You should now be all set up and ready to compute for free. Now that you have thrown off the yoke of expensive software solutions, you will want to keep tabs on the open-source community.
RealNetworks on Wednesday will announce plans to release the source code of its audio and video player to run on the Linux operating system.
Reasons why the Firebird database is a viable option for your next project.
Metrowerks Corp. today named Matt Harris as its new president and chief executive officer (CEO). Harris is a former President and CEO of Lineo, which Metrowerks acquired in December of 2002.
SCO has filed, on February 4, a Motion, and a Memorandum in support of their motion, asking the judge for permission to amend their complaint and add claims and affirmative defenses. This appears to be directed at IBM's Motion to Strike several of SCO's affirmative defenses...
PeerSec Networks has released a beta version of MatrixSSL, its small OpenSSL library optimized for embedded systems and released under the GPL. The project aims to replace the comprehensive but large and BSD-licensed OpenSSL library with a GPL'ed package meeting the stringent size and security requirements of embedded systems.
Joseph S. Myers and Stefan Nordhausen independently found[1,2] a vulnerability in the way the ltmain.sh script (which is part of the libtool package) creates temporary directories for its use.
Since Darl McBride compares SCO to the RIAA, perhaps he should take note of something that just happened in the current appeal of the Morpheus and Grokster case.
The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) has released Data Center Linux (DCL) Technical Capabilities, version 1.0, a document that defines and prioritizes Linux capabilities required by demanding enterprise-class applications.
Gaël Duval, founder of Mandrake Linux, told us: 'We sent our request for leaving the protection state last week and it will now take 45 days to receive the agreement.'
Linux kernel version 2.6.2 has been released.
"Stefan Esser discovered several security related problems in Gaim, a multi-protocol instant messaging client. Not all of them are applicable for the version in Debian stable, but affected the version in the unstable distribution at least."
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"In this interview, Markus Rex, the new general manager, SUSE Business Unit for Novell and former head of development, talks about the integration of SuSE into Novell, what enterprises need from Linux, and beating Red Hat to the street with a 2.6 kernel version of enterprise Linux."
"The Eclipse tools plug-in environment may succeed where other attempts failed to create a universal framework because Eclipse can bridge open-source and Java community efforts, Red Hat Inc. CTO Michael Tiemann told attendees at EclipseCon today."
"If you're not a Slackware junkie (like me) I would reccomend Xandros as the best distro to use - it's good for experienced users and completed newbies alike."
KDE's competition for the open-source desktop includes Gnome, but the release of KDE 3.2 is not meant to differentiate it from other platforms. The goal is "to implement the features that are needed or wanted by users," explained KDE developer George Staikos. "We are even working toward better interoperability with Gnome."
On Thursday, January 29, DevChannel.org, in conjuction with irc.slashnet.org and its 'sister' OSDN sites NewsForge and Slashdot, hosted an IRC interview with IBM software engineer Ken Coar, a leading author, speaker and Apache visionary. Ken is a core developer of the Apache project, and a vice-president and director of The Apache Software Foundation . He's also the author of Apache Server for Dummies and Apache Cookbook, and a contributing author to Apache Server Unleashed . The following article is a (lightly edited) transcript of that interview.
This is the concluding piece in our recent "Spawn of Debian faceoff" series of reviews. We've looked at the latest offerings from LibraNet, LindowsOS, Mepis, and Xandros. Now we'll sit back and ponder what we've learned. We'll also ask for your help in rating criteria for future Linux reviews.