Saturday, January 12, 2008
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GPLv3 - The Year in Review —The Year in Review Report is intended to give you a summary of what has happened to the GPLv3 over the past 6 months, and review some of our highlights for the year. Read more…(http://www.fsdaily.com/Legal/GPLv3_The_Year_in_Review)
2008: The Year that MS Loses the Notebook Wars? —Face it, now that the dam has broken with the OLPC, the EEE PC and now the prospect of Everex’s Cloudbook coming out in January at CES, Microsoft is really feeling the heat from Linux in this market. It also doesn’t help that people have reacted to Microsoft’s UMPC hardware offering with either loathing, disbelief ($1100 for THAT?!) or just plain ignored it. [Read more…](http://www.fsdaily.com/Community/2008_The_Year_that_MS_Loses_the_Notebook_Wars
3 down, 1 to go: Warner Music Group drops DRM —Warner Music has bent beneath the force of the anti-DRM winds sweeping the globe. The label will now offer its complete catalog, DRM-free, through Amazon’s new MP3 store. Read more…http://www.fsdaily.com/Community/Why_are_people_still_installing_Windows_on_the_EEE_PC
Why are people still installing Windows on the EEE PC? —If it’s easy to learn and easy to use, how come people are still installing Windows on the EEE PC? Read more…lhttp://www.fsdaily.com/Philosophy/Happy_Public_Domain_Day
Happy Public Domain Day! —via digitalcitizen => Public Domain Day challenges: what effect does copyright power have on us socially? Read more…lhttp://www.fsdaily.com/Philosophy/Happy_Public_Domain_Day
Has GNOME finally killed off KDE in the Ubuntu interface wars? —Things are not looking good for KDE, following the news that KDE will not be getting long term support (LTS) whereas GNOME will according to Canonical. Read more…lhttp://www.fsdaily.com/Community/Has_GNOME_finally_killed_off_KDE_in_the_Ubuntu_interface_wars
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The sensor mapping feature has been improved with the addition of a map wizard. This wizard guides the user through the process of adding multiple maps and live sensors to the interface. The maps are now displayable in full screen mode integrated with the sensor information, giving the user immediate graphical feedback as to a sensors status. The mapping feature is ideal for control room situations where quickly identifying the location of a sensor and its status is paramount.
Building on AKCP's status as the international leader in SNMP monitoring devices, multilingual capabilities have been added. This latest firmware upgrade enables the user to select from, English, German, French, Dutch and Italian. Chinese and Spanish will be added shortly. Additional languages can easily be created for inclusion in future firmware releases.
AKCP has increased the video frames per second up to 30 fps at 320 x 240 resolution, and 15 frames per second for the 640 x 480 image. Users can still attach up to 4 video cameras at lower per camera frame rate. Users can supply their own external video cameras such as low light, infrared or low cost analog security cameras. AKCP also supplies up to 4 optional motorized dome cameras including high quality Sony CCD image sensors.
The new notification escalation feature adds easy creation of escalation procedures to the already powerful notification wizard. The user now can choose what action to take after a specified time if a notification is not acknowledged. Escalations can be setup using any of the securityProbe's notification possibilities, for example SNMP traps, e-mail, SMS, MMS, alarm sound/light, relay output control or a telephone call.
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