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The Knoppix LiveCD GNU/Linux distribution is a valuable tool for such tasks as Web browsing, system administration, enthusiast experimentation and tinkering, and free software advocacy. "Knoppix Hacks," written by Kyle Rankin and published by O'Reilly, is a companion book to Knoppix that includes a CD of Knoppix 3.4 2004-05-17. It's a fine complement to a useful distribution.
When Adam Doxtater first contacted me about reviewing TransGaming Technologies Cedega 4.1.1 , I was quite pleased. I'd never used WineX before, and I had many old Windows games I wanted to be able to play on Linux. I keep a Windows 2000 Professional partition around so that I can play the games I somehow got addicted to (Diablo II, namely). I'm sad to say I won't be getting rid of Windows anytime soon, but Cedega is a gift from above.
Sun Microsystems plans to announce a free version of its Solaris operating system Monday, taking a page that Red Hat tore from its playbook in 2003.
SCO and BASIS Participate in Co-Marketing Program to Provide Joint Software Solutions for Customers
Amazing collection of games available to JDS Linux
Tom has reviewed the Novell Linux Desktop, a new desktop for enterprise customers.
The abrupt resignation of Novell Vice Chairman Chris Stone this month may have a negative impact on the company's relationships with the open-source and Linux communities.
This is the final release of 2004 and is the culmination of the work of each of our developers. The main focus for this release was fixing bugs in previous releases and making the release tools more robust and easier to use.
Here at NewsForge, we have explored "What to do if you're involved in a code theft dispute." In that article, we made the assumption that the involved parties are ethical and professional. In this story, we'll examine a specific and well-documented situation in which unfounded accusations were leveled against a free software project, describe the tactics used by such assailants, and explain how to successfully deflect these attacks and diffuse the situation.
Red Hat last week released Fedora Core 3, the latest version of its cutting-edge Linux distribution, including a redesigned version of Security Enhanced Linux (SE Linux). While the software is aimed at developers and enthusiasts, it is seen as a testing ground for technologies that can later be built into the enterprise distribution, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). SE Linux is a case in point: Red Hat and other SE Linux developers have used the feedback from the version included in Fedora Core 2 to make the system more usable in the real world.
In the near future, what trends can we anticipate within the software sector? It seems that you can’t read the table of contents in a technology-related trade magazine these days and not find an article about the growing open-source software phenomenon. So why is there a for-profit interest in a topic that’s most often associated with the word FREE?
Speculations on the possibility of cooperative organizations to create a better economic system and to surpass current capitalism.
Mobile News Trolltech, provider of leading technologies for Linux and cross-platform software development, has announced that Motorola has chosen Trolltech's Qt/Embedded Linux development platform as the foundation for its upcoming E680 and A780 mobile phones. The E680 and A780 represent the latest in a series of handsets Motorola is building on the Trolltech/Linux platform, following the Motorola A760 phone announced last year.
The JDSHelp Community has added several updated applications plus the LiveCD to the download site.
ZDNet Australia is reporting that Microsoft does not believe Mozilla Firefox is a threat to Internet Explorer. Steve Vamos, who heads the software giant's Austrialian operation, does not believe IE's market share is under attack from Firefox. "I'm not sure that that is the reality," he said. "I have seen comments around that but there is nothing I can refer to that really supports that." Vamos admitted that he has never used Firefox.
PC Welt, the German computer magazine, claims that Microsoft has shipped its popular Windows Media Player with sound files that are edited with an illegal copy of SoundForge, a commercially available Sony program for manipulating audio.
Venezuela's National Assembly (AN) has started a debate on a bill to implement “free software” in government institutions ... the proposal was introduced October 21 by AN deputy Luis Tascon and urges the five independent branches of Government: Executive, Legislative, Judiciary, Moral and Electoral including all official entities to adopt free software as an exclusive working platform via the GNU/Linux operative system.
Voyager Capital has become the first I.T. venture capital firm to join the Open Source Development Labs, a non-profit organization that promotes the growth and adoption of Linux. Venture capitalists are showing an increasing level of interest in open source software firms.
In a deal aimed at helping corporate IT decision-makers feel more comfortable about moving to open-source software offerings, Hewlett-Packard Co. will now provide first-call support for JBoss Inc.'s open-source application server.
Seeks Damages for Anticompetitive Microsoft Business Practices in 1994-96 Period