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This is a letter of complaint sent to the European Commission regarding the situation in Belgium, which unfortunately applies to all EU countries, which forces almost all consumers to buy MS Windows despite regulation prohibiting illegal forced and linked selling practices. The EC's response follows the complaint letter.
Read on for an extended version of the Q&A with Firefox co-founder Blake Ross that's running in this week's Software Notebook, in Monday's paper. I spoke with him over lunch Friday at Gnomedex in Seattle, and we covered a lot of ground.
FSMLabs announced support for developing and deploying hard real-time applications on Freescale Semiconductor's PowerQUICC III communications processors containing a PowerPC core. Designed into leading networking applications, PowerQUICC III systems-on-a-chip (SoC) processors target smart packet forwarding, routing and security in core and edge devices and blades, balancing throughput, power consumption, packet performance and package cost.
The Bourne Again Shell's history mechanism, a feature adapted from the C Shell, maintains a list of recently issued command lines, also called events, providing a quick way to reexecute any of the events in the list. This mechanism also enables you to execute variations of previous commands and to reuse arguments from them. You can replicate complicated commands and arguments that you used earlier in this login session or in a previous one and enter a series of commands that differ from one another in minor ways. The history list also serves as a record of what you have done. It can prove helpful when you have made a mistake and are not sure what you did, or when you want to keep a record of a procedure that involved a series of commands.
JasperSoft Corp. has announced the general availability of JasperIntelligence 1.0. New in JasperIntelligence, JasperAnalysis brings people in small and mid-size organizations open source Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) capability, enabling easy to use analysis of data.
Blake Ross was a teenager in 2002 when he and fellow software developer Dave Hyatt launched the Mozilla Firefox project -- a community-made Web browser that has won devoted fans and taken market share from Microsoft's dominant Internet Explorer, stirring the Redmond company into action.
[Interesting interview. -- grouch]
It's been over a year since the last time I reviewed (1, 2) the Linux distribution that I use most of the time, Arch Linux. Since then, while the distro-specific innovations have slowed a bit down, maturity and stability has emerged.
A small Sri Lankan firm of open-source developers says it's time to bring a fresh set of concepts and standards to the notion of an application server.
Isn't that the most peculiar thing? If Linux is an unauthorized derivative of UNIX, chockablock full of protected Unix System V methods and concepts, as he claims, why is he using it? Is he a pirate? Or has he paid SCOsource for the right to run "their" IP?
While the technology market is maturing, there are still major developments to tackle. One of the most significant developments in the past few years has been the increasing importance of open-source software.
Mac guru and software developer Mark Pilgrim recently switched to Ubuntu Linux after becoming fed up with proprietary Mac file-formats and the increasing use of DRM technologies in the MacOS. I've been a Mac user since 1984, and have a Mac tattooed on my right bicep. I've probably personally owned 50 Macs, and I've purchased several hundred while working as an IT manager over the years. I'm about to make the same switch, for much the same reasons.
Robert David STEELE Vivas, CEO of OSS.Net, Inc, former spy, founder of the Marine Corps Intelligence Command, moderate Republican and career intelligence officer who is the #1 Amazon reviewer of non-fiction books, today speaks out on openness versus secrecy.
[Politics, anyone? -- grouch]
Welcome to this year's 27th issue of DistroWatch Weekly! Last week was a slow one - among the major distributions, only Novell provided some excitement with the first public development release of SUSE Linux Enterprise 10. Several smaller distributions also continued their work - the SME Server project has finally released its long-awaited version 7.0, while a new and excellent live CD edition of Zenwalk Linux also made its first appearance last week. In other news, Smart for SUSE Linux and DesktopBSD's new package management tool are the focus of the news section, while the first look part of DistroWatch Weekly brings a short review of Frenzy 1.0, an excellent live CD based on FreeBSD. Finally, we are pleased to announce that the June 2006 DistroWatch donation of US$500.00 has been awarded to Gentoo Foundation. Happy reading!
Unlike on conventional processors, you can achieve near theoretical-maximum performance for real applications on the Cell Broadband Engine (Cell BE) processor. Get to know Cell BE processor’s architectural characteristics better with these 25 tips to optimal application performance
. With these tips, now you can be on you way to theoretical-maximum performance.
The aKademy 2006 organisation team is please to announce that registration for this year's conference in Dublin, Ireland, has now opened.
Reporting organizations claim that China has incarcerated more reporters than any other nation on earth. And they imply that Asia's giant couldn't get away with it, without eager Americans at their side, providing both assistance and moral cover. The Americans? Google, Microsoft and Yahoo. Email Battles brings you up-to-date on number of Chinese citizens currently under lock-and-key for expressing opinions
This article describes how a thread factory can be constructed using an Asynchronous Beans EventSource, and includes a downloadable sample, called the Concurrent Adapter, which can be used with third-party thread pool implementations to create the fastest thread pools.
At a recent panel discussion, leaders from free software vendors talked about the effect the widespread adoption of non-proprietary applications is having
No matter which Linux distribution you choose, there are at least 10 things you do to properly prepare the operating system for connection to the Internet.
[Hideous website; decent info. -- grouch]
Today's interview on People Behind KDE brings us one of KDE's oldest contributors. This man translates KDE into Danish to help preserve our freedom. Find out why he turned away from Emacs as we present Erik Kjær Pedersen.
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