CBR's editorial team picks out its choice of the 10 most influential movers and shakers in the enterprise IT sector over the course of the last 12 months. Matthew Szulik, Red Hat chairman, CEO and president is listed as number 2, while Linus Torvalds narrowly misses out.
Long time since we last released our 2.5 version in 2003 but we are finally back. As we started to be one of the first distribution aimed to give you a truly learning experience, once again we have tried to give you something more. Not yet another distro. Not yet another live Linux. But a live server!
Do you think you know, I mean really know, where Linux is popular and where it's not? I did, and you know what? I was wrong. I found out, thanks to a new feature from Google: Google Trends.
Dreamlinux 2.0 Works was released on July 16 and this time there's a kicker. This time it's available in an XGL edition. Where they may not be the first to put out an XGL edition, I believe they are the first provide the advanced effects for the xfce4 destkop. Having already been quite impress with Dreamlinux in previous testing, Tuxmachines just had to check that out.
No, I'll probably not stop using Debian GNU/Linux, at least not right now. But they have disappointed me. A lot.
No one will argue with the fact that it is much harder to buy a personal computer with Linux than a Windows PC. But suppose it did not have to be quite that hard to get one? And suppose that the various vendors could all meet in the middle to lend you a helping hand?
A good system administrator is always looking for ways to make life a bit easier. The Levanta Intrepid M, a turnkey Linux management appliance, is one way to smooth out some of the rough edges of system deployment and make things run just a bit smoother in your IT environment. I spent some time using the Intrepid M appliance, and found it to be a well-designed product. Too bad the pricing makes it unsuitable for some IT budgets. So, how does it work?
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Nagios is a host and service monitor designed to inform you of network problems before your clients, end-users or managers do. The monitoring daemon runs intermittent checks on hosts and services you specify using external "plugins" which return status information to Nagios. When problems are encountered, the daemon can send notifications.
The question of if and when Reiser4 will be merged into the mainline Linux kernel has been an on-going debate for a couple of years. Hans Reiser posted a "short term task list for Reiser4" to address the remaining technical issues.
Red Hat has launched a Telecommunications Partner program for NEPs (network equipment providers), OEMs, telecom ISVs (independent software vendors), and carriers/operators.
While Linux is almost in the mainstream, there are a number of pain-points for existing and potential customers that need to be addressed, says Christine Martino, the vice president for HP's open source and Linux organization.
On June 1, 2005, Fedora Directory Server (and Red Hat Directory Server) was released to the world. I downloaded and installed the server, got on the support IRC channel, and imported all of our data in a couple of hours. By September, just three months later, it was in production, and I haven’t looked back.
The people behind Lindows, and now known as Linspire, have come out with a free community project they have called Freespire. Freespire Beta 1 Build 0.0.69 as they call it is the first operating system with the freedom of choice. Trying it out first hand at Phoronix, it certainly is NOT a GNU/Linux distribution to try if you have any level of computer literacy.
About 2 years ago we went live with our first Linux Desktop in the production environment. The format we settled on was a LiveCD for ease of updates, administration and resilience. They were initially used to replace the dumb telnet terminals a lot of our staff were using for data entry, in order to give them the extra functionality (web browsing, office suite etc) of a Windows PC without the extra administration/maintenance overheads.
VideoLinux, is a light distribution that is focused one major area and that is multimedia. As stated just above, it might not be the easiest of things to configure in Linux and there are quite a number of powerful programs that are being offered to you for free.
I have written about XANDROS several times during the past couple of years and always felt that the distribution was something special. XANDROS has never tried to have the latest and greatest, just the most recent stable programs. It is also a commercial distribution meaning the basic edition of Desktop 4 will run about $40 USD and the premium about $80 USD.
Linux Kernel 22.214.171.124 was just released, relaxing the /proc changes from 126.96.36.199. HALd issues were reported by the maintainer of that package in some instances due to overly stringent /proc security.
The first BETA of Freespire Linux was released on Friday. Freespire is a no-cost version of the Linspire operating system based on Linux and Open Source.
If you want a rock-stable operating system that is highly unlikely ever to become a victim of viruses or other malicious applications, Linspire Five-O Linux is an attractive alternative to Windows. Linspire is also worth considering if you think you may want to dig deeper into Linux and start writing your own software.