Over the past few years, OSNews has grown into a site that many tech fans visit daily for reviews, opinions, and commentaries on a multitude of issues regarding computer operating systems, including Windows, OS X, Linux, BeOS, and others. Eugenia Loli-Queru has been the editor-in-chief of OSNews during much of its growth and has published numerous articles and reviews on operating systems and issues surrounding the graphical user interface ("GUI" or "UI"). Some of these pieces have been controversial, even more so since Eugenia has very strong opinions about things and is not hesitant to state them. Recently, I had the opportunity to conduct an email interview with Eugenia on her technical background, thoughts on various operating systems, and her opinions on the current state of the operating system GUI.
Linus Torvalds has been called on to help an Australian open-source advocate in a battle to stop local companies from trying to trademark the word "Linux."
Wireless communication on Linux is much more than merely a wireless session at a café.
In a press release sent to NewsForge (and probably every other media outlet in the world) yesterday, IBM announced that consumer electronics retailer Circuit City expects to be running most of its critical day-to-day computing functions on Linux by 2006. (Full text of press release below.)
Linspire and Disruptive Innovations have released Nvu 0.4.0, the latest beta of the standalone version of Mozilla Composer. Based on Mozilla 1.7, this version adds horizontal and vertical rulers for mouse-driven resizing, context menus on tabs, improved toolbar customisation, a document inspector and many other bug fixes. Builds for Linspire, other Linux distributions and Windows are available from the Nvu download page.
LinuxBeta.com has released a slideshow presentation of a desktop installation of Fedora Core 3 Test 1. It will give you a feel for the Core 3 Test 1 desktop without the wait of downloading the .iso images.
What is happening with carrier grade Linux and kernel contributions in this area?
At SCO Forum earlier this month, research analyst Rob Enderle was invited to be a keynote speaker. Mr. Enderle has a reputation for his over-the-top, (to put it kindly) style of technology journalism, yet many who attended the SCO Forum keynote said that the speech he gave was a doozy by even his standards. Howard B. Golden submitted the following editorial to osOpinion/osViews, which addresses some of the points expressed throughout Mr. Enderle's speech.
You can build your own system and save a bundle of money while getting a top notch, high quality PC. By using Linux, you can lower you costs even further by not having to purchase proprietary software which would cost you more than your computer.
Novell, IBM join in effort to implement W3C's XForms recommendation
"Simple Network Management Protocol" is a relative term. To the uninitiated, raw SNMP output, along with arcane technobabble like "MIB" and "ASN.1," looks a little daunting. Developing some understanding of how to parse and filter SNMP information doesn't take long, though, and can put you on a fast track to making SNMP bend to your whim.
Premier Linux Advocacy Organization Establishes Operations in People's Republic of China, One of World's Fastest-Growing Markets for Linux
The Munich city administration has said that it expects its planned migration to Linux to be delayed by only a few weeks as the impact of proposed European Union software patenting legislation is examined.
Patents and the threat they pose to open source and overall software innovation are a hot topic, but patents may not be a useful weapons against a community that works with, ardently supports, and defends open source with money, time, and expertise.
Welcome to this year's 31st issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. Erinn Clark reported that a bit of content is on the Debian Women website now. Steve Langasek reminded maintainers to rebuild their package if it depends on libtiff since the new version has hit unstable already.