Despite an increase in the size of the basic Linux code in the past six months, it remains one of the most secure pieces of software available, according to a recent study by Coverity, a developer of source code analysis tools. The study found that the most recent release of the Linux kernel is free of major defects, compared with the discovery of six critical defects at the end of December 2004. Even then, the open-source Linux was considered more secure than most commercially developed software.
Foreword -- The "Mongoose" -- a Linux-powered robot submarine built by students from Georgia Tech University -- will compete with 18 other student-built subs in an attempt to successfully navigate through a field of obstacles and complete its programmed mission.
Like many companies, Pfizerâ€™s Global Pharmaceutical Group is focused on creating applications that can be shifted and shared as services to get more out of IT resources, a so-called service oriented architecture.
Trio of leading Linux innovators make desktop Linux compelling
One of the most frequently cited difficulties transitioning to Linux (especially on the desktop) is that it can be difficult to find and integrate device drivers for new or obscure hardware. Another is that device drivers are hard to implement. James Turner rang up Linux Kernel guru Andrew Morton to discuss the state of Linux devices drivers in 2005 and to see if this is indeed the case.
A Linux-powered robot submarine built by students from Georgia Tech University will compete in a scientific and technical event this weekend in San Diego. The "Mongoose" and 18 other student-built subs will attempt to successfully navigate through a field of obstacles and complete their programmed mission.
Linux network management firm Aduva will make several product announcements at LinuxWorld San Francisco next week, aimed at simplifying the deployment and management of a widespread Linux server environment.
Google programmers say they support and use the Linux kernel, while Sun's COO discusses open-source Java.
Dramatic Growth Reflects Novell's Ability to Penetrate New Markets With Experienced Leadership, Comprehensive Partnership Strategy
Novell Inc. is planning to open up a version of its SUSE Linux operating system to users and developers, unveiling its OpenSUSE project at the LinuxWorld show next week in San Francisco, a company executive confirmed today.
Linspire Linux Operating System and Indiana-Based Wintergreen PCs Tested and Deployed in Broad One-to-One Computer Plan
Maybe it all started with an innocent mistake, but poor open source manners from graphics hardware maker VIA on its drivers seem to be more of a pattern and highlight potential infringement of open source copyrights, according to the open source developers who work with those opened drivers with the Unichrome Project.
The software developer is the hero of our day. This is not only because of what developers have accomplished, but because of their integrity and transparency. They can't fake what they do.
A project building an open source business intelligence architecture for the PostgreSQL database has released core elements of its development stack. The Bizgres Project said on Wednesday that its stack consists of the open source extract-transform-load (ETL) technologies from Kinetic Networks, open source operational reporting, JasperReports from JasperSoft and a Bizgres data warehousing based on PostgreSQL.
Opinion: Perhaps the foundation is crossing a line from which it can never retreat by forming a for-profit business.
Finding just the right application in Linux can sometimes be frustrating. Helios did some digging at Freshmeat and uncovered a jewel.
Ever since Chris Anderson introduced the Long Tail last year, long tails have been popping up everywhere. Most recently, Kim Polese used the long tail in open source to illustrate the concept behind her new company Spike Source. Kim pointed out that open source software also has a long tail: The most prominent projects like Linux, FreeBSD, Apache, perl, python and Mozilla get a lot more mind-share and attention that the smaller projects in the long tail.
A wiki-based tool that lets developers and end users communicate efficiently about the code being produced.
PHP and Python have each experienced a 25 per cent drop in the last 12 months while Perl fell 20 per cent. Those not planning to evaluate or use either of the three in future projects, meanwhile, is growing - up by as much as 40 per cent in the case of PHP. EDC polled 400 developers in small, medium and large enterprises.
I am proud to announce the official release of Symphony OS Alpha 4. Alpha 4 includes the KNOPPIX version of the 2.6.11 Linux Kernel and an updated base based on Knoppix 3.9, numerous improvements to the Mezzo Desktop environment,