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Myths and realities about open source software (OSS) came under discussion at the "Operating with Open Source" day, part of ICT Forum Wales.
Tectonic columnist Richard Frank asks whether Linux is ready for the mainstream when a current distribution can't recognise his laptop's floppy drive.
Mandriva and LaCie introduce a mobile USB hard drive pre-loaded with a specially tuned version of the award-winning Mandriva Linux operating system: the GlobeTrotter2.0 in 40GB or 80GB.
The Linux and Samba developer group has filed its request for leave to intervene in the case saying Microsoft's fiscal might is skewing the fight unfairly.
It is time to announce MirrorMed. MirrorMed is a friendly fork of the ClearHealth project. MirrorMed will use essentially the same codebase but will have a totally separate support structure, available from SynSeer. Read on for the reason for the fork, and a list of the changes that you can expect!
SecurityFocus interviews Ron Gula to get a glimpse of Tenable's upcoming free (but closed-source) Nessus 3 vulnerability scanner. The discussion looks at license changes, community involvement, daemon security, new features, GPL open-source versus free, NASL, and more.
Poseidon for UML’s merit sees it through tech downturns to emerge leading the competition.
The PHP development team is proud to announce the release of PHP 5.1.
It looks like a vending machine but it doesn't spit out chocolate or coffee. Instead, it's providing free, open-source software (Foss) in more than 30 locations in South Africa.
In the olden days, there were Class A, B and C networks. These could only be divided up into equal parts, so VLSM, or Variable Length Subnet Masks , were introduced. The old Class C was a /24, B was a /16, and A was a /8. (Check out Understanding IP Addresses if you're not clear on what that means.) That's all you need to know about Classes. They don't exist anymore.
Microsoft's never ending fight to remain relevant while defeating nasty attacks upon its bulwark, which unnecessarily distracts this valiant company from more worthy tasks such as getting a lock on the Internet nearly matching its hold on both the PC desktop and most of the Office type applications. Woe unto them that do not recognize how unworthy they are to desire the fruits that this company so assiduously picked off so many dead, dying, decaying and those still living but consigned to a similar fate. Companies that hold any shred of property (IP or otherwise) that Microsoft desired, becomes theirs. Be warned ODF will suffer the same fate. Though the path may be long and the dead will strewn alongside our skewed path. Be fearful you lackeys, open source, free types we shall not rest until your are gone or if we are forced to we will compromise if we must. But until then: the world belongs to us and anything you own too is ours. Just kidding, I think.
Don't you hate it when the word completion feature wants to finish your words for you? Or do you love it? Learn how to customize (or kill) Autocorrect in OOo and live in word-processing peace.
In September Virtual Genetics launched the new search engine, Sentensa, that can be downloaded, without cost, via Internet as Open Source. Virtual Genetics is now launching the next version of Sentensa, version 2.2 , that supports Java 5.0 with some new features.
The end is near for Exchange 5.5 as Microsoft terminates product support January 1, 2006. For those who haven't already upgraded or switched, the big question is (as always): Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple OS X or Other?
Estonia's latest local elections, held online nationwide, included the use of open source software in electronic voting. However, experts caution that the use of Linux on Web servers does not equate to publicly viewable voting code, and the system's reliance on the Internet raises red flags
The EFF complaint asks that Sony BMG be required to fix the damage to victims' computers, and it says the EULA is unconscionable, listing specific things the Plaintiffs allege are unconscionable in the EULA that accompanies both XCP and MediaMax. When you read the list, I think you will agree it's hard to argue with EFF that this list is anything a reasonable man would agree to without duress, and as you read them, ask yourself: What do they have to do with copyright rights?
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The rivals of Microsoft Corporation in Europe have joined forces and asked a European Union court for permission to join EU regulators in an antitrust dispute with the company
Alan Canton simply took nearly 500 words to express what could have been summarized in one sentence: "Linux, as an operating system, is too complex for me." Rather than simply bash him in defense of Slackware, I prefer to take on his arguments point-for-point. Given the tone of the article in question, please forgive me if my rebuttal is similarly tongue-in-cheek. Diggable
The recent release of Hyperion System 9 was not, basically, a surprise. Amongs other things, not least, the front-end user environment, the company introduced a unified platform for its entire product suite and is claiming that it is the first CPM (corporate performance management) vendor to do so.
Although Linux gets much of the attention in the Free and open source operating system world, the BSD operating system is also very popular. BSD has a longer history, and its roots go right back to one of the original Unix implementations that spawned commercial Unix variants like Solaris and Mac OS X...This article, therefore, will look at some of the less-mainstream, yet equally valuable, BSD variants available.
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