Registration Opens for First Red Hat Challenge

Red Hat announced the launch of the first Red Hat Challenge, a contest for graduate students to formulate a group concept plan in response to a business challenge question. The Red Hat Challenge is an open invitation to create an innovative solution to a Red Hat business problem and provide the Company with original, cutting-edge ideas to shape its future business model.

Automate GUI testing with TestNG-Abbot

TestNG-Abbot is a testing framework that breathes new life into testing GUI components. Understand the scenario and you'll find it surprisingly easy to isolate GUI components and then verify them using the framework's handy fixture objects.

GNOME 2.18.0 Release Candidate (2.17.92)

Here we go: this is the last unstable release before 2.18.0. We've all added cool features, important bug fixes, great translations, or shiny documentation during the past six months. And it'll be soon ready for public consumption. There's still one week before the hard code freeze, so it's not too late to fix this last bug you're ashamed of. And then, you'll be able to think about the future. What will make GNOME 2.20.0 rock? It's up to you to write this future!

The Terrible State of WiFi in Linux

Articles like this just kill me. Granted, this piece was written a while back, and even considering the date in which the piece was first put together, it remains the single biggest mess that I have ever laid eyes on. Linux and wireless is a mess, period. Understand, however, that I applaud the ongoing efforts of Ralink, Intel and Atheros. These groups have bent over backwards to make life easier for the casual Linux enthusiast. Unfortunately, less than savory options seem to be weaseling their way into places where the aforementioned companies were there to help us out.

Compiz will be installed by default in Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

Updates today have made compiz a dependency of ubuntu-desktop, which means it will be installed by default with Ubuntu feisty fawn. Although this doesn't mean it will be enabled by default it's certainly unfortunate for the beryl project who's primary goal for their next release was to be included in Ubuntu.

The commie smear against open source

Often proprietary companies trot out their FUD that open source is somehow socialist, communist, as pink as its programmers' underwear. Here's the truth.

Firefox 3.0 opens door to Web apps

If the Firefox browser were a car, it would be in the garage right now being souped up by an anxious group of gearheads.

When Firefox 3.0 is released later this year, the open-source browser is likely to contain a host of new features, including offline support for Web applications and new bookmark and search features. Mozilla released the second alpha version of Firefox 3.0 earlier this month.

$1.89 billion in open source funding

While some of us were skiing or eating during the Christmas holidays, Matthew Aslett was crunching the numbers on total open source investments since 2000. The answer? A whopping $1.89 billion. The numbers just keep getting bigger, too, with $475.2 million raised in 2006, up 61.6% from $294. million in 2005.