Linux powers nation’s largest satellite network

Some 75 towns across New South Wales have started accessing the Internet through Linux-based satellite routers in what is said to be largest network of its type in Australia spanning upwards of 800,000 square kilometres.

Adobe Reader 8 Linux whoops

Some Linux users may already be on their way to download Version 8 of Adobe Reader, formerly Acrobat Reader, announced today by Adobe. Stop that download... there's just one "small" problem!

When Linux Runs Out of Memory

Perhaps you rarely face it, but once you do, you surely know what's wrong: lack of free memory, or Out of Memory (OOM). The results are typical: you can no longer allocate more memory and the kernel kills a task (usually the current running one). Heavy swapping usually accompanies this situation, so both screen and disk activity reflect this.

LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling Launches Linux Toolkit

LightScribe today announced the immediate release of publicly-available Linux development tools for its Direct Disc Labeling technology. The LightScribe Linux public software development kit (SDK) allows individual application developers to integrate LightScribe support into Linux-based software.

Linux hot, standards not with China, Taiwan

Earlier this year, members of Chinese and Taiwanese IT associations announced broad plans to work together to jointly develop and promote Linux as well as home-grown standards for certain IT components. The idea is to match Taiwan’s technology prowess with China’s huge number of users as a base for a global Linux putsch, and to create new standards to compete with global initiatives from Blu-ray to CDMA (Code Division Mutliple Access).

Linux on Zune soon?

According to reports from gadget-watchers, and a few who have physically ripped open the device, the Zune runs the Freescale i.MX31 multimedia processor - used widely in consumer electronics, such as smart phones and PDAs. This platform is already supported by the top embedded Linux operating system makers: Timesys's LinuxLink supports Freescale's i.MX31 chipset; Monta Vista software's Mobilinux embedded operating system also runs on the chip.

GRISOFT Expands its AVG Security Solutions for GNU/Linux

GRISOFT, the developer of AVG security software, announced several new versions of its antivirus offerings for GNU/Linux and FreeBSD open source platforms. The products include AVG Email Server Edition 7.5 for Linux/FreeBSD now with integrated anti-spam as well as new products for the GNU/Linux platform – AVG Anti-Virus Professional Edition 7.5 for Linux/FreeBSD and AVG File Server Edition 7.5 for Linux/FreeBSD. This release strengthens GRISOFT's comittment to alternative operating systems including support for FreeBSD.

OLPC $100 laptop Linux user interface video

Here is a new video of the "Sugar" user interface for the $100 One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) laptop. As you may know, the mission of this non-profit association is to develop a low-cost laptop—the "$100 Laptop"—a technology that could revolutionize how we educate the world's children.