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The case revolves around two separate issues: Microsoft's bundling of its Media Player into Windows, and whether the company must disclose secret software protocols to rivals that dictate how programs interact with Windows network servers. Here's a look at the arguments both sides are likely to use to advance their positions.
Running Linux does not render the user immune to virus or malware infiltration. "If you are running Linux as the primary OS and are using the Internet, you are still open to security-based holes that Unix systems have," Mike Romo, Symantec product manager for the Macintosh, told [In light of this article, how worried should we be? Not that one should ignore sound security practices, of course. - dcparris]
While shopping at Fry's electronics in Chicago, I came across this display that really "tells it like it is".
[A picture is worth a thousand words! - dcparris]
A senior Oracle executive has backed the reasoning behind the software vendor's mooted move into the operating system sphere and illustrated the depth of chief executive Larry Ellison's allegiance to Linux.
The Free Standards Group (FSG) will unveil Linux Standard Base 3.1, the first LSB version to include explicit Linux desktop application support, April 25 at the Desktop Linux Summit in San Diego. The standard has already been endorsed by Linux leaders Red Hat and Novell, along with other major Linux players such as AMD, Asianux, CA, Dell, HP, IBM, Intel, Mandriva, RealNetworks, Red Flag, and Turbolinux, according to the FSG.
The picotux 100 is the world's smallest Linux computer, only slightly larger (35mm×19mm×19mm) than an RJ45 connector.
The Windows on a Mac story just seems to be one that refuses to go away. It seems that the whole world is going cock-a-hoop and doing back flips over the new-found ability of the Intel Mac to run Windows natively. What few seem to be saying is that it’s a crock.
KDE 4 porting continues at great pace, with more applications able to be compiled with CMake daily. Portability fixes for non-X11 platforms. KDiskManager, a KDE 4 application for disk management - based on Solid - is imported into KDE SVN. Andreas Nicolai, the maintainer and lead programmer of KTouch, a touch-typing tutoring application in kde-edu, starts a consultation regarding the future of KTouch:
The new transactional database engine, code-named Falcon, is being developed by Jim Starkey, whose firm Netfrastructure was acquired by MySQL in February.
I mentioned yesterday that I was trying out the beta LiveCD of Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Drake to its friends). First, the good news: Ubuntu LiveCD is a technological marvel, a fabulous achievement. The ability to boot from a single CD into a GNOME-fronted Linux system (packed with productivity apps), and then browse the files on your Windows box, is a tremendous feat.
This tutorial shows how to configure a MySQL 5 cluster with three nodes: two storage nodes and one management node. This cluster is load-balanced by a high-availability load balancer.
AMD apparently wants to set up a research group in Dresden not only to optimize Linux for its own processors, but also to integrate the requirements of the open operating system in the development process for future processor generations. At least, that's what three ads for the Fab 36 would seem to suggest: the company is looking for a Linux kernel developer, a developer for the virtualization of operating systems, and a developer of operating system tools for the "Operating System Research Center" in Dresden.
Red Hat (Nasdaq: RHAT) was a fairly harmless company, insofar as Oracle was concerned. Its Linux operating system was mostly a threat to Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT).
Tonight the People Behind KDE interview series brings to you a half-interview with Frans Englich, only half because he could not find a photo to submit. This man is a KDE developer whose most recent work is on KDOM and XSLT. Because the Commit Digest is back at the weekend, People Behind KDE will be moving to a new mid-week slot from now on.
When you go to any hotbed of free software development in Latin America, such as the Fórum Internacional Software Livre (international free software forum) I attended this week in Brazil, it’s clear that Richard Stallman is the hero and the flagship personality. Quotes from his speeches turn up first on every web site discussing the conference, stereotyped likenesses of his signature hair style appear on posters, and supporters line up to pay five reais–a bargain compared to what he charges in Europe!–to get their photo taken with the real article. (The money all goes directly to the Free Software Foundation, so the charge is meant as a fund-raiser, and also–I suspect–to cut down on tiresome time-wasting.)
ZK is an open source Web development framework that enables Web applications to have both rich user experiences and low development cost. ZK includes an Ajax-based event-driven engine, rich sets of XUL and XHTML components, and a markup language. Live demo is available at http://www.potix.com/zkdemo/userguide/
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