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New Zealand's Inland Revenue is testing Linux on a handful of its 7000 personal computers and expects to decide next year whether to become the first government department to take a big punt on open source desktop software.
Now a story on a subject near and dear to my heart. Rarely has a game caused me to have to upgrade any hardware, but Quake 4 pushed me to upgrade my amount of ram and left me wishing I could afford more. What is it that makes it so much more demanding than doom3/roe? Although the test machine for the article is quite decked out, this could be a valuable comparison.
Here's a really nice review of OpenOffice.org 2.0. Although it appears it's a review of the Windows version, it is still a tour de force of reviews, showing some of the wonderful options and includes really great screenshots.
A small UK graphics software house is desperately trying to fight its corner against Microsoft by giving away its software to any Linux user prepared to help the company.
Recently, I have decided to ditch Windows and move to an open source (Linux) operating system, especially now that the software available for open source covers my needs. However, before taking the leap, I would like to ask a few questions.
Knoppix is a wonderful tool; Rankin, the author of Knoppix Hacks, has given us a concise (84-page) book that will become indispensable.
Andy Bechtolsheim recently spoke with Mercury News Staff Writer Therese Poletti. Here are edited excerpts of the interview:
Free open source software took a further step toward meeting the needs of business users today with the release of Sequoia Open Source ERP. Unlike commercial software solutions, however, Sequoia ERP is freely available to users to download, use, and modify without paying license fees.
In order to celebrate 100 million downloads of Firefox, an open source Web browser distributed with the help of Oregon State University, a NASA weather balloon was launched from the Memorial Union Quad to about 100,000 feet at noon Saturday.
A CASE WAS FILED by Tessera alleging that AMD and its Spansion subsidiary have breached its patents.
In the short time that I've spent using Ubuntu 5.10 (Breezy Badger), I've really come to like it. The installation was painless, all my hardware was detected and configured correctly, package management was easy, and the clean-cut GNOME desktop is terrific.
Seems the movie Doom based on the Doom series of video games is meeting with lukewarm reviews. Most state they find it tedious with too much talk and not enough action. I still want to see it, but I might wait for cable.
The new version for Windows, Mac and Linux users includes improved e-mail and stability, support for additional Web standards, and changes to the user interface designed to make it easier to switch from Internet Explorer or Firefox.
The Web has evolved very dramatically, but the evolution of Web browsers, however, have not been as significant. Flock hopes to change that by integrating more functionality into the browser, giving users easier access to the Web's social aspects.
Three lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives called on Friday for the Internet's core infrastructure to remain under U.S. control, echoing similar language introduced in the Senate earlier this week.
If you usually run for a coffee refill while your computer is booting up, here's a look at what you're missing. For those perhaps new to Linux who want to know a bit more about their OS, this article looks inside the startup sequence of Linux on a PC.
In a harshly worded statement, Major League Baseball reiterated its policy against the unlawful dissemination of game information without their express written consent. To enforce this edict, all cell phones, cameras, scorecards, abacusses, and all other devices capable of storing information will be banned from within two miles of all World Series games.
SUSE has always been at the top of their game and judging by the numbers they still are. Is it worth the download? Is it worth our time? We're here to take a look....
The president of Peru, signed legislation this week that allows public institutions to consider adopting open-source software, another step forward for the open-software movement.