Although Lycoris Desktop/lx 1.4 is a modern Linux based desktop operating system, which was released in the last 6 months and has relatively up to date packages, I would compare its usability to that of Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition. I think the system would be a good desktop for my little sister, all kids in general, and my Nana. However, my Mum & I require a more advanced system to meet our needs.
To push research forward, scientists need to draw from the best data and innovations in their field. Much of the work, however, is patented, leaving many academic and nonprofit researchers hamstrung. But an Australian organization advocating an open-source approach to biology hopes to free up biological data without violating intellectual property rights.
Pervasive has announced that Pervasive Postgres (its version of the open source PostgreSQL) will be generally available next month. There are a number of interesting things about this announcement.
We are delirious with joy, or maybe it is just that we've spent too long staring at the screen. . . . Whatever, we just found the coolest hack that you just have to check out!
Asa Dotzler's weblog has a posting answering questions about how the Mozilla Foundation makes its software releases happen. It provides an interesting read for anyone interested in Mozilla's release process.
An open source group has posted free PBX software that lets businesses create their own phone switches from standard Linux servers - but drawing business customers to the technology could be an uphill effort. Called sipX, the PBX offering is compatible with SIP phones and media gateways that can change IP voice to traditional TDM voice and vice versa so calls can be switched onto traditional phone networks.
Review: Novell Linux Desktop 9 is a good fit for non-Windows environments.
Debian From Scratch (DFS) is not everyone's distribution. It's not an easy install. You need to know your hardware. You need to be prepared to take pains. And, at the end of the process, the result looks like any Debian system installed by another, usually easier and quicker, means. So why take the time?
Tridgell to Focus on Leading Development Work for Samba Project That Provides Popular Drop-in Linux Replacement for Windows File and Print Servers
The world's business software giant offers answers to the 10 most frequently asked questions about Linux. What is Oracle's strategy on Linux? What Oracle products are available for Linux? Are all Oracle Database 10g options available on Linux? What distributions of Linux does Oracle support? What is Oracle's position on UnitedLinux? Does Oracle have its own distribution of Linux? How does Oracle contribute to the enhancement of Linux technology? How do I get technical support for the Linux operating system? Why are Linux developers developing their applications using Oracle's software? Does Oracle run parts of its own business on Linux?
The Open Group announced that the source code of the Distributed Computing Environment (DCE), an industry-standard, vendor-neutral set of distributed computing technologies, is being made available under an Open Source license. The Open Group’s initiative will broaden the use of DCE concepts and components as a vendor-neutral interoperability infrastructure.
The solution to this devastating problem, say Stephen Maurer, Arti Rai, and Andrej Sali in the premier open-access medical journal PLoS Medicine, is to adopt an "open source" approach to discovering new drugs for neglected diseases.
In March 2003 Ken McKnight came to me with an idea, a brilliant idea at that. I had been a web developer for many years and I was looking for something to be a part of that would rock the world. We developed the debut issue in just 2 months time using a few ideas I had been toying with, and alot of hard work. In May 2003, the first issue of AllAboutSurf.com was born. We have enjoyed a thrilling, positive response to date.
Hamlib allows authors of software such as logging programs, digital communications programs, or those wanting to develop the ultimate radio control software to concentrate on the user interface and the basic function of the program rather than radio control.
Business software giant Oracle Corp. said it would continue pushing Linux as a platform of choice for their business applications in 2005, according to Yashi Kant, managing director of Oracle Philippines in an e-mail interview.
It began trickling out with a press release indicating IBM, Intel and the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) had an announcement with "dramatic and global" implications. Then it got dramatic alright, with a report that the big January 25 announcement, code-named "Operation Open Gates," was a plan to rewrite Linux kernel components that might be infringing on some 283 patents, particularly those owned by Microsoft.
A few days ago I posted a blog called "Are Blogs the New Journalism?" which garnered some lengthy rebuttals both here and on my blog. I learned something from that conversation and some other reading and started thinking about it in terms of open source.
Patent powerhouse IBM last week unlocked access to 500 of its software patents for the open source community, generating mixed reactions from industry watchers.
Red Hat plans to launch a major upgrade to its flagship Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system that will mark the first time the software has fully supported the Linux 2.6 kernel. The launch currently is scheduled to occur at an event that will coincide with the Linuxworld Conference& Expo in Boston next month, a spokeswoman for the company has confirmed.
Open-source software development may not be easy, and no one likes to air their dirty laundry, but in the end, it's the smartest way to make software.