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IBM on Monday will unveil free developer resources for Cloudscape, a small-footprint, Java-based database that the company recently contributed to the Apache Software Foundation as an open source project.
Sensing increased opportunity in India, Red Hat India, the leading Linux applications and open source provider, is doubling its headcount in the country to 100 in the next 12-18 months.
Free version of Open-Xchange Server now available for download across all major Linux platforms
os-cillation, a german IT company, just released Xfld 0.1, a GNU/Linux distribution derived from the popular Knoppix distribution. It features a recent snapshot of the upcoming Xfce 4.2 as desktop environment. Xfld - Xfce Live Demo - boots from CD-ROM and provides a complete GNU/Linux operating environment without the need to install anything, but it can also be installed to hard disk for daily usage if one decides that one likes Xfld.
Novell engineer and manager Allison Singh recently predicted in an Africa-based tectonic magazine article that Windows will become a niche operating system, replaced by Linux as the new standard. A gestalt of recent trends, events, and stories should tell you that this prediction is right on the money. A gestalt, by the way, is a perception or conclusion that goes beyond the sum of its parts. Here are three of the many parts that comprise the gestalt.
Open-source products are an ideal answer for companies seeking to increase IT efficiency without incurring substantial overhead costs. Low cost of ownership and no licensing fees are the main drivers behind growing acceptance, and advocates contend that using open source provides more opportunities for innovation. That's according to an InformationWeek Research study that examines demand for open-source architecture.
LinuxBeta.com has prepared an 86 page screenshot slideshow of KDE 3.3 final running on Conectiva Live Snapshot 20040828.
LinuxBeta.com has prepared a screenshot slideshow of Syllable BurningShadow LiveCD4.
That perfect world is the aim of the open source movement, an increasingly prominent tech sub-culture that is having ever-greater effect on the realms of science, technology, education and politics.
GmailFS provides a mountable Linux filesystem which uses your Gmail account as its storage medium. GmailFS is a Python application and uses the FUSE userland filesystem infrastructure to help provide the filesystem, and libgmail to communicate with Gmail.
Linux converters sometimes quietly switch back to Windows, executive tells Microsoft partners.
Linux on a desktop? How about Linux on the notebook? HP has just released its first ever Linux notebook, the HP-Compaq nx5000, which will come pre-installed with Novell’s SuSE Linux and the OpenOffice software suite.
In reply to a patch submission on the lkml in the form of a link to an ftp site, Andrew Morton replied, "I *really* dislike receiving patches by going and getting them from internet servers. It breaks our commonly-used tools. It loses authorship info. It loses Signed-off-by: info. There is no changelog. All this means that your patch is more likely to be ignored by busy people. Please, just email the diffs."
The ccache tool improves the build performance by caching the incorporation of header files into source files and therefore speeds the build time by reducing the time required to add in header files with each compilation stage. In this article, learn how to build and install ccache, how to use it with your existing environment, and how to improve the build times in group development projects.
Will free software kill shareware? Every day we celebrate the victories of open source software against the big guns, enjoying each corporate and governmental adoption as it comes. We talk about how wonderful it is that open source software is taking part in a larger social and economic revolution and comment on how we're looking forward to the day when open source software will dominate the software industry. The little guys, the story will go, put together a series of tools that evolved into a complete operating system which ultimately took over and threw down the big monolithic software giants. And all along, we, the little guys, kept to our values and ideals, held strong in the face of corporate threats, and banded together to Fight the Good Fight. What started as a bunch of little guys turned into several companies, and these companies grew until they were big guys. Then we garnered the support of several large companies and flirted with even more. Until one day we looked around and realized we weren't the little guys anymore.
LinuxDevices presents this informative interview with Roger Kung, Chairman and CEO of E28, a Linux smartphone startup in Shanghai, China. E28 was the first company to ship a Linux smartphone, and could unveil a Linux smartphone for the US as early as the Boston LinuxWorld Expo.
Shortly after the release of the WordPerfect for Linux proof-of-concept product, Corel took it down from its Web site and put up a note saying that "This product is temporarily unavailable for purchase." Did it fail? Did WordPerfect for Linux fail to garner enough customer support and subsequently go quietly into the night? Corel says no.
Linux is no threat to Microsoft and any claims to the contrary are simply a misconception created by sensationalism and media hype, Microsoft Australia's platform strategy manager Paul Roworth said this week.
Open Source Development Labs, a Beaverton, Ore.-based consortium devoted to improving Linux, has hired an attorney to handle intellectual-property matters and has opened a branch office in Beijing, the group said this week.
If you look around the pews in your church next Sunday morning, you may see a few GNUs in the pews. They are software developers, system administrators, and church leaders. They believe in God. They believe in Jesus. And they believe in free and open source software.