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The same week in November that Kmart announced it was buying Sears, a start-up Java infrastructure company offered developers the blue light special of a full J2EE stack with the low, low price of $0.
When I wrote "Why the Free Software Movement is Doomed to Failure" I dismissed mankind's desire for Freedom. That was a premise that instantly knocked the foundations for my text to pieces. Freedom is a core value in people and no individual is willing to give it up voluntarily. Dismissing Freedom simply is unrealistically pessimistic. Basically it is a matter of education.
This is an unusual article in the "My workstation OS" series. It's not about using a specific OS distribution. Indeed it's about not using any OS distribution at all. For many years now I've installed my OS from the sources. Although this is not an easy nor fast way to get an OS installed, it's the best way for getting a fully customized system that fits any individual needs and desires.
Some useful information for sure, but not enough is provided about the TCP/IP stack for embedded systems.
It's time to look back on the events that shaped the free and open source software world in 2004. And why not -- you expect this kind of story on December 31, right? Well, alrighty then. Here, in rough chronological order, are our Top Nine.
The Venezuelan president has decreed that the public administration will switch over to use open source software over the next two years.
The Indian software vendor has released the first production version of its open source CRM application, which is based on SugarCRM.
President Chavez issued a decree this week which says that Venezuela’s public administration will switch over to use so-called Open Source software, such as the Linux operating system, over the course of the next two years. Chavez had announced his intention to issue such a decree a few months ago.
While open source software such as Linux gained greater acceptance this year among cash-strapped companies and government organisations here, its adoption has largely been restricted to corporate servers for the longest time. That is set to change next year, as open source software among the masses is set to blossom.
has just released
of their 10.2 Cooker Snapshot. This is the pre-beta of the upcoming Mandrakelinux 10.2.
Have an early look at what's coming next in this leading distribution, in OSDir.com's Screenshot tour of the Mandrakelinux 10.2 Cooker Snapshot.
Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer has demanded evidence that desktop Linux is gaining ground: Norway's second city Bergen has the answer.
At first glance, the upcoming OSDL (Open Source Development Lab) Linux Summit looks more or less like any other industry conference. Actually, though, organizers of the summit--set for January 31 to February 2, 2005 in Burlingame, CA--followed "exactly the opposite" course of action in putting together the first-time event, according to Nelson Pratt, the OSDL’s director of marketing.
More than 25,000 people have registered their signatures on a Web site to thank Poland for stopping the EU from ratifying the patent directive last week.
So you have your new installation of Fedora up and running and so far you're quite happy with the results. Then you decide that it's time to start installing some new programs. So how do you add in new packages, or remove packages you don't need?
Astaro claims to have added sophisticated spam-blocking features in the latest version of its distribution, but security experts say it's nothing new.
Part 3 explores different scenarios for updating and/or replacing the root filesystem, the kernel image or even the bootloader on our embedded development system.
CNET News.com has an article about the plans to increase the usage share of Mozilla Firefox over the next year. The report features little new insight but does reveal that the Mozilla Foundation plans to hire full-time employees to work on the technology evangelism programme. The second page of the article has a truly terrible analogy between the security claims of the Mozilla Foundation and Microsoft and the anti-terrorism pitches of the two major US Presidential Election candidates.
I've been running the recently released Deluxe Edition of Xandros Desktop OS for the past week. Xandros 3 has proven to be all that I hoped for, and more. This release should prove a good fit for many, combining the ease of use and elegant good looks that Xandros brings to the table with the underlying power and stability of Debian.
, one of the most mainstream and "newbie friendly" distributions, has recently released it's 10.1 Official version. Building on the success and feedback of the 10.1 Community Edition, Official is a more stable and full-featured release. This review
takes the 10.1 Official release through its paces during a month of operation. Rather than give an at-a-glance review, LinuxForumsDOTorg
sends jeremy on a 30-day journey using Mandrake 10.1 Official to bring you this review
While high-performance clusters often provide the most cost-effective way to speed up your calculations, building your first cluster can be a frustrating experience. But it doesn't have to be. Here are ten tips to help you get started.
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