Lead Story: Hollywood on Sunday, 13 February 2005 Image The Linux Movies Group is an organization for the advancement and mutual support of motion picture technologists using the Linux operating system. It?s the most popular operating system for animation and visual effects in the motion picture industry.
Big Gun: Richard Stallman on Saturday, 12 February 2005 Image Richard Stallman is a notable programmer whose major accomplishments include GNU Emacs, the GNU C Compiler, and the GNU Debugger. GNU ? In 1985, he published the GNU Manifesto, which outlined his motivation for creating a free operating system called GNU, which would be compatible with Unix. The name GNU is a recursive acronym for ?GNU's Not Unix?. Soon after, he incorporated the non-profit Free Software Foundation (FSF) to employ free software programmers and provide a legal framework for the free software community. In 1989 Stallman invented and popularized the concept of copyleft. By then, much of the GNU system had been completed, with the notable exception of a kernel. This final gap was filled by Linux in 1991, written independently of the GNU project using the GNU development tools and system libraries. The arrival of Linux, and the availability of a completely free operating system created some confusion, however, and most people now use the name Linux to refer to the whole operating system. Stallman has attempted to change this by asking people to call the operating system "GNU/Linux".
Doing it:Firefox on Friday, 11 February 2005 Mozilla Firefox. It?s an Internet browser, so you use it to surf the ?net ? just like Internet Explorer, or Safari if you use the Macintosh operating system. But this one has loads of innovative features, it?s secure, it?s very fast, lightweight - and it?s available on Windows, Linux and the Mac operating system.
Open Source Means Business: FOSS in retailers PDF Print E-mail on Friday, 11 February 2005 Image Pick and Pay is a successful case of a large South African company rolling out open source software. They are using it for quite large portion of their business, till points and office. Staff have a choice in the offices as to whether they use open source or Microsoft, as long as there is productivity, the choice is essentially theirs.
What is hot: QuakeOS on Thursday, 10 February 2005
ImageIn 1997, the computer gaming company id Software released a ground-breaking first-person shooter game called QUAKE II. It went on to sell over a million copies and was voted Game of the Year. In December 2001, id Software generously made the QUAKE II 3-D engine available to the public under the GNU General Public Licence (?GPL?).