More Than 6,000 Attendees to Hear From Novell Executives, Customers and Analysts About Increased Customer Choice for Managing and Securing Enterprise Open Source Environments
Commentary: EDS, the giant computer services company, apparently doesn't like Linux much right now. EDS vice president of Global Alliances Robb Rasmussen recently told ZDNet Australia, "From a corporate perspective, we are not confident where Linux is right now today. A large enterprise needs to be sure because it relates to securifying [sic] the environment. We see some of the same things occurring that did to Unix -- it could splinter into many different types of languages. We are quite cautious about Linux and its deployment." Uh huh. But companies that issue anti-Linux statements like this often end up embracing Linux before long. That's why I want to extend a welcoming hand to EDS instead of getting upset over that egregious statement.
When you look into the Novell Linux Desktop (NLD), you find a product that fits an analyst's picture of a mature open-source model.
Today, I want to make you a star ... of your own movies that is. Actually, I'm going to suppose that you've already made the movies and now you want to transfer them to DVD for your family and friends to enjoy.
Some developers build desktop Linux for a living, and some build it with heart. Some developers understand the needs of desktop users and some just seem to live inside your head. Some may argue that Linspire, Inc. is either, neither, or both, but I am here to clear the air. For good.
Mandrakesoft today announces adjustments in the 2005 Mandrakelinux release schedule. Several changes will occur: (1) a new release cycle for retail products, (2) a new naming scheme, (3) the integration of Conectiva's technology into Mandrakelinux, and (4) the immediate availability of a transitional product.
Bugzilla is a defect or bug tracking system -- a system that allows individual or groups of developers to keep track of outstanding bugs in their products. This type of system lets users track bugs and code changes, communicate their actions with other teammates, submit and review repair patches, and manage quality assurance.
Confused by GRUB? Troubleshooters.com has published a "quick-start" guide about to the GRUB (GRand Unified Bootloader) Linux bootloader. According to Steve Litt, author of the guide, desktop Linux users are seldom familiar with their bootloaders, resulting in a big problem if their hard drive's MBR (master boot record) is overwritten. "Most grub documentation is difficult for those not familiar with grub," says Litt.
Following the trend of distributions scheduling themselves around KDE releases, Ark Linux has released their first stable version, Ark Linux 2005.1. The goal of Ark Linux is to build the easiest to use GNU/Linux distribution while keeping it technically sane.
Brainshare 2005 kicked off today in the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, Utah. Over 6,000 attendees have registered for Novell's annual gathering of clients, partners, and vendors this year.
A Single Linux Binary Package Can Now Support All LSB Distributions for a Single Chipset Platform
Korea's Electronics Telecommunication Research Institute to Join OSDL Carrier Grade Linux and Data Center Linux Working Groups and Promote Linux Development in Asia
In the last couple of years, the development teams of the various desktop environments, such as GNOME and KDE, have made great strides in the right direction to making the Linux desktop more attractive and visually pleasing. Just with a standard KDE install, I get the occasional "Hey, that looks nice" from friends. When I discovered a program named Karamba for KDE a while back, that suddenly changed to outright "Wow!"
Asa Dotzler has posted some links to release candidate builds of Mozilla 1.7.6. If no major problems are found, we can expect the final release of Mozilla 1.7.6 to occur early next week.
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Server Blade Summit 2005, March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Altiris, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATRS), a pioneer of IT lifecycle management solutions that reduce the total cost of owning IT resources, today announced Jeff Porcaro and Christine Ewing will be featured speakers at the Server Blade Summit 2005. They will discuss overcoming the challenges of managing heterogeneous hardware and operating system environments.
Also, we are somewhat cautious about what happened with Unix - it splintered into eight applications - until [Sun's Scott] McNealy finally announced he won the battle and had the one surviving Unix out there. We think Linux has the possibility of going the same route," said Rasmussen.
Opinion: There is no single answer. It really depends on what you want to do, but here are three of my favorites and the jobs they're most suited for.
The Mac Mini isn't just competition for Shuttle computers and mini-tower PCs. It's also competition for the much smaller embedded development boards that many users are building custom applications around. Peter Seebach takes a look at the Mac Mini as an embedded development platform.
Workload management is critically important for an on-demand business. IBM LoadLeveler is a job-management system that allows users to run more jobs in less time by matching the jobs' processing needs with the available resources. Maintaining maximum system uptime of the job management system is increasingly important.
Earlier this week, we reported that Yahoo! was planning to make all its services compatible with Mozilla Firefox. Not so, says the portal giant, which has issued a new statement saying that it cannot guarantee all its new products will work with Firefox.