VMware and Linux - friends forever?

The fact that VMware's first ever product, VMware Workstation, was based on Linux has meant that the company has always been very Linux-friendly. In fact, many argue that VMware's re-invention of the virtualisation market -- it was started by IBM in the mid-1960s when the technology starred in Big Blue's 704 mainframe -- is a major factor in Linux' popularity right now. But for how much longer can this relationship last?

First look at Linux Greenphone

Trolltech is the company that brought developers the Linux-based mobile application platform Qtopia, based on its Qt platform. In mid-August it also used the LinuxWorld conference to announce the Greenphone, which is thought to be the first fully reprogrammable Linux phone.

Trolltech hopes the Greenphone could help grow the mobile Linux market, by encouraging developers to create applications for Linux-powered devices.

New IBM Supercomputer to use Linux

IBM will build a next-generation supercomputer for the U.S. Energy Department with the potential to achieve a sustained speed of 1,000 trillion calculations per second, or one petaflop, the department said on Wednesday. The new computer, dubbed “Roadrunner”, will be built at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. Congress provided $35 million in fiscal 2006, which ends on Sept. 30, to launch the super computer project.

Linux-based WiMAX board support packages to hit market

Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA), Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe (FME), and Hopling Technologies announced today that the three companies have further enhanced their working relationships by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the mutual goal of enabling faster and smoother integration of the WiMAX baseband system-on-chip (SoC) into a Linux-based wireless equipment environment.

GNOME 2.16 Released

The GNOME Project celebrates the release of GNOME 2.16, the latest version of the popular, multi-platform Free desktop environment.

Released on schedule, to the day, it is the culmination of six months effort by GNOME contributors around the world: hackers, documentors, usability and accessibility specialists, translators, maintainers, sysadmins, companies, artists, users and testers. Due to their hard work, we have another great release to be proud of.

Wind River Flying High With Linux

Software developer Wind River Systems has been getting some traction lately, as seen with the strength of its second-quarter results. On the news, the stock price rose 6% to $10.83. But the big issue is whether the company can sustain this growth

Developers voting for Eclipse RCP

An open source, cross-platform desktop architecture from Eclipse is enjoying a surge of interest among developers according to an Evans Data Corp poll.

The Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP) is being used by 22 per cent of Eclipse developers for building software to port between Windows, Linux and Mac OS X desktops.

Funambol Announces Bounties for its Community Code Sniper Program

Program pays open source developers up to $2,000 for extending mobile capabilities of community’s most wanted connectors and plug-ins for Skype, Gmail, Yahoo!, Open Office and others.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., September 6, 2006 – Funambol, the mobile open source software company, today announced it will pay up to $2,000 to open source community members who develop specific open source connectors and plug-ins that extend the mobile functionality of the community’s most desired applications. The Funambol Community Code Sniper Program will focus development efforts on the most desired projects stated by the mobile open source community, broaden interoperability of the Funambol code base and reward developers who do the work.