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Have vendors hijacked Linux? Who owns Linux now?
On the scene in LA for a grass-roots expo.
I am a software architect working in a mixed environment, with both Linux and Windows systems on the network. As happens with many others working in IT, different projects often require me to take on additional roles, like system administration, quality control, programming, and sometimes even documentation. To balance out the different tasks and roles, I depend on several open source applications, regardless of what platform I'm in, what project I'm on, or what position I'm filling at the moment.
A streaming video of tonight's edition of Neues is now online in RealVideo 9 format. The interview with Blake starts at 17 minutes and 40 seconds in.
Honors for security and management solutions demonstrate depth, breadth of Novell's Linux-based offerings
Vidalinux is a Gentoo based desktop OS from our friends in Puerto Rico In this article, I will review Vidalinux 1.1 with a special comparison to Gentoo. Vidalinux isn't all that old: version 1.0 was released in August 2004. This original release was followed up by 1.1 late 2004 (Christmas Day actually). I spoke with Vidalinux developers and they were more than happy to provide me with a copy of the Premium Edition.
For years, Wine's programmers have been working on making Windows applications run on Linux and other Unix platforms. Now, Microsoft set to use its Genuine Advantage program to make it look like Wine is busted. Will Redmond get away with this familiar FUD attack?
The Mozilla project will be represented at the FOSDEM 2005 conference in Brussels on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th February. The proceedings in the Mozilla Developers' Room are being organised by Axel Hecht. Talks will cover topics such as Mozilla Europe, Mozilla 2.0, XulRunner, Bugzilla, Camino and localisation. Speakers include Axel Hecht, Gervase Markham, Hisham El-Emam, Robert Kaiser, Ludovic Hirlimann and Tristan Nitot.
In the wake of the international domain name (IDN) homograph spoofing vulnerability, the Mozilla Foundation announced it would disable IDN support by default as a temporary measure. However, a less drastic solution has now been found...
My daily check of their stock price has revealed that their ticker symbol is no longer valid
. The extra E is a flag that SCO is not in compliance with the SEC's regulations.
Simon Edwards will be talking about KDE application development using Python in the FOSDEM KDE Developer's Room. In the interview below he talks about the advantages of Python, how it compares to other languages and whether KDE should be rewritten in Python.
What does it mean to be an open enterprise? Open source software and open standards are easy enough to define. Figuring out how they fit into an enterprise IT strategy, however, can be a little trickier.
Much of today's enterprise-level software on UNIX caters to the business needs of large companies. And so it must support emerging technologies and follow the rapidly evolving market trends, such as the proliferation of the powerful, flexible Linux operating system. Because much of this software is large, multi-threaded, and multi-process, porting it to Linux presents challenges.
Top Linux seller Red Hat acknowledged on Friday a misstep in its relations with technology enthusiasts but said the profit motive is helping it to mend its ways.
Six exhibitions and conferences that will cover Free Software and GNU/Linux will take place within the following weeks in several cities where the Debian project participates.
Opponents of software patents gathered in Brussels on Thursday to accuse the European Council of turning Europe into a banana republic.
The announcement of a Linux deal between Unisys and SAP, originally slated for this week's LinuxWorld, has now been rescheduled to next week, LinuxPlanet has been told. Meanwhile, Unisys is forging ahead with its growing commitment to enterprise Linux.
The LinuxWorld Conference and Expo held in Boston this week looked a lot like any Linux show, with suits and T-shirts and jeans co-mingled on both sides of the booths. The 140 or so exhibitors included a respectable number of mainstream industry players, like AMD, Apple, BMC, Computer Associates, Fujitsu, HP, IBM, Intel, Novell, Oracle, Sun, and Unisys, along with the leading Linux vendors, and usual-suspect Linux/open source/free software organizations and groups such as the Free Software Foundation and the Etherboot Foundation, and Debian, Fedora, GNOME, and X.org. Booth traffic seemed adequate, and attendees focused on getting info.
is reporting on six exhibitions and conferences that will cover Free Software and GNU/Linux will take place within the following weeks in several cities where the Debian project
participates. Everyone in these areas are welcome to attend these conferences, meet Debian developers and users, exchange GnuPG fingerprints, discuss various topics on Debian and Free Software, and otherwise participate in our vibrant community. More information on locations, times and dates
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