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Linux: 2.6.20 Released

Linux creator Linus Torvalds announced the release of the 2.6.20 kernel, summarizing,"a lot of stuff. All over. And KVM." He further noted,"I tried rather hard to make 2.6.20 largely a 'stabilization release'. Unlike a lot of kernels lately, there aren't really any big fundamental changes to some core infrastructure area, and while we always have bugs, I really am hoping that we fixed many more than we introduced." His announcement started with a news parody, "in a widely anticipated move, Linux 'headcase' Torvalds today announced the immediate availability of the most advanced Linux kernel to date, version 2.6.20." Linus continued: "As ICD head analyst Walter Dickweed put it: "Releasing a new kernel on Superbowl Sunday means that the important 'pasty white nerd' constituency finally has something to do while the rest of the country sits comatose in front of their 65" plasma screens."

Newbie guide to compiling software on linux

One of the big challenges of linux that newbies face is compiling software. This howto could help you to compile the software successfully.

Increase PHP programming productivity with Zend Studio

Looking for an integrated development environment (IDE) for your PHP coding? Zend Studio, which launched its latest version 5.5 in December, offers an impressive feature list that can increase the productivity of even novice programmers.

SuperTux: Reloaded

  • MadPenguin.org; By Matt Hartley (Posted by gsh on Feb 6, 2007 1:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
As luck would have it, GetDeb.net is back at work after the holidays, and while browsing their latest package additions, I happened upon an update to one of my all time favorite Linux games - SuperTux. For the uninformed, SuperTux is a fantastic 2D video game that was made available for all the popular distributions; in addition, to a number of other platforms including desktop and mobile.

Amadeus Capitalizes On Airline Services With Open Source

Adoption of open source code is a key competitive factor, InformationWeek says in this week's issue. If you don't agree, then consider the case of Amadeus, the big European travel technology company, which competes -- successfully -- with Sabre Holdings, Galileo, and Worldspan. Amadeus says the right open source code -- not just any open source but a great fit to its systems -- is critical to its future. So much so that it believes it can adopt more open source code and gain competitive advantage over its key rivals.

Linux on the Desktop at home

  • Linux+DVD magazine; By Claus Futtrup (Posted by Linuxplusdvd on Feb 6, 2007 12:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In this new article, Claus Futtrup examines some of the key ingredients for successful Linux expansion into Home Desktop use.

Open source phone stack project launches

An open source project has launched with the goal of building a completely open source software stack for mobile phones. The GPE Phone Edition (GPE2) project aims for compliance with standards defined by the LiPS (Linux Phone Standards) Forum, and has already published an early implementation.

Build Your Own Ubuntu

  • OSWeekly.com; By Matt Hartley (Posted by gsh on Feb 6, 2007 11:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Ubuntu
With the release of Vista and the curiosity people have with trying other operating systems in light of its release, I have found myself knee deep in a number of operating systems over the course of the past few months. BSD, Linux, even OS X.

Unix vendors get creative in face of Windows, Linux competition

A little less than a year ago, Internet Brands, which operates Web sites for big ticket purchases such as cars, homes and mortgages, was looking to rid itself of the big ticket hardware in its data center.

SCALE finalizes Expo Details.

The Southern California Linux Expo is this weekend in Los Angeles. Here are some last minute details

Novell: 'No One Can Stop Us From Selling Linux'

Responding to a report that its right to sell Linux is under scrutiny by a group that controls key parts of the open source operating system, a spokesman for Novell on Monday said the company does not expect to make any changes to its product line as a result of the tiff. "We're telling customers that no one can stop us from selling SUSE Linux," the spokesman said.

E-learning patent fight leaves open source alone

BlackBoard makes a pledge for users of Moodle and other products, but its lawsuit against a Canadian software firm is still being fought. Take a lesson on the latest intellectual property dispute

Fifth Southern California Linux Expo opens Friday

SCALE 5X, the 2007 Southern California Linux Expo, opens its doors at the Westin Los Angeles Airport hotel Feb. 9 and will continue through Sunday, Feb. 11. The event will include about 50 seminars, 70-plus exhibitors, a high number of BoF meetings, and three days' worth of exhibits and demonstrations.

[I will be there representing LXer. - Scott]

Ensim Pro X for Linux Version 10.2 Ships

Ensim has released Ensim Pro X for Linux - Version 10.2, the latest version of the industry's premier server management and automation control panel.

Latest Linux kernel patch pushes KVM into the limelight

Linux kernel version 2.6.20, released on Sunday, offers access to a new framework meant to provide a user-friendly, high performance platform for Linux virtualization in the future. The framework, called Kernel-based Virtual Machine, or KVM, is a full virtualization technology for Linux on x86 hardware. It consists of a loadable kernel module named kvm.ko and a userspace component. Both components are open source software.

SCALE 5x - Open Source Conferences in Los Angeles This Week

SCALE 5x, the 2007 Southern California Linux Expo will be held in Los Angeles, CA this weeken On Feb 9-11, 2007. It will include: 50+ seminars, 70+ exhibitors, BoFs, and more. Highlighted speakers will include Chris Dibona, Don Marti, Ted Haeger, Jono Bacon, andothers. Exhibitors include: Dell, IBM, Verio, Redhat, GroundWork Open Source, ReactOS, Haiku OS, and PostgreSQL. One lucky attendee will win a Dual Xeon 1U Rackmount Server from Silicon Mechanics. Two other conference to be held on Friday Feb 9th include:Women In Open Source, andOpen Source Health Care Summit.

Five Ways to Create Uniform Namespace with Autofs

Trouble accessing data exported from multiple file servers? Try using open source implementations of autofs and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), with NFS Version 3, to access data under the same global mount point. In this article, study and compare five different methods to create a uniform namespace using autofs.

Amarok 1.4.5 and AWN Issue 6 Released

The long-awaited Amarok 1.4.5 has finally been released. Major changes include an integrated Shoutcast stream directory, the new Magnatune music store re-download manager, support for track labeling, and improved sound quality when using the equalizer with xine engine. Many of the new features are explained in the latest issue of the Amarok Weekly Newsletter.

IW: OpenVistA® 'On The Bubble'

Information Week has an article entitled: 'How To Tell The Open Source Winners From The Losers' and prominently features Medsphere's OpenVistA® as being 'on the bubble' and some factual errors regarding the troubled software:'...OpenVista was posted on SourceForge on June 6. It wasn't a big surprise; the posting had been promised several times by Medsphere, a company founded to commercialize OpenVista. But things unraveled quickly. Within four months, Medsphere sued co-founder and CTO Steve Shreeve, who was responsible for the posting. In a complaint filed in Superior Court of Orange County, Calif., Medsphere charged that Shreeve and his older brother, Scott, Medsphere's chief medical officer at the time, had breached their fiduciary duty as directors, violated confidentiality agreements, and caused the company to suffer $50 million in damages.

Open News Podcast Episode 2 Released

Open News episode 2 hits the net today with stories on 3Com, MySQL, Digium, Sun, Ubuntu, and more...

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