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Still stuck in the Java Trap

Richard Stallman slammed Sun Microsystems for its half-hearted attempt at open sourcing Java when Sun fell short of the mark after Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz committed the company to freeing the platform. But Stallman may be speaking too soon, according to Schwartz.

Report: My Penguin, The Doctor

Many people in the Linux community know that its an operating system built to handle the most mission-critical of jobs. In fact, Linux is so stable, it can handle the most mission-critical job of all: managing the human heart. Rob Reilly reports.

For Dell, industry standard now includes Linux

  • CNET; By Colin Barker (Posted by dcparris on Jun 8, 2006 10:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Open-source OS now accounts for a quarter of Dell's enterprise business and is growing fast, the company says.

Lessig: Free Culture More Significant than Free Software

  • The Guardian; By Glyn Moody (Posted by glynmoody on Jun 8, 2006 9:41 PM EDT)
In an interview, copyright reform champion Lessig says: “whatever the importance of the freedom of coders, coders will still be just a tiny proportion of the public, but culture is ... much broader."

Using Open Source to Make Money on Generic PCs

  • eWEEK Linux; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by dcparris on Jun 8, 2006 8:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
With the right mix of open-source software on Windows or Linux, Australian open-source business, Cybersource Pty., claims that white-box vendors can drastically increase their profits. (Linux-Watch)

The Economics of Free Software

Companies that now sell proprietary software will eventually be forced to give their software away – but the smart ones will stay in business, selling services, support and content.

Why Linux Servers Trump Windows SBS

Proponents of Windows Small Business Server sell it as Microsoft's cheap answer to Linux and other free open source operating systems. The customer gets a Swiss Army knife of Windows software, as long as it's all loaded on a single server. That's where the problem starts. Every loaded program brings its own vulnerabilities which, in the aggregrate, can bring down the whole computer. On the other hand, Linux suffers from fewer critical vulnerabilities, and none of the restrictions.

Device Profile: Merlin Patient Care System

IBM and St. Jude Medical used embedded Linux to build a device that lets cardiac care clinicians retrieve and analyze data from implanted cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and pacemakers, and make programmatic changes to them. The St. Jude Merlin Patient Care System runs a customized MontaVista Linux

Engarde Secure Linux 3.0.7

International News: Dutch/English

EnGarde Secure Linux is een Linux-distributie die gericht is op het bedienen van servers voorzien een hoog beveiligingsniveau. Het bevat een aantal standaard applicaties waarmee verschillende server-taken zonder problemen uit te voeren zijn, zoals het serveren van dynamische websites, mail en het uitvoeren van network intrusion detection. Voor meer informatie verwijzen we jullie door naar deze pagina. Versie 3.0.7 is sinds kort beschikbaar en voorzien van de volgende aankondiging:

Guardian Digital is happy to announce the release of EnGarde Secure Community 3.0.7 (Version 3.0, Release 7). This release includes several bug fixes and feature enhancements to the Guardian Digital WebTool and the SELinux policy, several updated packages, and several new packages available for installation. [LXer appreciates feedback on the inclusion of international news sources. Some 40% of our readers come from outside the US. - dcparris]

Linux down time may be due to missing documentation or changing ...

Linux down time may be due to missing documentation or changing the kernel, according to a new report by the Yankee Group.

Ucertify offers Linux+ (XK0-002) exam prep kit

UCertify, an IT certification exam preparation tools provider, announces the release of its upgraded Exam Simulation PrepKit for CompTIA's Linux+ certification exam (XK0-002).

How XGL Works

  •; By Emanuele Tamponi (Posted by dcparris on Jun 8, 2006 2:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
I explain here how Xgl works with NVIDIA's drivers. It works in a similar way with DRI drivers: Mesa libGL and libglx are loaded instead of NVIDIA's ones. This will have a benefict... see more below.

Embedded Linux Developer Tool Updated

Embedded Linux developer service provider TimeSys announced the latest a "major" standards-based Eclipse and CDT upgrade to the company's Linux Developer Suite.

Using Debconf to configure a system

  •; By Bruce Byfield (Posted by dcparris on Jun 8, 2006 12:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian
DebConf is best known as an annual gathering of Debian developers. But the Debian project likes the name so much that it uses it -- give or take a capital "C" -- for the system used to configure Debian packages. Just as the conference is central to the social aspects of Debian, so the program is central to the package management system that is one of Debian's main technical advantages. Debconf gives users as fine a degree of control during configuration as they choose.

Linux demoed alongside RTOSes on Intel Core Duo

Jaluna has joined Intel's communications partner program, and demonstrated unmodified versions of Linux and various RTOSes (real-time OSes) running simultaneously on Intel's Core Duo architecture. The demonstration leverages Jaluna's OSware real-time virtualization technology, along with Intel Virtualization Technology hardware built into Core Single and Core Duo chips.

Mentat ships DreamCoder for PostgreSQL

Mentat Technologies has announced the new software DreamCoder for PostgreSQL, a powerful Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for PostgreSQL Databases for increased code quality and reduced development time.

[Are we getting ahead of ourselves? Is publishing articles before their publish date a new trend (note the article's date)? - dcparris]

O Canada! Canadians and Open Source

It is nearly common knowledge that GIS finds its origins in government agencies in that great northern territory we know as Canada. I say "nearly” because there are still those who believe that GIS was created by proprietary software vendors ... which I’ll bet makes the marketing guys at these companies more than happy with themselves.

[For those of us who live North of the border... - dcparris]

DRM - Is It Worth Going To Jail For?

LXer Feature - 8 June-06

It would be terrible if those millions of disgruntled shoppers were to purchase their cd's or movies and, on their way back to their cars, discover that the cd or dvd had DRM on it. Anyone who realized what DRM is, would immediately return the merchandise. Doing so on the weekend prior to the fourth would be disasterous if enough people did it.

Moab Cluster Software Certified on PSSC Labs PowerWulf Clusters

Provo, Utah – Cluster Resources, Inc.TM announced today that their Moab Cluster Suite® software passed compatibility tests on PSSC Lab's PowerWulf Linux clusters.

Open Source Linux Router

Vyatta and Sangoma Technologies have partnered to advance the market for network routers and firewalls based on open-source Linux technologies. Vyatta’s Open Flexible Router (OFR) will provide the protocol software and Sangoma’s WANPIPE PCI cards will supply cost-effective WAN connections.

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