Prowling the x86 server warpath, Sun today revealed its roadmap of products set to bring the company fully into the virtualization brouhaha. The server maker's new xVM virtualization platform will span across its server, storage, and networking product lines. The first offering will be comprised of a hypervisor and management software set to be released next year. Sun laid down the roadmap basics at a press meeting in San Francisco.
With this article I want to point out how Free Software provides a secure environment and how important the community is. Security is not only limited to "technology to keep crackers away from your data", but it also is about secured freedom.
There was a lot of interest generated by my last article titled "Build a (Very) Inexpensive Solaris 10 Workstation". Several topics were brought up in this feedback, among which these two questions "what tools does Solaris have for backups?" and "is it possible to make a restore DVD for Solaris?" struck me as particularly important. For reasons of my own, which I divulge in the Purpose section, I decided to pursue these questions and write an article.
The heated battle between paper companies and proprietary EHR companies for market share is always fascinating to watch. Linux Medical News labs weights in on the subject by doing a rigorous, side-by-side comparison of Paper company products vs. Proprietary Electronic Health Record software company products. The results may surprise you.
On Oct. 4, Novell released openSUSE 10.3, the newest version of its popular community Linux distribution. This version of openSUSE includes a flexible Linux-Windows dual-boot configuration, improved user interface, Microsoft Office file compatibility with the latest OpenOffice.org office productivity suite and enhanced multimedia support.
Although the National Health Council recommends you to keep a personal health record and take it with you to your doctor,it’s one thing to document your medical information…It’s another to know when and how to use it. Open MedicDrive,a collaborative open architecture based application has launched the educational Wiki for advancing and educating users about the role of Healthcare Information Technology in Personal Health Record Management.
You've been ripping CDs for years, but what about those dusty cassette tapes in your attic and all that bargain-basement vinyl at used book sales? With Audacity, you can capture those vintage tunes, clean up their sound, and carry them around on your MP3 player. Audacity is a powerful free cross-platform audio editor. It includes tools such as noise removal filters and automatic track splitting that can speed up the process of turning your antique audio into shiny new MP3s or Oggs.
Here are some photos from Ohio (GNU)LinuxFest 2007!
In this thirteenth installment of “Speaking UNIX” discover more shortcuts and power at the UNIX command line. From benefits of Shell or making better usage of your time, this article will teach you the secrets of the UNIX command-line wizards.
The summer has finished, and it's about time I summarised how we got on. We had 9 Summer of Code students working for us, and we had a 100% success rate this year. Woo! Last year we only managed 6 successful projects out of 10, so that's a major improvement. So, how did the various projects pan out? The proof of the pudding is in the code, of course, and these projects are all available to use today, either packaged in Debian or installed on central servers providing services. Here's a quick overview.
Kino is a video editor that allows you to produce your own video masterpieces using only free and open source software. With it, you can capture and edit clips from your video camera, add titles, insert still images, create transitions between scenes, and output the result in a number of formats. Best of all, it's easy to learn to use. But don't rely on the version in your distro -- grab the 1.1.1 release from SourceForge.net and build it yourself.
Freedomware is not intended as a term to replace Free Software or Open Source Software aka FOSS, FLOSS. These terms have their niche and place in society. They are well established and we are all better for it. The Free Software movement was not created to have mass market appeal it was created to address a serious issue. The right for mankind to use technology and to improve upon it given that the progress is shared freely. Free of charge yes as the very nature of its progress depends on it. But more important is that it is free as in freedom. Open Source Software on the other hand does have a mass market appeal and was created as a means to maximize the inclusion of various interests professional and otherwise.
Novell today announced the availability of openSUSE 10.3, the newest version of the award-winning community Linux distribution. Available for free download or in a convenient packaged retail edition, openSUSE 10.3 provides everything a user needs to get started with Linux. To improve the user experience, openSUSE 10.3 includes a flexible Linux-Windows dual-boot configuration, improved user interface, Microsoft Office file compatibility with the latest OpenOffice.org office productivity suite, and enhanced multimedia support.
"Today I found an excellent small website about the gender imbalance in Free software. There's been a lot about the topic on the linux/free software news sites too. Large parts of the free software community are rather hostile towards women, as unfortunately is usual in communities with a huge male majority. Which then prevents the community from becoming balanced because it will be unattractive to women."
The KDE 4.0 Release Event Team is pleased to announce a contest for the KDE 4.0 Release Event. The winners of this contest will be flown out to Mountain View, California on January 17-19, 2008. Hotel and meals will be covered for them during the event.
Security expert Bruce Schneier today wrote about the “Storm Worm” again. Go and read it and become very afraid if you are running the Windows operating system. Become even more afraid if you are responsible for a bunch of them, like in a company. And then get a clue and morph them all into something better, like installing any of the Linux/Unix/BSD variants.
As you may recall, Corel announced last November that the next release of its flagship WordPerfect Office productivity suite would come out in "mid 2007," and would support both the ODF as well as the OOXML document formats. It's now out a bit late and in beta, not commercial form - but it's also available as a free download for evaluation purposes.
This article explains how to improve/optimize/speed up package installation with Yum, install packages with Yum Extender (a GUI for Yum with extensive features to manage packages), and manage different external package repositories - with focus on prevention of problems with different repositories - on Fedora 7.