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A few months ago, I tried a beta version of Mozilla's free e-mail program Thunderbird. Despite the accomplishments of their Web browser Firefox, Thunderbird just wasn't ready for prime time. It was a little less than stable, and it choked when importing large volumes of e-mail archives from other programs.
A native Windows port for KDE's graphical framework is under development and could help the Linux desktop environment attract Microsoft users, but some fear the move will harm Linux.
Shawn Burke, a development manager at Microsoft's Windows Forms team is telling interested readers who go to his bog, here that he would like to release the source code to the software developers. He said he has wanted to do it for years and is putting together a plan to make it happen.
An Internet browser feature meant to permit Web addresses in Chinese, Arabic and other languages could encourage online fraudsters by making scam Web sites look legitimate to visitors.
Even if the users still want to use Windows on the desktop, you can put Linux behind the scenes.
The community's new candidate for the poster child distribution, Ubuntu, recently unveiled the Live CD of its second version code-named "Hoary Hedgehog". Meant for people who like to be on the bleeding edge (and can live with the few odd bugs), Hoary might not be the distro for the virgin Linux user. But that's just one argument against a dozen which shout "Grandma use Hoary".
IBM, Sony Group, and Toshiba have taken the wraps off their long awaited PowerPC based "Superchip" featuring 10 times higher performance than current PC technology. The processor has Linux support and could find its way into entertainment devices before fanning out to digital TV, home servers, and supercomputers.
Mandrakesoft today announced that its newly released Mandrakelinux Corporate Server 3.0 server solution has received LSB 2.0 certification, following its longstanding tradition of support for open standards.
MontaVista Software launched a program Monday to make it simpler for cell phone makers and wireless carriers to use the Linux operating system.
We're barely into 2005, and we're already seeing another landmark innovation in information technology: the new Cell chip, which could revolutionize our entire industry with its tremendous clock speeds of more than 4 GHz. It's been in R&D since 2001 and was developed by a consortium of companies: IBM, Sony, and Toshiba.
"More! More!" we hear you shout, and we obey. Yea, verily, ask and ye shall get more Linux stuff . . . even though our editor can hardly contain his enthusiasm.
When the BMW Williams Formula One team set out to design a better car for the 2005 season they turned to supercomputers running Linux to get a much needed edge
A Japanese magazine has published news of an alleged hack that strips the antipiracy protections off files in Microsoft's Windows Media format.
With respect to a recent posting on your website: "Daffodil DB v4.0 Launched with Compiere Support"; a highly misleading statement is made: "... The fact that till date no other database apart from Oracle is compatible with Compiere, ..."
The founder of the free software Richard Stallman will hold a two-hour lecture in Bulgaria.
If you're really new to Linux, then ReallyLinux.com will help you navigate the sometimes choppy, sometimes murky waters of change. The site bases its content largely on information from the book "Linux For the Rest of Us," and provides beginner help on a variety of topics, plus a tightly focused selection of message board topics.
Linux has been catching on especially quickly with governmental agencies and national systems like the German railway, says Scott Handy, IBM's vice president of worldwide Linux. "It's really exploding at this point."
In Part 1 we reviewed hardware options, which wireless utilities should be present, how to use Windows drivers, and how to be open to connect to any available wireless access point. Today we'll cover configurations on Red Hat- and Debian-type systems, basic security, and hardware discovery.
In this third of a series of articles on training in Linux, I want to look at the certification programs available. In Linux, we are very fortunate to have at least two excellent high quality programs with high credibility. They are the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) from Red Hat, and the Linux Professional Institute's LPI programme. There are also two other programmes in existence: SAIR, which seems to have fallen off the radar (not much is happening on their web site, and SAGE, which is a Unix certification.
It's hard to find a comprehensive source of pending Linux virus threats these days. Ominous warnings can be found in the press that as Linux and other Free Software projects get more popular, the threat of infection will be on the rise. Still, deep research on the subject yields very little in the way of credible results. You can turn up a lot of talk about anti-virus software and vendors selling solutions for Linux. Still, nothing could be found that really summed up the current and coming threat of viruses for someone using desktop or server Linux in a network setting.