There are times when you are forced to use a Windows machine and there is no way of getting your hands on a PC running Linux. And you feel your productivity is severely hampered because certain tasks - which could easily be accomplished using the plethora of command line tools in Linux - do not have an easy solution in Windows.
This is where UWIN comes into the picture.
The truth is that Linux is one of the biggest threats to human creativity worldwide. Linux is a leprosy; and is having a deleterious effect on the U.S. IT industry because it is steadily depreciating the value of the software industry sector.
Jon Lech Johansen, better known as "DVD Jon," has thrown down a gauntlet to the entertainment industry. In his blog he has issued a provocative statement about AACS, the next-generation content protection system that will be found both in Blu-ray and HD DVD.
The foundation is revising the GPL for the first time in 15 years, and this time the organisation is accepting suggestions from the broad base of people and organisations now involved in the free software and open-source software movements. Over the last decade and a half, the GPL grew from an academic curiosity created by programmer and FSF founder Richard Stallman into a critical foundation of much of the software realm.
At the end of last year, just in time for Christmas, a technological child was quietly reborn. A GUI technology that was largely supplanted by the Web, Web Services, and a whole lot more has experienced its first major version release in more than a decade. What is the Christmas rebirth you ask? The X Window System X11R7.0 and its companion X11R6.9.
Also: Standard terminology for open systems
The licenses for most software are designed to take away your
freedom to share and change it. By contrast, the GNU General Public
License is intended to guarantee your freedom to share and change free
software--to make sure the software is free for all its users. We,
the Free Software Foundation, use the GNU General Public License for
most of our software; it applies also to any other program whose
authors commit to using it.
HelpFirefox, the site launched last week to raise funds for Mozilla's Web browser Firefox, was a victim of its own success on Monday.
Somewhere between Evolution and Mozilla Thunderbird is my perfect mail client. So instead of doing a review of the new Thunderbird - if you've seen version 1.0, then you've seen version 1.5 - I'm going to make a wishlist for my ideal mail client.
In Hell is a new revolutionary Doom3 singleplayer modification that brings you back the old atmosphere of ultimate doom.
I usually like to wait for a Linux distribution to officially be released before I review it, but I thought it would be interesting to see where it was at exactly one release later. Let's take a closer look, shall we?
When it comes to slicing and dicing text, few tools are as powerful, or as underutilized, as awk. In the Linux world, every distribution includes the GNU version, gawk (/bin/awk is usually a symbolic link to /bin/gawk). The GNU version has a few more features than the original. Let's play with some of the core features common among POSIX-compliant awks.
Customers should expect to see enhanced, easier-to-use security tools from leading Linux distributors in the coming months as vendors focus on making the platform tough enough to support even the most critical business applications.
I posted here last month about running Ubuntu under Qemu, but it's very slow. I then tried running live CDs of Linux distributions, loading large applications, like OpenOffice.org, is painfully slow due to the limited RAM. So I decided to install a full distribution on my system, XANDROS 3 Open Cirulation Edition.
Virtually all software is distributed under the terms of some license that spells out what the user is and is not permitted to do with the code. The growth of the open source community would not hurt proprietary vendors so badly if it were not for the GPL. It restricts how software may be used that makes it impossible for traditional proprietary software vendors to benefit.
UnifiedRoot, the company that has created a new and simplified Internet addressing system for corporate and public top-level domains (TLDs), has appointed Jon Hall, president of Linux International, as a founding member of its advisory board.
The President of France, Jacques Chirac, stated during his recent New Year address that France and other European countries must meet the global challenge posed by American giants - Google and Yahoo!
A number of important changes are featured in this week's Gentoo Weekly Newsletter, including new USE defaults, the shiny new features contained in the latest baselayout release, and project reports from the AMD64 and PPC teams.