We are pleased to announce a new developer snapshot of GNU Classpath. GNU Classpath, essential libraries for java, is a project to create free core class libraries for use with runtimes, compilers and tools for the java programming language.
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Sun's president Jonathan Schwartz has angered some in the free software community for appearing to misrepresent what open source is. In Schwartz's opening keynote at the JavaOne conference on Monday he spoke about how free price is the most important feature of free and open source software.
Scientists at Hewlett-Packard said that they had developed a new strategy for designing a quantum computer composed of switches of light beams that could be vastly more powerful than today's digital electronic computers, which are constructed from transistors.
TuxTops reviews Fedora Core 4; the user has some requirements regarding his operating system and some of these requirements are met by FC4 and some are not. The article makes mention of bugs, problems but also some good new features like the boot speed-up and the ease of use provided by the Red Hat preference panels.
Shortly after the introduction of the Ultra 20, Sun has introduced their first mobile workstation, the Ultra 3. The Ultra 3 mobile Workstation features an UltraSPARC IIi or IIIi processor (550-1200Mhz) and up to 2 GB of RAM.
Is Linux really more secure than Windows? Linux book author Peter Harrison believes the answer is largely a matter of perspective. Click here to read the complete column at SearchEnterpriseLinux.com. In addition, here is a writeup of p0f, a passive fingerprinting tool.
Apple Computer Inc.'s worries about watts are unfounded, according to IBM. The company could build PowerPC chips that satisfy the needs of the entire range of Apple's product lines, including portables such as the PowerBook, said Rod Adkins, vice president of development for IBM's Systems and Technology Group.
Sun on tuesday released its first Java platform that offers real-time capabilities. The platform, Java Real-Time System 1.0, implements the Real-time Specification for Java (RTSJ), a blueprint for how Java can be extended to support real-time application programming.
Even as Microsoft's low-cost version of Windows reaches more corners of the globe, some analysts are wondering whether it is hitting the mark. Especially the fact that this version can only open three windows at a time, amazes analysts. Elsewhere, MS has quietly released its Desktop Search APIs.
Following yesterday's article, in what will become a long string of articles on this subject, Tom Adelstein has uncovered a plethora of new information on the trail between Microsoft and government officials.
Lismore Software Systems announced today the release and immediate availability of an updated version of Guest PC 1.5. Guest PC is an x86 emulator for the Mac.
For the past several weeks, I've been running my home office LAN exclusively on SUSE 9.3 Professional. I found this latest version, released in March, to be an excellent implementation of the Linux operating system. It brings Linux's levels of ease of use and configurability to an all-time high.
There are increasing rumors that Alpha might be brought back to life. The Inq sets the big 'if' aside and explores the possiblities: "What if there really is a will to get Alpha back into the changed market? What sort of chip would it have to be to have that good chance of success, if any?"
For Linux users, HLA is a strong programming tool that allows them to create powerful programs on a variety of different levels. As HLA becomes more feature-rich, additional applications will be written using HLA under Linux. With HLA and Linux, programmers can develop new and exciting applications anyone can use. Read more.
WalterCon 2005, the second annual North American conference for Haiku developers, users, and enthusiasts will be taking place Saturday, August 6, and Sunday, August 7, 2005.
Looking forward to getting your hands on a Cell workstation? We were too -- until we talked to Linux for Cell kernel maintainer Arnd Bergmann. Learn about programming for Cell in general and for Linux for Cell in particular, and why the "workstation" that has been described in the press is more of a prototype Blade board, and a bit of a misunderstanding, in this Q & A session.
The general view of open source software is that it is free; however, as with many things in business, information technology is never that easy. Switching to open source needs to involve careful planning and consideration of the business benefits and potential downsides to such a migration. read more
Microsoft Corp. is taking a new tact with its Windows XP Starter Edition campaign. On Tuesday, Microsoft unveiled in Mexico City the newest member of its Starter Edition family: Windows XP Starter Edition in Spanish.
Novell Inc. announced Tuesday open beta availability of the latest version of its groupware program, Novell GroupWise 7. The new edition of GroupWise comes with an integrated e-mail and instant messaging interface, enhanced Outlook XP and 2003 support, and a bundled copy of SLES 9 (SuSE Linux Enterprise Server) to run it on.