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The company's lack of a coherent Linux strategy is hurting its products -- and the community.
The recent release of Frugalware version 0.4 has the makings of a fine Linux distribution. It aims to be as simple as possible while still providing the user with a comfortable, enjoyable experience -- and it is well on its way to achieving that goal.
Sometimes I worry that I sound like a broken record repeating the phrases Open Source and open standards
Band plays on
Novell has been juggling thenumbers in its latest effort to gain a toehold on business desktops against Microsoft's Office and integrated server software.
As Linux laptop use - particularly the proliferation of Linux-based smartphone and handheld devices - has grown, making these devices wireless has become a challenge for some users. When 90% of the world runs on another operating system, getting wireless LAN device drivers that are reliable and bug-free isn't always easy.
Most organizations aren't ready to migrate to a wireless, network-centric, thin hardware, server/client model, which makes the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet a bit ahead of its time. This handheld device has a basic browser, email client, and multimedia player, but the real beauty of this Linux-based system is its ability to expand it functionality by installing a limited but growing list of applications.
Linux continues to make highly visible inroads into the enterprise
Six months ago, architects from two dozen desktop-oriented Linux projects gathered in Portland, Ore. to work together on creating the best possible Linux desktop. Thus was born the Portland Project. Now, in Mainz, Germany, the expanded group is meeting again on May 8 and 9 to see how far it's come and to look at what's ahead.
One of the benefits of living in a place as exotic as Abilene, Texas, is that it presents you with a choice of not one but three Internet-connected coffee shops. Last week, I spent an afternoon in each, scouting for the place I'll go to hole up and get work done this summer when the triple-digit temperatures hit, when mentally calculating the air conditioning costs begins to prove too distracting at home. I haven't yet reached a final decision, but I have some choice words for anyone weighing the idea of starting up a new Internet coffee shop.
At the second international GPLv3 conference in Brazil, the GPLv3 road show continued. As well as a good presentation, there was an interesting Q&A session with RMS.
The Nautilus program in GNOME is not only the default file manager, it creates and manages the desktop. While it looks simple on the surface, there is a lot of hidden power under the shell. The latest version of Nautilus is 2.14.0, which is included in Fedora Core 5. That's the one I poked with a stick.
A lot of folks use Vim, but many exploit only a small percentage of the editor's features. Sure, you might know how to do the basics in Vim, but what about using more advanced features such as folding, split windows, and marks? With a little practice, you can really boost your productivity with Vim.
KnowledgeTree Professional Brings Document Management to the Desktop With a Familiar Windows(R) Explorer and Microsoft(R) Office(R) Interface Into the Document Repository
Trout Creek, Montana hardly seems like a place one would expect to find a center of Linux learning. Please do not tell Mike Weber of SpiderTools that. He spent the last six years developing one of the more robust training facilities in the US.
York, UK – Mambo lead developer Martin Brampton has said that he is severing all ties with the Open Source project. His departure — which is eerily similar to the departure of an entire development team last year — comes in the wake of him finding himself unable to continue due to matters of conscience.
[That's the thing about FOSS projects - attempts to absolute control every little detail will fail. It's one of those hard lessons that you have to let go to gain. Kudos to Brampton! - dcparris]
A poll of internet users indicates the prevailing view is that the Mozilla Firefox browser will continue to take market share off Microsoft, despite the impending release of its vastly improved Internet Explorer 7 browser.
The initiative aims at providing Novell-certified Linux courses to aspiring professionals.
Last week we used ping and tcptraceroute to pinpoint connectivity problems, and nmap to spy on users. Oh yeah, and to map entire subnets with a single command. Today we'll look at ways, when your users crab about "the network is slow", to determine if it's network or server troubles
Businesses should not expect that the open source community will always provide it with the patches and fixes required to deliver business-grade application support, according to a panel of open source advocates speaking at CeBIT in Sydney.
The FreedomHEC conference is approaching rapidly. The "shadow" conference, which follows Microsoft's Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC), is set to take place on May 26 and 27 in Seattle, Washington, at the Pogo Linux headquarters.
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