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Greatlinux and MySQL Launch Open Source Partnership in China

MySQL AB and Greatlinux Inc today jointly announced a strategic partnership to deliver commercial MySQL-based solutions to the burgeoning Chinese market.

Fedora spins latest Core live optical disks

Red Hat Fedora Unity team member and distro maintainer Robert Jensen on Aug. 30 announced the availability of a new set of Fedora Core live CDs and DVDs, which all utilize the GNOME desktop and a 2.6.17 Linux kernel. Called Live-Spins and created with a tool called Kadischi, the new live CD/DVD images allow users to test the distribution without having to install it to a hard disk.

MySQL to drop Berkeley DB storage engine, add memcache plugin

With the 5.1.12 release, MySQL will be dropping the Berkeley DB (BDB) storage engine from its list of supported database engines. Some observers have suggested that this move is connected to Oracle's purchase of Sleepycat, and that InnoDB may be next. However, Brian Aker, MySQL's director of architecture, says that they're unlikely to drop InnoDB, and the Berkeley engine is being dropped for technical reasons. Aker also announced the first release of a memcache storage engine plugin for MySQL.

Building a Path for Linux Applications

In this TestRun podcast, eWEEK Labs Director Jim Rapoza talks to Advanced Technologies Analyst Jason Brooks about a new type of Linux distribution called rPath. Jason says that rPath combines the strength of Linux, virtualization and appliances to create a useful application platform for both ISVs and businesses.

Mozilla taps Toronto Web design shop to work on Firefox 2.0

A Toronto software development company has been selected by Mozilla to design the user interface and improve the usability of the next version of Firefox.

Firefox 2.0 Beta 2 Will Launch Thursday

Barring more bugs, Firefox Beta 2 will release Thursday, Mozilla Corp. developers reported after a weekly status meeting held Tuesday.

Helpful Hints for Porting Fortran Applications

This article addresses the most commonly encountered scenarios and errors while porting Fortran or any UNIX or Linux-based applications on different systems. Discover how to port Fortran-based High Performance Computing applications, such as computational fluid dynamic (CFD) modeling, weather modeling, and linear algebra packages, using IBM XL compilers and gnu compilers on large clusters. marries open, closed, and "shared" source

Founder and CEO Gilad Japhet calls "a genealogy-based social network." is written in PHP, but Japhet and his staff are testing the code on Windows ASP servers, using Phalanger, a "shared source" compiler that lets PHP run on .Net.

Compact, low-cost Linux box runs Debian/ARM

Taiwanese embedded specialist Embedian has launched a line of compact, low-power, "embedded box computers" built around the company's ARM-based single-board computers (SBCs). The EBC-7000 incorporates the company's APC-7110 SBC, hard drive, and power supply, and comes with a 2.6.13 Linux kernel and Debian-based filesystem.

Report: GroundWork to Break New Net Management Ground at Interop

When the Interop trade show unfolds in New York next month, its underlying network infrastructure will be managed and monitored by GroundWork Monitor 7, a new edition of a Linux-based software offering that mixes open source tools with unabashedly proprietary middleware.

How Microsoft is loosing(sic) to GNU/Linux

If "a year of GNU/Linux on the desktop" is defined as a year when GNU/Linux has finally started its steady encroachment to the desktop then 2006 is the year. Alot of users have started using GNU/Linux on their desktops long before, but it is 2006 which marked the two probably biggest GNU/Linux desktop releases to date, Ubuntu Dapper and Novell SuSE 10. It is 2006 which marks the biggest opportunity for GNU/Linux to steal the desktop market share from Windows due to the bad reputation behind the pending Windows Vista release.

Linux First?

Texas Instruments had one operating system at the top if its list when it put together support for DaVinci, its latest dual-core ARM/DSP OMAP line—MontaVista's Linux.

Book review: SpamAssassin - A Practical Guide to Integration and Configuration

Spam is unsolicited emails with advertisements, which costs money. According to one survey spam costs up to $1000 per employee per year. Spam is send without the permission of the recipients. According to wikipedia, in June 2006 55 billion spam emails send per day. The book SpamAssassin is a practical guide to configure and install one of the most popular open source spam filter software.

People Behind KDE: Celeste Lyn Paul

  • KDE Dot News; By Jonathan Riddell (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Aug 30, 2006 10:28 PM EDT)
  • Groups: KDE; Story Type: Interview
Today's People Behind KDE features the American lass who is forging the KDE 4 Human Interface Guidelines. Find out the advantage of a hobby against job, what is wrong with Fruit Salad plus the good fortune of one KDE convert as we interview Celeste Lyn Paul.

Gentoo Linux 2006.1 Unleashed.

The Gentoo Release Engineering team proudly announces the release of Gentoo Linux 2006.1, the second release of the year. It builds on the strength of previous releases with several improvements. Featuring all of Gentoo's well-documented advantages in flexibility, performance and portability, this release is now available on all supported architectures.

TORQUE Reaches Milestone – 50,000 Downloads in One Year

Cluster Resources, Inc. announced today that TORQUE Resource Manager passed a new milestone in its continued success, reaching 50,000 downloads since August 2005.

Terascale Open-Source Resource and QUEue Manager, more commonly known as TORQUE, is a resource manager derived from the original Open PBS project that provides control over batch jobs and distributed compute nodes. With more than 2,500 patches and enhancements since its release in 2004, TORQUE has incorporated significant advances in the areas of scalability, flexibility, and feature extensions.

Belgian Linux and Open Source Company X-Tend Becomes XenSource Solution Provider

X-Tend announced an extension to the partnership with XenSource, by joining the XenSource Partner Program and becoming a XenSource Solution Provider (XSP). This partnership will allow X-Tend customers access to XenSource's XenEnterprise virtualization platform, the enterprise version of Xen.

Sun CTO Bob Brewin: Open Source, Open Community

Sun Microsystems last week unveiled a portal that will detail its efforts to make its Java Latest News about Java programming language available as open source Latest News about open source code. After the announcement, Bob Brewin, Sun's chief technology officer for software talked to Computerworld about the state of the company's effort to make Java SE (Standard Edition) code available to the open source community.

Moving toward NAND and NOR convergence

NAND and NOR technologies each have distinct advantages for developers and end customers, and there is a growing trend toward designing systems capable of converging these technologies. Many existing designs deploy both NAND and NOR arrays. New technologies such as Samsung OneNAND and Spansion OrNAND seek to offer the benefits of NAND and NOR within a single solution, while integrated NAND controllers simplify system design.

Is NetBSD a valid alternative to Linux

Sure, NetBSD runs on more hardware platforms than any other UNIX derivative due to smart design decisions and a commitment to portable code, but does this make it the best joice for your stability and compatibility across your hardware platforms?

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