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South Korea's music industry filed a criminal lawsuit Monday against 1,985 Internet file-swapping program users, in a move to stem unauthorized song swapping on the Web.
The cornerstone of open source software is the free availability of its source code, which lets developers and users around the world contribute to it and improve it. The power of participation has been confined almost entirely to the development phase of the software life cycle. Testing remains open source's weakest link as it is difficult to reproduce all intended usages.
Development Release: rPath Linux 0.51 (Alpha) was announced by DistroWatch yesterday, and I was a bit curious. After my first glance, I was a bit taken aback. rPath doesn't seem to be targetting desktop users. Although it ships with KDE and Gnome, they aren't the most up-to-date versions, nor are they dressed up or enhanced in any manner distinguishable. In my humble opinion, I think rPath is probably a developer's platform, ...a conary developer's platform.
From high atop the lofty tower of their new (but still secret) location in Chicago, Kevin Hill and Jeff Gerhardt announced today the long awaited return of THE LINUX SHOW.
Linux Kernel versions prior to 220.127.116.11 contain two vulnerabilities which could be exploited by local attackers to obtain elevated privileges, cause a denial of service, or disclose sensitive information.
A NZ training center hopes to raise $2 million from the Government and private sources to turn a suburb into a hotbed for open-source software development by late next year.
There are many reasons why you should learn to use Linux. You might prefer the stability of Linux, and the fact that you don't have to keep rebooting your PC. But Linux, with its mighty command line, can seem pretty daunting to a new user. So, I've come up with a little guide to get you started on Linux!
I was watching the news anchors at WDSU-TV, a station based in New Orleans live, via streaming Internet TV, on a home computer. "It was much more intense, more frightening than watching CNN."
Ultima can be described very simply: it is Slackware pre-configured into a very useable desktop. So, DO expect Slackware's stability, performance and simplicity, as well as low hardware requirements.
SUPER is a project to optimize SuSE for speed and performance. In looking for an idea for my next article, I thought this project's lastest effort might make an interesting review. It's based on OpenSuSE's latest release, which is 10.0 RC1. Being concerned with speed and performance, this review could not help but compare SUPER's times with that of OpenSuSE's. However, there was another kink in the armor. I'd already compared OpenSuSE with Mandriva. I got to thinking, is SUPER really faster than other two contenders?
During the introductions my friend mentioned to his client that I was "an expert" in Linux and Open Source. The IT manager made the comment, "We have a few boxes around but we really haven't gotten into Linux yet." I smiled and we continued to talk, but the question remained with me, "Why was it that they have a few Linux servers lying around but hadn't gotten into Linux?"
Hundreds of schools in Italy switch their Windows XP Computers to Linux. Over 16,000 students have joined the migration, known as the FUSS project. Many computers will be installed with the Gnome desktop environment.
It was 1991, and the ruthless agonies of the cold war was gradually coming to an end. There was an air of peace and tranquility that prevailed in the horizon. In the field of computing, a great future seemed to be in the offing, as powerful hardware pushed the limits of the computers beyond what anyone expected. But still, something was missing.
Responding to the disclosure of a serious Web browser flaw, the Mozilla Foundation offered on Friday a temporary fix to protect Firefox and Mozilla users.
In a report to be presented at the World Bank yesterday, a group that includes senior government officials from 13 countries will urge nations to adopt open-information technology standards as a vital step to accelerate economic growth, efficiency and innovation.
Interesting doesn’t even begin to describe the titanic battle that is being quietly waged between Microsoft and its archrival Google.
Also, Fresh Vista Games.
More than 600 volunteers from Intel Folsom are manning phone lines tonight in conjunction with a massive Hurricane Katrina telethon event broadcast on all the major television networks.
Summer is a time for vacation, for introspection and for summer student internships. In 1967, it was about love. And in 2005, it was about code -- for Google, that is.
In ever-growing numbers, CIOs want to take advantage of the many benefits that free and open-source software have to offer their companies. But there's a snag. Their lawyers can be grouchy when it comes to open-source.
Hurricane Katrina could have a deeper impact on the world's semiconductor industry than first feared, market watcher iSuppli claimed today.