December 12, 2008 (8:30:00 PM) - 3 years, 10 months ago
Here is a very interesting little Firefox extension that caught my attention: GPhotoSpace. It requires Firefox 3 and leverages the 7GB+ of storage space that you currently get with a Gmail account for an online photo storage repository. I am constantly surprised that people still stick with the many free online storage accounts that only provide 1GB of capacity.
December 12, 2008 (8:00:00 PM) - 3 years, 10 months ago
Today, the FSF let Cisco Systems know in no uncertain terms that line had been crossed. The complaint centers on the Linksys brand routers, and the firmware used on those products.
December 12, 2008 (7:30:00 PM) - 3 years, 10 months ago
The GIMP site has many useful resources for the application, and there are also a lot of other places to visit for turning yourself into a power user of this excellent cross-platform application that always leaves new users bewildered that it is free. Here are six good choices.
December 12, 2008 (7:00:00 PM) - 3 years, 10 months ago
Proving the old adage "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em," Microsoft has hired another open source expert whose primary responsibility will be to work on "consumer, enterprise and government identity problems." Dick Hardt, founder and CEO of Sxipper, Inc., will stay on as Chair of the identity management company, and take on the title of Partner Architect at Microsoft.
December 12, 2008 (6:30:00 PM) - 3 years, 10 months ago
TechCrunch's Michael Arrington is reporting that Google's vice president Marissa Mayer told him in an interview that Chrome will be coming out of beta.
Mayer didn't give a definite time frame, but one would assume that this would mean sooner rather than later. This announcement is a little surprising for a few reasons.
December 12, 2008 (6:00:00 PM) - 3 years, 10 months ago
HP has been quirky over the years when it comes to open source. It has been, traditionally, a company that supports open source -- especially in larger enterprises. While large businesses are a major focus for HP -- and it has supported open source in other ways -- a "smaller business" line of open source products has been a long time coming.
December 12, 2008 (5:30:00 PM) - 3 years, 10 months ago
Just in time for the holidays is a new Nouveau Companion newsletter to update the community on the status of this open-source 2D/3D NVIDIA driver that is written by clean room reverse-engineering of NVIDIA's binary driver. It has been a while since Nouveau Companion 40, but there is still active work going into this X.Org driver. Among the topics covered in the 41st edition of the Nouveau Companion is kernel mode-setting, Gallium3D, layering GEM on top of TTM (similar to the GEM-ified TTM Radeon driver), and thermal monitoring code for the Nouveau driver.
December 12, 2008 (5:00:00 PM) - 3 years, 10 months ago
Embedded virtualization specialist VirtualLogix has undergone a round of layoffs and is in the process of replacing its CEO, confirms co-founder Michel Gien. In an email, Gien was at pains to position the "worldwide adjustment" as precautionary, "until we know the impact of the global economic conditions."
December 12, 2008 (4:30:00 PM) - 3 years, 10 months ago
Tilcon Software is shipping a version of its embedded GUI (graphical user interface) toolkit designed to work with Wind River Linux. Tilcon's Interface Development Suite (IDS) 5.5.5 for Wind River is aimed at embedded applications in industrial, defense, medical, automotive, and mobile devices, says the company.
December 12, 2008 (4:00:00 PM) - 3 years, 10 months ago
India-based E-con Systems announced a three megapixel version of its camera daughtercard, intended for the company's Marvell PXA270 reference platform and other products. The "e-CAM" supports Linux, and now offers image stabilization, plus support for LED and strobe flashes, says E-con.
December 12, 2008 (3:30:00 PM) - 3 years, 10 months ago
The Securities Technology Analysis Center (STAC) has benchmarked Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time (SLERT) delivering record-breaking performance, says Novell. SLERT results showed "the lowest mean and maximum latencies ever recorded at high rates with the Reuters Market Data System (RMDS)," claims the company.
December 12, 2008 (3:00:00 PM) - 3 years, 10 months ago
Via announced a "mini-server kit" that targets home media storage. Touted as being the same height as a CD, the Linux-compatible Artigo A2000 includes two 3.5-inch bays for hard drives, a bootable CompactFlash slot, gigabit Ethernet, three USB ports, and a wireless LAN option, says Via.
December 12, 2008 (2:30:00 PM) - 3 years, 10 months ago
The Open Handset Alliance (OHA), which oversees the Google-sponsored Android mobile Linux specification, has added 14 members. New members include AKM Semiconductor, ARM, ASUSTek Computer (Asus), Atheros Communications, Borqs, Ericsson, Garmin International, Huawei Technologies, Omron Software, Softbank Mobile, Sony Ericsson, Teleca AB, Toshiba, and Vodafone.
December 12, 2008 (2:00:00 PM) - 3 years, 10 months ago
With the economy in the shape it's in, even Microsoft and Google are thinking twice before dropping $100 million on a new datacenter. But the two tech giants are easing off the funding pedal for different reasons.
December 12, 2008 (10:00:00 AM) - 3 years, 10 months ago
Despite complaints that x86 chips can't scale properly for high performance computing, Intel and AMD say they have solutions in the works.
December 12, 2008 (6:00:00 AM) - 3 years, 10 months ago
When you enter the computer room on the second floor of Tokyo Institute of Technology's computer building, you're not immediately struck by the size of Japan's second-fastest supercomputer. You can't see the Tsubame computer for the industrial air conditioning units that are standing in your way, but this in itself is telling. With more than 30,000 processing cores buzzing away, the machine consumes a megawatt of power and needs to be kept cool.
December 12, 2008 (2:00:00 AM) - 3 years, 10 months ago
In an age where Windows and OS X reign supreme, it's no wonder that a local AISD middle school teacher became enraged after discovering one of her students distributing what she believed to be bootlegged copies of an operating system in class.
December 11, 2008 (10:00:00 PM) - 3 years, 10 months ago
Only around five percent of Lifehacker's visitors are using the open-source Linux operating system when they stop by, according to our traffic charts, and only one of our editors (ahem) is regularly using it every day.
December 11, 2008 (9:30:00 PM) - 3 years, 10 months ago
We can debate all we want to about whether Linux will ever beat Microsoft's Windows or Apple's OS X on the computer's desktop. To be honest though, the opinion that matters to me the most is my own opinion. Except for the occasional hardware compatibility issue, Linux is the operating system I have found to be the most dependable.
December 11, 2008 (9:00:00 PM) - 3 years, 10 months ago
IBM's Savio Rodrigues sees a lot of benefits from proprietary technology companies like Cisco "leeching" off open-source communities to boost profits and drive top-line revenue growth. I'm inclined to agree, at least with his assessment of IBM's involvement in open source.