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Linux is used in the majority of the freelance projects

Statistical research based on analysis of more than 15000 freelance projects posted to (one of the biggest freelance sites along with and others) shows that Linux was used in 23.8% of all projects, Windows – in 19.9% of all projects. Details

Novell Innovation in Linux Education Drives New Learning Options

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by hkwint on Jul 5, 2006 6:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Novell Is First Linux Provider to Supply Free Full-Service Teacher Training Courses, and Is Also Cooperating With Thomson Learning to Create New SUSE Linux Enterprise Courseware

Review: Virtuozzo for Linux 3.0

  •; By Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier (Posted by hkwint on Jul 5, 2006 6:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Virtualization is sweeping the nation. Well, maybe not the nation, but it's a big hit with data centers and organizations that need to consolidate systems and streamline management. With so many virtualization applications on the market, which one to choose? SWsoft's Virtuozzo is a strong contender. I reviewed Virtuozzo 3.0 for Linux, and it's definitely one of the best options you can choose to centralize server management and consolidate workloads onto fewer systems.

Tonight on The Linux Link Tech Show

Tonight on The Linux Link Tech Show, episode 147:
We talk to Chris DiBona, Open source program manager at Google
Pat attends the Novell SLED 10.0 roadshow
Clueless politicians are deciding internet policy
Dan reviews the Nintendo DS Lite
And much, much more

Be sure to check us out live every Wednesday night at 8:30 PM, EDT
Just point your favorite media player to any of the following streams:

You can also check out previous episodes from the download section of our home page

Go Inside the Linux Scheduler

The Linux kernel continues to evolve, incorporating new technologies and gaining in reliability, scalability, and performance. One of the most important features of the 2.6 kernel is a scheduler implemented by Ingo Molnar. This scheduler is dynamic, supports load-balancing, and operates in constant time -- O(1). This article explores these attributes of the Linux 2.6 scheduler, and more.

Univention's system administration is now free software

  • Heise Online; By Craig Morris (Posted by hkwint on Jul 5, 2006 4:37 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Univention, a provider of a complete Linux suite optimized for corporate use, is loosening up its licensed policy: from now on, the Germany firm will be licensing all in-house developments created as part of the Univention Corporate Server (UCS) under the GNU GPL.

Security suggests switch to Macs

Security threats to PCs with Microsoft Windows have increased so much that computer users should consider using a Mac, says a leading security firm.

Open source urged to remain European

The organizer behind the Open Source Business Conference has called on European enterprise open source companies to retain their roots and avoid the urge to relocate to the US.

Google to Congress: we will not tolerate net abuse

Google has strong words for legislators who are currently mulling over net neutrality issues: the company will take any perceived abuse to the US Department of Justice.

Fedora Weekly News Issue 53

  • Fedora Mailing list; By Thomas Chung (Posted by hkwint on Jul 5, 2006 2:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter; Groups: Fedora
Welcome to our issue number 53 of Fedora Weekly News.

In this issue, we have following articles:

  • 1 Fedora Core 4 Status Update
  • 2 Red Hat CEO Says Linux Could Become U.S. Standard
  • 3 Request for testing: DejaVu 2.7 font family
  • 4 Mailing List for K-12 Open Source Questions
  • 5 DesktopLinux: Fedora Core 6 Test 1 beckons
  • 6 2.0.3 Is Here
  • 7 QEMU a Virtualization System for Open Source World
  • 8 Red Hat Fedora 5 Unleashed Book Giveaway Winner
  • 9 Fedora Weekly Reports 2006-06-26
  • 10 Fedora Core 4 and 5 Updates
  • 11 Contributing to Fedora Weekly News
  • 12 Editor's Blog

The Evolving ODF Environment, Part IV: Spotlight on SoftMaker Office

In this fourth in-depth interview focusing on ODF-compliant office productivity suites, I interview Dr. Martin Sommer, of Germany's SoftMaker Software.

The transition away from Microsoftness

It has been months now and I'm still receiving letters about my first rant. The basic thrust of the rant is that Linux developers should be focusing more on innovation than on mimicking what is already on Windows. I stated what I thought were good arguments, and I had many more that wouldn't fit into the space available for my column.

[Preach, brother, Preach! That was why I quit playing with Red Hat (7.2-ish); it was getting to look too much like Windows (at least the installation) - dcparris]

Sun: Brew-It-Yourself Java?

After keeping programmers guessing for years, Sun is finally ready to open the code to its popular Web language Java. Will it be worth the wait?

[Much more than the typical 'real soon now' report we've been seeing. -- grouch]

Emacs tips: Searching and replacing

Even if you use Emacs every day, sometimes you'll misplace a word or phrase. When that happens, you'll be glad that Emacs has flexible, built-in search and replace commands to help you find exactly what you are looking for.

Declare your independence from proprietary software (Or how to break the habit of proprietary software)

Here at TUX, we know that we are leading this change. We have seen where the information technology industry is headed and we choose a new alternative. We see independence from proprietary software as good for society. We realize this change may cause hardship, and will most definitely cause some to loose their comfortable use of proprietary software, but we believe that it is a price worth paying.

Browser shopping

Some experts in the technology industry are recommending that people switch to a non-Microsoft browser after the recently discovered vulnerabilities in Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) were used by the "bad guys" to target highly visited and trusted Web sites to steal confidential financial and other information.
[T]here comes a time when enough is enough.

Chinese plan tougher rules on cyberspace

Chinese authorities intend to police and control instant messaging, cell phones, Web logs and search engines. The New York Times

Port Your UNIX® Applications to Linux® — Quickly, Efficiently ...

Increasingly, developers, architects, and project managers face the challenge of porting their C, C++, and Java applications from UNIX to Linux environments. Now, there's a definitive, start-to-finish guide to porting applications from today's most widely used UNIX platforms: Solaris™, HP-UX, and AIX®: UNIX® to Linux® Porting: A Comprehensive Reference.

[Ok, it's a book advertisement. This is not an endorsement. It just looked at least as interesting as some press releases that come through here. -- grouch]

StartCom Enterprise Linux (AS-4.0.2) - Update Release

Eilat, Israel, July 4, 2006 - As announced earlier, the updated release of the StartCom Enterprise Linux AS-4 series, received the YUM Extender as its new package and software updater, as well as the 1.5 Firefox browser and Thunderbird mail client. This, together with an additional 200 updated packages, makes this stable and proven operating system, the work horse for your mission critical enterprise applications.

MySQL AB uses Eventfinder as a reference client

MySQL AB, the world's most popular open source database, has given recognition to Eventfinder by including the New Zealand events calendar as a reference client.

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