Local voice and data service provider, Storm has turned to open source Asterisk to give clients an opportunity to venture into VoIP at low cost. The company has partnered with Asterisk specialists Connection Telecom and Clarotech.

First Integrated Red Hat Application Stack Now Available

Red Hat announced two significant milestones related to its acquisition of JBoss. As of today, multi-platform JBoss enterprise middleware subscriptions are available to Red Hat channel partners globally, through major distributors. In addition, the new Red Hat Application Stack subscription, an integrated solution of leading open source technology, is available online on Red Hat Network.

Open source community welcomes Microsoft patent pledge

Long-time Microsoft enemies are taking a positive stance on the vendor's latest pledge not to assert its patent portfolio against a group of 38 web services specifications and their implementations.

The Microsoft Open Specification Promise covers developers and distributors of proprietary and open source applications based on the standards, as well as upcoming web services standards in which Microsoft is participating.

Mandriva Linux 2007 RC2 Released

Available in two different live/install CDs versions (KDE or GNOME) and a Dual Architecture Installation DVD.

Robert Levin, founder of freenode and PDPC, passes away

Early in the morning of September 16th, Rob Levin passed away in the neuro trauma intensive care unit of a Houston hospital after being struck by a car whilst out riding his bicycle. During his long career fostering collaboration within the open source community, Rob did much good work; he is most known for being the driving force behind the freenode IRC network, where many large and popular projects coordinate development activities.