For almost three years I have used Mandrakelinux and compared it with several other desktop distros. For ease of use, excellent support, and up-to-date packaging, Mandrake is the best desktop going.
Yahoo's toolbar has been customised for Firefox, but analysts warn that the popular open source browser needs more vendor support before it cracks the enterprise.
The open source message has been warmly received in Thailand, where Microsoft is already under pressure from Linux.
But can it walk the walk? Computer Associates' chief technology officer is adamant it already is but some analysts aren't so sure.
Brookline Massachusetts, February 9, 2005 - The X.Org Foundation today announced the fourth release of the X Window System since the formation of the Foundation in January of 2004.
The Center for Internet Security (CIS) is a non-profit association for the promotion of computer security. Its members, largely North American, range from IBM and Motorola to universities and individuals. Through the consensus of members, it develops a list of best practices for Windows, Linux, Solaris and Free BSD, as well as Cisco routers, Oracle databases, and Apache Web servers. These best practices are incorporated into benchmark scripts and accompanying PDF guides for interpreting the results and improving security with a series of actions and scripts. The CIS Linux Benchmark provides a comprehensive checklist for system hardening.
Linuxlookup.com is reporting Novell and IBM have launched a joint promotion to encourage software developers to build their applications for Novell's SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server on IBM POWER platforms. SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9, with the scalability and performance enhancements of the 2.6 Linux kernel, combined with the processing capabilities of IBM POWER5 processor-based servers, including IBM eServer OpenPower, IBM eServer BladeCenter JS20, IBM eServer pSeries and IBM eServer iSeries, provides a strong foundation for a full range of applications. By promoting the creation of new applications for the popular Linux on POWER platform, this initiative will expand customer options for what they can run on Linux.
There are companies out there who will never need to migrate to Linux. The joys and pitfalls of transition will be forever lost to them. That's because they've been using Linux from Day One. Outblaze, an e-mail and messaging provider that handles about five percent of the world's total e-mail traffic, is one such company.
The Open Store, the first brick & mortar retail linux store in the U.S. (that I know of) has opened in Savannah, GA. A story from the Savannah Morning News discusses the opening.
Matthias Ettrich has been interviewed ahead of his talk at FOSDEM. The KDE founder talks about the relationship between the KDE and GNOME communities, the future of LyX and of course Qt 4 & KDE 4.
It seems like we've been talking about the NetWare client for Linux for years. In fact, we have. But the arrival of this beast - now called the Novell Client for Linux - should actually occur within the next few months. Late May, early June seems likely for first shipments.
The trend to Open Source in South America seems to be stronger than it is anywhere else. Almost all governments there seem to be setting an Open Source agenda.
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Transcript: This is Robin "Roblimo" Miller from NewsForge. We're on the phone with Dr. Scott Shreeve, M.D., a founder of Medsphere, and Dr. Larry Augustin, whose doctorate is a PhD (in electrical engineering) and is now, as of the 25th of January, the chairman of the board for Medsphere, and is also coming in as Medsphere gets a large round -- $7.5 million worth -- of venture financing. And so, good afternoon, gentlemen.... Download the original audio -- .
CGL 2.0 Distribution Complies with Free Standards Group’s LSB Standard for Increasing Interoperability Among Linux Distributions
I have released today version 0.81 of Nvu to fix a major problem with 0.80: the end tag of empty elements was not serialized in HTML 4, breaking a lot of pages. This version also fixes a few minor bugs, including the Help dialog that disappeared in 0.80. If you use 0.80, please do consider an upgrade to 0.81.
The author's title is: Migration Stories. This discussion struck a cord because he cites the general policy of companies that suppress technical personnel from commenting on actual or planned Linux implementations. However, he has the pleasure of contrasting two exceptions that are freely allowed to discuss their company's Linux activities. Quite the opposite from the norm and personal experience. [Subscription required]
Compiere, the #1 Open Source ERP + CRM business application announced Release 2.5.2 and Database Independence. With more then 800,000 downloads and available in over 15 languages, Compiere is used by small/medium enterprises worldwide.
Found this as a link in Groklaw discussing the delay of IBM's request for a summary judgement. Essentially the developers of "enterprise" level applications and customers are ignoring the SCO threats. The atmosphere in Linux World (2005) seems to be very upbeat. Here is the link to the Groklaw story.
Can doing a LAMP installation really be so easy as to require only two steps?