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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...
A diverse group of creative people, all geeks in their own right but not all "techies," decided to give the people of Iraq an opportunity to speak freely to a large audience about their experiences living in the midst of a war. These geeks, who call themselves Streamtime, decided to perform a Web radio experiment: they would train Iraqis to use Dyne:bolic and other free software to create instant Internet broadcasts wherever there was a computer and Internet access. In the summer of 2004, Streamtime packed up and traveled from Amsterdam to Iraq, surviving bombings and hack attacks in their quest to bring freedom of expression to a country on a rollercoaster of victory and violence. The experiment has ended, but the mission continues.
Bob Beck announced the availability ofOpenBSD 4.1 today:"We are pleased to announce the official release of OpenBSD 4.1. This is our 21st release on CD-ROM (and 22nd via FTP). We remain proud of OpenBSD's record of ten years with only two remote holes in the default install. As in our previous releases, 4.1 provides significant improvements, including new features, in nearly all areas of the system".OpenBSD 4.1 can bepurchased as a 3-CD set to help support the OpenBSD project [story], or freelydownloaded. Read on for Bob's detailed overview of what's new in this latest OpenBSD release.read more
The recently released 1.0.106 version of Libferris includes initial support for mounting Web photo services as a filesystem. This means that sites such as 23hq.com and flickr.com can be seen as filesystems, which allows users to upload digital pictures easily by using the cp(1) or ferriscp(1) tool with a destination of 23hq://username/upload.
I talk about Linux a lot and very often hear that people who tried Linux move back to their Windows installation. It is, in my surroundings at least, very rare that somebody switches to Linux completely. It seams that Linux is not yet regarded as a primary OS by the main audience. In past times the reason for this was obvious, the installation of Linux was difficult and required a lot of tweaking to get it work. Also there was no real support other than user forums. I myself love the concept of a friendly and helpful community but it is not every bodies cup of tea. Especially people who don't speak the language of the digital world have to take a big step before they post a question on a forum. Since a few years the support has improved a lot. You can buy distributions like Suse which are packed with a guide. Also the installation has improved a lot, though it isn't perfect yet. No, there has to be another reason why people stick to Windows.
Considering Dell as one of the biggest in the market, what will the impact of its latest decision of offering Ubuntu in Ubuntu and Linux popularity and market share?
Review: The latest version of Ubuntu Linux is called Feisty Fawn, and about all I can see it being good for is venison.
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"People are always asking us to support Linux on the desktop, but the question is: 'Which Linux are you talking about'?" Apparently, Michael Dell has finally answered his own question as Canonical officially announced that Dell has chosen Ubuntu to be the version for Dell's Linux-loaded laptops and desktops.
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