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.
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.
Matthew Szulik on acquisitions, expansion and singing with a choir.
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 vnunet.com at the Research at Intel Day at the company's headquarters in Santa Clara, California.
Introduction of Entercept for Linux Delivers Advanced Host Intrusion Prevention Solution (IPS) for the Fastest Growing Server Platform
The Fedora Documentation Project is very proud to announce the availability of the first Installation Guide for Fedora Core from the Fedora Project
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.
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.
Among other features, the free Linux package comes with the Xen virtualization software and version 4 of GCC.
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.
Open-source and standards compliance Linux quickly is becoming the enabler in today's complex IT infrastructures.
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's recent quarterly financial announcements brought a good news-bad news mix for NetWare that's almost becoming the permanent snapshot for the company.
Tom Adelstein has written a thorough review of the Ubuntu Linux distribution.
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.
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.
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.
"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.]
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.
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!