A NZ training center hopes to raise $2 million from the Government and private sources to turn a suburb into a hotbed for open-source software development by late next year.
There are many reasons why you should learn to use Linux. You might prefer the stability of Linux, and the fact that you don't have to keep rebooting your PC. But Linux, with its mighty command line, can seem pretty daunting to a new user. So, I've come up with a little guide to get you started on Linux!
Hundreds of schools in Italy switch their Windows XP Computers to Linux. Over 16,000 students have joined the migration, known as the FUSS project. Many computers will be installed with the Gnome desktop environment.
It was 1991, and the ruthless agonies of the cold war was gradually coming to an end. There was an air of peace and tranquility that prevailed in the horizon. In the field of computing, a great future seemed to be in the offing, as powerful hardware pushed the limits of the computers beyond what anyone expected. But still, something was missing.
The man who created the Linux operating system, a cornerstone of the open source software world, Torvalds is chosen for the Agenda Setters list again and again for being a symbol of all non-proprietary software.
The HP Linux and Open Source roadshow rolled into Johannesburg earlier this week with the message that Linux is now a "standard" product offering from the company.
What an exciting passed couple of days we've had. Mandriva 2006 RC1 and OpenSuSE 10.0 RC1 both hitting the mirrors right about the same time. They are running neck and neck. Who will get their final to the market first? Mandrake has a history of missing release dates to fix last minute bugs and OpenSuSE seems to be meeting their projected plans. In fact, OpenSuSE 10.0 RC1 actually hit the mirrors a little ahead of schedule this time. Their roadmap stated to expect RC1 on Sept 9, while the isos are dated Sept 7. Their dedicated work is showing in the mass of bug fixes, patches and updated versions. There is no new eyecandy or features this release. So, how is it progressing?
In the first two parts of this series, I discussed how Linux is being used in technical high schools in Abruzzo and Sicily. Here in Part 3, I present a story that in several aspects is different from the previous stories. Enter Anna F. Leopardi, an elementary school teacher, who is also a free software user and evangelist; she doesn't mind getting her hands dirty doing some Linux customization hacking.
Steve Ballmer fielded question concerning his thoughts and M$' stance on competition with the Linux operating system at the Business Summit today.
Here's a look at some of the cool products and projects unveiled at LinuxWorld, as well as a look at what programming tools their developers are using.
Integrating Fedora Linux into a Windows network is reasonable and easy as long as you use the SAMBA utilities. I share every main step necessary to implement such a SAMBA server within a Windows environment.
An Australian government procurement official in has publicly endorsed Linux, telling agencies the open source operating system has "no downsides".
The Business Software Alliance alleges that 90 percent of all software used in China is pirated and that software vendors suffered $3.5 billion in losses last year due to Chinese piracy. The Chinese government has started to realize that this is an obstacle to economic development. China is beginning to look at open source software as a way out of the intellectual property quagmire.
Among the hundreds of Linux distributions, only a handful get much media attention, and only a small segment of those have become household words in the Linux community. Why do so many small distros have such a loyal entourage? The answer lies in the word "community."
In continuing with my Linux From Scratch series with Part 3, I present my adventures in setting up a more productive desktop system. Up until this point I have concentrated on just getting the basic underlying system in place and later installing X and a window manager. Today we strike out on our own some as we venture out of the docbook to go beyond Beyond Linux from Scratch.
"Unless we resort to open-source operating systems, we might be subjected to the dominance of a certain system like Windows series of Microsoft. That is the reason why we seek Linux."
Apparently BLFS-6.1 was released well over a week ago and the time had finally come to finish up my LFS desktop. Unlike the LFS-html docbook, it's not laid out exactly in a linear manner. I had the basic LFS 6.1 install in place and I was hoping I only needed to pick up from there.
If LinuxWorld Expo has become the place for the suits, and OSCON has become a developer's haven, then where does the average Linux user get to go?
If you are a tech tinkerer at heart, have some free time on your hands, and embrace the sweat and tears that accompany a challenging project, perhaps you've contemplated setting up a Linux system at home.