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Thanks for your submissions to the first round of the Red Hat Certified Challenge! The topic was history of open source. The judges have answered the questions and ranked their difficulty to determine a winner. The next topic is open source and the law. Get your questions in! Answers will be posted two weeks from today.
This week on Open News Bundling Windows No Good In Europe, Monsoon Settles GPL Dispute, and the OSI Finds Fault With MS-PL.
The world of a penguin writes about that the Swedish police will use MySQL and that they save the amount of 400 fully equipped police cars in the period of five years.
This installation has been done to evaluate OUI (disk I/O) performance on OpenSolaris DomU versus OUI performance on Linux (CentOS 4.5,5.0) HVM VMs on the same box. Difference appears to be very noticeable.
Sure Zenwalk was doing all right on the $0 Laptop (Gateway Solo 1450, 1.3 GHz Celeron, 256 MB RAM). But I had Partition Magic, and it was time to divide the / partition in half to dual-boot. My first test was PC-BSD 1.3 (I've had the CD for a few months.) It's the first BSD I've ever been able to boot. ... Big surprise: Unlike Zenwalk, PC-BSD has some kind of laptop power management implemented. The fan finally fell silent, only turning on occasionally.
This book comes to me in an unusual way. I received an email from the publisher and editor asking if I'd be willing to review BIND 9 DNS Administration Reference Book. Ok, that's not unusual. In fact, it happens to me all the time. What is unusual is that I'd never heard of Reed Media Services before. One reason is that they seem to be a smaller publishing house that was originally started to "print newsletter publishing, online publishing (including related software design), and providing related internet hosting services". The other reason is that they've only produced two books thus far (The OpenBSD PF Packet Filter Book is the other one).
Damn Small Linux (DSL) is primarily a live CD, or emulation thereof, which means that the base system is read-only. So how do you save your settings? Mastering DSL's backup and restore method is essential to enjoying DSL without using a traditional hard drive install. Here's how to back up your DSL settings, files, and applications to a single archive file on a local medium (such as a floppy disk, pen drive, or hard disk).
This is a quick tutorial on how to install iTunes 7.3 on Linux with Wine, iTunes 7.3 includes QuickTime Player 7.1.6 and support for Apple's iPhone.
How does the current version of OpenOffice.org (OOo) compare with Microsoft Office in its ability to produce slide presentations? The last time I tried to answer that question, two years ago, both OOo Impress and Microsoft PowerPoint had features that the other lacked. To see how the two programs compare now, I installed Microsoft Office 2007 and OpenOffice.org 2.3, and went through the process of designing a slide show from start to finish. To my surprise, the results were more decisive than in my last comparison. They're not enough to award a knockout victory, but, even based on points, the winner is clear.
This document explains how to set up the VMware Tools in the following guest operating systems: Ubuntu 7.04, Fedora 7, PCLinuxOS 2007 and Debian Etch. Installing VMware Tools in your guest operating systems will help maximize performance, provide mouse synchronization and copy & paste functionality. This article also shows a way of making VMware Tools start automatically when you start a guest operating system.
Tectonic attracts thousands of visitors each month and while we don't always know who you are we do, thanks to Google Analytics, have a pretty good idea about your tech preferences. So here for the bean counters are some numbers on Tectonic for the past month.
Linux Gazette...making Linux just a little more fun!
Saturday night, as I was leaving the Ohio LinuxFest after party, One of the organizers shared with me her aphrensions about the value of the event, and how the community resoundingly put those apprehensions to rest.
Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 103 for the week of September 24th.
Back in February, Ralph Green asked me to speak at the North Texas Linux Users' Group. I discussed Linux administration and then took questions. Some one in the audience asked me about Mono. I gave a cavalier answer having a bias against it. Then someone else in the audience said that I needed to get my facts straight.
Ubuntu's Fridge is reporting that Kubuntu is taking the Canary Islands. KDE is being installed on all of the school computers in the Canary Islands by the way of mEDUXa and in their universities with Bardinux, both derivatives of the Kubuntu GNU/Linux operating system. KDE's Aaron Seigo and Jonathan Riddell toured the schools in which mEDUXa is in use and spoke with the developers during the Jornadas de Software Libre conference. During that conference, Aaron Seigo presented KDE 4 and its exciting capabilities as well as an introduction to KDE and Qt programming.
The confusing world of standards for mobile versions of Linux became a little less confusing last week with a declaration of "alignment" between two key players.
Register Developer is changing. We've moved our base of operations form the UK to Silicon Valley, where under a new editor - the Register's former software editor, Gavin Clarke - we will build on the work of Martin and David, who successfully established Register Developer.
Ever wondered how much your contribution was worth to a project? If you are a Java developer helping out one of the hundreds of open source Java projects, head over to SourceKibitzer. It's a social network of Java developers that provides various metrics for open source Java projects.
COSSFEST 07 (Calgary Open Source Systems Festival) will bring together professionals, students and enthusiasts who share a common interest in Open Source software. This one-day conference and expo will be made up of speakers and hourly workshops. Booths featuring hardware vendors, software companies, services companies, and (of course) user groups will be on hand. This event is the largest free technology event in Calgary!
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