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Availigent, with its high-availability software for Linux, says that its Duration 2.1 software is now available for HP XC System Software V2.1, which HP puts on its XP clusters.
The Spring of 2006 will certainly be remembered as a banner season for desktop Linux.
Too much hyperbole? Well, perhaps.
Positioned as a product for entry-level needs, StillSecure's Strata Guard Free sports many of the same features offered by its higher-end commercial brethren. Strata Guard Free offers several key features that make it an ideal security product for small offices, especially when one considers the price—it's free.
The SilverStorm 9000 Fabric Director system will provide a 20 Gb/s InfiniBand DDR interconnect backbone for an AMD Opteron dual processor-based 110-node Linux Networx Custom Supersystem with integrated visualization and a performance-tuned storage system.
[Wonder how Doom 3 would work on that -- grouch]
Flock is a "social browser" built on the Firefox code base, which integrates blogging, photo sharing with Flickr or Photobucket, "favorites" (a.k.a. bookmarks) using del.icio.us or Shadows, and other collaborative features. Last November I took a look at an early Flock release, and found it to be interesting, if a little bit rough. The Flock folks have been hard at work, and the new Flock beta release looks solid enough to be a must for users who spend a great deal of time blogging, sharing pictures, or using services like del.icio.us.
IBM has published the following new technical articles, tutorials, and downloads on its DeveloperWorks website. They cover a range of interesting (though not necessarily embedded) technical topics, primarily related to Linux and open source system development.
[LXer member IdaAshley has already posted each of these, I think, but this article puts them all together in one list. -- grouch]
PHP has grown to become one of the most popular scripting languages on the web. It offers many possibilities to its users, from building a complex and innovative content management system to forming a simplistic family photo album. PHP is also a useful programming language in that it helps eliminate redundancy while promoting time-saving and dynamic methodology. With PHP and an object-oriented approach (OO), using PHP has countless advantages. Peter Lavin's highlights this and more inObject-Oriented PHP.
Hyperic, a renowned player in next-generation IT management platforms, is adopting an open source business model for Hyperic HQ, its flagship product.
While I prefer allowing every user to customize his system, some managers may want to keep users from messing up a standard configuration. There are two basic approaches to this process. First, you can disable access to the key tools. Second, you can change ownership and permissions on associated configuration files to prevent changes by regular users.
Also announces addition of two new Linux plans featuring Ruby on Rails and enhancement of their entire Linux hosting plan lineup with PHP 5.
[This is not an endorsement by LXer just as there is no LXer endorsement for other press releases posted.-- grouch]
Four large mobile phone vendors, together with two major wireless operators, will create an open Linux implementation for mobile phones.
IBM Japan today announced the implementation of NYK Line's new accounting system as part of the company's medium-term management plan "New Horizon 2007" announced in March 2005.
The strongest feature of IBM's mainframe z990 is its ability to run its flagship z/OS operating system concurrently with open and industry standard technologies such as Linux and Java™ Linux on a single server. Another distinguishing feature is the z990 offers an Integrated Facility for Linux, a central processor dedicated to Linux workloads, which allows users to temporarily turn on additional IFL engine capacity for spikes in usage, thereby enabling better cost management and utilization of IT resources.
A consortium of top mobile phone manufacturers and operators has decided to form a foundation to standardise smartphone operating systems.
This week on PCBurn's Linux Game Review we're taking a look at Infinite Dungeons, BioWare's newest (and last) official module for Neverwinter Nights.
It's a professionally crafted game expansion that aims to replicate the automatic dungeon generation game play of rogue style dungeon romps such as nethack or ADOM. Let's see how it stacks up.
After discussing ways in which the two sites could cooperate for the mutual benefit we have decided to join GUILinux.com and Nuxified.org communities to create a bigger and better Free Software support community at Nuxified.org.
ASCII art has evolved from flashy text messages cooked up with underscores and hashes to more complex and appealing designs, but creating such patterns takes some effort. boxes is an excellent utility that can help you create interesting ASCII artwork.
At LinuxWorld Canada 2006, Dee-Ann LeBlanc sat down with Ross Chevalier, Chief Technology Officer of Novell Canada, Ltd, who wanted to talk about why 2006 is finally the year of Linux on the desktop. Or, more precisely, "The Year of Adoption for an Enterprise Linux Desktop."
NexentaOS Alpha 5 (Dapper Drake 6.06) Released!
Too long ago, when I was a sprog growing up, my elders and betters drummed into me in no uncertain terms that there was “no such thing as a free lunch”. At the time, I was going to school and my lunches were either provided by my parents or paid for by them, so as far as I was concerned my lunches were free. However, I soon appreciated what they meant as I approached adulthood. It is a very rare event, if it happens at all, that someone gives you something for free without some ulterior motive.
The open source process is marketing in its purest form.
If that horrifies you, perhaps you're unfamiliar with marketing.
Matthew Revell explains what marketing is and how free and open source software projects can use it to their advantage.
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