Like many distributions, Simply Mepis was written on the Debian base. In fact, until recently Simply Mepis was still being written on the Debian base, however when release 3.4-3 was delayed by the constant updates of Debian Etch it became apparent that there might be changes ahead. Warren, who has always produced a cutting edge, high quality distro began looking at what the alternatives were.
Linux afficionado Con Zymaris believes that the onset of dual boot Apple Macintoshes, running both Mac OSX and Windows, will be a boon for the cause of Linux and open source software.
Red Hat, the world's largest Linux company is trying to grow into one of the world's largest software companies while at the same time keeping a grip on its Linux assets, says Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols in this edition of the Cyber Cynic podcast.
Windows is inherently harder to secure than Linux. There I said it. The simple truth.
Many millions of words have been written and said on this topic. I have a couple of pictures.
I enjoy x-windows as much as the next person, but I’ve found that text-based applications are the best way to work with information that is essentially text-based. Most direct communication, including E-Mail, Instant Messaging(IM) and Internet Relay Chat(IRC), fall into this category. I will touch upon these three communication methods in this article, and provide the text-based solution that I use.
Over the last several years, the Linux operating system has gained acceptance as the operating system of choice in many scientific and commercial environments, respectively. Today, the performance aspects of the Linux operating system has improved significantly. This article highlights some of the performance and scalability improvements of the Linux 2.6 kernel.
Convergence is the buzzword of the multimedia world. On one hand, the technology now exists to let you store your multimedia files on a home server and then play them from many different devices inside and outside the home.
Whether an agency is replacing legacy systems or deploying new servers, a combined open source solution from Intel, HP and Red Hat is the most scalable, manageable and reliable alternative.
FreeHand Systems used embedded Linux to build an electronic music reader designed to replace paper-based sheet music in practice, lesson, and performance settings.
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There are umpteen GNU/Linux distributions and then some more. Many claim their roots in Debian and others in Red Hat. Still others swear that they are unique and were created from grounds up. Wouldn't it be nice if we had a picture which gave a broad idea of the roots of each GNU/Linux distributions? Well look no further. Here is a mind map of almost all GNU/Linux distributions.
eWeek Labs Senior Analyst Jason Brooks gives high marks to the new Fedora Core 5, which includes the Gnome Desktop 2.14 and ships with support for Mono applications, including the Beagle search engine, Linux's answer to the Google Desktop; and TomBoy, a notes application that works like a Wiki.
This is the third kernel release in two days, stable 188.8.131.52. This release only has two patches for x86_64 on Intel CPUs.
Red Hat's Community Development Manager Greg DeKoenigsberg explained that the Fedora Foundation was not going to take charge of the operating system, after all. Instead, Red Hat was retaining some "control over Fedora decisions, because Red Hat's business model *depends* upon Fedora."
rPath today announced that rBuilder, rPath's flagship product, received the LinuxWorld Product Excellence Award for 'Best Systems Management Tool' at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo. Additionally, rPath has been named as one of the finalists in the "Red Herring 100 North America" awards as well as "One to Watch" by the Open Source Business ConferenceT (OSBCR).
Scali, the leader in high performance clustering solutions for Linux datacenters, today announced that Klaus-Dieter Laidig and Richard Seibt have joined its Board of Directors. Both Laidig and Seibt bring extensive leadership experience and have held senior executive and supervisory board positions with organizations such as IBM, Novell, SAP, SUSE and HP.
Hong Kong-based systems integrator Quataris is shipping a flat-panel PC/TV that runs a multimedia OS based on SUSE Linux. The QuaNext PC is based on a Pentium 4, and has a built-in, widescreen 19-inch LCD flat-panel display, along with a PAL-format (European) TV receiver.