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News: Ubuntu Users Get Java Surprise

Sun Microsystems has partnered with Canonical to release a complete Java stack for Ubuntu users. The stack is made up from Sun's J2EE offering GlassFish, Java SE (JDK 6), Derby-based Java DB 10.2, and the NetBeans IDE 5.5. While Java components have been around for quite some time, this will be the first time users will be able to be able to easily download and install this stack. They're all just an apt-get command away.

Microsoft aims to double user base with $3 Windows and Office

Microsoft has launched an effort to double its user base to 2 billion by 2015, offering students in developing countries entry level versions of Windows and Office for next to nothing. It's also an effort to keep users in poorer nations hooked on Windows and away from Linux.

[XP Starter Edition? So there going to sell software that they won't support after 2008?. Eh, for three bucks... - Scott]

New Director Appointed - ONCHIT

Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt announced Wednesday that Robert Kolodner will serve in a permanent capacity as the head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).And, with the appointment comes a change in the way the position is structured– ensuring continuity beyond the current administration.

Microsoft and Samsung Announce Broad Patent Agreement

Agreement covers hardware and software products, including Linux, and is expected to accelerate product development for both companies.

The next step for my thin client

As I wrote in the final Thin Puppy Torture Test entry, I wanted to try some other distributions with the Maxspeed Maxterm thin client, so I finally shut it down. After that, I opened up the box, unplugged the CF-to-IDE adapter and plugged in a 14.4 GB IDE hard drive by IBM and a 32X TDK CD-RW drive. I had trouble before even booting many Debian-derived Linux distributions, and I'm not exactly well-versed in the jumper settings for a hard drive and CD drive chained to a single IDE interface (there's only one IDE plug on this VIA-equipped Mini-ITX motherboard).

Michael Dell's Linux choice? Ubuntu

What operating system do the heads of Fortune 500 companies run on their personal laptops? In the case of Michael S. Dell, president and CEO of Dell, it's Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn. Yes, the head of Dell Inc., with a market-capitalization of just south of $56-billion, isn't just saying that Dell will be selling Linux-equipped PCs in the near future -- he's already running Linux at home.

Linux Links Wirelessly

You say you prefer to work in Linux? It doesn't mean you have to be left out of the freedom wireless computing brings you. In this tutorial learn how to configure a wireless network card under Linux. At the end of the tutorial you'll know how to set up a Linux laptop for wireless transmission using Gentoo distribution as an example.

Eclair Laboratoires Speeds Collaborative Real-Time HD Digital Film Mastering by 3x With SGI Technology

SGI InfiniteStorage SAN and SGI Altix Server Accelerate Intense Data Workflow

Leading Software Group Honors Novell Linux and Management Solutions

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop and ZENworks Asset Management Win CODiE Awards

Study: Users pay for Microsoft patent woes

"Patent tax" of $21.50 each

Each copy of Windows cost users an additional $21.50 "patent tax" to cover Microsoft litigation bills, the Software Freedom Law Center claims.

Howto open, extract and browse ISO, BIN, DAA CD/DVD formats under Linux

AcetoneISO is the disk image emulator that mounts images of DVD and CD media. Both Mac OS X and Linux / other UNIX like oses can mount and use ISO images using loopback device. It is a DAEMON Tools (Microsoft Windows disk image) clone / emulator program with a lot more features. Using this cool open source software means a user does not have to swap discs to run different programs on local or network computer. You can access software distributed (over Internet) as a disk image such as ISO, DAA, BIN or many other formats (no need to burn a CD/DVD to use disk image).

Installing CentOS 5 "Debian Style"

Since I'm a Red Hat fan (which includes Fedora Core and CentOS), I'm aware of the complaints people have about "having to download multiple CDs" before they can start installing. In fact, the recently released CentOS 5 is 6 CDs (i386, or 7 CDs for x86_64). To counter those complaints, I thought I'd try a single CD install of the recently released CentOS 5 "Debian style" and then add everything in post-install. Join me if you will...

BabelDisc: Linux for technophobes?

  • CNET News.com; By David Meyer (Posted by dcparris on Apr 18, 2007 11:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
But the system software, which shuns your hard drive, will also appeal to enterprise IT types, says U.K. Internet pioneer Peter Dawe.

Ultramobile handhelds to get boost from Intel

Despite tepid sales (remember Origami?), a new generation of ultramobile PCs will arrive this year, and next year they might run on Linux.

Open News Episode 9 Released

This week on Open News ... Bruce Perens stands up for the GPLv3, Watch Out For Linux Wifi, and Linux Goes To The Races.

Michael Dell's new Linux system

What kind of computer does Michael Dell have? See for yourself. These are the systems and peripherals Michael is using right now.

Mandriva releases Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring

Most new Linux distributions nowadays come with a late-model kernel, virtualization support, and a 3D desktop. Mandriva's new Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring, however, includes all those must-have features, plus VOIP phone support, Google Picasa and Google Earth, and -- would you believe it? -- support for the Nintendo Wii remote.

Microsoft aims Windows Media plug-in at Firefox

On Microsoft's Port 25 site, Hank Janssen has announced that Microsoft has released a plug-in Windows Media Player for Firefox. Well, that's the theory; in practice, DesktopLinux.com has been unable to download the actual file after trying to do so from both Linux and Windows systems.

AMD 8.36.5 Display Driver

  • Phoronix; By Michael Larabel (Posted by phoronix on Apr 18, 2007 6:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
While not marked in the official release notes, there have been some "under the hood" changes with the fglrx 8.36 driver. In this driver are two new files: esut.a and glesx.so. These are new X.Org modules for the fglrx driver and specifically involve TexturedVideo and OpenGL ES. The changes that stem from this should be very interesting and when the time comes for its implementation we will be sure to share all of the details.

Tux500: Where Are We Now?

Most people understand that an event watched by this many people for a month's time WILL generate interest and curiosity. The location of the event is secondary...no it's not even that it's...third-ary..? Well, you get what I mean. Now...if we could just put our politics aside for long enough to get this done, I am sure we can proceed beating the crap out of each other once we have secured ourselves a firm place in the market.

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