This article by a PhD student at Shanghai JiaoTong University (SJTU) Research Institute of Robotics describes an RTLinux-powered robot that placed fifth in the most recent RoboCup competition. The robot has two color cameras for visual sensing along with a laser range finder (LRF) for goalkeeper location, and a wireless LAN allows communication among the robots on SJTU's team. The robot's embedded operating system is Red Hat Linux enhanced with the RTLinuxPro real-time extension.
Mozilla, an open-source software foundation formed by Netscape, launched FireFox 1.0 in November. The new browser is gaining power and the company has reported downloads in tune of 10 million. Experts now believe that with introduction with few new features, Mozilla could soon grow at faster pace.
"To push research forward, scientists need to draw from the best data and innovations in their field. Much of the work, however, is patented, leaving many academic and nonprofit researchers hamstrung. But an Australian organization advocating an open-source approach to biology hopes to free up biological data without violating intellectual property rights."
The third issue of Red Hat Magazine has an interview with Chris Blizzard, Red Hat employee and member of the Mozilla Foundation Board of Directors. Chris talks about his involvement with Mozilla and Red Hat's future plans for integrating Mozilla Firefox into their Linux desktop.
A Massachusetts state senator [Democrat Marc Pacheco] who had complained about the state government's effort to promote open-source software at the expense of proprietary software has hailed the state's effort to reach a compromise over future software purchases by the state. Under a new iteration of the state's IT policy, products from proprietary software suppliers like Microsoft have a clearer path to compete.
Sun Microsystems is taking steps to turn its new Solaris 10 operating system into open source software much like the widely used Linux operating system, a company official said. By promoting Solaris 10 as a “better” alternative to Linux...Sun hopes to revive its flagging Unix business in Philippines.
This quick tutorial goes through some of the very basic commands of apache, the most common webserver on the internet. The article assumes that you already have apache installed and all the commands should be run with superuser priviliges. Maybe you've had apache for a while and never even used it or maybe you just need a quick refresher. Read on.
US BioDefense is developing an Open Source Stem Cell Research Platform to leverage the distributed power of open source development.
I needed to connect my new desktop PC wirelessly from my second floor office to my first floor network. As I started researching the options for wireless USB adapters, I realized I might have some work ahead of me. Wireless USB in Linux is still in the early stages of development. But a little searching and some trial and error led to a successful connection.
Linus Torvalds once led a ragtag band of software geeks. Not anymore. Here's an inside look at how the unusual Linux business model increasingly threatens Microsoft
FireBird is making major inroads in the database space, according to Evans Data Corporation's new Winter 2005 Database Development Survey. FireBird is the most used open source database for Enterprise applications, more database developers use FireBird for single purpose applications and FireBird is tied for the most used database for workgroup applications. Further, MySQL and FireBird are locked in a virtual tie in the open source database space with each being used by just over half of database developers who use open source databases
You could get in on the start of something big with Yet Another Linux Blog. Right now it's just a blog with a grand total of 25 entries, and an empty forum. But YALB, as I like to call it, provides some oft-updated wisdom and entertaining, if controversial, information about Linux and open source software that will draw a larger audience as word gets out.
Daffodil Software, a Java database and replication technology company, has released Daffodil Replicator v1.6 (an open source data replication tool), equipped with the much awaited IBM DB2 support.
Even with just its built-in rules (which are quite extensive), PMD will almost certainly find some real problems in your code.
As Linux boxes have taken on more tasks in business computer rooms over the years, the kinds of hardware users are deploying on Linux has evolved from simple PC servers to more advanced dual- and four-way processor systems, a recent report says.
This is an editorial type opinion piece detailing the experiences of one individual Linux newbie, his quest to learn about and help promote Linux on the Desktop. Read on for the highs and the lows of a 4-year journey starting from trying my first Linux based OS to running a popular web site and contributing to the development of Linux Desktop OS’s.
Database developers are favouring Firebird and MySQL over PostgreSQL, according to new research.
An official UN report has praised the high quality and reliability of free and open source software.
If SCO truly felt it had a winning case against IBM, it wouldn't make sense to delay as its once-successful business crumbles.
Mozilla Firefox has a usage share of almost five percent. Citing statistics from WebSideStory, the syndicated Agence France-Presse report says that Firefox's usage share has almost doubled in the past three months to 4.95 percent.