At the corporate level, the Linux platform just can't deliver the total cost of ownership (TCO), integration, ease-of-use, and functionality benefits that Windows offers by comparison. It's a line that has been repeated for many moons, only this time Microsoft Canada decided to try and prove it.
In today's edition of the Herbertville Chronicle, read all about the second test release of Fedora Core 4!
With the release of Fedora Core 4 Test 2, the Fedora Steering Committee would like to announce the transfer of Fedora Core 2 to the Fedora Legacy Project.
A new database is released today at LXer showing patent numbers where parts of Microsoft might infringe upon.
How many Linux geeks do you know that dual-boot to game? It's an unfortunately common thing for Linux geeks to be gamers as well. More unfortunate, however, is the seeming incompatibility of these two 'professions'. Sure you can play Neverwinter Nights, a handful of other ports, and un-ported games using WINE and Cedega, but where's the fun in that? Where are all the Open-Source games? When is the innovation that's been seen all over the Open-Source community going to make it's way to gaming? The answer is right now. Cube, an open-source FPS engine, is one of the most viable attempts to make native OSS gaming on Linux a reality. Jeremy at LinuxForumsDOTorg takes it for a spin, fragging his heart out to bring you this review, telling you everything you need to know about Cube.
When I was a kid, all I wanted to be was a rock star. I wanted to play guitar, get up on stage, and have everyone scream while I cranked out some hard rockin' tune. I wanted to see lighters held up in the crowd as I finished my last set - dripping with sweat, completely tired, and no energy left. Leave it all on the stage - that's what I wanted. My friends all felt the same - we talked about it all the time.
Being the kind of technical person you are, you most likely identify with the old-time hacker ethic and disdain the popular use of the word"hacker" when"cracker" would be more apropos. ...
Furthering the process of introducing and innovating Linux.
BitKeeper, the proprietary source management tool used by Linus Torvalds and other Linux kernel hackers to apply patches to their versions of the kernel, is once again at the center of controversy. This time it looks as if the relationship between Bitkeeper and the poster-child project for free software is going to come to an end as the result of irreconcilable differences. NewsForge has spoken with the three primary figures involved in the dispute -- Larry McEvoy, Linus Torvalds, and Andrew "Tridge" Tridgell -- to learn what happened and whether or not it could have been avoided.
I got the idea for this project during a visit to a jewelry art exhibition. The artwork on display incorporated an amazing range of unconventional media, including rusted iron, precious stones and metals, wood, plastic, and the like. One of the most interesting creations among the "wearable art pieces" was a plastic object with a satin finish. I liked this satin effect so much that I decided to re-create it as a graphic material using the GIMP.
The online edition of the Chicago Sun-Times is carrying a Bloomberg article about Blake Ross and Mozilla Firefox. In the report, Blake says that he believes Firefox could capture a fifteen percent share of the browser market over the next year. Security is also mentioned (Symantec found that Firefox had 31 security flaws to Internet Explorer's 13 between July and December last year).
The study, done by Yankee Group analyst Laura DiDio, showed that a majority of respondents that are implementing Linux are not collecting cost-of-ownership information.
The wildly popular Debian-based Ubuntu Linux distribution released its newest version, code-named Hoary Hedgehog, today. But Debian's own offering, code-named Sarge, remains on the sidelines.
Ever wanted to run another OS within your Ubuntu Hoary installation? This article is a quick n' dirty how-to on installing Vmware in Ubuntu's recently released Hoary 5.04. See Tuxme.com for the article.
You're probably wondering why in the world I've chosen to use Linux. Well, first it was out of curiosity. Having seen it in action, I really wanted to try it. And now that I have, I'll stick with it.
A new site to unite the individuals interested in Linux and Biometrics has opened its doors. LinuxBiometrics.com's purpose is to fill the biometrics void in the Open Source community. With the increased adoption of Linux in Europe and the recent increase in biometrics interest by the EU, this appears to be a field ready to blossom into heavy adoption and will be in need of OSS support.
Born in former Czechoslovakia, now running from Taiwan the best site of linux distros DistroWatch.
The week's most noticed giveaway was Google's addition of spy satellite images, which show nearly every address in the United States, to its map address-finding service. Even better was Firefox's new Scrapbook extension. A constant torrent of these new powerful tools stands naked as a lighthouse in a computer industry where innovation languishes like the cash building up in Microsoft's corporate treasury from continuing sales of the same old stuff.
Info-Tech Research Group reports Microsoft could lose as much as 10% of its mid-sized business customers to Linux, in its best markets, over just the next three years. Sounds really bad for Microsoft, doesn’t it? That’s not how the story was reported.
ActiveGrid has released the early-access version of its open-source grid application server, combining XML, open-source and grid computing technology.