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Internet whizz Marc Andreessen took the 3rd annual "Open Source in Government" conference by storm last week, at George Washington University in Washington DC, when he came up with his personal top twelve reasons for why open source will boom over the next 5-10 years.
Ok, noobies, listen up! It's time to get out of that GUI hammock you've been resting in and get down to business on the command line. One of the things computers do best is remember stuff. Dates. Appointments. Holidays. Birthdays. All sorts of stuff. There is a wealth of date-related information available to you at the CLI. This week we'll take a look at two handy date-related tools available in the CLI: cal and calendar.
HP announced record-setting Linux-based revenue in excess of $2.5b for its fiscal year 2003, new enterprise customers, and additions to its Linux portfolio, including industry-standard desktop PCs and notebooks running Linux.
PeopleSoft Middle East announced that PeopleSoft EnterpriseOne will now support Red Hat Linux, the open source operating system.
Taiwan's notebook makers, including Asustek Computer and Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS), have started marketing low-cost Linux-based notebooks in the US market, according to sources at the Taiwanese makers.
MontaVista says it will demonstrate a broad range of development tools for embedded Linux at the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) next week, where it hopes to debunk what it calls FUD from analysts and competing RTOS vendors that embedded Linux suffers from a tools shortage.
Novell Inc.'s 20th annual BrainShare tradeshow opened here Sunday with a different focus from years past. The reason: Linux.
Computer hacking will join the ranks of legitimate qualifications on offer to Australian IT professionals next month with the launch of new certified ethical hackers program.
For this week's interview we hop over to Europe. We travel to the Netherlands to a town named Houten where a man lives who spends most his time writing up interviews and articles for the dot, whose ability to look good while dancing with bad movements on the dance floor is legendary and who's forever 21, it's KDE-NL's Fabrice Mous!
This update includes OpenSSL packages to fix two security issues affecting OpenSSL 0.9.7a which allow denial of service attacks; CVE CAN-2004-0079 and CVE CAN-2003-0851.
The results of the Debian Project vote on the future of the non-free part of the distribution are in: non-free will continue to exist. At least until the issue comes up yet again in a couple of years...
Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and several other states next month will launch a software repository designed to let government agencies make more efficient use of open-source software. The repository will be managed by the Government Open Code Collaborative, a newly formed group of seven states and four municipalities that will contribute and download open-source code and proprietary software designed by and for government agencies.
A recent bug report on the lkml complained of significant performance degradation from enabling CONFIG_PREEMPT, kernel preemption. 2.6 kernel maintainer Andrew Morton [interview] pointed out that such degradation from enabling kernel preemption is not normal, instead likely from it triggering a bug. However, an interesting conversation on the merits of kernel preemption followed.
Marc Andreessen, co-founder of trailblazer Netscape Communications, can spot a long-term trend. So when Opsware Inc.--another company Andreessen co-founded and chairs--introduced its Opsware System 4 software on Linux in December, some of his faithful fans doubtless took the move as a sign of things to come.
Mobilitec mPower for HP Linux supports HP for mobile service delivery on the HP mobile Service Delivery Platform (mSDP)
There were 12 security alerts issued last week:
- 3 from Debian
- 1 from EnGarde
- 1 from Gentoo
- 1 from Mandrake
- 1 from OpenPKG
- 2 from Red Hat
- 1 from SUSE
- 2 from Trustix
U.S.-based OSDL, one of the main groups promoting the business use of open-source software, said in a recent statement the Beijing Software Testing Center (BSTC) will focus on developing and refining internationalization features for the Linux operating system.
Do you want to balance your checking account on your Linux desktop, but don't want to have to learn double-entry accounting in order to do it? Join the crowd. GnuCash is the best known personal finance manager for Linux. It's a dandy, but many shy away from it because they can't (or won't) cope with the complexity of real accounting just to balance their checkbook. If that's you, check out Tony Maro's GPL'd CheckBook Tracker. It might just be the answer to your reconciliation blues.
Tying in with the Government's call to the industry to provide PCs that would be more affordable to the Malaysian public, two initiatives kicked off this month to provide Linux-based PCs selling for around RM1,000.
Execs produce figures purporting to give the lie to Linux advantages...
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