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Information technology at Bryant University was a twisted potpourri of hardware and software before Linux came along. The concept of a centralized data center seemed unreachable amid the university's eclectic mix of Sun Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard and Dell hardware, but it was something that president Ronald Machtley wanted addressed by those in IT. According to Art Gloster, the Smithfield, R.I. university's vice president for information services, the school -- now ranked the second most wired university by the Princeton Review – had "a little bit of everything and not much of anything."
Latest version features new parallel processing capabilities; additional platform support
- ATmission is a Fedora-based live CD designed to allow users to experiment with the Linux operating system and other open source software without having to install anything on a hard disk. Version 2.0 has been released: Based on the Fedora Core 4 release with Linux kernel 2.6.11...
Jacques sent in to OSDir some very cool shots ATmission 2.0-01 (reloaded).
Welcome to this year's 40th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. Donald Feinberg, vice-president of Gartner predicted the end of Unix in 10-15 years and the rise of GNU/Linux.
I'm 32 and counting, South African, living in London. Most of my time is devoted to the Ubuntu project as cheerleader and chief whip. I've spent the last year or so focused on the Launchpad collaborative infrastructure, writing a fair portion of it and helping the team to define our goals. It's a thrill to see it all coming on stream! More details at [WWW] markshuttleworth.com.
WHILE SEVERAL Linux based vendors showed up at this year's exhibition like last year, the only major distributor present was Red Hat. The company's booth seemed to attract even more people than last year.
Optus@Home will complete its integration of the Excite@Home Australia network across to the same architecture as its dial-up service reports Fairfax IT in this article. The transition involves moving the network across from the legacy Excite network to a network of "incredibly powerful" Linux servers, a spokeswoman for Optus said today.
Microsoft Professionals provide an adbundance of applicants for infrastructure. Disheartening as it seems, corporations, governments, start-ups and small business have difficulty recruiting and retaining talented Linux IT workers. That has become a familiar refrain whenever Linux fails the adoption test in many places across the globe.
OpenAdvantage is an IT consultancy based in the West Midlands region of the United Kingdom. As the name suggests, OpenAdvantage deals strictly in open source software solutions, providing its clients with everything from a basic introduction to open source, to custom development services. The best part? It's all free -- free as in beer.
“We hope to reach perhaps 500000 or more people who don’t today have access to information technology,” he said.
The companies team up to enhance software applications for law enforcement and other emergency service providers.
Rather than constructing a solid finished robot, see how to build a fast and easy prototype that can be disassembled, reconfigured, and reassembled quickly and easily.
EVER dreamt of surfing the Web while cruising at 10,000 metres above sea level? Now you can – as long as you fly with Lufthansa. The German airline’s FlyNet in-flight wireless broadband service is based on Boeing’s Connexion system, which allows aircrafts to connect to the Internet through 10 geostationary satellites.
The industry's two major office suites, Microsoft Office and OpenOffice.org, will soon be releasing new versions. Recent research into these versions by large government departments indicates that for many sites, it is now 10 times cheaper to migrate to the new OpenOffice.org 2.0 than upgrading to Microsoft Office 12.
f you've read part one of Augustus' Ultimate Linux Workstation, then you already know what my goals and thoughts were surrounding this system. If you haven't read that part yet, I'd suggest that you do that first. It will make what follows make a little more sense. In this part of my look at building what I would consider the ultimate Linux workstation, I will take you through some of the special construction that had to be done to accommodate some of the special hardware I selected. Although I will be commenting on what was done, much of this article will be a pictorial. In my final article about this system I will show some final pictures of the rig and produce some benchmarks from this system as well as my budget system that I outlined in the last article. The following is not a log of every aspect of construction, just the more interesting parts.
Dimension E510n1 is geared for customers who want to use open-source software such as Linux.
The Mozilla Foundation's community marketing site Spread Firefox has been hacked for the second time in less than three months. According to an email sent to registered users of the site, unknown remote attackers exploited a vulnerability in the Twiki wiki software, which was installed on the server but not actually used by the public website. The TWiki software has now been disabled. The Spread Firefox Team does not believe that any sensitive data was taken but they have shut down the site as a precaution. Only Spread Firefox was affected by the security breach; no other Mozilla Foundation or Mozilla Corporation sites have been hacked and the flaw does not affect users of Mozilla software.
Mozilla Corp. has launched a website for developers wanting to build on the Mozilla platform -- the Mozilla Developer Center (MDC), unofficially dubbed "DevMo." MDC aims to provide the Mozilla product news, discussion, and the code, tools, and documentation needed to build new websites and applications
Even a novice digital photographer knows that finding a good application for managing digital photos is as important as having a decent lens in your camera. DigiKam and F-Spot are the most obvious open source tools for the job, but a lesser known but equally useful digital photo application called Album Shaper is also worth considering. This multi-platform software allows you not only to organize your digital photos, but also enhance them and share them with others.
Google and Sun Microsystems (Quote, Chart) will hold a press conference on Tuesday at which they're expected to announce a collaboration to bring StarOffice productivity applications to Google users. StarOffice is Sun's suite of integrated word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, drawing and database software based on the OpenOffice open source project.
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