Removing Linpus Linux and installing Ubuntu on a netbook is not always that easy, some of the challenges are detailed here.
Linux developer Mike Galbraith created a patch just 233 lines long that was designed to improve the scheduler inside the Linux kernel and speed it up 10x
A short overview of the Puppy Linux operating system
Google has taken steps to remove malicious applications from the Android Market webstore and used a "remote kill" function to clean infected devices.
OpenLogic has released the results of a scan and license compliance assessment of 635 leading mobile applications.
Open source cloud computing organisations deploying OpenStack now have option to receive formal service and support.
Open source software licence management processes are a necessary part of open source software adoption
Coverity Scan 2010 Open Source Integrity Report identifies Android vulnerabilities at the kernel level
Motorola Xoom "Android Smart Tablet" examined under Acid 3 tests from a developer's point of view.
Gartner says that more than half of companies have adopted open source to some degree
The GNOME open source desktop environment has reached version 3.0 Beta 1 (2.91.90) this week.
Social networking site for Android users and programmers I Am Android is growing in size
Speaking personally, the fallout from Mobile World Congress sits at three levels. There's the fact that I missed a complete night's sleep due to a crazy early takeoff slot, Vodafone's mWomen ...
A brief look at Apache Pivot - an open-source platform for building installable Internet applications (IIAs).
Is open source software safe? Or are there just too many openings that leave security dangers?
Absolute Software has launched a closed beta of its Computrace Mobile platform for Android to provide asset administration, data protection and geolocation tracking
The OpenStack open source cloud project launch the 'Bexar' code release of OpenStack Compute and Object Storage offering.
Canonical's Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud (UEC) is now available on Dell PowerEdge C2100 and C6100 servers for frastructure as a Service (IaaS) foundation.
OpenLogic says that economic recovery is accelerating enterprise investment in high-quality, low-cost open source software.
CiviCRM is the SourceForge project of the month - a free and libre open source software constituent relationship management solution.
Talend has announced the appointment of Ross Turk as senior director of community.
The open source community's ability to work with application testing technologies will deliver innovations in reliability in the year ahead.
Ubuntu Enterprise Server survey now in third year
Wikipedia chief Jimmy Wales wants to see more women contribute to his target 1 billion users as he also seeks to make the site's editing tools easier to use
WANdisco conforms extra investment in Subversion to improve branching and merging functionality in 2011
Microsoft launches open source web design tool WebMatrix for students and beginners
Open source email archiving system uses defunct Enron data to test demo system in advance of Enterprise Edition roll out
Open source project management offering ::mound:: is a true free and open maverick and that keeps the big vendors awake
Ubuntu drops OpenOffice for v11.04 in favour of LibreOffice
Sugar CRM is taking its Linux-based product offering on the road by hosting its next "SugarCon" conference in San Francisco on the 4-6 April 2011.
Google and Ubuntu make Ubuntu Font Family available through the Google Font Directory
Shake up for Subversion SCM
Java Verified programme has announced that Gameloft has become the first Java Verified Trusted Status developer.
Talend ups its open source middleware portfolio
Google has donated WindowBuilder, the Eclipse Java GUI Designer and CodePro Profiler, which identifies Java code performance issues - to open source.
OpenLogic Exchange (OLEX) software for open source usage tracking and license compliance helps guard against compliance concerns.
Hadoop World ran in New York City back in October, video presentations are now available online from the show
New book on open source tools for business data analytics
Red Hat's releases 'next generation' Business Rules Management System (BRMS) -- JBoss Enterprise BRMS 5.1 product.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 has been ranked by CIO Insight Magazine as more reliable than Microsoft
The Linux Foundation has just released its latest report on the state of Linux development across the breadth of the IT industry
Red Hat aquisition expands portfolio
Sybase launches iAnywhere Blue SDK (Software Developer Kit) with support for Bluetooth core specification version 3.0+ High Speed (HS) for Android devices.
Pentaho Enterprise Data Services Suite simplifies the process of accessing, integrating and preparing data for analysis and business intelligence.
Linaro showcases "progress and momentum" for its collaborative embedded Linux.
Red Hat launches Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)
Talend has acquired Sopera, says that the combined strength of both companies creates a leader in open source middleware solutions.
The Apache Software Foundation's has threatened to leave the Java Community Process if Oracle fails to treat it with the respect it deserves.
Qt moves to 4.7.1 release with new developer offerings
QCon San Francisco is a a "practitioner-driven" conference designed for team leaders, architects and project management professional
Technology analyst and renowned free and open source software (FOSS) advocate Stormy Peters has left her post at the GNOME Foundation to join Mozilla.
The Linux Foundation has welcomed China Mobile as a Gold member, making the company the first Chinese enterprise to joined The Linux Foundation.
