Based on Debian Linux and promoted by Mark Shuttleworth Ubuntu Linux has gained a loyal following since it's inception. Today we'll be taking a look at Ubuntu "Hoary Hedgehog" and seeing what this South African based distribution with a global appeal is all about.
How does Microsoft face the growing challenges from open source, asks technology commentator Bill Thompson?
Despite some cooperative efforts, software giant still champions Windows over open source.
tuXlab, the programme that installs low-cost Linux-based networks into schools in South Africa, is planning a 12-school rollout in the Eastern Cape province next month. And they are planning to do all 12 schools in just three hours.
Korean handheld vendor Gamepark has announced a new portable media player and gaming device based on embedded Linux. The GPX2-F100 features dual ARM9 processors, USB 2.0, a 3.5-inch color LCD, media playback software, and support for both native and emulated games. A Linux SDK (software development kit) will be available
Mozilla Foundation President Mitchell Baker sent us a link to a weblog post she wrote about new people and new roles at the Mozilla Foundation. The entry describes the work that new employees Mike Schroepfer and Mike Shaver will be doing and discusses some new tasks that existing employees Chris Hofmann and Chris Beard will be taking on. The Mozilla Foundation has been hiring aggressively in recent months and now has around forty people on its payroll.
At a big press conference in Manhattan on Tuesday, IBM made a set of announcements--a new mainframe system, a development "community" for blades, and a new virtualization software platform--that looks likely to carry a range of future ramifications for Linux developers and administrators. Jacqueline Emigh reports.
Asterisk, the open source private branch exchange (PBX) from Digium, has the power to change the telecommunications industry in much the same way that Linux is changing the operating systems market, but it needed work to simplify installation and configuration. The recent release of Asterisk@Home, a Linux distribution dedicated to making Asterisk easy to install and configure, is a big help.
Australian open source consultancy Cybersource has said it will file a formal complaint with the country's competition commission against Microsoft for engaging in unfair practices. Accusing Microsoft of stifling competition in the marketplace, Cybersource will provide the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) with a whitepaper entitled "The cost of software monopoly: how Australian consumers lose", accompanied by a formal complaint. Cybersource claims that Microsoft's practices are costing end users A$200 million (£86.5 million) a year
Debian recently reported - The Debian Project is pleased to announce the official release of Debian GNU/Linux version 3.1 codenamed ``sarge'' after nearly three years of constant development. Debian GNU/Linux is a free operating system which supports a total of eleven processor architectures, includes KDE, GNOME and GNUstep desktop environments, features cryptographic software, is compatible with the FHS v2.3, and supports software developed for the LSB. OSDir has screenshots of 'repaired' 3.1r0a release.
With Joerg Schwarz, who recently conducted research on the ethical issues surrounding open source software and licensing. Question: What are the components of ethical use of open source software in the enterprise by IT professionals?
The latest open-source K Desktop Environment offerings improve both its desktop interface and its office suite.
Three proposed specifications clustered around IT management of Web services have jumped from the frying pan of standards adoption into the fire of open source implementation, paving the way for a common set of standards for management inside a service-oriented architecture (SOA).
Recent study reveals that Red Hat Enterprise Linux Subscribers were less susceptible to critical Internet security holes.
Are you designing a new program and need to put a process into a flowchart? Do you need an entity relationship diagram for a database? Do you need to document the management structure for a new department? If so, try Dia, a useful and usable open source diagramming application available for both Linux and Windows.
Levanta (www.levanta.com), the leader in Linux management, today announced the general availability of the Intrepid M -- the world's first Linux management appliance. For years, major Linux shops such as Boscov's and Electronic Arts have used Levanta's management and provisioning software on mainframe and x86-based servers. With the release of the Intrepid M, Levanta has taken its enterprise-proven software and bundled it into a plug-and-play Linux management solution -- for enterprises, lines of business, and even SME environments.
A company specializing in custom Linux distributions for device vendors and others has partnered with a vendor of off-the-shelf and custom appliance hardware. Progeny says NCS Technology can provide its customers with high-quality hardware, while Progeny can create and maintain custom Linux distributions for NCS's customers.
Several Linux vendors have confirmed they are participating in a project to turn Debian into a serious force in the enteprise. The appearance of the Debian initiative, called the Debian Core Consortium (DCC) is a blow to the Linux Core Consortium (LCC), announced last summer and backed by Progeny, MandrakeSoft and Turbolinux. However, the LCC says it is forging ahead with its own plans.
What are Service Data Objects (SDOs) and why should you use them in the PHP environment? IBM and Zend announced a strategic partnership to collaborate on the development and support of the PHP environment. One aspect of this collaboration has been the definition and implementation of SDOs for PHP. A simple contact management scenario provides a tour of SDO concepts and capabilities for PHP.
LQ Radio has interviewed Asa Dotzler of the Mozilla Foundation. In the interview, Asa covers how he got turned on to Open Source and Firefox, why the FF 1.1 release morphed in 1.5, where Firefox and the Mozilla Foundation are headed, his thoughts on IE7, and what browser he'd use if he couldn't use Firefox. He also gets into some detail about his recent comments about Linux on the desktop. Total running time is 1:21. A BitTorrent is available. You can also download the show directly (in mp3 and ogg format) or as a Podcast.