The recipients of the 2007 Linux Medical News Freedom Award are:Domestic category: Co-recipientsWeb Reach, Inc. Mirth Project.WorldVistA for WorldVistA EHR CCHIT Certification.International Award:Paul G. Biondich, MD, MS Regenstreif Institute for OpenMRS project.Distinguished Achievement Award:Gerry Douglas, MD Malawi RHIO.It was a particularly tough year to choose since all the entrants were excellent. Congratulations to all!
Linux creator Linus Torvalds announced the third release candidate for the upcoming 2.6.24 kernel summarizing, "hmmm.. Lots of small fixes, some cleanups, and a few things like the cris updates that aren't really either, but which won't affect any normal user, and will hopefully make it easier to sync up in the future. Network driver fixes, some IDE and infiniband updates, some late cpufreq updates, and a hwmon update."
When you travel a lot, once in a while it just seems that you are on"The Trip from Hades", and you wonder why you travel as much as you do. That is the way my most recent trip to a conference called "WALC2007", held in Coro, Venezuela seemed to start. First of all, the conference invitation came late, and I was already engaged to go to another conference. However, that conference could not confirm that they could pay my travel expenses (my only request), and I eventually opted to go to Venezuela, which I had first visited in 1994, and again a few years later.
"HAMMER work is still progressing well, I hope to have most of it working in a degenerate single-cluster (64MB filesystem) case by the end of next week. (cluster == 64MB block of the disk, not cluster as in clustering)," noted Matthew Dillon on the DragonFlyBSD mailing list. He continued, "gluing the per-cluster B-Tree's together for the multi-cluster case is turning out to be more of a headache and will probably take at least 2 weeks to get working. Some fairly sophisticated heuristics will be needed to avoid unnecessary copying between clusters."
IBM Binary Prober is a tool for instrumenting binary executable files running on the AIX and Linux on POWER platforms with user-supplied instrumentation code. In addition, it has built-in code coverage that can be imported to FoCuS, and profile capabilities that can be loaded into Code Analyzer.
Miklos Szeredi posted a request for comments titled "fuse writable mmap design". He explained, "writable shared memory mappings for fuse are something I've been trying to implement forever. Now hopefully I've got it all worked out, it survives indefinitely with bash-shared-mapping and fsx-linux. And I'd like to solicit comments about the approach."
ODF first made the headlines in Massachusetts when presidential hopeful Mitt Romney was its governor. Now, another presidential candidate has pledged his support for them as well. On November 14th, Barack Obama revealed his detailed IT plan for a more open and technically enabled government in a speech at Google's Mountainview campus.
Ultumix is the new Linux distro that combines everything you want for you and your computer customers already installed. It's already up to date and has a Vista like interface. I'm sure you can use it. However it's 1.3GB.
Chumby is a wireless Linux-based stuffed plush box that can do pretty much anything you can hack it to do. That was the promise when wewrote about it in theSeptember issue of Linux Journal. Now it's also reality: Chumby is shipping.read more
A step-by-step installation of gOS onto a (virtual) machine, aimed at beginners - with 25 screenshots of the process.
Today, Tom asks: I have heard that it is important to make sure that you protect a Linux system from viruses, even though the viruses may not affect Linux? Why and what would I use on Ubuntu to protect myself?
The Small Computer Systems Interface (SCSI) is a collection of standards that define the interface and protocols for communicating with a large number of devices. Linux provides a SCSI subsystem to permit communication with these devices. This article introduces you to the Linux SCSI subsystem and discusses where this subsystem is going in the future.
I am seeing many reviews about the latest Linux craze OS called gOS Linux. I did a short tour earlier in the week but thought I would link to my Flash Video of gOS Linux 1.0.1 in action. I also included a link to an excellent review of gOS over at linux.com by Susan Linton.
Originally SXDE 76 has been installed on second partition of first 160 GB SATA drive. First partition of this drive was used by Windows. Attempt to create third partition of type "Solaris2" by Solaris "fdisk" appeared to be useless for creating ZFS pool on x86 system. "format" kept showing two SATA drives ( 2x160 GB) been installed on PC at the time of assembling
In nearly 10 years of experimenting with, and, later, using Linux, I have never been presented with a situation where someone actually asked me to preside over their initial foray into the use of the open source operating system on a regular basis.
This is part 6 of Ulrich Drepper's "What every programmer should know about memory"; this part contains the second half of section 6, covering the optimization of multi-threaded code. The first half of this section was published in part 5.
The Economist asks,Will Facebook, MySpace and other social-networking sites transform advertising? Good question, but it's the wrong one. The right question is,Can we equip customers to become independent of sellers and their controlling intentions Including the unwanted crap that constitutes far too much of the world's advertising? For the good of both sellersand buyers?read more
Another long-time Windows user has reached an inflection point. Mike Perkowski, a 30-year veteran of business and technology journalism, is ready to scrap his Windows PC. The veteran of PC magazine, CMP Media and Ziff Davis Media suffered a Windows meltdown days ago. Now COO of Microcast Communications, Mike's days with Windows appear over. But should he go with Mac OS or perhaps even Linux? Here's his horror story. He welcomes your advice on what to do next.
Nice new things come with Linux in them.
New Ideas Corp. and Nuxified.org have announced a partnership to offer community-level software support for Linux-preloaded PCs from C3PC.