Thinking of changing an old laptop's OS from Windows to Linux? Don't do it until you read this. The benefits, the pains, the arguments, and the results. It's possible, but will everybody like it?
BURLINGAME, Calif. -- Software industry dignitaries at the EclipseCon 2005 conference here Tuesday pondered a burning question: How do you make money in open source software when the software is free?
IBM on Wednesday announced new measures designed to promote open-source innovation, including a job candidate database and an e-learning initiative.
MEPIS has released the SimplyMEPIS 3.3 bootable CD, which the company touts as a Linux that is easy to install and use, and that should appeal to the beginner and expert alike. According to MEPIS developer Warren Woodford, the SimplyMEPIS bootable CD enables potential users to verify hardware compatibility, test drive applications, and determine the value of SimplyMEPIS before they make a commitment to install it on their hard drive. After installation, the CD can be used as a rescue and repair disk for MEPIS and also for computers still running Windows, he adds.
Russ Nelson, the new president of the Open Source Initiative, floated a proposal Wednesday to address what several believe to be a significant problem: the proliferation of open-source licenses.
Keeping directories in sync on multiple machines can be difficult. Running Unison is one way to make the task easier.
A hardware design from an unmanned aircraft project, along with Linux and other free software, got this project done quickly at a bargain price.
The United States spends about $30 billion annually on pharmaceutical research and development, and Europe spends about $20 billion, according to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturer's Association. For at least one major university, Linux has played a big part in making that research more efficient and cost-effective.
Linux creator Linus Torvalds released the much anticipated 2.6.11 Linux kernel declaring, "so it's now _officially_ all bug-free." Though bugs are certain to still remain, quite a bit of effort was made to stabalize this release.
Russell Nelson, newly appointed President of OSI (Open Source Initiative), is proposing the addition of three new terms to the Definition of Open Source. The move comes after drawing fire over the growing number of licenses the OSI approves as meeting the definition and a long acknowledged problem of the proliferation of vanity licenses & incomprehensible legal jibberish.
Version 1.2.2 of the open-source content management system includes improved collaboration tools, editing tools which allow publication to browsers, and a multilingual user interface.
Imagine yourself making a Pixar movie and not paying a dime for the software needed to do it. That's the premise behind Blender 3D, a free fully featured 3D content creation suite. Open sourced under the GNU GPL since 2002, Blender has grown a lot since then. The current version, 2.36, is a real winner.
Podcasts are reinventing talk radio on the Web. These homemade audio downloads have become popular since they were introduced last year. Pontificate on your political opinions, praise your favorite bands, interview your hero -- the possibilities are limitless. Podcasts were created by fans of the Apple iPod, but you don't need an iPod or a Mac to make your own. Properly configured, the average Linux distribution can podcast with the best of them. Here's how.
A lot can change in a software release, and OpenOffice.org 2.0 is no exception. Rob Reilly takes a first look at OpenOffice 2.0 Beta, with screenshots of the latest addition to the popular office application, Base, as well as some of the other new features this open source productivity suite has to offer.
If you were Sony or Philips and you found that Microsoft had been not just using technology that you invented to invade your markets, but had been giving it away, would you want to sue or negotiate?
Certified and Supported Kits with Latest Platform-specific Linux Features and Eclipse 3.0-based Development Tools Available for Intel IOP321, IOP331, IOP332 and 80219 Processors
Win4Lin Pro™ Becomes Flagship Product for Running Windows Applications on Linux
Welcome to this year's 9th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. Harald Welte reported a 2.1 M pps (packets per second) UDP packet forwarding rate over four gigabit ethernet ports, which is a new record for Linux. After OASIS, of which Debian is a member, has accepted a patent policy that has bad consequences on implementation of the standards, John Goerzen called for support for an open letter.
VA Linux Systems Japan K.K. (VA Linux), a leading provider of Linux solutions for the telecommunications and enterprise systems markets, today announced a strategic alliance with Sun Wah Linux Limited (SWL) to jointly develop a universal Debian GNU/Linux infrastructure and actively promote the adoption of Debian-based systems in both the Japan and China markets.
Last month Linux Canada released Quasar Accounting 1.4 for Linux under the terms of the GNU General Public License. Phil Tonnellier, president of Linux Canada, says it's too early to tell if the move to open source is paying off, but response has been good so far, with more than 6,000 downloads since the January 13 release.