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Open Source Developers Build on Amazon Web Services

Clustered grid computing is increasingly available to the masses. Thanks to developer Doug Cutting, a Yahoo employee and prominent open source developer, aspiring programmers have access to the Lucene search engine library, an open source Web search crawler called Nutch, and Hadoop, an open source implementation of Google's MapReduce algorithm for processing large data sets. U.K.-based software developer Tom White calls Nutch "Google in a jar."

Linux Kernel

Het is alweer een tijdje geleden dat de Linux Kernel in onze meuktracker voorbij kwam, maar gelukkig hebben de ontwikkelaars onlangs versie uitgebracht die we bij deze dus kunnen vermelden.

[Mixed Dutch and English - dcparris]

Rapidmind, Terra Soft Partner For PS3 Linux Dev Kit

  • Gamasutra; By Brandon Boyer (Posted by dcparris on Jan 12, 2007 10:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Multi-core development platform provider RapidMind and Linux package provider Terra Soft have announced a new partnership to help developers create applications for the PlayStation 3 running Yellow Dog Linux and other Cell-based hardware.

The mobile revolution gets personal

  • Linux Journal; By Doc Searls (Posted by dcparris on Jan 12, 2007 9:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
I'm writing this from CES 2007— the latest and greatest Consumer Electronics Show, where 140,000 attendees crowd 2,700 exhibits packed into 1,660,000 square feet of space in more halls and hotels than I'll bother to count. There's a lot of noise here, and a certain amount of signal; though the ratio of the former to the latter is no less lopsided than it always is. Everybody's not only showing their good sides, but paying millions to crow about it through mass quantities of advertising and PR.

Bringing Thousands of Workers Together with an Open Source ...

When obstacles such as poverty, lack of education or disabilities keep people from finding jobs, Goodwill is there to help. We do that by selling your donations of clothing and household goods in local Goodwill stores and using the revenue to fund our job-training programs in your community. Last year, more than 846,000 people benefited from Goodwill's career services - we helped someone find a job every 57 seconds of every business day.

Cms To Offer Red Hat Training

Friday, January 12, 2007: CMS Computers Ltd. is going to offer a linux training module through CMS Institute's CMS Certified Network Specialist networking-based infrastructure management programme to youth seeking jobs in the ITeS industry. Together, Red Hat and CMS aim to certify a thousand students in 2007.

Is SCO Nearing Bankruptcy?

News Analysis: Novell claims that SCO is in deep financial trouble, but is the Unix company really that badly off? (Linux-Watch)

Ubuntu 6.10, OpenSUSE 10.2 Rise to (and in Some Ways Above) Microsoft's Vista Challenge

Review: Canonical's 'Edgy Eft' provides excellent management tools and a broad app catalog; Novell's new OpenSUSE offers GUI-friendly and high-end features.

Eclipse Joins Java Community Process

Maybe cats and dogs can live together, after all. Sources close to the matter revealed today that the Eclipse Foundation has joined the Java Community Process. (Linux-Watch)

Latest CrossOver Release Supports Linux, Adds Mac

  •; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by dcparris on Jan 12, 2007 4:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Intel, Linux
News Analysis: The new and improved CrossOver brings even more Windows programs—including games—to Linux and now Intel-based Macs as well. (DesktopLinux)

Carrying Water for Microsoft

I use three operating systems on a daily basis: MacOS, Windows, and FreeBSD. The Mac is my main desktop; I have a lot of Terminal windows open on the FreeBSD box; and I use Windows for the programs and websites that just don't run on anything else.

Make Wget cater to your needs

Most Linux users are familiar with using GNU Wget to download single files by passing the URL as an argument to the wget command, but you can also use Wget with desktop applications. It requires a little preparation, but it's easy to integrate Wget with your favorite browser and other desktop applications. You can also use Wget in scripts to categorize batch downloads and make them fault-tolerant. Here's how to get Wget to sit up and beg for you.

Disk ARchive (Backup and Restore) using dar and kdar(dar Frontend)

  • (Posted by gg234 on Jan 12, 2007 2:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
Disk ARchive (Backup and Restore) using dar and kdar(dar Frontend)

SquirrelMail vs. AXIGEN

The article offers system administrators the information they need in order to decide which webmail interface to use, SquirrelMail or AXIGEN WebMail. For those who decide to use SquirrelMail or both, this document also explains the steps needed to be taken in order to integrate SquirrelMail with the AXIGEN Mail Server.

Cpe STB vendor goes retail with Linux-based DVRs

A prominent set-top-box (STB) vendor funded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is prepping two retail DVRs -- at least one based on Linux. Digeo's "Moxi" recorder and Home Cinema Edition HD DMR (digital media recorder) anticipate new FCC consumer-choice laws that kick in this summer.

Exclusive: Inside The Venice Project, Built On Mozilla

The Venice Project1 is not just another online video start-up. The Luxembourg-based company is the latest co-production of the two-person hit factory of Niklas Zennstrom2 and Janus Friis3. The founders of Kazaa and Skype4 are hoping that The Venice Project will upend the television experience just as their earlier efforts turned the music and phone businesses on their respective heads.

Release-critical Bugreport for January 12, 2007

Release-critical Bugreport for January 12, 2007

Hibernate feature in Linux

For a long time, hibernation has been associated with proprietary operating systems. Now, the feature has started taking the front row in GNU/Linux systems too. What’s more, it’s fast, flexible and is a real time saver!

New Linux development tools for PS3

It has been announced that RapidMind and Terra Soft have teamed up to make application development for the PlayStation 3 easier than ever before. Last month Terra Soft announced the release of Yellow Dog Linux of the PlayStation 3, and now with the RapidMind Development Platform, developers can more easily create applications that run on PS3 and other hardware which utilizes the Cell Broadband Engine.

A perfect New Year Gift from Sun Microsystems - A Free Solaris Media Kit

Sun Microsystems is handing out free DVDs of Solaris 10 OS for both x86 and SPARC platforms. The DVDs are enclosed in a beautiful DVD Jewell case (See the pictures) and is shipped free of charge to the address of your choosing. This could be an easy way to try out Solaris 10 OS and learn more about this robust OS as this article indicates.

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