Open Source Software and Linux:

March, 2009


March 15, 2009  6:43 PM

CEOs ask Obama to mandate that agencies consider Open Source

John Little Profile: Xjlittle

The Collaborative Software Initiative and other backers of Open Source Software sent a letter to President Obama requesting that he mandate federal agencies consider how software purchased by the federal government is developed. The letter stated that the open and collaborative way that open...

March 15, 2009  1:53 PM

Maybe you shouldn’t use the ext4 file system

John Little Profile: Xjlittle

Users of the Kubuntu recently suffered data loss while using the new ext4 file system. It happens when there is a power loss or a system failure. Note that this is not specific to Kubuntu. The Kubuntu users were just the first to try out the new file system. I'm not talking about data that...


March 15, 2009  12:11 AM

One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) moving to the ARM processor

John Little Profile: Xjlittle

The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) is moving to the ARM processor. Chief technologist for the project, Ed McNierney, says that they can do better in terms of power with the ARM processor than with the AMD Geode chip whose output is 5 watts. But what about Microsoft? The only operating system they...


March 14, 2009  4:36 PM

SLED 11 RC 4 first glance

John Little Profile: Xjlittle

For everyone who is looking for the next release of the SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop SLED 11 RC 4 is available here. While I usually prefer CentOS my current contract is to support SLES and SLED. It has some pleasant...


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