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Is Ubuntu a Debian fork? Or spoon? What sort of silverware are you, man?
Yes, Ubuntu is a fork. No, it isn't. Yes it is! Oh, whatever.
In short, we are a project that tries hard to collaborate with many other projects -- such as upstream X.org, and Gnome, and of course Debian. In many cases, the code we ship is modified or different to the code shipped by those other projects. When that happens, we work hard to ensure that our changes are published as widely as possible, in a format that is easy for other project maintainers to understand and incorporate into their own working tree.
The upgrade will include the Newboot start-up process and Sun software that alerts users to further updates.
Cisco this week is expected to announce new technology and a business unit focused on integrating two-way radio, cellular, VoIP and other communications methods into an IP backbone.
Martin Roesch, the creator of Snort - the de facto standard for intrusion detection/prevention presents the entire story of Snort that covers seven years of development that made this tool one of the most important security software titles ever developed.
Red Hat India has named Ravindra Ranade as the Head of its Global Professional Services, effective immediately. In his new role Ravindra will focus on customizing the range of Red Hat solutions and support offerings to the Indian customers.
The company also announced that it has segmented the engineering and professional services in order to enhance the professional services engagement for its clients and to expand the engineering work of its teams.
Sun to update Solaris 10 by year's end. Also: IBM expands free access to patents for education, health care.
In Part 1
I offered some general advice and encouragement for women involved in FOSS, and women who want to be involved in FOSS. Part 2 is a partial resource guide, a list of women-oriented tech communities...These are great places to connect with other women in computing, to socialize, to get job and professional tips, and to get help and encouragement for everything from workplace and personal issues to technical help. For most of these groups the goal is not to provide a safe shelter to hide in and never come out, but to help women develop the skills and support to cope with everyday challenges, and achieve their goals.
CUPERTINO, Calif. & UPPSALA, Sweden – MySQL AB has announced the general availability of MySQL 5.0, the most significant product upgrade in the company's ten-year history. Starting today, MySQL 5.0 can be downloaded under the open source GPL license.
"We are quite proud to deliver this new version of MySQL — as it includes the most-requested features from our users, customers and partners," said Marten Mickos, CEO of MySQL AB. "With their feedback, we have been able to provide important enterprise-class features while staying true to MySQL's renowned heritage of high-performance, reliability and ease-of-use."
You could have called this "The Two (or more) Faces of Microsoft". It's obvious they will say whatever is convenient for a given inquiry. Where it is good for Microsoft to have a competitor, there's Linux. Where it is not good for Microsoft to have a competitor, there's poor little Linux that can't compete (if they are even forced to mention Linux at all).
Related to the article Did Bill Gates Invent Linux and Has He Erased the Evidence?
Calling herself a KDE hacker chick, she is known as the woman behind This Month in SVN and as the maintainer of the KDE FAQ
Email is a pretty mundane topic these days. Since it's so pervasive, the subject is rarely brought up at social gatherings. And, if other email systems work the same, why switch to anything new? Rob Reilly finds that one new system, Zimbra, may get the conversation started again.
VMware continues to step up pressure against rivals by maturing its partitioning play at a quick clip. The company this week hit out against Microsoft and Xen by releasing a free tool for running virtual machines on Windows and Linux PCs.
It wasn’t a bird, nor was it a plane. It was a 3,000-gram white weather balloon satellite, soaring over the trees in the MU Quad Saturday, the Mozilla Firefox logo affixed to its transparent frame.
A team, comprised of the Oregon State Linux Users Group, the OSU Open Source Lab and the NASA Space Grant Consortium launched the satellite balloon to commemorate the 100 millionth download of Firefox, the Mozilla Web browser that has computer enthusiasts, students and companies alike talking.
Open source software developer and musician Richard Bown wanted to make Rosegarden, a popular MIDI sequencer for Linux, available to all people, even if they weren't fortunate enough to be using an open source platform. That was the genesis of Studio to Go, a Knoppix-based CD that allows Windows users to access a wealth of open source music creation and notation software without installing Linux.
Linux is proving increasingly popular with governments across the world, with New Zealand's Inland Revenue becoming the latest government department to test the open source operating system.
When Laurence Millar, Deputy Commissioner for information and communication technologies at the State Services Commission, last week celebrated the negotiation of an all-of-government license agreement between the Department of Inland Revenue and Novell, hardly an eyebrow was raised -- except in the Green camp, which exploded in a fit of irrational exuberance.
NEW YORK - For the past two years, as its simple database program has grown more and more popular, MySQL AB has been careful to insist that its software did not pose a threat to database giants like IBM, Microsoft and Oracle.
Those days are over. Today, the Uppsala, Sweden-based company rolls out an upgraded version of its program with high-end features that will let MySQL go toe-to-toe with its bigger rivals.
Editor's note: Daniel Steinberg reports on some of the sessions and keynotes that spanned the first two days of O'Reilly's first-ever European Open Source Convention, taking place in Amsterdam. In one way or another, these sessions--by Jeff Waugh, Alan Cox, and Simon Phipps--focused on the user. For more news items, press releases, blogs, and photos about the convention, check out our EuroOSCON Conference Coverage page.
A deal has been struck to allow agencies throughout government access to open-source software and support from Novell at preferential rates.
The arrangement is a syndicated procurement contract, according to which a lead agency does the main deal and others are allowed access to the same products and services on the same terms.
Incorporate a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) framework and connect to various interface types. Learn how to integrate the RFID framework with back-end applications and implement business logic. This article provides the answers to getting it all done.
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