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Linux creator Linus Torvalds sent a reminder to theLinux Kernel Mailing List that the merge window for 2.6.14 is coming to and end. "As per the new merge policies that were discussed during LKS in Ottawa earlier during the summer," Linus explained, "I'm going to accept new stuff for 2.6.14 only during the first two weeks after 2.6.13 was released." The new development policy was first discussed on the lkml with the release of 2.6.13-rc4, and further elaborated with the release of 2.6.13.
Linux shows maturity on Gartner's famous Hype Cycle, but is still two to five years short of mainstream use.
A small Utah-based company has developed a portable Linux server that can be plugged into the USB (Universal Serial Bus) port of a Windows PCs
No one knows for sure who Pamela Jones is: where she's worked, where she lives, what she looks like or why she's so obsessed with a lawsuit by the SCO Group Inc. against IBM Corp. But that doesn't stop lawyers embroiled in the breach of contract and trade secret violations case from being mesmerized by her Web site, http://www.Groklaw.net.
Corporate lawyers can be grouchy when it comes to open-source. They claim opening the door to open-source software carries unacceptable legal risk plus many naively or wrongly think that proprietary software doesn't carry its own risks
Gartner has published ‘Hype Cycle for Linux 2005’ a report which illustrates how, over the past two years, Linux has matured as an established operating system environment, primarily on one-to four-processors. However, Gartner found that for eight processors and beyond, Linux must demonstrate performance, security and application proof points based on the 2.6 version of the kernel and that the biggest test continues to be whether it can function as a data centre server for mission-critical applications.
- Foresight Linux 0.9 is the first distribution release to ship with the brand new GNOME 2.12, released yesterday: "We are happy to announce the availability of Foresight Linux 0.9! Foresight takes another major step forward towards usability and functionality with the first release of the 0.9 series, and having the distinction of being the first distro to offer you GNOME 2.12!
OSDir has some nice shots of GNOME 2.12 Final running on Foresight Linux 0.9.
Among the confusion new Linux users often face is the variability among archived and compressed formats used by downloaded applications. "Should I use the tar.gz file, the zip file, or the tar.bz2 file?" they may wonder. Here's what you need to know about compression formats in order to easily install any application.
Linux server sales continued strong through the second quarter of 2005, according to a recent market research report.
Linux Today points to an interview with Zack Rusin which was conducted at aKademy 2005. Topics include his employment by Trolltech, his contributions to X.org and upcoming technologies and eye-candy Zack demoed at the conference. A German version of the article was published by Golem.de.
Mozilla releases Firefox 1.5 Beta 1, a preview of the next major release of its popular open-source-based browser.
The Unix vendor posts a $2.4 million third-quarter loss, due in part to hefty legal bills from ongoing litigation.
For people living in the path of potential hurricane fury, the Internet can be an important source for the latest information about storm tracks and projections. FLHurricane.com is one of the most popular tropical weather blogs in existence. It gets millions of hits during hurricane season, serves up gigabytes of image data, and runs on custom software and Linux.
This week, advisories were released for proftpd, sqwebmail, polygen, affix, zsync, phpgroupware, webcalendar, pcre3, ntp, cvs, kdelibs, evince, openmotif, cman, gnbd-kernel, dlm-kernel, lockdev, perl, termcap, ckermit, kdegraphics, squid, pam, setup, tar, openssh, tzdata, httpd, mplayer, and phpldapadmin. The distributors include Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, and Red Hat.
DTrace, considered one of the finest features in the Solaris 10 operating system, is being ported to FreeBSD following Sun Microsystems' decision to open source its software
The Ubuntu team is proud to announce the Preview Release of Ubuntu 5.10 - codenamed "Breezy Badger". The Preview Release includes both Install CDs and bootable Live CDs for three architectures.
In the wake of open source, traditional hiring practices seem like an unnecessarily risky way to hire new employees. Especially for small teams where each hire can make it or break it. Why bet the composure of your collective on abstract indicators, hearsay, and a biased bio?
As expected, there are fewer volunteers to help with computer usage and computer-related issues at the Austin Convention Center during the normal business week than on the weekends. This morning, for example, I couldn't move down the line of public Internet access stations more than a few feet at a time without being asked if I could help someone with something.
Entrepreneurs in the Spanish city of Cordoba have devised battery-powered sightseeing cars with computers that talk... One key to the project... was using the free, open-source Linux operating system.
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