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In this month's mock celebration of technology evil Danny O'Brien gives a lot of us a good thwacking about the head for our eagerness to judge. "the evil award this month will given to an abstract idea: that of being too quick to judge others without knowing the burdens they bow to. The poor (though only in spirit) folk at Google, trapped by their own corporate culture and SEC regulations from being able to speak freely, or look after their own. The poor benighted downloaders of the Google Toolbar, who think that this is all the choice they get. And the poor providers of content, who given the choice between allowing others to improve on their work - even when enacted by companies like Google - and keeping it all to themselves, would rather 'opt out', hoard up their treasures, and forbid anyone else from touching it."
Novell Evolution (nee Ximian Evolution) has become a world-class email client. It's sleek, beautiful, and very powerful. Because it can do so many things, it can be a bit intimidating for first-time users. We put together this guide to help new Evolution users do one thing: filter the mail. Here is a brief overview of filtering and nine tips to help you take advantage of Evolution's sophisticated filtering capabilities.
Here's a wide-ranging discussion with IBM's Ken King, vice president, Grid Computing, regarding the State of the Art Grid Computing and current activities, positions, and ideas on this front from IBM.
Welcome to this year's 11th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. Sean Finney uploaded the first version of the dbconfig-common package which implements a general database maintenance interface and is intended to be used by other packages.
A new distribution, still at the stage of development, comes to be born. Its name :"Xline". Of an European origin, it should attract the beginners and the programmers of GNOME. The initiator of this project is not other than a former engineer of MandrakeSoft, the company editor of Linux Mandrake.
The entire realm of open-source software could get a performance boost if all goes well with a plan to overhaul a crucial programming tool called GCC.
Learn how to use the new SOAP extension in PHP 5 to access a J2EE application using Web services.
As we have all been hearing, the situation with electronic voting in the U.S. (and elsewhere) is a mess. Free (GPL) software seems to make the most sense for a host of reasons. However, with efforts as widely distributed as they are, what seems clearly like a very good idea isn't making much headway...
There are almost as many blogging tools out there as there are bloggers. In addition to closed source vendors such a Movable Type and Blogger, big players are entering the field, such as Microsoft with its MSN Spaces offering and the lesser-known .Text ASP.net toolkit. But even among both these, and the vast array of open source blogging tools, Wordpress rises above the others for being open source as it should be done.
The PostgreSQL database project has recently released Version 8.0, which was received with quite some fanfare, mostly due to its first-ever Windows port. Mad Penguin talked with Josh Berkus, one of the core team members, to find out how 8.0 has fared since its official release on January 17, 2005.
It's time for the first test release in the Fedora Core 4 development cycle.
The team behind the GNOME Linux desktop environment say they are catching up with the major operating systems.
Battling browsers are back. Just as in the 1990s, when Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Netscape's Navigator fought each other for supremacy, today Mozilla's Firefox browser is trying to gain traction over IE.
The embattled SCO Group has released OpenServer 6 for beta testing, a new generation of a Unix operating system that previous owners have tried to phase out on at least two occasions.
CNET News.com has published a Knowledge@Wharton report about the battle between Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer. The study, which quotes a number of analysts employed by Wharton and others, argues that much of Firefox's growth can be attributed to concerns about IE's security record and the fact that Firefox does not have a "high geek factor" like many other open source products.
Periodically I hear someone say that Linux isn't suitable for graphic design work. One common complaint is its lack of an integrated system-wide color management system (CMS). Fortunately today's Linux systems have free cross-platform open source color management alternatives.
Setting up local network support for file shares, print serving and intranet services.
Strange things happened in the EU recently. After about eight months of struggling, last Monday the Luxembourg Council Presidency claimed to have finally adopted a Common Position backed by a qualified majority about the software-patents-issue. However, the Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure (ffii.org) claims it appears that this majority does not exist and that there were multiple violations of procedural rules . After trying to find out more about the issue, things get messier and messier, and more and more questions arise.So, what's happening here?
SSH Tectia Now Supports SUSE LINUX for Enterprise Servers
The Debian GNU/Linux project has proposed axing the number of computer architectures for which it actively develops, with Sparc and IBM's S/390 amongst the casualties.