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Novell has made some interesting changes in distribution and development since our last review of SUSE Linux. Many say it's for the better and I'd say I'm inclined to go with that theory. To tell you the truth, I never thought I'd see the day SUSE opened up it's doors to the community to help expand and concert development efforts, but here we are in a world where SUSE is open and still making geeks sweat every time a new release comes out. Without a doubt, OpenSUSE was one of the biggest announcements of the 2005... and for good reason. SUSE has always been one of the most popular Linux distros on the planet. As of this writing DistroWatch has it ranked as the #3 distro, coming in after Ubuntu at #1 and Mandriva at #2. SUSE has always been at the top of their game and judging by the numbers they still are. Is it worth the download? Is it worth our time? We're here to take a look....
Now imagine you're a lone Linux hacker trying to get Linux to run on a device that can fit in your shirt pocket. And the device manufacturer actively hides any technical data you might need to make the port work. In fact, they designed it to run Windows CE, and only Windows CE.
Ever since Apple launched the Mac mini back in January people have been waiting for a similar system based on x86. It didn't take long for Aopen to come up with their "mini PC" which was introduced at Computex in June. Now, several months later, it seems as though Pandora (codename for the "mini PC") and systems based on it are starting to become available. Legit Reviews and ExtremeTech posted a news-item several weeks ago about Aopen and its partners getting ready to sell these babies. Both of these websites were talking about entry-level systems selling for $399 (Linux OS) to $499 (WindowsXP OS).
The open-source consortium is about to release a new Enterprise Service Bus projectPetalsand is opening it up to JBoss.
As alternatives to Microsoft's Office 2003, the free OpenOffice.org suite and low-cost StarOffice both have a lot to offer.
At Google one works to change the world; at Microsoft one works to protect the Windows and Office profit margins. Which mission do you think high-IQ people prefer?
Massachusetts' frequently asked questions (FAQ) about state documents lists many office tools that support the OpenDocument file format natively: OpenOffice, StarOffice, KOffice, Abiword, eZ publish, IBM Workplace, Knomos case management, Scribus DTP, TextMaker and Visioo Writer.
If you usually run for a coffee refill while your computer is booting up, here's a look at what you're missing.
RAMP (Reliable Asynchronous Message Profile) is a multi-platform asynchronous messaging toolkit that supports the emerging industry standards and provides a run time environment, configuration tools, and demonstrations that allow users to run their business-to-business scenarios using Web service technology that is both reliable and secure.
BANGALORE: Wind River has announced its leading commercial-grade quality Linux device software platform for consumer devices. The global leader in device software optimisation said in a statement that the product line scales to support a full range of device requirements from the smallest handhelds to the most robust network equipment.
A 122-year-old dairy equipment company has used embedded Linux in a robotic cow-milking system (the system is robotic, not the cows). The Voluntary Milking System (VMS) allows cows to decide when to be milked, and gives dairy farmers a more independent lifestyle, free from regular milkings, the company says.
Who offers 2.5 teraflops (and more) in exchange for just 7U of rack space? You'll find the answer (Cell! Blades!) to this and all the rest of the Power Architecture news that's fit to print in our fortnightly calendar.
A new browser named "Flock that is based on the open source browser Firefox, has been launched today. Flock claims to integrate Gen-Next Web technologies such as blogs, RSS content feeds, bookmark and photo sharing. This browser was developed in California, by a small team of developers led by Bart Decrem, who is well known in the open source community, for his involvement in the Mozilla Foundation, and his failed attempts in the Linux field.
A cutting edge Firefox-based Web browser dubbed 'Flock', which integrates next-generation Web technologies such as RSS content feeds, blogs and bookmark and photo sharing, was launched today.
Command Prompt, the PostgreSQL Company since 1997, announced today the immediate availability of Managed PostgreSQL Services as an option to Command Prompt’s standard annual support and remote management services plans.
The OpenOffice.org (OOo) Project released the long-awaited OOo 2.0 suite yesterday, completing a testing process that lasted more than a year.
Montreal, Canada Ubuntu Development Forum announcement.
Red Hat introduced a new security certification recently with a specialized focus on server and client machine security.
Jeff writes: "Our upcoming developer summit will be keenly focused on our plans for Ubuntu 6.04 (Dapper Drake), and mostly of interest to existing Ubuntu developers"
Editors note: Consider this an opportunity to settle questions about the Ubuntu development process and/or dip your toes into the Linux development process.
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