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It's easy to lose track of what's going on with Linux. That's due in part to the almost total lack of marketing hype. The kernel crew, led by Linus Torvalds, just keeps working away quietly in the background.
I will say this much. True to it's name, this version of Ubuntu is a breeze to install. This will give me more time (and space) to describe the steps I took to get Ubuntu running with the applications that I believe the modern desktop should have.
Microsoft today released the findings of an independent report claiming that the Windows platform is "more consistent, predictable and easier to manage than Linux".
So you need a lot of computing power but don't want to spend tens of thousands of dollars on a commercial cluster? You can build a powerful and scalable Linux cluster using only free software and off-the-shelf components. Here's how.
When faced with making Linux and Windows work together securely, system administrators can run into trouble if they don't understand or can't correctly use the administrative security controls that are present in the Microsoft Windows operating system (OS) and the Samba-3 equivalents of those controls.
The world still holds its breath while waiting for the arrival of Window's Vista in 2006, but for security at least, it seems you just might die of asphyxiation before anything changes.
A TRAIN DRIVER slowed Germany's rail system to a halt after he mistook a giant toy penguin for a dead man in a tuxedo.
AMD Chief Executive Hector Ruiz has cause for confidence. AMD now controls about 13% of the mainstream server-chip market, about double its percentage of a year ago. It also has made significant inroads with consumers at retail and is beginning to see more interest from corporate and government buyers.
The Linux book market remains a crowded one, and anyone looking for a practical book on solving problems is likely to have plenty of potential titles to choose from. However, this is a book that deserves to be high on the list.
Other operating systems run crying to their mommies while Linux takes over most of the world's top 500 supercomputers.
Oxygen is the new icon theme being created for KDE4. David Vignoni, Kenneth Wimer and Nuno Pinheiro, 3 of KDE's finest artists, are very proud to present the Oxygen website.
Your friendly reviewer – with considerable assistance from his computer-scientist brother – used kubunto (pronounced kay-ubuntu) from Ubuntu on a ThinkPad from Lenovo. In this reviewer’s testing, it was more stable and faster than Windows.
I wrote about Safari version 2.0.2 that came with the 10.4.3 update from Apple a few issues ago. If I remember correctly, I did mention that it now passes the ACID2 test. I think this is the first web browser that supports web standards. Kudos to Apple for releasing this.
IT managers must work quickly to develop procurement policies for open source products as they become an increasingly central element of enterprise infrastructure systems.
Ark is a Distro well worth trying. While aimed at the new user I believe the experienced user will find it a comfortable and easy change of pace. Everything basically works, the Mission Control Center is a paragon of simplicity, KDE 3.5 is surprisingly stable here and works well. I can easily recommend Ark for both the new and experienced user.
The Open Source Development Labs is to officially launch its Patent Commons Project web site, providing a single source of information on patents pledged to the open source community.
There are good reasons for using open source software (OSS), and I've learned those reasons through 15 years of experience with more traditional, commercial or closed source applications.
IBM's on-demand model is crazy and the open source movement is just people dorking around with source code. So says Microsoft's Charles Fitzgerald.
Since I decided to wait for the final to re-review PCLinuxOS v0.92, I thought I'd pass along these links to the many many screenshots.