This review is a light-hearted look at Sef's install of Lycoris Desktop L/X 1.4, and what went right, what went wrong, and how it turned out.
Linus Torvalds, the creator of the Linux operating system, weighs in on the upcoming challenges facing GPL Version 3 in an e-mail interview with eWEEK Senior Editor Peter Galli.
Earlier this month, veteran Windows-centric columnist John C. Dvorak wrote a half-serious, half-facetious article called The Ten Axioms of Modern Computing in which he complains about common computer issues. What he and far too many other people don't realize is that most of their problems could be solved by removing Windows from their machines and installing a free software operating system like GNU/Linux. Let's take a point by point analysis of how Dvorak's gripes have little to do with the majority of his computing environment.
We've all heard of Windows Media Center, the OS based purely on playing movies, music, and watching TV. While there have been tutorials on how to create something just like that using Linux, GeeXboX makes all of that extremely easy. Well most of it anyway.
Fujitsu, Hitachi, and NEC have released their jointly developed messaging software as open source.
Review: Red Hat's latest release offers a raft of improvements, but update tools still lag.
Hello Fedora Users! The has been updated for Fedora Core 3! This means that it has some new questions answered for Fedora Core 3 users, and it also has a new yum.conf for Fedora Core 3.
Karl Fischer takes a walk through the latest version of Gnome, version 2.8, to illustrate a few of the best new features of this very popular desktop environment.
The Linux Desktop Team at Sun Microsystems has updated Release 2 with numerous patches.
Schwartz appears to include Linux as part of UNIX's bright future.
A few tips and tricks for finding Wi-Fi access on you next road trip.
You know you're living in a cutthroat world when your BIOS lies to your operating system at boot time. Yet that's exactly what often happens, to one degree or another, depending on the manufacturer and model of the system. Some of the BIOS lies cause problems for Linux and some don't. The dmidecode project provides the means to learn exactly what claims your BIOS is making about your hardware. Strange as it might seem, it's useful information, even when it's not 100% reliable.
The SCO website appears to have been hacked over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. A page at http://www.sco.com/redhat/ displays a "SCO vs World" story which proclaims "Recently we found parts of our code in almost all Microsoft(R) software. We want to bring an action against Microsoft(R) and our legal department is working on that."
If Linux is the platform that you plan to move to, support is probably the number one issue popping into your head, as the technology is notorious for its paucity of high quality support from vendors. Apparel manufacturer Bossini can attest to this, but it is also proud to say that it has found ways to circumvent the problems. In fact, the Hong Kong headquartered company, which runs retail stores in China, Taiwan, and Singapore, switched to Linux three years ago, and has found compelling reasons to stay faithful to the platform. Over time, it has even migrated more applications to it.
In a move dear to the hearts of conspiracy theorists, Microsoft has taken a minority position in Vintela Inc, a sister company of the SCO Group by virtue of the Canopy Group, their common investor.
Linux provides new choice to Small to Medium-sized Business. IBM News interviews Laurie Jelinek, VP SMB, Central Region, Americas.
Linux Netwosix 1.2 solves all the critical problems discovered into releases 1.0 and 1.1 and now could be considered like one of the most important distribution in this field thanks to its lightweight and clear structure and now it's more configurable and secure.
The cameraProbe8 is an environmental and security monitoring device which integrates a camera with multiple sensors. The cameraProbe8 can log the sensor data and associated images whenever a door is opened, motion is detected, there is water on the floor, air flow is diminished, smoke is present, a dry contact or alarm panel alerts, the temperature is out of range, voltage on any device is missing, a UPS is low on battery and many more. There are 8 intelligent autosense ports included to support customized environmental sensing. This version of the cameraProbe8 includes full Linux.
Open-source leader Eric Raymond spells out his objections to Sun President Jonathan Schwartz's contention that the Java Community Process is truer to open-source ideas than is Linux.
Three of the largest IT companies have developed an open-source implementation of a standard from OASIS to ensure reliable messaging between Web services applications.