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Review: Linspire Mini Koobox

A few weeks ago, I finally got my hands on a Linux-based Koobox Mini PCs. The Mini is a full PC in a very small, quiet package, and well worth a look.

Release-critical Bugreport for September 8, 2006

Bug report for Debian. Some bugs have an additional set of tags indicating they only apply to a particular release: O for oldstable (woody), S for stable (sarge), T for testing (etch), U for unstable (sid) or E for experimental. X indicates that the package is not in testing.

Linux Reality Episode 30 - Useful Shell Commands

In this episode: wrap-up of The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 155; listener feedback; three Listener Tips; a discussion of various helpful shell commands, including head, tail, find (more on find at Linux.com), locate, ifconfig, iwconfig, ps, top, grep, adduser, passwd, and how to send a process to the background.

Xbox for Stroke Rehabilitation

  • GNU/Linux And Open Source Medical Software News (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Sep 8, 2006 9:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
"Using an Xbox modified to run Linux, researchers [at Rutgers University in New Jersey] have developedvirtual reality hand exercises for rehabilitating stroke patients. An inexpensive glove controller is used to interact with the Xbox. The hardware cost is a tenth of a comparable commercial hand rehabilitation system, leading to the possibility of deployment in patients' homes."

Famed physics lab steps up to storage challenge

  • News.com; By Tom Espiner (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Sep 8, 2006 8:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: ; Groups:
One of its latest projects, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), is being built to study particles and the forces that bind them together. Due to become fully operational around September 2007, the LHC will fire billions of protons around a 27-kilometer circuit, 150 meters below ground.

Open Source Software OpenClinica to Exhibit at 2006 SoCRA Annual ...

Akaza Research has announced that its product OpenClinica is set to exhibit at the upcoming annual conference of the Society of Clinical Research Associates. The conference is in Chicago, IL from September 21st through 24th.

Fujitsu-hopling Take Linux Road

Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe and Hopling Technologies have further enhanced their working relationships by signing an MoU with the mutual goal of enabling faster and smoother integration of the WiMAX baseband SoC into a Linux-based wireless equipment environment.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Beta 1

This is a public beta. Feel free to forward this announcement to anyone who may be interested in testing this beta release.

LinuxQuestions.org Podcast Feedback

It’s been a fairly slow news week (at least as far as items I have commentary on) and time is a bit short, so we may not have a podcast available this week (although a short one over the weekend is a possibility). I’d like to take this time out to get some feedback on the podcast though. What are we doing right? What could be improved and what would you like to see more of? Post your feedback in the comments of this thread. Thanks.

Not only is it not getting smaller, the HP story is getting bigger - Updated

Not only were HP board members' phone records accessed in the leak probe, now comes the extraordinary news that so were CNET reporter Dawn Kawamoto's, who wrote the article that angered HP's chairwoman Patricia Dunn.

KnowledgeTree tops 200 000 downloads

The open source document management system developed in South Africa by Jam Warehouse has been downloaded over more than 200 000 times from SourceForge.Net.

When open source is not enough

There was some interesting buzz about the state of open source going around ApacheCon in Dublin. On one hand, Apache is - and is widely seen as - a moderate, pragmatic voice in the FOSS world: the Apache license is explicitly business-friendly, and the conference was very happy to welcome the arch-enemy of more dogmatic FOSS advocates, Microsoft, among us.

Agentless server manageability comes of age

IT managers are accustomed to having an abundance of options for managing servers at the software or operating system level. These applications typically comes at a high purchase and operational expense and cannot cover every operational scenario. Their lack of integration within the overall management system is also relatively poor. To fill such gaps, industry organizations have created open management standards that can offer some help.

Changing Times for Linux Networx

Linux Networx has enjoyed record revenue growth over the last several quarters. In Q2, the company enjoyed its fifth consecutive record quarter in a row. Over the last six years, Linux Networx has refined its HPC offerings and grown its customer base to the point where it is now considered one of the premier supercomputer vendors. But some changes are afoot.

Red Hat heads security initiative

Red Hat is leading an initiative allowing software companies to brief users of a US government-backed security database on how far vulnerabilities affect their products. The Linux vendor has asked that companies can now comment on security holes listed by the National Vulnerability Database (NVD), in order to provide deeper analysis and explanation of the impact problems might have on their products.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Beta 1 Released

Linuxlookup.com is reporting Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Beta 1 has been released. This is the first Red Hat Enterprise Linux release that includes Xen based open source virtualization technology. The Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Beta 1 release contains virtualization on the i386 and x86_64 architectures as well as a technology preview for IA64. We are particularly interested in your feedback on the Xen technology.

UNIX error reporting in the standard C library

  • IBM/developerworks; By Chris Herborth (Posted by Roger on Sep 8, 2006 1:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
This article familiarizes you with the UNIX standard error reporting mechanism, the errno global variable. You'll also learn about a couple of associated global variables ( sys_nerr and sys_errlist) and the standard functions

Embedded Linux webinars cover real-time, board bring-up, more

TimeSys will offer a series of educational webinars on Linux board bring-up and Linux real-time requirements and options, this fall. Additionally, the company will also offer several webinars aimed at documenting the LinuxLink sevices it offers to embedded Linux developers.

OpenSUSE 10.2 alpha 4 hits the web

Distro maintainer Andrea Jaeger on Sept. 7 announced the availability of the fourth alpha release of openSUSE 10.2, which uses an updated Linux kernel and offers a choice between the GNOME 2.16 Beta (2.15.92), KDE 3.5.4 or Xfce 4.2.3 desktop environments. "We've made a number of significant changes [including] switching to kernel 2.6.18rc5 -- and we use only the SMP kernel," Jaeger wrote in the release announcement.

Linux PMP gains WiFi, Opera browser

A forthcoming portable media player (PMP) from Archos will be based on embedded Linux, confirms Opera Software, which will supply its Opera Web browser for the device. The Archos 604 WiFi will probably resemble Archos's currently available 604 model, but with added wireless networking and possibly a higher-resolution screen.

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