Swiss robot vendor K-Team is shipping a third-generation model in its flagship "Khepera" line. The Khepera III, which runs Linux on an optional ARM-powered add-in card, adds floor-roving capabilities, the better to support experiments in swarm behavior, K-Team says.
Gran Paradiso Alpha 1, an early developer milestone based on the Gecko 1.9 branch, has been released. Gran Paradiso, a mountain group located in Italy, is also the project codename for Firefox 3. There are no significant user interface changes. Core layout and rendering changes include use of Cairo as the default graphics library, use of Cocoa Widgets for MAC OSX builds and new SVG elements.
Free software magazine has an in-depthinterview with Fred Trotter about the Medsphere saga, including comments by Richard Stallman:'...Medsphere is treated with the kind of respect that you would expect the top FOSS medical software company to receive. In reality, the top medical FOSS company is probably Uversa with their ClearHealth project (Note: Uversa is a friendly competitor of mine). Medsphere does not even warrant the title of top VistA company. Blue Cliff is a good example of a company that has a good reputation within the community, but gets far less attention than Medsphere. There are many other FOSS medical companies out there all of whom have contributed more than Medsphere.
Some of you may have read my friend and collegue's blog named "Blog of Helios" and visited his website lobby4linux.com enough to have understood what he has tried and is trying to accomplish with regards to Trusted Computing and Digital Rights Management. Many of you probably respect this approach and support it as I do. Others may not have any idea what I'm speaking of. Allow me to background a bit:
The Debian Installer team is proud to announce the first release candidate (RC1) of the installer for Debian GNU/Linux Etch. Debian-Installer is a program for installing Linux distributions. It is the official installer for Debian GNU/Linux. It is also one of two official installers available for Ubuntu; the other one is called Ubiquity (itself based on parts of debian-installer) and was introduced in Ubuntu 6.06. It was originally written for the Debian release sarge..
Gaël Duval, co-founder and former developer of Mandrake (now Mandriva) Linux, has introduced the first test release of a new distribution derived from Debian and Ubuntu. Ulteo Linux sports a 2.6.15 kernel and KDE 3.5.2 desktop, and aims to introduce revolutionary concepts in managing and updating an OS and applications.
Kristian HÃ¸gsberg announced that he is working on a new firewire stack to replace the stack currently in the Linux kernel. "I'm aiming to implement feature parity with the current firewire stack, but not necessarily interface compatibility," Kristian explained, "for now, I have the low-level OHCI driver done, the mid-level transaction logic done, and the SBP-2 (storage) driver is basically done." He went on to explain that he didn't initially intend to rewrite the entire firewire stack, "at first I just wanted to fix the OHCI driver. However any rewrite that addresses the problems in the driver will shift the code around enough to invalidate the quirks and workarounds there.
OS X is more appealing to enterprises as a desktop operating system than ever before and although it is unlikely to take market share away from Windows, the Mac could reduce the number of Linux-based desktops, according to research group Gartner.
The 20th Large Installation System Administration (LISA) conference continued Wednesday with the LISA award ceremony, a keynote by none other than Cory Doctorow, noted sci-fi author, former Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) employee, and consumer privacy advocate, and a slew of technical sessions.
Gaël Duval already has a place in the history of free software as the creator of the Mandrake distribution and the co-founder of MandrakeSoft (now Mandriva). After being dismissed last March from Mandriva, Duval plans to make his mark a second time with Ulteo, a new distribution designed to simply computing by taking administration out of users' hands. With the alpha version of Ulteo released this week after six months of secrecy, Duval talked to Linux.com about his plans.
Organizations sometimes avoid adopting project management standards because they fail to recognize their practical application or fear unnecessary overhead -- until it becomes painfully clear that standardization is necessary. However, you can create an environment that makes following standards easier than not. Here are some practical tasks that will make it easier for you to adopt a project management methodology and deliver quality products and services.
According to research carried out by French firm Xiti Monitor, use of the Firefox browser continues to grow in Europe. Since April this year, the geeky alternative to Microsoft's Internet Explorer gained an extra four percent of the market across the continent.
It's been nearly a year since the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the "vulnerability discovery and remediation open source hardening project," a $1.24 million, three-year grant through its research and development arm, the Directorate for Science and Technology. Now, the security project is entering its research phase.
Check out several methods for offline servicing of long-running jobs in your PHP application.
If you want to know what freedom is, read on, we will define freedom and explain some of the important issues regarding its preservation in our society, which we believe you should care about. We will also try to shed some light around some of the common misunderstandings regarding these issues.
While Nicholas Negroponte's One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project has garnered a tremendous amount of support worldwide, it has also become a lightning rod for critics who have questioned the viability of its long-term success and impact. As the OLPC receives its first shipment of laptops and continues to formalize agreements with developing countries, the cost of individual laptops hover at about $130. Critics, however, suggest that the "true cost" may be several times that amount.
Some smartphone users are pretty adept at moving their thumbs at seemingly supersonic speeds to write SMS and e-mail messages with a traditional keypad when a QWERTY keyboard isn't present. Most of us tire quickly and would like to find a better way, however.
Sooner than anyone expected it, Novell Inc.'s openSUSE community Linux distribution project has delivered a new version: openSUSE 10.2. As a dyed-in-the-wool SUSE user since S.u.S.E Linux 4.2 first appeared in 1996, I decided to immediately give this version a try.
The Mozilla Foundation has agreed to make changes to its development and distribution processes in order to better accommodate the needs of Linux distributors. The foundation says it will work directly with representatives of all interested Linux distributions to manage patches, create distro-specific packages, and make collective decisions on policy.
Bugreport for December 8, 2006