Do something for freedom every day, especially when you're building new systems.
Within a year, Negroponte expects his non-profit organisation One Laptop Per Child to get 5 million to 15 million of the machines in production, when children in Brazil, China, Egypt, Thailand, South Africa are due to begin getting them. To save on software costs, the laptops would run the freely available Linux operating system instead of Windows.
If you recall, we ran a story putting Mr. DeLay, Microsoft, Preston Gates & Ellis and the BSA close to each other. Our article, Following Bill Gates Linux Attack Money questioned if and when this might happen. You can see the current story here.
KDE's legal body KDE e.V. held its Annual General Meeting at aKademy 2005 last month. Notes from the meeting are now available.
Arabella is shipping microcode for Freescale NPUs (network processing units) that it claims speeds IP routing and NAT (network address translation) by a factor of ten, when used with its asymmetrical multiprocessing (AMP) Linux implementation. Expedited Fast Path (EFP) microcode supports PowerQUICC II chips and older NPUs with CPMs (communications processor modules).
After seeing the same mistakes repeated by different IT managers over the years, I've noticed a pattern of common errors. Here are the five common mistakes, along with tips for avoiding them.
The STx5300 family provides support for the Linux OS, an emerging requirement for many operators, in addition to supporting legacy software. The new device embeds a USB2 Host interface which allows peripherals to be easily added to a basic STB to provide a low cost upgrade path for additional functionality. In particular, it would allow the STB in the field to become a Digital Video Recorder (DVR) by the addition of a hard disk drive.
Pointsec Mobile Technologies, a provider for enterprise security software for laptop and desktop PCs, PDAs and smartphones, recently announced the general availability of its endpoint encryption solution for Linux-based operating systems. With Pointsec for Linux, corporations can now employ centrally managed full-disk encryption to protect information stored on Linux laptops and desktops.
Tom Chance discusses the developments happening in KDE 4 on Newsforge.
Over the past couple of months, public opinion of Skype has shifted from "media darling" to "when will their 15 minutes of fame be up?" Judging from forum and blog chatter, it would appear that the novelty of the product is wearing off and early adopters are feeling restless. Luckily, Internet telephony aficionados have standards-based alternatives to choose from.
MEPIS' lightweight Linux distribution for older PCs is the first ordinary user version of the operating system to appear including the Debian Common Core.
The NSW Office of State Revenue (OSR) is taking a tough stance against Microsoft's decision to make an enterprise edition of Windows Vista only available to companies that have signed on to its Software Assurance program. The tax collection agency has declared it would rather switch desktop operating systems than lock itself into Microsoft's licensing regime. Delivering a presentation at the South East Asian Regional Computer Confederation (SEARCC 05) in Sydney yesterday, OSR chief information officer Mike Kennedy and the agency's manager of client services Pravash Babhoota confirmed they would start scoping for a move to a Linux desktop within six months.
"We (Nidelven IT) have moved our articles to a new site (http://opensourcearticles.com) and updated them to match the Thunderbird 1.5 and Firefox 1.5 releases.
It has been a strong couple of months for Clarity -- CA's flagship IT governance offering -- which saw record growth last month and this week gained Red Hat interoperability. But once again the bigger news is that Linux has received another push towards full- fledged enterprise adoption
Guardian Digital is pleased to announce the release of EnGarde Community v3.0. This release represents the most significant number of improvements since the first version released more than four years ago.
Over the past couple of days we at Phoronix have compiled a few additional memory reviews, two of which is related to system memory (DDR & DDR2), and the final one being related to a new form of dual channel flash memory for thumb drives.
The official Google Blog has announced that the Google Toolbar for Mozilla Firefox is now out of beta. This first non-beta release of the browser extension integrates the functionality of Google Suggest, which offers a list of possible search queries as you type. This version also works with Firefox's built-in toolbar customisation feature, allowing users to rearrange and place the Google Toolbar buttons anywhere in their toolbar setup. Neither of these features are available in the Internet Explorer version of the Google Toolbar.
SHANGHAI--IBM's evangelism of its Power processor architecture has wrought fresh devotees, and spawned new technology advancements from members of its Power.org alliance.
HP is seeking to enlarge its footprint in the enterprise Linux space by partnering with Red Hat and Novell, and has chosen Australia as the place to start. The partnership will see the three companies working together to help customers with the integration and ongoing support of Linux. When customers sign up now for HP Mission Critical Services packages in a Linux environment, they will be supported by an HP technical account manager (TAM) in addition to one from Red Hat and/or Novell.
The software vendor insists that its WordPerfect Office is the top-selling alternative to Microsoft Office, and it will soon support OpenDocument.