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Fedoralegacy.org will be discontinuing its supply of updates for the outdated Core 1 and Core 2 once the second test version of Fedora Core 6 is released. Fedora Core 1 and 2 were released in November of 2003 and May of 2004, respectively.
Having been engineering director at one company that became public, and a founder and CTO of another, as well as a long time professional software engineer working at such companies as Matushita Electric (Panasonic), and even Rand McNally, yes, the people that make maps, I must admit, in all those occupations, I have at most rather infrequently encountered these Microsoft Windows operating systems I hear so many people talking so much about.
The next release of the Debian Project's Linux distribution will run on Advanced Micro Devices' AMD64 processors for the first time, according to the organization's Web site.
The discussion about why the Reiser4 filesystem has not been merged into the Linux kernel continues on the lkml. The latest chapter in this ongoing debate tends to be more about clashing personalities than the code in question.
Long known for its desktop distribution, Xandros is now getting into the server act with the release of Xandros Server 1.0. One might wonder, what's the point of yet another server-oriented distro when the server market is already well-served? Xandros Server offers a GUI-oriented approach to system administration that should do well with admins familiar with Windows server products.
When IBM introduced a version of Lotus Notes that runs on the desktop computers using the Linux operating system this month, it was a sign of confidence that open-source software is gaining market traction.
THE departure of the IT contractor from radio station 3RRR allowed staffer Phil Wales to change career directions from Windows to Linux. His rationale was simple: the web is powered more by Unix-style systems than anything else and for a person with multimedia skills, that's where the future is.
To celebrate Linux's fifteenth birthday, and its 150th issue, Linux Journal is updating its Linux Timeline to mark recent milestones in the history of the free and open source operating system.
The wait is over, SLED 10 is finally here. I switched to Ubuntu when first RC of Dapper Drake was announced and I can safely say it has exceeded my expectations in every way. Having said all the above, I have always been following SuSE Linux and I believe Novell is being very innovative in desktop space. Here are my first impressions and major differences that I see:
While Microsoft reigns supreme on the desktop, alternatives are slowly gaining market share. The question now becomes what's the holdup? Why are those other operating-system vendors finding success on the desktop so difficult?
Even as Novell released its SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 desktop this week, rival Red Hat is putting the final touches on a new Linux desktop upgrade for delivery later this year.
MEPIS has released SimplyMEPIS 6.0. This is the first public release of SimplyMEPIS to incorporate an Ubuntu foundation. Based on the Dapper LTS package pool, 6.0 is designed for stable long term use and support.
If anyone was surprised about the release of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server or Desktop (SLES or SLED) 10 this week, we would like them to contact us and let us know where they were on vacation because it sounds like seclusion we could use.
The operating system would be free and open, and based around Unix – the commercial operating system used all over the world by companies, governments and universities. The project received overwhelming support, and nobody could have known then that, in just a few years, it would become one of the most powerful operating systems in existence.
Yesterday, after I finished building a custom desktop PC and had it working beautifully with Ubuntu Linux, I decided to do some sums on how much more the system would have cost me if I used Windows software instead.
It has been quite a while now since the first release of Linux. In this time, there have been small pockets where Linux has grabbed a foothold and "stolen" some market share, but for the most part it is still not setting any adoption records. Why is this?