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"We are ... entering the age of the Linux desktop," proclaims new book

  • (Posted by dave on Apr 8, 2005 7:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
"The Linux desktop has come a long way," says O'Reilly publishing in its promotional announcement of Linux Desktop Hacks, a new book by Nicholas Petreley and Jono Bacon. "Flocks of would-be users who were put off by its early lack of polish or aesthetic flaws are now revisiting Linux and finding an operating system and applications that give Windows a run for its money," adds O'Reilly.

Adventures in Migrating to New Linux Distributions

Linux doesn't stand still, whether it's the kernel or GNU/Linux distributions. If you're a developer or a hobbyist who likes to stay up to date, you can't stand still, either. Upgrading isn't always easy, though. Kevin Farnham recently switched distributions several times; here are some hard-earned lessons from the process.

CherryOS Opens Up Code to Doubters

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Apr 8, 2005 7:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Accused of incorporating code from PearPC and two other open-source projects, Maui X-Stream has decided to make its Mac emulator open source.

Announcing: Ubuntu 5.04 "The Hoary Hedgehog Release"

The Array is pleased to announce the second release of Ubuntu!

Announcing Kubuntu 5.04

The Kubuntu team is proud to bring you our first release hot on the heels of Ubuntu's Hoary Hedgehog.

Ubuntu 5.04 and Kubuntu 5.04 Released

Ubuntu 5.04 (The Hoary Hedgehog Release) IS OUT! Download here. Ubuntu 5.04 Screenshots. At the same time, the Kubuntu team is proud to bring you their first release hot on the heels of Ubuntu's Hoary Hedgehog. Download Kubuntu. Kubuntu 5.04 Screenshots.

CeBit 2005: On the Scene in Hannover

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Apr 8, 2005 5:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A review of one of the world's biggest tech gatherings.

My Workstation OS: Fedora Core 3

I have been using Linux since Red Hat 7.x back in 2000. I have tried Lycoris, Debian, Knoppix, Ubuntu, Mandrake, SUSE, and other distributions, but I've always found myself coming back to Red Hat. When Red Hat stopped development of its free operating system, I was disappointed, but I ended up liking the Fedora Core series, including the latest FC3, even better. Why do I like it so much?

Microsoft readying 'all-out war' on open source

Stanford law professor Lawrence Lessig has claimed that Microsoft is preparing "an all-out war" on the open source community, specifically Linux. The controversial proclaimer on copyright issues and member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation made his claim at the Open Source Business Conference in San Francisco.

For Open-Source Code, The Future Is In Applications

  • Information Week (Posted by dave on Apr 7, 2005 10:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open-source apps could better meet the needs of small and midsize businesses, software exec says.

Linux slow to penetrate small, medium businesses

Linux has been gaining ground on Microsoft for some time now in various market segments, but up until recently nobody really broke down the figures to see where Linux was making the most progress. Most everyone assumed Linux was making inroads into small- and medium-sized businesses (SMB) due to its up-front pricing advantages over Microsoft. Analysts also assumed big businesses were only tentatively using Linux due to corporate stodginess.

Linux cluster no crash test dummy for Volvo

  • Search Enterprise Linux (Posted by dave on Apr 7, 2005 9:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
Computer-based automotive crash simulations haven't made significant headlines since the 1990s, when vendors like Sun Microsystems Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Co. were providing workstation-based simulation software to automotive players like Audi and BMW. With that information in hand, many authorities in the automotive circuit may have been scratching their heads this week about the relevance of an IBM announcement that had the Volvo Car Corp. purchasing a high-performance computing (HPC) platform to conduct automobile crash simulations.

Inside Compiere's open source ERP

  • Search Enterprise Linux (Posted by dave on Apr 7, 2005 5:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
You might think that Compiere Inc. is the new kid on the enterprise resource planning (ERP) block. But large businesses like early adopter Goodyear Dunlop Tires Germany have been using the open source program since 2000. Compiere co-creator Jorg Janke said most of his company's business users hail from outside the U.S., though that is beginning to change. Janke talked to about his company's product at the Open Source Business Conference. Here are some excerpts from that conversation

Neoxen Systems teams up with Novell®

Neoxen Systems, a European software company developing process management solutions has today announced a partnership with Novell, Inc. (NASDAQ: NOVL) to develop process improvement solutions and technologies for Novell platforms.

Ubuntu Release Now Scheduled For Friday

Hoary Hedgehogs are apparently a bit slow out of the gate. The next release of the Ubuntu free Linux distribution, dubbed the "Hoary Hedgehog," now will be released on Friday, according to new messages posted on the Ubuntu site.

The latest salvo in open-source war

  • eSchool News (subscription) (Posted by dave on Apr 7, 2005 2:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Microsoft
A new study funded by Microsoft Corp. suggests some web servers running on Windows are more secure than those employing the leading Linux-based solution. Microsoft says the results refute the commonly held belief that Linux offers a more secure environment for web servers.

HP turns to Linux for enterprise NAS

  • Computerworld Australia (Posted by dave on Apr 7, 2005 2:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: HP, Kernel
Hewlett Packard is readying a new enterprise-quality NAS (network attached storage) device that will be based on the Linux operating system and managed using the company's StorageWorks Grid architecture, according to an HP executive.

Research: Mid-size Companies Down On Linux

Most mid-size enterprises are not interested in using Linux, the seemingly fast-growing alternative to Microsoft operating systems. According to a recent study by Info-Tech Research Group, London, Ontario, a technology research firm, just 10% of surveyed mid-size enterprises plan to evaluate Linux within the next three years and only a portion of these will actually adopt it.

Richard Stallman on Free BIOS

  • Metamorphosis (Posted by dave on Apr 7, 2005 2:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
On the Free and Open Source Software Developers' European Meeting held in Brussels, Belgium, Free Software Foundation’ (FSS) president Richard Stallman spoke about The Free Software Foundation's Campaign for Free BIOS.

Report: OpenNMS Helps Keep Tabs On Networks

  • LinuxPlanet (Posted by dave on Apr 7, 2005 1:31 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
"OpenNMS is an open source package that has not only been successful as a tool to help network managers run their networks, but also as an example of how open source software can be leveraged to create a service business. The latter will be the focus of this article..."

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