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Google and the new punk era of IT

Google recently shocked the IT world by revealing that it actually builds its own servers, a strategy delivering economic advantage over its competitors, and leaving corporate IT departments in the dust. The technology press was full of the industry's reaction, chiding Google and reminding us that conventional wisdom is that traditional server companies like Dell, have the unbeatable advantages of economies of scale and manufacturing know-how. Turns out that thinking is plain wrong.

Freescale Teams with Wavesat on WiMAX Reference Platform

Freescale Semiconductor and Wavesat, a leading supplier of WiMAX chipsets, software and development tools, are collaborating to deliver a comprehensive reference platform solution for WiMAX-enabled customer premises equipment (CPE). The two companies are demonstrating the WiMAX CPE solution at the Freescale Technology Forum this week.

[Specs include Linux 2.6.x and Samba. -- grouch]

WGA and Activation Failures Don't Faze Redmond

While Microsoft insists that problems with the Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) program are much overblown -- claiming last week that "only a fraction of a percent" of the systems that fail the WGA verification are actually legal -- Microsoft's customers keep saying otherwise.

A story about how WGA problems is driving at least one business owner to look into Linux. Interesting tidbit: apparently Microsoft is asking $149 if you wish to re-activate XP in a hurry and avoid the helpdesk hassles. - Sander

System Administration: Another Step toward the BIND - III

Before we take a look at a complete primary zone file, we need to cover background. Consider this background the context where the file itself is content.Note: None of this may mean much to you until you see the entire text of a zone file. That's OK at this point because when you do see it tomorrow, you can refer back to this information to make sense of it. In the mean time, you may have to humor the editor.

Rumblings From Studio Dave

Audio And 64-bit Linux, Part 1 Sorry for the delay, it's been hectic here. As I mentioned at the end of my last entry I've preparing myself for my first excursion into the world of 64-bit Linux. After trading some lessons for a motherboard I started collecting parts for a new desktop machine for the studio. 64-bit considerations were new to me so I asked for help on theLinux Audio Users mail list. Some LAU members run 64-bit systems, and I did indeed get the information I needed. I won't detail the engaging traffic that resulted from that thread, you can read it yourself in the LAU list archives (it's titledAMD64 question).

Open source bill – it’s about time

IF all goes well, the country will get its first open source bill, courtesy of Bayan Muna Rep. Teddy Casiño. It’s about time. The country can reap a good number of tangible benefits from free and open source software (FOSS) and it’s time the government did more to encourage its use. Writing for the UNDP’s International Open Source Network, Kenneth Wong notes six distinct benefits that governments can derive from FOSS:

Represent KDE at Linuxtagen in Essen

On September the 9th and 10th (Saturday and Sunday) the Essener Linuxtage will take place in the University of Essen in Germany. KDE will have a stall there, but needs more representatives. If you are interested in helping us man a stall or giving a talk, then please contact us. Read the programme (in German) for more information.

PHP is the most popular technology in freelance projects

  •; By Kit (Posted by kit1980 on Jul 25, 2006 12:54 AM EDT)
  • Groups: PHP; Story Type: News Story
According to statistical analysis of the 27750 freelance projects on site most wanted types of job are PHP (40% of all projects), Web Design (31%), Graphic Design (16%) and Flash (14%). Read more

Akademy 2007 Call for Location and Organisation

While preparations for aKademy 2006 are in full swing, next year's annual meeting of the KDE community, aKademy 2007, is sending out a Call for Location and Organisation. aKademy is made possible mainly because of financial contributions by corporations

OpenSSL may see revalidation soon

The on-again, off-again status of OpenSSL Certificate 642's validation by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) seems to be coming to a conclusion as abruptly as it began.

Linux mobile phones group adds member

Linux phone stack provider a la Mobile has joined the OSDL (Open Source Development Labs), in order to work with the Lab's Mobile Linux Initiative (MLI). The MLI aims to improve and promote Linux for phones and other mobile devices. It now has 15 members.

Wi-Fi Waves Bouncing Everywhere

  •; By Michael Robertson (Posted by NoDough on Jul 24, 2006 10:44 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Way cool! VOIP and an Internet Jukebox on a Linux powered Nokia 770.

Panda Software Launches Panda DesktopSecure for Linux

Panda Software is launching Panda DesktopSecure for Linux, a complete security suite for protecting Linux workstations, Offering a Free Product to Protect These Systems - The New Suite Includes Signature-Based Detection of Malicious Code, the Genetic Heuristic Engine and a Powerful Firewall - The Whole Solution is Controlled Via a Single Graphic Interface, Simplifying Installation, Configuration and Maintenance.

Report: This is Red Hat Calling

Linux leader Red Hat is aggressively pushing its Linux solutions into the telecom space with a series of new partner initiatives. One part of the push is Red Hat's partnership with IBM and HP, which is intended to produce a hardware and software combination targeted at carrier-grade deployment. The other part is Red Hat's Telecommunications Partner Program, which is about driving both awareness and adoption of Red Hat-based carrier-grade solutions and platforms.

Pie Box Enterprise Linux 3 Update 8 now available

Update 8 of Pie Box Enterprise Linux 3 was made available today. This update includes the following enhancements...

Linux: Filesystems, Politics and the Kernel

The discussion about why the Reiser4 filesystem has not been merged into the Linux kernel continues..The latest chapter in this ongoing debate tends to be more about clashing personalities than the code in question. How this affects if and when the Reiser4 filesystem will be merged into the mainline Linux kernel is yet to be seen.

Building A Virtual Cluster with Xen

  •; By Angel de Vicente (Posted by deadline on Jul 24, 2006 8:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Don't have cluster hardware, not to worry. Using Xen and some basic PC hardware, you can build a virtual cluster to test ideas, software, and learn about clusters. The article provides step by step directions on how to configure a cluster with five virtual nodes on a single system.

DB2 9 admin 731 certification prep series

These tutorials provide a solid base for each section of the exam, including: server management, data placement, database access, monitoring DB2 activity, DB2 utilities, Backup and recovery, and split mirroring and HADR.

Fedora Weekly News Issue 56

In this issue, we have following articles:

1 FC6 Test2 Freeze Slip
2 End of Life times for FC1, FC2, RHL7.3 and RHL9
3 Introducing Fedora Women
4 Fedora at O'reilly OSCON 2006
5 Kernel Privilege Esclation Exploit for CVE-2006-3626
6 NewsForge: New Fedora test lead begins work
7 Fedora Weekly Reports 2006-07-17
8 Fedora Core 4 and 5 Updates
9 Contributing to Fedora Weekly News
10 Editor's Blog

NASA Scientists Conquer Einstein Equations With Help From Columbia Supercomputer

Powered by SGI Altix, Researchers Simulate Merger of Black Holes, Shedding Light on the Most Powerful Event in the Universe

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