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Founded by Ian Murdock and John H. Hartman in 2000, Progeny Linux Systems seemed for years like a modestly successful free and open source software (FOSS) company. Although it abandoned its original plans for revolutionizing networks, it survived the dot-com crash while many other companies had gone under, and its efforts to commercialize Debian were profitable after its first year and a half. By early 2005, Progeny had reinvented itself by offering update services and modular components for building specialized GNU/Linux distributions. Yet on April 30, Progeny ceased operations. What happened?
The Japanese government wants to go open source, as a way to rely less on a single vendor IT software infrastructure. And plenty of vendors are lining up to help make this happen.
Like Apple, Dell has a good handle on the hardware side of things. After all, they will be in full control when they are ready to release this round of Linux boxes. However, what has me concerned are some areas where they might not be ready for is the WiFi realm, most noticeably, WPA encryption.
Some would say that after the demise of Borland's Kylix, Linux was left without a real rapid application development tool. They would say that if they've never used Lazarus, Linux's own robust and reliable RAD environment.
On Tuesday, the House Committee on Administration approved Rush Holt's (D-NJ) e-voting reform bill by a 6-3 vote. The vote broke down along party lines, with the six Democrats supporting the legislation, and the three Republicans opposing it.
LXer Feature: 11-May-2007
A scant two weeks after Michael Dell returned to the company he founded in 1984, to help repair it, Dell launched its IdeaStorm project and several others in an effort to listen to their customers. The GNU/Linux community has spoken loud and clear. Time will tell how well Dell is listening.
This tutorial will guide you through the installation and configuration of Lintrack, a GNU/Linux distribution specialized in networking tasks. We will give two LANs access to the internet along with DHCP and DNS cache servers, and then we will connect our networks using OpenVPN in bridging mode. You should be running all these in well under an hour, thanks to the unified configuration interface of Lintrack.
Google today officially confirmed what many analysts have been saying for months: the Mountain View, California-based search leader is going after the software market in direct competition with Microsoft.
The Linux Mint team on May 9 released the first beta of Linux Mint 3.0, code-named "Cassandra" and utilizing a 2.6.20 kernel for improved hardware support. The Ubuntu-based distribution also sports a GNOME 2.18 default desktop and several Ubuntu "Fiesty Fawn" innovations, the team said.
This is an article, showing some of the most popular Linux Distros, and also the versions of the packages that comes with its last stables releases.
Redundancy or redundant...
JavaOne: The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) has been put on the back foot over its Project Harmony initiative, following Sun Microsystems' decision to open-source most of its Java 2 Standard Edition (SE) Java Development Kit (JDK).
May 14, 2007 -- Bellevue, WA -- ITTIA is further strengthening its ITTIA Database management software for embedded systems and devices with the release of version 2.0. ITTIA previews this new release at one of Japan’s largest embedded gatherings, ESEC -- Embedded Systems Expo and Conference. ESEC provides embedded developers with an opportunity to learn about exciting new technologies, such as ITTIA Database.
[ITTIA appears to be non-libre software. - dcparris]
a series of ten patches, Mathieu Desnoyers posted an updated version of the Linux Kernel Markers. In the first patch he explains the need for markers: "With the increasing complexity of today's user-space application and the wide deployment of SMP systems, the users need an increasing understanding of the behavior and performance of a system across multiple processes/different execution contexts/multiple CPUs. In applications such as large clusters (Google, IBM), video acquisition (Autodesk), embedded real-time systems (Wind River, Monta Vista, Sony) or sysadmin/programmer-type tasks (SystemTAP from Redhat), a tool that permits tracing of kernel-user space interaction becomes necessary."
Linux seller bands with open-source allies to sell wide range of server software on the Red Hat Exchange.
Keith Packard announced the availability of drivers for Intel's 965GM Express Chipset. Jeff Garzik responded, "great news. Here's hoping that Intel produces a standalone video card eventually, to further take away market share from closed source competitors." In Keith's announcement he explained:
The official release of the third version of the GNU General Public License (GPLv3) is still a couple of months away, yet already, the misunderstandings about it are almost as numerous as those for the second version (GPLv2).
You can use your existing code to create service components. Learn how to expose your scripts as SCA components and Web services using the Python, Ruby, and Web services support in Apache Tuscany SCA for C++.
The popular DD-WRT project was initially an offshoot of the original Linksys firmware for the WRT54, but has since undergone a complete rewrite, and now uses the OpenWRT kernel. DD-WRT is a fine upgrade for your WRT54 wireless router, or any similar device under other brand names, and there are a lot of them.
Combination of Red Hat Exchange and an expanded VAR channel will make Scalix solutions more widely available to small and mid-size businesses
The first full day of the Red Hat Summit flew by at furious pace. After the opening keynotes, which I reported on yesterday, I attended a session on GPLv3 by Eben Moglen, met one-on-one with Chris Blizzard, the man in charge of developing Red Hat Linux for the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project, and attended two press conferences.
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