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Mini mountable thin client runs Linux

BosaNova has added a low-power, compact, mountable model to its line of x86-architecture thin clients. Based on an AMD LX800 processor, and with optional WiFi, the one-pound design is available with Linux as the RBT-802, or as the RBT-820 with Windows CE.

Public discussion on SA patents

Freedom to Innovate South Africa (FTISA) has extended an open invitation to a discussion on software and business patent methods in South Africa. Input from these discussions will be used to draft FTISA's strategy document for promoting innovation and software development locally.

iwave announces Linux 2.6.18 support for Freescale IMX evaluation design

  • iwavesystems.com; By Balgunapriya (Posted by iwave on Jan 12, 2007 8:52 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Intel, Linux; Story Type: News Story
iWave Systems, an expert in hand-held design solutions shares another success story by announcing it's latest iMX27 reference design (iW-RainboW-G3) which has been conceptualised, designed and developed at its Bangalore center aimed at improving end user productivity.

PC X-server runs from USB key

StarNet is shipping a USB-based PC X server that lets Windows PC users run graphical applications that reside on remote Linux systems, and carry their sessions with them. The X-Win32 Flash launches an X Window server application when plugged into a host PC running Microsoft Windows, according to the company.

Some Facts about openSUSE and Distrowatch Figures - A Correction

Matthew Aslett of Computer Business Review brings to my attention that a recent article by the Salt Lake Tribune's Bob Mims, "Novell underscores support for free software development", includes an inaccuracy. Because the article has been widely quoted and it is currently linked to on Novell's web site, it seems important to correct it.

Storix launches backup software for Linux, AIX

Storix has introduced software that lets customers back up, migrate and provision new Linux and AIX systems. The Storix System Backup Administrator version 6 For Linux and AIX (SBAdmin) also provides bare metal restore capability for failed or new systems.

Talking Linux in Sydney

There are three major Linux conferences held annually, one each in the US, Canada and Australia. That alone should provide an indication of the extent to which Australians have been, and are, involved in the free and open source software community. From Monday, Sydney's University of New South Wales will play host to the eighth Australian Linux Conference better known as linux.conf.au.

How to run Linux inside Linux with User Mode Linux

User Mode Linux (UML) allows you to run Linux kernels as user mode processes under a host Linux kernel, giving you a simple way to run several independent virtual machines on a single piece of physical hardware. Let's take a look at UML and how it can give you more bang for the hardware buck, or make it easier to debug the kernel.

Linux confab courts Open Source gals

SCALE 5X, the 2007 Southern California Linux Expo to be held at the Westin Los Angeles Airport Feb. 10 and 11, announced this week that it plans to host a "Women in Open Source" mini-conference on Feb. 9 at the same location.

Unified Home Networks with the Fritzbox

The Fritzbox is an all-in-one Linux-based device that supports VoIP, home networking, and even some extension mechanisms. Hacker Guylhem Aznar explains how he simplified his home network with this device.

Uk students offered cash for open source software

British university students are being offered cash incentives to write open source software - and the first beneficiary is a Python programmer from Swansea. The UK Free Software Network (UKFSN), a small Hertfordshire-based internet service provider, has announced it will use its profits to form a fund benefitting students developing software that can be modified by its end users.

Medsphere wins Brooklyn hospital

Despite the ongoing legal drama, Medsphere has won business fromBrooklyn's Lutheran Medical Center. The release quotes Dr. Ken Kizer;" With the power of VistA behind it, OpenVista substantially lowers costs, reduces implementation risk, and shortens the learning curve because so many physicians train at VA hospitals. These and other factors offer clear advantages over other commercial EHR systems." No mention of the term"open source" until the end of the release where the now famous phrase appears again"Medsphere is the leading commercial provider of open source technology for the healthcare industry."

New XML technology to create dynamic Java properties

With the new XML technology called Hierarchical Inherited Rule-Interpreted XML, you can replace standard Java properties with dynamic versions.

Real-time Linux synchronizes electronic trading systems

Real-time Linux specialist FSMLabs is shipping software that may help financial services companies retrofit their electronic trading systems for compliance with new time synchronization requirements in the U.S. and Europe. The company claims that the RTTimeSync add-on for its RTLinuxPro OS can keep nodes synchronized, whether running Linux or Windows.

Linux Live CDs

I can still remember the wow factor when first seeing a copy of Knoppix booting up on a Windows machine. It was many moons again and the idea of a bootable Linux CD seemed strangely miraculous.

Manufacturing management company moves to Linux

Hines Corp. is a management company that oversees a conglomerate of manufacturers in the Midwest and Texas, and a distributorship in New York. It has a diverse IT infrastructure that requires attention around the clock. When Hines CIO Ed Harper decided it was time to consolidate and streamline aging legacy systems, he turned from Microsoft to Linux.

OLPC mulls 1-for-2 deal on ultra-low-cost Linux laptops

The One Laptop Per Child project is considering an arrangement whereby anyone can buy one of the group's self-powered, low-cost Linux laptops for themselves -- provided they buy a second one for delivery to a child in a developing country.

Browser Based EMR's Threatens Software Freedom

The age of the all-browser based Electronic Medical Record/Electronic Health Record (EMR/EHR) is upon us. Local area network (LAN) based EMR's upon which older generation EMR's companies have built their products is dead. This paradigm shift is occurring now. This development threatens Free and Open Source medical software, practitioners and patients as they have never been threatened before.

Ubuntu Goes Low Spec!

  • MadPenguin.org; By Matt Hartley (Posted by gsh on Jan 11, 2007 5:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Ubuntu
As Ubuntu continues to make its presence known throughout the world, it was only a matter of time before the project spawned an offshoot variation or two that would enable people with lower-spec machines to participate in all that Ubuntu goodness.

This week on The Linux Link Tech Show

Episode 174 of The Linux Link Tech Show is now available for download:
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We interview Jeremy Allison from Google and the Samba Project
Upgrading Trixbox
Dan gets use to the Gnome desktop
Apple product roundup
Upcoming Linux conventions

And much, much more

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