KDE (K Desktop Environment), based on the Qt Framework, is a desktop solution for UNIX environments. Still, many KDE users have wished that popular KDE applications could be ported to Windows. I tested the latest version of KDE, released in late January, to evaluate this proposition.
Red Hat this week unveiled a roadmap for a suite of enteprise-ready virtualization products. They include a new, standalone hypervisor, management products for both servers and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and a new direction for its flagship Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system.
Google Apps Education Edition is coming to an open source learning management system near you. Moodlerooms, a Moodle partner, is launching a new enhancement to the open source LMS in collaboration with search giant Google to provide access to the application suite using a single sign-on.
Moodlerooms, a service provider for the open source Moodle learning management system, has released a patch designed to enhance Moodle's external database authentication and enrollment plugins. Moodlerooms contributed the patch to the Moodle community this week; users can vote to make it a standard component of Moodle.
Microsoft and Red Hat inked a deal to ensure that Windows operating systems and Red Hat Enterprise Linux OSes can run as virtual machines on each other's platforms.
The battle for mindshare of rich interactive application (RIA) developers took a step forward last week as Sun Microsystems released a followup to its recently released JavaFX platform with its anticipated mobile edition.
The Collaborative Software Initiative (CSI) posted an open letter to President Barack Obama Tuesday on the topic of open source software. The letter urged him to mandate that the United States government consider open source software for federal IT initiatives.
Sonic Foundry has released a new module for Moodle called the Mediasite Content Module for Moodle. The new software provides integration between the open source learning management system and Sonic Foundry's Mediasite classroom capture and Webcasting suite.
Moodle has released updates to four of its most recent branches. The latest point update, 1.9.4, addresses security vulnerabilities and includes a number of minor fixes and enhancements. This round of upgrades also marks the end of development for the 1.6.x and 1.7.x branches.
Microsoft announced the release last week of Web Sandbox on its Port25 open source community Web site. The company has made the source code available under the Apache 2.0 open source license, the site reported.