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Cheerful. If there was one word that I would choose to describe Marcel Gagne's new book, it would be cheerful. But proceed with caution! Marcel Gagne is no Mary Poppins!
Guest Editor Apostasy has decided to take a look at current distributions and how they perform and install on an older laptop. This article is the first in a series of many that will look at distributions such as Suse 10, Fedora Core 5, Mandriva, and other desktop-centric distributions.
With the release of StarOffice 8 and OpenOffice.org, and the rumors about MS Office 12, office suites are making their rounds in the press again. The one thing that all software suites have in common is that they suck.
Although Slackware was THE distro in the mid-90s (which is why I always say it's the best 1995 has to offer), at the present time it has conceded the corporate market to Red Hat and SUSE, with the result that Slackware is now just a niche distro used by a very small minority of Linux users.
The State Department has been struggling with concerns over privacy and security in developing new passports. The struggle has ended, and by "October 2006, all U.S. passports will have embedded RFID.
I made a first installation of SuSE 10.0 on my old laptop (HP Omnibook XE3, Celeron/850, 256 MB RAM) for not risking my working SuSE 9.3 desktop PC. I used the 5 CD set of SuSE 10.0.
In the past few weeks, we've taken in-depth look at Windows Vista 5231 build in two installations. The first part covered our initial report of the 5231 while part two delved into pragmatic usage of Vista and overall improvements Microsoft has made thus far.
In an earlier look at LDAP, we set up a simple LDAP-based authentication system. We configured client machines to retrieve authentication information from a server running OpenLDAP. Now let's go further by enabling encryption and looking at how to make user modifications through LDAP.
Companies who violate open source, such as those who claim to provide open source but who add "proprietary" layers to the technology, lack legitimacy.
Symphony OS Beta 1 PR1 was released today and each time I visit the site, I notice the number of downloads is increasing at an amazing rate. Interest is high in this innovative desktop system and Mezzo is probably the reason. This release brings some new features, bug fixes, and improved performance and stability. The following is what Tuxmachines found upon booting the new Symphony OS Beta One Preview One.
Read our article on Basic Dial-Up for Fedora and SuSe. Or start using Linux broadband with our article on DSL and Cable Modem Use.
When it comes to digitizing books, two stories appear to be unfolding: One is about open source, and the other, Google.
If a recent Evans Data Corp. survey is any indication, IT administrators are increasingly worried about security holes in mainstream database products and are looking at open source alternatives.
With Breezy Badger out the door, the next version of Ubuntu, titled Dapper Drake, went into production today. Top of the high-level goals for Dapper is for it to be a "polished" distribution.
SearchOpenSource.com has a short interview with David Brickner, author of Test Driving Linux: From Windows to Linux in 60 Seconds, about Konqueror and why he believes it's the most secure Web browser available today.
Two powerful Massachusetts politicians argue that open document formats will handicap Microsoft's ability to compete for state business.
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When a technology goes from a student project in 1991 to being part of Charles Schwab's solution to reduce processing times by 90 percent in 2004-something is working. It might be time to look beyond the numbers to the advantages Linux provides its practitioners to understand Linux growth.
Slackware is old-school Linux. Back in the day -- before Red Hat seized the throne -- Pat Volkerding's Linux distribution was the undisputed king of the hill. Here's what I've learned about Slackware while installing and using the recently released Slackware 10.2.