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The Best Linux Distribution For Users New To Linux

  •; By Adam Trickett (Posted by ajt on Jun 13, 2005 6:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
A common question for new users is to ask, "what is best the Linux distribution for me?". I believe that the best Linux distribution is the one you personally like best: see Best Linux Distribution, however for a user new to Linux, this is no help.

Source of openness

  • China Business Weekly (Posted by dave on Jun 13, 2005 5:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Novell
As the global campaign to promote Linux's software focuses greater attention on Asia, especially China, two major Linux vendors RedHat and Novell are doing their part to help Chinese software manufacturers improve their research and development (R&D) of the open-source software.

Red Hat CEO touts 'very early stage' market

  • Network World on Linux (Posted by dave on Jun 13, 2005 4:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Red Hat
Matthew Szulik on acquisitions, expansion and singing with a choir.

Xen ups the security ante

The Xen open source virtualisation project has started development of technology that aims to increase the level of security in open source software. The offering, dubbed Security Enchanced Xen or XenSE, could increase the level of security for desktop users, Intel researcher Rolf Neubauer told at the Research at Intel Day at the company's headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

McAfee Entercept Provides Enhanced Platform Protection to Proactively Block Attacks on Linux Servers

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on Jun 13, 2005 2:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Introduction of Entercept for Linux Delivers Advanced Host Intrusion Prevention Solution (IPS) for the Fastest Growing Server Platform

Installation Guide for Fedora Core 4

  • Mailing list; By Karsten Wade (Posted by dave on Jun 13, 2005 1:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Fedora
The Fedora Documentation Project is very proud to announce the availability of the first Installation Guide for Fedora Core from the Fedora Project

The Best Linux Distribution?

  •; By Adam Trickett (Posted by ajt on Jun 13, 2005 12:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
According to the Linux watching web site, DistroWatch, there are more than 400 Linux and BSD distributions currently available and active. Many of these exist with many versions, giving thousands of possible options to choose from. The question often arises "Which one is the best?". As with many simple questions, it does not have a simple answer. Typically, if you ask five random Linux users, you will get five different and conflicting answers. This short opinion piece is my contribution to the debate.

Newcomers Target MySQL in Open-Source Database Market

  • TechNewsWorld (Posted by dave on Jun 13, 2005 11:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: MySQL
Regardless of which vendor you pick in the open-source database horse race, open source itself is a good bet, according to Yankee Group analyst Dana Gardner. Gardner told LinuxInsider that open-source databases generally hold a lot of promise, and there is room for multiple players.

Red Hat releases newest Fedora

Among other features, the free Linux package comes with the Xen virtualization software and version 4 of GCC.

The Debian legacy

Last week's 3.1 release makes this a great time to give Debian GNU/Linux a whirl. Debian's popularity has inspired dozens of variants, including many that circumvent your hard disk and run directly from a combination of CD-ROM and computer memory. Here's a look at some of the celebrities in the Debian family tree.

Linux in Government: The End Game for Vendor Lock-In

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Jun 13, 2005 10:38 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open-source and standards compliance Linux quickly is becoming the enabler in today's complex IT infrastructures.

Home-grown open-source video Codec to save BBC millions

  • Digital Copyright Canada (Posted by dave on Jun 13, 2005 9:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Dirac video Codec created by BBC R&D and co-developed since early 2004 with open-source programmers is set to remove one massive barrier to making available on the internet all BBC TV output – by saving the corporation very many millions of pounds in streaming license fees in coming years.

Novell: The old cash cow ain't what she used to be

  • Network World on Linux (Posted by dave on Jun 13, 2005 8:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Novell
Novell's recent quarterly financial announcements brought a good news-bad news mix for NetWare that's almost becoming the permanent snapshot for the company.

Ubuntu Linux Desktop Reviewed

Tom Adelstein has written a thorough review of the Ubuntu Linux distribution.

Open Source Community TV Launched

An open source solution enabling councils and registered social landlords to deliver video-based interactive eGovernment services is set to be made available through national government procurement frameworks in October.

Pie Box Enterprise Linux 4 Update 1 now available

  •; By PixExcel (Posted by VISITOR on Jun 13, 2005 7:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Update 1 of Pie Box Enterprise Linux 4 was made available today. This update features numerous security and driver updates and is fully compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

The Eighth Commandment of system administration

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Jun 13, 2005 7:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A system log is one of the most effective ways to monitor a server's health and underlying problems. Often before a major hardware or application crash takes place there are indicators of impending disaster within the syslog. As a good and attentive administrator, you should be reviewing your logs on a regular basis, but oftentimes these logs are forgotten due to other duties or important data is lost within pages of white noise telling about normal events.

Pass Over a Frosty Mug of Home Brew Version 1.0

  • New York Times; By Pamela Licalzi O'Connell (Posted by dave on Jun 13, 2005 7:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
"With the proliferation of free (open-source) software, it was only a matter of time before open-source beer became reality." So stated a spoof news article in 1998 that turned out to be prescient. There now is such a thing as free beer - or at least a free recipe for beer - thanks to a group of Danish artists and university students in Copenhagen. [Free registration required to read.]

The Amazing Fedora Core 4!

  • Mailing list; By The Fedora Project (Posted by dave on Jun 13, 2005 6:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: Fedora
You may have *thought* you were using the latest and greatest in open source software, but folks, today we have something really, really exciting for you.

DistroWatch Weekly: End of the "release season", Apple, Debian GNU/Linux, SpamAssassin II

  •; By Ladislav Bodnar (Posted by dave on Jun 13, 2005 5:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter
Welcome to this year's 24th issue of DistroWatch Weekly! Today's release of Fedora Core 4 marks the end of the current "release season", with only some of the smaller project likely to make any new releases between now and October. What effect will the controversial Apple's switch to Intel have on Linux? Hardly any, we believe. The featured distribution of the week section had to go to Debian GNU/Linux, following its much awaited new stable release early last week. And if you are still struggling to rid your inbox of all the unwanted drug and mortgage offers, Robert Storey provides further tips in the second part of his article on SpamAssassin. Happy reading!

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