OIN or the Open Invention Network is an industry-supporting independent group consisting of Linux users in a royalty-free environment and be protected from lawsuits for license infringement by proprietary software owners. The confrontation between SCO vs Novell; Microsoft’s claim of more than 235 patents being violated by Linux and open software community;
Mozilla has officially released Firefox 5, only 3 months after the releases of Firefox 4 following the rapid release strategy of Google Chrome. The idea behind is to bring about changes in the browser as soon as possible and keep the browser up-to-date by creating different development channels. But we see that there are no […]
Jim Zemlin, the Linux Foundation’s director, has some heartening news for Linux world professionals. He was recently quoted saying, “Linux’s increasing use across industries is building high demand for Linux jobs despite national unemployment stats. Linux.com reaches millions of Linux professionals from all over the world. By providing a Jobs Board feature on the popular […]
DoudouLinux is a Debian-based distribution targeting young children, with a goal to make computer use as simple and pleasant as possible. The project’s version 1.0, code name “Gondwana”. DoudouLinux provides tens of applications that suit children from 2 to 12 years old and gives them an environment as easy to use as a gaming console. […]
Mozilla announced to release Firefox 5 on 21st June, 3 months after Firefox 4, following the Rapid release cycle inspired by the Google Chrome. This rapid release cycle promises to bring new features to the browser quickly, and you will get a newer version of the browser sooner than before. This also means that you […]
Well it looks like the incubator is working full time at 4D, as a new platform for Apps has just been pressed out, in less than 2 years and is waiting for developers to test their skills on it. With a preview of Wakanda for Developers since June 8, at http://wakanda.org/download, the community is welcoming […]
Non-relational databases are an alternative to SQL databases and would rather call themselves ‘big data DBs’, say the pros in the industry. Calling non-relational databases as ‘No SQL’ is in a way misleading as this a ‘dynamic’ database platform. The most remarkable amongst the free structured data DB’s is MongoDB.
No rhyme or reason, just wanted a change says Linus Torvalds when commiting the next version of the Linux kernel from 2.6.40 directly to Linux 3.0. This is great news in a way as the 2.6 seemed an infinite series, which never was going to end.
News on Ubuntu is getting better by the day. The first half of May saw Canonical joining GENIVI Alliance, the reference platform for In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) for opensource products. Canonical will also introduce a new GENIVI compliant Ubuntu IVI Remix.
Pidgin is a chat program which lets you log in to accounts on multiple chat networks simultaneously. Pidgin is compatible with the following chat networks out of the box: AIM, ICQ, Google Talk, Jabber/XMPP, MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, IRC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, QQ, Lotus Sametime, SILC, SIMPLE, MySpaceIM, and Zephyr.