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Despite today's impressive array of media PCs, low-latency frameworks, and revolutionary gold-plated sound cards, most people still prefer to watch television and movies from the comfort of their living rooms rather than in front of a computer monitor. Thus, for computer-acquired video, conversion to a video disc is often the order of the day. That's a task for tovid, a free suite of open source tools to make that trip from the hard drive in one room to a DVD player in another completely painless.
Open source visionary Brian Behlendorf talks about OSS in the enterprise.
This year's 32nd issue of DistroWatch Weekly. plus a section on tips and tricks with Konqueror and Kate.
Only about 2% of the thousands of developers working on open-source software projects are women, a number that women already involved in the open-source movement want to see increased.
IBM plans to make its enterprise search middleware, designed to facilitate searches of unstructured data, available as open-source code. It's called Unstructured Information Management Architecture, and IBM says more than 15 knowledge-management companies intend to support it as a standard framework. The company also is wedding the latest iteration of its WebSphere Information Integrator OmniFind Edition with UIMA. Its goal is to make enterprise search results more relevant and make it easier to apply third-party analytics software.
Web-based service matches software users with the expertise they need when there is no corporation behind the software.
Growth in the Digital Special Effects (SFX) and computer animation industry, a sub-segment of the media and entertainment industry, is exploding world wide. A number of reasons have caused this growth and they involve the merging of technology and imagination.This article illustrates the dynamics and business model and processes of the animation effects industry and introduce the existing infrastructure.
Mobility equals productivity and Motorola is delivering on both counts with three new devices: the A910, A728 and A732, designed to deliver a seamless mobile office experience for today’s on-the-go professional. Leading the charge is the A910 which delivers the freedom of WiFi connectivity plus a flexible Linux software platform for top technology performance. Technology experts and novices alike will easily navigate the handset’s features and functions using Motorola’s next generation user interface.
At the beginning of this year Intel decided to get behind an open-source project called Xen, the end result of which is to develop a virtualisation engine — or hypervisor — designed to allow multiple operating systems to run on a single server. The project came along at the perfect time for Intel — the chipmaker is building Virtualization Technology (VT) into chips beginning this year
VMware, the global leader in virtual infrastructure software for industry-standard systems, today announced that it is working with industry leaders AMD, BEA Systems, BMC Software, Broadcom, Cisco, Computer Associates International, Dell, Emulex, HP, IBM, Intel, Mellanox, Novell, QLogic and Red Hat to advance open virtualization standards. This effort is open to vendors that share a common goal of accelerating the adoption of open standards for virtualization. VMware will contribute technologies based on its seven years of extensive innovation and market leadership to this standards development effort.
The OSCON Open Source Convention wrapped up Friday with a feminine touch as some of the community's most prominent women discussed the possibilities, problems, and parenthood aspects of open source software participation.
Petr Baudis announced the creation of a homepage for git, the directory content manager used to manage the Linux kernel. Git was originally written by Linus Torvalds in early April of 2005 [story], and is now maintained by Junio Hamano [story]. Other online resources available for the tool include atutorial that walks through the process of setting up and using git, aman page, and thegitweb interface providing easy browsing of the many kernel trees managed by git. The new webpage explains:
"GIT falls into the category of distributed source code management tools, similar to Arch or Darcs (or, in the commercial world, BitKeeper).
This is a detailed guide for Linux beginners about how to setup a web, mail and FTP server with Mandrake/Mandriva 10.2. It covers every aspect of the installation and demonstrates the setup process with the help of 39 screenshots. Experienced system administrators will benefit from this tutorial as well.
Novell will provide support for Siebel Systems' business applications in its Suse Linux Enterprise Server.
Red Hat and HP are giving the battle against vulnerabilities top billing at this week's show.
I recently stumbled across a posting on NewsForge about a new (but usable) project. The aspect is simple: a GUI front-end to GNU source-based installations. Personally, I've never got a functional install of Gentoo or SourceMage or Sorcerer or any other source-based distribution, but I've still always been a fan of compiling my own software. It makes me feel more in control, and as kindof a geeky type, it makes me more proud to run that software.
IBM said it will make its Unstructured Information Management Architecture (UIMA) framework freely available to help make unstructured data more easily searchable--and findable. The technology will find its way onto the SourceForge open-source repository by the year's end, IBM said. The company already incorporates its UIMA implementation in WebSphere Information Integrator Omnifind Edition, WebSphere Portal Server and Lotus Workplace
ThinkFree today announced the release of the Linux Edition of ThinkFree Office 3. The cross-platform, high-performance office suite offers the best compatibility with Microsoft® Office of any program to date for Linux, Windows, and Macintosh users.
LinuxWorld is now a venue for all sorts of open-source wannabes and rubberneckers.
SONY HAS stuck an interesting sentence into the very last line of a release that tells us the wonderful technological heights that the console will be able to aspire to. The company said: "The integrated Cell processor will be able to support a variety of operating systems (such as Linux or Apple's Tiger)."
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