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I've been running the retail version on SUSE Linux 10.0 as my production desktop machine since early November. I like its online update facility; it's a great way to keep the system refreshed with the latest security and bug fixes, and I'm not the only one who feels this way. But I've found a few things in SUSE 10 that I'm not too fond of, and that make me start thinking about changing distros. (I can understand why he feels this way, then again I use KDE so I missed out on most of what he doesn't like. - Scott)
HP and Novell have announced a specially priced software bundle for customers deploying Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 on HP ProLiant and BladeSystem servers.
The Redhat Certified Engineer qualification trounced Microsoft and Cisco to be voted the expected fastest grower of certifications for 2006 by Certcities.com. The LPI's level two exam managed to take position 10.
I started out on this project to create the ultimate multimedia server using all opensource tools and applications. Some of you may be thinking along the lines of a TIVO device, no this was to create a hosting server on my business broadband connection so that I can have access to and listen to my MP3's from anywhere that had an Internet connection while keeping it all secure as possible.
Sun Microsystems Inc. is changing the way it produces a secure version of its Solaris operating system, a decision that will mark the end of the product known as the Trusted Solaris Operating Environment. Developed for governmental agencies that require a certain level of security certification, Trusted Solaris had developed separately from its flagship Solaris product. But starting this August, Sun will instead offer Solaris Trusted Extensions as an add-on to its standard Solaris product, said Chris Ratcliffe, Sun's director of Solaris marketing.
One of South Africa's top open source exports, KnowledgeTree, just keeps getting better. The document management system has added new workflow features, integration with Microsoft Office, and can help companies meet legislative and best practice compliance requirements.
Welcome to this year's 10th issue of DistroWatch Weekly. As more and more distributions provide bootable disks containing a complete operating system, it is clear that these "live CDs", as they are often referred to, are having a huge impact on our daily computing lives; today we report on Debian Live and Mandriva One, as well as on several efforts to accelerate the boot process of KNOPPIX. Having trouble with finding all the interesting software sources for your Ubuntu installation? Then worry not, the new Ubuntu source-o-matic makes it easy. Also in this issue: Click-N-Run for Ubuntu, a new Linux web site with podcasts for Linux beginners, a couple of entertaining links for Monday laughs, and a first look at the brand new Rubix Linux 1.0. Finally, we are pleased to inform that the February 2006 DistroWatch donation has gone to FreeBSD Foundation. Happy reading! Join us at irc.freenode.net #distrowatch
Virtualization is a hot trend, but that doesn't mean every IT shop has to jump on the bandwagon just yet. There are some shops that just won't need this technology no matter how big the hype becomes this year. For those shops that decide virtualization is the right move for them, there has to be a complete understanding of existing resources, hardware and applications before they take action.
Ian Foster, co-founder of the Globus open source grid project, has been named director of the Computation Institute, a joint venture of the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory.
The Securities and Exchange Commission this week issued a warning about "paid autosurfing" schemes on the Internet, noting that offers that sound too good to be true probably are. The SEC also said it is filing securities fraud charges against the operators of 12 Daily Pro, an autosurfing site that paid people to view ads on the Web but was allegedly bilking them out of money under a huge pyramid scheme.
Thomas Noonan is president and CEO of Internet Security Systems Inc., an Atlanta-based vendor of IT security products and managed services. ISS reported revenue of $330 million last year, and its customer base includes 17 of the largest banks worldwide. In an interview with Computerworld at RSA Conference 2006 here this month, Noonan spoke about what he described as the "continuously" changing security threats faced by corporate users.
Gateway Inc. will pay Hewlett-Packard Co. $47 million to end a bitter patent dispute between the two PC makers, the companies said yesterday. As part of the deal, which is not yet final, the two companies will sign a seven-year cross-licensing agreement.
When you see your business model threatened, there are two options: confront the problem, change strategy and adapt to the new situation or, if you are powerful enough, try to destroy the threat.
Paraphrasing Richard Stallman ... “free software” is not referring to getting something for nothing, but to “market freedom.”
Industry's Lowest Cost Path to Next-Generation 64-bit Computing With Solaris 10
Combined Solution Offers Sophisticated Enterprise-Grade Storage Services While Doubling The I/O Performance of Fibre Channel
Open source software is used by 17.5% of New Zealand ICT companies, according to the 2005 HiGrowth Information and Communication technology (ICT) sector survey.
The study, conducted by IDC Research, shows that open source is preferred by certain sectors within the industry — mostly small to medium-sized companies, and in particular, companies with 10 to 49 full time staff. IT services and tele-communications companies have the highest use of open source, says the study.
[ED: Consider this along the lines of a competitive alternative to the Internet desktop that is indepent of the OS of the device. In this case a cd or a thumb drive will do nicely without most of the data security issues raised by the former. That is, the user carries a set of simplified programs and data that temporarily run off an available machine. - HC]
" ... John T. Haller, a Queens financial systems programmer, proposed an open-source project that would lead to a new paradigm ... in theory, be possible to cut Mozilla loose and run it by itself, on removable media - just like my old copy of Wordstar. Those little tiny pen (aka USB, aka thumb) drives ... the old Microsoft paradigm of immovable software has been obliterated ..."
[ED: Interesting read, but I will stay with Linux for now myself - HC]
I run many different distributions of Linux and enjoy playing with new distros. My enjoyment would not exist were it not for the assistance and support of an outstanding group of folks known as the Linux community. I consider Mandriva to be one of my favorite Linux distros and when I use Mandriva
[ED: I remembered that alias, from being on the then Mandrake chat looking for help. - HC]
Here is a cool applet which can be used to better integrate search on the Linux desktop. Using the tips in this article, you can easily integrate Google search on the Linux desktop.
This tutorial explains how to setup an Apache2 web server in order to support Java Server Pages (JSP) and Servlets using virtually hosted websites. Tomcat 5 is used as servlet container, and mod_jk as Tomcat connector.
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