A look at GNOME Census

Here are our key findings: GNOME has a rhythm – there is a measurable increase in activity before release time, and after the annual GNOME conference GUADEC While over 70% of GNOME developers identify themselves as volunteers, over 70% of the commits to the GNOME releases are made by paid contributors Red Hat are the…

Is Oracle trying to kill VirtualBox? >>> No.

It seems Oracle is hellbent on destroying whatever good Sun had done to the Open Source Ecosystem. The latest product to get the axe seems to be none other than the Flagship Virtualization program xVM VirtualBox. [….] All tests show that VirtualBox 3.2 lacks any semblance of stability, crashing any operating system running on it…

Get your copy of Sun OpenSolaris For Free

In my previous posts, I’d mentioned about Canonical’s Ship It program, which sends Ubuntu disc for free to your door step, Fedora’s Free Media program, which ships Fedora media wherever you it shipped. .I’d also mentioned Oracle sending their Oracle Unbreakable Linux for free(though to date I haven’t received them).  Now, Sun Microsystems joins the…

Getting your Fedora 8 Multimedia Ready

Unlike openSUSE 10.3, Fedora doesnt have the 1-click installers for easy install of codecs ,so you’ll have to rely on Terminal and Yum to get it up and running. All the below operations require Root privileges, so switch to root first by opening the Terminal and typing All commands under “code” will have to be…

Sun Buys MySQL

Here’s something which made me go :o Kaj Arno: After all the industry speculation about MySQL being a “hot 2008 IPO”, this probably takes most of us by surprise — users, community members, customers, partners, and employees. And for all of these stakeholders, it may take some time to digest what this means. Depending on…