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University finds freedom, flexibility in open source business intelligence

The University of Nebraska was always a Microsoft shop. U of N Data and Internet Specialist Amy Stephen remembers when Windows NT was new, with 27 installation disks. "We went with that because we had every network protocol that had ever been created, and every desktop applications that had ever been invented, right here. MS was the only ones you could have that diversity with." But when all of Microsoft's "natural predators" began to die off, and Microsoft no longer made the university's needs a priority, Stephen found open source solutions a lot more attractive.

Trustix Secure Linux 3.0.5

The Comodo Trustix team is proud to announce the release of Trustix Secure Linux 3.0.5, an update to the previous "Tikka Masala". The new releases is named "Mirch Masala" to describe the new interesting changes associated.

Montavista Linux handsets to be released in Italy

MontaVista Software has strengthened its position as the leading provider of Linux for intelligent devices and communications infrastructure with the development of new advanced smartphones set to be released in Italy.

Open letter to Mark Shuttleworth

Dear Mr. Shuttleworth, Get into the hardware business. I saw you speak in 2004 in Gothenburg Sweden at the EuroPython conference, you gave the keynote (excellent speech) and told the audience about your upcoming project. It was a linux distribution that would be focused on the desktop and come with commercial support, two things you saw as being necessary to linux success.

Brum to extend Linux rollout?

Birmingham (England) City Council is mulling an extension to its open source software deployment, which was criticised last year for falling short of expectations. The council revealed last autumn it had installed just 200 Linux desktops, while using up more than £500,000 of open source public funding. The project was subsequently mothballed, and some machines in the city's library cluster were migrated to Windows XP instead.

The Perfect Desktop - Part 3: Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft

With the release of Microsoft's new Windows operating system (Vista), more and more people are looking for alternatives to Windows for various reasons. This tutorial is the third in a series of articles where I will show people who are willing to switch to Linux how they can set up a Linux desktop (Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft in this article) that fully replaces their Windows desktop, i.e. that has all software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that runs also on older hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

How to Install Claws mail (Mail Client) in Ubuntu

  • only Ubuntu (Posted by gg234 on Mar 6, 2007 12:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
How to Install Claws mail (Mail Client) in Ubuntu

Puppy Linux 2.14: This Hound Has Teeth

Worthy Linux distributions from Ubuntu and SUSE run very well, but they are also rather large collections (though certainly not as bloated as Windows is!) and this has led to the creation of some smaller incarnations like Damn Small Linux and Feather Linux. The best of these lite Linux versions, though, has got to be Puppy Linux, which, in its 2.14 version, shows that it can run very comfortably with the big hounds.

Ubuntu's Migration Assistant

This migration-assistant will be found in Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn and makes it easier to move your documents and settings over to Ubuntu from other operating systems. Switching Linux distributions can be a pain, but switching from Windows to Linux can be a disaster for most people. The Ubuntu migration-assistant hopes to lessen this impact by making the transfer of settings and files MUCH easier.

Learn some command line...

I love the command line. If the command line were a dog, it would be a hard-headed labrador: big and somewhat intimidating, but really kind of even-tempered and friendly once she gets to know you. I just compared the command line to my dog Roscoe. I love them both, and they both frustrate me. I can't do much with Roscoe, but I can help out a bit with the command line. And so allow me to introduce four of my favorite utilities: df, du, file, and find.

Newly founded NOC lifts open source area

Linux VARs are hopeful the launch of a new national open source think tank could help drive up public sector Linux adoption. The National Open Centre (NOC), whose founding members include Birmingham City Council and the National Computing Centre, will push for wider adoption of open source software and standards in the UK, with a focus on central and local government.

Conary: An innovative second-generation package manager

rPath's Conary is a second-generation package manager. Considering that Erik Troan, rPath's CTO and co-founder, was one of the original authors of the RPM package format, some might be tempted to view Conary as an effort to do things right the second time around -- nor is that view far from wrong. In its design, Conary is a streamlined version of dpkg or RPM with Yum in which all the utilities of those package managers are combined in a single command and combined with version control to meet the demands of a modern distribution.

Red Hat Readies RHEL 5 for March 14 Launch

The wait is almost over. It may have taken two weeks longer than Red Hat would have liked, but Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, the updated version of the company's commercial Linux platform, will be launched along with a bevy of new products and services on March 14. The delivery of RHEL 5, the fourth major commercial server release for Red Hat, will better position its Linux against Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 as well as Windows, Unix, and proprietary platforms.

Open Linux developer phone opens up more

Trolltech has loosened key licensing restrictions on its user-modifiable Linux-based mobile phone for open source software developers. Users of the Greenphone will no longer be restricted to running Qtopia software on the device, nor to using the device only in its supplied hardware/software configuration.

TuxMobil Celebrates 10th Anniversary as Resource for Linux, Laptops, PDAs and Mobile Phones

This month, TuxMobil celebrates its 10th anniversary. TuxMobil is the number one online resource providing information about Linux for laptops, PDAs, cellular phones and portable media players. In short, TuxMobil is all about Linux and portable devices. The name TuxMobil is an abridgement of the words Tux and "mobil." Tux is the well known name of the Linux mascot and "mobil" is a shortcut for mobile.

Zend Goes Straight to The PHP Core

For more than a decade, PHP developers have had little choice in where they actually get the latest version of PHP: either or as a package from a Linux distribution. Zend, the commercial backer of PHP, is now offering another choice. Zend Core 2.0, the first Zend Core release for the broader PHP community, is a PHP distribution that benefits from additional testing, bundled features, applications and support that also includes an update service. And though it extends PHP in a number of ways, it's still open source.

Clustering distro ParallelKnoppix goes gold with v2.4

The Spain-based project team for ParallelKnoppix, a remastered live CD edition of Debian/Knoppix that allows the clustering of machines for parallel processing, has released v2.4 of the distro. It features a kernel and the KDE default desktop environment.

Final KDE e.V. Quarterly Report of 2006

The fourth quarterly report from KDE e.V. is now available. It covers the board meeting in Darmstradt, the fate of the technical working group and the status of the SQO-OSS research project. As usual there are reports from the working groups, including business cards, a branding meeting, an active HCI group and 27,478 commits. New members and finances are also covered. If you have been contributing to KDE for some time and want to get involved in the administrative side, do consider joining KDE e.V.

Dirk Dashing 1.03 for Linux Released

My Game Company releases Dirk Dashing v1.03 for Linux

Preparing your Linux systems for the new DST

"Spring forward; Fall back," That's the way the saying goes. Some years I get it backwards, but I eventually catch on. I've never had to worry about my PCs getting it wrong before, though. Now, with the recent changes in the Daylight Savings Time (DST) rules, I do. Fortunately, there are ways to make sure that both my Linux computers and I get the new rules right.

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