Mathematics students have cause to celebrate. A University of New South Wales academic, Dr Norman Wildberger, has rewritten the arcane rules of trigonometry and eliminated sines, cosines and tangents from the trigonometric toolkit.
Despite its strong ties to proprietary software vendors, the Australian Taxation Office has finally dipped its toes into open source by establishing a Linux-based system for information analytics.
With a Linux Terminal Server and thin-clients, a business can remove many of the costs associated with maintenance, support, and licensing of countless desktop PCs. Thanks to the exceptional efforts of the Linux Terminal Server Project members, such a switch is neither dramatic, nor painful.
This Just might be good enough to be your next window manager!
I have found that one of the many I have investigated is good enough to be my primary window manager, Xfce. It has the ability to be both fast and powerful.
Microsoft's main eye on the open source community says the software giant wants to shake off its image of "stomping" on new ideas and be more open to talking with Linux developers.
One of the most critical Open Source desktop applications is OpenOffice.org. Back in the day when I started taking a keen interest in Linux on the desktop, an office suite was always the problem. Back then there simply was no Open Source office suite that was mature enough to use, but that was about to change.
The cell phone, which already plays music, sends and receives e-mail and takes pictures, is adding a steamier offering: pornography.
The open source world shied away from neither controversy nor absurdity last week as we all staggered forward under the weight of some seriously heavy weirdness.
This is a detailed description about the steps to be taken to setup a Ubuntu based server (Ubuntu 5.0.4 - The Hoary Hedgehog) that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters (web server (SSL-capable), mail server (with SMTP-AUTH and TLS!), DNS server, FTP server, MySQL server, POP3/POP3s/IMAP/IMAPs, Quota, Firewall, etc.).
Last week I became so fed up with Microsoft, Windows and the ridiculous cost of SQL server that I went out and bought a 12-inch Powerbook. This leaves me using no Windows machines, not even my dual-boot Thinkpad.
It is believed that Intel is furious that the FIA - the body that governs F1 - recently signed a strategic partnership agreement with its arch-rival AMD.
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates met this week with CNET News.com for a conversation that covered topics ranging from Windows Vista to Google APIs, Gates also touched on the hot-button issue of free versus commercial software.
Some new video of the upcoming Quake4 surfaced a few days ago at 3dgamers. These are a few frames from a multiplayer game and of some of the new vehicles.
SCO's latest filing in its legal battle against Novell appears to lend credence to Novell's claim that the transfer of Unix to SCO was not comprehensive.
Calling it the "greatest copyright violation in the history of civilization," the government of Greece issued a statement today demanding that Italy provide reparations for all of the countless ideas that were stolen by the ancient Romans.
The group's report -- described as a blueprint for creating national policies for open-technology standards -- poses a threat to proprietary software makers who are already facing stiff competition from the OSM in the public sector of many developing countries.
Live Web search got a lot bigger yesterday, when Google launched its new blogsearch engine. It legitimizes the Live Web--and blogging in particular--in a big way. What impact will Google's new blogsearch engine have for the Live Web?
Something else was King of the IT Hill before Windows. Therefore, simple logic dictates that something else will be King of the IT Hill after Windows.
I maintain that something else will be Linux.
Dell was the top shipper of x86-based Linux servers during the second quarter of 2005, the PC maker said Friday, suggesting that entrenched vendors of the popular server are standing their ground against increased competition.