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Research finds mobile companies overclaiming

  • Tectonic.co.za; By Jason Norwood-Young (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Sep 15, 2006 9:56 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Cell phone companies have been significantly over-exaggerating their user figures, leading to a drop in average revenue per user figures for both MTN and Vodacom, according to a report released yesterday by research house World Wide Worx.

Levanta Opens Door To Open Source

With a new name and focus on the channel, Levanta is hoping to win over service providers looking for deployment tools and managed-services opportunities in the Linux space. Levanta, formerly Linuxcare, San Mateo, Calif., last month unveiled the North American Partner Program+, its new U.S. channel initiative, at LinuxWorld. Program+ opens up opportunity for VARs to resell Levanta's popular Intrepid M, a Linux server-management appliance.

Idaho Linux users will celebrate software freedom

The Idaho State Linux Users Group will host a Software Freedom Day celebration Saturday in Pocatello. There will be a presentation on open-source software, raffle prizes, free operating system CDs, and an "install-fest."

Choosing the Right Continuous Integration Server

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Paul Duvall (Posted by IdaAshley on Sep 15, 2006 7:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
With so many Continuous Integration (CI) servers to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which one is right for you. In the second article of the series Automation for the people, development automation expert Paul Duvall explores a handful of open source CI servers, including Continuum, CruiseControl, and Luntbuild, using a consistent evaluation criteria and illustrative examples.

Army Considers Shift to Open-Source Programs

Following the trend of the nation's government agencies, universities and post offices, the South Korean military is considering jumping onto the open-source bandwagon.

Security Updates for Camino and Seamonkey Released

Based on Gecko 1.8.0.7, Camino 1.0.3 and Seamonkey 1.0.5 have been released. All users of earlier versions are encouraged to upgrade. See the Camino 1.0.3 Release Notes and the Seamonkey project page for more information

Foresight Linux sneaks up on v1.0

Chief maintainer Ken Van Dine announced the release of Foresight Linux 0.9.8, which uses a 2.6.17.8 kernel and sports the new GNOME 2.16 desktop. The distro comes as either a single DVD or double CD iso download.

Line up for parallelism

It could be the way of the futureWhile doing some research for another project I came across an arguably old idea being re-visited - or perhaps that should read "disinterred". Parallel processing is, a growing number of people believe, not just the way of the future but the only way real development progress is likely to be made in future.

Mistakes in identity

No system works perfectly all the time, but for something as fundamental as being able to prove who you are and get access to what you’re supposed to be able to do, we need to set things up so there’s a fall-back plan.

ODF gets a new community website

The OASIS international standards consortium on Sept. 12 launched a new website, OpenDocument XML.org, aimed at being the official community gathering place and information resource for the OpenDocument Format (ODF). The site will feature blogs, forums, information, and news about the ODF.

Mozilla's New Security Chief: Dump Old Code

Window Snyder, whose hiring was announced last week, says she wants to get going. Her first initiative is to reduce the overall risk to Firefox by evaluating where there are unused features and by getting rid of the unused code.

Mips Linux book updated, sample chapter available

Dominic Sweetman of MIPS Technologies has updated his guidebook to the MIPS architecture. See MIPS Run...Linux offers a technical look at MIPS32, and uses Linux to illustrate how operating system kernels and application environments can be built on top of the RISC-based architecture.

Linux-ready Firmware Developer Kit

The Linux-ready Firmware Developer Kit is a tool to test how well Linux works together with the firmware (BIOS) of your machine. The main component of the kit is a bootable CD, which you can download from this site. When this CD boots, the Linux kernel starts and launches the test application. This application performs a set of tests on your machine and then reports the results for interactive inspection. The test application also assists you in running some of the non-automatic parts of a firmware test plan.

Puppy Linux 2.10 says "woof"

Distro founder and chief maintainer Barry Kauler on Sept. 13 announced availability of the Puppy Linux 2.10 live CD. The latest version of the Australia-based distro features a 2.6.16.7 Linux kernel, the JWM desktop windowing environment, and a "massive" package upgrade.

Announcing Fedora Core 6 Test3 (5.92)

The Fedora Project announces the third and final test release of the Fedora Core 6 development cycle, available for the i386, x86_64, and ppc/ppc64 architectures, including Intel based Macintosh computers. Be aware that Test releases are recommended only for Linux experts/enthusiasts or for the technology evaluation, as many parts are likely to be broken and the rate of change is rapid.

Red Hat takes Xen baby step

Red Hat has lurched closer toward the Xen server virtualization package by including the software in a beta release of its server operating system. And now the company is begging people to test out just how well Xen functions with RHEL 5.

Massive desktop Linux migration kept quiet

Why has the country's biggest known desktop Linux implementation gone relatively unpublicised for so long?

Linspire Tempts White-Box Vendors with CNR Royalties

Linspire Inc. launched a revamped partner program on September 14 that will pay system builders a percentage on all commercial Linux software and services purchased by users of either Linspire or Freespire pre-installed desktop and laptop computers using the company's CNR (Click N' Run) technology.

XML Voice Editing Toolkit for Eclipse Gets Updated

The newly updated Compound XML Document Toolkit now supports Eclipse 3.2 and Eclipse WTP 1.5 and can build Web applications that include voice and graphics without extensive hand coding.

Mandriva Powers Up a Serious Business-Server Linux

The company claims that Mandriva Corporate Server 4 is fully compliant with the LSB (Linux Standard Base), and therefore should have interoperability with products from other LSB-compliant vendors.

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