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Database rival companies, Oracle and IBM, will be working together to allow developers and clients to enhance existing Java investments and the Open Java Development Kit reference implementation. Java is a general-purpose software development platform that is specifically designed to be open and enable application developers to "write once, run anywhere". The platform is most widely used in business software, web and mobile applications. The collaboration between the two companies will be centered around the Java language, JDK, and Java Runtime Environment. The duo will particularly join forces to support the OpenJDK development roadmap and accelerate the availability of Java SE [Standard Edition] across the open source community. The OpenJDK community will act as the "primary location for open source Java SE development." The Java Community Process (JCP) which wil... (more)

AMD Gives Meego a Go

Hardware giant AMD announced that it will participate in Linux-based open source mobile operating system project, Meego. The project hosted by the Linux Foundation is spearheaded by Intel and Nokia and came about when the two companies merged their respective mobile platforms, Moblin and Maemo. Meego is primarily designed for mobile hardware platforms such as ultra-mobile notebooks, tablets, embedded in-vehicle infotainment systems and smart phones. AMD said that it will provide engineering expertise to "establish the technical foundations for next-generation mobile platforms and... (more)

New Linux-Based PCs Encourage Seniors To Learn The Internet

A new computer called SimplicITy has been aimed at people over the age of 60 who have never before used PCs or the Internet, BBC News reported. The simplified desktop has just six buttons directing users to basic tasks such as e-mail and chat and each machine is pre-loaded with 17 video tutorials from television presenter Valerie Singleton. The SimplicITy computer has no login screen when started up, and contains no drop-down menus. The made-to-order computer can be ordered by mail and takes two weeks from request to delivery.Singleton set up the project in partnership with Wessex ... (more)

Microsoft Passes Geeknet Open Source Test with Flying Colors

Open Source on Ulitzer Geeknet network, which includes SourceForge, Slashdot, ThinkGeek, Ohloh, and Freshmeat, has conducted a study initiated by Microsoft and found that at the end of 2009, over 82% of open source software was compatible with Windows Operating System. The results are a significant improvement from 2005 when only 72% of Open source software worked on Microsoft’s proprietary OS . In fact 23 out of the top 25 all-time-most downloaded projects on SourceForge also ran on Windows and 14 of them work exclusively on Windows. It’s not surprising that Microsoft is pattin... (more)

Mobile Speech Recognition Gains Steam via Cloud

Mobile speech recognition technology providers such as Nuance, AT&T, and iSpeech are getting a facelift as they are venturing on a mission to arm mobile application developers with their APIs and developer programs. ABI Research has identified cloud based solutions as the effective strategy to bestow speech recognition capabilities on the whole gamut of OS and hardware platforms available in the market today. There is an increasing preference to endorse cloud as delivery platform of choice as opposed to more traditional delivery methods. Earlier, Cloud Based Solutions for Mobile... (more)