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Is Xming Another Example of Misunderstanding Libre Licenses?

Xming appears to be a useful program for accessing and running your GNU/Linux applications remotely from a Windows computer. It is licensed under the GPLv2. But just how free is it, really?

Zmanda Delivers First Enterprise Backup Software for Ubuntu

Amanda Enterprise Backup & Recovery Solution Now Supports Popular Ubuntu Linux Distribution

Windows vs. Linux Compared With Mixed Results

  • OSWeekly.com; By Matt Hartley (Posted by gsh on Nov 14, 2007 2:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
I hear this too often - Windows is easier to use than Linux. And so in light of this, being as I have used both operating systems for years, I thought I would put this to the test, the results are not going to make Windows users feel too good about this desktop choice overall, I'm afraid.

Internals of porting C/C++ sources

Delve into some of the compiler options used to build Visual C++ projects and the UNIX and g++ equivalents, takes a closer look at the g++ attribute mechanism as it relates to porting, and examines some common problems you might encounter while porting from a 32-bit Windows environment to a 64-bit UNIX environment.

Multics source code released into the wild

Unix's 43-year-old daddy joins open community. M.I.T.'s Information Services and Technology organization has released the source code of MULTICS, a decades-old OS and important forebear of modern day operating systems.

Portrait: Alien Arena creator John Diamond

John Diamond is the creator and lead developer of the popular free software game Alien Arena. He turned his hobbies and a talent for coding into a small business. Diamond, in his early 40s, lives about 30 miles north of Baltimore with his wife Courtney, and twp cats, Sasha and Sheena. By day, he works as a developer of AutoCAD-based electrical design applications. In his spare time, he is the founder and CEO of COR Entertainment, a small independent game company.

Mocking and Stubbing in Ruby on Rails

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Edd Dumbill (Posted by IdaAshley on Nov 13, 2007 10:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
Understand the basic foundations behind stubbing and mocking techniques and strategies with this hands-on walkthrough using the three most popular mocking frameworks for Ruby: RSpec, Mocha, and Flex Mock. Also, learn how the Ruby on Rails Web framework can help speed your development of DB2-based Web applications.

Review of Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon.

  • wolfmanzbytes.com (Posted by bigjim on Nov 13, 2007 9:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Ubuntu
Finally after six months of waiting I get a chance to check out the latest Ubuntu offering. The question now is, was it a wait that was worth waiting for or does this new version of Ubuntu disappoint? Lets open up the hood and have a look in side and see what this newest version of Ubuntu has to offer..

PatientOS LinuxMedNews Update

The next release of PatientOS is being refocused to focus on specific ambulatory clinic or Physician practice workflows that can be completed end-to-end.

ATI's New Drivers: Did The Paradise Come?

  • Phoronix; By Michael Larabel (Posted by phoronix on Nov 13, 2007 8:04 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
It's been nearly seven months since I wrote my first article about ATI drivers and how they literally crippled my computer and my daily life. Last month, ATI had finally released their latest drivers which contains the new OpenGL component and AIGLX support. Was this release worth the amount of hype and did it solve everyone's problems? For me, simply, no. After seven months of waiting, updating, and struggling, things are not good for me, in every possible feature of the ATI Linux driver I use.

Worldwide 2008 Mandriva Linux Installfest

Mandriva rallies the community of Linux users in many cities across the globe on November 17th 2007.

30th Edition of the TOP500 World’s Fastest Supercomputers Released

The twice-yearly TOP500 list of the world's fastest supercomputers, already a closely watched event in the world of high performance computing, is expected to become an even hotter topic of discussion as the latest list shows five new entrants in the Top 10, which includes sites in the United States, Germany, India and Sweden. The 30th edition of the TOP500 list was released today (Nov. 12, 2007) at SC07, the international conference on high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis, in Reno, Nevada.

Clever Zend IDE helps you fix PHP bugs interactively

Martin Streicher, the Editor in Chief of Linux Magazine writes about Squashing bugs in PHP applications with the Zend Debugger, which probes running code, allowing you to suspend execution arbitrarily, examine objects, explore the call stack, and even change the value of a variable on the fly.

Open source Java - one year later

A year ago this week Sun finally bowed to pressure and agreed to make Java a free, open source project. It was an odd move given Sun's strong resistance to making Java open source for a more than a decade. Twelve months on, open source Java has made things a little easier for developers and attracted some expressions of support. It's notable, though, that no industry events have been arranged to celebrate the date while Sun's tools and runtimes continue to search for a role among Java developers.

Fedora 8 sees strong adoption in first week

The latest version of Fedora—codenamed Werewolf—was released last week. According to statistics released this morning by Red Hat, Fedora 8 has been already been installed over 54,000 times in only four days.

VMware dangles Server 2 beta

VMware Server has been VMware's response to rivals who opted to give away their base server virtualization software. VMware used to sell GSX Server - a lower-end package than its flagship ESX Server - until replacing it with Server last year. VMware uses Server to protect its low-end turf and to lure customers toward paying for ESX Server. More than 3m VMware Server downloads have gone out to date with the vast majority of those reaching SMBs, according to VMware.

Tour of GNOME Online Desktop

Here’s a tour of the pre-alpha demo release of GNOME Online Desktop included in Fedora 8. Learn more about what it does and how you can get involved in the project.

Is Open Source Recession Proof?

Whispers of a potential economic recession ahead continue. That made The VAR Guy wonder: If the U.S. does head into an economic recession soon, are open source companies (like Red Hat, MySQL and SugarCRM) better positioned to weather the storm than their closed source counterparts (like Microsoft and Oracle)? Let’s take a look.

KDE 4.0 Release Event Contest Winners Announced

On October 4, 2007 we announced a contest regarding the KDE 4.0 Release Event at Mountain View, California on January 17-19, 2008. Participants were asked to answer the question: "Why should you be at the KDE 4.0 Release Event?" with the winner being flown out to the Release Event itself.

Fedora 8 - a video tour

These three short videos -- all less than 8 minutes long -- give you an idea of Fedora 8's "look and feel" during the installation and setup process, and show you what software is installed by default. The third video shows you how to install and -- just as important -- uninstall software in Fedora 8. Fedora is often described as a GNU/Linux distribution "for enthusiasts and developers." It is sponsored by Red Hat, and some people see Fedora as the "beta" version of Red Hat's official releases.

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