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U.S. soldiers in Iraq are forming emotional ties to Linux-powered robots, according to Reuters. iRobot's robots -- used for tasks such as explosives defusing and cave exploration -- are being given nicknames and winning loyalty, to the extent that soldiers request repairs for their favorites, Reuters says.
LXer Feature: 25-May-06
Steven Titch responded to yesterday's article with a single question: "If this is simply an issue of Microsoft's willingness to commit to open standards, what is your take on Open XML?" Thus, I find myself dealing with yet another missed point.
If you think Linux is not on anyone's radar at Wall Street than you need to Ctl-Alt-Del.
IBM will expand its Brazilian Linux Technology Center (LTC), in order to advance several projects of interest to embedded Linux developers. The $2.2M investment will further projects devoted to Linux-on-Cell and Linux-on-Power, Linux ease-of-use, virtualization, and government security certifications for Linux.
Freescale and Axentra say their collaborative design targets an emerging class of CPE (customer premises equipment) that lets users manage digital content from networked equipment through the home, and access it from anywhere.
Open-source company Trolltech follows recent successes by filing for a stock exchange listing. (LinuxDevices.com)
Businesses still stick with proprietary technology, although Mozilla offers customization kit for business customers.
Sarbanes-Oxley has forced many companies to start taking UNIX security seriously. Not a big deal. We all know how to secure a UNIX server: disable unnecessary network daemons; remove unnecessary software packages like compilers and debuggers; institute strict password and account parameters; and search and destroy world-writable files. The only thing that eludes us is how to secure and audit shell access. This is where Enterprise Audit Shell (EAS) comes in.
While there is a vast technology-neutral environment, yet most of the new applications and e-governance talks on using programs make little or no use of them. Most of the top-level officials are aware of the benefits of using a technology-neutral environment, yet without any firm policies in place.
ubikon.com is a service providing desktop apps remotely
The worldwide database market grew 8 percent last year to US$13.8 billion, with Linux and Microsoft SQL Server seeing the strongest momentum, according to new Gartner research.
IptablesWeb is a free software (under GPL licence): it allow to inspect iptables logs , to receive email and alert using a web browser. It's a plugin-based multilanguage and multiuser software written in PHP.
Further information http://iptablesweb.sourceforge.net/
Glowlink has announced that Glowlink’s flagship Model 1000 Satellite Spectrum Monitoring System is now available on the Linux platform.
Welcome to this year's 21st issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. Julien Danjou reported that he has successfully installed NetBSD 3 inside the new Xen 3 virtual machine monitor available in Debian unstable. Eric Dorland explained the creation of library packages with debugging capabilities.
The Trinity Rescue Kit (TRK) is noteworthy for being relatively lightweight, fast-booting, and designed specifically as a cross-platform rescue CD.
The PostgreSQL project released updated versions of the PostgreSQL 8.1, 8.0, 7.4, and 7.3 series today to address a SQL injection vulnerability.
As the CEO of SugarCRM Inc., John Roberts is the head of one of the signature open source companies in existence today.
Based in Cupertino, Calif., SugarCRM is a provider of commercial customer relationship management, or CRM, software for open source platforms. At SugarCRM, Brown oversees a growing global customer portfolio that includes the 200 projects spawned by the community surrounding his open source CRM application. He even maintains an expanding technical partnership with the Dark Prince of the OSS community – Microsoft.
Following ten successive quarters of year-over-year revenue growth, this was the second consecutive quarter of year-over-year revenue decline as quarterly compares become more difficult.
Linux servers posted their fifteenth consecutive quarter of double-digit growth, with year-over-year revenue growth of 17.0% and unit shipments up 14.4%.
There will be more consolidation in the community that values open software development, and that is potentially a very good thing
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