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|Story||State of the Debian-Ubuntu relationship||srlinuxx||07/12/2010 - 1:31am|
Recently I read an article lambasting or rather dissecting the role that Ubuntu has played in the Linux community and according to the author, it boils down to clever marketing. So as a long time Ubuntu user, I asked myself this very important question. Is the Ubuntu word over-hyped ?
Expected July testing has been pushed back until September, but official release still slated for end of the year.
IBM said Tuesday that it is beefing up its open-source support beyond Linux to accelerate the adoption of open computing to reach new customers and add to the top line.
Engineers and designers in need of a mobile workstation now have the option for a preloaded version of Novell's Suse Linux on a ThinkPad laptop computer.
Most operating system reviews and developer interviews rely on technical points to explain what the project is about and what benefits users might derive from it. But what of the people responsible for the lion's share of the work in the open source software world? So rarely do we hear about their opinions and perspective on their project of choice. So here's a not-so-technical interview with three of the real people who contribute time and effort to developing the Xandros family of GNU/Linux distributions.
I detect a flurry of jockeying and adjustments by companies in recognition that 1) open source is successful, 2) open source is here to stay, and 3) perhaps most powerfully, open source advocates won’t give up agitating for what they want.
Twenty-five years ago IBM announced the Model 5150 Personal Computer. For those why missed that event, this was a a $1500 and up-priced system with an Intel 8-bit CPU. Capability-wise, I believe it sufficient to say that today it would not be considered even for a doorstop.
Sun Microsystems plans to publish the first open sourced Java code by October this year, the company has revealed.
Tripwire, a freeware tool to check consistency of files on a specific linux server and thus, to check wether an intruder was able to log into your machine. Tripwire creates hashes of the server’s files and saves them in an encrypted database, making it pretty hard for an intruder to change those hashes.
The buzz on the Linuxworld show floor has yet to reach Comdex levels (circa the mid 1990s), or even those of a good 1997 Internet World. But booths now fill the Moscone Center floor, and some of them – IBM, Novell, Intel, Oracle, HP, AMD, Motorola — are starting to scale.
Also: Podcast: What's hot, what's not, at LinuxWorld 2006
One of Europe's most successful private companies has chosen Open Source software to control its pan-European network. Kepak Group has asked Sirius Corporation to deploy an OpenLDAP-based Identity Management solution to serve its 2000 staff based in Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Germany and the UK.
I'm rather impressed. Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 10 is designed to do just that – impress the user from the start, with a smooth and (mostly) simple experience that will satisfy the secretary through to the MD. It does still have some areas to work on, however.
I've spent a fair amount of time working with Debian so I'm used to opening a terminal, switching to root and typing apt-get update. One thing about the default terminal though is that it's boring. Just black text on a white background. Fortunately, you don't have to live with it if you don't want to. It's easy to customize the terminal's appearance to suit your fancy.
In this article I will describe how to setup a nearly complete encrypted system using Debian Etch and cryptsetup with LUKS. The goal is: encrypt all partitions except /boot.
For a long time, it's been a given that anything on our Web site that includes the word "Linux" will generate an extra-special amount of reader traffic. But I never dreamed this week's LinuxWorld conference track on "Linux in the Channel" would be sold out—more than five times the anticipated attendees registered.
I found the book "Web Design In A Nutshell - A Quick Desktop Reference" authored by Jennifer Niederst Robbins and published by O'Reilly to be a one of a kind book in that it covers all the important concepts right from HTML 4.1 to XHTML, CSS, Java Script and much more.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- News: openSUSE birthday, Robbins returns to Gentoo, Ulteo update, Debian vs Ubuntu, new BSD live systems
- Statistics: DistroWatch in Central America
- Released last week: Ubuntu 6.06.1, Freespire 1.0
- Upcoming releases: Foresight Linux 1.0
- Site updates: End of podcast, discontinued distributions
- New distributions: AeganLinux, epiOS, MidnightBSD, Quetzal, RoFreeSBIE
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Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
The long development process of Slackware Linux 11.0 is about to conclude - that's according to Patrick Volkerding who has declared the "current" tree as RC1: "There are still a few changes yet to happen, but let's call this Slackware 11.0 release candidate 1." Other recent changes include upgrade to stable kernel 2.4.33; upgrade to udev 097, and rebuild of glibc 2.3.6 for both 2.4.33 and 188.8.131.52 kernels. The new release will ship with X.Org 6.9.0 and KDE 3.5.4, and will provide SeaMonkey instead of Mozilla.