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Paradox: As software increasingly becomes available for free, developers keep trying to foist more of it on us--along with lots of extras (call it, oh, say, spam) we don't need. In the days when we paid real dollars for software, all we got in the box was what we paid for.
News Analysis: SugarCRM adopts the Microsoft Community License, but don't look for a rush of open-source companies following SugarCRM's lead, insiders say.
Despite rumors that Red Hat engineers are working on it, Edgar"Gimli" Hucek appears to be the first to get Linux running on a Mactel.
Opinion: Real revolutions are often quiet ones. Linux and open-source banners are carried by small, startup companies.(Linux-Watch)
The engine behind Novell's SUSE Linux Openexchange Server gets feature updates with its first service patch. (Linux-Watch)
New Training Program Helps Users Optimize File Storage Management
The Boo language proves open source can make nice with Microsoft. Python-based language targets Microsoft's CLI and supports Mono.
Many people want to write but have a fear of rejection. When one understands the correct format to use, it makes it easier to articulate your ideas.
The founder of the Debian Linux project and of a company called Progeny to commercialize it has taken a new job trying to standardize elements of the open-source operating system.
After announcing military/aerospace technology six months ago, Sysgo is growing. The Germany-based provider of embedded Linux distributions, tools, and services expects 50 percent revenue growth in 2006, and a 50 percent staffing increase. Sysgo is headquartered in Mainz, Germany, with subsidiaries in Ulm, Germany; Prague, Czechoslovakia; and Paris.
A quiet revolution is taking place on a young mailing list, one that overturns years of false enmity and makes perfect sense to most free software users. Having competed for the free desktop crown since 1997, collaborating on code but never on promotion, KDE and GNOME have launched an initiative to market and promote the free desktop together.
My first encounter with Howtoforge
began with "The Perfect Setup"
for Debian Sarge by Falko Timme
. I found a site loaded with fundamentally sound and easy to follow setups for Linux administration. This is a location on the WEB that people needing to administer Linux should bookmark. But then there's more.On Digg.com
As HP claims market leadership over IBM, will the the real leader in Linux servers step forward?
HP is stepping up its interest in Linux and has set up a UK centre of excellence for Linux in Reading.
The company is also planning to set up similar centres in mainland Europe and in the US. Further details weren't available on Thursday, but it's understood that Germany and Atlanta are under consideration.
I administer servers and networking equipment in a small to mid-size heterogeneous (but 99.44% *nix) environment. I've worked on projects ranging from NIS-to-LDAP migration for authentication, to the deployment of a 164-CPU Beowulf cluster, to writing an extension to a large OO-PHP application. I'm a generalist, but my favorite areas are LDAP (and authentication in general), database design and administration, and automation (a broad category that includes writing tools and code to glue services together). Here are my favorite tools.
Oracle has been on a buying spree recently, and if the rumors are true it's not quite finished yet. This isn't unusual for companies of Oracle's size, but Oracle's appetite for open source companies may have repercussions for MySQL and the rest of the open source community.
Advisories were released this week for Libtasn1, kdegraphics, OpenSSH, PostgreSQL, ImageMagick, Xpdf, and several other packages. Distributors releasing advisories include Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, Mandriva, Red Hat, SUSE, and Ubuntu. FreeBSD did not issue advisories this week.
"Microsoft recently made a change to the licence agreement saying that a new motherboard is equal to a new computer, hence you need to purchase a new Windows licence. Here is what Microsoft has to say: "An upgrade of the motherboard is considered to result in a 'new personal computer' to which Microsoft OEM operating system software cannot be transferred from another computer. If the motherboard is upgraded or replaced for reasons other than a defect, then a new computer has been created and the license of new operating system software is required." Please note that this does not go for retail copies of Windows, but only for OEM versions.
A new search engine for programmers promises to make it easier to find and share code. That in turn could increase programmers' productivity and give a fresh boost to the open-source movement.
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