Fedora 14 is release with new features for developers, system administrators and open source enthusiasts.
Symbian SEE 2010 conference focuses on Nokia Qt and features a nicely titled presentation "Taking Your App from Code to Coin"
- 02 Nov 2010
Production and manufacturing of hardware now depends more on software development than on all other R&D - so open source will help saves costs here.
Linaro dot ORG formed to accelerate the development of new Linux-based cutting-edge devices such as smartphones, tablets, digital TV
ForgeRock is aiming to extend its open source access and identity management (IDM) portfolio with its new OpenIDM project
Actuate announced open source BI BIRT Mobile for Apple and Blackberry devices
Technology preview of IBM InfoSphere BigInsights portfolio running on IBM's "commercial development & test cloud" and "on premise environment - powered by open source Hadoop.
- 20 Oct 2010
Alfresco Software, the open source enterprise content management (ECM) company, kicks off its developer conference in Paris today (October 20-21).
- 15 Oct 2010
Ingres Database 10 has new features have been included to help migrate to Ingres from proprietary databases.
Oracle is attempting to underline its continued commitment to open source
Evans Data's annual Open Source Software Development Survey finds that developers use work time to develop non-work related apps
- 12 Oct 2010
Aviation company uses Red Hat to virtualise its technology backbone
Ubuntu 10.10 Server Edition set to launch with free Amazon EC2 limited offer
The new LibreOffice application productivty suite has released its first download figures.
Alfresco Community 3.4 version which now comes with new tools and services for Spring developers - as well as a new 'Web Quick Start' function.
OpenOffice has forked into two separate streams so that The Document Foundation will now oversee the development of a new community-based group known as LibreOffice.
- 01 Oct 2010
Red Hat talks visualization at Copenhagen's VMworld Europe 2010, but will the company say anything of substance?
SugarCRM launches a new OEM module and provides access to developer tools
Adobe's open source ethos appears to be, in part, based upon the best practices advoated by its commercial division
New open source software license tool
Oracle welcomes Java developers into the fold with some solid actions
New version of the Qt cross-platform application of UI framework is launched
Oracle Open World & JavaOne kicks off in San Francisco with Larry Ellison taking centre stage as chief steward of the Java programming language and platform
French open source exhibition starts soon
New content creation portal based on open source technology emerges
- 15 Sep 2010
Industry-first tablet device built using the MeeGo Linux based open source operating system
Quest Software has added support for the Apache Cassandra open-source NoSQL database with the second beta release of its Toad for Cloud Databases product.
Not quite requiring mountaineering equipment, but still thoroughly Swiss nonetheless, the Red Hat sponsored Fedora Project will host its EMEA Fedora Users and Developers Conference (FUDCon) between ...
Red Hat argues for developing towards open and (arguably) more flexible cloud solutions.
A superb hour long documentary detailing the birth and growth of open source with interviews from most of the biggest names involved in the industry.
Linux for the desktop is evolving fast, but is device development also helping - and does Linux need a more commercially driven patron.
OpenOffice 3.3 will feature more features than ever to make it look and feel closer to other boxed charged-for productivity application suites
The Java Verified service is readying the launch of "Trusted Status" for Java ME developers
New version of open source browser Beta version is now available
A short but more digestible explanation of open storage put into context
Oracle's open source credentials are being put to the test and will be discussed openly at the company's OpenWorld conference in San Francisco this coming September 2010.
You may well be a big fan of Lady Gaga. You may well be a keen proponent of the Java programming language. But could you possibly be a p-p-poker faced Java coder who is also just crazy about Lady ...
The next version of the open source Ubuntu operating system is named Natty Narwhal
Accenture is predicting a positive rise in open source adoption and the company also appears to be investing software code development time into the industry too.
Communications-as-a-Service has a new open source offering to provide on demand telephony software for the price of email
Micro Focus has a new open source software change and configuration management (SCCM) solution.
New Linux compliance programme launched to police commercial usage of open source code
Canonical has launched a virtual appliance of IBM's DB2 Express-C 'no-charge' community edition of DB2 software running on the Ubuntu cloud computing platform
The Snort open source network intrusion detection and prevention system is now boosted with Intel's QuickAssist Pattern Matching Technology.
OpenSpan has release version 4.5 of its User Process Management software that helps IT managers analyse the use of applications to identify inefficiencies and process bottlenecks.
Red Hat has confirmed its status as top corporate contributor to the Gnome desktop environment project - the company is committed to collaborative development of an open alternative to proprietary ...
Novell's new SUSE Gallery is an application showcase for Linux-based software appliances and cloud-based applications where downloads are free.
The LiMo Foundation and the Gnome Linux desktop free-software project have signed new agreements to collaborate more closely on open source innovation.