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What is Apache Harmonyfor?

Redundancy or redundant...

JavaOne: The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) has been put on the back foot over its Project Harmony initiative, following Sun Microsystems' decision to open-source most of its Java 2 Standard Edition (SE) Java Development Kit (JDK).

ITTIA Previews New Release of ITTIA Database for ESEC 2007 in Japan

May 14, 2007 -- Bellevue, WA -- ITTIA is further strengthening its ITTIA Database management software for embedded systems and devices with the release of version 2.0. ITTIA previews this new release at one of Japan’s largest embedded gatherings, ESEC -- Embedded Systems Expo and Conference. ESEC provides embedded developers with an opportunity to learn about exciting new technologies, such as ITTIA Database.

[ITTIA appears to be non-libre software. - dcparris]

Linux: Kernel Markers

a series of ten patches, Mathieu Desnoyers posted an updated version of the Linux Kernel Markers. In the first patch he explains the need for markers: "With the increasing complexity of today's user-space application and the wide deployment of SMP systems, the users need an increasing understanding of the behavior and performance of a system across multiple processes/different execution contexts/multiple CPUs. In applications such as large clusters (Google, IBM), video acquisition (Autodesk), embedded real-time systems (Wind River, Monta Vista, Sony) or sysadmin/programmer-type tasks (SystemTAP from Redhat), a tool that permits tracing of kernel-user space interaction becomes necessary."

Red Hat launches open-source Exchange

Linux seller bands with open-source allies to sell wide range of server software on the Red Hat Exchange.

Linux: 965GM Express Chipset Drivers

Keith Packard announced the availability of drivers for Intel's 965GM Express Chipset. Jeff Garzik responded, "great news. Here's hoping that Intel produces a standalone video card eventually, to further take away market share from closed source competitors." In Keith's announcement he explained:

Eight common misunderstandings about GPLv3

The official release of the third version of the GNU General Public License (GPLv3) is still a couple of months away, yet already, the misunderstandings about it are almost as numerous as those for the second version (GPLv2).

Using Python, Ruby, and Web services

You can use your existing code to create service components. Learn how to expose your scripts as SCA components and Web services using the Python, Ruby, and Web services support in Apache Tuscany SCA for C++.

Linux Wi-Fi: Supercharge a Buffalo

The popular DD-WRT project was initially an offshoot of the original Linksys firmware for the WRT54, but has since undergone a complete rewrite, and now uses the OpenWRT kernel. DD-WRT is a fine upgrade for your WRT54 wireless router, or any similar device under other brand names, and there are a lot of them.

Scalix Expands Its Worldwide Channel for Linux and Open Source Messaging by Joining Red Hat Exchange

Combination of Red Hat Exchange and an expanded VAR channel will make Scalix solutions more widely available to small and mid-size businesses

Red Hat Summit 2007: Day 1 - desktops and licenses

The first full day of the Red Hat Summit flew by at furious pace. After the opening keynotes, which I reported on yesterday, I attended a session on GPLv3 by Eben Moglen, met one-on-one with Chris Blizzard, the man in charge of developing Red Hat Linux for the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project, and attended two press conferences.

HIG Hunting Season Now Open

In the scope of the KDE 4 Usability Review Cycle that started on May 9, the KDE Human Computer Interaction (HCI) Working Group hereby announces the HIG Hunting Season to be open. Read on for more details.

Backups: a note

For those of you who (like me) separate the root partition & user data, and don’t bother backing up the former because it’s a standard install & therefore easy to recreate: note that whilst this is in general true, it may not be in the case of /root.

OpenVZ on Live CD

For the First Time OpenVZ Virtualization Software Available On 'Live CD' Without Requiring Hard Disk Installation

VMware Adds Linux's Paravirt-ops Virtualization

VMware 6 implements native Linux virtualization technologies and improves its overall Linux compatibility.

Linux System Auditing by Example

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Emily Ratliff (Posted by IdaAshley on May 10, 2007 8:56 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Think you have a secure Linux system? Following best practices during installation and setup is a must, but if you haven't set up regular system auditing, you've only won half the battle. This article discusses some existing tools and offers a couple of sample scripts to automate the process in a real-world environment.

Extending OpenOffice.org: Checking grammar with LanguageTool

One of the features that many users dearly miss in OpenOffice.org is a grammar checker. Fortunately, LanguageTool fills the void, adding grammar-checking capabilities to OpenOffice.org.

More details on Red Hat's Global Desktop

  • DesktopLinux.com; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by dcparris on May 10, 2007 6:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Red Hat
Analysis -- We now know more details about Red Hat's forthcoming Global Desktop, but there's still no download. In fact, the company doesn't plan to push this new Linux desktop online; instead, you're more likely to see it pre-installed on Intel's white box partners' PCs.

Gentoo Linux Rolls Its Secret Sauce

The first Gentoo Linux release of the year is now available, featuring an improved installer and updated packages. The release, which Gentoo developers have code-named Secret Sauce comes after several delays and revisions by developers to iron out security flaws.

13 Things to do on a New Mandriva Free 2007 Linux Installation

Here is a list of 13 things to do on a new Mandriva Free 2007 making transition from Windows to Mandriva Linux easy , including installing Multimedia Codecs,VLC player,Google Applications(Picasa & Google Earth) , Skype , Fonts ,DVD Playing support, using Linux drives in Windows , Installing Flash Player , P2P Applications,Java Environment and more

Linux Breaks New Ground At Sports Business Daily

Being on the Front page of the Business section of The Indianapolis Star was a big deal for Linux. Not just the story of Tux500...that's not the story that's being told. It's the story of a community working together to accomplish a common goal that is capturing the imagination of Hundreds of Thousands. Now, can we officially make that "millions"?

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