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User level: Intermediate Many feel that the the command line offers only archaic system tools crafted by gnarly old Unix geeks who cut their coding teeth before there was an Internet, let alone a blogosphere. They are sadly mistaken. The focus of this week's CLI Magic column is an example of a new CLI tool designed exclusively for Formula 1 -- sorry, NASCAR -- fans. It's called Live-F1, and it brings realtime race and practice data from Formula 1 events around the globe to your Linux terminal window.
Airwide Solutions, the provider of next generation mobile messaging infrastructure and applications software for wireless operators, today announced further expansion into Asia with the availability of its next generation messaging architecture and new Linux-based router.
In a free Xtalks webinar on Friday, July 14, 2006, from 1:00pm – 3:00pm EDT, Ari Jaaksi, Director, Open Source Software Operations, Nokia and Joseph D. Foran, Director of Information Technology, FSW, Inc will be examining open source software’s place in the enterprise.
Documentation in the Docbook XML vocabulary can quickly and easily be translated into a range of output formats and now a South African company has launched a service to assist companies wanting to port their existing document to the XML format.
BackupPC Installation And Configuration
I was not amused to find out that the reason it had stopped monitoring was that at 3am Windows Update had loaded the Windows Genuine Advantage module, then rebooted the system after installing it, then refused to allow the system to start up until someone clicked on the box warning that the Dell supplied Windows Xp was not genuine.
[Found on Groklaw's News Picks. People need to know how MS is surreptitiously spying and interfering with the use of personal computers. -- grouch]
Silicon Valley startup a la Mobile plans to ship in September the industry's first "complete" Linux-based smartphone operating system. The Convergent Linux Platform (CLP), which aims to streamline Linux phone rollouts by ODMs, OEMs, and operators, will enter a field crowded with alternatives from MontaVista, Trolltech, ACCESS/PalmSource, and Wind River, among others.
St. Francis Xavier University is using open source software and grid technology to transform ordinary PCs into mega computing power -- at virtually no extra cost.
During the day, the machines run Microsoft's Windows operating system. But at night that all changes. At 11 p.m, the students are gone, the doors are locked and the lights are out. It's time to close Windows until morning.
[Geeks, grids and GNU/Linux -- only a matter of time before they take over in the day, too. Gotta read this. -- grouch]
ReviewLinux.Com takes a quick look at the new and free Mandriva One 2006 LiveCD. This review is full of pictures to show everyone the ease and use of this Linux distribution. This distribution is only one cd and perfect for anyone that maybe new to Linux.
The email software company will open source some of its proprietary products, if legal wrinkles and patent fears can be ironed out.
Devicescape, which makes Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) embedded devices software, last month released Advanced Datapath Driver for the Linux 2.6 kernel. Previously available only under proprietary terms, the driver will now be covered under the General Public License (GPL).
IBM showed a wristwatch running Linux. The operating system's potential for use in mobile phones was obvious. What has been lacking is a leading force – as Sun has been with Java. In Japan, however, NTT DoCoMo has been an ardent proponent of Linux for phones. Indeed, it has produced outlines for handset based on two operating sytems – Symbian and Linux.
Leading Linux developer Red Hat is establishing a direct presence in New Zealand and is on the hunt for a Kiwi to manage its business here.
In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: work begins on 3D molecule visualisation features for Kalzium. More progress in the Kopete "OSCAR (AIM) File Transfer" and "KDevelop C# Parser" Summer Of Code projects. An enhanced version of the custom iconset developed during the 1.4 phase is re-enabled as the default option in Amarok. Following the brand clarifications of last week, oKular is now known as okular. Kitten is renamed Strigi. Two security issues are addressed.
Debian-News has assembled a bunch of teasers and links for those who wants to know all about the reception of Ubuntu 6.06 - screenshot tours, videos and so far 11 different reviews are found on one page, right here
I’ve read and reviewed a number of books where the author was describing someone else’s innovations. Finally I am looking at a text where the creator describes how to use his creation. I suppose it’s a little like Dr. Frankenstein writing a manual on how to build a person from “used” parts but that sounds a tad macabre. While it’s not unheard of to find an accomplished software developer who can also write, it’s not exactly a common occurrence. With that thought, I opened up “User Mode Linux” and dug into the first chapter.
Linux Australia and the Open Source Industry Association are urging the Australian federal government not to abandon market competition.
Wincor Nixdorf, headquartered in Paderborn, Germany, has been supplying software platforms both for Microsoft and Linux range of products in Asia. One of Indonesia's leading trading companies Matahari Putra Prima has ordered 1,500 licences of the TP.Linux software.
This tutorial contains step-by-step instructions for installing Xen 3.0 from precompiled binaries in Ubuntu Dapper Drake.
It remains to be seen whether concerns over Apple's technology are strong enough to result in much, if any, uproar in the U.S. They appear to be on the rise on the other side of the Atlantic, however. Regulators in Norway and Britain are renewing calls for Apple to revise the rules that consumers agree to when they begin using the iTunes store.
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