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64-bit Linux speeds IC design tool

  • Eetasia.com (Posted by dave on Jan 19, 2004 4:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
is reporting significant speed and capacity increases for its PD Optimizer tool suite on 64-bit Opteron and Athlon processors running Linux - even compared to

Bakbone strengthens its global Linux advantage

  • Computerworld Australia, Australia (Posted by dave on Jan 19, 2004 4:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
BakBone Software, a global provider of data protection software, has unveiled Linux Advantage, a worldwide initiative aimed to support Linux distributors.

Linux not ready to kill Unix - - yet

  • iT News, Australia (Posted by dave on Jan 19, 2004 4:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
By Angus Kidman, iTnews. Despite the relentless march of Linux, major vendors believe commercial Unix releases aren't ready for the scrapheap yet. centre of the

Global legal action looms over use of Linux

  • Financial Times (subscription), UK (Posted by dave on Jan 19, 2004 4:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Some of the world's biggest companies could shortly face lawsuits over their use of the Linux computer operating system, the executive at the centre of the

The Case for a RISC OS Package Manager

Examples include apt and dpkg (used by the Debian Project), rpm (the Redhat Package Manager) and Portage (part of Gentoo Linux).

Mandrakemove First Impressions: The Human Interface

My hope is to make the community aware of some of the outstanding issues with running MandrakeMove and not to discredit the countless hours Mandrake employees

Debian alert: netpbm-free

netpbm is graphics conversion toolkit made up of a large number of single-purpose programs. Many of these programs were found to create temporary files in an insecure manner, which could allow a local attacker to overwrite files with the privileges of the user invoking a vulnerable netpbm tool.

CLI for noobies: making and melting tarballs

  • Linux.com (Posted by dave on Jan 18, 2004 8:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
This is important. We're talking about tar, that sticky software that bonds files together into one big ball. It's one of the most important programs you'll learn to use from the Linux CLI. Why? Because most free/open source software makes use of tar in distributing itself, that's why. So unless you know - at a minimum - how to untar a tarball, you will remain cut off from a vital flow, nay, from the heartbeat of free/open source software. That's why tar is a necessary skill for you to learn. That, and the fact you need to know how to use it to earn your CLI merit-badge.

Linux luminaries get soaked in Oz

  • LWN.net (Posted by dave on Jan 18, 2004 8:56 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
At a recent Australian Linux conference, Linux luminaries took turns at the dunking booth.

Oracle's Linux Boss Gears Up for Grid

To further Oracle's ongoing quest to spread Linux everywhere, the company's Linux chief, Dave Dargo, will address enterprise Linux standardization in his

Database, Security, Storage Are Next Layers For Open Source ...

  • CRN (Posted by dave on Jan 18, 2004 5:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Key open source advocates point to databases, security and storage as the next big categories ripe for commoditization. At a panel

Software Execs Debate Open Source Procurement Policies That Shut ...

  • CRN (Posted by dave on Jan 18, 2004 5:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Software industry executives sparred at Harvard Business School this weekend over open source procurement policies being adopted by some governments that could

Linux student gets second chance

  • Computerworld New Zealand, New Zealand (Posted by dave on Jan 18, 2004 5:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
He was turned down. Earlier that year -- 2002 -- Kruchio had won a worldwide Linux program writing competition. He had entered a

Maddog and Linux men go out in the desktop sun

  • Computerworld New Zealand, New Zealand (Posted by dave on Jan 17, 2004 4:38 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Sun; Story Type: News Story
The Linux operating system will pervade the desktops of the corporate world during the next two years, Linux guru Jon "Maddog" Hall has forecast.

The true cost of software ownership

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Jan 17, 2004 4:38 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU; Story Type: News Story
Free software often comes with a license, like the GNU General Public License, or others, that grants rights that feel a lot more like ownership.

Mozilla 1.6 Finale

  • New Dimension FR, France (Posted by dave on Jan 17, 2004 4:38 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Mozilla; Story Type: News Story
One of the most requested Mozilla Mail features, an option to separate the Recipient and Sender columns in the thread pane, has been implemented.

Epiphany 1.0.7 released

Epiphany is a GNOME web browser based on the mozilla rendering engine. It aims to be simple and easy to use. This new stable release

Future PHP Releases Evolutionary, Not Revolutionar

  • php architect, Canada (Posted by dave on Jan 17, 2004 9:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The forthcoming PHP version 5 releases will be more about evolutionising the scripting tool and ensuring its smooth interaction with other programming

Using PHP 5 SimpleXML

  • php architect, Canada (Posted by dave on Jan 17, 2004 9:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
SimpleXML is a new and unique feature of PHP 5 that solves these problems by turning an XML document into a data structure you can iterate through like a

Black Duck Hunts Open Source's Legal Pitfalls

  • eWeek (Posted by dave on Jan 17, 2004 4:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Black Duck Software Inc. has a different idea to help software developers avoid legal woes: an auditing and management tool for detecting and managing proprietary and open-source code in programs.

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