December 15, 2008 (5:30:00 PM) - 5 years ago
For anyone interested in seeing just how different and game-changing open source can be, there's really no need to look beyond MySQL, the open-source database leader. Jeremy Zawodny, formerly of Yahoo!, and now of Craigslist, takes a hard look at the changing face of MySQL, reaching some surprising conclusions about MySQL in the process:
December 15, 2008 (5:00:00 PM) - 5 years ago
An ex-IT executive at the failed investment bank Lehman Brothers has been hired by the FBI to be the agency's new technology chief.
December 15, 2008 (4:30:00 PM) - 5 years ago
In this day and age free beer is unheard of, but free software is a reality. There are loads of freeware available today, some of which are better than their shareware counterparts. In this first-of-a-three-part series on free software, here is a list of productivity tools that enable you to be more efficient at work and at the same time save money.
December 15, 2008 (4:00:00 PM) - 5 years ago
There seems to be no end to the bad news trickling in. From Wall street bailouts, Home foreclosures, poor spending by consumers during the holiday season and now – the downturn in the auto industry. The poor economy seems to have touched everyone, Web Hosts included.
December 15, 2008 (3:30:00 PM) - 5 years ago
Back in September we looked at the Intel Atom performance on a few Linux distributions using the ASUS Eee PC 901, but now with new stable releases of some of the most popular distributions out in the wild, we've decided to re-conduct these tests. We are using a slightly different Atom-based system this time and we are comparing the performance on Ubuntu 8.10, Fedora 10, Mandriva 2008, and OpenSuSE 11.1.
December 15, 2008 (3:00:00 PM) - 5 years ago
If you have been following the news last week, you may have stumbled upon a quite shocking news item. A teacher from Austin, Texas confiscated a bunch of CDs containing free Linux distributions from a student who was demonstarting GNU/Linux on his laptop and handing out the CDs. After this, the teacher sent an angry email to Ken Starks of the HeliOS Project, where the student got his Linux CDs from.
December 15, 2008 (2:30:00 PM) - 5 years ago
Two days ago, CNET came up with its list of what it considered as the best cell phones of this year. Out of the six, two of them run on Linux.
December 15, 2008 (2:00:00 PM) - 5 years ago
It was just eleven days ago that NVIDIA had released the 180.11 Beta Linux Driver, but in the wee hours of Saturday morning NVIDIA has pushed out a new beta driver. This driver contains a few fixes, support for new GPUs, and an updated implementation of the Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix.
December 15, 2008 (6:00:00 AM) - 5 years ago
After years of Gnome I am taking a second look at KDE and I like what I see.
December 15, 2008 (2:00:00 AM) - 5 years ago
Novatel Wireless announced a mobile WiFi hotspot that is said to support EVDO 3G services and run Linux. Set to ship in the first half of 2009, the pocket-sized MiFi is billed as an "open platform capable of hosting advanced software applications."
December 14, 2008 (10:00:00 PM) - 5 years ago
In an interview with the Linux Foundation's Jim Zemlin, the group's executive director explains why Moblin is "the project you want to watch." Zemlin (pictured) also touts Linux for being ideally "well hedged" to survive the recession, but points to a future obstacle for the OS.
December 14, 2008 (6:00:00 PM) - 5 years ago
Aaeon has announced three "waterproof" panel PCs that are equipped with touchscreen displays and Intel Celeron processors. The Fox-80, Fox-120, and Fox-150 panel PCs feature ports and surfaces that all meet the IP65 standard for water resistance, according to the company.
December 14, 2008 (2:00:00 PM) - 5 years ago
Denx Software Engineering has updated its industrial Linux and tools distribution for ARM. Optionally available with the Qong EVB-Lite evaluation board pictured, Embedded Linux Development Kit (ELDK) includes cross-tools, real-time add-ons, and target architecture support for ARM chips with or without EABIs (embedded application binary interfaces).
December 14, 2008 (10:00:00 AM) - 5 years ago
Patent holding company Open Invention Network (OIN) has launched a "Linux Defenders" program, co-sponsored by the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) and the Linux Foundation (LF). The program is designed to make prior art more readily accessible to patent and trademark office examiners, says OIN.
December 14, 2008 (6:00:00 AM) - 5 years ago
A new survey finds lower-than-expected Vista deployments, while anticipation for Windows 7 builds.
December 14, 2008 (2:00:00 AM) - 5 years ago
Some of the most-used applications on Windows today are also some of the most vulnerable to security flaws. And it's often the user's fault.
December 13, 2008 (10:00:00 PM) - 5 years ago
Most recent converts to Linux spend most of their time in the GUI -- the graphical desktop (whether Gnome, or KDE, or XFCE, or some other interface) that's made to look and act somewhat like Windows and Mac.
December 13, 2008 (6:00:00 PM) - 5 years ago
I've read a number of essays recently that claim that the modern information society makes people stupid. The print publication industry is in decline, so people are reading fewer printed books, magazines, and newspapers. These are replaced by the intellectual junk food of the Web and television. The people who write these pieces are passionate, articulate, refer to all kinds of studies, quote all kinds of people, and I suspect get paid well to write them. But it's all for naught because it's hooey.
December 13, 2008 (2:00:00 PM) - 5 years ago
As big PC companies like Hewlett-Packard finally push into desktop Linux, WorksWithU will give equal time to the industry pioneers that evangelized desktop Linux before it went mainstream.
December 13, 2008 (10:00:00 AM) - 5 years ago
An unpatched security hole in Internet Explorer that is being exploited affects all versions of the browser, making it more serious than originally believed when it was first publicized two days ago, Microsoft says.