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Pairs TimeSys 2.6 Linux, Advanced Real-Time Capabilities and Powerful Development Tools with 320MB/s Performance of PowerPC(R) Based Motorola MVME6100
Microsoft finally answered (in .doc format) questions over licensing its software to run on the latest dual-core processors, expected from AMD and Intel in servers beginning next year. The Redmond, Washington-based company joins Red Hat in sticking to the same per-system or per-CPU approach, even with CPUs with two or more cores, for now. But the advent of more powerful dual-core and multi-core processors may actually mark the death of per-processor licensing in the face of irrelevance and the emergence of different licensing issues around virtual machines and various configurations.
U.S.-based Red Hat Inc., the world's top distributor of open-source Linux software, expects its international business to increase to half its sales within 12 months, an executive said on Tuesday.
As the shift towards open source tools is already a major force in audio/video software world, we've decided to comply with various open source licensing requirements and have opened a separate site section for open source projects' source code downloads.
Bristol City Council could begin one of the UK's biggest roll-outs of open source desktop applications if a proposal to adopt Star Office is adopted at a council meeting next month.
The global LinuxWorld conference and expo will be staged in both Johannesburg and Cape Town next year.
In areas where outsourcing doesn't make sense and IT needs to build custom functionality unavailable in commercial products, open source is an increasingly viable choice.
The Chicago Mercantile Exchange credits its migration to commodity Intel-based servers and Linux with cutting costs and shaving 100 milliseconds off the time required to complete a trade.
This morning the developers of the free software content management system PostNuke posted a security announcement saying that a vulnerability in the paFileDB download management software allowed an attacker to put up a hacked version of PostNuke for download. That version was live on the PostNuke download site between Sunday at 23:50 GMT and Tuesday at 8:30 GMT. Proprietary software zealots are always saying that open source programs are likely to contain backdoors, but is this situation truly what they mean when they say that?
Micrel, LSI Logic, and Arcturus Networks have teamed up on a reference design for wireless VoIP routers based on embedded Linux. The design targets the residential and small-office gateway markets, where VoIP is expected to grow quickly, the companies say. The design supports 2-8 VoIP ports.
Israeli software company StartCom has released an updated version of its StartCom MultiMedia Edition Linux distribution, which is based on Red Hat's Linux software. StartCom claims that its distribution offers better driver support, as well as including ALSA modules and an NVIDIA driver.
Now that the new voting system is in place, we can start running fun reports to find out what the readers here think of the stories that are posted. This "Hall of Fame" report presents a somewhat accurate view of what the Linux community thinks about various news sources, writers and topics.
South African dairy farmers are starting to use open source software to improve their farming techniques and outputs. ACS Online has developed a range of dairy farming-specific modules using PHP, Apache and MySQL running on Sun boxes with Solaris 9. The modules currently available include financial management, a sustainable pasture management system, livestock management and a performance analysis module which uses the Balanced Scorecard reporting technique.
This is the third update of Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (codename `woody') which mainly adds security updates to the stable release, along with a few corrections to serious problems. Those who frequently update from security.debian.org won't have to update many packages and most updates from security.debian.org are included in this update.
Despite the challenges involved, Brazil is forging ahead with its decision to adopt free or open-source software throughout the country's massive public sector.
Conics.net has published a page of specifications and a page of photos about a new Sharp Zaurus clam-shell Linux PDA. The website accepts pre-orders for the Sharp Zaurus SL-C3000, priced at $749 with a 1-year warranty. It also sells older Sharp Zauri, such as the SL-C700.
A clause Microsoft has in licensing agreements with manufacturers that prevents companies from suing it for patent and copyright infringement if they suspect their own software technology has ended up in the Windows operating system. The commission says the clause hurts fair competition and discourages Japanese manufacturers from innovating because they can't sue for damages. Microsoft says the clause is legal and benefits consumers.
The final installment in this series--did they meet their goal of a five-second boot?
Linus Torvalds tells of some other programming venues than the Linux kernel, predicts a shadowy outcome for GNU/Hurd, gives some advice to anyone wanting to undertake a large software project and updates us on the latest in kernel development in this email interview by Preston St. Pierre.
Maybe the browser wars really are back. Bart Decrem, the marketing contact for the Mozilla Foundation, told ZDNet UK on Friday that he expects the browser's market share to reach 10 percent by the end of 2005. "I think we'll get to 10 percent over the next year. We don't have 10 percent of the Web at the moment, but we have the momentum," claimed Decrem.