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Thinking About Upgrading to Crossover Office 5



If you have wondered about upgrading from an earlier version of Codeweavers Crossover Office, I wouldn't bother. Version 5 seems clumsy and doesn't support enough Windows applications to make it worth even it's modest price. If you have to hack your desktop to get Crossover Office to work, you might as well use WINE.

Any hope for Open Source in government?

Tom Adelstein has written a widely-bookemarked piece on LXer, Why I stopped promoting Linux in government. His frustration boils down to skepticism about political decision-makers themselves.

I'm sympathetic to both the importance and challenges of introducing open source software in government. Open source tools are often -- though not necessarily -- an economical choice for government, and even more important, government support for open source software helps to foster affordable alternatives for lower-income computer users and small businesses. That's part of the reason I often work with open source tools, especially when helping government clients.

Note from the author: I don't think this commentator read the article at all. I think he or she used the headline and perhaps the lead to come up with his or her own material and assert their beliefs. Lousy read in my opinion.

How to review a Linux distribution

New versions of Linux distributions crop up almost every week. On the one hand, it's great that development is so active, but on the other it can be difficult to wade through the options and find the one that suits you best. Most of us do not have the time to try out every new flavor, so we come to rely on reviewers to boil down the new releases for us. As a site that runs frequent distro reviews, NewsForge would like to give some advice to new distro reviewers -- pointers to get you started and help you write a concise, informative assessment that will benefit you and your readers alike.

LinuxWorld Rumor Mill Turns

Opinion: Wondering what you'll see at LinuxWorld Boston? Here's the word on the street. (Linux-Watch)

A Linux smartphone market update from China's E28

LinuxDevices.com recently caught up with Roger Kung, founder of Linux smartphone specialist E28 in China. E28 shipped the world's first Linux smartphone, and continues to ship Linux smartphones, with a focus on dual-mode cellular/VoIP (voice-over-IP) designs for MVNOs (mobile virtual network operators) around the world,

Why Comply? The Movement To W3C Compliance

For Web developers, in particular, the onus falls on creating sites aimed at maximizing client contact through well-rounded, functional vehicles that drive traffic and generate sales. And in today's global economy, it also means using code that is W3C compliant.

Setting up Linux compatibility on FreeBSD 6

As a FreeBSD desktop user I occasionally feel left out when it comes to the availability of applications, particularly desktop applications or binary-only browser plugins produced by commercial closed source vendors. Sometimes a good alternative lurks in the vast FreeBSD ports collection, but not always. The version available may lag a couple of revisions behind what I need, or the port might exclude my particular architecture. Fortunately, FreeBSD can run binaries and shared libraries that have been compiled for Linux and other Unix ABIs (such as SVR4 and SCO).

Debian networking Setup

Debian networking Setup - Basics of IP networking

This is very easy and quick guide for all debian user and admins to configure networking in debian

Windows Guru: Why Samba can't handle Vista... And It's Not Samba's Fault

Samba allows UNIX, Linux, IBM System 390, or OpenVMS hosts to interact with Microsoft Windows clients and servers as if they were Windows file and print servers... Unless the remote client or server is running Windows Vista. At that point, client directory queries are returned with all but the first 100 files truncated. Microsofties say it's all Samba's fault. Email Battles begs to differ.

FSMLabs Performance Leadership Scales to Support IWILL 8-way / 16 core AMD Opteron(TM) Server

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Apr 1, 2006 12:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Hard Real-Time Advanced Compact Server Platform Ideal for High-End Simulation and Other Applications in Aerospace, Manufacturing, Telecom, and Financial Services

Hardware, servers and apps on tap at LinuxWorld 2006

More than 200 vendors are expected to set up booths at the LinuxWorld Expo 2006 in Boston next week. New products at the show will range from Linux-focused hardware for servers and storage, to enterprise applications.

Looking for errors in Debian with the GNU Compiler Collection

Debian developer Martin Michlmayr has been working on finding problems with the GNU Compiler Collection 4.1 release and code in the Debian archives. Michlmayr's research has had some interesting results, and provides a wealth of information about the quality of GCC 4.1 and MIPS code in the Debian archives.

McGraw-Hill Construction, Oracle's Siebel CRM OnDemand Join Together to Provide a Single Platform to Prospect, Manage and Close More Business

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Mar 31, 2006 10:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Design and Construction Professionals Can Quickly Identify and Prioritize Leads, and Track Opportunities Throughout the Sales Cycle with the McGraw-Hill Construction Network(R)

Long Arm Of Linux

With Microsoft pushing the release of Vista back yet again, there just might be an opportunity for a new sheriff to come to town.

ACL(Access Control List) Configuration in Debian

  • debianhelp.co.uk; By debianhelp.co.uk (Posted by gg234 on Mar 31, 2006 8:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian
ACL(Access Control List) Configuration in Debian

Open for business

Open source software is more than just Linux, and in many cases is more than ready for prime time business, says CSC's Bill Koff. In South Africa this week to talk open source with local businesses, Koff urged companies to take open source seriously, while still understanding the challenges of this new software paradigm.

Linuxworld: Government open to open source

Fighting the FLOSS battles in Australian government procurement.

Symantec (heart) Linux?

With LinuxWorld Conference and Exposition approaching, security vendor Symantec began nestling up to Linux reporters. The company sent out an invitation to a come-one-come-all "media appreciation dinner" at a tony Boston restaurant the first night of LWCE, perking up the ears of dozens of open source writers and starting the wheels of speculation turning. What could Symantec want with the Linux press? But the dinner was canceled due to "conflicts," according to Symantec's PR firm, which makes us wonder, does that mean Symantec doesn't appreciate us anymore?

HP: Too many open source licences

  • ZDNet Australia; By Matthew Overington (Posted by Herschel_Cohen on Mar 31, 2006 2:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: HP
Martin Fink, Hewlett Packard's Linux vice-president, yesterday slammed the open source community's complex licensing schemes, suggesting that there are too many open source licences for developers to manage properly.

He said there were currently "58 open source licences in use," and the task of keeping up with them created many difficulties for open source developers. Its something of a personal crusade for Fink, who said, "I've spent a lot of my time stopping people from creating more [licences]", before going on to say, "[HP has] never ever created an open source licence. If we never had to, why do you?"

Linux.com weekly security advisory - March 31, 2006

Debian, Gentoo, Mandriva, Red Hat, SUSE, and Ubuntu released security updates this week. Fedora and FreeBSD did not issue any security advisories this week. Advisories were issued for KOffice, OpenOffice.org, Flex, bsd-games, libcairo, FreeRADIUS, RealPlayer, and netpbm-free.

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