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Intro to X, Basic Tweaks for XFree86 Version 1.0 (Linux Orbit). Linux Orbit shows how to configure an XFree86 setup. "Do you have XFree86 version 4 running on your computer but haven't gotten it working just the way you want it? Maybe there are some features you would like to take advantage of, but don't know how. Or maybe you'd just like something more to experiment with. If you still can't even get a graphical screen, or the resolution isn't high enough for you, then you should seek information on a setup program called xf86config or XF86Setup. But if you need some configuration beyond that, then this article is for you. " (Thanks to John Gowin.)
How to get started editing video & audio with Linux (LinuxWorld). Joe Barr gives us an interesting tutorial overview of some tools that will turn your Linux box into a movie-making machine.
The KDE Cafe Opens Doors. A new email list, KDE Cafe, has been announced. "KDE-cafe is the virtual chill-out zone of KDE, a cross between slashdot and irc, a cross between the local pub and the opinions page of your newspaper."
PHPMagazin. A new publication about PHP, PHPMagazin is being published (in German).
Forum International do Software Livre (Linux Journal). The International Forum of Free Software will be held in Porto Alegre, Brazil on May 2-4, 2002.
Embedded Systems Conference - Chicago. An Embedded Systems Conference in Chicago, Illinois, has been announced. The conference will take place from June 3 through 6, 2002.
Call For Papers: Open Source in the Organisation. The publication 'Systèms d' Information et Management' has issued a call for papers on the topic of open source in the organization. Submissions are due by July 21, 2002. "Although there is evidence of wide-spread industry adoption of both open source products and of open source processes and models, little research has been done to better understand the role of open source software in mainstream business organisations and on the cost, maintenance, economics and legal issues arising from Open Source."
samba eXPerience 2002 schedule. The schedule for the upcoming Samba eXPerience conference is now available online.
VoiceXML: Not Just an Obscure Markup Language (Dr. Dobb's). Shannon Cochran covers the recent VoiceXML Planet conference. "Speech technology, Beck pointed out, will be fundamental in the era of pervasive computing. 'The core technology works and people know that it works,' he said, but the market will be crippled until standards exist. VoiceXML is particularly attractive because it fits easily within the J2EE and web services architecture, supports a componentized development approach, and, with the tag, is flexible enough to accommodate platform-specific features as well."
Events: March 28 - May 23, 2002.
Section Editor: Forrest Cook.
March 28, 2002
Here are this week's Freshmeat software announcements. Freshmeat now offers the announcements sorted in two different ways: