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Fedora Core is a distribution developed by a community of developers sponsored by RedHat. Fedora is the descendant, so to speak, of RedHat's distribution for individual users, which they stopped selling a few years ago.
Applying the reverse of the Star Trek curse, I usually skip the even numbered Fedora Core releases. And since Fedora Core 5 was just released, and 5 being an odd number, I give you my customary combination how-to/review of this latest Linux distribution.
Wireless connections are great for liberating us from our desks but have you ever thought of what else you could achieve with a bit of time and a few less wires? <i>Wireless Network Hacks and Mods for Dummies</i> throws the rulebook out the window and comes up with some imaginative ways to exploit wireless technology.
Intel and PowerPC; client and server
Michel Gien introduces the Linux Phone Standards Forum, a consortium aimed at facilitating the use of Linux for telephony applications in general, and mobile phones in particular.(MP3, 4:21 mins.)
Software makers are failing to give their customers and themselves the tools and mindset needed to grow in tomorrow's business environment. But that's changing, said Jason Maynard, director of equity research for Credit Suisse Securities, at the InformationWeek Spring Conference.
One weekend back in December, Marc Fleury was hunched over his computer, absorbed in writing a fervent, almost preachy and completely self-serving blog about why IBM (IBM ) and BEA Systems Inc. (BEAS ) will never be able to best his tiny but growing open-source company, JBoss Inc. His 6-year-old daughter walked up to him and asked: "Daddy, why are you still working on a Sunday? Is IBM still after you?" He laughed and replied: "Yes, darling...but now a whole industry is ganging up on us."
Free Software Magazine's Editor In Chief Tony Mobily talks on the importance of NOT reinventing the wheel.
Fault tolerance, Live CDs, Audio editing,Encryption, distibution news, instant messaging clients, vector graphics, Linuxpodcasts and book reviews
The South African Department of Home Affairs plans to roll out Suse Linux and Novell Groupwise to its 635 foreign missions, border posts and local offices.
Using Really Simple Syndication (RSS) or Atom feeds to check your favorite sites and blogs can be a big time-saver. However, if you use more than one computer or operating system, managing your feeds and tracking updates is more difficult. Gregarius, a Web-based server-side aggregator that supports RSS, RDF, and Atom feeds, can help.
In an effort to break some of Microsoft's stranglehold on the desktop, Novell is taking new steps in the product and pricing arenas to attract customers who want to move either gradually or quickly to Linux. Jacqueline Emigh reports.
The German division of nosoftwarepatents.com have awarded Philips and the European Patent Office the “nosoftwarepatent of the month” for its patent on right mouse-clicks to bring up context menus.
Unveiled at LinuxWorld in Boston, the first offering, put together by Novell, includes the SuSE Linux Enterprise Server, the Websphere Application Server Community Edition and DB2 Express-C. Initially, the bundle will be available through Avnet’s partner channel. Also contained in the bundle is the IBM eServer xSeries or BladeCenter servers with either external or internal storage.
Hewlett-Packard plans to package their products in bundles called HP's Open Source Integrated Portfolio, the computer maker plans to announce Tuesday at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo Tuesday. The bundles combine open-source "building blocks"--including the JBoss Application Server, JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite, and Symas' Connexitor Directory Services software--with Linux, Windows or HP's version of Unix, HP-UX.
We received an email from Dr. Nelson this evening alerting us to the pending resignation of Tom DeLay
. Dr. Nelson serves as an advocate for unemployed technology workers who have lost their jobs as a result of cheap labor furnished by H-1B workers. He has found that Microsoft lobbied for increases in worker Visa programs while obliterating the workforce protections of the Age Discrimination In Employment Act of 1967, as Amended. The Act designates U.S. citizens over age 40 as a "protected class" so designated to insure US supremacy in the field of technology innovation.
Many believe that Microsoft's intent in lobbying for H1B Visas had more to do with destroying the pool of knowledgeable programmers and administrators familiar with the UNIX operating system than in finding technology workers.
You can visit Dr. Nelson's web site
to find extensive research and information putting our friends in Redmond in the forefront of the DeLay-Abramoff affair. Meanwhile, we will continue to monitor these events with the help of Dr. Nelson.
Opinion: A specter of vendor-introduced incompatibilities looms, but an appropriate level of Xen standardization will carry the day.
Thunderbird Latest Version
Simple steps to install version 1.5 with previously used data and configuration files. A few words about extending the customization to enable a few nice features.
When you click on the link below, you are presented with a graphical display of the structure of the entire Linux file structure. For those of you (like me) who are primarily visual learners, this will make a lot more sense than struggling through text or verbal descriptions of where to find what on Linux.
If you are going to print it, I suggest you use a landscape orientation for best results. A handy little "quick guide" to use if you're studying. -Trip
Virtual Iron and XenSource, two contenders in a hot market, will tell LinuxWorld faithful their new ways to take on VMware.
S oftware developer Chris Wright works from home in Northeast Portland, and his boss is more than 2,500 miles away in Boston. But that doesn't mean Wright gets to take it easy.
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