How do you design a computing system to provide continuous service and to ensure that any failures interrupting service do not result in customer safety issues or loss of customers due to dissatisfaction? Historically, system architects have taken two approaches to answer this question: building highly reliable, fail-safe systems with low probability of failure, or building mostly reliable systems with quick automated recovery.
There has been some recent buzz around KDE's Get Hot New Stuff framework. As the first in a series looking into KDE technologies, KDE Dot News interviewed author Josef Spillner to find out what all this "stuff" was about... read on for the interview. You may also be interested in recent blog entries about KNewStuff: Kate, desktop backgrounds, Quanta, KNewStuffSecure, its user interface design and the HotStuff server setup.
Everyone knew that Canopy and its former executives had reached an agreement. What no one knew is that former Canopy CEO would end up with all of Canopy's SCO holdings.
The World's Largest Open Source Desktop Event to Highlight Multimedia, Business and Government Deployments
It's called NeroLinux, and it's the Linux equivelant of the Nero suite. Screenshots to gaze upon. Unfortunately, it seems that it's using GTK+ 1.2.x instead of 2.x.
ZENworks 7 Linux Management adds remote control, imaging, automated policy management and more to make it a full life-cycle-management suite.
Analysis:The latest version of this popular peer-to-peer client and protocol makes it easier for both users and network administrators to manage its bandwidth-hungry ways.
Companies that modify open source software spend a lot of time debating how best to circumnavigate the difficulties of open source licenses, most notably the GNU GPL (General Public License). I have to question whether that's always time well spent.
With the long-awaited release of Novell's dual operating system and the announcement of the upcoming release of ZENworks 7 Linux Management, 'Novell is committed to listening to customers and providing solutions to their problems,' CEO says.
The future of ubiquitous Linux-powered portable devices got a bit closer this week, as an open-source, small-footprint embedded database, db.*, is now available for ARM Linux.
While the Mozilla Foundation is closing the "official" suite, it offers support for a possible community effort to develop it under a different name.
TimeSys OnBoard Program for Hosting, Certifying, Distributing and Supporting Commercialized Custom Linux Distributions now supports Intel® I/O processors
Blue Gene/L is an unusual design that packs 1,024 dual-core Power processors into a single rack. IBM in November began selling the systems for about $2 million per rack. A 16-rack model at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is currently the world's fastest machine and will be quadrupled in size by mid-2005.
How to use fields for editing and content management.
PalmSource moved a little closer to the open-source community this week. The maker of the Palm OS has joined the Consumer Electronics Linux Forum, or CELF, pushing ahead with its plans for a version of the Palm OS that runs on top of Linux.
Daffodil Software has launched CODAF (Compiere+Daffodil), a fully-usable ERP that can be installed in less than 5 minutes.
Information about several vulnerabilities in Linux and Linux-based applications that are deemed to be "highly critical" were recently posted on the security Web site Secunia.com.
The Mozilla Foundation late on Thursday reversed course by announcing that it is no longer planning to develop major updates to its original application suite. Instead, the open-source project will focus its efforts on its stand-alone Firefox Web browser and Thunderbird email client, the foundation said in a "transition plan" posted to its Web site.
In an age of ever-growing applications and exploding Linux distributions, it's not uncommon to see a single release span anywhere from three to five or more CDs. This is not necessarily a bad thing, as most Linux distributions try to include everything you could ever want or need, but is it really necessary? To some, maybe, but others enjoy the ability to install everything from a single source. VectorLinux SOHO 5 is based on the recently released Slackware 10.1 distribution, and includes an entire desktop environment, supporting libraries, and a wealth of useful applications all on a single disc.
Newest Version of ZENworks Linux Management to Reduce IT Costs With Centralized Control of Linux Servers and Desktops