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The Open Source

IDC surveyed 5000 developers in 116 countries and discovered that open source is used by 71% of them and -- perhaps more surprisingly -- is used in 54% of their production environments.

Linux-aware debugger supports ARM11 ETMs

American Arium has revised its hardware-assisted debugging software for ARM-architecture processors. SourcePoint 6.3 mainly adds support for ARM11 ETMs (embedded trace macrocells), when used with the company's flagship HS-1000 JTAG probe.

"network multimedia co-processor" chip runs Linux

Standard Microsystems Corp. (SMSC) is sampling a highly integrated chip claimed to be the industry's first "network multimedia co-processor." The LAN9131 essentially adds a dedicated, Linux-based data-plane computer to existing and new device designs, enabling them to stream multiple high-definition (HD) channels over 100Mb/s Ethernet, according to the company.

"Linux Client Migration Cookbook" available for download

IBM has published a final draft of its "Redbook" titled Linux Client Migration Cookbook, Version 2: A Practical Planning and Implementation Guide for Migrating to Desktop Linux. The 376-page book, which targets enterprises needing to begin an evaluation of desktop Linux, is available for free download.

Myah OS 2.2 Screenshot Tour

  • OSDir (Posted by chrishaney on Sep 20, 2006 5:58 AM EDT) reports - Myah OS 2.2 is available for download. 2.2 is running on the very latest Slackware 11 packages with the exception of the KDE packages. I used an older release because of some problems with mounting media that are happening do to Slackwares lack of HAL and KDE's moving to HAL support. I have also used the Firefox 2.0 b1 version not the current b2 because of errors that came out with the b2 version. Chris from OSDir has some cool shots of Myah OS 2.2 in the Myah OS 2.2 Screenshot Tour.

Rugged PDA gains supported Linux option

Embedded Linux specialist SDG Systems is shipping a Linux-ized version of a ruggedized, "military-grade" PDA from Tripod Data Systems (TDS). SDG's Linux port for the Recon-X is based on a 2.6.15 kernel, and includes technical and warranty support. Tools, training, and customization services are also available.

Gentoo's Prodigal Father Returns

  • Linux Today; By Brian Proffitt (Posted by SamShazaam on Sep 20, 2006 4:39 AM EDT)
Daniel Robbins, the founder and former chief architect of Gentoo Linux who recently ended an eight-month stint working for Microsoft, has quietly rejoined the Gentoo development team.

Debian Weekly News - September 19th, 2006

Welcome to this year's 38th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. David Barker thanked the project for the well developed etch distribution. Joey Schulze contemplated etch to be ready for release already. From Friday to Sunday a bug squashing party will be organised in Berlin, Germany.

Booting NetBSD on New Hardware

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Peter Seebach (Posted by IdaAshley on Sep 20, 2006 3:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
Porting an operating system to new hardware can be a fairly easy process, or a fairly difficult one, depending on the issues you encounter. This article details experience porting NetBSD on a new board to the TAMS 3011, already existing hardware. See all the articles in the series.

Earning an income from a Free and Open Source project

  • Damn Small Linux; By John Andrews (Posted by SamShazaam on Sep 20, 2006 2:40 AM EDT)
This is a collection of methods and strategies to make income from an Open Source project while keeping it thriving and freely available. announces template and clipart design contest

Users of Open's open source productivity suite will have a chance to win cash and prizes by submitting template and clipart designs in a contest sponsored by and The contest, which ends October 13, offers a top prize of $750 to first place winners who submit the best template or clipart design, along with cash and other prizes to second through fifth place winners in both categories.

Virtual guitar site amps up with LAMP is a virtual playground for guitarists. The site is one of the most popular guitar chord databases on the 'Net, and was once listed as one of the BBC's top 10 educational sites. features an interactive database of chords and a unique "virtual guitar" that allows users to visualize chord fingerings and hear chords as they should sound by "strumming" the virtual guitar. Glasgow guitarist Bob Melrose created the site as a hobby, using Adobe Flash on top of Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP.

[Now this is something that will spark the interest of my Guitarist. - Scott]

Open source processor core is first for Lattice

Lattice Semiconductor has introduced a 32-bit soft core microprocessor for its FPGAs. Interestingly, it is available as open source software code with Eclipse C development tools which are downloadable from the web.

Helicopter Simulator: Really Real-time Linux

Every now and then, you stumble across a software system that you never think about. Such is the case with a Linux-powered helicopter simulator being developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. And no, you can't run it on your PlayStation 2.

Make Ruby on Rails Easy With RadRails eclipse IDE

With the Ruby on Rails popularity soaring higher, the desire of many developers for an integrated development environment (IDE) that makes Rails even more accessible is increasing fast. RadRails, an eclipse-based IDE for Ruby on Rails, fulfills that need for most developers.

Advanced OpenVPN Configuration (PDF Article)

This article deals with few features of advanced OpenVPN configuration like protecting clients through a firewall behind a tunnel, distributed compilation through VPN tunnels with distcc, and Authentication methods.

Nice new router

Today I stumbled over something in a brochure of a big German distributor - the Linksys WRV200 Wireless-G VPN router.

Debian Linux project to pay developers

A group of senior developers from the Debian GNU/Linux project have decided to raise funds to pay volunteers who work on the project in order that releases can be made more frequently.

Mercurial Joins Software Freedom Conservancy, Retains Services of Software Freedom Law Center

Nonprofits to Support Popular Source Control Management Software

Novell Honors Top Global Training Partners

Company names 25 Linux Centers of Excellence worldwide for quality of Linux training and superior customer satisfaction

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