State and local governments are giving more consideration to use of open-source code as another way to help relieve continuing budget pressures, according to market research firm Input Inc.
Nearly three and a half months since the last stable release, Linus Torvalds announced the availability of version 2.6.12 of the Linux Kernel.
Mandriva, the former Mandrake, is expanding rapidly, but analysts are unconvinced that it can do so fast enough to catch up with the Red Hat and Novell/SuSEs of the world.
Manipulating all manners of runtime state information by using file-level system calls and commands.
Microsoft's insistence that users of the Open XML format attribute it in their code renders the license not truly open source, experts say.
Welcome to this year's 24th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. Last week has seen a lot of discussion on release goals and the release team for etch. Several people are already keen on discussing the preparation and timing for the next release. Branden Robinson explained where news about Alioth should be sent to instead of using private mail.
Welcome to this year's 23rd issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. Now that Debian 3.1 has been released, people are keen to celebrate this. There may be a party in your neighbourhood as well. Branden Robinson announced that SPI, Debian's legal umbrella, is now able to accept donations via check from Canada.
Kent Beck, a founder of the extreme programming concept will be in South Africa later this month. Beck will conduct a series of master classes as well as public lectures in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
JBoss, the professional open source company, has formed the JBoss Government Group to promote the use of open source solutions in the public sector.
One of the pioneers of the open source software movement, and free software evangelist Theo de Raadt has dissed the Linux operating system as junk. Speaking to Forbes, De Raadt is said to have said it's terrible.
Theo de Raadt is a pioneer of the open source software movement and a huge proponent of free software. But he is no fan of the open source Linux operating system. "It's terrible," De Raadt says. "Everyone is using it, and they don't realize how bad it is. And the Linux people will just stick with it and add to it rather than stepping back and saying, 'This is garbage and we should fix it.'"
Connect Tech used uClinux as the embedded software platform within a line of compact, intelligent Ethernet-to-serial interface adapters introduced last year. The Blue Heat/Net devices enable remote monitoring of a wide range of serial-interfaced equipment over the Web or on a local network, without requiring a dedicated PC.
One of the difficulties with a large and active MySQL database is making clean backups without having to bring the server down. Otherwise, a backup may slow down the system and there may be inconsistency with data, since related tables may be changed while another is being backed up. Taking the server down will ensure consistency of data, but it means interruption of service to users. Sometimes this is necessary and unavoidable, but daily server outages for backing up data may be unacceptable. A simple alternative method to ensure reliable backups without having to shut down the server daily is to set up replication for MySQL.
When most people think about mobile Linux, they're talking about laptops. When Paul Perrone, CEO of Perrone Robotics and CTO of Assured Technologies, talks about mobile Linux, he's talking about having Tux drive himself on a 175 road trip across the Nevada desert.
HP today announced that it has set an industry-first milestone by shipping more than 1 million Linux servers to customers since 1998, 45 percent more than any other major hardware vendor.
Anonymizer has morphed into a series of services that are comparatively simple, can be controlled from within Firefox and that protect your identity and data while no matter where you are, including hotspots. I tested the Firefox versions of Anonymizer's Total Privacy Suite, which integrate into the browser as toolbar items. These same applications, however,, also can be used as standalones.
The Open Source Academy, a United Kingdom government project designed to encourage the use of open source software in the public sector, needs a logo. In the spirit of open source community, the Academy launched a logo design competition today, and you don't have to be a professional graphics designer to enter.
While the loudest buzz in the operating system/hardware arena has been the news of Apple's jump to Intel CPUs, another story that may be of more interest to enterprise datacenter managers involves two completely different operating system/CPU platforms - Linux and HP's NonStop servers.
Open source ERP developers are ready to roll with ERP-on-Linux products designed specifically for SMBs. Open source ERP suites for SMBs include Compiere, OfBiz, TinyERP and ERP5.
Unified Threat Management Software Provides Enhanced Features and Performance, Including Support for the Linux 2.6 Kernel