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Reusable software certification smoothes the path to safety-critical embedded systems, writes Joe Wlad from LynuxWorks
Things have certainly been hopping in the open-source world lately. Last week Microsoft announced that Windows will be able to host Linux applications by means of its virtual server software, then followed up with a new site devoted to explaining its Linux moves to its customers.
The web is alive with complaints from Yahoo Mail account holders who didn't get mail, and legitimate senders whose mail never was delivered. Everybody seems to know it happens, but nobody ever figured out why... until now. After Email Battles mapped, analyzed and charted Yahoo Mail's mail servers, it's easy to see why the wealthy company wants to charge for certified sender services. It apparently needs the money for a new mail server
While the legal wrangling continues, early generation products are coming to market. Some of these appliances run Linux, some run Windows Media Center, and some run proprietary setups. One of the Linux-run entertainment appliances on the market today is the Buffalo LinkTheater High-Definition Wireless Media Player. Dee-Ann and Robert LeBlanc file this review.
Xandros Server, Utilizing BRU(TM) and Other Leadership Tools, Delivers a Long Sought-After Linux Alternative to the Windows(TM) Lock on the SMB Space
U.S.-based software company Novell Inc. will look at acquisition opportunities as it expands its business distributing and supporting Linux-based open-source software, the company's chief operating officer said.
I once thought that technical writers would be one of the next groups to adopt free and open source software (FOSS). I reasoned that they were advanced computer users, and might absorb an interest through their daily interactions with developers. However, after discussing FOSS on the Techwr-l mailing list a few months ago, I realized I was wrong. A handful are using FOSS professionally, and a few were inspired by the discussion to try it. Yet most showed only mild interest. Some echoed myths that everyone in the FOSS community has heard before about lack of support or quality. The majority, though, showed a mixture of pragmatism, a clinging to the familiar, and a double-standard that, taken together shows just how large a gap still separates the FOSS community from many of those it might immediately benefit.
Browsing through other blogs on here recently, I came across a piece explaining how to set Firefox to use vi key bindings. Which sounded great; unfortunately, the method as advertised no longer works (Firefox 126.96.36.199).
Sales of second-hand Microsoft software licences have doubled month-on-month since the market was opened in November 2005, according to the Staffordshire start-up that spotted the opportunity in Microsoft's small print and Britain's insolvency laws.
Linux The Novell-sponsored openSUSE project was named “Best of Show” as "best total industry solution" at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in Boston and Syndey. Although I personally never have been persuaded by awards of this type, as other products are often better, in my opinion, I think that this award indicates SUSE Linux can still provide the needs of its users.
Butler Group says the acquisition will create the first "open source supergroup", deliver a number of advantages to Red Hat and JBoss, and strengthen the business proposition for the enterprise market, where software buyers are more sensitive to technology provider financial viability and business stability.
The father of Java will be in South Africa for Sun Tech Days on 3 to 4 March. Tectonic's Jason Norwood-Young catches up with James Gosling to chat about Java, open source, and why he has no time for safaris and Johnny Clegg.
Wondering how to create a triple-booting system that involves Windows and two Linux distributions -- one that uses the GRUB bootloader and the other using LILO? Here's a hands-on procedure that lets you do just that, without tweaking cryptic configuration files and messing with geeky commands.
Can an Intellectual Property regime designed to protect private interests be reformed to "lock everyone in"? What results when government authorities promote free, open source software in their jurisdictions? Who (if anyone) should own or control access to the human genome sequence? What parallels can be drawn with the fundamental principles of 'openness' for science and society as a whole?
The longer SCO's case against IBM and Linux drags out, the more it appears that there's nothing there at all.
Here is an opinion which delves deeper into the world of Open Source, GNU, Linux and Java and tries and analyses why it is sound principle to sit up and take notice when RMS talks on topics related to freedom.
Linux is coming to a phone near you soon if Motorola has anything to say about it. According to a company executive, the cell phone giant is now positioning Linux to be its default platform for innovation. Motorola has been using Linux on its cell phones since 2003 when it released its A760 device.
First results are in for the Department of Homeland Security’s vulnerability survey of some 40 Open Source projects. Early findings, released by Stamford University and source code analysis software vendor Coverity reveal that the LAMP stack has a higher-than-average code quality, with fewer than 0.2 defects per 1,000 lines of code.
Virtualization Software Wins "Excellent" Rating for Usability, Performance and Management
Scott Morris says....the recommended setup for Xgl is on the Gnome desktop with an nVidia card. So, that’s what I did. Here is the quick and dirty version, not for the faint of heart. will be writing a more user-friendly version of this tutorial for publication later on this week. Here are a couple screenshots of mine with it working.....
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