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A REVIEWER at Cnet has taken a peek under the bonnet of the latest beta of Microsoft Vista but there's little there to help you plan your future hardware buys.
In a possible turn of events in the suit by Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) against Intel Corp., the Tokyo District Court said last week (Dec. 16) it would require the Fair Trade Commission of Japan (JFTC) to release evidence obtained during its investigation of Intel K.K.
Mozilla's Firefox browser is now ahead of the Internet Explorer in terms of usage on European computers. A study by technology company AdTech says that the popularity of the open-source browser has grown by 40 percent over the last six months.
Although Red Hat sticks by a six to twelve month release cycle for its Fedora Core Project the number of FOSS advancements made in that short period is simply staggering. With the number of Fedora fresh installs we perform on a weekly basis using all sorts of hardware, and with Fedora Core 5 not being scheduled for release until at least February of 2006, we have begun to work on optimizing the FC4 build to provide for local install CDs that are up-to-date when it comes to all of the packages as well as including some Fedora extras in the stock install and additions.
Christmas and the New Year is a time for giving, for rushing to the shops and finding that special gift for that special someone. Of course, things are not easy when that special someone is a technically-oriented person (aka gadget freak).
Arabian Linux also known as arl is a bootable CD with a compilation of GNU/Linux software, full support for Arabic and English languages and automatic hardware detection.
Mandriva, now the third-largest Linux distributor behind Red Hat and Novell, is pushing to move from its consumer and small-business market niches into the realm of enterprise IT.
There is a lot of confusing information about the GNU/Linux operating system, open source and free software, and related issues in the press today. Many of these technologies and concepts are difficult to understand because they deviate from the standard historical traditions of the software industry.
i am amazed at how quickly alex from hackndev was able to get linux running on the lifedrive. it looks like the majority of the work only spanned 2 weeks.
STX is a lightweight Slackware-based distro powered by the Equinox Desktop Environment (which is based on a FLTK-derived toolkit). It's designed with focus on installing it on older computers.
What's going on here? Isn't Microsoft supposed to be the bad guys, while Google is the "do-no-evil" company?
Well, the "do-no-evil" days are long past. The AOL deal made that clear.
As GPUs and CPUs become more powerful, their thermal output is skyrockets. The typical solution to the problem is to add more fans. Pretty soon, you've more fans in your system than the old B-36 bomber had propellers—and your system is just about as loud, too. So we'd like to share a few of tips we've learned over the past year or so in reducing the noise of our PCs.
The minority of Mac users still browsing with Internet Explorer need to consider moving to another browser very quickly, as Microsoft plans to discontinue support for IE beginning Dec. 31.
Richard Stallman is one of the founders of the Free Software Movement and lead developer of the GNU Operating System. His book is 'Free Software, Free Society'. I caught up with him by phone on December 1/05.
As its name suggests, Aaron Swartz's GPL-licensed rss2email utility converts RSS subscriptions into email messages and sends them to whatever address you specify. Despite the name, it handles Atom feeds as well, so you should be able to use it with just about any feed you like.
Everyone into the alternative browser and mail clients will want to take a look at Mozilla Thunderbird's first 1.5 testing release.
A key part of the Open Source market is the Perl programming language, and yesterday Perl celebrated its 18th birthday.
Unix isn't a flashy market. But what distinction there is has been going to Sun Microsystems lately, by making its Unix-based Solaris operating system available as open-source software. Last week, IBM moved to put its AIX Unix operating system back on everybody's radar by revealing plans to create a development center on its Austin, Texas, campus to speed up AIX development.
As December draws to a close, it's customary for all of us columnists to regale our readers with our predictions for the New Year. And who am I to break with tradition?
Big news. On Monday, Skype will announce the integration of voice with Mandriva Linux 2006. Mandriva Linux 2006 is the first, and only, Linux operating system to offer the Skype application.