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Ballmer repeats threats against Linux

Steve Ballmer has reissued Microsoft's patent threat against Linux, warning open-source vendors that they must respect his company's intellectual property.

UIQ: to open or to open source?

Sony Ericsson has invited rival phone vendors to become shareholders in its UIQ Technology subsidiary. UIQ Technology licenses the UIQ user interface framework and application suite for use with Symbian OS. Sony Ericsson believes additional shareholders will increase UIQ's independence within the market and would also lower the operating cost of UIQ technology.

Convert Physical Windows Systems Into Virtual Machines To Be Run On A Linux Desktop

This article shows how you can convert a physical Windows system (XP, 2003, 2000, NT4 SP4+) into a VMware virtual machine with the free VMware Converter Starter. The resulting virtual machine can be run in the free VMware Player and VMware Server, and also in VMware Workstation and other VMware products. VMware Converter comes in handy if you want to switch to a Linux desktop, but feel the need to run your old Windows desktop from time to time. By converting your Windows desktop into a virtual machine, you can run it under VMware Server/Player, etc. on your Linux desktop.

Search your IT data with Splunk

When something goes wrong in an IT server farm, it can take days for system administrators to find the root cause. Splunk is an enterprise-level search tool that can index logs and IT data, including server events, network events, and application events from one or more servers or network devices. You can then search data from across all your servers from just one place with a single browser- or console-based tool. It's designed for data mining in real-time, allowing system administrators to quickly and easily find the cause of a problem on the network.

Open News Episode 4 Released

This week on Open News Ubuntu says "no for now" to proprietary drivers, Open Source is good for business, and Linus gets his game on.

Linux Users...Do You Know Where You Are?

  •; By helios (Posted by helios on Feb 20, 2007 12:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
"...Linux is free. Got that? Free, free, free. I'm talking about the freedom of monetary costs. The last thing linux users need is some crusader banging on their ears..."

Wind River acquires patented real-time Linux technology

Wind River, one of the world's top embedded software providers, has acquired a real-time Linux distribution and patented hard-real-time technology from FSMLabs Inc. The acquisition will help Wind River penetrate new and emerging markets requiring extremely tight timing constraints, including the vast, emerging market for low-cost, single-core feature phones, according to the company.

EM simulation switches to Linux

Alongside the five fully featured high frequency CST MWS solvers, the low frequency and static modules included in CST Studio Suite have been ported to Linux.

How to Run Windows and Linux on a Single System

VMware virtualization software lets system builders offer more functionality without higher costs. Here's how to get it working.

Dell customers demand Linux

Just a few days ago, Dell launched a site to solicit feedback from customers regarding what they most want to see coming from newer systems. Some of the various feature requests include stock multi-boot systems, an option to have no additional software installed aside from the OS, OpenOffice installations and – topping the list by a margin of 2 to 1 – pre-installed Linux. Whether it be with Ubuntu, Fedora Core, OpenSUSE or others, there are more than 20,000 requests for Dell to begin offering systems with Linux pre-installed by default. Clearly, demand for such systems are rising.

Wind River acquires real-time Linux tech

Wind River Systems has acquired the technology assets of FSMLabs, a small company selling a specialized variant of the Linux operating system used for devices like animatronic robots that are extremely sensitive to precise timing.

Linuxchix Australia Expands

An Australia-wide chapter of LinuxChix has formed, for women living in Australia who are interested in Linux and Free Software.

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AussieChix is a replacement of and expansion of the Sydney and Melbourne chapters of LinuxChix, as many interested Australian women live outside Sydney and Melbourne, and the Sydney and Melbourne chapters were not interacting much. We welcome women living anywhere in Australia to join AussieChix and meet other women in Australia interested in Linux and Free Software.

Quickies: Dev Wiki, Sonnet, Jambi, Scientific Analysis and CSS Compliance

Vote for the name of the new KDE developer and sysadmin wiki. *** Nathan Sanders reveals that KDE 4's Sonnet will turbocharge language processing at *** Trolltech announced the first beta release of Qt Jambi, now available for testing and feedback. *** ChainLink is a new Qt 4 integrated environment for scientific data analysis and visualisation using Matlab/Octave/Scilab compatible syntax. Version 0.5.3 was released last week and the author is looking for some talented developers. *** blogs that Konqueror is the most compliant browser for CSS.

Ballmer hints at tougher Vista antipiracy crackdown

Ballmer's comments came during a conference call with financial analysts in which he repeatedly hammered home the theme that sales forecasts for Windows -- Vista in particular -- have been "overly optimistic."

Astraware Announces Support for Mobile Linux

Astraware is excited to announce their first steps toward support of an additional mobile platform for their range of PDA and Smartphone games. The company has been working on updates to its own core technology library to enable its games to run on Linux. based mobile platforms, and the first fruits of this labor, running under an early SDK and hardware, have recently been demonstrated by ACCESS Co, Ltd at 3GSM in Barcelona, Spain.

No halo over open source

Has open source lost its halo, as Eric Lai's Computerworld article suggests? Is open-source still a grassroots social movement made up of idealistic underdogs trying to revolutionize an amoral industry? Or is that a straw-man argument cooked up for a slow news day? Maybe Eric Lai just has a vocabulary problem.

KDE Italia at OpenMind 2007 This Week

OpenMind 2007 is an Italian event dedicated to Free Software and free content. The event will be from this Thursday until Saturday (22nd to 24th) February in San Giorgio a Cremano, Naples. Giovanni Venturi, KDE Italia webmaster, KDE Italian translator and KSniffer developer will present KDE 3.5 and will give an update on the state of KDE 4 and Qt 4 on the 24th (Saturday) and will be running a KDE booth. Italian readers can find more in the complete article.

The Greatest and Latest XForms Tips

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Tyler Anderson (Posted by IdaAshley on Feb 20, 2007 4:37 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
At times it is crucial to programmatically control the writability of data in your XForms. This tip shows how you can change the read-only property of controls programmatically. As data changes in your XForms form it can be essential to know and do something with the new data right away. This second tip shows you how to hook such events right into JavaScript methods to then use the data in many different ways.

News: Virtualizer SWsoft To Unveil Free Microsoft Support

On Tuesday, SWsoft will fortify current efforts to challenge virtualization software leader VMware by announcing free 24-by-7 support from Microsoft for Windows applications running on SWsoft's Virtuozzo software.

Techniques for memory debugging

Exercise good memory-related coding practices by creating a comprehensive program to keep memory errors under control.

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