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Mandriva Linux to be Intel Classmate PC OS

Intel has been creating a mobile PC specifically aimed at developing countries. The device had to be lightweight, mobile, and rugged, while offering sufficient power for standard desktop applications to be run. That PC is known as the Intel Classmate PC and is set to go on sale commercially in the second half of 2007.

GNOME 2.18 shows incremental improvement

Like clockwork, the GNOME project released GNOME 2.18 six months after the release of GNOME 2.16. The new version carries a number of improvements over the 2.16 release, but doesn't bring many "must have" features that would compel users to upgrade right away.

200 million Linux phones to ship by 2012

Linux will ship in more than 200 million phones in 2012, up from 8.1 million in 2007, forecasts a new report from ABI. "The industry as a whole is rallying behind Linux," even while acknowledging that significant barriers to widespread Linux adoption still exist, the market research firm suggests.

Open Source Trends

I recently returned from a whirlwind trip to Singapore and China. In China, I spoke at the 2007 Software Innovation Summit - Open Source Software and Trends in Internationalization event organized by Stephen Walli and Anne Stevenson-Yang. Stephen blogged about the event and has posted the slides from the talks.

Xensource extends support for Windows and Linux

Open source virtualisation expert has announced the availability of its latest commercial server project

Galeon Browser Review for Linux

  •; By Matt Hartley (Posted by gsh on Apr 3, 2007 7:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
One of the first things I happened to notice was how much Firefox-like this browser seemed. It's true, and after looking further into it, the only real similarity is that it’s build upon the Gecko engine. Everything else is pure GNOME design.

OSS certification begins Western Cape pilot

Five schools in the Western Cape are beginning the development phase of the platform independent INGOTs (International Grades in Office Technology) certification. Using the outcome based model of education, it aims to teach learners skills that can be applied in any number of applications.

The nuts and bolts of PowerPC assembly language

The POWER5 processor is a 64-bit workhorse used in a variety of settings. Starting with this introduction to assembly language concepts and the PowerPC instruction set, this series of articles introduces assembly language in general and specifically for the POWER5.

Stretching the Education Dollar With Linux

While there are several different distributions of Linux specifically aimed at educators and students, they are not all created equal. Most, however, bear striking similarities -- both in the basic code and in the assortment of software offerings bundled into the distribution. Though each flavor of Linux has its own pros and cons, that variety may actually work to a user's advantage.

Buy! Buy! Buy! - into Openness

One of the core problems for open source has always been that as a radical force outside the mainstream it is hard for its supporters to influence conventional players there. In part, this was what made Dell'sIdeastorm so important: it gave a voice to those hitherto unable to communicate usefully with the company. The effects have been dramatic, with Dell nowpromising to sell systems with pre-installed GNU/Linux. The question then must be, how can we build on that success to achieve maximum impact?

How To Harden PHP5 With Suhosin (Debian Etch/Ubuntu)

This tutorial shows how to harden PHP5 with Suhosin on Debian Etch and Ubuntu servers. Suhosin is an advanced protection system for PHP installations that was designed to protect servers and users from known and unknown flaws in PHP applications and the PHP core. Suhosin comes in two independent parts, that can be used separately or in combination. The first part is a small patch against the PHP core, that implements a few low-level protections against bufferoverflows or format string vulnerabilities and the second part is a powerful PHP extension that implements all the other protections.

Review: Acer Aspire T180

The $489 Acer Aspire AST180-UD400B desktop box looked like a good, moderately priced desktop to provide the computing power for my Linux ham station. I had to wipe Windows from its drive before I began, and Ubuntu failed to recognize some of its hardware components, but it proved a solid performer. Easy open source collaboration, a web-based collaboration service for improving the flow of communication between different software projects, has begun public beta testing of Launchpad 1.0.

Sourcefire Launches New Open Source Logging Tool

Open source innovator and Snort creator, Sourcefire, Inc., a leader in network intrusion prevention, today announced the availability of Daemonlogger, an open source network traffic logging and "soft tap" tool.

Defence statement released in Israeli GPL test

The defence in the Jin vs. Ichessu case, in which the GNU General Public License (GPL) is being tested in Israeli court, has filed a detailed defence, which moves the lawsuit from the fast-track short proceedings option into a regular court, where arguments are longer and possible settlements are unlimited. More importantly for the free and open source software community, the case now seems to hinge either on interpretations of the GPL or whether the GPL is valid under Israeli copyright law.

I Sure Picked A Bad Day To Be An RIAA Exec...

Don't you EVER doubt your impact as an individual or as a community. Ever. Your individual efforts when combined into a group focus is responsible for one of the biggest attitudinal turn-arounds in the history of Big Music Labels.

The Open Source Attitude

special report In the first of a three-part series, we offer a comparative look at how firms in the U.S. and Canada decide which software model works for their enterprises

Advanced P2P using command line tools

  •; By Pandu Rao (Posted by raopm on Apr 3, 2007 10:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
GUI-based P2P clients may be ubiquitous, but they are sub-optimal substitutes. The truly powerful P2P clients are of the command-line variety. This article is a howto on amulecmd usage.

Debian Linux controls copter-like UAV

Trek Aerospace used Debian Linux and open-source flight control software to build an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capable of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL). The Oviwun weighs about six pounds, fits in a backpack, and includes a GPS system that enables autonomous flight and position control.

Pramari and University of Arkansas Announce Open Source RFID ...

  • Broadband Wireless Exchange (press release); By Robert Hoskins (Posted by dcparris on Apr 3, 2007 8:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release; Groups: Community
Pramari and The University of Arkansas have announced a strategic partnership to further integrate their RFID Open Source Products and create a comprehensive open source offering for RFID. Under this partnership both organizations will work closely by integrating their products, and leverage their collective knowledge in helping some of the most influential RFID users. With this free exchange of ideas and tools, Pramari and the University of Arkansas seek to create an Open Source community that can further advance RFID infrastructure and create products that fill the needs of the rapidly evolving RFID software market.

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