This Linux Today article explores the practical realities of getting Linux onto commodity priced computers. That you end up paying a higher "Microsoft Tax" by buying GNU/Linux only computers if you or your clients have any current need to run Windows. Also, Walmart is selling Linux compatible Laptops for $598 and $698. Model Numbers A535 and CN6302.
The first thing many visitors to the Gentoo website will notice when opening the Gentoo Handbook or any other piece of documentation these days is a little "Print" link sitting on the top of the right column: Bowing to long-standing popular requests, Xavier Neys implemented a simple way of viewing a printer-friendly version of Gentoo documentation.
A Red Hat vice president has slammed Sun for refusing to open source its Java code and hanging on like grim death to its patents.
In my 2002 book, The Online Rules of Successful Companies, I said it was stupid to design Web sites that would work correctly only with the most popular Web browser. Yes, I told readers, over 90% of all Internet users today may use Microsoft's Internet Explorer (MSIE), but not long ago 90% of all Internet users ran Netscape. Web designers and site owners who made Netscape-only sites had to scramble madly to redo their work when MSIE started getting popular. "Learn from this!" I said.
The conference will cover a number of topical issues, with a specific focus on the changes and challenges facing the OSS industry in SA, says conference producer Beverley Govender. "The aim for this year's conference is to position it as an industry event where IT professionals from different backgrounds can share ideas about future developments in free software applications and networking."
3D-Desktop is pager (desktop switcher) that gives you a very impressive 3D overview of all your desktops and also allows you to switch between your desktops in a very fancy 3D box type way.
Some people worry that free software/open source movement leads to the developers being a new “workers” class exploited by the free software companies. In the time when big companies such as RedHat, Sun, HP, Novell etc. are proving how economically viable open source business model can be, some people wonder what’s up with “poor” free software programmers and developers who happily contribute their work and source codes to the community for the sake of freedom and bettering the whole society without getting anything in return, economically speaking.
The latest revisions strengthen the case for Linux as a viable alternative to Windows on mainstream corporate desktops.
KDE 3.3 is another strong release from the prominent KDE project and stands out most for the improvements to its Kontact groupware application.
One of the world’s largest providers of Linux software on Monday said the Philippines has great potential for developing open-source computing because Filipinos have a thorough understanding of its value: that Linux is more cost-effective, scalable, and has more robust architecture than proprietary software like Microsoft Windows.
A couple of weeks ago I wrote an article explaining how to migrate your email and addressbook from Ximian Evolution to Mozilla Thunderbird. You might think that this is a straightforward operation, but it isn't. The tools and instructions are below the standards set by other modules in the same programs. Somewhere in the midst of the ordeal, I asked myself why I was going to all this trouble. In a moment of clarity, the answer hit me: users don't care about software, they care about data. And any free software developer who doesn't grasp the significance of that fact runs the risk of failure.
The following article is a summary of the steps required to successfully install the Oracle9i (126.96.36.199.0) RDBMS software on Red Hat Linux Fedora Core 2. Also included in this article is a detailed overview for applying the Oracle9i (188.8.131.52.0) patchset.
In an interview with LinuxQuestions.org, gaim maintainer Rob Flynn tells us how he got involved with the gaim project, what Linux distribution he prefers, where gaim is headed now that version 1.0 has been released and how the gaim Ebay auctions ended up. He also gives his opinion on the best and worst IM protocols.
A top Red Hat executive has attacked the open-source credentials of its sometime business partner Sun Microsystems.
These two words were part of a recent NewsForge headline, and to me they were the two most important words in it. For many years Microsoft execs have taken an "our way or the highway" attitude toward almost everything. Now they seem to realize that, like it or not, Microsoft is not the only software company in the world, and Windows is not the world's only operating system.
ARC International, a manufacturer of configurable CPU/DSP processor cores and application platforms, today announced embedded Linux support for its latest configurable processor core: the ARC 700.
This is a maintenance release that in addition to many non-critical bug fixes, addresses a problem with GPC input processing.
Version control systems are a tool close to any programmer's heart and a lot has been made of advancements in Subversion, but there is another version control system out there that completely redefines the boundaries of how such a system should work. Tom Lord is the author of the Arch Revision Control System. OSDir interviews Tom on the story behind Arch and just how different it is from what you're likely using today.
Userful corporation is taking on the public access computing market with software that enables a Linux PC to connect up to 10 monitors, giving each user the experience of being connected to a standalone computer. The Canadian company’s “1-Box” approach lets up to ten users can browse the Internet, send email and run applications from one computer. The strategy eliminates the need for servers and networking equipment, save significant money on hardware and is deployed in several libraries in that country. The company also gives some environmental impact savings on ewaste and energy due to their solution.
This article gives a high-level overview of what Plone is capable of, with pointers to resources to help you get started on the path to building your own Plone site. Future articles will pick up where this one leaves off, exploring topics such as defining workflows, skinning a site, and creating new content types quickly.