Bugzilla is a defect or bug tracking system -- a system that allows individual or groups of developers to keep track of outstanding bugs in their products. This type of system lets users track bugs and code changes, communicate their actions with other teammates, submit and review repair patches, and manage quality assurance.
Confused by GRUB? Troubleshooters.com has published a "quick-start" guide about to the GRUB (GRand Unified Bootloader) Linux bootloader. According to Steve Litt, author of the guide, desktop Linux users are seldom familiar with their bootloaders, resulting in a big problem if their hard drive's MBR (master boot record) is overwritten. "Most grub documentation is difficult for those not familiar with grub," says Litt.
Following the trend of distributions scheduling themselves around KDE releases, Ark Linux has released their first stable version, Ark Linux 2005.1. The goal of Ark Linux is to build the easiest to use GNU/Linux distribution while keeping it technically sane.
Brainshare 2005 kicked off today in the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, Utah. Over 6,000 attendees have registered for Novell's annual gathering of clients, partners, and vendors this year.
A Single Linux Binary Package Can Now Support All LSB Distributions for a Single Chipset Platform
Korea's Electronics Telecommunication Research Institute to Join OSDL Carrier Grade Linux and Data Center Linux Working Groups and Promote Linux Development in Asia
In the last couple of years, the development teams of the various desktop environments, such as GNOME and KDE, have made great strides in the right direction to making the Linux desktop more attractive and visually pleasing. Just with a standard KDE install, I get the occasional "Hey, that looks nice" from friends. When I discovered a program named Karamba for KDE a while back, that suddenly changed to outright "Wow!"
Asa Dotzler has posted some links to release candidate builds of Mozilla 1.7.6. If no major problems are found, we can expect the final release of Mozilla 1.7.6 to occur early next week.
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Server Blade Summit 2005, March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Altiris, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATRS), a pioneer of IT lifecycle management solutions that reduce the total cost of owning IT resources, today announced Jeff Porcaro and Christine Ewing will be featured speakers at the Server Blade Summit 2005. They will discuss overcoming the challenges of managing heterogeneous hardware and operating system environments.
Also, we are somewhat cautious about what happened with Unix - it splintered into eight applications - until [Sun's Scott] McNealy finally announced he won the battle and had the one surviving Unix out there. We think Linux has the possibility of going the same route," said Rasmussen.
Opinion: There is no single answer. It really depends on what you want to do, but here are three of my favorites and the jobs they're most suited for.
The Mac Mini isn't just competition for Shuttle computers and mini-tower PCs. It's also competition for the much smaller embedded development boards that many users are building custom applications around. Peter Seebach takes a look at the Mac Mini as an embedded development platform.
Workload management is critically important for an on-demand business. IBM LoadLeveler is a job-management system that allows users to run more jobs in less time by matching the jobs' processing needs with the available resources. Maintaining maximum system uptime of the job management system is increasingly important.
Earlier this week, we reported that Yahoo! was planning to make all its services compatible with Mozilla Firefox. Not so, says the portal giant, which has issued a new statement saying that it cannot guarantee all its new products will work with Firefox.
Like its fellow E-commerce leviathans Amazon.com and eBay, Google is facing a reality of the Internet business: It needs to court independent software programmers as well as customers. Google today launched code.google.com, a site for programmers interested in writing applications that work in coordination with Google's search site.
What was once i2t back back in the day and then OutRider is now Systhread and they (he?) are pumping out a lot of content for Linux and Unix heads. First off, a rsync script and then a Perl Daemon. Take a look at systhread, a reinvigorated version of two old net sites, i2t and OutRider (or the OutRider Computing Journal). Apparently Jay Fink went all out and bought a FQDN for Systhread and has kicked off with 2 simple - yet very interesting stories, on using rsync and writing a daemon in Perl. Have fun.
Open-source software has caught the attention of the consulting industry as service providers look to help companies develop strategies for implementing Linux and other open-source packages. Upstart open-source consulting and integration firm Optaros Inc. on Wednesday formally introduced Robert Lefkowitz as its VP of research and executive education programs. This move follows Aztec Software's introduction last week of AztecSource open-source software-integration services.
BitMover, the world's leading supplier of distributed development tools, announced today the immediate release of an Open Source BitKeeper Client.
Flexbeta is running a side-by-side comparison (all-in-one page) of CD/DVD burners NeroLinux and K3b. K3b gains plenty of praise for its integrated user interface, look and feel, functionality, free license, and quite simply comes out on top. A good read if you need to be reminded of the goodness that is K3b.
Firefox continues to steal market share from Microsoft Internet Explorer, according to Net Applications, a maker of Web-monitoring software. According to the company's February figures, use of Firefox rose to 6.17% from 5.59% in January.