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For people living in the path of potential hurricane fury, the Internet can be an important source for the latest information about storm tracks and projections. FLHurricane.com is one of the most popular tropical weather blogs in existence. It gets millions of hits during hurricane season, serves up gigabytes of image data, and runs on custom software and Linux.
This week, advisories were released for proftpd, sqwebmail, polygen, affix, zsync, phpgroupware, webcalendar, pcre3, ntp, cvs, kdelibs, evince, openmotif, cman, gnbd-kernel, dlm-kernel, lockdev, perl, termcap, ckermit, kdegraphics, squid, pam, setup, tar, openssh, tzdata, httpd, mplayer, and phpldapadmin. The distributors include Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, and Red Hat.
DTrace, considered one of the finest features in the Solaris 10 operating system, is being ported to FreeBSD following Sun Microsystems' decision to open source its software
The Ubuntu team is proud to announce the Preview Release of Ubuntu 5.10 - codenamed "Breezy Badger". The Preview Release includes both Install CDs and bootable Live CDs for three architectures.
In the wake of open source, traditional hiring practices seem like an unnecessarily risky way to hire new employees. Especially for small teams where each hire can make it or break it. Why bet the composure of your collective on abstract indicators, hearsay, and a biased bio?
As expected, there are fewer volunteers to help with computer usage and computer-related issues at the Austin Convention Center during the normal business week than on the weekends. This morning, for example, I couldn't move down the line of public Internet access stations more than a few feet at a time without being asked if I could help someone with something.
Entrepreneurs in the Spanish city of Cordoba have devised battery-powered sightseeing cars with computers that talk... One key to the project... was using the free, open-source Linux operating system.
Howdy David. I need to point out some misperceptions in your analysis of the Massachusetts open document format decision. I've cc:'d Eric Kriss, Secretary, Executive Office for Administration and Finance from that state. who may be able to shed more light.
In reading through the latest earnings announcement from SCO Group, the burning question is whether the company will be around to collect even if it should win the lawsuits it has pending against IBM, Novell, and AutoZone. The IBM case, which is likely to be the first one up, is not scheduled for trial until February 2007. Meanwhile, the company has less than $13 million of cash on hand, and is spending more than $2 million a month on average -- you do the math.
Robert Dayton owns CheckStatus.net, a network of process servers that deliver subpoenas, summons, and other legal documents for clients. One day in 2000, Dayton shut himself in his office with a stack of books and taught himself to program in Perl and PHP. He didn't come out until he'd written a complete Web application for his court documents processing service.
"I have the sad duty to announce that Dr. Frederick H. Berenstein, our co-founder and Chairman, died on September 6, 2005, after a courageous battle over many years," Xandros CEO, Andreas Typaldos, announced today. "Beyond Rick’s vision, inspiration, and leadership, which our industry, our company, and all of us will miss, I will personally miss his example of quiet courage, and his indomitable will, and determination. It is that courage and will, which enabled him to fight his illness, that also inspired Rick to push Linux forward, ahead of most other people, through visionary investments in companies such as Ximian, CodeWeavers, and finally Xandros. His belief in the inevitability of Linux, from the days when I first met Rick in 1999 as one of his founding group of investors in Linux Global Partners, the Linux incubator that he had co-founded with Wm. Jay Roseman, was infectious and hard to argue with," Typaldos continued. "There simply will not be another like him."
People who are new to Linux have a wide choice of introductory books. A recent addition to the market is "Peter van der Linden's Guide to Linux" from Prentice-Hall Publishers. Ibrahim Haddad caught up with van der Linden recently spoke to him to find out why he wrote it and what van der Linden sees as the important trends in Linux.
Or you can listen to him over at ITConversations
We are happy to announce the availability of Foresight Desktop Linux 0.9!
Intended to highlight the virtues of open-source and free software, the worldwide event is most popular in developing countries.
Demicron recently released a Linux version of its WireFusion Web3D animation program, aimed at making animations easier for Web designers. With WireFusion you can make 3D objects spin or fly around or zoom in and out. You can design 3D worlds, where customers can move around through virtual show rooms. And you can make simple animations, such as a clock where the hands move and display the correct time. A quick look at Demicron's animation gallery (with a Java-enabled browser) will show you what WireFusion can do.
Gartner's Hype Cycle for Linux 2005 illustrates how, over the past two years, Linux has matured as an established operating system environment, primarily on one- to four-processors. However, Gartner found that for eight processors and beyond, Linux must demonstrate performance, security and application proof points based on the 2.6 version of the kernel and that the biggest test continues to be whether it can function as a data center server for mission-critical applications.
Laszlo Systems, the creator and sponsor of the OpenLaszlo platform for Web application development, has hired Kent Libbey away from Microsoft to fill the position of chief marketing officer.
Ever since computer programmers began collaborating online to build software applications, the "open source" movement has been developing into a serious rival to the multinational software companies. Since the term was coined in the late 1990s, open source has rapidly matured from an egalitarian approach to software design into a movement whose practices underpin the internet. More recently, it has begun to represent the seed of an ideology, whose approach to openness and sharing is spilling over into the wider world.
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