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Do you volatile? should you?

  • (Posted by dave on Mar 30, 2005 1:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Foreword -- This article, by veteran Linux trainer Kevin Dankwardt, discusses "volatile," a relatively unknown ANSI-C type modifier that ensures that the compiler generates code to reload a data item each time it is referenced. Volatile must be used with variables that may be altered asynchronously,

Create Web Based surveys with FIERA for Linux

The new multi-user environment released from IBM - Flexible Internet Evaluation Report Architecture (FIERA) is a highly flexible architecture for the design, display, and reporting of Internet surveys. Check out the FIERA demo and see it in action.

ISVs keep Linux Standard Base rolling

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Mar 30, 2005 11:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Having solidified backing from the major Linux distribution vendors and, more recently, new ISV (Independent Software Vendor) members who have helped shape it, the Linux Standard Base (LSB) has come of age and is now ready to be pushed in new directions to make it more usable and useful, according to Free Standards Group executive director Jim Zemlin.

The role of WINE in migrating enterprise desktops to Linux

  • (Posted by dave on Mar 30, 2005 11:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
This whitepaper by Codeweavers COO Jon Parshall and CEO Jeremy White takes a detailed look at the potential value of WINE ("Wine Is Not an Emulator") as an ingredient in a strategy for enterprise migration from Windows to Linux desktops. The paper itemizes the requirements for enterprise desktop migration, examines a range of available tactics, and then suggests strategies for making the journey in ways that are "pragmatic, economical, and customer focused," the authors say.

Linux can run Microsoft programs

But only with emulator installed; Some of them require you to have legal copy of Windows on your PC.

Ogilvy PR says OSS is OK

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Mar 30, 2005 10:30 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Sun; Story Type: News Story
Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, whose clients include Sun Microsystems, the Department of Homeland Security, and Disney, has made the switch from Windows to Linux and BSD.

Torvalds advocates daily kernel performance tests

  • ZDnet UK; By Ingrid Marson (Posted by ingridm on Mar 30, 2005 10:15 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Kernel; Story Type: News Story
Linux Torvalds wants the Linux development kernel to be put through its paces more frequently.

Linux Networx Receives Patent for Icebox(TM) Computer Management Appliance

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on Mar 30, 2005 10:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Icebox Delivers Control, Convenience and Manageability for Linux Cluster Systems

Open arms for open source

The open source software movement has been gaining supporters around the globe as a low-cost community-supported effort that provides an alternative to proprietary software. As the name implies open source gives users access to the source code of software programs, something that commercial software companies keep a closely guarded secret, so that users can make improvements or alterations to the software that are then shared with the rest of the community.

Torvalds: Put Linux to the test

  • CNET; By Ingrid Marson (Posted by dave on Mar 30, 2005 9:35 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Kernel; Story Type: News Story
Linux Torvalds calls for more regular performance tests on the Linux kernel in hunt for inefficient code.

VoIP, Powered by Open-Source and Open-Standards, San Diego Open-Source Organization Presentation for April 2005

  • San Diego Open Source Software Organization (Posted by VISITOR on Mar 30, 2005 9:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
VoIP is changing the face of telephony. The Telephone was the first electrical instrument to enter the home. In over 100 years, wireline service (with many internal improvements) has remained the same; Until now! The Internet and VoIP, Voice over the Internet, is changing the definition of: what is a telephone call? We need to understand how this new technology will affect our business and personal lives. What effect will it have on: Service providers; Charges; Tolls; Quality of Service; Safety; Etc? This presentation will cover how the old wireline services worked. How VoIP works, what's different, what's the same. And how do we transition. The meeting will have it's technical points, but should be accessible to everyone. This meeting is free and everyone is welcome.

'Most important ever' MySQL reaches beta

  • ZDnet UK; By Ingrid Marson (Posted by ingridm on Mar 30, 2005 9:03 AM EDT)
  • Groups: MySQL; Story Type: News Story
The open source database company says it is 'fixing 10 years of criticism in one release', and is aiming at boosting enterprise take-up.

Sun to be Single Largest Contributor to Open Source

  • SAP INFO (Posted by dave on Mar 30, 2005 8:27 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Sun; Story Type: News Story
Sun Microsystems intends to make Java Enterprise System available as an open source product that will define the company as truly committed to open source, according to a report.

Sun Announces One Million Solaris 10 Licenses Distributed in First Two Months of Availability

  •; By (Posted by devnet on Mar 30, 2005 8:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Sun
"The interest in Solaris 10 has exceeded our highest expectations – this is a significant milestone for Sun," said Tom Goguen, vice president, Operating Platforms Group, Sun Microsystems. "We're seeing approximately one download per second and our Solaris 10 customers and partners are achieving huge performance gains when leveraging powerful new features like Dynamic Tracing and Containers."

The Linux Box Show, Episode 5

In episode 5 of The Linux Box Show, the following subjects are covered:
  • A Desktop Bonanza: GNOME 2.10, KDE 3.4, Thunar for Xfce
  • Mind Mapping on GNU/Linux
  • Colin Wilson is covering a story on Torvalds switching to Apple
  • Nero introduces NeroLINUX for CD Burning
  • Puppy Linux Provides a World First With a Multi-Session Live-CD
  • A Book Review of Free as in Freedom


Slackware ditches GNOME service

There's no place for GNOME in the standard build of the Linux distro, but lovers of the desktop environment can still get their fix in other ways.

Linux system stuffed in a network jack?

  • Softpedia (Posted by dave on Mar 30, 2005 7:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Kleinhenz German company achieved a more unusual performance: a Linux system connected to a local area network which is not bigger than RJ-45 Ethernet jack. “Picotux” is based on the DigiConnect ME module produced by NetSilicon and includes a 2.4.27 uClinux port produced by the FS Forth Systeme company specialized in integrated systems.

Musings on Java and 2.0

  •; By Charles Schulz (Posted by Libervis on Mar 30, 2005 7:18 AM EDT)
  • Groups: PHP; Story Type: News Story
In the mean time, I would also like to remind a very important point on the licensing scheme: although a jre has to be used to run some features, 2.0 is STILL FREE SOFTWARE and complies with free software ideals and legal requirements. Java is a separate software platform that doesn't belong to OOo itself, and is only used to run some selected features. Of course, what I, and apparently many others, find cumbersome is that this list of features tends to grow rather than to diminish.

The case for open source software

  • Bangkok Post (Posted by dave on Mar 30, 2005 7:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
While open source software (OSS) is gaining a higher profile in Thailand, many experts claim that the government sector here has not been doing enough to seriously spearhead its adoption. To counter that view, the Software Industry Promotion Agency (Sipa) on Monday held a seminar _ "Open Source Software Promotion in Thailand" _ to emphasise the government's role in this area.

Intel Does Not Reject Open Source

  • LinuxElectrons (Posted by dave on Mar 30, 2005 6:59 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Intel; Story Type: News Story
General News Intel has recently made a request to withdraw its "Intel Open Source License" from OSI. They still fully support Open Source. The OSI email from Intel legal is below. Intel basically asks that the Intel Open Source License be removed because its not being used. They are just tidying up some legal loose ends.

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