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Booting NetBSD on New Hardware

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Peter Seebach (Posted by IdaAshley on Sep 20, 2006 3:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
Porting an operating system to new hardware can be a fairly easy process, or a fairly difficult one, depending on the issues you encounter. This article details experience porting NetBSD on a new board to the TAMS 3011, already existing hardware. See all the articles in the series.

Earning an income from a Free and Open Source project

  • Damn Small Linux; By John Andrews (Posted by SamShazaam on Sep 20, 2006 2:40 AM EDT)
This is a collection of methods and strategies to make income from an Open Source project while keeping it thriving and freely available. announces template and clipart design contest

Users of Open's open source productivity suite will have a chance to win cash and prizes by submitting template and clipart designs in a contest sponsored by and The contest, which ends October 13, offers a top prize of $750 to first place winners who submit the best template or clipart design, along with cash and other prizes to second through fifth place winners in both categories.

Virtual guitar site amps up with LAMP is a virtual playground for guitarists. The site is one of the most popular guitar chord databases on the 'Net, and was once listed as one of the BBC's top 10 educational sites. features an interactive database of chords and a unique "virtual guitar" that allows users to visualize chord fingerings and hear chords as they should sound by "strumming" the virtual guitar. Glasgow guitarist Bob Melrose created the site as a hobby, using Adobe Flash on top of Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP.

[Now this is something that will spark the interest of my Guitarist. - Scott]

Open source processor core is first for Lattice

Lattice Semiconductor has introduced a 32-bit soft core microprocessor for its FPGAs. Interestingly, it is available as open source software code with Eclipse C development tools which are downloadable from the web.

Helicopter Simulator: Really Real-time Linux

Every now and then, you stumble across a software system that you never think about. Such is the case with a Linux-powered helicopter simulator being developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. And no, you can't run it on your PlayStation 2.

Make Ruby on Rails Easy With RadRails eclipse IDE

With the Ruby on Rails popularity soaring higher, the desire of many developers for an integrated development environment (IDE) that makes Rails even more accessible is increasing fast. RadRails, an eclipse-based IDE for Ruby on Rails, fulfills that need for most developers.

Advanced OpenVPN Configuration (PDF Article)

This article deals with few features of advanced OpenVPN configuration like protecting clients through a firewall behind a tunnel, distributed compilation through VPN tunnels with distcc, and Authentication methods.

Nice new router

Today I stumbled over something in a brochure of a big German distributor - the Linksys WRV200 Wireless-G VPN router.

Debian Linux project to pay developers

A group of senior developers from the Debian GNU/Linux project have decided to raise funds to pay volunteers who work on the project in order that releases can be made more frequently.

Mercurial Joins Software Freedom Conservancy, Retains Services of Software Freedom Law Center

Nonprofits to Support Popular Source Control Management Software

Novell Honors Top Global Training Partners

Company names 25 Linux Centers of Excellence worldwide for quality of Linux training and superior customer satisfaction

My Gentoo odyssey

Gentoo is a Linux distribution unlike any other I have used, not just in terms of how it does things, but in the philosophy which drives its design. Gentoo doesn't ask what it can do to make things easier, it asks you exactly what it is that you want it to do, and then does precisely and only that. I gave Gentoo a good try, but I won't be sticking with it. Why not? I'm glad you asked.

Building Web Sites With PHP-Nuke

Community websites explained
Building a configurable, flexible and highly interactive community web site from scratch is no mean feat. Get the technical implementation right and you might have a vibrant and active community coalesce around your site. Get it wrong and you're left with dead web real-estate that's dressed right but is going nowhere. However, thanks to PHP-Nuke, most of the hard work has been done up front. And, for the would-be community site developer who doesn't have the time to read manuals, Packt Publishing has even taken the hard work out of figuring what to do post-installation.

Free processor firm discloses business plans

  •; By Peter Clarke (Posted by dcparris on Sep 19, 2006 4:31 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU
LONDON — Simply RISC, a team of engineers formerly with STMicroelectronics NV, has revealed plans to provide design services around its offering of a free 64-bit processor core. Simply RISC's release of the OpenSPARC T1-based processor is intended to show potential customers the team's capability as well as providing a building block for future system-on-chip and network-on-chip design work.

[Free processors, free video cards... What's next? - dcparris]

Mercury Computer Systems Announces Software Development Kit for Programming the Cell BE Processor

MultiCore Plus SDK empowers users with programming ease and maximizes application performance for Cell BE processor-based solutions from Mercury and IBM

[Supported on GNU/Linux, but appears non-libre - dcparris]

Now shipping: Red Hat-JBoss application stack

Users and analysts alike responded positively today as Red Hat Inc. delivered the fruits of its JBoss acquisition with an announcement that the Red Hat Application Stack subscription is now available.

Working from home - Choosing a PC part 4 – Mac, Windows or Linux ...

This article is not meant for highly technical people so we may bend historical facts here to make life simple. Please do email us if you feel strongly about anything in this article though, we love to hear from our readers!

[Article is still bent toward Mac & Windows, but actually does say that "Linux usage by the mainstream is growing rapidly". - dcparris]

KDE Thanks Rob Levin

  • KDE Dot News; By Jes Hall (Posted by dcparris on Sep 19, 2006 1:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
We knew him as lilo. He was the founder of the Freenode IRC network, a place where many open source projects established a real-time meeting ground. Freenode is where we work, play, and share. It is where many a small idea has grown into a large project. It is where we are all enriched by the experience and diversity of a group of people from many cultures who all have in common a love of open source.

Cluster Programming: You Can't Always Get What You Want

  •; By Douglas Eadline (Posted by deadline on Sep 19, 2006 1:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: GNU, Linux
Fifteen years ago I wrote a short article entitled "How Will You Program 1000 Processors?" Back then it was a good question that had no easy answer. Today, it is still a good question that still has no easy answer. Except now it seems a bit more urgent as we step into the "mulit-core" era. Today, 1000 processors are a reality for many practitioners of Linux HPC.

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