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Effective software testing

Learn how to use best practices and tools to keep your testing teams aligned with business priorities.

GPLv3, Linux and GPLv2 Compatibility

The Linux kernel is released under the GPLv2 license, not the "GPL version 2, or any later version", but explicitly GPL version 2. It means that the Linux kernel source won't be available under the GPLv3 unless the kernel developers make an explicit change to allow it. And, it appears the kernel developers aren't planning to make that change. So what's the likely outcome?

Oreilly School: On-line Courses

I just finished taking my first course over at Oreilly School and I must say that I am pleased with the course. The first course that I took was a “brush up” course in Linux administration (Linux/Unix 1: The Unix file system).

Increase productivity with Rational Performance Tester

Practical, hands-on exercises teach you how to record automated performance tests, use data-driven techniques to ensure randomization, play-back tests, and evaluate real-time performance reports.

Yugma Proposes Venue for Show Us The Code Deadline

Yesterday, I issued an invitation to both the Show Us The Code and Microsoft communities regarding a virtual “sit down” for the May 1, 2007 deadline. Yugma’s web collaboration software would enable key players from both groups to join a live session and present their sides.

Invite Linux Onto Your Windows Desktop

WinaXe Plus X-Server for Windows allows both Windows and Linux to be run on the same desktop at the same time. Users can access and run their remote applications from the Windows desktop and switch between operating systems as if switching between two Windows applications.

Windows XP to Be Discontinued in Early 2008

Microsoft's plan to phase out OEM shipments of Windows XP, the predecessor to the new Windows Vista platform, is not sitting well with some observers. Chatters on Silicon cited issues with the suitability of Vista on existing machines and said they might just go to Linux instead.

How to tell good code from bad, redux.

A couple of days ago I asked a question of Technocrat, that question was "How do I, a non coder, tell good code from bad?" and had the rider "Do not tell me to ask another coder." Despite more responses than most other articles, I did not come away with an answer that I could give to anyone else.

Blue Cliff VOE Readiness Training May 8-11, 2007

Blue Cliff, Inc. isannouncing (PDF) VOE Readiness Training May 8-11, 2007 at the Manoa Innovation Center, Honolulu, Hawaii.'...Join the Blue Cliff trainers and get a jump start as they offer“hands-on” learning for implementing VOE. Blue Cliff, Inc. has developed successful methods and support materials to ensure VOE adopter success. The Blue Cliff team has over 80 years of proven experience, successful implementations and satisfied clients...'

It's Time We Had A Talk

If you disagree with what we are doing, you don't have to participate in it. You have every right to be vocal about your attitude and opinion on projects such as this. But to come onto my website and "flashporn" it like you did two days ago, that is unexcusable. The idiots that did it made the mistake of congratulating themselves in a forum on myspace and I was able to google it and find out exactly who they are...I mean besides idiots. You have no right to lie, gossip and damage our efforts because of your Abby Hoffman set of political ideals.

WiFi bug found in Linux

A bug has been found in the MadWiFi Linux kernel device driver for Atheros-based WiFi chipsets that can allow an attacker to take control of a laptop - even when it is not on a WiFi network. The MadWiFi development team have released a patch. However, not all Linux distributions have yet built the patch into their code.

Dear Mr. Gates: Save Vista, Open-Source It

Since Microsoft can't get the bugs out of Vista, why not turn the code over to the people who've shown they can fix intractable software: the open-source community.

Palm plays catch-up with Linux-based OS

In a long-anticipated move, Ed Colligan, president and CEO of Palm, Inc., told investment analysts this week that the company plans to release Linux-based mobile devices by the end of the year. Reaction from the mobile computing community ranged from excitement to caution.

OLPC Sugar User Interface Reviewed

  •; By Matt Hartley (Posted by gsh on Apr 13, 2007 10:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
By now, everyone has at least heard of the noble project to bring the world of computing to children in countries where this might not normally be possible. It's been appropriately called the One Laptop Per Child project.

VDC's report on the Embedded Systems Conference 2007

Venture Development Corp. (VDC) recently attended the 2007 Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose, Calif. This guest column from VDC's "Embedded Systems Bulletin -- April 2007" presents a summary of the event.

Akademy Conference Programme Available

The programme for aKademy's conference is now available. With KDE 4 technologies now moving into place the talks give a superb overview of the state of the art on the free desktop. Themes include KDE 4 pillars, language bindings, applications, quality control, libraries, operating systems & distributions and community. The conference closes with the most important event in the KDE calendar, the annual aKademy Awards given to the most dedicated of KDE developers.

Wine 0.9.35 Released

Wine 0.9.35 was released today. Broken aRts sound driver now removed for good, many fixes to the Quartz DLL sound support, file I/O performance improvements, the usual assortment of Direct3D fixes and bug fixes.

Linux Professional Institute Announces First LPIC-3 Certified Professionals

he Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the world's premier Linux certification organization (, announced the world's first recipient of the LPIC-3 Core certification: Kazufumi Ichikawa of Japan.

ActionScript 3.0 and Mozilla's Tamarin

ActionScript 3.0 is a powerful object-oriented programming language that signifies an important step in the evolution of the Flash Player Runtime. The motivation behind ActionScript 3.0 was to create a language ideally suited for rapidly building rich Internet applications. Learn how to Script Adobe movies and applications with the next-generation Flash Player Runtime and Mozilla's Tamarin open source project.

Mobile Phones VoIP services start-up uses Open-Source Technology

Recently, I came across a start-up company offering VoIP services for mobile phones. Apparently, they have built the service using almost exclusively open-source technology, such as Asterisk PBX, Debian GNU/Linux and MySQL. Have you had any chance to test the technology? What do you think about it?

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