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Microsoft chief pugilist Bill Gates saw it as a knockout. Netscape did it to itself. As Internet Explorer 7 nears completion, a veteran Microsoftie is asking if history's about to repeat itself, this time with Microsoft facedown on the mat
In Mac OS X, the root account is disabled by default. The first user account created is added to the admin group and that user can use the sudo command to execute other commands as root. The conventional wisdom is that sudo is the most secure way to run root commands, but a closer look reveals a picture that is not so clear.
Gelato announces the keynote speakers for the Gelato ICE: Itanium Conference & Expo--April 23-26 in San Jose, CA--Jerry Huck (HP), James Reinders and Don Soltis (Intel), and William Worley (Secure64).
Notice all the great publicity over the Firefox 2.0 alpha, and whether it was or wasn't released? Why doesn't the open source world follow the example given by Microsoft with its "Origami" project, and "leak" the odd bit of early code to selected bloggers who can be relied upon to get excited and to spread the word far and wide?
MEPIS LLC, a long-time Debian Linux distributor, is switching from Debian to Ubuntu as the basis for its SimplyMEPIS Linux distribution. It seems MEPIS founder Warren Woodford has decided that MEPIS will do better for its users by depending upon Ubuntu, rather than Debian, for its foundation.
Debian Weekly News http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2006/12/
Debian Weekly News - March 21st, 2006
LXer Feature: 16-Mar-2006
So I'm sitting in front of my computer recently and I decide to do a quick survey of the programs I use to get through the day on my computer. What programs do I use, you ask? Good Question.
[Only mentions Linux as a counter to Microsoft, but every Linux user loves a good Windows rant now and then.]
I thought this was going to be my chance. I really did. I, like many others, had followed the pre-introduction buzz about a new gizmo to be deployed by Microsoft with the codename "Origami."
[ED: A grouch posting, in a mixup I am incorrectly labeled as the poster. - HC]
Microsoft has ceased its obsession with Linux. Someone finally convinced the boss that Linux poses little threat to Redmond. Someone came out of the Linux lab and said that It's about time that they starting focusing on their real threat: IBM.
A bill before the House would reform the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and ensure protections long enjoyed by consumers for lawfully using digital content continue to exist. It also has implications for DVD playback in Linux.
Linux Administration is broken down into five broad categories or parts. Chapters are organized under each category so no matter what I was looking for, I found it right at my fingertips. Link
Quite a interest been expressed about working wirelessly on Linux. People want to be mobile. They like using their laptops on the couch while watching the latest CSI episode.
If you follow technology news or music news (or both), you doubtless know of an amendment to a French on-line copyright bill that would make it legal to thwart the digital rights protection (DRM) software of the fabulously successful Apple iTunes/iPod system.
Ever since wireless Ethernet was born, a sizable number of folks decided that it should be freely available to the masses at no cost. So we have official community wireless projects, coffee shops, hotels, and other businesses supplying free wireless Internet, and a lot of purposefully-unsecured private wireless networks.
The Waltham, Massachusetts-based company outlined SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 at its BrainShare event in Salt Lake City, where it also promised to support NetWare "indefinitely" and previewed the next two releases in its Open Enterprise Server Roadmap, amongst other things.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Budget constraints are forcing some FBI agents to operate without e-mail accounts.
Sony Online Entertainment is to replace some Oracle databases with software from EnterpriseDB in a vote of confidence for the open-source company.
The growth of free, open-source software presents developing countries with an opportunity to escape from technological dependence, United Nations University experts say. They say Linux represent a phenomenon changing in the information technologies world.
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