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Aarnet upgrades open source software distribution

Australia's Academic and Research Network (AARNet) has launched a major upgrade of its mirror service that provides an Australian site from which users can download the most popular open source software.

Ushering in a new era of angst at Microsoft

Desktop Linux has finally turned into the real deal--and that can only mean real headaches for Microsoft, says Jon Oltsik.

My desktop OS: Damn Small Linux

I'm a student who does freelance PHP coding and pixel art. I've always wanted a dedicated computer for my work, but that would take a considerable investment on a student's income. I found the perfect solution in the pairing of an older Compaq Deskpro and Damn Small Linux (DSL).

Running Photoshop plugins in the GIMP, even under Linux

Linux advocates are familiar with the refrain that would-be switchers in the graphic arts have to rely on Adobe Photoshop under Windows because it can do things that the GIMP can't. An important but altogether different hurdle is the installed (and paid-for) base of often expensive third-party Photoshop plugins. But a solution to that problem might be easier than you think.

Report: The Mobile Linux Initiative at OSDL

On October 16, 2005, the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) announced the creation of a new initiative called the Mobile Linux Initiative (MLI) to focus on accelerating the adoption of Linux in the rapidly growing mobile market. The OSDL's Ibrahim Haddad files this report on the progress of MLI.

LPI Exam 102: Boot, Initialization, Shutdown, and Runlevels

By the end of this tutorial, you will know guide a system through booting, set kernel parameters, and shut down or reboot a system. The tutorial is organized according to the specific objectives of the LPI exam for this topic. If you're studying for certification -- or simply building a solid foundation in Linux systems administration -- you will be ready to proceed to the next tutorial in the exam 102 series.

Novell's open source migration progressing slowly

Novell may be passionately evangelising Linux and Open Office on the desktop but more than half of its own employees can still boot Microsoft Windows and Office if they wish. Ron Hovsepian, Novell’s president, speaking at a press event in Sydney, conceded that "about 2,000 employees right now out of 5,000 are single-boot only, which is Linux only, the rest are dual-boot." He said that a project to migrate the 3,000 dual-boot workers to open source is likely to be completed over the next year or so.

RealNetworks rep to Linux: DRM or die!

A RealNetworks vice president voiced a few inflammatory opinions during LinuxWorld Boston last Tuesday. The RealNetworks rep in question, Jeff Ayars, said that Linux as a consumer platform would be dead unless DRM capabilities are built into the OS itself.

Linux GUIs linked to ease app development

The Open Source Developer Labs (OSDL) is aiming to make it easier for open source developers to write code for Linux systems by uniting the two main Linux graphical user interfaces in development work. Project Portland, announced at last week's LinuxWorld conference in the US, aims to bridge the divide between the Gnome and...

LinuxWorld Boston 2006 Wrap-Up

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Apr 11, 2006 6:36 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
It's good to get the first one under your belt.

Fedora Core 5: Shape Shifter

Review: Fast-moving distro works well in server, developer and desktop roles.

Dell exec: We're not Wintel's lapdog

To some, Dell marches to the beat of Intel and Microsoft drums, dutifully following their research and development plans. But to hear Kevin Kettler tell it, the PC maker often takes its own lead.

Sun Announces Availability of x64 Servers and Workstations Powered by Fastest AMD Opteron(TM) Processors

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dcparris on Apr 11, 2006 4:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Sun Fire(TM) x64 Servers and Sun Ultra(TM) x64 Workstations, Boosted by Solaris(TM) 10 and Sun(TM) Studio 11, Deliver 16 New World Records

Trend bits on the Linux front: DRM and GPLv3, DVD Players and the OS X EFI Hack

In typical fashion on a quiet, overcast weekend afternoon, I paid a visit to my local bookstore and browsed through some of my favorite magazines. This time around, Linux Format (Issue 78, April) had some interesting trend bits on the Linux front.

Fedora Weekly News Issue 41

Welcome to our issue number 41 of Fedora Weekly News.

Marc Fleury to Deliver SOA Enterprise Open Source Keynote at SYS ...

Open Source visionary entrepreneur, JBoss ( founder and CEO Marc Fleury will deliver the SOA Enterprise Open Source keynote on Tuesday, June 6, 2006, at 8:00 am.

Elemental Security Platform Earns Certification from the Center ...

SAN MATEO, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Elemental Security, Inc., the award-winning pioneer of new technology in enterprise information security, today announced that its Elemental Security Platform (ESP) v2.0 has been certified by the Center for Internet Security (CIS) for computing platforms supported by the latest release of Elemental's policy and risk management product. In addition, ESP v2.0 is the industry's first product to complete the CIS' rigorous certification process for the IBM UNIX (AIX) and Sun Solaris 10 platforms.

Red Hat and Sun Solaris are included in the mix. - dcparris

Linux Backers Plan Microsoft Shadow Conference

SAN FRANCISCO -- Microsoft's Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) this year will get some open-source competition. Linux proponents plan to hold the first-ever FreedomHEC conference for Linux hardware engineers immediately following the Microsoft gathering in late May.

Performance tuning UNIX systems

Be nice to your computers and examine some general guidelines for tuning server performance. A computer is like an employee who does tasks for you -- it's a good idea to keep from overburdening them. One way to keep this from happening is to carefully tune the processes that run on it. The UNIX nice command is useful for doing just that.

Save $360 with free software

You just bought a new PC. Good for you. But don't get too excited, the job's not done. You need software to get full functionality and good security on your PC. You want to create and edit Microsoft Word and Excel documents, right? Don't forget the antivirus and antispyware programs.

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