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In the aftermath of our last interview with Tom Lord, regardless of personalities, it became apparent that the idea of decentralizing CVS is a big deal. Many mentioned darcs as an alternative to Arch. Mark Strosberg has interviewed project head-hancho David Roundy about darcs, his "theory of patches", what's next, and on using Haskell for the project.
I recently downloaded and took a closer look at Novell Linux Desktop 9. While it is certainly aimed at the corporate environment, it's also somewhat suitable for home users. Read our review to find out what experiences I had with it and whether or not it might be right for you.
A senior Austrian politician has told the Austrian Minister of Commerce and Industry that the draft directive on software patents could cause 'lasting damage' to small and medium-sized IT companies
Welcome to this year's 46th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. In an interview Richard Stallman explained why it is important in terms of freedom and cooperation to have schools use Free Software. VA Linux Systems Japan recently announced the release of VA Balance, a load balancing system, based on UltraMonkey and Debian GNU/Linux.
Intel has released its Quick Start Kit for Linux, stepping up support for Asian system integrators that offer Linux-based desktop PCs.
Does the open source community embrace any group that chooses to develop and distribute code freely? If so, then the folks at OpenNETCF.org must be part of that open source community, even though they are all loyal Windows users.
Two annoyances from the original article resolved.
ActiveGrid is a new open source software company that hopes to capitalize on an idea it calls "commercial open source." It has already convinced a couple of venture capitalists to front $3 million to develop a tool called the Grid Application Server.
Intel has begun an effort to make it easier for sales partners in China and India to sell desktop computers running Linux, starting a more active phase in the company's help with the open-source operating system.
This tutorial from dW shows you how to leverage Linux to get the most from your network. Specifically, it describes how to set up DNS with Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) BIND. Sample code and configuration files are provided throughout to aid understanding.
A week ago, I wrote that Sun will regain control in the server market by making Solaris 10 open source. On paper this looked logical. Tens of thousands of hits and a flood of reactions from the Linux community later, things look rather different to me.
Open-source software is carving a larger niche in the mobile realm, with electronics firms NEC and Panasonic rolling out Linux-based handhelds for Japanese telecom giant NTT DoCoMo. The two manufacturers have adopted the MontaVista Linux OS for three third-generation (3G) mobile phones to be offered by DoCoMo with the carrier's advanced FOMA (freedom of mobile multimedia) network.
In part two of this ever-expanding MIDI series, a look at various sequencers, from Rosegarden to seq24.
With Linus Torvalds (Linux), Michael Widenius (MySQL) and Rasmus Lerdorf (PHP) three of Europe's most famous Open Source developers have turned to the EU Competitiveness Council in a bid to prevent the Council from adopting at the end of this week the current draft of the so-called Software Patent Directive. In a joint declaration published at NoSoftwarePatents.com they call the controversial "Directive on the Patentability of Computer-Implemented Inventions" known as the Software Patent Directive "deceptive, dangerous and democratically illegitimate."
Open-source software, increasingly popular with budget-conscious companies, is beginning to expand into a new area: The lucrative infrastructure-software market dominated by industry giants such as Microsoft.
Novell may roll a version of Linux tuned specifically for the SMB market, chairman and CEO Jack Messman said Thursday during a conference call announcing the company's strong fiscal 2004 earnings and return to profitability. [SMB == Small to Medium Business. Thanks davewarner.]
Welcome to the Mandrakelinux Community Newsletter -- dedicated to keeping you up-to-date with the latest Mandrake-related news & info.
Microsoft claims that it did not warn Asian governments against Linux and was merely referring to a study done by an open-source group, but the author of the study says his report was misinterpreted.
Several new distributions make communicating with a Windows network more difficult than it should be.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA -- The annual LISA (Large Installation System Administration) conference has a devoted following; you meet people here who have attended five, six, even seven LISAs in a row. The '04 edition wasn't as big as the ones held during and immediately after the dot-boom years, but it's still exciting to gather 1,200 sysadmins and academics in one place so they can share knowledge with one another. The question, though, is whether the current blend of academic-style research paper presentations, practical tutorials, and general-interest keynotes should be continued or whether LISA should focus more in a single direction. And it's a good question, because the conference's demographics have changed noticeably in the last few years.