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STUX live CD: Some technical difficulties

STUX is a Slackware/Knoppix-powered live CD with the Morphix-like ability to build a custom ISO. While the combination has high potential, this implementation leaves something to be desired. It's worth the experience if you enjoy using new distributions, but if you're looking to replace your current desktop OS, look elsewhere.

Mozilla in tie-up with eBay

Mozilla, the non-profit software group, has agreed a tie-up with eBay as part of its continuing drive to take market share from Microsoft. The move, which will be announced early this year, is part of an increasingly commercial push by Mozilla, already one of the biggest thorns in Microsoft's side, to build the user base of its Firefox web browser by luring users from Microsoft’s Internet Explorer.

Programmable Automation Controllers support Linux OS.

United Electronic Industries (UEI) is pleased to announce the release of the UEIPAC series of Programmable Automation Controllers (PACs). The UEIPAC offers a unique combination of compact size, industrial ruggedness and flexibility. The new family is an ideal solution is applications as varied as unmanned vehicle controllers (UAV and ULV), environmental controllers, test stand controllers as well as hardware-in-the-loop simulators.

Andrew Morton reveals his plans for Linux 2.6.21

Following the release of Linux Version 2.6.20 a few days ago the development phase of the next kernel version has now taken off. Whereas Linus Torvalds during the last few days has already integrated some 800 patches into his developer kernel that will lead to 2.6.21, Andrew Morton has now informed the kernel developers about his plans for the next kernel version.

Release-critical Bugreport for February 9, 2007

Bug stamp-out list for February 9, 2007

OpenSSL gets hard-fought revalidation

After a long and arduous journey that included a suspended validation last year, the Open Source Software Institute (OSSI) has announced that OpenSSL has regained its FIPS 140-2 validation and is now available for download. The validation process, which normally lasts a few months, took an astounding five years to complete, and those involved with the projects say they are already devising ways to avoid such long delays in future validations.

Hands on: Putting the boot in

For most people new to Linux, their biggest concern will undoubtedly be how to install it alongside Windows. Most people will understandably want to dip their toes in before wiping out what they’re accustomed to, and many may still need to use specific Windows applications even if they do decide to switch to Linux full time.

Sugarcrm Selected as Finalist for 2007 SIIA CODiE Awards

SugarCRM Inc., has been recognized by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) as a finalist for the 2007 CODiE Awards. Acknowledged as the leading honor for the software and information industry's finest products, the CODiE Awards have identified outstanding achievement in software and digital content development for 22 years. Sugar 4.5 is a finalist for "Best Customer Relationship Management Solution" and "Best Open Source Solution."

Nokia Delivers Free Downloadable Maps to the Mobile World

smart2go Mapping and Navigation Platform Made Available for the Most Popular Mobile Operating Systems

Ubuntu? Not for me, thanks

It's easy to see why Ubuntu is the chosen one (pun intended) - one only has to pop in a CD on any fairly modern PC and see the results. A graphical desktop is available for use fairly soon and anyone who wishes to take the next step and install the distribution has a very easy setup to follow. Of course, there are plenty of other distributions which are equally usable - Ubuntu just happens to be the one which is best-known.

ARM Performance Monitoring Made Easy with Eclipse

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Ashish Patel and Oliver E. Cole (Posted by IdaAshley on Feb 9, 2007 12:05 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: IBM
This tutorial describes the newly released Eclipse Test & Performance Tools Platform (TPTP) project and explains how Application Response Measurement (ARM) V4.0 has been implemented with TPTP. Also learn the trade-offs and challenges involved in getting to this point and moving forward.

New stable version of EnGarde Secure Linux hits the web

Guardian Digital on Feb. 7 announced the release of a new stable version EnGarde Secure Community Edition, version 3.0.12. The security-oriented Linux distribution features a 2.6.19 kernel and the latest versions of several server-based applications, and is intended for use as a Web, DNS, email, database, and general Internet server.

HA middleware, Linux converge on telecom hardware

Enea says its high-availability network software will be available pre-integrated with Kontron's AdvancedTCA and AdvancedMC systems. The combined product targets media gateways, base station controllers, and session border controllers, and will run MontaVista Linux.

The Contradictory Nature of OOXML (Part III) - Mea Culpa

  •; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Feb 9, 2007 10:00 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
One of the things that you learn early when you blog is to ignore the flames, or at least try to. Lots of people will assume that you're a jerk (a/k/a you think something they don't), or that you have all of your facts wrong. They can often get pretty harsh about it, too. Still, you have to keep in mind that you're not going to always be right, and own up and take it in the chops like a grownup when you get called out.

Collect Statistics in a Snapshot with Dynamic Cache Visualizer

  • IBM/alphaWorks (Posted by IdaAshley on Feb 9, 2007 9:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: ; Groups: IBM, Linux
"A picture says more than 1000 words." Collect and visualizes statistics with the Dynamic Cache Visualizer for IBM WebSphere Application Server to provide insight into the state, health, performance, composition, and efficiency of the cache.

Open-Source figures like the Ubuntu/Linspire partnership

Every now and again, technology companies make a deal that everyone likes. That's the case with Canonical Ltd.'s new partnership with Linspire Inc., whereby the companies will share Linux operating system and software distribution technologies.

Mozilla updates Firefox 3.0 preview

Mozilla Corp. yesterday released the second alpha version of what will become its Firefox 3.0 Web browser. The release is the latest milestone in a plan to put the open-source browser in users' hands during the second half of the year.

JBoss founder departs Red Hat

As expected, JBoss founder Marc Fleury has left Red Hat less than a year after the Linux seller acquired his open-source Java server software company.

Linux to power super-router

A group of networking experts has launched a project designed to give Cisco's routers some open source competition.

GNUmed releases

GNUmed version has been polished and released ! For the impatient: Go grab your copy at Next to bug fixes and code cleanup this release has a nice selection of new features as well ... We need testers. Let us know if it works for you.

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