News Category: Enterprise

The future of email...could be open source

Article Source The Open RoadApril 27, 2009, 7:07 am Email is no longer about channeling conversations between people, as Alistair Croll suggests. Instead it has become a record of what we do online and, as such, our inbox must fundamentally change or face extinction. It's a provocative...
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Google Code to support Mercurial version control system

Article Source Ars TechnicaApril 27, 2009, 5:30 am Google Code, the search giant's hosting service for open source software projects, is finally getting support for a distributed version control system. Google has announced that it will be supporting Mercurial alongside its existing support...
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Computer Program to Take On ‘Jeopardy!’

Article Source NY TimesApril 27, 2009, 5:11 am This highly successful television quiz show is the latest challenge for artificial intelligence. What is “Jeopardy”? That is correct. I.B.M. plans to announce Monday that it is in the final stages of completing a computer program to compete...
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Choosing the Best Open Source Developer Tools for Linux

Article Source Bright HubApril 27, 2009, 3:50 am Linux development can take many forms, however, the tools we use by and large remain the same. Here we list some of the best open source development tools that Linux users should be looking at (if not using) today. Linux Development Utilities...
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Al Gore to keynote SC09: an exclusive interview with SC09 chair Wilf Pinfold

Article Source insideHPCApril 26, 2009, 10:19 pm SC09, the HPC community’s largest technical conference, trade show, and annual homecoming, has announced that Al Gore (yes, the Nobel Prize winning, Academy Award winning, US Vice President-ing, Albert A. Gore, Jr.) will keynote the...
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How Will Oracle Handle Sun's Open-Source Commitments?

Article Source eWeekApril 24, 2009, 5:56 pm An open-source community expert isn't convinced that Oracle, the prospective new owner of MySQL, Java and a host of other open-source development projects, will put the same kind of commitment into the community that Sun Microsystems does. - With...
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Tutorial: Build a Linux web kiosk browser

Article Source LinuxDevicesApril 24, 2009, 7:26 am This third installment of Simtec's tutorial series on embedded Linux system development covers the construction of a web browser for a web kiosk system. The tutorial was written by ARM Linux kernel hackers Vincent Sanders and Daniel...
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Get Things Moving with a Facilitator

Organizing developers and techies has often been described as trying to "herd cats." Recently, the Drupal documentation team discovered that a professional cat herder (a Facilitator) can provide an amazing help at times when you have many difficult, high-level decisions to make. What can you learn...
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Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger: New Features in Postgres 8.4

Article Source Linux MagazineApril 23, 2009, 7:17 pm Looking for a mature, open source database that's not owned by Oracle? Whether you're already a fan or are looking for alternatives, now might be a good time to take a look PostgreSQL. The latest release of Postgres has a slew of built-in...
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Efficient Handling of Bitset Operations in C++, Pt. 2

In Part 1 of this series, we reviewed options for handling sets of bits from C++. In the conclusion, we'll review the pros and cons of BitMagic. Unfortunately BitMagic does not use the autotools to build it's example programs. The changes to a few files shown below will allow you to build most of...
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