A California city rebuilds network using all open source software

When the city of Madera, Calif., needed a new voice system, it turned to open source technology -- not just for the IP telephony but for an entire network-infrastructure overhaul and loads of other functions. All the renovations cost less than half the estimated price of deploying a commercial VoIP system alone. This smart, budget-wise use of open source across the network wins the city a 2007 Enterprise All-Star Award.

DirectX 9.0c on Linux with Wine

Microsoft DirectX is a collection of application programming interfaces for handling tasks related to multimedia, especially game programming and video, on Microsoft platforms. Here's how to get DirectX 9.0c on Linux with Wine.

Torvalds On Where Linux Is Headed In 2008

The creator of Linux is excited about solid-state drives, expects progress in graphics and wireless networking, and says the operating system is strong in virtualization despite his personal lack of interest in the area.

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Jack In The Box Runs On Linux

"So my local Jack In The Box has been displaying it’s penguin pride lately. From the other screens I saw flashing by it seems that the tv system is driven by a dual-core Dell running Fedora. From the badge I’d venture to say that its all packaged by RippleTV, good idea taking advantage of open source."

Open-source software gamble for Google

Can something you give away for free turn into a gold mine? That's the multimillion-dollar question Google Inc. is betting on with its push into open-source software.

Inside Google Android paranoia

While the mobile Linux community has reacted positively to Google's Android, the new platform has also given it some cause for concern. The arrival of a giant player area with very clear ideas of role it wants mobile Linux to fill was bound to ruffle a few feathers and, despite public proclamations of "welcome" and "support", the Linux establishment is showing a few cracks.

Embedded Linux Goes Open Source

The embedded Linux on the Asus P5E3 Deluxe WiFi-AP @n motherboard has just had its source code released and bit-tech has talked to Asus and the guys that make it to find out what they expect this will mean for future products. Will the dev community jump on board? What about boards that play music and video and boot in 2 seconds?