In an interview with LinuxQuestions.org, Jean Tourrilhes discusses how he first got introduced to Linux, OS zealotry, the origins of his famous Wireless How-to page, Linux on the desktop, the state of Linux wireless device driver support, the best and worst wireless chipset manufacturers, the biggest limitations of the current 802.11 implementations and his opinion on the emerging wireless networking standards.
This article is the first in what we hope will become a monthly series of hardware recommendations for GNU/Linux users who want to build their own computer systems or upgrade the ones they have. With the wide selection of PC hardware available, how do you know which devices will work best with your operating system?
Novell says they are officially sponsoring and contributing to the popular open source implementation of the Linux security standard IPsec, Openswan. The open source project brings all of the features needed for building and deploying commercial grade VPNs to Linux.
IBM is continuing its crusade to make Linux the world's most popular operating system. Its GM for Linux is currently on tour in India, and Big Blue is taking its strategy to China, South Korea, Russia, and Brazil, too.
The worldwide server market is expected to grow 5 percent this year, with some segments--Linux and blade categories, in particular--about to break out, according to a new report.
The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL), a global consortium of leading technology companies dedicated to accelerating the adoption of Linux, today announced a milestone: 22 major companies are participating in and supporting the development of Carrier Grade Linux (CGL) specifications.
Once upon a time, publishing was the domain of large corporations. Then came desktop publishing and the tools to produce a book shrank from the cost of an aircraft carrier to the price tag of a PT boat. Now, small publishers on the bleeding edge of technology are fomenting a revolution that may change the publishing market forever. Open source publishing tools, long derided as not being ready for battle, are proving themselves in the trenches of small publishing.
The Shuttleworth Foundation together with volunteers from the Schools Linux User Group (SLUG) yesterday installed more than 200 Linux-based PCs in ten schools around the city of Cape Town. The "mega-install", timed to coincide with the celebration of the annual Youth Day public holiday in South Africa, was completed within just three hours of the 9am start. Each school involved in the install project received a minimum of 20 refurbished PCs running as thin clients and one Linux-based server.
There are times when you need to combine multiple files from diverse sources into a single PDF file. In Windows or the MacOS it's easy -- use Adobe Acrobat. Sadly, Adobe hasn't deigned to put out a version of Acrobat for Linux, but there are a number of Linux utilities available that enable you to quickly and efficiently combine PDF files. This article looks at three command line utilities: Ghostscript, joinPDF, and pdfmeld. Each does a good job of combining PDF files, and they all pack some interesting features.
The open source model, with special regard to Linux, has no doubt become a formidable competitor to the once sole giant of the software industry, Microsoft. It is expected when the market share of an industry leader becomes threatened, retaliation with new product or service offerings and marketing campaigns refuting the claims of the new found competition are inevitable. However, in the case of Microsoft, it seems they have not taken a solid or plausible position on the use of open source applications as an alternative to Windows.
Those interested in become SuSE Certified Linux Professionals (SCLPs) can do so beginning next week, although the exact name of the credential may change in the near future.
Recognizing a huge growth opportunity for its open source and consulting business, IBM is pushing Linux on the desktop in countries, such as Brazil, Russia and China. Not surprisingly, the company is making huge inroads as the demand for inexpensive and easily deployable computer system rapidly rises in these countries.
Why “Advanced Linux Programming. New Riders Publishing, 2001” does fork to multiplex I/O building up an example of HTTP Server?
The intranet for this year's Wimbledon Tennis Championships, which start next Monday, is based on a Linux-based IT infrastructure for the first time.
The Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AOUSC) has awarded BakBone Software a contract under Titan Corp.'s server integration agreement. The AOUSC offers services to the federal courts in administrative support, program management and policy development. BakBone offers Linux support and certification of its NetVault data management software on Red Hat Linux operating environments on HP ProLiant servers.
The open source Linux operating system continues to gain ground in governmental agencies around the world, winning another two converts this week. The Norwegian city Bergen on Tuesday said it plans to move 100 schools and 32,000 users away from its proprietary Unix and Microsoft Windows applications platform to Linux by the end of this year.
Speaking to CXOtoday, Venkatesh Hariharan, co-founder, Indlinux.org, said, “We are all set to launch our very first Gnome CD that supports most of the major Indian languages in the next couple of months. The MOSIX based bootable CD ROM has been christened ‘Rangoli’ – which literally means an array of different colours.”
Open source software has made an impact on the corporate, government, and education sectors. Even major technology players like IBM, Sun Microsystems, and Oracle are investing heavily in research and development (R&D) to make their hardware and applications compatible with the Linux operating system (OS).
San Mateo, California-based Scalix Corporation has announced the launch of Scalix 9.0, a Linux-based email and calendaring platform, according to a media release from the company, which claims to offer a migration path to Linux by providing a cross-platform inter-operability.