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Linux gives tighter control over computer's users

  • The State (Posted by dave on Jan 4, 2005 4:39 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
To the list of reasons you may want to use Linux instead of Windows as your computer’s operating system, add one more: Control over users means control over evil software.

Linux continues inroads into server market

  • ComputerWorld (Posted by dave on Jan 4, 2005 3:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Linux server platform is becoming more varied -- and more capable, according to a recent report by IDC. The report noted that Linux is already well entrenched as a Web-centric server platform, in IT infrastructure roles and in the high-performance computing arena. In 2005, the report predicted, Linux will take on more workloads in the enterprise, such as hosting independent software vendor applications and databases.

Asian open-source standard eyes June release

  • Korea Herald (Posted by dave on Jan 4, 2005 3:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
With the open-source movement gaining momentum regionally, software developers from Korea, Japan and China said they are nearing the completion of a compatible open-source operating system that will be promoted as an Asian standard.

The "Constant fiddling with Linux" myth

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Jan 3, 2005 3:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I hear this canard over and over: that it takes constant attention to make a Linux installation work right, which means the cost of administering a Linux system is higher than maintaining one running a proprietary operating system. While it's true that you can spend almost every waking hour tweaking a Linux server, network or desktop, most Linux users don't need to do this any more than most car owners need to adjust their tire pressure to meet the demands of every road surface they encounter in the course of a day's driving.

Venezuela Orders Ministerial Migration to Open Source

  • TechNewsWorld (Posted by dave on Jan 3, 2005 3:31 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
There are 14 ministries covered by Venezuela's first decree, which stipulates that government entities must complete the migration to open source within two years. Ministries can claim exemption if they can show that migrating from proprietary solutions would be impossible.

Ubuntu Linux Beefs Up International Screenshots

Ubuntu Linux has expanded their series of international screenshots. In addition to Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, and French, they've now added Mandarin, Arabic, and Russian screenshots to their screenshots page.

Linux on the Desktop at work and worth it

  • Builder.com (Posted by dave on Jan 3, 2005 2:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
This post is in response to the various naysayers in these forums who say Linux on the business desktop is either not possible or not worth it.

Review: Small Business Accounting Software For Linux

  • LinuxPlanet; By Carla Schroder (Posted by dave on Jan 3, 2005 2:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Choosing small business or personal accounting software seems relatively simple: evaluate features, ease of use, price, support--the usual things. The one factor that can really drive you nuts is migrating away from an existing installation.

Windows, Linux Squeeze Unix

Linux distributions continue to amass on the border of Windows Server's enterprise territory, but top executives at Microsoft Corp. are not blinking. That's because the real battle for software growth this year, they say, will center on low-cost, high-volume x86 hardware and drawing enterprises away from proprietary Unix.

Linux Platform Ecosystem to Grow to $36 Billion by 2008

So just how big is the Linux ecosystem today, how fast is it growing, and how big is it going to get? These are the three questions that IT managers, independent software vendors, and IT hardware suppliers are all trying to answer as they map out their plans for the next several years. The answer to those questions, according to a study by IDC is big, fast, and a lot bigger.

Interview with PlaySMS project owner Anton Raharja

PlaySMS, a mobile application platform, was initially released on SourceForge almost a year ago. Since then it has been downloaded more than 11,000 times and built a community of more than 200 developers. Now on version 0.8, it is on track to release version 1.0 by the first quarter of next year.

Linux and Open Source: The 2005 Generation

  • eWEEK Linux; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by dave on Jan 3, 2005 9:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Linux and open source are at the heart of today's computing technology. Deal with it.

Unix Vendors Target Each Other

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Jan 3, 2005 8:46 AM EDT)
  • Groups: HP, Sun; Story Type: News Story
As Windows and Linux carve into their OS turf, Sun and HP trade barbs over HP-UX, Solaris and Linux.

Looking back at 2004

In this week's issue of Linux.Ars, we bring to you a recap of the past year's activity, its successes and failures, in the *nix and open source world.

VCs Hope To Leverage Linux Community, Technology

  • E-Commerce Times; By Lisa Stapleton (Posted by dave on Jan 3, 2005 7:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
The success of open-source software is having broad implications outside of open-source companies' own corporate boardrooms and lunchrooms. "They're changing the way the rest of the industry plans to make money off of software," said Forrester Research analyst John Rymer.

Useful Things You Can Do with FVWM

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Jan 3, 2005 6:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Learn how to take screenshots quickly, change window titles and reconfigure a running FVWM instance.

Could Open-Source save Segway?

  • Always On (Posted by dave on Jan 3, 2005 6:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I'll bet there would be a lot of individuals out there who could make killer products if they had access to the Segway technology. Segway could create real, lasting value with their tech by sharing it via licensing, system development, what have you and allowing others to create the myriad ideas necessary to get really good products into the market. Segway should, no MUST help these other radical explorers develop their cool products, products they can't even begin to imagine.

How To Speed Up Firefox

  • thelinuxbox.org; By Sean Parsons (Posted by VISITOR on Jan 3, 2005 5:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
After you get past the beginner stage with Firefox, try this "power-user" trick to make it download pages faster by allowing multiple connections so it can download more than one file at a time. It's only useful for broadband users, so if you're still on dial-up you can just skip this one for now.

The Smart Package Manager

The Smart Package Manager project has the ambitious objective of creating smart and portable algorithms for solving adequately the problem of managing software upgrading and installation. This tool works in all major distributions, and will bring notable advantages over native tools currently in use (APT, APT-RPM, YUM, URPMI, etc).

Open Source Software Firms Expand Presence In DBM System Market

Open source software companies are beginning to augment their presence in database management (DBM) system market. According to industry sources, open source DBM system providers such as Computer Associates (CA), MySQL and PostgreSQL are poised to push aggressive marketing strategies targeting public organizations and Internet service providers, threatening existing closed source DBM solution companies such as Oracle.

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