Until the closed source vendors open up the toolchain, and use that toolchain for verifiable builds, this is one area where software libre will have a lasting advantage.
A New York-based startup is preparing to offer "open source insurance" to some of the largest corporations in the world in response to legal concerns like the one being played out by SCO Group.
Extensible Markup Language guru Tim Bray has joined Sun Microsystems' software group to work on XML-based syndication technologies and advanced search.
When software and technology are finally open to the public, everyone will win.
Retired Mini Cooper engineer Colin Mayhew and his wife -- "an analog power circuit guru" -- have worked for several years on a giant internal combustion-powered robot based on a Mini Cooper and controlled by six commodity PCs running RTLinux. Mayhew's robot incorporates many sophisticated robotic technologies, and is designed to direct traffic and repair cars.
Federal agencies increasingly are using "open source" software, which allows program users to access and modify code, and officials are exploring new ways to incorporate the technology into e-government initiatives, senior government technology officers said Monday.
Upgrading to the 2.6.X series of kernels offers several layers of enhancements for the Linux user. If your hardware is more than three years old, chances are, you will probably only benefit in a performance increase and possibly get some power management features, depending on your BIOS.
With the release of Gentoo Linux 2004.0 at the end of February, planning and work on release 2004.1 have already begun. The goals for this release include:
IBM felt that there would be sizable demand for the IntelliStation A Pro from customers who use the Unix operating system and wish to migrate to cheaper Linux hardware as well as those who seek to step up from inexpensive 32-bit hardware to more capable 64-bit gear.
Because the PCs will use Linux instead of the more costly Windows platform, they will likely be priced around 400 dollars to 1,500 dollars -- or 44,000 yen to 165,000 yen -- making them 20,000 yen to 40,000 yen (180 to 360 dollars) cheaper than comparable Windows-based PCs, the newspaper said.
Xandros is preparing to release the business edition of their popular Linux desktop distribution. Here's what we found out so far about this new product.
Who really owns your software? This is the benign question behind an epic ideological struggle raging internationally through courts of law and public opinion. At stake is who will control the software industry and, by implication, information distribution in the 21st century, and the wealth of nations.
MontaVista Software has announced two new distribution partnerships that will expand its channel in the South Pacific and Nordic regions. Melbourne-based Madisent will sell and support Montavista products in Australia and New Zealand, while Nohau Elektronik AB of Malmo, Sweden will cover Sweden, Finland, and Denmark.
LiveTime Software, a provider of J2EE based Help Desk and Support Desk software, announced it has joined the Red Hat (Nasdaq: RHAT) Ready Program.
Leader in Storage Management and Server Migration Solutions to Participate in Lab Data Center Linux Working Group
LynuxWorks will unveil Eclipse-based tools for embedded Linux development at the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) next week in San Francisco. The company will also demonstrate Linux-based point-of-sale technology developed for a gas station and convenience store, and other embedded Linux technologies.
There have been many reviews and articles about the AMD64 architecture, but thus far there have been no performance reviews that show the advantage of 64-bit. Likewise there have been no comparisons between AMD's new 64-bit processors and Intel's Pentium4 Prescott core processors when taking full advantage of their technologies.
CeBIT, the world largest computer trade show, is taking place in Hannover from 18 to 24 March. The KDE Project will be present and showcasing the latest developments of the innovative KDE 3.2 desktop. The KDE Team can be found in the booth of Linup Front, come around and visit the developers, translators and representatives who are there. This gives you the opportunity to talk to several of the creators of the award-winning desktop environment.
When Matt Asay -- who once studied law under Lawrence Lessig -- joined Novell two years ago, his job was to recruit developers to work on Netware. Today, his "day job" is acting as director of Novell's Linux Business Office and Open Source Review Board. But Matt has also been part of the open source community the past five years. This week, the fruits of his unofficial labor are paying off in the form of a new open source conference to be held March 16 and 17 at the Westin St. Francis hotel in San Francisco. It's called the Open Source Business Conference.
MySQL in April will ship MySQL Cluster, a high-availability version of its open source database for deployment across clusters of systems.