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The computing giant ventures takes on supercomputing with a beta of its first supercomputer operating system.
[ED - Linux commands 76% of the top 500 supercomputers. What can MS possible gain from this endevour? Wonder what their licensing scheme will be. Per CPU? bstadil]
...antivirus firms are already warning about a new trojan in the wild taking advantage of the rootkit. This story raisess some questions. These CDs with rootkits have been sold for 8 months. Where was Microsoft? Why didn't they and antivirus companies notice this rootkit themselves long ago? ...So, Symantec and "the big antivirus companies" already knew about the rootkit? According to this statement, it seems they did. Are they then liable as well as Sony?
Christopher Koch, CIO's Executive Editor, Investigations, presents good, honest conversation about what works and what doesn't for creating an enterprise IT strategy that aligns with the business strategy of the company. Do you have an issue you'd like to see covered here? Do you have some nugget of wisdom you'd like to share? Did you recently read something or hear a good presentation about the topic that would help other CIOs?
Open-source advocates have lashed out at SAP AG after a senior executive's "bold and ill-informed" criticisms. Shai Agassi, SAP's head of product development and technology, had said last week in a presentation that open source represents a kind of "IP socialism" that kills innovation.
Root is considered all powerful in Linux. But here is a cool article which tells you how to forbid even root user from deleting/modifying certain files.
Researchers at Purdue University's Rosen Center for Advanced Computing have created open-source software that makes it easier to collaborate in virtual reality environments with colleagues at other locations. The Access Grid Juggler software, now available free of charge on the Internet, eliminates the need to create customized programs. The software, referred to as AGJuggler, can be used on platforms ranging from desktop simulators to a sophisticated virtual reality system called a CAVE, or cave automatic virtual environment, in which users are immersed in an interactive 3-D environment.
This mini-lesson deals with the WWW that you may or may not have known about - the Wonderful World of Wikis. A wiki (or wikiwiki, from the Hawaiian word for 'very quickly') is a web-based application to create content quickly for whatever reason you desire.
Outside the United States and Europe, cost is a big motivator for governments to open source software, but it's not the only one, experts say.
In less than a month after its GA, MySQL has hit the 1 million download mark. To commemorate the milestone, OET takes a look at the MySQL user trends with MySQL’s architecture director Brian Aker. OET also provides a list of 3rd party support products that are assisting MySQL 5’s push into the enterprise.
With so many interesting Linux desktop-oriented books published on an ongoing basis, we thought it might be useful to aggregate them into a convenient "Desktop Linux book roundup." As of its launch today, the roundup currently includes ten recently published books.
Here's the report from the technical breakout group from the 11/4 ODF summit:
solrac writes: Java 5.0 offers developers some powerful new choices for developing high-performance concurrent applications. You can now download the IBM Java 5 Standard Edition at no charge. Diggable
A consortium is chartered to turn embedded Linux into a plug-and-play mobile phone platform comparable to Microsoft's Windows Mobile Smartphone OS, but with greater flexibility and lower costs.
Alex posted this information: Nokia started accepting orders for Linux-based Nokia 770 wireless Internet tablet device. It's $359.99, but shows out of stock on NokiaUSA.com site. Diggable
The Mozilla Foundation announced at the end of last week the Release Candidate 2 for Firefox 1.5, and this time there were no complaints from testers. For the previous release, things didn't go so well for the Foxy browser.
Bryan Long writes: "James -- which is not his real name -- is a reformed "office creeper." His work often put him in a suit and tie, or sometimes a building engineer's overalls. He would sneak into offices and steal laptop computers while employees were out to lunch, in a meeting or just away from their desks."
[Ed. This seems like a timely reminder that computer security starts with the physical security. Speaking as one who has spent years in physical security, it's a good idea to foster a relational environment in the office, where people are open to asking questions. - dcparris]
Video Card Reviews Phoronix writes "Over the past couple of weeks, we have compiled quite a few Linux articles that your readers may find of interest. On the topic of NVIDIA graphics, we had recently reviewed an eVGA GeForce 6800GT PCI-E. This 256MB card, now being replaced by the 6800GS, offered very interesting results when compared against the 7800GTX. Over onto benchmarking, a few days after the Quake 4 release we featured a Doom 3 v. Quake 4 Performance article.
Linux wipes the floor with any other OS at the just released top 500 list. This is truly amazing.
New Development Platform Gives OEMs the Hardware and the tools Needed to Maximize the Potential of Software Defined Radio
LPAR (graphical logical partition) is a Java based GUI monitor for the system p5 server that allows the status of CPU and memory resources used by one or more LPARS to be monitored side by side.
The user can monitor these various OS LPARs side by side to watch for problems or trends in CPU and memory utilization.
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