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Dual-core is as good as it gets these days and even if you stretch a bit, a workstation with four physical cores typically is the limit even for enthusiasts. Tyan, however, demonstrates a solution that delivers an extra punch of performance: The "Personal Super Computer" (PSC) can hold up to eight Opteron or Pentium D CPUs for a total of 16 physical cores.
A market research firm, Radicati Group, is running an online survey, "2006 Messaging and Collaboration Survey", ostensibly designed to give paying customers preternatural insight into the mysteries of messaging. But the combination of its online nature and questions that ask if you intend to "stick with Domino as long as possible" suggest that the result will look more like a hit piece than a statistically valid survey
The Linux vendor is expected to discuss building Xen virtualization capabilities into Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 at a company event, and it may announce a Xen technology submission for inclusion in the Linux kernel.
Foreword: This whitepaper discusses the security challenges posed by voice over IP (VoIP) communications in wired and wireless devices such as VoIP servers, gateways, telephones, and mobile handhelds. The author describes a number of techniques that can be used by developers to help protect VoIP devices from security breeches.
Profiling is a technique for measuring where software programs consume resources, including CPU time and memory. This article provides a list of best-of-breed features you might look for in an ideal profiler and explains why aspect-oriented techniques are well suited to achieving some of those features. It also introduces you to the JDK 5.0 agent interface and walks you through the steps of using it to build your own aspect-oriented profiler.
Charles Schulz of the OpenOffice.org Native Lang confederation comments on the latest happenings on the Office scene, such as Microsoft's press release about MS Office 2007, and talks about the future of OpenOffice.org.
Software RAID provides an easy way to add redundancy or speed up a system without spending lots of money on a RAID adapter. OpenBSD includes support for software RAID using RAIDframe, which was ported from NetBSD, and supports RAID modes 0, 1, 4, 5.
Xandros has said that the retail giant, CompUSA®, is now selling the Xandros Desktop product in all of its stores, nationwide.
Gael Duval, CEO of Mandriva, creator of Mandrake Linux (now Mandriva Linux), has been let go (maybe fired) from the company. The information was leaked onto the Mandriva forums. Duval confirmed his departure from the company on his blog.
Infrastructure specialist LinuxIT Europe has teamed up with Red Hat Inc. to push Linux to small and medium-size businesses (SMB), a part of the market that has always been reluctant to embrace open source.
How many times have you seen stories about "we're gonna do this thing". Here at Linux News we get way too many of those articles and press releases. Our advice, just do it, release it and then talk about it.
Debian Weekly News http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2006/11/
Debian Weekly News - March 14th, 2006
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LXer Feature: 16-Jan-06
As a community we would like to see a large computer manufacturer sell PC's with Linux already on them. Is this the only option?
Comment Grid-tools a dream in a compliance nightmare
Novell Inc. unveiled their new Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 today at CeBit, hoping to spark companies into migrating their desktop systesm from Windows to Linux. Considered the first version of the product powerful enough to truly challenge Windows' desktop advantage, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 features a number of updates, including Xgl and Banshee.
Video Card Reviews Phoronix writes "The speculations flying around the Internet in recent months in regards to the GeForce 7900 series can now come to a close. This morning NVIDIA is unveiling the new GeForce 7900 series GPUs that packs a fair amount of improvements over the existing flagship 7800 GPUs, and we have already taken this new unit for a spin at our facilities.
The project team is being a bit more deliberate about this important 1.5 release. The dates for the first release candidate and final stable versions have been pushed out by about a month; the first final v1.5 RC1 is now set for March 27 availability, with the final version of KOffice 1.5 now set for an April 11 release, the team said.
SSH Tectia(TM) to Deliver Security and Simplicity for Automated File Transfers
[ED: Security and Linux should always be seen with coincident interests - HC]
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