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Despite the frequent attempts at competing formats, manual pages remain the core of standard Unix documentation. Users often prefer manual pages to other forms of documentation, and a well-written manual page is a valuable addition to any open-source project. This article discusses the issues faced in developing and writing manual pages, and a few quirks that you may encounter along the way.
The canvas widget in the Tk toolkit is a powerful free software tool for creating and manipulating structured graphics.
EnGarde Secure Linux features the Guardian Digital WebTool, a web-based interface used to securely manage network and server operations. Emphasizing increased security, performance, and an available 2.6 Linux kernel, and new security features.
The German Federal Finance Office has signed up with Linux in what supplier IBM is calling one of the largest Linux-based mainframe deployments in Europe.
Amanda, the Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver;
is a backup system that allows the administrator of a LAN to set up a single master backup server to back up multiple hosts to a single large capacity tape drive.
Has Mozilla Firefox finally broken the speed and stability barriers in order to bring about a browser change to this long-time Galeon user? After all this time, Firefox finally won me over and caused me to change my regular web browser.
The weekly edition of the Gentoo newsletter is now available.
Here's how to clean up the little obstacles that are keeping your company away from desktop Linux.
When David Peters faced the prospect of dwindling platform and application support for Country Energy's proprietary Unix systems he took a step towards migrating the company's core business systems to open source software.
"There are more than 1.1 million developers in North America spending at least some of their time working on Open Source development projects, according to Evans Data Corporation's new North American Developer Population Study."
MontaVista Software ended its 2003 fiscal year with revenue growth of 77 percent over the previous year, it says, producing 500 design wins for the year and becoming cash-flow positive in the fourth quarter of 2003, ahead of plan.
The trend to adopt real-time versions of embedded Linux got a boost last week, when aircraft engine builder Pratt & Whitney revealed that it used a Linux-based software kernel to test its new F135 engine, which will power the U.S. military's Joint Strike Fighter aircraft.
"...today announced the availability of Linux support for the Motorola (NYSE: MOT) MPC885 PowerQUICC™ family of communications processors. Arabella provides a free Linux reference design for the Motorola MPC885ADS evaluation board."
A deal that's been in the offing for at least a year has now become reality in the wireless device world. Finland-based Nokia, the world's largest maker of cell phones, Monday agreed to acquire Psion's 31.1 percent ownership of Symbian, which makes the "smartphone" operating system most Nokia cell phones use.
Though licensing costs are cheaper for Linux, it's the hardware that represents the true savings where Linux is concerned, Schadler says. Linux can take on most of the same workloads a Unix station can, but it can do so while running on commodity servers such as Intel and AMD.
Arabella Software has ported Linux to Motorola's MPC885 PowerQUICC family of communications processors, and has released free and commercial Linux reference designs based on Motorola's MPC885ADS evaluation board. The designs target inexpensive devices with integrated hardware security, fast Ethernet, and USB.
Eben Moglen on the GPL and Bruce Perens on Free Software.
Microsoft is preparing a cut-down version of Windows XP to sell cheaply in the Far East in an effort to prevent Linux stealing the OS market.
McObject and Germany's mycable GmbH announced they will release a joint SPEED (Small Profile Embedded Engine for Devices) Kit for data-intensive, Linux-based applications running on intelligent devices. The kit combines McObject's eXtremeDB in-memory embedded database with mycable's XXS1500 Linux/MIPS System, along with reference applications to streamline development in key markets including multimedia, monitoring and control systems.
Dell's CEO, Michael Dell, is increasingly involved with Linux as his company's server sales grow and grow. So much so that Linux engineers at Dell have even now started their own Linux site and weblog about Linux at Dell.
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