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Nick Langley writes: "Linux is a freeware, Unix-type operating system that is distributed along with its source code so users can make changes and then redistribute it.
"There is a strange imbalance in the Linux world. At one end it is dependent on a handful of talented individuals, with constant speculation about overwork,...... burnout and slowing down of creative effort. At the other end, thousands of the world's best-paid IT staff are promoting and selling it, and repackaging it to meet the demands of corporations and governments."
Nick has written an introduction to the uninitiated it seems, which is something we see more of daily. These are the types of stories we saw in the mid-1990's as Microsoft began to conquer the mightly Novell with Redmond going from 5% of the market to its current position. - Ed.
- Multimedia Access Platform to Enable Profitable Delivery of High-bandwidth Video/IPTV, Multimedia and VoIP Services to the Mass Market
In just a year, Ubuntu has grown in to the most popular Linux distribution, and to prove it, the Readers of Linux Journal have voted Ubuntu as their "Favourite Distribution."
Replay Xcessory Automates Regression Testing, Making It Possible to Test More Often With Less Labor
This FAQ (frequently asked questions) was first published on the Ubuntu wiki. We thank Mark and his team for permission to republish it in Tectonic. Due to length, we have split the FAQ into multiple parts.
The OpenOffice.org community celebrates its fifth birthday this month, and to celebrate, open source software developer Meddal.com will release the Welsh version of the new OpenOffice.org 2.0 software package on Thursday, 20 October 2005.
atsec information security corporation, an independent, standards-based information technology security consulting and evaluation services company, is working with IBM to perform a Common Criteria evaluation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux v.5 on a broad range of IBM eServer systems. As sponsor of the certification, IBM chose atsec because of the company’s proven success in evaluating enterprise Linux products at progressive levels of assurance since 2003.
IBM’s developerWorks has just released the last of a three-part series designed to help you make better use of the grid resources available. Part 1 discusses the Ganglia
tool kit to enhance the information services already present in the Globus environment. Part 2 covers meta-schedulers
, or brokers, which take that data and make it easier to select the most appropriate and efficient resource for your job. Finally, part 3 focuses on security
and how to use available security tools.
Poor communication and tension between information technology (IT) staff and its internal customers is a common problem for many organizations. In some instances, strained relationships keep IT from moving the organization forward. One possible approach to smoothing things out is to employ a neutral third party -- an IT ombudsman.
Spanish Fork – Cluster Resources, Inc.TM today announced the release of Moab Cluster Suite® 4.2.2, a cluster workload management solution that integrates scheduling, monitoring and reporting for clusters, increasing organizations' return on high-performance computing hardware and software investments.
The application deadline for African developers wanting to attend the Africa Source II workshop in Uganda in January 2006 has been extended to October 24.
Neuros Audio has asked LinuxDevices.com readers to help define its next product, a Linux-based handheld portable media player/recorder (PMP/R) featuring audiophile-quality sound
Zend Technologies is launching the Zend PHP Framework initiative, a development environment for applications using the PHP scripting language. Zend is also joining the open-source Eclipse Foundation to further boost PHP development.
Steelray Project Viewer runs on Linux, making it the only Microsoft Project Viewer for Linux, the company says. It is priced at 10% of the cost of Microsoft Project, and is designed for users who simply need a tool to navigate, view, export, and print.
Squid is a free caching proxy server that runs on Linux and many other operating systems. Many Linux users who have used Squid have taken advantage of its simple setup, and ignore or overlook its advanced features. Here's an introduction to some of those features and how to use them.
Participants in the multi-vendor consortium plan to develop a base-level platform on which handset manufacturers can build.
Doug Turner has announced that France Telecom Research and Development (FTRD) has been contributing to Minimo. The FTRD team, based at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is part of telecommunications giant France Telecom, which owns the Orange mobile phone network among other interests. FTRD plans to use Minimo as a platform upon which to build mobile widgets — small applets that help users to perform specific tasks using mobile devices.
Acapela Group is based in France and calls itself the number one supplier of speech technologies in Europe. Its mission is to make its Linux-based technology available on a multi-platform level, whether as a standard release or ported to a specific configuration.
The company says it allows easy deployment of natural language interfaces for many different applications and services in 22 languages and over 50 voices : voice portals, unified messaging, call centres, talking web, accessibility tools, onboard navigation systems
Spread Firefox is back online after being hacked for the second time in three months recently.
Last week we had an bird's-eye of the current state of wireless security protocols, and a quick peek at using a RADIUS server for authentication, authorization, and accounting. Today we shall configure FreeRADIUS to secure wireless authentication and transmission. A RADIUS server running on Linux can authenticate clients on any platform.
We are going to implement EAP-TLS encryption, because it is widely supported and secure. Be sure you have FreeRADIUS and OpenSSL installed. Then create your SSL certificates, copy them to the server and clients, set up client access on the RADIUS server, and poof! all done.
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