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LinuxQuestions.org is proud to announce that voting for the 2004 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards is now open. The Members Choice Awards allow the Linux community to select their favorite products in a variety of categories.
I got to write the year-end review for Enterprise Networking Planet, yay, so I made it all about Linux and F/OSS being the leaders and prime movers of interoperability. Which is something us real-world sysadmins struggle with everyday, with no help from the usual gaggle of closed-source, proprietary vendors. Hurrah for RMS and Linus and every F/OSS developer and advocate on the planet!
Boutique services company MozSource now offers e-mail technical support services for the Mozilla Firefox browser and Thunderbird e-mail client. It's not the only startup hunting for revenue from open-source projects. Such companies represent a growing number of cottage services springing up around projects such as Mozilla, Linux, Apache and MySQL.
Late last year, two software companies souped up their supercomputing offerings. Fortran and C/C++ tools maker Absoft readied in November a software development kit for deploying Linux on clusters and servers, and a handful of tools for Mac developers. And Visual Numerics updated its numerical library for Java, used not just for science and engineering applications, but also for business.
Boutique services company MozSource now offers e-mail technical support services for the Mozilla Firefox browser and Thunderbird e-mail client.
The same week in November that Kmart announced it was buying Sears, a start-up Java infrastructure company offered developers the blue light special of a full J2EE stack with the low, low price of $0.
When I wrote "Why the Free Software Movement is Doomed to Failure" I dismissed mankind's desire for Freedom. That was a premise that instantly knocked the foundations for my text to pieces. Freedom is a core value in people and no individual is willing to give it up voluntarily. Dismissing Freedom simply is unrealistically pessimistic. Basically it is a matter of education.
This is an unusual article in the "My workstation OS" series. It's not about using a specific OS distribution. Indeed it's about not using any OS distribution at all. For many years now I've installed my OS from the sources. Although this is not an easy nor fast way to get an OS installed, it's the best way for getting a fully customized system that fits any individual needs and desires.
Some useful information for sure, but not enough is provided about the TCP/IP stack for embedded systems.
It's time to look back on the events that shaped the free and open source software world in 2004. And why not -- you expect this kind of story on December 31, right? Well, alrighty then. Here, in rough chronological order, are our Top Nine.
The Venezuelan president has decreed that the public administration will switch over to use open source software over the next two years.
The Indian software vendor has released the first production version of its open source CRM application, which is based on SugarCRM.
President Chavez issued a decree this week which says that Venezuela’s public administration will switch over to use so-called Open Source software, such as the Linux operating system, over the course of the next two years. Chavez had announced his intention to issue such a decree a few months ago.
While open source software such as Linux gained greater acceptance this year among cash-strapped companies and government organisations here, its adoption has largely been restricted to corporate servers for the longest time. That is set to change next year, as open source software among the masses is set to blossom.
has just released
of their 10.2 Cooker Snapshot. This is the pre-beta of the upcoming Mandrakelinux 10.2.
Have an early look at what's coming next in this leading distribution, in OSDir.com's Screenshot tour of the Mandrakelinux 10.2 Cooker Snapshot.
Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer has demanded evidence that desktop Linux is gaining ground: Norway's second city Bergen has the answer.
At first glance, the upcoming OSDL (Open Source Development Lab) Linux Summit looks more or less like any other industry conference. Actually, though, organizers of the summit--set for January 31 to February 2, 2005 in Burlingame, CA--followed "exactly the opposite" course of action in putting together the first-time event, according to Nelson Pratt, the OSDL’s director of marketing.
More than 25,000 people have registered their signatures on a Web site to thank Poland for stopping the EU from ratifying the patent directive last week.
So you have your new installation of Fedora up and running and so far you're quite happy with the results. Then you decide that it's time to start installing some new programs. So how do you add in new packages, or remove packages you don't need?
Astaro claims to have added sophisticated spam-blocking features in the latest version of its distribution, but security experts say it's nothing new.
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