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Gnustep: A Free Software alternative to OpenStep

The popularity of OS X among geeks in recent years has led to a lot more people discovering OpenStep through Cocoa. GNUstep provides a much-needed Free Software alternative, as David Chisnall explains.

Open Source Web Browser Bundled With Corel WordPerfect Office X3

To Distribute Mozilla Firefox With Corel WordPerfect Office X3 - Home Edition

WineHQ Releases WINE 0.9.24, Better Installer Support

WineHQ has released another snapshot of their popular WINE APIs for Unix. Included in this release are the usual round of bugfixes plus additional installer support updates. Serve chilled.

Unsinkable Vista?

Vista doesn't need anti-viral software? That's what Jim Allchin, co-president of Microsoft's platforms and services division, said in a recent phone conference on Vista's release to manufacturing (RTM).

Open-source vendors seek help from Congress

Open-source software vendors are prodding Congress to define some legal standards to support the development and deployment of such software. The vendors, which have formed the nonprofit Open Source Initiative (OSI), are most concerned about the legal definition of open-source software. Traditionally, such vendors provide full access to the source code of their applications, allowing others to study, change and redistribute the software on their own.

The Open-Source Impact

Is open-source software making an impact in small and medium-sized enterprises? That depends on whom you ask. Open-source developers and service providers will sing the praises of software that is not only free but also frees you from many long-established commercial restraints.

Frugalware 0.6 Pre 1 Screenshot Walkthrough

The Frugalware Developer Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Frugalware 0.6pre1, the first technical preview release of the upcoming 0.6 stable release. New features: all installed-by-default packages are now built using gcj/ecj, javac is only provided as an alternate compiler; installing from a USB stick is now supported; added PHP documentation in 23 languages. Updates: Linux 2.6.18 with a much improved SATA layer and a few new drivers; GNU C Library 2.5 with support for the new ELF hash table format; Mozilla Firefox 2.0 with improved tabbed browsing and inline spell checking; Xfce 4.4rc1...

Sun extends Ubuntu certification

Sun Microsystems has extended certification for the Ubuntu Linux distribution to its Opteron-based servers. Canonical, the distribution's commercial sponsor, will bundle Sun's open source GlassFish application server for Java Enterprise Edition 5 that is due out later this year.

Kaella 3.0 RC1 Screenshot Walkthrough

The first release candidate of Kaella 3.0 is out. Complete with support for French and common hardware used in France, the project's latest version is based on KNOPPIX 5.0, but includes a number of updated applications, such as NdisWrapper 1.23, CUPS 1.2.5, OpenOffice.org 2.0.4, Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.7, GCompris 7.4 and Tuxpaint 0.9.16. The release also comes with new scripts to activate wireless networking and USB ADSL modems. If no major problems are found, this release candidate will become the stable Kaella 3.0.

EnGarde Secure Linux 3.0.10 hits the web

Guardian Digital on Tuesday introduced the latest version of EnGarde Secure Linux, Community 3.0.10. It features a 2.6.17 kernel, the new SELinux Control Console, and the context-sensitive Guardian Digital help system, along with bug fixes and upgrades to major applications, team spokesman Ryan W. Maple said.

Broadcom app processor targets Linux phones

One of the world's largest fabless semiconductor vendors has entered the market for ARM-based application processors. Broadcom's BCM2820, now sampling, weds a 300MHz ARM11 core with a 150MHz "VideoCore" graphics processor. It targets high-volume consumer products, and "fully supports Linux today," Broadcom says.

Secure Kerberized authentication on Solaris 10 using IBM AIX Version 5.3

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Sandeep Patil and Manish Katiyar (Posted by solrac on Nov 10, 2006 9:47 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
Set up a Kerberized environment to work with Solaris(TM) 10 and learn how to configure a Key Distribution Center (KDC) on AIX(R) Version 5.3. You'll also run through a series of steps for configuring a Kerberos client on Solaris 10 to authenticate users for Telnet, remote shell (rsh), and Secure Shell (SSH) using AIX Version 5.3 as your KDC. Having a single IBM Network Authentication Service (NAS) KDC on AIX for authentication across different platforms is especially helpful in a hybrid environment.

Episode 39 - Cron

In this episode: new logo submissions; taking a short break at the end of the year; O’Reilly’s LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell, Second Edition; a discussion of cron and crontab (additional resources here, here, and here); a Listener Tip on clearing Bash history; listener feedback.

Application Designer for Medium Business

A bundled package that enables developers with no Java skills to create database-driven Web applications on WebSphere Application Server (CE) and an Eclipse-based Lotus Component Designer.

IBM Provides Technology access and Training to Native People

IBM today announced that the Native American Family Technology Journey, co-sponsored by IBM and Career Communications Group, will kick off its third national public awareness program to help Native American families explore the benefits of incorporating computer technology into their daily lives. The program, known as "The Journey," promotes the value of computer technology in preserving ancient cultures and also provides students and their families with technology training that allows them to access educational, career, health and other information, that has the potential to improve their quality of life. The Journey is officially celebrated during the month of November, and coincides with National American Indian Heritage Month.

Simple Xalan extension functions: Mixing Java with XSLT

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Elliotte Rusty Harold (Posted by solrac on Nov 10, 2006 6:38 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
The Xalan XSLT processor can invoke almost any method in almost any Java class in the classpath.

Linux printing: much done and more to do

In the last seven years, printing on Linux has undergone a metamorphosis. Barely adequate printing support, provided on a program by program basis, has been transmuted by a half dozen projects into a wealth of options comparable to those available on Windows or the Mac OS. Where printer manufacturers once ignored Linux, a growing number support it and the rest are watching closely. Standardization and support for multiple distributions remain major problems, but community and corporate interests have recently started working together to address these last remaining problems.

Degrees of Openness

"Open" is a word too important to apply merely to source code. Although open source code is important to free and unfettered computing, openness encompasses far more components of a computing system. Adrien Lamothe explores other degrees of openness and their implications.

Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft) LAMP Server Installation with Screenshots

Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft) LAMP Server Installation with Screenshots

The Heath Robinson Rube Goldberg Computer, Part 2

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Clive "Max" Maxfield (Posted by IdaAshley on Nov 10, 2006 3:18 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
In Part 1 of the HRRG series you learned the creation of the HRRG and how you can be involved. Now in Part 2 learn how to partition the system, trading off between implementation complexity, granularity, and flexibility, while also minimizing the bandwidth required to communicate among the various modules.

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