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It would not be too surprising if fans of Apple's Macintosh felt that, outside of those market sectors where the machine is the platform of choice, they are second class citizens.
Help! The geeks are coming!Here's a poser for you: could there be anything more frightening than a bunch of open source geeks (proud ones, at that) milling around the mean streets of Edinburgh? Well, yes. How about if you put some of them in special Debian kilts?
Newly released VMware Workstation 6 has lots of new features and improvements to ease collaboration between the host and guest operating systems. Add to that improved support for USB devices and rock solid performance and VMware Workstation 6 easily outshines competition and justifies its $189 price tag.
[The lack of a FOSS license unjustifies any price tag for some of us - dcparris]
AUSTIN, Texas, June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- REAL Software, provider of REALbasic, cross-platform that really works, announced that REALbasic 2007 Release 3 is shipping today, continuing on their commitment to deliver updates to customers on a 90-day rapid release cycle.
[Edited to keep lead text within maximum limits. Apologies to those who may have suffered eyestrain. - dcparris]
Hell is examining EU patents
European Patent Office (EPO) staff have "worryingly low" levels of trust in the organisation's highest governing bodies, according to a leaked internal document entitledGovernance of the EPO: a staff perspective.
New Cluster Availability Management Suite Provides Near 100-Percent Reliability; Scales to Thousands of Nodes
Oracle Outperforms the Competition with Industry's Lowest Ever Transaction Cost
IT solutions and services company in Japan teams with OpenLogic to assist customers with open source management
PALO ALTO, Calif., June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- MLDesign Technologies (MLD) has released a new version of its system-level design platform, MLDesigner that makes it easier and faster to model, simulate and analyze the performance of very large complex systems.
Company’s OCM Platform Reduces Cost and Time to Market for Providers of Linux Systems, Appliances and Software
[Not exactly my idea of 'open', let alone 'Free' - dcparris]
This week on Open News Xandros Drinks The Kool-Aid, ODF Is Shot Down, and Asus Competes With OLPC.
The OpenWengo project recently released version 2.1 of its WengoPhone VoIP softphone. It's a big step forward for Linux users.
This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install Xen on a CentOS 5.0 system (i386). Xen lets you create guest operating systems (*nix operating systems like Linux and FreeBSD), so called virtual machines or domUs, under a host operating system (dom0). Using Xen you can separate your applications into different virtual machines that are totally independent from each other, but still use the same hardware.
Adobe Systems Inc. has announced the public beta of Adobe Flex 3 software, the cross platform, free open source framework for creating rich Internet applications (RIAs). The company said this major functional release adds rich new UI capabilities, enhanced developer productivity, desktop deployment and enterprise testing and performance tools.
Delivers First Commercial Open Source CMDB and Further Simplifies Enterprise IT Management.
The great work of the Oxygen icon artists is a much discussed and anticipated part of KDE 4. The new icons now follow the freedesktop.org naming specification which makes it easier to share icons between applications of several desktop environments. In the HIG hunt this week, we will check that this work lives up to its full potential by looking for missing icons and wrong uses.
New Linux-based, multi-core optimized IP media processing solution addresses needs of enterprise VoIP, ATCA, and IMS markets
Following two months of planning, Canonical Ltd. has updated the Ubuntu Mobile and Embedded (UME) project's architecture roadmap. UME aims to create a version of the popular Ubuntu desktop Linux OS tailored to the requirements of Intel-based "mobile Internet devices" (MIDs), expected in 2008.
As a writer, the only reason I ever got that first computer wasbecause it was far more efficient than a typewriter, and certainly morereadable than my own handwriting. The sheer volume of what I've turned out over the years would be impossible for me to manage on paper. Add to that all...
[May be something of interest here to many GNU/Linux users... - dcparris]
In this chapter from the ExtremeTech book "Hacking Ubuntu: Serious Hacks Mods and Customizations," you'll learn about switching applications, tweaking the workplace switcher, customizing applications, using buffers and tracking projects.
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