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A top exec says Sun is "dead serious" about an open-source push for its Sparc chips. Critics say it's trying to save an endangered species.
Asterisk got the nod over a traditional PBX system because of its lower cost and richer features
David Baron recently wrote a tool that testers can use to help reduce memory leaks in Firefox. With this tool, you can find out what leaks you encounter during your normal browsing patterns and report useful bugs when you encounter leaks.
The free software revolution comes to Venezuela
Google Inc. is advising users of Gmail Chat to disable the Firefox browser plug-in AdBlock when using the new instant messaging feature embedded within the search engine's Web mail service.
In a response to a support question, the Mountain View, Calif., company said AdBlock, which is used to block advertising on Web pages, "often interferes with Gmail's chat features, causing Firefox to crash."
Senator Debra Bowen (D-Redondo Beach, Calif.), chairwoman of the Senate Elections, Reapportionment & Constitutional Amendments Committee today announced a hearing by the committee to look at how private companies, as well as state and federal agencies, have begun using "open source software" and where it can or should be used in California's electoral system.
The $80 D-Link DWL-922 Wireless G Network Starter Kit includes everything you need to get started using wireless Ethernet in your home. It works with Linux clients, but it has some problem areas that Linux users need to be aware of before making a purchasing decision.
Louis Gutierrez took over Peter Quinn's old job as Massachusetts State CIO yesterday. He also got a major vote of confidence from Computerworld Editor-in-Chief Don Tennant, who says that, " If anyone can calm things down and get Massachusetts' IT priorities back on track, it's Gutierrez."
In 2003, the Meraka Institute's Digital Doorway project switched to free open source software to power its educational computer kiosks throughout South Africa. Lunga Madlala caught up with project leader, Ronel Smith, to ask how the project is progressing.
At the two-year mark, Dave revisits some of the core Linux audio applications to see what's new.
Xgl -- X over OpenGL -- is a rendering technology for Linux that takes advantage of current 3D rendering hardware. Apple's Mac OS X operating system already offers such capabilities. The initial special effects Novell is demonstrating for SuSE Linux are somewhat reminiscent of what the Apple operating system can already do in terms of offering transparent windows and windows animation.
Server virtualization and cost reduction are Red Hat customers' top wants today, says Red Hat CTO Brian Stevens. His team plans to deliver both by delivering commoditized virtualization in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 (RHEL5), the company's upcoming new Linux distribution release.
What close-to-release technologies does Red Hat have in the works?
Brian Stevens: We're in the middle of our development cycle for our next major release. When you build a major release, you have the opportunity to write to do more compelling technology solutions.
Just in time for the X.Org Developer's Conference (XDevConf) in Santa Clara, Calif., Novell is releasing improvements to the Xgl framework and the Compiz compositing manager to the X.org project.
This extensive article from IBM outlines the 10 main benefits of the Linux operating system and highlights IBM's $1 billion investment in associated development work.
Statistical data about offshoring failures is controversial, making it difficult to say how the failure rate of offshored projects compares with that of onshore projects. What we can say is that going offshore is a trend on the rise. Since there are successful long-term offshore projects, there must also be a recipe for how to deal with the ensuing challenges.
Significant Enhancements to Xgl Framework Enable Development of Advanced Graphics to Enhance Functionality for End Users
The Damn Small Linux (DSL) project Tuesday released version 2.2 of its 49 MB LiveCD distribution. The changelog notes 14 key feature updates in the new edition, including an updated Dmix with an added sync button for easy volume control.
Are your test coverage measurements leading you astray? Test coverage tools bring valuable depth to unit testing, but they're often misused. This article takes a closer look at what the numbers on the coverage report really mean, as well as what they don't. It then suggests three ways you can use your coverage to ensure code quality early and often.
OpenMFG LLC will launch this week a hybrid open source enterprise resource planning(ERP) suite. The developer says it has integrated credit card processing, financial reporting and integration with package delivery services.
OpenMFG's ERP platform is built on Linux operating system, PostgreSQL database and OpenRPT report writer. It runs on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and commercial UNIX systems.
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