SimplyMEPIS 3.4-3rc1 was offered for consumption recently and it was asked if it was soup yet? It'd been quite a few years since I had looked at Mepis, and I thought this was the perfect time to get reacquainted. The announcement used such enticements as a 2.6.15 kernel, Firefox 1.5, and udev. We downloaded and burnt said distro in record time and was off to the races with great hast. What did we find?
The biggest problem in open source today is that few now how to monetize it. There are great developers out there who will write free (as in freedom and price) software regardless of a profit motive, but they are the minority. We need more developers making more money to fuel...more development. But how?
Many may have just glossed over a recent E-Week article regarding the use of Linux by a company named Stratus. However, there is something very encouraging and substantive behind this story that should not be missed.
Regardless of the critics, even in spite of them, the Linux Story remains one of the greatest in recorded history. You have protagonists and antagonoists, drama, plots and subplots and we have only made it through part of Act II. So much more remains for others to tell.
Perhaps, the heroics of this story makes Linux so easy to embrace.
For 3.4-3, SimplyMEPIS utilizes a 2.6.15 kernel and udev for most hardware autodetection and configuration tasks. Network setup was changed to take advantage of udev event handling. After the final release, the changes in 3.4-3 will be be available in updated MEPIS packages.
With the release of the new Ultima LiveCD, Tuxmachines felt this distro deserved a second chance (third actually, I just didn't write about the 2nd failed test a while back). Since its hard drive install didn't fair real well here, we'd hoped some updates and bug fixes would show vast improvement for this slack-based distro. How did Ultima Linux do this time?
Linux has made major inroads on servers and in data centers running both open-source and proprietary applications on millions of computers worldwide. We've recently seen the rise of Linux on mobile devices. But the Linux desktop remains elusive. We know it's out there, but it only now seems to be approaching the tipping point.
A new Linux certification lab has been set up in China to ensure local Linux distributions observe common industry standards.
Ubuntu Linux founder Mark Shuttleworth will give the annual report on his hot, Debian-based distro at the 2006 Debian Developers Conference (DebConf), set for May 14 through 22 in Oaxtepec, Mexico.
Nervous about installing Linux on your machine? Fear no more, because Live CD enables you to run the operating system without installing it. Bryan Hoff tells you what cool things you can do with Linux Live CD, and evaluates some great distributions such as SimplyMEPIS, SLAX, and Knoppix.
The goal of the IndLinux project is to create a Linux distribution that supports Indian languages at all levels. This "Indianisation" project will strive to bring the benefits of Information Technology down to the Indian masses.
The US Patent Office has upheld Microsoft patents for a system that helps an operating system locate and retrieve files from a storage device. Some believe this will cause problems for Linux vendors and users, because Linux uses the same system. Microsoft surely intended to use its patents to fight the competitive threat posed by free software.
Although having an open-source strategy is becoming common in many enterprises, users and analysts say 2006 is the year the penguin flippers will hit the water in terms of Linux's evolution into an enterprise application server platform.
Businesses, educational institutions, governmental agencies and other organizations around the world are converting1 their computer operating systems from Microsoft Windows to Linux at an increasing pace. There are at least 25 reasons for this.
Stx Linux is a small lightweight operating system for the x86 arch. It is based on Slackware and slackware derivatives. One of the key features of Stx is it's ability to perform admirably on older hardware, and it's minimum requirements are a pentium 1 with 32 mb ram. Tuxmachines has covered some of the developmental releases, RC2 and RC3, but since final was released today, we felt it deserved yet another look. Today we'll look at an upgrade as well as a fresh install.
The value and popularity of IT certifications are tied to supply and demand, said John Challenger, CEO of IT outsourcing and jobs analysis firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. There is no question that after Microsoft and Cisco certifications, the next most important certs are for Linux.
A new security offering could help users of the open source OS keep their applications from misbehaving.
Grisoft, the maker of AVG Anti-Virus software, has claimed that the fast growing popularity of Linux is making the operating system an increasingly attractive target for virus writers.
Novell's Global Support and Services organization has achieved certification under Support Center Practices (SCP) certification program, making it the first linux vendor to join the 200 world-class organizations that got this certification.