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Linux Clusters: Key Questions to Ask When Going Parallel

  •; By Ilya Mirman (Posted by deadline on Mar 12, 2007 1:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
Software continues to be one of the largest challenges to the Linux parallel computing market. When considering parallel and multi-core computing, questions about software are often the most difficult. To help set expectations and ensure a successful project, the important questions to ask (and some answers!) about parallel software are presented.

DRM: Microsoft's Ace in the Hole

  •; By Matt Hartley (Posted by gsh on Mar 12, 2007 1:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Microsoft
The time for adoption has never looked better, but unfortunately, we are still sitting on some very serious problems that will continue to make sure that Linux is seen as "unusable" as possible to those who are in the mainstream world.

Ubuntu Network Configuration Using Command Line

  • (Posted by gg234 on Mar 12, 2007 12:04 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
Ubuntu Network Configuration Using Command Line

Creamer Media moves to a Linux CMS

Linux scores yet another victory now that of South African publisher Creamer Media has migrated to the Linux based Preditor content management system.

The Power of Linux Console

  •; By Borys Musielak (Posted by michux on Mar 12, 2007 9:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Linux console, in contrast with the Windows command shell, is an extremely powerful user tool, which allows to perform virtually any operation on the system. What differenciates a Linux console from a Windows command line? What is the ‘real terminal’ and what is the emulator for? And finally, why use the console if there is GUI? In the article I’ll try to answer all these questions.

Free Me: a DVD about free culture and free software

  • Free Software Magazine; By Jonathan Roberts (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Mar 12, 2007 8:49 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A DVD that comes with lots of great examples of Free Culture which plays in your DVD player, with even more examples when you put it in your computer – including a GNU/Linux Live CD. The idea is simple: help to get the word out about Free Culture, including Free Software, by showing off what's already been achieved; the thing is, we need your help!

Network File System (NFS) Server and Client Configuration in Debian

  • (Posted by gg234 on Mar 12, 2007 7:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian
Network File System (NFS) Server and Client Configuration in Debian

Useful Commands For The Linux Command Line

  • HowtoForge (Posted by falko on Mar 12, 2007 6:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
This short guide shows some important commands for your daily work on the Linux command line. Issues an Invitation to Dell Computer Corporation urges Dell's CEO to respond to customer demand and bundle's free software alternative to Microsoft Office with Dell's computers

DRM is (almost) dead

DRM infested content will never be as easy to share and manage as unprotected content, no matter what. This is one of the most fundamental flaws of DRM: unprotected content has better value than protected content. Where there is a margin, there is profit; where there is profit there is a market; where there's a market there are suppliers. DVD Jon is not the problem, he is the inevitable consequence.

Why Dell Is Really Saying No to Linux

  •; By Matt H. (Posted by gsh on Mar 12, 2007 3:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
By now, many of you may be wondering why Dell is passing up such a great niche market by not offering Linux as an alternative OS option to Windows. We have talked about how this would only prove to benefit a company like Dell, but we have also acknowledged the fact that it will likely never happen.

Zabbix: State-of-the-art network monitoring

I have used BigBrother and Nagios for a long time to troubleshoot network problems, and I was happy with them -- until Zabbix came along. Zabbix is an enterprise-class open source distributed monitoring solution for servers, network services, and network devices. It's easier to use and provides more functionality than Nagios or BigBrother.

DistroWatch Weekly: Gentoo in crisis, Linux Mint vs Freespire

  •; By Ladislav Bodnar (Posted by dave on Mar 12, 2007 2:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter
Welcome to this year's 11th issue of DistroWatch Weekly! Twenty news announcements on the main page of DistroWatch turned last week into the busiest one so far this year, but things are unlikely to slow down much in the coming days either. The new GNOME 2.18, whose bits and pieces are slowly starting to appear on some mirrors, will be followed by the much awaited Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 later this week, while new development releases from Mandriva Linux (2007.1 RC1) and openSUSE (10.3 alpha 2) are also expected shortly. In other news: How OpenBSD and an old IBM laptop saved a construction project in a Central American jungle, an introduction to Conary - a package management system done right, and a brief comparison between Linux Mint and Freespire - two distributions with similar goals and identical base systems. The feature story of this week's issue looks at the deepening management crisis at Gentoo Linux. Happy reading!

Open Source and You

No one would buy a car with the hood welded shut, but that is essentially what commercial software is. However, since computing began, some software has been distributed in such a way that users can change or repair it by modifying its source code--the step-by-step instructions that the computer executes when the software runs. Software distributed under a license that allows a programmer to modify the source code and freely distribute an improved version of it is called open source.

Dual-licensed Linux router distro ships v2.0

Vyatta is shipping version 2.0 of its dual-licensed, Debian Linux-based router distribution. Vyatta Subscription Edition 2.0 (VS2), optionally available with Dell hardware, aims to enable hosting facilities, Internet service providers, and enterprises to replace pricey proprietary router hardware with commodity PCs.

Open Source: Tell Me Why I Care

My first planel for South by Southwest was titled, "Open Source: Tell Me Why I Care." Four advocates discussed the reasons for using open source. Pleasantly, there was almost no Microsoft-bashing, and only a little discussion of using open source because it's socially the right thing to do. "One of the myths that keeps people away from open source is that it smells a little bit like patchouli," said one audience participant. Instead, the panel offiered hard-headed, practical reasons why using open source makes sense. The arguments will be pretty familiar to open source advocates, but they'll be compelling to anyone who's sitting on the fence, currently committed to proprietary software and worried about the risks of using open source.

KDE Commit-Digest for 11th March 2007

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: The Oxygen iconset is moved from playground to kdelibs, changes made throughout KDE to support the new icon names specification. The Crystal iconset is moved from kdelibs to its kdeartwork retirement home. More work on the Oxygen widget style. Security fixes in KTorrent. Initial work on "uninstall" functionality for the KDE Windows installation utility. New "Snowish" theme for the Kamion user information migration utility. Continued graphics improvements across kdegames. Improved wireless network encryption support in Solid. Further work on the Amarok 2.0 porting, with particular attention to the Music Store integration elements. KPilot is to make a surprise return for the KDE 4.0 release.

Windows Vista Problems

Want to go out and buy a Vista computer or upgrade from XP to Vista? You will want to read this first.

My Journey to Linux

  • on Smalltalk; By Ramon Leon (Posted by kozmcrae on Mar 11, 2007 8:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
I’m a Windows guy, I’ve always been a Windows guy. Windows today is more stable than ever. Seems now would be the best time of all to be a Windows guy. Slowly but surely though, I’m becoming a Linux guy. K3b Enters New Era With Approaching 1.0 Release

"One of free software's premier applications, KDE's CD and DVD burning suite K3b, is about to hit the big 1-0. This milestone touts rewritten DVD video ripping and a refocused interface design. The new release represents a level of feature-completeness and stability that surpasses all previous K3b releases and, perhaps, all free software competitors."

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