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The Indian market for Open Source Software (OSS) is gaining momentum and it seems that this market will soon mature. A lot of organisations are using Open Source solutions even though they may not be running an end to end OSS solution stack.
f you ask any IT Manager if they would want an operating system that was 'guaranteed' to be available and supporting applications running continuously twenty four hours a day, 365 days a year, then the answer would probably be very simple. However, if you want to measure how much this level of availability is worth to the organisation, then you'll probably get a very different response.
A vulnerability has been identified in Linux Kernel, which could be exploited by local attackers to cause a denial of service.
Novell Inc's head of marketing for Linux and open source has apologized to the Free Software Foundation and the open source community after making misleading statements about the company's financial contribution to the FSF.
This guide explains the process of setting up a FreeBSD system that will act as a wireless router (as well as a wired router) that takes advantage of the ported version of OpenBSD's PF packet filter.
There are many times where it is useful to setup a small repository for apt-get to install packages from. The downside of placing such a repository in a publicly available place means that other people might start using it. Here we'll look at a couple of simple ways of restricting access.
There are many reasons why you might want to have restricted access to your repository:
Kubuntu and most good Linux distributions give you a great graphical interface to work on. This makes using Linux a very intuitive affair. One thing that Kubuntu makes easy is transferring files across a network. Using the Konqueror interface and the fish protocol you can easily and securely transfer files between Linux machines with simple drag and drop.
Load balancing software uses multiple hardware devices to spread work around and thereby speed performance. While Linux Virtual Server may be the best-known option for Linux networks, another alternative, BalanceNG, a simple, lightweight utility, may be a better choice for some organizations.
Novell is now on the lookout for more partners to work on-site at customer locations to help out with product maintenance and optimization. Opportunities with Novell are also especially strong for VARs with interest and abilities in Linux/Windows integration, security and identity management, and customization of thin client environments, various officials said at BrainShare.
Mozilla's technologist predicts that in the next 10 years our avatars will attend virtual business meetings and chat with other shoppers.
The virtual world phenomenon of Second Life will transform the Internet within the next 10 years, and the browser will have to change just as fast to keep up, said Mozilla's Window Snyder.
Open-source rivals Novell and Red Hat are each highlighting initiatives to bring Linux-based functionality to the desktop.
The second release candidate for SimplyMEPIS 6.5 is now available. SimplyMEPIS 6.5 RC2 replaces QtParted with GParted, improvements to the MEPIS Xconfig assistant, and a fair amount of other changes beyond the original release candidate. SimplyMEPIS is another Ubuntu-based distribution.
Turning away from the everything-and-the-kitchen-sink distributions for a moment I now turn my attention to a light-weight distribution aimed at being as simple as possible while still being up-to-date. CRUX 2.3, released on March 20, 2007, attempts to fulfill such a role.
I have noticed that mention of Linux on the desktop seems to be building in the media, but it hasn't been clear if that noise correlated to more users actually switching to it. Based on the results of my admittedly unscientific poll, Linux does appear to be building momentum.
Debian released a patch to fix multiple vulnerabilities in OpenOffice that open up the users' systems to compromise, Secunia reported on Wednesday.
One vulnerability was originally discovered by an anonymous researcher and reported to VeriSign’s iDefense Labs.
iDefense reported that research by Sean Larsson found additional flaws.
With the bickering about what Dell will and won’t do to provide Linux on their desktop machines, it seems to me there’s a much easier way to introduce GNU/Linux into the world. Scrap it!
In case it's not abundantly clear, I despise Novell's patent pact with Microsoft. But, as Bruce Lowry wrote me today (because comments are turned off on the blog, due to a massive spike in comment spam), there may be some bright spots on the Novell horizon that I have not reported. I'm willing to "concede" that, and am happy to hear about it.
Last month Eric S. Raymond made a public announcement on the Fedora developer’s list that he was giving up on Fedora Core and that from now on Ubuntu is his distribution of choice. Actually it was more of a rant than an announcement. ESR’s scatter shot attack on Fedora was wrong in more ways than I care to comment about here.
I really love Kazehakase: It’s light, it’s fast, it’s clean and it does things that Firefox hasn’t thought of yet, or maybe needs a plugin to do (like a Tab Tree rather than just a list of active tabs, or a thumbnailed history of closed pages).