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Rumblings From Studio Dave

Audio And 64-bit Linux, Part 1 Sorry for the delay, it's been hectic here. As I mentioned at the end of my last entry I've preparing myself for my first excursion into the world of 64-bit Linux. After trading some lessons for a motherboard I started collecting parts for a new desktop machine for the studio. 64-bit considerations were new to me so I asked for help on theLinux Audio Users mail list. Some LAU members run 64-bit systems, and I did indeed get the information I needed. I won't detail the engaging traffic that resulted from that thread, you can read it yourself in the LAU list archives (it's titledAMD64 question).

Open source bill – it’s about time

IF all goes well, the country will get its first open source bill, courtesy of Bayan Muna Rep. Teddy Casiño. It’s about time. The country can reap a good number of tangible benefits from free and open source software (FOSS) and it’s time the government did more to encourage its use. Writing for the UNDP’s International Open Source Network, Kenneth Wong notes six distinct benefits that governments can derive from FOSS:

Represent KDE at Linuxtagen in Essen

On September the 9th and 10th (Saturday and Sunday) the Essener Linuxtage will take place in the University of Essen in Germany. KDE will have a stall there, but needs more representatives. If you are interested in helping us man a stall or giving a talk, then please contact us. Read the programme (in German) for more information.

PHP is the most popular technology in freelance projects

  • freelancejob.com.ua; By Kit (Posted by kit1980 on Jul 25, 2006 12:54 AM EDT)
  • Groups: PHP; Story Type: News Story
According to statistical analysis of the 27750 freelance projects on getafreelancer.com site most wanted types of job are PHP (40% of all projects), Web Design (31%), Graphic Design (16%) and Flash (14%). Read more

Akademy 2007 Call for Location and Organisation

While preparations for aKademy 2006 are in full swing, next year's annual meeting of the KDE community, aKademy 2007, is sending out a Call for Location and Organisation. aKademy is made possible mainly because of financial contributions by corporations

OpenSSL may see revalidation soon

The on-again, off-again status of OpenSSL Certificate 642's validation by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) seems to be coming to a conclusion as abruptly as it began.

Linux mobile phones group adds member

Linux phone stack provider a la Mobile has joined the OSDL (Open Source Development Labs), in order to work with the Lab's Mobile Linux Initiative (MLI). The MLI aims to improve and promote Linux for phones and other mobile devices. It now has 15 members.

Wi-Fi Waves Bouncing Everywhere

  • MichaelRobertson.com; By Michael Robertson (Posted by NoDough on Jul 24, 2006 10:44 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Way cool! VOIP and an Internet Jukebox on a Linux powered Nokia 770.

Panda Software Launches Panda DesktopSecure for Linux

Panda Software is launching Panda DesktopSecure for Linux, a complete security suite for protecting Linux workstations, Offering a Free Product to Protect These Systems - The New Suite Includes Signature-Based Detection of Malicious Code, the Genetic Heuristic Engine and a Powerful Firewall - The Whole Solution is Controlled Via a Single Graphic Interface, Simplifying Installation, Configuration and Maintenance.

Report: This is Red Hat Calling

Linux leader Red Hat is aggressively pushing its Linux solutions into the telecom space with a series of new partner initiatives. One part of the push is Red Hat's partnership with IBM and HP, which is intended to produce a hardware and software combination targeted at carrier-grade deployment. The other part is Red Hat's Telecommunications Partner Program, which is about driving both awareness and adoption of Red Hat-based carrier-grade solutions and platforms.

Pie Box Enterprise Linux 3 Update 8 now available

Update 8 of Pie Box Enterprise Linux 3 was made available today. This update includes the following enhancements...

Linux: Filesystems, Politics and the Kernel

The discussion about why the Reiser4 filesystem has not been merged into the Linux kernel continues..The latest chapter in this ongoing debate tends to be more about clashing personalities than the code in question. How this affects if and when the Reiser4 filesystem will be merged into the mainline Linux kernel is yet to be seen.

Building A Virtual Cluster with Xen

  • clustermonkey.net; By Angel de Vicente (Posted by deadline on Jul 24, 2006 8:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Don't have cluster hardware, not to worry. Using Xen and some basic PC hardware, you can build a virtual cluster to test ideas, software, and learn about clusters. The article provides step by step directions on how to configure a cluster with five virtual nodes on a single system.

DB2 9 admin 731 certification prep series

These tutorials provide a solid base for each section of the exam, including: server management, data placement, database access, monitoring DB2 activity, DB2 utilities, Backup and recovery, and split mirroring and HADR.

Fedora Weekly News Issue 56

In this issue, we have following articles:

1 FC6 Test2 Freeze Slip
2 End of Life times for FC1, FC2, RHL7.3 and RHL9
3 Introducing Fedora Women
4 Fedora at O'reilly OSCON 2006
5 Kernel Privilege Esclation Exploit for CVE-2006-3626
6 NewsForge: New Fedora test lead begins work
7 Fedora Weekly Reports 2006-07-17
8 Fedora Core 4 and 5 Updates
9 Contributing to Fedora Weekly News
10 Editor's Blog

NASA Scientists Conquer Einstein Equations With Help From Columbia Supercomputer

Powered by SGI Altix, Researchers Simulate Merger of Black Holes, Shedding Light on the Most Powerful Event in the Universe

Hands on: Let the Linux music play

With digital music formats becoming ever more popular, the demand for different ways to play music files has also escalated.
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So what has this device got to do with Linux or Unix?

Put Africa in the Linux Timeline

Linux Journal is updating its Linux Timeline to mark its 150th issue and 15 years of Linux. The timeline was created in 2002, and currently contains no African milestones. Tectonic suggests a few.

AMD to buy ATI Technologies

  • New York Times (free registration required); By Andrew Ross Sorkin (Posted by dinotrac on Jul 24, 2006 4:45 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Intel
AMD has agreed to buy ATI Technologies for a $5.4 billion in cash and stock.

The purchase, which gets AMD into the market for high-end graphics chipsets, as well as chipsets for the mobile phone market, is expected to make AMD more competitive with Intel.

The deal has special interest to Linux supporters as AMD has long been a favorite of the Linux community while ATI has been a something of a pariah, even though it does offer binary Linux drivers

In light of recent stories about the price-performance superiority of Intel's upcoming Core 2 Duo processors, the following line seems especially interesting:

"A.M.D.'s overall gross profit margins, which fell in the latest quarter to 56.8 percent from 58.5 percent in the prior quarter."

Looks like AMD has a little room to maneuver on price.

CLI Magic: The five Ws

The command line can tell you a lot, if you bother to ask it. Most of us learned the five Ws as a research rubric: who? what? where? when? why? (and usually, how?). By sheer coincidence, the five Ws can also illuminate important characteristics on your Linux system, its users, processes, and commands.

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