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Flexible ARM9 SBC boots Linux in 1.69 seconds

Technologic Systems is offering a freely downloadable, Debian-based Linux OS image said to boot from an SD card in less than two seconds, on the company's ARM9-based SBC (single-board computer). The TS-7300 SBC targets embedded applications requiring "extreme design security, flexibility, and reliability," according to the company.

Slackware 11.0 RC3 available

Every now and again, someone will loudly proclaim that Slackware is dead. Wrong. While it's not as popular as young whipper-snapper Ubuntu, its long-time competitor the Debians, or the solid SUSE family, Slackware is still alive and well with a healthy user community.

OpenUsability funds student projects

OpenUsability, the organization of software interface usability experts, has begun taking applications for the first in a series of funded student projects. Similar to the Google Summer of Code, selected students will be paired with mentors and set to work on projects to be completed over a three-month period, with a reward of $700 upon success. Students applying now will be competing for the first such position -- an opportunity to do interaction design for the GIMP.

The Resellers' Guide to Free Desktop Linuxes

  • eWEEK Linux; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Aug 25, 2006 3:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Here's what you need to know about today's best free Linuxes if you're a reseller.

A Public Service Announcement for Windows NT users

There are a lot of words you can use to describe Novell/SUSE: Solid, dependable, reliable, and so on. Funny hasn't been one of them. Until now. Novell's new "It's All About Choice" website and marketing campaign has me grinning.

Linux vendors' war of words over Xen won't hurt technology's ...

Despite the recent war of words that is raging over the open source hypervisor Xen, the fallout likely to befall the virtual machine monitor will be minimal.

Learning About Linux Commands

Chapter 2 from the Sam's book "Learning About Linux Commands"

It Profile: A Linux Lovin’ IT Manager

As the IT manager for Dynamix, a 60-person engineering firm in Columbus, Ohio, Matt Darby oversees a network that combines Windows and Linux. His servers all run Linux, the Slackware distribution, and his desktops all run Windows XP.

Swiss developers start rolling Your Own Linux Distribution

Ark Linux project developers operate on a "no-frills" policy when it comes to deciding what features will be included in their distribution. They strive to provide only the tools necessary for a typical desktop user, creating a lean, mean Linux. When some users came asking for more features, rather than violate their policy of simplicity, the developers launched a completely new company called YOLD (Your Own Linux Distribution).

Release-critical Bugreport for August 25, 2006

Wanted: New Default K3b Theme for 1.0

K3b 1.0 is in sight and with it I would like to introduce a new default theme. Not because I don't like the current ones, but I just want K3b 1.0 to look different so that people will see the difference, not only feel it.

Liberties Group Claims Patent Rule Hurts Open Source

  • TechNewsWorld; By John P. Mello Jr. (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Aug 25, 2006 10:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
"You can't simply have an expert come in and testify something is obvious to everybody," EFF Staff Attorney Corynne McSherry explained. "What you need to do is find some document -- some kind of piece of paper where someone actually makes the suggestion to combine two technologies. That's too narrow," she contended.

Parallels Releases Workstation 2.2 Beta for Windows and Linux

Parallels announced it is beginning public beta testing for Parallels Workstation 2.2 for Windows and Linux, which delivers faster performance, better OS stability and stronger virtual machine isolation than previous versions.

Is there a future for OpenVZ?

Is the time rapidly approaching when OpenVZ becomes accepted as the second player behind VMware -- or at least, the one that isn't Microsoft? Or is it destined to fall into the gap between two increasingly polarised camps?

Nucleus Software partners Red Hat

MUMBAI: Red Hat Inc. today announced that Nucleus Software has joined Red Hat's Independent Software Vendor (ISV) partner ecosystem.

Barcamp fever hits South Africa

After the success of BarCamp Cape Town, two more "unconferences" have sprung up on the South African horizon: BarCamp Johannesburg and BarCamp Durban.

The 451 Group Launches Commercial Adoption Of Open Source (CAOS) ...

The 451 Group, a New York-based technology-industry analyst company focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation, is introducing a first-of-its-kind service that investigates both user experiences and vendor strategies as enterprise customers begin to deploy open source software.

Linux Clusters Target Oil & Gas Applications

As an industry, hydrocarbon exploration and production operates in an increasingly challenging environment. The new challenges include more than high risk and high capital commitments, or declining fields and complex operations. Unconventional plays have become conventional, with fractured and/or tight porosity systems becoming commonplace. New environmental challenges require sophisticated and constrained operations.

The GPLv3 process: Public consultation and private drafting

How is the third version of the GNU General Public License (GPLv3) being written? Considering how much the revised license and its success or failure could affect the free and open source software communities, the question is almost as important as the final content. Yet, until now, the answer has been largely unknown.

Linux powers Japan's first 3.5G phone

Japan's largest mobile operator will power-up a 3.5G network next week, and launch a Linux-based phone capable of using it. The N902iX phone, supplied by NEC, offers features most U.S. and European users can only dream of -- such as 3.6Mbit/s peak download speeds.

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