I wanted to be able to alter the order in which my SCSI device drivers were loaded at startup, so I looked into using initrd images with Debian. I documented a procedure to quickly get up and running using Debian's initrd-tools when working with SCSI devices. Hopefully, useful to others as well.
Guest columnist Tom Adelstein takes a look at the latest version of Sun's Java Desktop System. Adelstein, the author of a forthcoming book on Sun's JDS, offers a well-schooled view of how this version of the Linux desktop is a serious challenger to Microsoft.
Sees 2004 as the year when large scale Linux adoption both in the enterprise server and desktop space; is set to challenge Microsoft even in the desktop area.
Symbio Technologies announces the release of its signature Symbiont Management Suite, a unique terminal services package that reduces the complexity of setting up and administering a diskless thin client network.
Red Hat, the top seller of the Linux operating system, reported a net income of $5 million and revenue that grew 43 percent to $37 million for its most recent quarter.
High Availability Open Source Cluster Application Resource (HA-OSCAR) is an open source project under Gnu [sic] Public License that aims toward non-stop services in the HPC environment through a combined power of High Availability and Performance Computing solutions.
Welcome to this year's 12th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. If you ever wanted to switch from Debian GNU/Linux to SuSE Linux, you should read this howto. This article will attempt to dispel some myths and clear a few things up for those interested in finding more information on GNU/Linux. While most people in the Free Software community already know this stuff, outsiders only know what they read in the news and hear from others.
87,000 New Subscriptions, $32 Million in Cash Flow from Operations, and 68% Sequential Growth in Deferred Revenue Highlight the Quarter
Novell Inc. underscored its commitment to Linux Monday by surprising BrainShare conferencegoers with an appearance by none other than Linus Torvalds, creator of the freely distributed operating system.
Red Hat has abandoned the low-end Linux market, says IDC analyst Dan Kusnetzky. Novell offers more options as it herds customers to enterprise Linux and could fill the retail niche Red Hat left vacant. "The question is, can Novell execute this strategy?" he wonders.
The Apache Software Foundation should release a fully J2EE-compliant application server by Aug. 6, developers on the open-source Geronimo Project said last week.
Mobile phone software specialist Openwave and embedded Linux provider MontaVista have renewed their commitment to jointly develop and market Openwave's mobile phone app stack and graphical application framework on MontaVista's embedded Linux OS. The companies hope to integrate their technologies more tightly, and cultivate the third-party software ecosystem needed to deliver complete Linux-based mobile handsets.
"First Automatic, Real-Time Virus Protection And Centralized Management For Corporate and Government Customers Using Linux"
For better or for worse, Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) is a wildly popular way of exchanging information. On Windows and Mac OS, most people create PDF files by first creating a PostScript file and then using Adobe Acrobat Distiller to generate a PDF. Linux, however, has no version of Distiller. There are a number of ways to create a PDF in Linux, but one of the most popular methods is to use a utility called ps2pdf.
Consumer electronics companies want to leverage the trend toward adding value to consumer electronics through software to create a Linux (news - web sites)-based "living room operating system."
Siemens Business Services GmbH & Co. OHG (SBS), the IT service subsidiary of German electronics giant Siemens AG, has agreed to a sales partnership with Novell Inc.'s newly acquired open source software vendor, SuSE Linux AG, the companies said Tuesday.
Novell's past missteps include investing in server-based technology to the exclusion of the desktop and attempting to buy its way into new markets without a plan for integration, as it did a decade ago after buying WordPerfect Corp. and QuattroPro from Borland. Novell chairman and CEO Jack Messman sums up the disconnect between his company and the market over the past few years. "We felt we were still around," he said at a news conference. "But many of our customers thought we'd gone dark in many respects."
Saturday was consumer day at CeBIT 2004, where more than 220,000 people visited in the first three days. Most visitors come with empty bags and go home with filled ones. After an interesting dinner with Evan Leibovich and the German LPI guys -- and too little sleep -- we were back in the booth with minutes to spare before the gates opened.
Combined with Versora's migration solutions, the new partnership provides customers SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server and the enterprise mail and collaboration application SUSE LINUX Openexchange from one vendor.
The real benefit of the software repository will come when state and local agencies throughout the country look to quickly develop applications that improve government operations and save taxpayers money, says Peter Quinn, Massachusetts' CIO and chairman of the collaborative.