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Sun's partners and customers welcome open-source initiative, but hurdles remain.
Coming soon to a site near you... for the first time, it's the new, digitally remastered, Fedora Core 3 Test 2!
VMware, a maker of software that enables computers to run multiple operating systems simultaneously, is working on a new product to make it secure for corporations to open their networks to contractors or telecommuters.
Have you ever wished you had started and owned Lindows instead of Michael Robertson? After all, the upstart Linux distribution first gained huge notoriety by pulling on the whiskers of the Microsoft monopoly, then by losing a few rounds in court as Gates and company went global court-shopping, but finally banking hundreds of millions of dollars to settle the suit Microsoft had filed against it here in the U.S. Well, whip out your credit card, because you can pick up L-I-N-D-O-W-S right now on eBay for a starting bid of just a couple hundred dollars. The original Lindows signage, that is.
Iran has become the latest country to edge towards ditching the ubiquitous Microsoft computer operating system in favour of the open-source Linux solution, even if its refusal to abide by copyright laws means that the Islamic republic does not pay a penny to Bill Gates.
Linux and other open source software are a major disruptive force in IT. Big industry players such as IBM and Novell have aligned their businesses behind open source, while Microsoft views it as a threat to its hegemony. New business models are being invented and reinvented daily as companies new and old try to figure out how they make money when core elements of the software stack are free.
Over a million copies of the open source browser Firefox have been downloaded in a little over four days after the 1.0 preview release was put up on the web, according to information at the SpreadFirefox blog.
Ammai.com has published a quick review of the latest UserLinux Beta LiveCD (version 0.2) with Gnome 2.6. It includes many screenshots, as well as general information on this distribution.
Version 2.0 supports 32, 64 bits; gains industry support.
Another classroom success story, thanks to the affordability and flexibility of Linux.
A small Philadelphia-based company may be about to revolutionize the world of Windows application development, not by creating a new proprietary technology, but by bringing proprietary Windows features to Linux. Working with Qt, Trolltech's cross-platform toolkit, MinGW, a minimalist set of GNU utilities for Windows, and Wine, a free implementation of the Windows API, SourceXtreme, Inc. has developed the ability to write Windows programs without ever using Windows. Its goal is to make porting applications to Qt trivial, and to move Windows developers onto a free software platform.
In an effort to promote a new processor feature, Via Technologies has released open-source software for thoroughly erasing deleted files.
Download aio-stress.c from  and compile
gcc -Wall -laio -lpthread -o aio-stress aio-stress.c
Run aio-stress tests and make sure kernel does support AIO
A few days ago we read about the Deli Linux, which aims to fill-in the gap of Linux distros in the 486/586 machine range by running lightweight/older applications. The disto comes with Dillo and Links as its browsers, but I bet there aren't many people who know that there is yet another very lightweight browser for GTK+ 1.2.x and it is more powerful and more memory-optimized than Dillo: Access' NetFront. Check for info and screenshots inside.
A small company is threatening legal action against some users of the open-source Mambo software for publishing content on Web sites, arguing that the package includes proprietary code.
The broadness of Microsoft's recently revealed e-mail authenication patent confirms open-source concerns with the company's anti-spam efforts using Sender ID.
it's time that we take a look at all these new features from both Intel and AMD and crown the king of processors until the next ones are released. We'll be going over the tech of these new features and showing you the latest platforms that we've chosen for our testing. Of course, we'll tell you how all of it works with Linux and where to get the latest drivers for all of these new components.
An Indian Institute of Technology professor--and open-source evangelist--discusses the role of Linux and open source in India.
Defining the Linux Enterprise Market Place and Why Linux Companies Prosper There. Much discussion exists concerning the presence of GNU/Linux and open source software in the enterprise. Linux users often call into question decisions by major vendors who increase innovation on servers at the expense of the desktop. In this article, we define the market and discuss the business reasons Linux companies pursue the enterprise market while limiting their initiatives for consumers. We also examine possible ways enterprise advances and the community can benefit consumer products.
Which computer companies will be around in 10, 15 and 20 years? This question seems tough without a technological crystal ball, but the answer is easier than you might think. Kelly McNeill submitted the following editorial to osOpinion/osViews which details the reasons why the x86 OEM PC business is destined for a rapid decline due to the inibility to diferentiate products from the competition on anything other than price. he says this guarantees a future with only one PC manufacturer but that we will see the return of proprietary hardware dominance.
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