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File Server Configuration in Debian Using Samba

  • debianadmin.com (Posted by gg234 on May 2, 2007 10:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian
File Server Configuration in Debian Using Samba

Linux versus Windows: OS impact on uptime and speed

There are many factors which affect Website availability and performance from end user perspective, namely ISP Internet connection, server location, server parameters, programming language, application architecture and implementation. One of the critical parameters is a selected Operational System (OS). Most users often need to select between Linux and Windows, two popular choices for web servers.

DNS server Setup using bind in Ubuntu

  • ubuntugeek.com (Posted by gg234 on May 2, 2007 9:03 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
DNS server Setup using bind in Ubuntu

Linux and Solaris face off

  • Reg Developer; By David Norfolk (Posted by dba477 on May 2, 2007 8:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Sun
Earlier this year, we asked our readers why people thinking of Linux aren't also thinking of OpenSolaris (or vice versa), now that both are pukka OSS operating systems.

Free Ubuntu Feisty Training Course Offered by BeginLinux.org

The Ubuntu Feisty Training Course has more than 150 pages of online content as well as 7 movies.

Survey: open source shows progress in public sector

Open source technology now has a firm foothold in the public sector, according to a new survey.

OpenBSD 4.1 rides out

Security-conscious BSD operating system issues a new release with extended hardware support and more than a handful of updates since last release.

Why Apple Should Acquire AMD

  • CoolTechZone.com; By Gundeep Hora (Posted by gsh on May 2, 2007 5:04 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
Let’s face it. AMD is having quite a bit of financial problems in its race against Intel to grab more market share.

He Takes Linux to 220 MPH

Stephan makes his living by cramming himself into a 4-wheeled rocket and aiming it down the straights at over 200 miles per hour. And you know some of us are wanting to know... Are you out of your mind?

Interview with the KTorrent developers

  • KDE Dot News; By Rudd-O (Posted by dcparris on May 2, 2007 3:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: KDE
One of the most hotly debated topics on the Internet today is, without a doubt, BitTorrent: the most popular peer-to-peer network protocol today.

Will Dell Ubuntu deal hurt Microsoft or other Linux distributions hardest?

So Dell is finally caving into public pressure and selling a Linux powered PC, but will it be Microsoft that is hit hardest or Linux distributions that are not called Ubuntu?

Desperate Need for New OS Alternatives

  • OSWeekly.com; By Brandon Watts (Posted by gsh on May 2, 2007 2:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
With software, there’s room for competition, and the barriers to entry are rather small in a lot of cases. If a developer has a radical idea on how to improve a certain process and solve a problem that’s not met by other software titles, he can spend some time developing a solution, release it to the public, and if it’s good, acceptance will soon follow.

Distro Selectors: How Accurate Are They?

  • MadPenguin.org; By Matt Hartley (Posted by gsh on May 2, 2007 1:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
Nearly everyday, I have people e-mailing me with questions regarding my choice of the distributions that I highlight. Many of them feel that Ubuntu is too simplistic and that I should consider something like Gentoo. Others, however, ask me why I’m not more supportive of more entry level distributions like PCLinuxOS and Freespire.

Survey: open source shows progress in public sector

  • Kable; By Kablenet (Posted by dcparris on May 2, 2007 1:03 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups:
Firm foothold established

Open source technology now has a firm foothold in the public sector, according to a new survey.

How To Install VMware Server On Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn)

  • HowtoForge (Posted by falko on May 2, 2007 12:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
This tutorial shows how to install the free VMware Server on an Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) system. With VMware Server you can create and run guest operating systems (virtual machines) such as Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, etc. under a host operating system. This has the benefit that you can run multiple operating systems on the same hardware which saves a lot of money, and you can move virtual machines from one VMware Server to the next one (or to a system that has the VMware Player which is also free).

One Laptop Per Child clarity

The One Laptop Per Child computer will now cost US$175 instead of the planned US$100 and will have the capability to run Windows as well as Linux. This does not mean, however, that OLPC is dumping Linux, say local developers.

Dell is not the spoon.

"Then you will see that it is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself."

Jabber founder joins Wiki Search project

The inclusion of Jabber's founder, Jeremie Miller, into the Wiki Search project has just been announced. He was hand picked by Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia and Wikia, the company that is championing the open wiki-based search engine.

iKog: The tiny to-do manager that could

iKog is a text-based to-do manager that can help you to keep tabs on your tasks from the command line. Although it lacks all the bells and whistles of a full-blown GUI task manager, it's one of those tools that make a virtue of doing a limited range of tasks well. iKog is written in Python, and since most Linux distributions come with Python installed by default, iKog will run on them right out of the box.

Open News Podcast Episode 11 Released

This week on Open News ... One Laptop Per Child Runs Windows, SCO To Be Delisted, and Adobe and Microsoft Try Open Source.

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