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Nearly everyday, I have people e-mailing me with questions regarding my choice of the distributions that I highlight. Many of them feel that Ubuntu is too simplistic and that I should consider something like Gentoo. Others, however, ask me why I’m not more supportive of more entry level distributions like PCLinuxOS and Freespire.
Firm foothold established
Open source technology now has a firm foothold in the public sector, according to a new survey.
This tutorial shows how to install the free VMware Server on an Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) system. With VMware Server you can create and run guest operating systems (virtual machines) such as Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, etc. under a host operating system. This has the benefit that you can run multiple operating systems on the same hardware which saves a lot of money, and you can move virtual machines from one VMware Server to the next one (or to a system that has the VMware Player which is also free).
The One Laptop Per Child computer will now cost US$175 instead of the planned US$100 and will have the capability to run Windows as well as Linux. This does not mean, however, that OLPC is dumping Linux, say local developers.
"Then you will see that it is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself."
The inclusion of Jabber's founder, Jeremie Miller, into the Wiki Search project has just been announced. He was hand picked by Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia and Wikia, the company that is championing the open wiki-based search engine.
iKog is a text-based to-do manager that can help you to keep tabs on your tasks from the command line. Although it lacks all the bells and whistles of a full-blown GUI task manager, it's one of those tools that make a virtue of doing a limited range of tasks well. iKog is written in Python, and since most Linux distributions come with Python installed by default, iKog will run on them right out of the box.
This week on Open News ... One Laptop Per Child Runs Windows, SCO To Be Delisted, and Adobe and Microsoft Try Open Source.
Once upon a time (or should that be "Long, long ago in a..." but I digress), I worked for a software startup company where time and man-(people)-power were limited. At one point or another, we all wore a variety of hats including tech support and (gasp) software testers. It's an incredibly daunting and involved task and the company was always struggling to define just when they could/should release the next version of their product. They eventually went under (not because the product was bad but because of more "administrative issues"...but that's another story) and I was released from the responsibility of wearing many hats. Still, the fascination of designing, testing, and deploying software has never really left me.
While officials for Red Hat and Novell's SUSE have welcomed the move as good for the industry, they also downplayed its competitive significance.
Linux Gazette...making Linux just a little more fun!
Ubuntu has been the wonder child of Linux distributions since it debuted in 2004, and it has enjoyed mostly good reviews. However, a favorably disposed reviewer found Ubuntu 7.04 to be disappointing and presented his point of view candidly in a review published today by ExtremeTech.com.
Now, you can get more than a warm, fuzzy feeling for contributing to the project. The Tux500.com website is now offering collector edition merchandise for our efforts. Being that this is the first effort if its kind and that the merchandise is only available for a limited time, these items could indeed become collectors items in the future.
Ease the task of administrators by allowing them to manage Kerberos principals and policies on NAS-based solutions by using an interactive GUI-Based Administrative Tool
; you know longer need to know the NAS commands. The tool runs on UNIX and supports AIX, Linux, Solaris, and Windows as well.
The No. 2 PC maker in the world is going with Ubuntu this time around, Google responds to Viacom's lawsuit, and how dirty is your PC?
One of the many enhancements of IBM DB2 9 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows is the ability to install multiple copies of the DB2 software
on the same server. In this article, you'll follow step-by-step instructions to learn how to take advantage of this enhancement in an SAP environment.
Debian Weekly News
- April 24th, 2007. Welcome to this year's 5th issue of DWN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Roland Mas announced that Alioth users can use Mercurial for version control. Robert Millan announced version 0.4.0 of the Debian loader for Windows operating systems including Vista. Joey Schulze reported that security updates are available via IPv6 from official servers as well. The new release of Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 is celebrated all over the world.
As part of an overall effort to update our Linux program, today we are announcing a partnership with Canonical to offer Ubuntu on select consumer desktop and notebook products.
Univa Globus Cluster Edition 2.0 with Grid Engine Combines Proven Software, With Expert Services, Slashing Cluster Deployment and Management Costs
Dell hasn't stated yet exactly on which models it will provide pre-installed Ubuntu, but Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols has a nice analysis of the different options and most likely models. One thing sticks out from that list: as bigg on the LXer forum has noticed, they all have Nvidia cards and Broadcom 1390 wireless cards. Will Dell be shipping machines with no hardware 3D and wireless support? That can't be good for Linux! But it's certainly going to be good for Canonical selling paid support...
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