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The European Court Judge handling Microsoft Corp's appeal against European Commission antitrust sanctions has dismissed the attempts of a number of Microsoft supporters to intervene in the appeals process.
[Ed: Unfortunately, they still have quite a list of supporters and the likely view of the court appears to be affected by the fact that it is overhauling its handling of monopolist practices. - dcparris]
From their book's section on adding your own code to the kernel, the authors demonstrate how device drivers are represented in the filesystem.
More and more countries are embracing the collaborative model of open source on a national level to fend off caged IT models. The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore’s (IDA) Technology Group has positioned Linux as a medium term technology bet, which means one to three years to mass adoption.
[Ed: This is an excellent article for our government tech readers, and offers great information about some of the migrations completed or in progress. - dcparris]
Red Hat said Tuesday that it has completed converting the core financial systems of construction giant Skanska to Red Hat's Linux Enterprise operating system.
Linux creator Linus Torvalds released the 2.6.15-rc6 release candidate kernel today, suggesting that the final 2.6.15 was still on track for a release before the end of the year. He described it as "slightly delayed by me being away for a week, and now Andrew is gone, but looking at the changes, they all seem to be pretty trivial". Linus went on to summarize:
"The shortlog really says it all. Apart from some sparse annotations from Al, it's all random small things. But do give it a try, because Santa Claus has his CIA spooks checking y'all out, and naughty people don't get any of the loot."
For decades, Arizona's larger cities have stolen the Gila Valley's youth by offering better-paying jobs and more career options, but Eastern Arizona College's computer staff hopes to reverse the trend.
[Ed: If you're education-minded, and looking at Eastern Arizona College, you'll be glad to know they are offering Linux+ certification. - dcparris]
National Instruments continues its support for Linux as a test and measurement platform by tripling the number of products that can use the operating system to over 200 instruments. NI-DAQmx 8 drivers for Linux support PCI, PCI Express, and PXI bus-based instruments, including data-acquisition, signal conditioning, dynamic signal acquisition, and switching hardware.
Additional new NI instrument drivers for Linux cover digital multimeters, high-speed digitizers, arbitrary waveform generators, and instrument-control devices. National Instruments also now supports Linux installation for select PXI and VXI controllers.
Browser bundling has become popular again. We reported in October that Hewlett-Packard will begin bundling Netscape with its HP and Compaq branded computers in 2006. Now, it seems reports floating around about Dell bundling Firefox on its computers sold in the U.K. are totally true, according to Blake Ross, one of the Firefox developers.
One of the things that has facinated me on Linux is the question of when it would be ready for real general release (and not just for geeks). To understand my position, I have been involved with Unix for better than 17 years and would consider myself a "rusty" master of the OS. I have not been diligent in keeping up with the changes and permutations, so I get surprised occasionally.
[Ed: I thought everyone knew about K3B. Isn't that just a front-end for cdrecord? Frankly, I think the guy *is* a little rusty. - dcparris]
Foreword -- LinuxDevices founder Rick Lehrbaum recently discussed the new 770 Internet tablet with Ari Jaaksi, Nokia's director of open source software operations. The following article presents a summary of their discussion, along with Lehrbaum's quick first impressions of the new device. Enjoy . . .
Trolltech has released Qt 4.1. The first feature release since Qt 4.0 includes new features which will make it into KDE 4 such as integrated support for rendering scalable vector graphics (SVG) drawings and animations, a PDF backend to the Qt printing system and a lightweight unit testing framework.
He's big, he's powerful, and although he's no geek, King Kong in his latest form is an open source software user.
Analysts and users alike saw victories for open source software (OSS) in 2005 in the areas of personal productivity applications, customer relationship management (CRM) and databases, where open source vendors such as MySQL gained some ground on proprietary stalwarts like Oracle Corp. But even as the open source movement gained momentum in 2005, other events -- like the political brouhaha over OpenDocument in Massachusetts and SuSE provider Novell Inc.'s well publicized personnel cuts -- were less encouraging to the open source community.
If you're like a lot of KDE users, you probably want to give the latest and greatest version of the popular Linux desktop environment a try. However, if you're like a lot of newer users, you're also not quite sure how to go about upgrading your desktop.
Fortunately, if you're a SUSE user, you're in luck. Not only does SUSE make it easy in general to upgrade programs with its YaST system administration program, SUSE is one of the few distributions for which there are already pre-complied binary packages so you don't need to compile the desktop yourself.
Alliances With NSTEK and Linuxkorea Headline Levanta's International Sales Kick-Off
Red Hat, provider of open-source solutions, and the Confederation of Indian Industry's (CII's) Shiksha India Trust today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work together to modernize the Indian education system.
Studio to Go! is a CD of integrated music software that runs direct from a computer CD drive. The CD is designed to run on any Windows compatible PC and to configure itself to the system and sound hardware automatically.
The CD includes a Linux operating system and a large collection of music applications.
Exchange wasn't successful enough as a straight SMTP mail server... at least not for Microsoft's taste. The field is simply too crowded with excellent competitors, both Linux and Windows. So Redmond added more features and set its cap for the Lotus Domino-dominated groupware segment. There, Exchange has enjoyed steady gains, despite Domino's powerful clustering and cross-platform abilities. This has left a lot of users wondering if IBM has the stomach for the fight
The Holland Open Software Platform (HOSP) wants to bring users, firms, and open source projects in contact with each other. The organisation, which runs an open source conference in the Netherlands, says it will soon take a more proactive role to support and promote open source.
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