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OPEN SOURCE news from Sun continues today, with the release of architectural documents for the OpenSPARC T1 - the open source version of Sun's UltraSPARC T1 processor.
While Red Hat has outlined more strategic reasons for embracing open source, market researcher Gartner says enterprises should not have a strategy specifically for open source.
Were you to walk around LinuxWorld in San Francisco this week, for almost every person you'd see sitting, you'd see a laptop in front of them. And, if you're a snoopy person, like me, you'd also see that about half of those laptops were running Linux.
That doesn't sound like that much? Think again.
I'm at LinuxWorld in San Francisco this week, and it's as interesting, stimulating, and fun as you might imagine. There's a lot going on here, and much of it relates to security. In fact, it sometimes seems like I'm hearing reactions to, and support for, many of the columns I've written in this very space over the years. In particular, one topic strongly stood out for me, but from a new angle that deserves examination.
Microsoft within the "next couple of years" will release a version of its Office productivity to run on Linux, Stuart Cohen, chief executive for the Open Source Development Labs, predicted in an interview with vnunet.com at the Linuxworld conference in San Francisco.
The Zaurus is in a class by itself, being a cross between a PDA and a handheld computer. Rather than running a somewhat limited PDA operating system, it runs Linux which means the CPU and RAM are the only real limit for running Linux applications.
The success of Linux over the past 15 years boils down to a few key factors, according to a panel of Linux luminaries. Larry Augustin, chairman of VA Software, Eric Raymond, founder of the Open Source Institute, Jon maddog Hall of Linux International, Chris DiBona of Google, and Dirk Hohndel of Intel regaled the capacity crowd with tales of their first experiences with Linux and Linus.
Got to give it to those Novell folks: They aren't giving up. These guys want to give Microsoft a kick in the lower regions when it comes to the corporate desktop, they've chosen Linux to do it, and they're not going to quit until they succeed.
To each his own, but I love eye candy. When I heard that you could get the 3D Xgl and Compiz environment running on Ubuntu/Kubuntu dapper, I immediately searched the web for instructions. What follows are instructions for doing the same.
Also: xgl and compiz are almost usable
In the previous lesson we learnt about string comparisons and file parsing. In this lesson we'll see how Perl can interact with the filesystem and execute commands in the Linux operating system. We'll then use what we've learnt to write a little script.
The 1000+ pages of this book are divided into 39 chapters and six parts, with a nice build-up of the material allowing you to smoothly transition from the simplest of topics to those that are more difficult.
If open source were a religion, Linus Torvalds, the Finnish engineer who wrote the core of the operating system that would become Linux, would be its prophet. In an email interview with Red Herring, Mr. Torvalds says his 15-year-old creation is growing up nicely.
Red Hat CTO Brian Stevens escalated to new heights the debate over whether the open source Xen virtualization technology is ready for prime-time, saying Novell was being irresponsible and risked damaging enterprises' first experiences with Xen.
The co-author of the General Public Licence has conceded that, although the majority of the software governed by the Licence will move over to version 3.0, the second and third versions will have to co-exist.
Eric Raymond, one of the high priests of open source, has told the community that painful compromises are needed to the way it deals with closed source platforms and formats to avoid losing ground on desktops and new media players.
German phone maker Road has announced its answer to Nokia's Communicator. Dubbed the HandyPC, the phone-computer combo is based on the Linux operating system and Trolltech's Qtopia GUI. It's a quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE device with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on board too.
Learning OOoBasic can be a bit like learning a foreign language. If you have the time and ambition to communicate fluently, you can spend months or even years studying grammar and expanding your vocabulary. But sometimes you just need some basic skills to get you through daily situations. In this case, a crash course that introduces you to some basic principles and building blocks of the language would do just fine. The same is true for OOoBasic.
By the way, about an hour before the interview with Jeremy Allsion today, while Erin and I were leading the Desktop Experience hands on session, Nat burst into our theater, screaming like a little girl*, and sporting two glass awards.
OpenSolaris isn't a true open source project, but rather a "facade", because Sun doesn't share control of it with outsiders, executives from rival IBM say.