A win in the nuclear submarine cluster market suggests that IBM's POWER architecture is joining the Linux HPC big leagues.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), one of the world's largest public service networks, will shortly launch what it hails as a pioneering new approach to public access rights, and it is turning to the open source community to contribute to its successful rollout.
A six-month project involving 34 developers worldwide -- including six in Australia -- culminated last night in the release at a pub in Sydney of a preview of a new Linux distribution.
Stronghold 4 is a collection of open-source components grouped together to create a world-class secure Web server. With version 4, Red Hat has updated the Apache engine to version 1.3.22 and bundled Perl 5.6, PHP 4.1.0, and Tomcat 4.0.1 (JSP 1.2 and Java Servlet 2.3), as well as the newly introduced AxKit XML application server and WebDAV Web-based authoring protocol.
LinuxQuestions.org is proud to announce that it will now host the official forum for Amigo Linux, increasing its total number of participating distributions to eighteen.
The company will launch an OpenSolaris site on Friday, but an open-source version of Sun's operating system is still a long way off.
Opinion:To keep Linux on the right path to the enterpise, the new standard base is essential.
Gentoo Linux is the BSD of GNU/Linux distributions; it's elegant and customizable and you know exactly what you're getting when you install it. No mystery programs, no packages that you have to deinstall because you'll never use, no clutter, and everything is customized to your needs. If you do it right, Gentoo is also faster than your average GNU/Linux distro because everything can be compiled with higher compiler optimizations. The 2004.2 edition of Gentoo Linux lacks the improvements I had hoped to see, but this is still the best community GNU/Linux distribution for desktop tinkerers. Some even say that it makes a good server, too.
Microsoft has appointed a new executive to persuade business customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa to choose its software over open-source alternatives.
Around the time OpenOffice.org 1.1 RC was released, I was migrating a small company from Corel WordPerfect to OpenOffice.org. OpenOffice.org by itself does not support reading or writing WordPerfect files, but a tool called wpd2sxw can convert WordPerfect files to OpenOffice.org format (SXW). After conversion with wpd2sxw, which was rather good but had problems with some formatting features, I applied macros to documents based on different templates to make more than 2,000 converted documents look very similar to original WordPerfect files they were generated from. This article presents some macro "building blocks" you can use to modify a document's formatting or to generate well-formatted documents from plain text files.
Software Configuration Management (SCM) solutions provider MKS is providing expanded integration for Eclipse and IBM WebSphere development environments, by adding MKS Integrity Manager onto developers' desktops. This is the first time SCM functionality will be offered in such an environment.
Gnome 2.8 was released yesterday & Ubuntu Linux 4.1 was shipped with it so we've taken a number of screenshots for you to peruse through & decide if you want to upgrade though we all know you will.
LinuxBeta.com has captured the installation and desktop of this cutting-edge distribution in a screenshot slideshow.
Even though Mozilla's second coming no longer sports the emblem of a legendary bird, it still soars above the crowd. Just when you thought that this browser had nothing more it could possibly offer, the Firefox team has surprised us again! I spent part of the morning previewing the release candidate for version 1.0 and I love what I see. I will highlight a few of the new features to look forward to.
In this article, I introduce the general ideas of coverage measurement and of performance profiling, along with the standard GNU tools (gcov and gprof) used in redistributed and improved upon. In HOSEF labs, computers run Fedora, a GNU/Linux-based operating system.
you'll find here a press-release about the release of Mandrakelinux 10.1 Community. Designed for those who want the best and latest software and want it as soon as possible, Mandrakelinux 10.1 Community is our most advanced operating system to date. This new release includes many advances, and especially in support for mobile devices.
New Northgate "L-Series" PC Line features Linspire™ and powerful Office software
Microsoft is refining its "Get the Facts" Linux attack, taking specific aim at Red Hat, Novell and IBM rather than the broader movement around the open-source operating system.
It is easier to optimize correct code, than correct optimized code.--Yves Deville
I've spent much of the last month wrestling with video screen-capture software. My objective is to make simple, human-friendly video instructions for various Linux distributions and popular free/open source programs. There are many Windows programs that can do this, but they use such a bewildering array of proprietary codecs that it's hard to create videos in Windows that can be displayed by any computer, running any operating system. On the Linux side of the fence, there are only a few programs that do this sort of thing, but they are not competitive with what's available for Windows in either utility or usability.