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I needed to connect my new desktop PC wirelessly from my second floor office to my first floor network. As I started researching the options for wireless USB adapters, I realized I might have some work ahead of me. Wireless USB in Linux is still in the early stages of development. But a little searching and some trial and error led to a successful connection.
Linus Torvalds once led a ragtag band of software geeks. Not anymore. Here's an inside look at how the unusual Linux business model increasingly threatens Microsoft
FireBird is making major inroads in the database space, according to Evans Data Corporation's new Winter 2005 Database Development Survey. FireBird is the most used open source database for Enterprise applications, more database developers use FireBird for single purpose applications and FireBird is tied for the most used database for workgroup applications. Further, MySQL and FireBird are locked in a virtual tie in the open source database space with each being used by just over half of database developers who use open source databases
You could get in on the start of something big with Yet Another Linux Blog. Right now it's just a blog with a grand total of 25 entries, and an empty forum. But YALB, as I like to call it, provides some oft-updated wisdom and entertaining, if controversial, information about Linux and open source software that will draw a larger audience as word gets out.
Daffodil Software, a Java database and replication technology company, has released Daffodil Replicator v1.6 (an open source data replication tool), equipped with the much awaited IBM DB2 support.
Even with just its built-in rules (which are quite extensive), PMD will almost certainly find some real problems in your code.
As Linux boxes have taken on more tasks in business computer rooms over the years, the kinds of hardware users are deploying on Linux has evolved from simple PC servers to more advanced dual- and four-way processor systems, a recent report says.
This is an editorial type opinion piece detailing the experiences of one individual Linux newbie, his quest to learn about and help promote Linux on the Desktop. Read on for the highs and the lows of a 4-year journey starting from trying my first Linux based OS to running a popular web site and contributing to the development of Linux Desktop OS’s.
Database developers are favouring Firebird and MySQL over PostgreSQL, according to new research.
An official UN report has praised the high quality and reliability of free and open source software.
If SCO truly felt it had a winning case against IBM, it wouldn't make sense to delay as its once-successful business crumbles.
Mozilla Firefox has a usage share of almost five percent. Citing statistics from WebSideStory, the syndicated Agence France-Presse report says that Firefox's usage share has almost doubled in the past three months to 4.95 percent.
I've found a Linux distribution that meets my criteria for an ideal system. Ubuntu Linux is fast. It has simple software updating and installation through Debian's Synaptic package manager. All of my removable media works automagically. It detected all of my hardware. And above all, it has a simple, clean, elegant interface that I love.
Four years since its inception and hundreds of thousands of visitors later, Tectonic.co.za is readying to launch the continent's first-ever Linux and open source magazine.
Securing the transfer of information while traversing the Internet requires an X.509 security certificate to guarantee its integrity. Usually, acquiring such certificates from commercial vendors costs a lot of money. Now, however, a new organization called CAcert aims to provide a community-driven free certificate authority alternative.
I have decided what I want to be when I grow up. I want to be a tech analyst. No, don't bother to try to talk me out of it. My mind is made up. It's the only job I have ever heard of where you can have huge gaps in your knowledge, get random but truly vital facts utterly wrong, say the opposite of what is observably true, and nobody sues you. They don't even fire you. They don't even notice. No one says a word. In fact, they actually pay you good money, and the next time they want to know something, they forget you got it all wrong the last time and ask you for your opinion all over again.
The International Open Source Network, an initiative of the United Nations Development Programme, has produced a 48-page primer on "Free/Open Source Software and Education," which is now available for free public download. The primer is intended to help policy-makers and decision-makers understand the potential use of free and open source software ("FOSS") in education.
ESP Print Pro, by Easy Software Products, is the commercial edition of CUPS, the Common Unix Printing System. CUPS is the standard printing system on virtually all modern Linux distributions and MacOS X. It runs on all Unixes, and provides print services to Windows and *nix systems. CUPS + Linux make a good printer server for Linux/Unix LANs. CUPS + Linux + Samba make a great printer server for Windows and mixed LANs.
Open source software isn't just for people with beards and long hair, according to a speaker at a conference in London, where it was noted that Britain is lagging behind other European countries in terms of open source take-up.
It seems EU politicians want to push the directive through the Agriculture Council again. Let's hope the "Thank You Poland" campaign wasn't an early bird.