Equator Technologies has released a reference design for multi-format video-over-IP devices based on embedded Linux. The "Starfish" design targets IP set-top boxes, video streaming appliances, digital media players, personal video recorders with extra-long recording, DVD jukeboxes, and digital-media adaptors for sharing media between PCs and TVs.
With the cooperation of the Abd El Meneim Al Sawy Culture Wheel "culturewheel.com" we'll be organizing an Install-Fest on Saturday the1 st of May, from 10 am to 5pm. The Install-Fest will be held in the Wisdom Hall of the Culture Wheel, in Zamalek under 15 thof May bridge. If anyone from Egypt is here and is interested/can help/have ideas/have suggestions, please don't stay on the dark side of the planet! If anyone'll be visiting Egypt at that time, he'll be more than welcomed.
Linux 2.6.x and Hardware Random Number Generators : A mini-howto to get hw_random working (with supported hardware)
MandrakeSoft has just released its half-year results ending March. Of note is the 20% increase in revenue and 37% increase in gross profits as compared to the comparable period one year prior, as well as the operating and bottom line profitability. Additionally, they have substantially increased their capital through subscriptions by holders of their warrants, previously issued to shareholders in 2002.
The recent release of Microsoft's Wix project code under an open source license has caused quite a stir among those in the open source community. Some welcome the project and some are highly suspicious. OSDir recently had a chance to talk to Rob Mensching, the project lead at Microsoft, about the project.
Open source software provider Red Hat has announced that about 10,000 people worldwide have become Red Hat Certified Engineers (RHCE) since the course started five years ago.
In what is believed to be the first BEE deal in the Linux training sector, black-owned investment holding company, Moshebi Investments has acquired a 26% stake in leading Linux training provider Smartsource Corporate Training for an undisclosed amount.
With an eye on pumping up its desktop initiative and customer advisory councils in the U.S. and Europe, as well as riding a swell of Linux and open source adoption in Asia, the Open Source Development Lab (OSDL) is on track to double its membership by year's end, OSDL Chief Executive Officer Stuart Cohen told NewsForge last week.
Computer giants IBM and Red Hat, maker of Linux, recently teamed up to donate money and their employees’ time to DonorChooseNC as part of National Volunteer Week celebrations held 18-24 April.
In this installment, David looks at Python's two standard modules for unit testings: unittest anddoctest. These modules expand on the capability of the built-in assert statement, which is used for validation of pre-conditions and post-conditions within functions. David discusses the best ways to incorporate testing into Python development, weighing the advantages of different styles for different types of projects.
Why car PCs are a good idea and some of the roadblocks they face.
The Desktop Linux Enterprise Assessment Kit provides a certain level of convenience, enabling busy IT people to run a simple evaluation of several versions of the Linspire OS from a bootable DVD, sparing at least initially the need for a test machine. Yet it seems any clever IT staffer could find a way to do this without spending $150.
Operating Systems, Applications, and Tools & Management Software Are Now Optimized for The AMD64 Platform
SCO's management, he said, was traveling too much and spending too much when it should have been concentrating its efforts and resources on its legal strategy. The real issue for us was spending and focus,' he explained. The public statements from Darl McBride, SCO's chief executive, were too frequent and too grand for BayStar's liking.
Big Blue is migrating over to Linux internally but it's taking its time, according to an IBM executive speaking at the Linux User and Developer show in London. IBM isn't rushing all of its staff onto open-source software but is embracing Linux in places where it provides genuine business benefits, the company said this week.
In the previous article in this series we looked at ways to secure files and monitor system logs on a Linux server. To finish the series we'll look at security considerations for some important networking tools.
Foreword -- This interview with Murry Shohat, executive director of the Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC), discusses the work the ELC is doing to promote and standardize embedded Linux. It also discusses embedded Linux marketplace matters, technology, and standards organizations.