Ever wanted to build your own Gnu/Linux Live CD to show off your favourite applications? Brent Wood walks you through the process (using PCLinuxOS) in a step by step manner. While this article shows you how to deploy QGIS in this way, the approach can be applied equally to any application(s) of your choosing.
A migration to Linux by Priority Healthcare Corp. could signal that yet another industry is about to get on board with the open source operating system.
A Boston energy services cooperative has found an open source content management system (CMS) that gives it the power needed to run not only the company intranet, but a handful of external-facing Web sites as well. On top of that, with Metadot Portal Server, the cooperative is saving thousands of dollars on licensing fees it would otherwise have had to pay if it made use of proprietary CMS software.
It's weird how things can come back to bite you. Microsoft Corp. killed off the competition for office software suites and became a de facto monopoly in the area, with what result? The competition is back and, this time, it's free! The latest version of the free OpenOffice suite promises to be a strong competitor to Microsoft Office.
Mandriva (formerly Mandrakesoft) announced the latest version of its Linux operating system for machines based on IA-32 and PowerPC processors.
There was a time when Linux was associated with nerds in their bedrooms toiling away on DIY Linux kits, driven by visions of a Windows-free world. These were the believers and on the other side there were the sceptics. The attitude of most businesses was to wait on the sidelines until the fate of the technology was decided one way or the other.
Now you can find a wide selection of IBM's software development tools and middleware in one convenient location.
The Globus Consortium of enterprise grid vendors – including IBM, Intel, HP, and Sun -- this week released an upgraded Globus Toolkit. GT4 sports better support for web services and security standards, and should better enable devs to build Open Source grid applications.
The curl command-line utility is a fantastic way to download data from all kinds of repositories via HTTP, FTP, LDAP, and more. It's not just a utility, though. The back-end library libCURL allows you to make your programs URL aware, publishing and retrieving data over HTTP and http://FTP. Ethan McCallum demonstrates how easy it is to use.
As Sun counts down to the June 30 deadline for releasing the full Solaris 10 codeset to Open Source, Open Enterprise Trends spoke with the Sun exec responsible for the hand-over. OET asked Sun’s Operating Platforms Group vice president Tom Goguen key questions submitted by IT and OEM execs about how OpenSolaris might change their IT shops, the way they deploy and upgrade software, and the way they work with Sun.
Mepis Linux just announced a partnership with Technalign. Technalign was previously the US distributor for Mandriva (formally Mandrake). Technalign's partnership with Mepis places the distribution in retail stores, preinstalled with hardware and in the hands of some very large companies such as Computer Associates.
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A small group of free software advocates has released a declaration of intent to create the Free Software Foundation Latin America (FSFLA). Aided by both the FSF and FSF Europe, the organizing committee hopes to both address regional concerns and to work with other branches of the FSF to promote and defend free software internationally.
Today, PC system security is paramount. Hackers, viruses, and malware usually target Windows systems, so using Linux moves you off the bull's-eye. Execute from a LiveCD and your system becomes nearly invulnerable; any damage done can be corrected by a simple reboot. That's part of why my current distro of choice is Kanotix 2005-2 LiveCD. I wanted a KDE-based distro for its simple, Windows-like appearance to help the "Windows-only" family members with whom I share the PC. And since we require many applications, we needed a full-featured distro and access to additional applications if necessary.
Free software could appear in more UK schools now that Schoolforge-UK and the Open Source Consortium have teamed up
Microsoft's new spirit of acceptance of Linux and open source seems to be filtering through the ranks, with its GM of competition taking a pragmatic stance.
Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX), the industry's preeminent source for a broad range of advanced storage networking infrastructure solutions, today announced that its latest Fibre Channel host bus adapter driver version 8.0 is now part of the Linux "upstream" kernel published by the Linux community, effective with kernel version 2.6.12-rc3. As a result, Emulex customers adopting Linux-based storage solutions may utilize the Emulex kernel contributions across any distribution, complementing the Emulex driver support already included in Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and Red Flag Data Center.
Learn why Mepis 3.3 is one the best distributions for the beginning Linux user as well as more advanced users. Tired of the tedious try Mepis 3.3 and start enjoying your computer.
The firm will roll out Linux across all of the Industrial Commercial Bank of China's 20,000 branches and 1,000 global subsidiaries