A prominent set-top-box (STB) vendor funded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is prepping two retail DVRs -- at least one based on Linux. Digeo's "Moxi" recorder and Home Cinema Edition HD DMR (digital media recorder) anticipate new FCC consumer-choice laws that kick in this summer.
The Venice Project1 is not just another online video start-up. The Luxembourg-based company is the latest co-production of the two-person hit factory of Niklas Zennstrom2 and Janus Friis3. The founders of Kazaa and Skype4 are hoping that The Venice Project will upend the television experience just as their earlier efforts turned the music and phone businesses on their respective heads.
Release-critical Bugreport for January 12, 2007
For a long time, hibernation has been associated with proprietary operating systems. Now, the feature has started taking the front row in GNU/Linux systems too. What’s more, it’s fast, flexible and is a real time saver!
It has been announced that RapidMind and Terra Soft have teamed up to make application development for the PlayStation 3 easier than ever before. Last month Terra Soft announced the release of Yellow Dog Linux of the PlayStation 3, and now with the RapidMind Development Platform, developers can more easily create applications that run on PS3 and other hardware which utilizes the Cell Broadband Engine.
Sun Microsystems is handing out free DVDs of Solaris 10 OS for both x86 and SPARC platforms. The DVDs are enclosed in a beautiful DVD Jewell case (See the pictures) and is shipped free of charge to the address of your choosing. This could be an easy way to try out Solaris 10 OS and learn more about this robust OS as this article indicates.
BosaNova has added a low-power, compact, mountable model to its line of x86-architecture thin clients. Based on an AMD LX800 processor, and with optional WiFi, the one-pound design is available with Linux as the RBT-802, or as the RBT-820 with Windows CE.
Freedom to Innovate South Africa (FTISA) has extended an open invitation to a discussion on software and business patent methods in South Africa. Input from these discussions will be used to draft FTISA's strategy document for promoting innovation and software development locally.
iWave Systems, an expert in hand-held design solutions shares another success story by announcing it's latest iMX27 reference design (iW-RainboW-G3) which has been conceptualised, designed and developed at its Bangalore center aimed at improving end user productivity.
StarNet is shipping a USB-based PC X server that lets Windows PC users run graphical applications that reside on remote Linux systems, and carry their sessions with them. The X-Win32 Flash launches an X Window server application when plugged into a host PC running Microsoft Windows, according to the company.
Matthew Aslett of Computer Business Review brings to my attention that a recent article by the Salt Lake Tribune's Bob Mims, "Novell underscores support for free software development", includes an inaccuracy. Because the article has been widely quoted and it is currently linked to on Novell's web site, it seems important to correct it.
Storix has introduced software that lets customers back up, migrate and provision new Linux and AIX systems. The Storix System Backup Administrator version 6 For Linux and AIX (SBAdmin) also provides bare metal restore capability for failed or new systems.
There are three major Linux conferences held annually, one each in the US, Canada and Australia. That alone should provide an indication of the extent to which Australians have been, and are, involved in the free and open source software community. From Monday, Sydney's University of New South Wales will play host to the eighth Australian Linux Conference better known as linux.conf.au.
User Mode Linux (UML) allows you to run Linux kernels as user mode processes under a host Linux kernel, giving you a simple way to run several independent virtual machines on a single piece of physical hardware. Let's take a look at UML and how it can give you more bang for the hardware buck, or make it easier to debug the kernel.
SCALE 5X, the 2007 Southern California Linux Expo to be held at the Westin Los Angeles Airport Feb. 10 and 11, announced this week that it plans to host a "Women in Open Source" mini-conference on Feb. 9 at the same location.
The Fritzbox is an all-in-one Linux-based device that supports VoIP, home networking, and even some extension mechanisms. Hacker Guylhem Aznar explains how he simplified his home network with this device.
British university students are being offered cash incentives to write open source software - and the first beneficiary is a Python programmer from Swansea. The UK Free Software Network (UKFSN), a small Hertfordshire-based internet service provider, has announced it will use its profits to form a fund benefitting students developing software that can be modified by its end users.
Despite the ongoing legal drama, Medsphere has won business fromBrooklyn's Lutheran Medical Center. The release quotes Dr. Ken Kizer;" With the power of VistA behind it, OpenVista substantially lowers costs, reduces implementation risk, and shortens the learning curve because so many physicians train at VA hospitals. These and other factors offer clear advantages over other commercial EHR systems." No mention of the term"open source" until the end of the release where the now famous phrase appears again"Medsphere is the leading commercial provider of open source technology for the healthcare industry."
With the new XML technology called Hierarchical Inherited Rule-Interpreted XML, you can replace standard Java properties with dynamic versions.
Real-time Linux specialist FSMLabs is shipping software that may help financial services companies retrofit their electronic trading systems for compliance with new time synchronization requirements in the U.S. and Europe. The company claims that the RTTimeSync add-on for its RTLinuxPro OS can keep nodes synchronized, whether running Linux or Windows.