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A concise article explaining the basic setup of MySQL in GNU/Linux
As open source software becomes more and more prevalent in the everyday life or more and more people, many are quick to point to it as evidence of the success of a new way of developing software. However, before there even was an open source community, there was the Free Software Foundation (FSF) and the Free Software movement. Today, the FSF is as active as ever, promoting their ideals and goals. One group has formed itself around these Free Software ideals, and expanded to include the idea of Free Culture as well. This group has found a home at Libervis.com and the associated Libervis Network, founded by Daniel Orsolic. Recently Daniel took some time to sit down with us and discuss his group's history, future, and share some of his own views and opinions on free Software and Free Culture.
Open source: Although it is still merely rumor, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison explains why buying JBoss would make sense. "Rather than fight this open source trend, we think it's important to figure out ways to make it work to our advantage," Ellison says. That doesn't end with JBoss; Oracle reportedly is in talks to purchase Zend Technologies and Sleepycat Software, too.
Salesforce.com mashes it up on the AppExchange
Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) and member company Levanta today announced the free availability of an Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) study titled "Get the Truth on Linux Management." The study re-examines previously reported, anti-Linux management claims -- deriving updated analysis from in-depth research with more than 200 end users. The "Get the Truth on Linux Management" report is available in its entirety, for free download, at: http://www.levanta.com/linuxstudy/.
My preaching the joys of Mac to all my coworkers has claimed another victim; John, who I share my office with, purchase a shiny new 20" iMac G5 two days ago. John asked me for a way to get some files off his old Windows PC without booting Windows, because his Windows install is very flaky, and doesn't like to boot anymore. I developed the following procedure using a Ubuntu Live CD.
Survey of 200 organizations by analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates shows recent gains in Linux management outpacing Windows
The Competence Centers Electronic Business and Business Integration of the Fraunhofer IAO releases a report entitled "Open Source Software: Potential for Use and Economic Efficiency," a very comprehensive, objective, and systematic review of Open Source Software and its potential for use in business.
Welcome to our issue number 33 of Fedora Weekly News.
DoD Procurement Includes Two Linux Supercomputing Systems Expected to Be Among the Top Twenty Most Powerful Supercomputers in the World
Using more than one hard drive to achieve better performance and fault tolerance is very common. Less well known is that it's also possible to aggregate more than one network interface into a single logical interface. In Linux, this is handled by the bonding driver. Benefits of doing this are much the same as the benefits of aggregating discs using RAID: if one device dies, your server carries on working and by using two devices in parallel, performance can be improved.
Even as the hype and hoopla surrounding the release of Internet Explorer 7.0 continues to circulate online, it is Firefox, which is quietly doing a great job and is in fact generating more interest that anything that is on the anvil from Redmond at the moment.
The Second World War has come and gone and most of the people alive during it have died. But, the BSA has continued a practice used by the Hitler Youth Organizations to turn in their parents for being against the Fuehrer.
Now you to can sing songs from "The Producers"
and turn in someone you know. And for the first time in the United States, BSA is offering rewards of up to $50,000 for qualifying reports received via its hotline or online reporting form before midnight (PST) on Tuesday, February 28, 2006.
People new to the Linux community may not understand the controversy created in comment sections, mailing lists, etc. At first, I never did understand it myself. As a writer I learned that the craft has two jobs or functions: Interpret events so the reader can better understand them and challenge people to think in different ways. Let's take Pamela Jones as an example.
Monitoring human rights abuses around the world can be a risky proposition with data collectors, reporters and community members at constant risk of discovery. The Martus project pits the best of the open source software world against abusers to create a safe and secure environment in which human rights activists can record and store data on abuses without fear.
Two major Linux advocates have published a report aimed at rebutting Microsoft's"Get the Facts" research campaign claiming that Linux has a higher total cost of ownership than Windows.
For the average home computer user there is no need to install a complex package such as the Internet Software Consortium's BIND DNS or DHCP server, since there are far simpler lower resource tools to use, for example dnsmasq. For those who you wish to learn how to use ISC's BIND and DHCP, for example as a learning exercise, this is how I got it all to work in Debian Sarge, the current stable version of Debian GNU/Linux.
The Center for Internet Security (CIS) is a non-profit association for the promotion of computer security. Its members, largely North American, range from IBM and Motorola to universities and individuals. Through the consensus of members, it develops a list of best practices for Windows, Linux, Solaris and Free BSD, as well as Cisco routers, Oracle databases, and Apache Web servers. These best practices are incorporated into benchmark scripts and accompanying PDF guides for interpreting the results and improving security with a series of actions and scripts. The CIS Linux Benchmark provides a comprehensive checklist for system hardening.
As Linux guru, Jon “maddog” Hall, pointed out in an interview recently, in the past Microsoft has been able to successfully transition its user base to a new way of doing things because there has been no viable alternative in the marketplace. When it comes to commoditised office productivity software, however, why would users want to spend money on a new snazzy Word or Excel package that they have to learn and get used to, when they can either keep what they’ve got or download a free copy of an open source version that does the job just as well. For someone like me, the question is would Office 12 enable me to write this article any faster, better or easier? I think not.
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