With more than a million standards in place in the world today, it is axiomatic that we are all profoundly affected by their existence. Yet only a very small number of people are involved in the creation of these standards, relative to the billions that are impacted by their implementation.
According to an IBM press release in February, a prominent group of computer industry vendors and Internet-based businesses are supporting an initiative to make it easier for an open-source community to form and popularize Ajax.
After many months of work on the new Multimedia API for KDE 4 it is time to finally announce Phonon. Phonon will provide a task oriented API for multimedia, making it easy for KDE applications to use media playback and capture functionality (and more) resulting in application developers being free to concentrate on the user interface aspects. The number of possibilities to integrate multimedia into the desktop experience make Phonon especially interesting.
It made sense to create a list of excellent resources for SUSE Linux users, whether new or seasoned. Below is a list of wikis, mailing lists, news sites, forums, and other types of places to go for information on SUSE Linux. If you have additional resources, please let me know, and I will update this page as necessary.
Among early adopters of Linux, Wall Street looms as tall as its skycrapers. But why are some financial services firms starting to take giant steps into Linux, and what stands in the way of even bigger penetration? Jacqueline Emigh files this report from this week's Linux on Wall Street show in New York City.
Linux's Logical Volume Manager (LVM) allows you to create virtual disk partitions out of one or more hard drives. This makes it easy to manage growth in filesystems. Combined with RAID, it provides a nearly unbeatable way to keep your files safe and available. Bryce Harrington and Kees Cook show how to configure LVM, how to combine it with RAID, and how to use it on desktop machines too.
TORONTO -- The final day of the LinuxWorld Conference& Expo Toronto was a busy one. Novell Canada CTO Ross Chevalier delivered a keynote address on why this year is the year of corporate Linux desktop adoption -- as opposed to all those previous years that were -- the Free Standards Group executive director Jim Zemlin explained the importance of the Linux Standard Base, and developer Ulrich Czekalla gave an excellent presentation on the state of Wine.
Hello, from the Information Builders (IBI) summit in Orlando! Some interesting new ideas here, from people who've been in large-scale BI for some 30 years - how about BI embedded in workflow applications written in BPEL (when you receive an order, you can fire off a BI report on stock levels/locations, and fire up a request to the stock controller for action, with the BI report appended)?
Last issue's look at migrating from Windows to Linux desktops overlooked one very useful possibility. That is to say, I overlooked it but a number of readers hadn't - and were quick to tell me about it: Citrix.
Make substantial improvements in performance analysis with a CPI analysis model built on the tools introduced in Part 1. Learn ways to analyze the specific performance counter data produced by profiling runs to obtain statistics for events which the CPU cannot directly report on.
TORONTO – The Bank of Canada is slowly moving off of Unix into an environment that will see its economic analysts using Windows PCs to create models running on a Linux-based cluster.
MS v EC Day four: Tough questions or tough love?
EMC Corp is set to step up its involvement with open source code, and on another front has developed prototype consumer products that look unlikely to ever reach the market.
STUTTGART, Germany --(Business Wire)-- April 27, 2006 -- Levanta, the leader in Linux management, today announced the launch of its international sales program in Germany. Open source solutions provider Millenux (http://www.millenux.com/) has been named Levanta's first German reseller partner in the southern region, and Levanta is recruiting additional resellers in the northern region.
Open source software company Red Hat and IIT Bombay have teamed to support and spread open source programming skills among educational institutions in India. The initiative is being supported by Red Hat's scholarship programme and a new collaborative learning programme.
TORONTO -- Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Free Standards Group, is on a mission. He wants to prevent Linux from falling prey to the fragmentation fate that befell Unix.
Crossing platforms with Apache Portable Runtime
MS v EC Day three: Commission puts the boot in
MySQL's chief executive has cast himself as both friend and foe of closed-source database companies, criticizing partners and competitors for releasing "crippled" versions of existing database products.