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With the recent release of Debian Etch, the Debian-Med project strengthened its current three main areas of activity: imaging, bioinformatics, and medical practice. Progresses are summarized on the Debian web site and in this articlehere.
So when I read about Microsoft's General Counsel Brad Smith telling Fortune magazine about the 235 Microsoft patents upon which Linux is supposedly infringing, my first question was why? My next question was, why now? The timing of this bit of FUD has me very curious. As in comedy, timing can be very important in business. So why is it that, after trying this exact same line of FUD in 2004, Microsoft is trying again?
This alliance will compete directly in the Linux Desktop marketplace
LXer Feature: 18-May-2007
LXer inquired about Google's advertising program to find out why Google ads show up with the words "Dell Linux Desktop", even though Dell hasn't yet launched its line of Ubuntu-based computers, and whether Google considers the practice misleading. Can Dell fix the misleading advertising problem?
With the help of My First Mutt, I figured out how to import POP mail into mutt: To browse a POP3 mailbox, just hit c to change mailboxes. Then, instead of typing the name of a local mailbox, you can enter the location of your POP3 server. This is much like typing the URL for a page in a web-browser: pop://email@example.com/
Part 1 of this series provides an overview of memory on AIX, including a discussion of virtual memory and the Virtual Memory Manager (VMM).
After more than a year of active design and development ClearHealth 2.0 is about to lift off. A developer preview demonstration is available atdemo.clear-health.com but please note that it is a BETA pre-release edition of CH 2.0 undoubtedly with some rough edges remaining to be fixed.
There will be a June 14th webex call to walk through the new features so please stay tuned for that information on ourforums.
More details on new features in body.
May 14, 2007 -- Bellevue, WA -- ITTIA is further strengthening its ITTIA Database management software for embedded systems and devices with the release of version 2.0. ITTIA previews this new release at one of Japanâ€™s largest embedded gatherings, ESEC -- Embedded Systems Expo and Conference. ESEC provides embedded developers with an opportunity to learn about exciting new technologies, such as ITTIA Database.
Yesterday, Microsoft voted to approve ODF as an American National Standard. Uh, that's a good thing, right? Yeah, well...
Two weeks ago, I heard that Progeny Linux Systems of Indianapolis had closed its doors for the last time. The end was a long-time coming – in fact, six years longer than I predicted. All the same, I paused last week for a bit of nostalgia. Working for the company in 2000-01 gave me my first sense of my potential and gave me a sense of self-worth at a time when I badly needed it.
Technalign on May 16 released the final version of Pioneer Stagecoach, a combined workstation and server Linux distribution based on Kubuntu. The distro sports a 2.6.17 kernel, the KDE 3.5.4 desktop, extensive support for multimedia, and Automatix, which simplifies installation and uninstallation of many popular applications.
Storage manufacturers are getting ready to start shipping solid state disks, and Linux-based devices like One Laptop per Child's XO and Intel's Classmate don't contain standard hard disks. To improve performance on the wide array of flash memory storage devices now available, project leader Jërn Engel has announced LogFS, a scalable filesystem specifically for flash devices.
For the next interview in the fortnightly People Behind KDE series we travel to North America for the first time this series to talk to an IRC veteran and the author of ground-shaking, in-depth promotional articles on the interesting road towards KDE 4 - tonight's star of People Behind KDE is Troy Unrau.
When my trusty google alert popped this up, you just know I had to let my fingers do the walking and go take a look. The title itself promised wonderful and special things. I've only been leading this project for a few weeks, but I have learned quickly how to spot a hit piece...I can almost smell them. I am happy to say that my intuition didn't let me down one bit. Let's take a look at these "Pure Facts", shall we. Let's discover this Pulitzer contender together.
The rPath Linux project team this week announced updated release 1.0.6 of its rPath series, based on the groundbreaking Conary software management system. rPath Version 1.0.6 of the Xen-oriented distribution features a 220.127.116.11 kernel, along with the GNOME 2.12 desktop environment.
I just got off the phone with Ted Woerner of Acceleration Marketing, and I'm floored. Stephan suffered a broken vertebra in his crash this afternoon. This is a very sad day.
In this article, the IBM Java Support on AIX Technical Team provides short, simple, and complete instructions for collecting an AIX core file and other files for analyzing process exceptions with Java applications running on AIX.
The Free Software Foundation and Open Invention Network are ready to take on Microsoft if it acts against open-source.
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