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Report: Gaming Open Source

The enterprise is about open source. Open source is about the enterprise. Its business value is unrivaled. Okay, okay, we get that. But when you strip away all the efficiency models, the market-speak, and the TCO reports, what's fun about open source? Dee-Ann LeBlanc reports on the State of the Gaming Nation in Linux and open source today.

Freely Activist Responds to Fox News Article

If Fox News offers an opportunity for an opposition viewpoint to James Prendergasts' article, "Massachusetts Should Close Down OpenDocument" this would be one response.

IBM releases productive accessibility tools

The latest Accessibility tools released from IBM focuses on creating end-to-end accessibility for all users. This bundle of tools includes key projects from IBM scientists, engineers, and developers from labs from around the world.

Firefox Enhancements from Round Two

Round Two is one of several companies involved in the Mozilla Development Business Ecosystem Group. On Monday, they announced that in about one month they will be releasing at least 4 newly upgraded Firefox extensions:

KDE at the 2005 Ohio Linux Fest

With over 700 attendees and a speaking track packed full of goodies, the one-day Ohio Linux Fest held this past Saturday in the city of Columbus was an unqualified success. KDE had a booth at the event which was kept exceedingly busy the entire day

Is Microsoft Running Scared of OpenDocument?

  • eWEEK Linux; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bstadil on Oct 3, 2005 5:32 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Microsoft; Story Type: Editorial
Opinion:It's not coincidence that after Massachusetts made it clear that it would support open formats, Microsoft is now going to include PDF in the next version of Office. (PDFzone)

Hoover's IPO Scorecard Reveals Relatively Flat Growth in New Offerings for Q3 2005

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Oct 3, 2005 5:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Number of U.S. IPOs in Third Quarter Increased Just 2% From Same Quarter Last Year

Ibm debuts software for age-related disabilities

  • ZDNet; By Alorie Gilbert (Posted by tadelste on Oct 3, 2005 4:20 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
IBM has released a set of software programs to help older workers with age-related disabilities stay productive at the office.

Mozilla Betas Online Dev Center

Mozilla Corp., the developer of the popular Firefox Web browser, welcomes Web developers to the public beta of the Mozilla Developer Center (MDC) available now at MDC provides valuable and comprehensive resources for building Web sites and Web applications for all Web browsers. The site also features technical information for developers who are targeting support for the upcoming release of Firefox 1.5 as well as resources for developing Firefox-specific Extensions and plug-ins.

Hardware: Open Graphics Project Status Update

It's been a while since the last update on the Open Graphics Project, so I've put together this article to fill in the community on what's been happening, what's going to happen, and how we can make what happens happen faster. Since the last update, a number of things have been going on, some more slowly than others. Although we're not too far off the Gantt chart, it is nevertheless frustrating for us to find the time to work on some things. For a hardware project that's being done in our spare time, though, things are going rather well, and there's a very strong likelihood that you'll see real hardware for sale on our web site before the year is out. Especially if we can get help on a few things from the community. Read on for details.

Emdebian pops up at LinuxWorld UK this week

EmDebian (embedded Debian) will be represented in the dot-org pavillion at this week's LinuxWorld tradeshow in London, and project leader Wookey will help man the booth. Developers interested in discussing embedded Debian or embedded open source are invited to drop by.

Open Source Spreads Its Wings in Enterprise

A growing number of enterprises find open-source software delivers advantages in cost, choice, support.

Community converges on Ohio LinuxFest

Trade shows such as LinuxWorld Conference& Expo (LWCE) are all about business, and pay very little attention to the community aspect of Linux. Ohio LinuxFest, by contrast, is put on entirely by a loosely knit team of volunteer organizers, with help from sponsors to fund the event. If last Saturday's event was any indication, the community is not only alive and well, it's thriving. More than 700 people attended this third annual event in Columbus.

HP to buy blade pioneer RLX

  • CNET (Posted by dave on Oct 3, 2005 12:05 PM EDT)
  • Groups: HP; Story Type: News Story
RLX Technologies doesn't make hardware anymore, but it does have a Linux-based software suite.

Dell Says There Are Too Darned Many Linuxes, Too

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by bstadil on Oct 3, 2005 12:04 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
Opinion: No sooner do I write a column about there being too darn many Linux distributions, then Michael Dell of Dell says, that, in looking into offering pre-installed Linux, there are"literally hundreds of distributions" of Linux and, that these distributions were"alienated" from each other.

SUSE Linux 10.1 Alpha 1 Screenshot Tour

DistroWatch reports - The development process of SUSE Linux 10.0 has barely concluded, but a new one, leading towards version 10.1, is already underway: SUSE Linux 10.1 Alpha1 Codename 'Auckland' is ready for testing. New significant changes in 10.1 Alpha1 since 10.0: update to KDE 3.5 Beta1... OSDir's got the shots of SUSE Linux 10.1 Alpha 1.

Mills: IBM Has Advantage over 'Precarious' Startups

  • eWEEK Linux; By Darryl K. Taft (Posted by tadelste on Oct 3, 2005 9:24 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
Q&A: IBM executive Steve Mills says the company is well-positioned to dominate over open-source startup groups; he cites IBM's stability and"deep customer relationships."

Madison Research Powers U.S. Army Space and Missile Command Simulation Center With SGI Altix Supercomputer

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Oct 3, 2005 8:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
128-Processor SGI Altix System Simulates Complex Behavior of Missiles in Flight and Other Missile Defense Applications

Linus Torvalds Outburst Sparks Fierce Debate: Does Open Source ...

The Linux Kernel Mailing List (LKML) came alive on Thursday when Linus Torvalds chose to write, in a discussion about the risks of following specs without being flexible enough to take reality into account: "A 'spec' is close to useless. I have _never_ seen a spec that was both big enough to be useful _and_ accurate." The web is currently abuzz with the merits and demerits of this point of view.

Mozilla Launches Beta of Comprehensive Online Developer Center

New One-Stop Resource for AJAX, Web, and Firefox Extension Development

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