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VMware announced plans to support paravirtualized Linux and Solaris x86 operating systems in future releases of VMware virtual infrastructure platform products -- Workstation, GSX Server and ESX Server. With support for more than 60 x86-based operating systems, VMware platform products support the industry's broadest set of operating systems. This broad support gives customers more choice when using virtualization to lower the cost of managing multiple operating system environments.
A Linux/Unix version of SPECviewperf 9 graphics performance evaluation software has been posted for free downloading on the SPEC/GPC web site.
[Sorry, this looks like crippleware, made available for the GNU/Linux platform - dcparris]
The open-source Syllable operating system is extremely fast, and is starting to gain enough desktop applications to be usable, writes Jeff Park in a review posted at NewsForge. Despite a primitive installer and some unstable applications, Park comes away impressed with Syllable's raw speed.
iRex used Linux and an Electronic Paper Display (EPD) to build a portable reading device available now for personal and busines-to-business applications. The iLiad's paper display "reads just like paper, and is perceived as such by the human eye," the company says.
As we have reached our 60th Issue of Fedora Weekly News, I thought it would be a good time to look back what's been up with FedoraNEWS.ORG for the past few months.
When Apple releases WebObjects 5.4 next year, it will also open source much of the database solution's code, cementing the software's role and future at Apple.
[Well, Apple freeing the license of any software is welcome. We still encourage them to strongly consider freeing their OS as well.
Determined to herald its open-source product as the alternative to costly IT management platforms, GroundWork Open Source has embarked on an aggressive campaign to recruit channel partners.
Open source projects succeed when a broad group of contributors recognize the same need and agree on how to meet it. Linux gave programmers a way to build a better, leaner operating system; Woochi gives wine lovers an encyclopedia as refined as they are.
[Thought this might be of interest since it shows the application of 'open source' methodology to other fields of endeavor. - dcparris]
Mozilla Corp. has accepted Microsoft's recent offer for help in getting the Firefox browser and Thunderbird e-mail client to run properly under Windows Vista.
In this final installment on testing of the three part series, Brian Goetz examines another technique for smoking out bugs that violate design rules
: aspects. The first two installments in this series, Part 1
covering testing in integrated frameworks and Part 2
on testing with leverage, show how static analysis tools like FindBugs can provide greater leverage in managing software quality by focusing on entire categories of bugs rather than on specific bug instances.
Unlike other open-source offerings, EnterpriseDB Advanced Server can run Oracle database applications unchanged.
This series chronicles the creation of the ultimate mashup, an application that not only stores data from different mashups but uses semantic technology to enable users to create their own mashups by swapping services, or even by picking and choosing data. In this part, Nicholas Chase introduces the concept of mashups, shows you how they work and how to build a simple version
of one. Mashups use Java programming and a combination of servlets, JSP, software from the open source Jena project, and DB2's new native XML capabilities.
When faced with the aftermath of a natural disaster like Hurricane Katrina or the Boxing Day tsunami, you might assume that having Internet access would be the last thing on victims' or rescuers' minds. But Steve Hargadon of TechnologyRescue.com found out that his public Web kiosks were an answer to prayers for people affected by Katrina, Rita, and most recently, Cyclone Larry.
This LinuxDevices guide provides pointers to our coverage of Linux-based mobile phones, feature phones, and smartphones. For Linux-based IP phones (phones for use with VoIP systems), click
Linux-powered robots make great projects for high school science class curriculums, according to Maine-based high school teacher Michael Surran, in an article about the robots he and his students have created.
Is there a better way to develop enterprise Linux software? The CTO of Red Hat thinks there is and he's on a mission to figure it out.
CentOS Distro maintainer Johnny Hughes on Aug. 25 announced the release of the eighth update to the legacy CentOS 3 series, available for both i386 and x86_64 architectures, and featuring a choice of either the GNOME or KDE desktops running on a 2.4.21 kernel.
Last week, The One Laptop Per Child initiative put a name on their first laptop device. The new name is “Children’s Machine” or CM1, apparently taken from the title of Seymour Papert’s book of the same name (published in the early 90s.) There isn’t a signficant amount of technical update. I should mention, though, that the team has brought up Forth on the laptop recently. I used Forth at Atari Coin-op and I can attest to its ease of debugging hardware. Redhat is still slated to deliver a “skinny” version of Fedora Core to be shipped on the laptop.
TheAssociation for Progressive Communications (APC) Chris Nicol FOSS Prize [more infohere] recognises initiatives that are making it easy for people to start using free and open source software (FOSS). The prize will be awarded to a person or group doing extraordinary work to make FOSS accessible to ordinary computer users.
Pmcount for Linux on Power Architecture is a Linux tool for configuring, collecting, and printing the performance counter events on IBM Power processors. This tool is necessary for analyzing performance issues and identifying or eliminating possible problems.
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