Programmers agonize over whether to allocate on the stack or on the heap. Some people think garbage collection will never be as efficient as direct memory management, and others feel it is easier to clean up a mess in one big batch than to pick up individual pieces of dust throughout the day. This article pokes some holes in the oft-repeated performance myth of slow allocation in JVMs.
It's more than just a peer-to-peer client, it's a super-p2p-client-server! MLDonkey connects to everyone, everywhere, in a very different but appealing way.
Well, I guess this makes it universal. Nobody likes the games SCO is pulling in discovery, including Judge Wells now, from what Frank Sorenson reports. Wells denied SCO's motion regarding discovery, told them they had misinterpreted her rulings, and that IBM has, as Frank puts it, "appropriately interpreted the Court's order.
I suppose that the real beauty of Free Software and Open Source in Africa is that these forms of software, knowledge and ideas do not have to respect borders... and as the wind blows the seeds, they seek fertile ground to drop their roots.
Out of three distributions comes one. Mandriva 2006, the convergence of the former Mandrake, Connectiva and Lycoris Linux distributions was released today.
Don't expect hegemony from a single Linux vendor on the desktop comparable with Microsoft's Office, as rival frameworks and implementations tackle different markets. That's according to Red Hat fellow Alan Cox, who said research indicates users are adopting KDE and Gnome to serve different scenarios. He added that business users are less interested in the technical aspects of their desktops than technology experts, and simply want something that's familiar, reliable and comes at a low cost.
Data in MySQL is stored in files (or memory) using a variety of different techniques. Each of these techniques employ different storage mechanisms, indexing facilities, locking levels and ultimately provide a range of different functions and capabilities. By choosing a different technique you can gain additional speed or functionality benefits that will improve the overall functionality of your application.
Open source software executives from JBoss, SugarCRM, CollabNet, IBM, Sun, Novell and other leading companies will join The 451 Group next week in Palo Alto, Calif. for its open source software industry executive summit. The summit will examine commercial adoption of open source, including pros and cons of various licensing models and enterprise adoption decision factors, and investor perspectives on open source and its impact on investment valuation and risks.
WOBURN, Mass. – 3am Labs is now offerring full native support for Mozilla in its latest versions of LogMeIn, LogMeIn Pro, LogMeIn IT Reach and LogMeIn Rescue — giving users the full capabilities and speed of LogMeIn across multiple browsers including Firefox, Mozilla and Netscape.
A former member of the JBoss team says the company is using bad business practices and is stifling competition.
SAN FRANCISCO - Admission to the Web 2.0 Conference costs $2,800. That's a big chunk of change, but the place is sold out, and the small conference rooms and the one large presentation hall are beyond full most of the time. I've asked several dozen attendees (out of about 800) if they felt they were getting good value for their money, and all of them have said "Yes." But given some of the ideas floating through the halls, one might suspect their judgment.
The SCO Group Inc. failed on Friday to extract more documents on IBM Corp.'s business strategy for the Linux computer operating system. Ruling from the bench, federal Magistrate Brooke Wells said SCO wasn't entitled to more memos, e-mails, programmer notes, work plans and strategy papers on IBM's conversion to Linux, the open-source system challenging Microsoft Corp.'s market dominance in network servers.
In a surprising turn of events, IBM has dropped its patent counterclaims in its ongoing litigation with SCO.
Palm will ship Linux-powered mobile phones this year, say sources claiming to be close to the company. The devices will be powered by Wind River Linux, and pending carrier reaction, may well be the first Linux-powered handsets distributed widely within the US. So far, Linux mobile phones have proliferated primarily in Asia, where mobile network build-outs have been larger and arguably more advanced than in the US, in part because some Asian countries lack significant last-mile copper infrastructure. Strong sales of Linux handsets in Japan helped Linux surpass Windows Mobile in handset OS shipments earlier this year, according to Gartner. Still, Symbian remains the leader among "complex" phone OSes, and is expected to gain marketshare over the next several years, while Linux and Windows Mobile will also grow, studies from both IDC and Gartner suggest.
The trend in RSS adoption sees consumers moving toward invisible services such as My Yahoo! and tools built into the browser such as Firefox’s Live Bookmarks. Accordingly, dedicated services with power tools for aware users must bring added value to the table. The home-page+RSS is an added value package, as is browser+RSS. Stand-alone sites and desktop programs that offer sheer RSS functionality, powerful though they may be, are threatened with marginalization. It is in this environment that Google launches its Goog
So many web services use free software, yet the services themselves, their organization and management, are closed. When will we see a web service that is literally owned by its users, like a cooperative? Or is one already flourishing somewhere?
Queue Linux fanfare, the 2006 version of Mandriva Linux is now available, albeit currently only to club members and distributors. Mandriva Linux Mandriva Linux (known best as Mandrake Linux) is one of the most popular “user-friendly” distros of Linux available. The developers of Mandriva have always sought to make ease of use a high priority, and have for the most part done a pretty good job of that. Not too long ago, three distros known as Mandrake, Lycoris and Conectiva joined together to form Mandriva. This release is the first update since then, and brings with it a lot of hardware support that was needed. Being a club member isn't free, but eventually it will be released for free as all the others.
Mozilla Corp. released the second beta of its next browser, Firefox 1.5, Friday to testers and developers. Although there are no new features included in Beta 2, Mozilla said the follow-up to September's Beta 1 includes improvements in the automatic update system, performance and site rendering enhancements, and fixes for several security problems. A complete list of the fixes and changes to Beta 2 can be viewed on the Burning Edge Web site.
Move could speed resolution of SCO Group's hot-button Linux-related suit against Big Blue.
Freedom is just another word for nothing to buy