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The Portland Group Delivers PGI 6.2 Compilers and Development Tools

Comprehensive Compiler Suite Delivers Uniform Development Environment Across Intel, AMD, Linux, and Windows x64 Platforms

Penguin Computing Ships Scyld ClusterWare(TM)

Penguin Computing, the leader in Cluster Virtualization, today announced availability of its new Scyld ClusterWare(TM) platform, which provides a virtualized cluster environment that is so easy to manage, even non-system administrators can run a cluster. This simplicity of management and scalability is a result of Scyld ClusterWare HPC's innovative, single point command/control architecture that has earned it Linux Journal Product Excellence Award finalist status Scyld ClusterWare HPC significantly improves system scalability while retaining overall simplicity of management with enhanced "just-in-time" provisioning.

Linuxworld Roundup

The West Coast edition of the biannual LinuxWorld Conference and Expo has come and gone. Here are some observations of my week in San Francisco among the Penguinistas.

Ec opens window to free software

Who can ignore Richard Stallman’s cry for freedom, and for free software? At least not the Election Commission of India, one of the pillars of Indian democracy.

With Stallman, the founder of free software movement, in India on a proselytising mission, the Election Commission (EC) has decided to uninstall Microsoft Office applications from its entire workspace and replace them with OpenOffice.

How To Write an RSS Reader in AJAX

IBM Developers work has a tutorial on how to build an RSS reader using AJAX. The amount of code you need to write is scary (and this is not the complete code). Adobe Flex 2 plus a simple Java programming to support DB interaction allows you to achive the same functionality using A LOT LESS coding.

Mysql Connectors chapter rework completed

Well, it's been completed a few weeks now, but I've finally reworked the Connector/MXJ and Connector/J sections of the MySQL Reference Manual, which in turn means the Connectors chapter has been completed.

Send your gamer gal (or mom) to Sweden

PC silicon vendor Via Technologies is holding a contest that encourages "girls" of any age (over 18) to hone their gaming skills at a world-class gaming facility in Sweden, where they'll be treated to some high-powered gaming training with Via's "girlz 0f destruction" gaming ambassadors.

Wannabe Oracle Buster Sharpens Its Weapons

EnterpriseDB, the start-up commercializing PostgreSQL, upped the ante against Oracle's pat hand at LinuxWorld this week when it announced the general availability of EnterpriseDB Advanced Server 8.1

Web 2.0 Journal Newsflash: Wikipedia Nixes "Enterprise 2.0"

This week's remarkable deletion, from Wikipedia, of the useful colloquy "Enterprise 2.0" coined by a Harvard Business School professor (Andrew McAfee, pictured) and popularized by Web 2.0 Journal editor-in-chief Dion Hinchcliffe - has set the cat among the pigeons.

Linux: Kernel Released

Willy Tarreau, the new maintainer of the Linux 2.4 kernel [story], released the kernel. This is a security fix release for the 2.4.33 kernel. This is the first time a 2.4-series kernel is being released with 4 version fields. The fourth version field, introduced in the 2.6 kernel series, has now also been implemented for the 2.4 kernel.About this release, Willy says"As there were a few security fixes pending and 2.4.34-pre1 has not received enough validation, I've released with the most important fixes.

Centeris Unveils Linux-Supported Likewise 2.0

Centeris announced that it has been selected to join Novell's Market Start program, which connects businesses to Novell-certified applications from proven commercial open-source and Linux-based software vendors.

First Development Snapshot of KDE4:"Krash"

Today, KDE releases a first developer snapshot of the upcoming KDE4 release. This snapshot is meant as a reference for developers who want to play with parts of the new technology KDE4 will provide, those who want to start porting their applications to the new KDE4 platform and for those that want to start to develop applications based on KDE4.

LinuxWorld Healthcare Day Presentations

  • GNU/Linux And Open Source Medical Software News; By Ignacio H. Valdes, MD, MS (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Aug 19, 2006 11:06 PM EDT)
  • Groups: OSDL, Linux; Story Type: News Story
There is awiki page of all the presentations at the recent Linux World Healthcare Day presentations:'On August 15th, 2006 OSDL hosted the first ever Healthcare Day at LinuxWorld Expo. Below is a recap of the event as well as links to the presentations from Medsphere CEO Dr. Kennth Kizer, Joe Alexander - Bull's Director of Strategy and Planning as well as panel discussions moderated by Bernard Golden and Fred Trotter...'

Google To Pay Freight for Number 2 Linux Guy

Now that English-born Aussie Andrew Morton, Linux' second-ranking kernel hacker, has resolved what friends described as his US visa issues, he has "taken a job" with Google. In other words, Google is going to pay his salary while he continues to act as the 2.6 kernel's maintainer full-time.

An overview of modern fancy UNIX desktop systems

In the last few months, there has been a lot of talk about Xgl, compiz, AIGLX et cetera. It seams that "Xgl" has become a synonym for fancy desktop on Linux - but noone seems to talk about the alternatives or how it all works. I have had a little look into this and am going to summarize it for y'all.

The web development megaframework TurboGears

  • IBM/developerworks; By Ian Maurer (Posted by solrac on Aug 19, 2006 6:45 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Developers call this project a "megaframework," because it is made up of several pre-existing subprojects.

Xensource CEO Addresses Microsoft, Red Hat-Novell Dispute

XenSource CEO Peter Levine spoke with CRN Senior Writer Paula Rooney after his LinuxWorld Expo keynote about his company's partnership with Microsoft and other hot topics.

Becoming a free software developer, part II: Free software ...

  • Free Software Magazine; By Rosalyn Hunter (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Aug 19, 2006 4:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Why aren't there more female free software developers out there. In my attempt to find out, I decided to write a program and see what barriers got in my way. Most free software developers are men. Women are vastly under-represented in the world of free software. Being a woman, I wanted to know why, so I tried to do it myself. The first barrier was my inability to program in any modern computer language, so my first step was to learn a new one.

First I had to pick a language to program in.

Who understands the OSS community?

Jim Morrison once said "You can't petition the Lord with prayer". To paraphrase that it I'd like to say "You can't address the OSS community", because it is much too varied to be addressed. What do you expect when you address the community like it is a company? That there will be a board meeting? That we will issue a press statement? That all of a sudden the community will change its corporate strategy? We have none of those things!

Enterprise Unix Roundup: Stacking Up LinuxWorld

  • Server Watch; By Amy Newman and Brian Proffitt (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Aug 19, 2006 2:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
To be sure, this year's LinuxWorld Conference and Expo was certainly the highlight of many of the exhibitor's business year. The sampling we took on the show floor was uniformly happy — nay, giddy — about the attendance level and the traffic in their booths. As for the booths themselves, with few exceptions, everyone looked like they were offering some sort of open source solution. In years past, this was not always the case.

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