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Sun Microsystems is reluctant to make Java source code available through an open-source model because it would encourage incompatible versions of the software, Sun's top software executive said.
According to Immunix COO Frank Rego, his company's decision to stop selling Immunix Linux wasn't a sudden shift but "more of a gradual change. We started in the appliance business with Trend Micro and Websense in the middle of last year." There was a layoff this week, but not a huge one. Rego says the company is now down to 20 employees from a high of about 25. He also says he hopes the company can start turning a profit by the end of 2004 -- but admits that he is an optimist.
Open-source software is forcing improvement in the computing industry, and the SCO Group's attack on Linux is wrongheaded, a senior Novell executive said Tuesday.
Welcome to this year's eleventh issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community.
OS Abstractor hides the RTOS differences and allows developers to focus on product development. OS Abstractor simplifies the porting process and also saves developers from future porting efforts. The MapuSoft family of products gives users the freedom to switch RTOSs and greatly reuse existing code base enabling their product to get to the market faster with lower development costs.
nanotime is a shell callable utility which reads and returns a 64 bit high resolution time stamp on cpus which support the TSC register. The TSC register increments at the basic system clock rate, making this a very high speed counter. [Editor's note: Not your every day story, but interesting, thus I posted it. :) ]
In this issue we cover Mozilla Calendar, a full-featured personal information manager (PIM) based on the same technology and quality you have come to expect from Mozilla products.
Stone defended Novell's choice to support Linux by investing over $250 million to buy Linux vendors Ximian and SUSE Linux. He said the move was not intended to replace Novell's longstanding investment in the NetWare operating system, but rather complement it.
IBM hopes to have 40,000 Linux desktop users within the company by year's end, but that doesn't necessarily mean that the computer giant thinks everyone should move to the Linux desktop, an IBM executive said today at the Open Source Business Conference in San Francisco.
Executives from Sun Microsystems Inc.'s software group today said that the company plans to ship a version of its Java Enterprise System server software for Red Hat Linux within 60 days. But they also took direct aim at Red Hat Inc.'s Linux offering as a key rival of Sun's Solaris operating system.
LinuxCertified Inc announced a new course on Effective Software Development On Linux targeted for software developers.
KDE has come a long way in usability, stability, compatibility, and features since I first used it. The latest release of the K Desktop Environment, 3.2.1, was released March 9. But for this review, I initially looked at KDE 3.2, which shows that Linux is increasingly competitive on the desktop.
In its quest to wrest converts from Microsoft Office, Sun Microsystems will soon add a macro conversion utility to its StarOffice software suite, a top Sun executive said Tuesday.
We often get review units of products, then don't review them because we can't get them to work. NewsForge staffers and freelancers vary in technical ability, but I believe the level of IT talent shared by our editorial personnel is at least as high as you'd find in most small or medium-sized businesses, and well above the average home user level. If we can't get a piece of hardware or software to work, chances are that most of its intended customers won't be able to, either. Why do companies persist in shipping products this flawed?
Collaborative tools and consulting firm CollabNet says the BSD-licensed version control system it has sponsored for three years has achieved a stable release. Subversion 1.0 is intended as an enterprise-ready replacement for CVS (Concurrent Versions System) that, when combined with "CollabNet environment" tools, creates a fully-functional Software Configuration Management System (SCMS).
We appreciate all the testing and feedback we've received for past versions of the installer, and hope this one is the best one yet!
DKMS stands for Dynamic Kernel Module Support. It is designed to create a framework where kernel dependant module source can reside so that it is very easy to rebuild modules as you upgrade kernels. This will allow Linux vendors to provide driver drops without having to wait for new kernel releases while also taking out the guesswork for customers attempting to recompile modules for new kernels.
Easy to install, all the applications you could need--Xandros Desktop 2.0 is a true corporate desktop distribution.
This updated tutorial covers the basics of manipulating XML documents using Java technology. It looks at the common APIs for XML and discusses how to parse, create, manipulate, and transform XML documents.
Thomas Kristensen discovered a vulnerability in gdk-pixbuf (binary package libgdk-pixbuf2), the GdkPixBuf image library for Gtk, that can cause the surrounding application to crash. To exploit this problem, a remote attacker could send a carefully-crafted BMP file via mail, which would cause e.g. Evolution to crash but is probably not limited to Evolution.