Close on five years after it announced plans to open source Solaris, Sun Microsystems puts the kernel and networking stack on show and invites developers to play. Community website, blogs and source code viewer accompany the release.
Software giant hires a key figure behind the popular Linux distribution to teach its in-house developers about open source.
Software giant hires a key figure behind the popular Linux distribution to educate its in-house developers about open source.
Red Hat has embraced the dual-core age with an update to its server operating system that works with the latest processors from AMD and Intel.
Many practical examples and figures help readers understand how to build clusters for themselves.
The Mozilla Foundation may face problems enforcing its conditions of use for the Firefox browser due to trademark issues. Although it maintains a policy - which was recently criticised by many developers of the Debian Linux distribution - on how its trademarks are used, it does not appear to have registered the Firefox name in Australia and Germany.
I still remember the day, many years ago, when a wise old programmer looked over my shoulder and said, "Ah, Grasshopper, you need a pipe!" and so set me on the path to true enlightenment.
In celebration of tomorrow's Youth Day holiday in South Africa, Mark Shuttleworth, open source advocate and Ubuntu Linux founder, will answer learner's questions over an amateur radio link.
In a surprising turn of events, Gentoo Linux's founder and former chief architect, Daniel Robbins, has joined Microsoft.
QNX (pronounced either Q-N-X or Q-nix) is a commercial POSIX-compliant Unix-like real-time operating system, aimed primarily at the embedded systems market. The system is quite small, fitting in a minimal fashion on a single floppy, and is considered to be both very fast and fairly "complete." But how does it perform? Stuart Goddard submitted the following editorial to osOpinion/osViews, which shows his experiences after installing version 6.3 of the operating system.
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According to most security professionals, a top-tier, open-source security tool must have sufficient history to allow a practitioner to use it with confidence. And it must have a sufficiently large developer base to ensure that fixes will be available in light of discovered vulnerabilities.
Downplays feature designed to let Linux apps run on Solaris. Instead emphasizes related open-source alternative called Xen.
Mandriva -- formerly Mandrake -- is one of the world's most popular user-level desktop GNU/Linux choices. Now, only a few months after Mandrake extended itself to absorb Conectiva (hence the new "Mandriva") name, it has embraced the small but feature-rich Lycoris distribution. Lycoris founder and CEO Joe Cheek may end up as a Mandriva employee, although this is not certain yet, but Mandriva certainly hopes a substantial percentage of Lycoris's approximately 20,000 paying customers join MandrivaClub. This acquisition may be good for both parties in the long run. But a lot of its success may depend on whether Joe Cheek ends up working for Mandriva or walking away at the end of his current consulting contract, which runs only through this fall.
This Linux based Emerging Technologies Explorer supplies a user interface for consolidating ETTK (Emerging Technologies Toolkit) packages within the Eclipse IDE.
Lycoris CEO Joseph Cheek will join Mandriva to develop "a new and advanced Linux desktop product."
A new version of the Linux kernel has been released, adding support for virtualization and showcasing the use of a new release-management tool developed by Linux inventor Linus Torvalds himself.
A recent blog told of my experience with jr. high school teachers and yours truly walking them through the basics of PCLinuxOS and OpenOffice. Just to fill in some of the blanks, I had been working with the administration to try and get them to switch to Open Source Software. This particular school expressed an interest so I volunteered to help train a few teachers and then they could in turn train others. It is looking like they are serious about making the switch…at least until yesterday.
Although reluctant to deploy open source software within its corporate network, Australia Post, has developed a time-keeping system for some 35,000 employees using a collection of open source tools.
The move to release the source code for the open-source version of Sun's Solaris operating system drives Sun further into a support and services revenue model.