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Akibia Completes 18th Consecutive Year of Profitability and Growth

Caps Successful Year with Customer Growth and Industry Recognition

Interconnect demo chip to run Linux on "post-RISC" core

On-chip interconnect specialist Silistix will create a "demonstration chip" to show off its "self-timed interconnect" generation tools. The unnamed chip will run Linux on Tensilica's Diamond Standard 232L core, and will also integrate co-processor cores and IP (intellectual property) blocks from Denali, and Sci-worx. It will use leading-edge 65nm CMOS process technology, Silistix says.

Gnash, the free Flash player, makes progress

  • NewsForge; By Bruce Byfield (Posted by grouch on Jun 29, 2006 10:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU, Linux
The Gnash project has been developing a free software Flash player since December. Filling one of the last major gaps on the GNU/Linux desktop, it is one of the Free Software Foundation's high-priority projects. We covered the project several months ago, when compiling the code was problematic. Now that Gnash has reached the 0.7.1 version, the player is still rough, but enough has been done to give us an indication of what the final version might be like.

Transitive Emulator Ports Sparc/Solaris Apps to Linux on Xeon ...

Earlier this year, when Transitive, a startup that has created a sophisticated emulator for running software for one computer architecture on other architectures, got backing from Intel, the tongues started wagging that Intel had given Transitive money to create a version of its emulator to support the porting of Solaris/Sparc applications to Intel Xeon and Itanium processors, possibly running the Linux operating system. And, indeed, this has come to pass.

'GNU/Linux', 'Linux' -- What's the diff?

  LXer Feature: 29-Jun-06

Why do Linux advocates argue over whether to call their operating system 'Linux' or 'GNU/Linux'? It's all open source, right? At this point there are blood pressures rising among free software advocates, while any casual software user reading this is simply thinking, "Yeah, so?"

Finding Open Source Bugs Like Klocwork

A new study by code analysis firm Klocwork has discovered new flaws in open source programs that previous scans by a Department of Homeland Security-sponsored study did not.

Review: How Dapper is Drake?

  • LinuxPlanet; By Carla Schroder (Posted by dcparris on Jun 29, 2006 7:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Ubuntu
Yes, we know you're sick of hearing about Ubuntu. Ubuntu this, Ubuntu that, everyone must love Ubuntu or else. Don't run away screaming just yet, because there are good reasons for all the Ubuntu buzz, as Carla Schroder reports.

Mandriva Postfix Anti-Spam, Anti-Virus Relay Server for Exchange Server 2000/2003

  • HowtoForge; By Dino Edwards (Posted by falko on Jun 29, 2006 7:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Mandriva
There are a couple of linux howtos floating on the Internet that deal with this very subject. As a matter of fact, those guides are what inspired to write this one. In the spirit of keeping it simple, let me recommend the Mandrake or as it’s currently known Mandriva Linux distro. This guide has been written with this distro in mind.

Free Software: Who's Looking Out for You?

  • Enterprise Networking Planet; By Carla Schroder (Posted by tuxchick2 on Jun 29, 2006 6:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
Sometimes I hear my hardworking network and system administrator chums dismissing Free and Open Source Software with "Spare me the philosophy junk. I just want good software, not a sermon." I quite sympathize with the desire to avoid rants and preaches. But I think it's important to understand that the philosophy behind Free Software is why the FOSS ecosystem is so strong and vibrant, and produces such good-quality software, and is so beneficial to end-users and developers.

Your first Linux experiment (video training)

This group of three short videos shows you how to download GNU/Linux, make a bootable Linux CD, and how to boot Linux on your computer without going through a tedious installation routine. We used Ubuntu for this demonstration, but the steps shown apply to all live CD Linux distributions.

Vim tips: The basics of search and replace

  •; By Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier (Posted by dcparris on Jun 29, 2006 5:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Vim beginners may be puzzled when it comes to doing search and replace operations in Vim. The syntax can be a bit arcane, but after you've practiced, it becomes second nature. Let's take a look at how easy it can be.

aKademy Deadline Approaching

  • KDE Dot News; By Adriaan de Groot (Posted by dcparris on Jun 29, 2006 5:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: KDE
The deadline for aKademy 2006 submissions is fast approaching. We are still looking for technical contributions, community success stories, tales of interoperability, industrial innovation and integration and cross-desktop creativity. The Call For Papers says that a 300 word abstract and a short bio is needed to secure your place for consideration by the programme committee. Send them in! Conference registration will open soon. The website says "in june", and it will.

Linux continues to rule supercomputers

  •; By Staff Writer (Posted by dcparris on Jun 29, 2006 4:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Linux has once again dominated the list of the most powerful supercomputers in the world. The 27th issue of the bi-annual Top500 list, released today, shows Linux accounting for 73.4% of the top 500 supercomputers, including the two fastest machines on the planet.

Forget the apple; surprise teacher with open-source software

  • Nashua Telegraph (subscription); By Dave Brooks (Posted by dcparris on Jun 29, 2006 3:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU, Linux
Few things are quite so technically cutting edge as open-source software, which is why you expect to see it used by really cutting-edge folks. Like . . . kindergarten teachers?

Cybersource in desktop Linux deal with Victorian Government.

Australian Linux and open source solutions company Cybersourcehas deployed 120 thin client Linux-based desktops and servers for the Victorian Department of Justice.

I love Microsoft

OK, that's not exactly true, but I don't hate them either. Here's why
[Oh, go on. Read it! - dcparris]

Taking A Bite Out of Microsoft: Red Hat Partners Report More ...

RALEIGH, N.C. – Red Hat will announce its latest quarterly earnings today, and if the outlook of its partners provides any clue the report should be good for shareholders – as well as in future quarters.

SUSE Desktop 10 RC3 Screenshot Tour

DistroWatch reports - Novell has announced the availability of SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 RC3, both Desktop (SLED) and Server (SLES) editions, for public testing: Be among the first to install, test and enjoy SUSE Linux Enterprise 10. The pre-release contains all the functionality of the regular release, but is not the final product. SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 is an open, flexible and secure platform that is ready to host the applications and databases critical to your business -- from the desktop to the data center, across a wide variety of workloads. OSDir has some great screenshots of the upcoming SLED 10 in the SUSE Desktop 10 RC3 Screenshot Tour.

Wells' Order Granting in Part IBM's Motion to Limit SCO's Claims, as tex

Here is Judge Brooke Wells's Order as text. 39 pages and 128 footnotes! Why? I can't read the judge's mind, of course, but my best guess is she is indicating to SCO not to bother to appeal this order. And if they do, she has provided her reasons -- with specificity, one might even say, sufficient to uphold her decision. You can follow along with the references on Groklaw's IBM Timeline page, where the docket numbers are provided.

[Yippee! This is the smack-down SCOG has deserved from the beginning. You can almost hear Judge Wells sizzling and simmering as she dots every 'i' and crosses every 't'. -- grouch]

Widespread Linux GPL Violations Alleged

Could many smaller Linux distributions be in violation of the GPL? That's what Warren Woodford, the man behind the popular MEPIS distribution thinks.

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