THE Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) is beefing up its research and development capabilities with a Linux cluster that will support the weather agency's meteorological, oceanographic and space divisions.
Adrian Bunk posted a list of known regressions in the latest 2.6.20-rc4 Linux kernel compared to the previous 2.6.19 stable release [story]. In two emails, he listed six regressions that don't have fixes yet, and six regressions with fixes that haven't been merged yet.In another email thread, Linux creator Linus Torvalds noted that his goal for 2.6.20 is to focus primarily on stability. He also noted that he intends to release the stable kernel at some point after linux.conf.au which is happening this year in Sydney, Australia between January 15th and 20th.
The Vector development team is proud to announce the release of Vector Linux 5.8 Standard Live CD beta1. This release has everything that is making 5.8 Standard famous, like browser plugins, SeaMonkey, Firefox and Opera, the newest Xfce desktop, the Gimp and Xara LX, AbiWord and Gnumeric, vasm and vl-hot, wireless drivers and configuration tools, support for read and write to NTFS via FUSE and ntfs-3g, and lots of fun games. Then, for your added pleasure, we made a special Beryl edition just for fun. - DistroWatch. Screenshots of VectorLinux 5.8 Live Beta 1 are available at LinuxQuestions.org.
A new project is being launched to create the next generation CD/DVD burning program using the latest available technologies such as libburnia libraries.
This article gives you everything you need to decide which is the right way to encode your data for your Ajax application.
The Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu Ltd. (ELCOT), a government-owned organization that delivers IT services to the southern India state of Tamil Nadu, has decided that its projects will be deployed on open-source software, including Linux.
Conventional wisdom says that BitTorrent achieves superior download performance over competing peer-to-peer (P2P) systems because the protocol discourages those who download without uploading in turn, creating an environment where all participants act fairly. A University of Washington (UW) research paper says otherwise, and its authors have a BitTorrent client to prove it.
Dell's love affair with Linux is a clandestine affair these days, conducted in secret, away from disapproving eyes. But now the pair have been spotted in China.
Storix Inc. today 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.
AOL is showcasing a Linux-based hard drive-equipped portable media player (PMP) manufactured by Haier, at CES this week. The Smartscreens Media Device packs a 30GB drive, plays MPEG4 and WMV videos over wired or Bluetooth wireless headphones, and can also receive Internet radio stations via WiFi.
All the words have been spoken. The Grand Ideals, the philosophical superiorities, the passionate and sometimes vitriolic debates on freedoms 0-3...it has all been said. Now it's time to do.
Three years ago, out of more than 2300 CES exhibitors, the word"Linux" appeared in text associated with just 11 of them, in the show's online guide. This year atCES 2007 has more than 2700 exhibitors; yet"Linux" appears in text associated with just 3 companies:Interact-TV,Neuros Technology andPixel Magic Systems. Yet it is clearer than ever that Linux has become the bedrock on which more and more companies build their solutions.
OpenMoko, a Taiwanese startup that develops mobile hardware and software, next month plans to start selling what it claims to be the first Linux smartphone based completely on open standards.
An open letter to PETA, inspired by Ryan Lortie’s very silly My stance on Ubuntu and the Bad Vista campaign.
Foreword: This article describes how Linux and a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) single-board computer (SBC) helped Vetland Medical develop and market its EX3000 product, an inexpensive anesthesia monitoring device aimed at bringing technical innovations in human anesthesia equipment to veterinarians.
Written by a leading developer and maintainer of the Linux kernel, Linux Kernel in a Nutshell is a comprehensive overview of kernel configuration and building, a critical task for Linux users and administrators. The book is available for download in either PDF or DocBook format for the entire book, or by the individual chapter.
A French company called Aldebaran Robotics has released several video clips of a new robot they're developing, called Nao. They claim their humanoid robot will include voice recognition, vision, speech synthesis, "emotional expressions", a WiFi connections, and will be based on Linux. Nao stands 22 inches high and has 23 degrees of freedom.
Virtualization, the ability to run multiple "virtual" systems on a single host, is nearly as old as solid state computing. But it's been all the rage again in recent years, with more than a dozen large-scale Linux virtualization projects -- and while they require special custom kernels, patches, and software, the first steps toward OS-level virtualization have been implemented in the Linux kernel.
The viewer application of the online game Second Life has been released as open source.
Robust Systems Management Suite Maximizes Value for Turbolinux Users in China