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Two days ago, the Central State Office for e-Croatia, governmental office that works on computerization of state administration, organized the first meeting of the Working Group for Preparation of Policy documents related to use of open source software.
Here's a quick HOWTO for using string operators in bash to manipulate variables.
PC Magazine has given a general thumbs up to this $159 Linspire computer sold by Fry's Electronics. Adding memory is the way to get this computer running snappier. Experience life without the Microsoft tax.
A few weeks ago a friend asked me how my book, Pro OpenSSH, was selling on Amazon.com. I was tracking the sales by going to Amazon.com and viewing the book page to examine the sales rank. The only data displayed about history information was today's Sales Rank and Yesterday's Sales Rank, which isn't all that helpful. I decided to use PHP, SQLite, and the Amazon Web Services API to gather more useful data.
Internet search engine Google is behind a major IT event taking place in Belfast next week. The 'FOSS Means Business' conference will take place at the Spires Conference Centre on Thursday.
The company first unveiled Akshar Naveen office suite in four Indian languages - Hindi, Bangla, Punjabi and Gujarati, in July last year. It has received good acceptance among government institutions, which rely on native and bilingual language computing. With the computerization of government offices, especially since e-governance is happening in full swing, this vertical has emerged as the prominent purchaser IT products. “We want to tap this expanding vertical through the concerted efforts of our marketing team and SI partners,” Yogendra added.
Columnist Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols thinks he has found a pattern in Novell's pursuit of the enterprise desktop. For a while, Novell has produced great Linux desktops, like OpenSUSE, he writes. At the same time, though, Novell has insisted that for businesses, its only desktop interest was in thin-client-style worker-bee desktops. But things have changed. [Ed: From the videos I have seen, it blows Vista away! - sharkscott]
There are many warriors in the battle for reigning king of the Linux desktop, and if you need proof, Distrowatch.com is proof positive that almost everyone is in the game. The top ten seem to be reserved for the best of the best, and the distro we're looking at today is one of them: MEPIS Linux. Currently they are holding steady at #5 on the Distrowatch page hit ranking chart, and are in the company of giants such as Ubuntu, Mandriva, Fedora, Gentoo, Debian, and SUSE Linux. This means they must have something to offer us in terms of usability and stability on the desktop, right? Well, we're here to find out. Read on for the experience I had running this highly regarded distribution...
The dez.org Art Group organized the Open [Source] Software Week at the Belgrade’s Ozon Gallery. In addition to presentation by members of dez.org, the Open Software Week included a number of events, workshops, lectures that provided insight in the development, possibilities and character of open software as a social phenomenon. The association, education, freedom of action and activism are some of the aspects discussed during the Open Software Week.
Building a complete email system with spam and antivirus protection is not as hard as you might think. This guide will walk you through installing and configuring everything you need for sending and receiving email, filtering spam, and scanning for viruses in email.
For Intel, Linux is an important area. We are encouraging Linux on the development front. In India, we are aggressively working towards strengthening our presence in the Linux market.
In Kuala Lunpur, Malaysia. Organized by the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD). Linux is an open-source operating system that anyone can use and modify. The training is based on the idea that Linux is a flexible and easy-to-administer platform for radio stations to use on their servers.
In an article entitled, "Speak Softly And Carry A Thick Brief", BW writes, Donnish litigator Thomas Vinje is Microsoft's most tenacious adversary.
The latest complaint, a year in the making, opens up a new front in the war against Microsoft. It accuses the company of planning to use soon-to-be-released products such as Vista, the next version of Windows, as well as upcoming Windows server software, and a new version of Office, to fence off ever bigger parts of the software universe. The complaint, not yet public, argues that Microsoft plans to combine its new PC and server operating systems with its own software for creating Web applications and managing content rights.
The next version of Novell's Inc's business Linux desktop will feature functionality that enables the OpenOffice.org productivity suite to cope with Microsoft Corp Office macros, as well as new music and photo management, and graphics enhancements.
Word about Goobuntu, Google's supposed version of Linux based on Ubuntu, surfaced in February when a Web site claimed the search company is testing its operating system (OS) on Dell computers. This followed a recent announcement that Dell and Google are working together to test existing Google software.
When it comes to politics and technology, there are always (at least) two opinions. Today, I provide the full interview with Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records Alan Cote, whose views on ODF differ substantially from those usually expressed in the Standards Blog
One of the most vocal opponents of the OpenDocument Format (ODF) in Massachusetts has been Supervisor of Public Records Alan Cote. Cote has testified in open hearings, spoken to reporters, and communicated the views of Secretary of the Commonwealth William Francis Galvin. In this extensive interview, I ask Alan for his side of the ODF story, what his concerns are, and what he thinks should happen next. Along the way, he says some surprising things, like this: " I am not opposed to ODF and I think it does show promise as one of the formats our government should use to accomplish our goals of preserving records and serving the public."
[ED: Another must read article on the nitty gritty fight for ODF with a must read interview - HC]
It is not an impact on the epic scale of an asteroid smashing into the Earth and killing off the dinosaurs, but the collision of technology and media is having profound effects on a more modern ecosystem. Diplodocus The traditional media? Media are becoming democratised, and a global conversation is emerging.
Xandros on Thursday launched what it claims is the first Linux distribution with third-generation wireless support, at CeBIT in Hannover, Germany. Xandros Desktop OS 3.1 Deutsche Version Business Edition supports the high-speed universal mobile telecommunications system (UMTS) and authentication against Windows Primary Domain Controllers (PDC) and Active Directory servers, according to the company.
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A test has revealed that a Linux server is far less likely to be compromised. In fact, unpatched Red Hat and SuSE servers were not breached at all during a six-week trial, while the equivalent Windows systems were compromised within hours.
[ED: Read this elsewhere, but worth repeating. Nonetheless, do not become over confident, stay current on security. - HC]
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