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With a growing enterprise focus on identity management and related capabilities such as SSO (single sign-on) and automated provisioning, directory services are fast becoming a vital component of network infrastructures
Mplayer has always been an impressive media player, but with its Edit Decision List feature, you can create custom edits of movies that leave out the stuff you don't want--whether that's profanity, violence, sex, or Jar Jar.
Research house BMI-t predicts steady but capped growth for open source, particularly on the desktop, due to Microsoft's market domination.
An anti-software patent campaigner yesterday called on the open source community to recognise why trade marks are a good thing, after Linux-founder Linus Torvalds faced criticism for supporting licence fees for use of the “Linux” mark.
New computer learners can now complete their International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL) using a free, Linux-based curriculum.
A proposal to create an open source Web service mediation framework has been submitted to the Apache Software Foundation "incubator" under the Web Services project. The "Synapse" framework is intended to intermediate between Web services to provide transformation and routing, promote loose coupling between services, and support greater reliability and resiliency.
If bringing total democracy to electronic voting can only happen via software source code that can be viewed by all, the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) is happy to oblige with its next-generation voting application. The idea of publicly available source code for any software involved in government elections has been argued by free-software pundits for years, but as Ken Hunter, CIO of the AEC told Computerworld Australia, the move away from incumbent legacy systems has made it possible.
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The open source CMS Mambo is likely to split into two separate projects after its core development team resigned en masse last week to form a new development community.
OpenOffice.org receives most of the attention among free and open source (FOSS) office suites, but users shouldn't forget that free software includes at least two other word processors: AbiWord, part of a projected GNOME Office, and KWord, part of the KOffice suite. From their inception, both have been playing catch-up with OpenOffice.org's Writer. But now, after several years of development, AbiWord and KWord are both reaching early maturity. How do Writer, AbiWord, and KWord compare?
This article will show you how to configure and use the new net command in SAMBA 3.0. The command provides group mapping functionality that maps UNIX groups with Windows group SIDs, allowing you to improve IBM Rational ClearCase MultiSite functionality by identifying correct user privileges.
Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.
What do Microsoft's offer to do a joint, independent research project to analyze the benefits of Linux versus Windows, Miro fighting with Mambo's developers over Mambo management and Sun's Common Development and Distribution License all have in common? They're all about control.
Originally selling Linux for Macs using IBM's PowerPC chips, Terra Soft has regrouped to resell PowerPC-based servers from Mercury Computer Systems.
Should companies be paying a license fee for the use of the Linux trademark? Red Hat, the number one Linux distributor, said it does not. Novell, the number two Linux distro, said it does.
Family Services Woodfield (FSW), a nonprofit organization in Bridgeport, Conn., is dipping its toes in open source waters with the help of virtual machines.
Lloyd's of London syndicates are poised to underwrite the use of open source software by users who are worried about being sued by proprietary software makers claiming their intellectual property rights have been violated.
Pat's back with more mini book reviews to help you sort through the abundance of HOWTOs, references and tech books published every day.
Underground Desktop is a GNU/Linux distribution, based on Debian-unstable, that touts itself as being fast and easy to install. Certainly, it attains the former goal better than many distributions, but this beta software remains very rough around the edges.
Open source advocates, government officials and business leaders will gather in Johannesburg today to build a plan to ensure South Africa makes the most of open source software. Task team conveners Go Open Source expect the proposed plans devised at the conference to be presented to president Mbeki later this year during his international advisory commission.
After setting up 30 computers with static IP addresses, we want to implement a DHCP server but do not have access to the router or any money to spend on a dedicated appliance. I have a Linux system I could use. How do I set up a DHCP server on a Linux system?
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