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It's a little thing, but I've always found it annoying that when I go to Linux tradeshows and the like, I see many companies still running Windows and using Microsoft Office on their PCs.
Microsoft will offer free unlimited technical support to those who license its workgroup server protocols, in its latest move to satisfy the European Commission that Microsoft is complying with the 2004 antitrust ruling against the company.
Linspire President Kevin Carmony doesn't want Dell selling and promoting Linux desktops -- at least not yet.
Employee turnover in most organizations runs high. So unless you run a small shop with a stable user base, you need to learn how to clean up after an employee leaves. Too many so-called system administrators do not understand the stakes involved when they manage users. Disgruntled former employees can often cause significant trouble for a company by gaining access to the network.
Novell has announced that Finland's Ministry of Defense will be implementing Novell® SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server for a wide range of different functions.
The latest version of Red Hat's community Linux offers several new desktop apps, advances in security and tighter Java integration.
Savoir-Faire Linux and Emu Software: An alliance to guide you into the Linux World
Electronic governance promises to cut corruption and improve transparency, and open source software offers a way to break the South's technological dependence on industrialized countries [ED: "The South" being South America. - SR]
TOKYO --(Business Wire)-- March 21, 2006 -- Turbolinux, Inc., a global leader of Linux-based solutions known for state-of-the-art technology and cost-effective IT solutions, has announced the release of a new server operating system with an easy Internet server configuration tool, called "Turbolinux Appliance Server 2.0 (TLAS2.0)." TLAS2.0 is based on BlueQuartz, the open source system software derived from open source Sun Cobalt GUI released by Sun Microsystems. TLAS2.0 is designed to optimize Internet servers, such as Web, Mail, and Domain Name Systems (DNS).
A write up of IBM’s free software development: tools and open standards technical briefing held at Bedfont Lakes, London, UK on 9th March 2006
Latest version gives enthusiasts new graphics and virtualization options, as well as additional capabilities.
Mozilla's Calendar team Monday released Lightning 0.1, a new calendar extension for Thunderbird 1.5 email client users who run Linux, Mac OS X, or Windows. "This is a major milestone on the road to an integrated calendar for users of Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5," wrote team spokesman Simon Paquet on the Mozillazine site.
MEPIS, a longtime Debian Linux distributor, is switching from Debian to Ubuntu as the basis for its SimplyMEPIS Linux distribution. (Desktop Linux)
Gmail is hands-down the best web-based email service on the ‘net. Conversation threads, search, tagging, and keyboard shortcuts have completely revolutionized the way I look at my inbox. I manage all of my email from my personal Gmail inbox, including the daily flood of Lifehacker messages. At this point, I can’t imagine a program I could use to manage my email any more efficiently
"School education should be about cooperation and sharing knowledge, which is exactly what open source is about - that's why I can't understand why schools don't embrace it on that level,"
A few days ago, I got an email from someone with news of an interesting development in the ongoing ODF saga. Pamela Jones at Groklaw got an email as well.
The Dapper Drake delay means more quality assurance, Asian language support, and "polish" for the user interface. The XFCE desktop will also be integrated into the main repository for users wanting a fast and light desktop.
Setting up support for international characters should be "seamless," several readers said in responses to my recent article, "Setting up international character support."
[Anytime you need to switch between keyboard mappings on a regular basis, you'll appreciate this project. - dcparris]
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