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Palm pays $44m for Palm OS source code licence

How to buy back PalmSource without buying back PalmSourcePalm has effectively committed itself to producing handheld devices based on the Palm OS - which it no longer owns - by agreeing to pay $44m for a perpetual licence for the source code underlying the Garnet incarnation of the operating system. The move is tantamount to Palm re-acquiring PalmSource.…

UNIX tips for new users, Part 3: Filters and regular expressions

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Tim McIntire (Posted by solrac on Dec 7, 2006 1:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
Discover the power of UNIX filters. In this tutorial, you'll learn about the grep family in depth, including the syntax of regular expressions in many UNIX utilities

Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) Alpha Screenshots Gallary

Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) Alpha Screenshots Gallary

Adobe Reader 8 Linux whoops

Some Linux users may already be on their way to download Version 8 of Adobe Reader, formerly Acrobat Reader, announced today by Adobe. Stop that download... there's just one "small" problem!

How to make RSS better with PHP

RSS Syndication is virtually ubiquitous these days, so it's imperative that a PHP developer at least understand RSS and how it works. This article explains the basics and how to use PHP to create a much better RSS feed from a database, and how to use the XML_RSS module.

SCO's web site shows signs of life

Almost fully functional, Cluster Watch: Day 6 It may have been CEO Darl McBride or attorney David Boies, but someone has stepped up to fix the SCO Group's web site.

Linspire Linux continues multi-language push

Linspire Inc., which on Nov. 28 introduced a French-language version of its popular commercial Linux operating system, today announced the immediate digital availability of Linspire 5 in four other languages: German, Dutch, Espanol, and Standard English (UK).

WebReach, Inc. Launches Line of Health Network Appliances based on Open-Source

  • GNU/Linux And Open Source Medical Software News (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Dec 7, 2006 10:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
WebReach, Inc. Announces Mirth Enterprise and Mirth Pico appliances based on Open Source Mirth HL7 middleware, deliver simplified, black-box data exchange at Dramatically Reduced Cost.

Using Automatix2 to add popular apps to Ubuntu

Following its installation, Ubuntu is rife with potential but lacks a number of highly desirable Linux applications. An informative online article gives step-by-step instructions on how to use Automatix2 to install Skype, Opera, the Macromedia Flash plugin for Firefox, Google Earth, Picasa, VMware Player, Adobe Reader, DVD support, and more.

Red Hat Magazine: November highlights

Red Hat Magazine - Best of November 2006

Novell's Is Not a Fork

Wakey, wakey, let's look at the facts, shall we? I've heard from several people in the last day that Novell's support for Open XML in 2 represents a fork in the code. Ah... no, I don't think so. What Novell is actually doing is its throwing its support behind the Open XML/ODF Translator project. This project is under the BSD open-source license. These translators can then be used to read and write to Microsoft's Open XML format.

Homemade Firefox videos to become TV ads

Mozilla announced today that Firefox browser fans are underwriting four 30-second videos to air on U.S. primetime TV this month. The ads were produced by Firefox fans in response to this year's "Firefox Flicks Video" campaign, which resulted in approximately 300 homemade clips about the browser.

Linux: Merging In 2.6.20

Following the release of the of the 2.6.19 kernel, Andrew Morton offered a list of patches in his -mm tree, summarizing for each his plans as to whether or not they will be pushed to Linus for inclusion in the upcoming 2.6.20 kernel. Andrew's summaries were generally terse, often as simple as "shall merge" or "shall hold in -mm". Many patches were noted as having been forwarded on to the appropriate subsystem maintainer for further review. As per the current kernel development model, all major changes to find their way into 2.6.20 should be merged by the time 2.6.20-rc1 is released in mid-December, two weeks after 2.6.19 was released.

Loves Linux, Runs Windows

European governments have long complained about their dependence on Microsoft's software, but their rhetoric has not turned into a mass migration away from Windows. During the past few years, Europe's elected officials have made a lot of noise about ambitious projects to switch to open source software, including big migrations of government PCs in France, Germany, Spain and Norway.

tuXlab Linux release targets education

Inkululeko Technologies will this week make the first public release of tuXlab, a GNU/Linux operating system for schools used by the Shuttleworth Foundation to provide low-cost Linux computer laboratories around South Africa.

Kubuntu 7.04 Alpha 1 Screenshot Walkthrough

Feisty Fawn, the current name of the latest development branch of Kubuntu, will expand on the brand new infrastructure that has landed in Edgy as well as branching out in some exciting new directions. Feature development in the Feisty Fawn release will be improvements to hardware support in the laptop, desktop and high-end server market, and aggressive adoption of emerging desktop technologies.

White-box PC Maker Delivers Multiplied SLED 10 Hardware Bundle

Omni Technology and Illinois-based R Cubed Technologies announced they have signed an agreement to distribute Multiplied SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktops in North America. The PCs will come pre-loaded with SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop and the Linux Desktop Multiplier, powered by Userful. The Linux Desktop Multiplier allows up to ten users to be connected to a single desktop computer.

Solaris LiveCD

LiveCDs are the coolest things since microbrews. (Funny how certain “innovative” proprietary software companies never manage to come up with neat stuff like this.) The latest entry in my Cool LiveCDs List is BeleniX, which is OpenSolaris + KDE and XFCE. Solaris can be a bit of a booger to install. BeleniX lets you try it out without installing it to a hard drive, and it also comes with a nice utility for a hard drive installation. Solaris has a lot of advanced stuff you don’t find anywhere else, like DTrace and the ZFS filesystem. This here article which I wrote my own self, and now shamelessly tout, has some good links for getting up and running: Tip of the Trade: BeleniX

LinuxBIOS ready to go mainstream

After seven years of work, the LinuxBIOS project is on the brink of making a free BIOS a standard option for computers. Serious obstacles remain, including a lack of resources and resistance from some proprietary chipset manufacturers and OEMs, but the advantages of LinuxBIOS indicate that its availability to the average computer buyer may be only months away.

LISA '06 off to a strong start

The 20th Large Installation System Administration (LISA) conference began Sunday in Washington, DC. The first few days have been all about training, followed by some catching up with other admins, followed by dinner, and beer.

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