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As VCs continue to demonstrate their willingness to fund young open source companies, many closed source companies are trying to adopt an open source-type business model just to be more appealing to those with the cash. A lot of the startups recognize the fact that it's difficult to get into the software business if you don't have an open source angle.
In recent months, there is one thing that’s on my mind - open source revenue vs. revolution. Seriously, while the revolution is well underway within the open source community, one has to question which of these two previously mentioned ideologies will, in the end, be the deciding factor on the future of software and OS' as a whole.
In this article, we’ll explore the three most effective ways to obtain music without paying through your nose or losing access to your music. If you’re fed up with the recording studios, just by reading this you’ll be making them soil their pants.
Tapping once again into the collective talents of the open-source community, the new Firefox 2.0 Web browser is unambiguously a success. This said, it breaks little genuinely new ground.
Ubuntu includes packages for Asterisk and Zaptel, but they may not be up to date, or the newer packages may only be available in newer Ubuntu releases. With this procedure you can install the latest version of Asterisk by compiling from source.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- News: Fedora Core 6, Ubuntu upgrade woes, Oracle Linux, Patrick Volkerding, Yellow Dog Linux 5.0
- First looks: Elive 0.5
- Released last week: Fedora Core 6, Ubuntu 6.10
- Upcoming releases: NetBSD 3.1, OpenBSD 4.0
- New addition: Oracle Unbreakable Linux
- New distributions: ArtistX, Emanon Linux, Majilux
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
The last time I reviewed Fedora (Core 5, here) I was left a bit annoyed overall. Frustrated, as idealism had gotten the best of what I was hoping to be a solid distribution. This time around I'm hoping Fedora will be on the right path.
Bigger and Badder! The Fifth Annual Southern California Linux Expo is coming! It will be February 10-11, 2007, at The Westin Los Angeles Airport.
We have already discussed how to upgrade ubuntu dapper to edgyeft and some people are complaing after upgrade they had problems related to x server and update problems.I have collected some of the common problems and their solutions from ubuntu forums.
Also: How not to break Ubuntu upgrades
There's an ancient Unix practice of keeping a system-wide phone directory in /usr/share/ with one-line entries containing name, location, and number, and a shell script named something like phone or tel that calls grep to output lines that match whatever arguments you give. You can improve on that method to create a personal contact manager with surprising speed and power.
The free and open source software industry should follow the lead of the Creative Commons project to make it easier for developers to understand and choose open source licenses.
Cheap little servers handle so much of the Internet’s dirty work that giant computers known as mainframes, which debuted 50 years ago and often cost more than $1 million, are supposed to be passe. Yet mainframes are inspiring new ways of doing things at organizations like Hoplon.
When asked to explain the purpose of spreadsheets, most people think of calculations first. And it's true that spreadsheets like Calcs have hundreds of different functions for performing calculations. However, probably the most common tasks in spreadsheets is manipulating lists.
All the Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft) reviews you can dream of. So far reviews from Linux.com, Arsgeek, Lunapark6, Element14, mo79online, sencer.de, Manufactured Enviroments, first impressions at Technical Itch + the Ubuntu forums and screenshot tours at TheCodingStudio + several blog entries.
As with major Linux distributions, making it easy for a novice to install and configure is one of the most important keys to piquing their interest and with PC-BSD installation was just as easy as installing Xandros.
The origins of LDAP begin with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) based in Geneva. ITU began setting email standards which required a directory of names (and other information) that could be accessed across networks in a hierarchical fashion not dissimilar to DNS. The result of their work resulted in the X.500 series of standards which defined DAP (Directory Access Protocol), the protocol for accessing a networked directory service.
Finally version 2.0 of Frozen Bubble the highly addictive puzzle game has been released. Besides some graphical improvements like 3D-based images and antialised messages the developers added network multiplayer support.
Also: Dirk Dashing: Secret Agent! released for Linux
If you want to select your preferred applications for Web browser,Mail reader and terminal emulator you can select very easily from gnome preferred application option.
Suppose there was a software category so ubiquitous that virtually everyone used it and anyone could get the software for free. Suppose, also, that the software was highly standards-based, so much so that it did not require any patented or proprietary technologies to work. That software would be a perfect candidate for open source, right?
Rickford Grant is not new to books for novice Linux users (see Linux Made Easy and Linux For Non-Geeks). This is the first one I’ve read, however. My motive here is to find Linux distros that are truly for Linux novices, and that also have books available for them. There is also the hope (perhaps vain) that there is a book and distro for the novice computer user.