Linux surely is going places. Reports already claims that this Operating System is giving Microsoft Mobile OS a hard time in the small screen device market and now with the growing popularity of messaging on the move, the latest news would boost the user confidence in the Linux model for PDAs and mobiles. Linux-based messaging vendor Scalix Corp has reportedly extended its email and calendaring functionality to wireless devices.
SpikeSource, the Kim Polese-Kleiner Perkins open source start-up testing and certifying LAMP stacks, is branching out into free fully configured made-to-order stacks. Developers will be able to configure a stack from a virtual Chinese menu of the 73 open source components that SpikeSource currently supports. The list includes applications, libraries, web servers and tools.
Computer Weekly is reporting that Firefox has had more flaws found in it this year than Internet Explorer.
We've discovered a $150 Linux-based thin-client PC based on a 433MHz Via Eden processor. The Ntavo NTA 6010A comes equipped with 64MB of DIMM DRAM and 64MB of CompactFlash memory, and a display controller that supports up to 1280x1024 pixels in 24-bit color. Expansion ports include 3 USB, 2 serial, parallel, PS/2 keyboard/mouse, audio in/out, and 10/100 Mbps Ethernet. With DIMM-socketed DRAM, 3 USB ports, an available internal PCI slot, and a built-in CompactFlash socket, it sounds like a gloriously hackable platform. Bring on the projects!
Are you a Fedora Linux user that wants to contribute to the community but don't know how? You could start by "Zapping" bugs.
KDE announced - The KDE Project today announced the immediate availability of KDE 3.4.2, a maintenance release for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop for GNU/Linux and other UNIXes. KDE 3.4.2 ships with a basic desktop and fifteen other packages (PIM, administration, network, edutainment, utilities, multimedia, games, artwork, web development and more). OSDir has the shots of this fresh KDE update.
Open Source adoption among developers is expected to grow at a faster pace in the Asia Pacific region (APAC) than in North America.
Creative Commons is described as a movement translating the Free and Open Source software movement model to other forms of creative works. This description misses some important differences between the projects. Unlike Free Software, Creative Commons has failed to set any standard of freedom. This article compares Free Software's "essential rights are unreservable," with Creative Common's comparitively hollow, "some rights reserved."
Devon IT Inc. has embedded an "optimized" version of Red Hat Linux in a line of low-cost thin-client terminals ranging from the entry-level NTA 6010A priced at $149, to the $599 NTA 6015L that boasts an integrated 15-inch, 1024x668 TFT LCD screen.
Linux and iSCSI are two technologies that are gaining ground in the storage space. And thanks to a reborn effort, the two may be poised to gain together.
A movement to deliver open processor designs is gathering momentum as an alternative to standard processor design methods, participants say.
Building on two previous articles -- Three ways to connect a database to a Geronimo application server and Dive into EJB Web applications with Geronimo This article will show you how to develop a stand-alone (fat) client that can communicate with an EJB application running inside the Geronimo application server.
Microsoft Corp. said yesterday that it is stepping up efforts to replace Linux with Windows, highlighting a new campaign aimed at specific kinds of server workloads.
Novell doesn't simply deny that SCO has any rights to Unix's copyrights; the company is claiming that SCO has no rights to sell Unix licenses and that SCO must turn over all its Unix royalties to it.
"This lawsuit is a charade," Google said in court documents filed before a hearing on Wednesday in Seattle. "Indeed, Microsoft executives admitted to Lee that their real intent was to scare other Microsoft employees into remaining at the company."
Symbio Technologies' intern Jevin K. Ramjattan has contributed a new extension to the Firefox browser—a kiosk browser extension. Ideal for public access sites such as Internet cafes, libraries, and schools, the extension displays the browser in a locked down mode. By using the extension, administrators can now limit the end-users' activities and substantially reduce the threat of viruses to the network.
Kenosha, a city of about 100,000, was on the bleeding edge when it began deploying Linux nearly a decade ago. The city had been a Unix shop, but as I.T. demands became more dynamic and more dependent on the Internet, Schall decided that instead of buying more Unix boxes, it was time to look at an inexpensive alternative.
They say Europe has richer architecture, tastier coffee, more advanced cell phone technology ... now add better Linux licensing options to the list.
Linspire Five-O is a full-featured Linux operating system which is intended for desktop use, mainly as an alternative to Windows XP. The company, which was formerly known as Lindows, has gotten a lot of press for including their OS with pre-bundled computers.
Is this the week Microsoft finally got serious about fighting piracy -- and could its efforts cost Redmond business?