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|Story||Book review: The Definitive Guide to GCC||srlinuxx||25/01/2007 - 11:13am|
|Story||Portrait: Rosegarden's D. Michael McIntyre||srlinuxx||25/01/2007 - 11:15am|
|Story||Interview with Dr Andrew S Tanenbaum||srlinuxx||1||25/01/2007 - 12:38pm|
|Story||Installing Zimbra on Ubuntu 6.10||srlinuxx||25/01/2007 - 11:52am|
|Story||What is this vigr program thingy?||srlinuxx||25/01/2007 - 11:55am|
|Story||Red Hat is under siege||srlinuxx||1||25/01/2007 - 1:45pm|
|Story||Dunc-Tank: Success or failure?||srlinuxx||25/01/2007 - 12:37pm|
|Story||Linux For The Desktop - Is It Really Time?||srlinuxx||25/01/2007 - 1:51pm|
|Story||Back Up Linux And Windows Systems With BackupPC||srlinuxx||25/01/2007 - 3:39pm|
|Story||Pardus gives Linux a custom lift||srlinuxx||25/01/2007 - 3:42pm|
A business- and university-led public policy group has issued a downloadable 72-page report examining open standards, open source software, and "open innovation." The report concludes that openness should be promoted as a matter of public policy, in order to foster innovation and economic growth in the U.S. and world economies.
The results of a Homeland Security Department-funded bug hunt spanning 40 popular open-source programs has thus far met ambivalence from the open-source community. While many projects are using the results to improve their software, others are bemoaning the high number of false positives.
Greg KH and the -stable team have announced the release of Linux kernel 184.108.40.206. Changes for this version include EXT3, netfilter, usb, ptrace, and a handfull of non-X86 changes.
After the firing of Mandriva's founder, Gael Duval, and the failure of Mandriva to release appropriate and timely updates, I scrubbed the Mandriva distro from my main home machine and installed PCLinuxOS. I've pretty much settled on PCLinuxOS as my preferred workstation desktop, but I'm still looking for a server OS.
So, I decided to install SUSE on my second hard drive. What follows is my reaction to a SUSE install and configuration, from the standpoint of someone who is an intermediate Linux user, but has no experience with SUSE.
Linux-based handheld gaming platform that runs native and emulated games is shipping in the US. Gamepark's GP2X is powered by a pair of ARM9 processors, has an "open-source" API and development tools, and can run thousands of classic console video games.
A cloud is rising over Mac OS X and its future unless Apple makes its boldest move ever: turning OS X into an open-source project. That would make the battle between OS X and Linux the most interesting one on the computer scene. With all attention turned in that direction, there would be nothing Microsoft could do to stem a reversal of its fortunes.
LINUX distributor Novell has taken a shot at open-source rival Sun, saying the company's moves to open the code on its Solaris operating system had added little to the open-source community.
Seeking to offset recent gains by Microsoft, a leading open source evangelist has launched a service designed to boost domain parking on open source software. Author and developer Bruce Perens created OpenSourceParking.com in response to a 5 percent market share gain by Microsoft in this month's Netcraft web server survey.
Ever wonder if that ISO or backup CD or DVD you burned last year is still good? This week we'll take a look at a small command-line utility called cdck that checks the condition of data on the media and let you know if it's still good.
A sick joke or an attempt to back stab the Yoper project by its own founder? Only Andreas Girardet will know for sure - that's after the visitors of the Yoper FTP server were suddenly greeted with the following message last weekend: "Hello Linux enthusiasts! Good Bye Yoper! If you need a distro, then go to my favourite open source project called openSUSE."
Efforts to bring glitzy new graphics to Linux are fueling an old conflict: Does proprietary software belong in open-source Linux? The issue involves software modules called drivers, which plug into the kernel at the heart of the open-source operating system.
Ubuntu is a pretty interesting Linux distribution isn't it? I mean, no other take on Linux has shot so high so fast. Nobody has single-handedly turned the desktop Linux world over on its ear like Ubuntu has. Nobody. What makes it so special? What sets it apart from the hundreds of other distros on the market today? Well, we're here to take a look at the latest pre-release copy of what is to become Ubuntu 6.06... Flight 5.
The Chinese Government ban on the sale of naked computers (computers without pre-installed software) may open the way for Linux distributions loaded with open source applications to increase its penetration of the massive Chinese market.
As it is with other sectors, open source is the economic disruptor in IT management. Open source gives you more flexibility to deploy "just enough" to manage your infrastructure and network as well as the legacy vendors' solutions without the higher cost of incremental features. Beyond that, the transparency of the code and the ability to customize and extend it is a big plus.
Rootkits are becoming more prevalent and difficult to detect, and security vendor McAfee says the blame falls squarely on the open source community.
There are sure to be plenty stories delving deeper into the deal of week last week. Here's several already:
- Red Hat Buys JBoss--Your Move, Novell
- Red Hat-JBoss: Hitching Open To Service-Oriented Architecture
- Red Hat Walks the Line with Partners