Hacking Second Life

The open source release of the Second Life viewer program by developer Linden Lab offers a rare opportunity to peer into the comparative strengths of closed and open source development models. This article, the first in a series, gives an overview of some of the differences between these development styles, and talks about what's involved in setting up your own build environment.

Wine 0.9.34 Released

Wine 0.9.34 was released today, with the following main changes: Support for Xcursor, a range of fixes for various installers, new builtin xcopy tool, the usual assortment of Direct3D fixes and lots of bug fixes.

Itanium Conference & Expo 2007

The Gelato Federation is proud to announce the technical program for the Gelato ICE: Itanium Conference & Expo to be held on April 16-18, 2007, in San Jose, California. International Itanium architecture experts are scheduled to deliver over 70 top-notch presentations focusing on Linux on the Intel Itanium architecture.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux on IBM solutions certified by Russian Government Agency

Red Hat today announced together with IBM and VDEL, a leading IT services distribution company in Eastern Europe and Russia, that state certification has been awarded by the Russian Federal Service for Technical and Export Control (FSTEK) for Red Hat Enterprise Linux on various IBM solutions.

GPLv3 on the Novell-Microsoft Patent Agreement

I thought it would be worthwhile to collect from the FSF's rationale document the explanations of Section 11 on patents in GPLv3 draft 3. That is the section that addresses the Novell-Microsoft patent agreement, particularly the fourth and fifth paragraphs. I think when you read it, you'll see the Novell trajectory. So, I will put first, Section 11 and then the explanation of what the section is trying to accomplish.

Red Hat Reports Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2007 Results

Red Hat, Inc. today announced financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter and fiscal year ended February 28, 2007.

10 Reasons Vista Missed the Mark

The VAR Guy knows Windows Vista will eventually run on most corporate desktops. But early sales in the consumer market have been softer than some analysts expected.

Oracle names 26 Unbreakable Linux customers

Oracle has demonstrated there is demand for its Unbreakable Linux program by announcing no fewer than 26 customers that have signed up to its cut-price Linux support offering.