Bugreport for December 8, 2006
Continuent, commercial open source middleware solutions provider, announced general availability of an updated version of its Continuent uni/cluster software. This new uni/cluster version includes among other things a new management and configuration tool. Continuent uni/cluster for PostgreSQL also now supports new PostgreSQL 8.2.
The article Open Source Code behind PoloMercantil describres a real life experience in picking and using the linux operating system, as well as libraries with Open Source Code licence, during the development of the brazilian electronic auction www.polomercantil.com.br. It is truly a testimony of successful use of Open Code Source softwares.
Open source code is now used by over 70 per cent of software developers in Asia, according to a new report. The number of developers using open source in the region has surged more than 40 per cent in just three years, Evans Data Corporation revealed in a recent survey of software engineers.
OS X is more appealing to enterprises as a desktop operating system than ever before and although it is unlikely to take market share away from Windows, the Mac could reduce the number of Linux-based desktops, according to research group Gartner.
Scary or beautifull? Steve Kemp has setup a gallery of Debian developers, so you now have the opportunity to see what they look like. Don't say we didn't warn you.
Microsoft has challenged an altruistic scheme to get pared-down computers into the laps of African school children by preparing its own software for sale on the machine.
If you're planning on buying someone a computer this year, why not get them a desktop or laptop with GNU/Linux pre-installed? If you don't know where to buy one, you can check out the Pre-Installed Linux Vendor Database. The database lets you filter on laptops or desktops, and you can see what city the vendor is in.
The world plainly needs UNCRIPPLED TV's, VCR's, DVR's, COMPUTERS, CELL PHONES, and AUDIO/VIDEO players. Hollywood has been using its huge WAR CHEST to influence unwise legislation preventing U.S. companies from creating these needed products. If the U.S. cannot create them, then other countries will soon DOMINATE
Open source provider Red Hat announced Satyam, an IT service provider, has joined its Advanced Business Partner Program and plans to open a Center of Excellence (CoE) and open source lab in Bangalore for developing horizontal competencies and business solutions on Red Hat and JBoss platforms.
Ever had to install a second hard disk on a machine running Linux? If it is an IDE hard disk, the jumper settings of the hard disk decide how it is detected by the computer. This article details the experiences of the author in adding a second IDE hard disk in a Linux PC.
LiveCDs provide a quick and easy way to get started with Linux. If you're not already familiar with them, LiveCD distributions (such as Knoppix) are nifty CDs that can run Linux from the CD-ROM drive without installing anything. It's as simple as popping in the CD and starting up the machine. This neat technology not only lets you get acquainted with Linux; it also offers system administrators a back door method of accessing files on the hard drives of compromised machines – and this even works with Windows boxes.
There are many things about GNU/Linux which merit complaint. But it is extremely doubtful whether anyone can find anything to complain about with regards to the versatile nature of the operating system.
Enea plans to market a small-footprint TCP/IP stack add-on for OSEck, its compact RTOS (real-time operating system) for DSPs (digital signal processors). The "DSPNet" stack should enable DSP farms running OSEck to connect via gigabit Ethernet to heterogenous, distributed systems running Linux and other OSes, according to the company.
Kontron is preparing a line of compact, customizable, multifunctional computers based on its mini-ITX motherboard family. The KIM ("Kontron intelligent mini-computer") series will ship in February, 2007, in custom and standard configurations, powered by Intel processors ranging from the Celeron M to Core 2 Duo.
The third issue of Amarok Weekly News talks about cross-desktop media player cooperation, cool new additions to Amarok, and refreshed artwork. And again, it also includes useful tips. Enjoy!
Gentoo Linux's project team has published information -- contained in its weekly online newsletter -- on how to load and use its popular distro on the new Sony Playstation 3, which is all the rage among gamers at the moment.
In Part 5 of this series, let's look at a handful of techniques that can help keep explosions of files under control.
Palm said today it will pay $44 million to Japan's Access Systems for a perpetual license of the operating system used by Treo smartphones and PDAs. The agreement ensures current and future Palm devices remain compatible with Palm's Garnet operating system. Palm, which also licenses Microsoft's Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC Edition OS, said the one-time payment avoids yearly royalties to Access worth tens of millions of dollars.
Linux.com's previous coverage of an alleged violation of the GNU General Public License (GPL) by IChessu in Israel has become part of the legal arguments in the case. Just what part, however, depends on who is talking. According to Alexander Maryanovsky, who filed the case, Linux.com's coverage has become the means of moving the case forward. By contrast, lawyers for the defendants discount its relevance.