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This coalition has formed to stop the "Network Neutrality" legislation. Is the legislation good or bad? Should it be stopped, or encouraged?
I was told recently that Air Force bases in the San Antonio, Texas, area are blocking one or more of our sister OSTG sites, like SourceForge.net, Slashdot.org, or Freshmeat.net. After finding reports via Google of commercial mail services and liberal news sites being blocked by various components of the Department of Defense, I decided to go straight to the horse's mouth for the story. Here's what I learned.
Red Hat and its many clones and offspring, like Fedora, CentOS, White Box Linux, and so forth have long had a simple built-in mechanism for cloning installations on diverse hardware: Kickstart. With Kickstart you can easily create a customized configuration, set up an installation server, plug a new PC into the network, and perform an unattended network installation. SUSE has AutoYaST. Debian users have not been so fortunate. FAI, the Fully-Automated Installer, works beautifully when it's set up correctly. But learning to use FAI is not so easy.
Apple has closed up its kernel for Intel-based Macs in response to so-called "piracy" -- that is, users running Mac OS X on hardware unauthorized by Apple. Poor Apple -- how can it possibly survive off of the $129 license fee for Mac OS X alone?
[Well, there you have it. Everyone is free to choose non-free. But if you choose non-free, you won't be free anymore. - dcparris]
She is a criminal now and I made her so. 86 years of lawful living, survived without so much as a speeding ticket. Her unblemished essence is now the foulest of stain on my duplicitous hands.
The amaroK team have announced the official release of amaroK 1.4, and the launch of the Fast Forward series, the cheeky successor to the well-received Airborne series. Fast Forward comes with improved media device support, featuring enhanced iPod support that handles the latest iPod devices, support for IFP/IRiver devices, a new plugin for generic media devices, and the ability to handle as many of these devices as you'd like.
Sun Microsystems has announced the release of a series of Java technologies to the open source community.
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Cash'n'CarrionDive Into Python is a hands-on guide to the Python language. Each chapter starts with a real complete code sample, proceeds to pick it apart and explain the pieces, and then puts it all back together again in a summary at the end.â€¦
The GP2X can run games, music and movies, read e-books and store photos. The distributors claim that the handheld offers "higher quality audio and video playback" than the Sony PSP and it can also be connected directly to a TV set.
Comodo's expertise as a Certification Authority, enabled the development of this Vulnerability Scanning and Assessment Service (VSA) to meet the intensive security requirements of the sophisticated enterprise, yet costs thousands less than the leading competitor.
Novell has recently delivered five-day training classes to 15 Oracle Consultants, at Oracle local offices, Amman – Jordan, and prepared them to become certified Linux professionals - a key to delivering quality Linux technical support to the market.
My love/hate relationship with Thunderbird, the Mozilla Foundation's email client, continues. On the one hand, Thunderbird's a very good open-source email/Usenet/RSS client. It's easy to filter, search, and sort messages with Thunderbird -- even with multiple mail accounts. And, unlike Evolution, my favorite email program, it's also available on Windows and Mac OS, besides Linux.
Developers evaluating Infiniflow DSF or building new DSF-based components will be able to use the software under a standard open source GPL license. Deployment to a production environment will require a commercial license from Paremus. Annual subscriptions, including a right-to-use license and professional product support, are priced at $195 per node.
[Can somebody explain how GPL and a right-to-use license go together? -- grouch]
Over the years there have been endless postings on forums such as Slashdot about how microkernels are slow, how microkernels are hard to program, how they aren't in use commercially, and a lot of other nonsense. Virtually all of these postings have come from people who don't have a clue what a microkernel is or what one can do.
The Mandriva One 2006 final iso images were released May 16 to public FTP mirrors, the France-based Linux company said on its website. The distro's combined live and installation CD uses a 2.6.12 kernel and includes the KDE desktop as a default, plus numerous other applications.
"You have a bright future in retail," isn't always the best compliment to give someone. But this is a positive statement regarding the Linux operating system.
Post-processing of digital video has, with few exceptions, remained a fairly expensive proposition for most — often requiring an investment of hundreds or thousands of dollars. An open source project called Jahshaka aims to change that, however. Now available as a “release candidate” of its 2.0 version, the software runs on Mac OS X, Linux and Windows. Both its source code and executable binaries are available, including a binary designed for Intel-based Macs.
Since Adam and Eve, almost everything humans have created is either like my machine or my novel. Functionality and copyability have been mutually exclusive. But software is the exception.
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