Sigma Designs and Japanese IP set-top box (STB) specialist Celrun are demonstrating a Linux-based STB supporting WiMedia Ultra-wideband (UWB) networking, this week at the IPTV World Forum in London. The Celrun 900H uses Sigma's SMP8634 media processor and "Windeo" UWB chipset, and runs a 2.4-series kernel.
BlueCat-ME makes LynuxWorks the first embedded RTOS provider to enable developers to work with Linux on both PowerPC and MicroBlaze architectures and the popular LynxOS for PowerPC.
Have you ever been using your Linux distro and suddenly found a program won’t close? It’s frustrating when an application hangs. In Windows, one could right click on the taskbar and choose “Task Manager” and kill the hanging process (which doesn’t always work BTW). In Linux, you can also kill these hanging processes.
Take in equal parts: lyrics from John Lennon's "Imagine," Steve Miller's "Fly Like An Eagle" and simmer. Then add a pinch from "Age of Aquarius." Now you have the "Manifesto" of The Free SoftWare Foundation, founded by software guru Richard Stallman, famous foe of commercial avarice and stalwart friend of freedom.
This document will show the steps to take to deploy a FreeBSD server. This server will have the latest stable from the Apache 2.2 tree, PHP 5, MySQL 5.0, Sendmail with SMTP-AUTH, Webmail, Bind DNS, SNMP, synchronized local time, and Webmin. I have also included steps to take to build a network graphing solution with Rrdtool/Cacti.
Making all government IT projects open source would slash Whitehall’s annual IT bill, in a move that could save taxpayers £600 million a year.
In a week when the SANS and Qualys @RISK threat vulnerability newsletter reported that four out of the top five most critical vulnerabilities were associated with security products - in this case Snort, SupportSoft, Trend Micro and VeriSign - the remaining place in the top five went to Mozilla's Firefox. It is appropriate to ask who we can trust to build and develop secure applications.
During the time when so many Linux distributions throw everything and the kitchen sink into a DVD, it's nice to use a product like Damn Small Linux where the focus is on keeping the system compact. Do you need 6 text editors and 11 e-mail clients? Most people really only have one favorite app for a particular task anyway. So how does Damn Small Linux measure up?
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New interactive communities focus on ever-broadening set of topics--now including music, cars, gaming and health
Linux can serve as a client desktop or server right out of the box, a flexibility that slows its booting process. This article shows you options to increase the speed with which Linux boots, including two options for parallelizing the initialization process. It also shows you how to visualize graphically the performance of the boot process.
Open source software distributor Interactive Ideas is branching out and opening up its tools and support across the entire open source stack.
TimeTrex, unique new open-source software moves web-based time and attendance and payroll into the 21st century.
This week we'll take a brief look at some of the many features that are making their way into Amarok 2, which is the development branch for Amarok in KDE 4.The features discussed are all in progress features which have reached varying stages of completion. Read on for information about Amarok's engines (including Phonon), UI changes, changes to the Magnatune music store, OS X support, and more.
OpenID is an open decentralized digital identity system that has been gaining traction in recent months. It implements a solution to some everyday headaches such as single-sign-on, but it does not address related issues like privacy, trust, spam prevention, or message authentication. OpenID uses a multiple-stage sign-on process, but don't let that discourage you. As an end user, the benefits are stacked in your favor.
Trying to snatch IBM's crown?Comment Oracle and IBM are both competitors and partners. In the case of databases they are certainly rivals, with Oracle 10g and DB2 going head-to-head at many sites. However, it has occurred to me to wonder if Oracle is seeking to rival IBM's crown as the owner of the most different databases.â€¦
I recently discovered that Google is taking a leap into the enterprise world with their web based applications. And to Google fans,
Cygwin makes it possible for Linux command-line maestros to function in a Windows world. This article demonstrates some advanced Cygwin concepts and tips to make the most of your Cygwin installation.
LynuxWorks has launched a new version of its commercially supported embedded Linux operating system aimed specifically at Xilinx FPGAs (field-programmable gate arrays). BlueCat Linux Micro Edtion (BlueCat-ME) supports Xilinx FPGAs with embedded PowerPC cores, and those that use their programmable logic elements to run Xilinx's 32-bit MicroBlaze softcore.