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Linux: New FireWire Stack Update

Kristian Høgsberg posted an update on the effort to rewrite the Linux kernel FireWire stack [story] explaining, "as you may know, we've been working on a new FireWire stack over on linux1394-devel. The main driver behind this work is to get a small, maintainable and supportable FireWire stack, with an acceptable backwards compatibility story." He went on to request the stack's inclusion in the mainline kernel,...

Certification on the upswing again

After several years of decline, the demand for certification and training in GNU/Linux and other free software areas is stronger than ever. That's the general opinion of experts in the field, as they discuss where certification has been, current course offerings, customer services, and trends for the future.

Tux 500 Program Breaks $10,000 Funding Threshold

With just under a week before the official opening of practice for the 91st running of the Indianapolis 500, the Tux 500 Linux marketing program has now received over $10,000 in contributions from the global Linux open source community. As testimony that the popularity of the event extends well outside the borders of the United States, contributions to the innovative marketing program have arrived from twenty-eight different nations and contribution totals from outside the U.S. exceed those from within the U.S.

KDE 4.0 Live April Snapshot Screenshots

From a KDE SVN trunk snapshot on 04-18-07, we have a few KDE 4.0 screenshots to pass along today. Mind you that KDE 4.0 will not be released until later this year, but if you are interested in seeing how this desktop environment is shaping up, you can see for yourself today.

A PC Shortwave Radio and Linux

Ten Tec is an American manufacturer of all sorts of radio equipment based in Tennessee. They make a neat little black box which attaches to any PC via a serial port. The box, called the RX-320D, is a shortwave (general coverage) receiver that works very well indeed with performance rivaling more expensive desktop receivers. If you read Ten Tec’s advertising you’d think you need Windows based software to use this radio. Think again.

Introducing developerWorks spaces

Take collaboration and community content to the next level with developerWorks spaces. Create micro-sites focused on a specific technical subject, software project, web development activity, or present information, ideas, and breaking news about your interest.

How important is Dell's Linux desktop deal?

The news has quickly gotten around that Dell will be bringing Ubuntu Linux to some of its consumer desktops. Analysts and Linux rivals alike think this is a good move for both Linux and Dell. The big question now is, "How important is it really?"

Review: Moneydance 2007

Linux users have a multitude of choices for personal finance applications, including GnuCash, KMyMoney, Kapital, and others, not to mention being able to run Quicken under WINE. One good alternative that runs on multiple operating systems and manages finances with ease is Moneydance.

File Server Configuration in Debian Using Samba

  • (Posted by gg234 on May 2, 2007 10:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian
File Server Configuration in Debian Using Samba

Linux versus Windows: OS impact on uptime and speed

There are many factors which affect Website availability and performance from end user perspective, namely ISP Internet connection, server location, server parameters, programming language, application architecture and implementation. One of the critical parameters is a selected Operational System (OS). Most users often need to select between Linux and Windows, two popular choices for web servers.

DNS server Setup using bind in Ubuntu

  • (Posted by gg234 on May 2, 2007 9:03 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
DNS server Setup using bind in Ubuntu

Linux and Solaris face off

  • Reg Developer; By David Norfolk (Posted by dba477 on May 2, 2007 8:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Sun
Earlier this year, we asked our readers why people thinking of Linux aren't also thinking of OpenSolaris (or vice versa), now that both are pukka OSS operating systems.

Free Ubuntu Feisty Training Course Offered by

The Ubuntu Feisty Training Course has more than 150 pages of online content as well as 7 movies.

Survey: open source shows progress in public sector

Open source technology now has a firm foothold in the public sector, according to a new survey.

OpenBSD 4.1 rides out

Security-conscious BSD operating system issues a new release with extended hardware support and more than a handful of updates since last release.

Why Apple Should Acquire AMD

  •; By Gundeep Hora (Posted by gsh on May 2, 2007 5:04 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
Let’s face it. AMD is having quite a bit of financial problems in its race against Intel to grab more market share.

He Takes Linux to 220 MPH

Stephan makes his living by cramming himself into a 4-wheeled rocket and aiming it down the straights at over 200 miles per hour. And you know some of us are wanting to know... Are you out of your mind?

Interview with the KTorrent developers

  • KDE Dot News; By Rudd-O (Posted by dcparris on May 2, 2007 3:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: KDE
One of the most hotly debated topics on the Internet today is, without a doubt, BitTorrent: the most popular peer-to-peer network protocol today.

Will Dell Ubuntu deal hurt Microsoft or other Linux distributions hardest?

So Dell is finally caving into public pressure and selling a Linux powered PC, but will it be Microsoft that is hit hardest or Linux distributions that are not called Ubuntu?

Desperate Need for New OS Alternatives

  •; By Brandon Watts (Posted by gsh on May 2, 2007 2:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
With software, there’s room for competition, and the barriers to entry are rather small in a lot of cases. If a developer has a radical idea on how to improve a certain process and solve a problem that’s not met by other software titles, he can spend some time developing a solution, release it to the public, and if it’s good, acceptance will soon follow.

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