Hans Reiser, an open source Linux engineer, traumatized his 5-year-old son with violent video games and horror movies, prosecutor Paul Hora told jurors in the opening of Reiser's murder trial. Reiser is accused of murdering his Russian-born wife Nina Reiser, who disappeared in September 2006. more>>
A long time ago, Brian Marick started working on a book called A Little, A Lot of Objects. It’s modeled after the excellent Little Lisper. Sadly, Brian never got past a third chapter, still a lot of people have enjoyed (and learned from) this book over the years. more>>
If you've picked up a Seagate hard-drive in the last five years, dig out your proof-of-purchase and get ready. The drive manufacturer has just settled a class-action suit over the definition of "gigabyte," and will be issuing credits to affected customers. more>>
A recent Linux victory has turned into a blow from Big Evil. It wasn't that long ago that Mandriva won a contract to provide the Nigerian government with 17,000 Intel PC's for local schools — complete with the latest version of Mandriva Linux. The deal was hailed as a triumph for open source over evil. more>>
Wi-Lan Inc., a Canadian company that holds patents on a variety of wi-fi related technologies, has filed suit in Texas against just about everybody. Among the defendants – charged with patent infringement – are Sony, Best Buy, Apple, Dell, Intel, Netgear, and 18 others. more>>
Recently I've been working with the transport synchronization capabilities of the JACK audio server. This article is a report on those capabilities as tested with a variety of Linux audio applications under the JAD and 64 Studio distributions.
Google is within weeks of unveiling the much-anticipated GPhone, according to reports in The Wall Street Journal. The final hurdle for the company is convincing carriers to accept the open-format device. more>>
The landmark lawsuit against Monsoon Media for infringement of the GNU General Public License, Version 2, has come to an amicable close. The parties released a statement today outlining the terms. more>>
With RubyConf 2007 coming up this weekend, it's no wonder that the 2008 regional conference schedule is starting to flesh out. the Gotham Ruby Conference hasn't mad an official annoucement yet, but should be in April. Folks on the West Coast will be happy to hear that there are rumblings of two or three California based Ruby conferences. more>>
As Linux continues to play an ever increasing role in corporate data centers and institutions, ensuring the integrity and protection of these systems must be a priority. With 60% of the world's websites and an increasing share of organization's mission-critical workloads running on Linux, failing to stop malware and other advanced threats on Linux can increasingly impact an organization's reputation and bottom line.
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