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Imagine the fate of your company rests on your completing your new Linux project on time. You have a crack team of first-class developers, but they're all .Net programmers. What are you going to do? Admit that Windows is better that Linux? Cry? Resign? No, you're going to install Mono and save the world!
Apple's iTunes popularized the Digital Audio Access Protocol (DAAP) for simple networked music playlist sharing. Linux users can take advantage of it too. Linux users can choose from several easy-to-use DAAP servers for sharing music, and several DAAP-aware applications for listening to it -- as well as discover and tune in to other people's collections.
Eight years ago, ApplixWare was one of the premier office suites for Unix-like systems. Then Sun Microsystems began promoting StarOffice aggressively, and KOffice and GNOME Office started maturing. Passed to a subsidiary of Applix called VistaSource that later became independent, ApplixWare was repositioned as a combination of a basic office package and a developer's toolkit running from a common main menu. For a while, it was even renamed AnyWare. Now at version 6, ApplixWare is back to its original name, with versions available for AIX, GNU/Linux, and SPARC Solaris, with earlier versions still supported for Windows and FreeBSD. The trial download for GNU/Linux shows ApplixWare's age, but it also shows a trick or two that its newer rivals might learn from.
Our biggest customer is the Andalusian regional government in Spain, which is using an Ubuntu derivative we helped create. That's hundreds of thousands of desktops. We have some deals with banks and retailers I can't disclose right now.
The Portland Project recently gained attention by announcing plans to create an additional set of standards for Linux desktop environments such as GNOME and KDE. Sri Ramakrishna explains its aims, gleaned from a conversation with one of its lead architects, Waldo Bastian.
When it comes to network security, yes, balance between paranoia and apathy is possible.
This is an invitation for the Kubuntu and KDE community to join us at LinuxTag on 6 May in Wiesbaden near Frankfurt to chart the future course of Kubuntu. We will hold a series of meetings and presentations on the structure of Kubuntu and Ubuntu, the goals of the project, and an open discussion on how Kubuntu can come to represent the very best example of KDE in action.
I think it can now be safely said, in hindsight, that Microsoft's entry into the browser business and its subsequent linking of the browser into the Windows operating system looks to be the worst decision—and perhaps the biggest, most costly gaffe—the company ever made. I call it the Great Microsoft Blunder.
Yesterday TechNewsWorld published an opinion piece authored by Rob Enderle where he opines, “Why Linux May Never Be a True Desktop OS”. This is a rebuttal to that article.
[What can we say? Consider the source. - dcparris]
San Diego, Calif. – The Free Standards Group has announced the availability of the Linux Standard Base (LSB) 3.1, the first version of the LSB to include support for portable Linux desktop applications. This standard and newly enhanced developer support provided by the FSG will make it easier for application developers to target the complete Linux platform; thereby solving a major hindrance for Linux desktop adoption and providing a cohesive Linux desktop environment. LSB 3.1 also incorporates the recently approved ISO standard LSB Core (ISO/IEC 23360) into the standard. The Free Standards Group also has said that Red Hat, Novell, Ubuntu and others are all certifying their versions of their operating systems to the LSB, delivering true world-wide coverage of LSB certified distributions.
Google and Firefox and playing with fire
[I agree that this is a bad campaign on Google's part - dcparris]
NEW YORK, Linux on Wall Street Conference, April 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Reuters (LSE: RTR; Nasdaq: RTRSY) and Novell (Nasdaq: NOVL) today announced an alliance in support of Reuters Market Data System (RMDS) on SUSE(R) Linux Enterprise Server from Novell(R) for financial institutions worldwide.
I've been using FreeBSD since I dumped Linux six years ago at a friend's suggestion. I quickly learned to appreciate its intelligent design: a bare /etc where you can find only necessary system files, good use of /usr/local (most Linux distributions leave this empty and concentrate on filling /etc and /usr/*bin instead), an application system called Ports, which contains a set of scripts that download, install, and patch any program found in the /usr/ports directory, and a very good handbook.
The GPL isn't the only license being revised this year. The Perl Foundation has published its drafts of the Artistic License 2.0 and Contributor License Agreement for public comment.
Microsoft vs. EC: Day two MS questions EC data
Open Source Storage (OSS's new OSFiler NAS/SAN storage appliance was chosen by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) to be a part of this year’s NAB-HD Pavilion at NAB 2006.
MS vs. EC: Day Two Judges move... and speak!
WiMax may hold promise for connecting all Africans to the Internet and each other in the near future but it is not ready for prime time yet, says Bushnet director Malcolm Brew. Speaking at the WiMax/CDMA forum in Johannesburg yesterday Brew warned against making expensive wireless mistakes and offered insight into making wireless projects sustainable in African rural environments.
SALT LAKE CITY -- Linux Networx, The Linux Supercomputing Company, announced a new partnership with Computational Engineering International (CEI), a leader in visualization software, to deliver a family of application-tuned, tightly integrated, compute and visualization systems. These high performance systems will provide a new approach to visualization, offering two times the power of legacy visualization systems at reduced cost. Linux Networx visualization systems will scale from the department level to large visualization centers, enabling users across industry, government and research environments to visualize scientific datasets containing tens of millions, and even billions, of polygons.
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