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There you are all bright-eyed and eager, ready to roll up your sleeves and go to work in the exciting new world of Free/Open Source software. You have rosy visions of getting paid to do enjoyable, challenging work. Maybe even fat stock options that vest while you are still young, so you can quit the wage-slave routine and venture forth on your own and maybe even fund projects yourself.
Due to an error I introduced into a publish script, the apt metadata information for RHL 7.3 and RHL 9 had not been updated since Sept 15 of this year. I have fixed this error and uploaded the latest information, which was generated on Nov 13. I apologize for any problems this may cause.
Patrick Tarpey writes: "Without ballyhoo or headlines, open source is eating away at the enterprise computing core and moving steadily outwards. Open source desktops are here already, but I believe it will be at least three years before we see any real effect on the Microsoft-dominated corporate desktop. So on the surface nothing looks untoward,..."
[Ed: I don't know. The idea of ingesting anything Microsoft sorta ruins my apetite. - dcparris]
Canonical seeks clean-cut, non-smoking businesses that preferably have some spare cash (but not essential). The open source software firm has introduced a partnership programme aimed at encouraging business development around Ubuntu. Will SA firms bite?
When Novell gave up supporting KDE, I expected something to happen. But what I didn't expect Novell to do, as one KDE supporter put it to me,"was to cave in so fast."
Kill Bill's Browser: 13 Good reasons to switch from IE to Firefox is pretty funny. (8. Mozilla has never made a talking paper clip.)
Is your server as secure as it could be? Sure, you use a firewall, mandate strong passwords, and patch regularly. You even take a proactive approach by performing security audits with tools such as nmap and Nessus. Yet you may still be vulnerable to zero-day exploits and privilege escalation attacks. If these possibilities keep you awake at night, you're not alone. The sleepless folks with the grsecurity project have developed an easy-to-use set of security enhancements to help put your fears to rest.
New software platform brings ease and interactivity of desktop applications to high-performance computers
The computing giant ventures takes on supercomputing with a beta of its first supercomputer operating system.
[ED - Linux commands 76% of the top 500 supercomputers. What can MS possible gain from this endevour? Wonder what their licensing scheme will be. Per CPU? bstadil]
...antivirus firms are already warning about a new trojan in the wild taking advantage of the rootkit. This story raisess some questions. These CDs with rootkits have been sold for 8 months. Where was Microsoft? Why didn't they and antivirus companies notice this rootkit themselves long ago? ...So, Symantec and "the big antivirus companies" already knew about the rootkit? According to this statement, it seems they did. Are they then liable as well as Sony?
Christopher Koch, CIO's Executive Editor, Investigations, presents good, honest conversation about what works and what doesn't for creating an enterprise IT strategy that aligns with the business strategy of the company. Do you have an issue you'd like to see covered here? Do you have some nugget of wisdom you'd like to share? Did you recently read something or hear a good presentation about the topic that would help other CIOs?
Open-source advocates have lashed out at SAP AG after a senior executive's "bold and ill-informed" criticisms. Shai Agassi, SAP's head of product development and technology, had said last week in a presentation that open source represents a kind of "IP socialism" that kills innovation.
Root is considered all powerful in Linux. But here is a cool article which tells you how to forbid even root user from deleting/modifying certain files.
Researchers at Purdue University's Rosen Center for Advanced Computing have created open-source software that makes it easier to collaborate in virtual reality environments with colleagues at other locations. The Access Grid Juggler software, now available free of charge on the Internet, eliminates the need to create customized programs. The software, referred to as AGJuggler, can be used on platforms ranging from desktop simulators to a sophisticated virtual reality system called a CAVE, or cave automatic virtual environment, in which users are immersed in an interactive 3-D environment.
This mini-lesson deals with the WWW that you may or may not have known about - the Wonderful World of Wikis. A wiki (or wikiwiki, from the Hawaiian word for 'very quickly') is a web-based application to create content quickly for whatever reason you desire.
Outside the United States and Europe, cost is a big motivator for governments to open source software, but it's not the only one, experts say.
In less than a month after its GA, MySQL has hit the 1 million download mark. To commemorate the milestone, OET takes a look at the MySQL user trends with MySQL’s architecture director Brian Aker. OET also provides a list of 3rd party support products that are assisting MySQL 5’s push into the enterprise.
With so many interesting Linux desktop-oriented books published on an ongoing basis, we thought it might be useful to aggregate them into a convenient "Desktop Linux book roundup." As of its launch today, the roundup currently includes ten recently published books.
Here's the report from the technical breakout group from the 11/4 ODF summit:
solrac writes: Java 5.0 offers developers some powerful new choices for developing high-performance concurrent applications. You can now download the IBM Java 5 Standard Edition at no charge. Diggable
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