Scott McNealy stepped down as Sun Microsystems Inc.'s chief executive officer after failing to stem losses at the company he founded 24 years ago.
You can spend years using a computer without ever accessing its BIOS (Basic Input/Output System). Not surprisingly, some readers still aren't clear on what it does, or why they may have to use it in conjunction with some of the lessons we've given on security and Linux.
IBM has broken its silence about the potential implications of Red Hat's acquisition of JBoss on their current close relationship, saying that it will continue to partner strongly with both Red Hat and Novell.
LinuxChix - a women's-only computer initiative by an African group - hopes to empower the fairer sex in matters of technology and software.
With thousands of people attending last week's Boston LinuxWorld Conference, speakers were under the gun to give top notch presentations. Because everyone has to give presentations at one point or another, it's good to see how the big boys handle things, especially in front of some of the most knowledgeable audiences in information technology. You better know your subject if you're going to address a Linux crowd.
In the past, I've explained to friends why the CBC's use of Windows Media Player's streaming format disables access to the site for Linux and FLOSS users. The gist of this argument has been that there's no Windows Media Player software available on Linux.
Perhaps the most important software development show of 2006 will be held on April 1st in Niagara Falls, NY.
The Shuttleworth Foundation's Freedom Toasters are set to receive a content-sharing upgrade, which will be music to some users' ears.
The French National Assembly approved a digital copyright bill today that will require DRM (digital rights management) developers to reveal details of their technology to rivals that wish to build interoperable systems. The bill will make it illegal to develop, distribute or promote P2P and threaten [the development of] free and open-source software.
Programmers don't think they need to know math. I hear that so often; I hardly know anyone who disagrees. Even programmers who were math majors tell me they don't really use math all that much! Knowing even a little of the right kinds of math can enable you do write some pretty interesting programs that would otherwise be too hard.
Government agencies need to move towards open standards and managed services to cut IT costs and improve service to customers, Sun Microsystems chief executive Scott McNealy said during his keynote speech at the recent FOSE (Federal Office Systems Expo) conference in Washington DC.
The Pietermaritzburg Linux Enthusiasts Group (PLEG, pronounced "pledge") recently made the dream of Ayanda Mthethwa, a 13-year-old with congenital heart disease, come true. What caught the attention of PLEG was Mthethwa's dream to have her very own laptop.
A distributed computing project has cracked another 63-year-old message encrypted with the German navy's vaunted Enigma machine, the M4 Message Breaking Project has announced.
LinuxWorld Conference & Expo announced Tuesday that Nicholas Negroponte, chairman of One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) and former head of MIT's Media Lab, will headline its lineup of keynote speakers. LinuxWorld is set for April 3-6, 2006 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
Written in the USA date format, March 14 is an unofficial celebration for Pi Day derived from the common three-digit approximation for the number π: 3.14. This day is celebrated in a variety of ways.
WHILE purely entertaining, doodling with a typewriter gives vent to the imagination and originality of both the experienced and the hunt-and-peck typist. Fill-in pictures are the easiest to “draw” with a typewriter.
Since the public launch of the NVIDIA GeForce 7900 series this past week (March 09, 2006) we have been assisting Roderick Colenbrander, or better known as NVClock's Thunderbird, in appending support for these GPUs under this Linux NVIDIA utility. For those that have never used NVClock, it is a text-based and graphical (GTK or Qt) utility released under the GNU General Public License and was originally designed as the lone NVIDIA overclocking utility.
First up for your consideration, straight from the virtual pages of Forbes, we have a story about how Sun Microsystems has moved on from the bad old days of the Internet bubble, and how, in the light of this, Mr. Sun, aka CEO Scott McNealy, may soon move on.
Judging from the buzz around the South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas, this weekend - a Woodstock for geeks - the Web is back in full force. "It's reflective of what people will be talking about three years from now. South by Southwest is where the future hatches."