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Microsoft lately has been challenging Linux's suitability for older hardware, so it seems like a good time to look at Linux distributions that can run on older machines. I took six distributions for a test run on an old machine, and also tried software that turns old hardware into a thin client. The bottom line: Linux is still quite suitable for older hardware. It might not turn your aging PC into a powerhouse, but it will extend its lifespan considerably.
I'm only an amateur systems administrator, but I'm also terribly lazy, so I do have a few good tools in my toolbox.
demonstrates many of the new features found in the most recent release of Eclipse V3.1. You will find this tutorial useful if you're considering upgrading to V3.1 from a previous release, or if you're considering switching to Eclipse from another integrated development environment. It is also useful if you want to revise your code to take advantage of the latest iteration of the Java language, Java 2 Standard Edition V1.5, which adds a number of powerful constructs and conveniences to the Java programming language.
Nowadays, the Web is all about being social. We have social bookmarking, social photo sharing, and social browsing. So it's not a big surprise that now we can also enjoy social music listening, courtesy of Last.fm.
We look at a new Java language feature and what you can do with it.
Puppy Linux founder and chief developer Barry Kauler Wednesday released version 1.0.8 of the Puppy Linux mini distribution. The live-CD iso file, named puppy-1.0.8-mozilla.iso, weighs in at 61.5 MB. Also available is a multisession iso called puppy-multisession-1.0.8-mozilla.iso.
My latest Business 2.0 article, The Black Box That Would Conquer Telecom, just went online over at the CNN Money website. This is a story about a stealthy startup called Vyatta, that has build the world’s first commercial open-source router, and how open source is slowly moving its way into the telecom world. Vyatta’s first product, an enterprise class router that will compete with Cisco-medium to low end offerings is currently in beta testing with some customers is based on XORP or extensible open router platform and runs off on two Intel chips.
Okay, I confess. I have been beating IBM up about how it needs to buy a BI player in order to be a credible player in the space, and it turns out that I got it all wrong, because IBM already owns a BI player. Well, actually, a bit of a BI vendor. A very small bit. And I’m not actually sure the information management people actually know about it but, nevertheless, IBM owns a very small (less than 5 per cent) portion of a New Zealand based company called Descisys.
But software giant unconcerned...
The man behind Steamboat Springs' move to open source sees big gains for local governments.
Microsoft decided to go public with its confidential filing, with some slight tweaks, because it has concerns about "the transparency of the process" and wanted to make the documents public.
[Ed: Public with some tweaks - is that embrace and extend? tadelste]
Sun's recent move to promote Linux use on its UltraSparc architecture for servers may be a strategic play to keep the vendor's hardware line selling, but it could also be a more tactical or short-term move for users looking to build an enterprise data center platform.
MozillaQuest Magazine's (mozillaquest.com) Aric Campling’s review of Martin Krafft’s book, “The Debian System: Concepts and Techniques”, is thorough, in-depth, and comprehensive. It’s almost an introduction to Debian Linux and an explanation of why Debian is so popular. The review notes: “. . . this book will have something new in store for all but the most advanced Debian users . . . The Debian System: Concepts and Techniques can provide you with a wealth of knowledge to make any Debian task easier, more efficient, and relatively painless.”
Perl for zOS is a statically-linked, pre-compiled porting of the Perl (Version 5.8.7) scripting language to the z/OS UNIX platform with all known defects resolved. This new porting of Perl 5.8.7 provides a pre-built version of Perl with a dedicated support team to address new problems that may arise.
Once again CLUG takes a leadership role by bringing Linux and Open Source Software to the Community. Interested in presenting? Read on...
Software developers using Borland's soon-to-be dumped integrated development environments (IDEs) are being sized up by the competition. Sun Microsystems and REAL Software are working separately to persuade JBuilder and Delphi developers to switch to their application development tools.
This week, security advisories included updates for several packages including GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG), pdfkit.framework, TUTOS, GPdf, Heimdal, GNU tar, OpenSSH, and more. Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, Mandriva, SUSE, and Ubuntu were among the vendors issuing advisories. Red Hat and FreeBSD did not issue security advisories this week.
Last week, we covered the official ACCESS Linux Platform (ALP)--aka Palm Linux--announcement at the 3GSM World Congress event.
PalmInfocenter now has some screenshots of ALP running on a device. ALP isn't planned to be released to manufacturers until later this year, but I think it is encouraging to see it at least running a couple Linux applications right now on an existing device--the Haier N60 phone being sold in China.
Discover the versatility and power of the X Window System. On Digg.com
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