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The Open Source Development Labs has integrated into the library of tests that run against new Linux kernel builds the Open Posix Test Suite (OPTS) - an open source project designed to make it easier to port applications from other Posix platforms - Posix being the IEEE portability standard associated mostly with the Unix operating system - to Linux.
Linus Torvalds and his open-source colleagues keep adding new features, but there's no technical road map leading the way.
From a village near Zagreb, Croatia, comes Libervis.com, a Free Software-oriented site that seeks to build a "community center" that welcomes all people interested in Free Software, whether "supporters of the pragmatical open source ideology or pure free software ideology."
Nvu (pronounced N-view, for a "new view"), the free Web editor and authoring system for desktop Linux, Macintosh and Microsoft Windows users, has been released in beta version. The release comes in advance of the forthcoming Nvu 1.0 product sponsored by Linspire. According to a release from the company, Nvu gives non-technical computer users the power to create, edit and publish professional Web sites, much like Microsoft FrontPage or Macromedia Dreamweaver.
Running a business based on open source software is possible, as we found out when we interviewed Steven Noels, a Belgian consultant and member of the Apache Software Foundation.
GNU/Linux multimedia specialist Fluendo announces funding of Xiph.org to complete RTP specifications for the Vorbis and Theora codec formats
Walmart.com, which pioneered Linux PCs, is now selling cheap Microtel boxes with the Xandros brand of desktop Linux that Xandros bought off Corel. There are four new Xandros-based desktops, ranging in price from $200-$600. Customers can pick from either 1.5GHz Sempron boxes or ones that are built on a 2.8GHz Celeron chip or a 3GHz Pentium 4.
Oracle, Dell, Intel and Linux Partners Novell and Red Hat to Offer Architecture of the Future Education and Information Seminars To Help Businesses Prepare for Tomorrow's Information Demands
Industry Leaders To Develop Blueprint for Data Center of the Future
Mandrakelinux 10.1 Official is now available for public download. Users may choose from three ISO CD images, a DVD ISO image (new) and a mini-CD ISO image (new).
Advanced Micro Devices plans to announce on Monday technology that will help its server processors run cooler when idle, a feature that could help customers grapple with electricity and air-conditioning costs.
One of Germany's biggest financial services companies has migrated its core web services infrastructure to Linux - a fresh example of how the operating system is making its way into more important enterprise applications.
Bill Coleman, founder and former chief executive of software management company BEA, on Monday will take the covers off of his Silicon Valley start-up with a plan to change the computer world as it now exists.
The second in a three-part series on how to leverage Linux to get the most from your network, this tutorial shows how to set up a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server with Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) DHCP. Sample code and configuration files are provided throughout to aid understanding.
Our tests of Novell's SuSE Linux Enterprise Server Version 9 - we tested revision 9.1 of the server software - show it to be polished, faster and supporting a wider breadth of applications than previous versions we've tested. These advances are underscored by improved administration tools, compatibility with several CPU configurations, and connectivity with Novell-based add-on management and policy enforcement applications.
NEC Solutions America is shipping a version of its blade server bundled with a fault-tolerant version of Linux.
MicroWorld Software Services Pvt. Ltd., has announced the launch of its latest offering, eScan for Linux- an anti-virus product designed for securing desktop systems running on Linux.
The principles of economics, as Computerworld reports, are finally affecting Linux. Linux is increasing its market share so rapidly that, in consequence, some companies find it difficult to secure the resources to handle Linux development and installation. Naturally, the contractor or salary costs rise. This may reduce the prospective cost savings on Linux related IT projects. Apparently the key skills required are in programming and documentation, file editing and the ability to modify source code. Over and above that, there is a need for technical management skills to manage these tasks. Management experience is another plus.
The competition between open-source and proprietary software promises to be the most significant force in IT over the next decade.
Ever since PC-based computing exploded in the early 1990s, corporate America has relied on Microsoft Windows. But a new competitor has emerged. A growing number of corporations and government agencies are using Linux, an operating system that can be downloaded for free from the Internet
The car hire firm says its has cut hardware and maintenance costs dramatically by migrating 1,500 rental stations to thin clients running Linux