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Get Hands-On Experience Programming Blue Gene

  • (Posted by dcparris on Jul 18, 2006 3:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: IBM
The integrated Cell BE SDK supersedes all previous versions, and now contains Support for Linux kernel 2.6.16, GNU GCC 4.0.2, and binutils 2.16.1, Support for PowerPC 64-bit hardware, NUMA, XL C compiler now supports C++, and a greatly enhanced install experience. Download the new Cell Broadband Engine and gain hands-on experience programming Blue Gene.

Dreamlinux 2.0 goes gold

The Brazil-based Dreamlinux project team introduced Dreamlinux 2.0 on July 16. The install/live CD distribution is based on a 2.6.14 Kanotix Kernel and the XFce desktop, and comprises a combination of Debian, Knoppix, and Morphix code.

The GNU "Lesser" General Public License gets some love

  • Free Software Magazine; By David Sugar (Posted by dcparris on Jul 18, 2006 2:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: GNU
With the introduction of the GNU GPLv3, the GNU Lesser General Public License (L-GPL) has seen much less attention. This has changed with the recent GPLv3 conference in Barcelona, and I think it has changed for the better.

Getting closer with Etch

Today I tried Debian Etch on my Dell Optiplex GX 620 at work again. I updated, dist-upgraded, and after a bit of special tweaking, everything worked - including mail and calendar access from Evolution to our Exchange 2k3 server in the company.

Ohio LinuxFest registration now open

Registration is now open for the fourth annual Ohio LinuxFest, which takes place at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio on Sept. 30. The single-day event features sessions for both experienced and inexperienced Linux users, plus an expo for commercial exhibitors and non-profit free and open-source software projects.

Computer training

TODAY, computers have invaded almost every field of human activity. No wonder, becoming a hardware or a software engineer is the dream of many a young person.

[Article mentions schools in India offering GNU/Linux training, among other IT-related courses. - dcparris]

Eclipse: We don't have a relationship with Sun

Sun brings no sign of a thawProspects of a thaw between Sun and the Eclipse Foundation seem as slim as ever, judging by remarks made toThe Register by Eclipse executive director Mike Melinkovich.

DWR makes interportlet messaging with Ajax easy

  • developerWorks; By IBM (Posted by solrac on Jul 18, 2006 11:52 AM EDT)
DWR simplifies your work by hiding almost all the details of Ajax and allows you to concentrate on the task at hand instead of the nuts and bolts of Ajax development.

Mozilla Firefox Extensions

  • ABC News; By Jamie Lendino (Posted by grouch on Jul 18, 2006 11:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
Feast your eyes on the following collection of free tools, ad-blockers, performance tuners, and tabbed-browsing enhancers.

[Even ABC has heard of Firefox? -- grouch]

Open Source Software Will Grow Fastest in Government Sector, Says ...

  • Tekrati Industry Analyst Reporter (Posted by grouch on Jul 18, 2006 10:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU, Linux
Open source software will gain momentum faster within the government sector than it will in other markets, according to Government Insights, an IDC company. Government Insights estimates a 30 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of open source software as part of total IT spending through 2009. The analysts predict an accompanying paradigm shift in how governments develop and buy enterprise solutions.

SUSE Enterprise Linux Desktop 10 Screenshot Tour

OSNews reports - Since yesterday (July 16, 2006), .iso downloads for SUSE Enterprise Linux Desktop/Server 10 have been available from Novell's download page. After seeking confirmation from Novell's Nat Friedman, we can confirm these are indeed the final releases. SLED 10 is available for x86 and x86-64, while SLES 10 can be obtained for x86, AMD64/EM64T, PPC, IBM Power, Itanium, and IBM's zSeries. OSDir has some sweet shots of SUSE Enterprise Linux Desktop 10 in the SUSE Enterprise Linux Desktop 10 Screenshot Tour.

Novell's Suse Linux 10 released

Coinciding with its local roadshow, Novell today announced the woldwide release of Suse Linux Enterprise 10, the company's latest release of its operating system that it is hoping will win over big market share in both the desktop and server sectors.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 for Spreading the Linux Cure

With the movement towards Open Source platforms, how would one go about sharing or suggesting it to a friend or boss at work? Scott Morris provides his take on how this could be done.

Finding And Discussing LXer News Your Way

  • Lxer; By DC Parris (Posted by dcparris on Jul 18, 2006 7:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: LXer
LXer Feature: 18-Jul-2006

LXer's Editor-in-Chief, Don Parris, continues his guided tour of LXer, focusing on searching, discussing the news, and customizing LXer.

Ibm to Support Xen Virtualization Through Suse

IBM’s low-end servers and middleware for the first time will support XenSource’s open-source Xen virtualization technology, since it’s included in Novell’s new Suse Linux distribution, IBM announced Monday.

Interview: JRuby Development Team

Alternative Ruby implementations seem to be on the move throughout the Ruby community.JRuby is the furthest along at this point, so I decided to talk to Charles Nutter and Thomas Enebo, two of the principal programmers on the project. Read on to hear what they have to say about Ruby, JRuby, and the art of re-implementing Ruby.

Linux Poised to Expand Role as Mobile OS

  • Wireless Developer Network (press release) (Posted by dcparris on Jul 18, 2006 5:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release; Groups: Linux
Wellingborough, UK – The use of Linux as a mobile operating system (OS) has been steadily growing, with an increasing number of companies announcing plans to develop Linux platforms.

Health Care Open Source Conference

Linux World is hosting a Health Care day organized by on August 15. This is shaping up to be a key event on open source and health care -- a focused opportunity to absorb the latest info on this wave of the future, a less expensive and safer way to go. See CC730223

Jigsaw Business Contacts Marketplace Soars Past 3 Million Contacts ...

Jigsaw Data Corp., the online global marketplace for buying and trading business contact information, announced that it has selected MySQL, the world's most popular open source database software, to power its popular online user-generated database of over 3.3 million business contacts at more than 360,000 companies.

[I'm sure the PostgreSQL folks will find plenty to groan about on this one. - dpcarris]

Hyperic tries open-source management

Start-up Hyperic launched an open-source project on Monday around its namesake software, looking to shake up enterprise management software with a low-cost product and an open-source business model.

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