The United States market for Linux support got more crowded Tuesday after French Linux vendor Mandrakesoft announced a partner program and a new line of Linux servers for the SMB (small to medium business) market in the U.S.
Novell and Red Hat, the leading Linux distributors, are preparing major upgrades to their respective server product lines for release within the next two months.
Looking ahead to the next generation of MIDI music-making software, including Improv, Q-Midi and Csound.
The Honeypot Project has found that unpatched Linux systems can last for months on the net without being compromised while noting that Windows systems only last for minutes.
A news conference invite has sparked rumors about rewriting the Linux kernel, but sources say the much-hyped announcement is nothing more than a modest job-development initiative.
Voice control is the next step in human interaction with computers. Voice recognition, and its flip side, speech synthesis, can help you streamline your day-to-day work and organize your Linux desktop in a better way.
BEA claims that many software developers are worried about using open source software, but JBoss isn't convinced
Free Eclipse 3.0-based TimeStorm Linux Development Suite Evaluation Kit Available for Download from TimeSys.
Mark Shuttleworth talks about the future of Ubuntu Linux and how the project is using subtle marketing to help develop its user base.
The move to Open Source One$DB, is driven by the fact that Open Source products are more acceptable and flexible, as they can be understood better in terms of strengths and limitations and can be customized to suit specific requirements without any fear of vendor locking. We also feel that Open Source products become more mature due to the continuous involvement of a diverse community.
Welcome to this year's 3rd issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. Roger So sent a reminder for the Call for Papers for the Asia Debian Mini-Conf taking place at the end of February in Beijing, China. Jeroen van Wolffelaar compiled a list of packages in contrib which should be forced into the testing stage of contrib. Ankit Malik listed ten ways to pay back to the Free Software community.
What's a zazzybob? I don't know, but zazzybob.com is a Linux site that has a "particular lean" toward scripting, with a full repository of Linux and Unix scripts free for the taking under the terms of the GNU GPL. The scripts perform all sort of useful and automatic functions, like adding a user, clearing the screen, opening a bash xterm, or converting a decimal number to hex (or vice versa).
What was the biggest theme to emerge during the 2004 "Year in Linux"? In large measure, it all had to do with the expanded movement of Linux into new environments, ranging from the data center to embedded spaces.
This article, the first in a two-part report, reviews common issues of wireless security, and shows how to use open source software to suss out wireless networks, get information about them, and start recognizing common security problems.
Following the recent string of security-related kernel issues, the question was raised on the lkml what formal effort is being made to audit new patches. Long time Linux kernel guru Alan Cox noted two trends that he considers positive.
There is a new wave sweeping our world, and it has one name - Linux. Everyone, from Eskimos in Greenland to Bedouins in desert, has heard of Linux. As a reader to a publication of this nature, you have most probably already used Linux in some form, or toyed with the idea of setting up a Linux Box. But some questions may have plagued you. For example, when we say "Linux", what exactly do we mean? Do we mean Red Hat? Or SuSe? What is the nature of the beast? In this article, we will attempt to give a broad introduction to the world of Linux.
Red Hat is believed to be planning a major upgrade to its Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system that will fully support the latest Linux 2.6 kernel for the first time.
Mandrakesoft has just announced a new partner program for the US. The Mandrakelinux Solution Provider Program will assist IT services companies in delivering practical, affordable Linux-based products to the small and mid-sized business market. As part of the partner program, Mandrakesoft is introducing a new line of solution-based Linux servers, called the Mandrakelinux Dedicated Server Series, tailored to the needs of the mainstream SMB market. These server offerings are designed to be easy to migrate from Windows, and are only available from official Mandrakelinux Solution Providers.
GFI Software Ltd., recently announced the release of a new version of its network security scanner, GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner (N.S.S.) 6 that can detect all machines and devices connected to the network via a wireless link. It also alerts administrators when suspicious USB devices are connected to the network. Additionally, the new version includes further Linux security checks. It now incorporates an SSH scripting feature that allows administrators to connect to remote Linux/Unix machines and launch scripts. This feature also enables the creation of custom security checks.
Publication of an open source procurement guide for government agencies is not expected until March this year, four months after the early December timeframe flagged by officials last year.