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Episode 1 "The Filesystem Menace" of the open source video podcast the_source has been released just in time for Christmas.
Firefox users have been urged to update their browser immediately after Mozilla, the organisation behind the popular browser, said it had fixed eight vulnerabilities in Firefox 2.0.
'Twas the Saturday before Christmas and throughout Ruby-land hackers were working, refact'ring by hand. Their programs were written with the greatest of care in hopes that a new VM soon would be there. The newsgroup was still, the irc channels too In light of the quiet, what's a blogger to do? When up on the mail list, there arose such a clatter I sprang to my laptop to see what was the matter. When what to my wondering eyes should appear but a great bunch of news before the New Year.
I couldn't make this up if I tried. A friend pinged me and said he'd gotten a call from a Microsoft recruiter trying to fill a position she described as "open source evangelist." My friend, who does not want his name associated with this story, is without question an open source evangelist, and quite a successful one at that. But he is not interested in going to work for Microsoft. Are you?
Walk through an end-to-end scenario for creating and deploying custom text analysis in OmniFind
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IMHO speed is overrated. Benchmarks execute hundreds of millions of the same instructions, taking ages to finish. In real life that is almost never the case, except for some pretty processor intensive jobs you'd never dream to write in a scripting language. Telling an interpreter it is slow makes just as much sense as telling a bicycle it is slow. Although that is true, millions of Dutchmen find good reasons to use them every day. If you need to go a long way, you simply won't use a bicycle. If an interpreter is too slow for a job, you grab a compiler. It is as simple as that.
This article analyzes the shortcomings of Microsoft Vista OS found by a reviewer and arrives at the conclusion that GNU/Linux has a lot of advantages over Vista OS and in the long run, it really pays to use GNU/Linux and safeguard ones Freedom in the process instead of getting tied down to a proprietary OS such as Vista.
LXer Feature: 23-Dec-2006
Opinion - August 2004, Microsofts Steve Ballmer warned Asian governments that Linux infringes 283 patents, some of which belong to Microsoft, and that those countries might experience trouble as a member of the WTO. However, nothing happened ever since (except more threats). Why doesn't Microsoft sue 'us', the users? Here are some more reasons you might not have thought of before.
Graphics software vendor Xara says its open source vector illustration project Xara LX is far from dead, even though work on it has slowed to a crawl in recent months.
Shares of Red Hat Inc. soared Friday on strong earnings results from the Linux operating system developer. But stocks of larger competitors barely budged, and some analysts saw a limited threat to Red Hat from software makers Oracle Corp. and Novell Inc.
Among the most respected vendor-neutral certifications in the industry are those from the Linux Professional Institute (LPI). LPI Level 1 certification (LPIC-1) is the junior-level certification intended to verify the very basic skills needed by a beginning administrator to work with Linux. There are two exams that you must pass, and they consist of questions that are multiple-choice as well as fill-in-the-blank -- the latter question type making the exams much more difficult than those from many other vendors. LPIC-2 certification also requires passing two exams with the same question types, but now the topics are much more advanced and you need to be a knowledgeable administrator to pass.
MEPIS LLC today announced that Beta1 of SimplyMEPIS-32 Version 6.0-4, aka SystemUpdate1, is currently available for download by MEPIS "subscribers" and is working its way onto public mirrors. Earlier versions of this KDE-based Linux desktop distribution have been well received by users.
If Oracle Chief Executive Larry Ellison thought Linux purveyor Red Hat would go down easily, he was wrong.
Linux vendor Red Hat posted solid results Thursday amid rising competitive pressure from Oracle, Novell and Microsoft. During the earnings call with analysts, Red Hat CEO Matthew Szulik was asked about Microsoft's announcement of three joint customers with Novell this week. Old news, he said.
German software vendor SoftMaker has released SoftMaker Office 2006 for Linux and FreeBSD, an office suite for computers running Linux or FreeBSD that reads and writes all Microsoft Word and Excel files.
[Not to fear - there's still OpenOffice.org and KOffice. They're truly free. - dcparris]
Here, we take a look at a wide variety of interesting Linux-powered gadgets that don't fit into the other categories of this guide -- everything from web-enabled digital cameras, to automobile telematics systems, to IBM's Linux wrist watch, to . . .
I recently reported on my good results with migrating an old server from RH7 to Debian Sarge, beginning with the network-install CD. Responding to my comments that an install of a Sarge desktop on my old Thinkpad left me less than impressed, several readers admonished me for not installing Etch.
[Yep, I'm pretty sold on Debian Etch myself. - dcparris]
LINUX PROGRAMMER Hans Reiser, who is facing a charge that he murdered his estranged wife, is flogging his open sauce outfit Namesys to pay his legal bills.
BURBANK – 12/22/06 – Media production software developer Linux Media Arts Inc. (LMA) has formed a partnership with the Government of Manitoba, Canada, to open a new Open Source product research and development center in Winnipeg that will assist California-based global media companies wanting to penetrate Canadian and international markets.
Access's open-source "application framework" for Linux devices, released under the Mozilla Public License (MPL), is now available for download. The Hiker Application Framework -- a set of libraries and utilities for GTK+ application installation, management, security, and inter-communication -- aims to enable the commercialization of applications targeting mobile Linux devices.
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