Against many economic, production and social norms, open-source software has emerged as a serious challenger to proprietary software products. Steven Weber’s new book comprehensively tells the story.
San Clemente, CA, May 19, 2005—The National Information Infrastructure Development (NIIF) Program http://www.niif.hu is the driving force behind the operation and development of Hungary’s research network. The program covers the entire Hungarian science, education and public collection community by providing a networked computer infrastructure and a wide range of communication information, co-op services, and networking applications.
Commercial software publishers and distributors as well as end-users run a risk when using commercial software that may or may not have open source modules embedded
"If Intel Truly Believes in Itanium, Then It Has To Do Away With Windows"
The G System is a free and open source simulation framework and virtual reality, using Qt and KDE. The recent 0.5 release adds multi-user capability, an important milestone in the history of this project. Using the G System many users can now join in the same virtual universe.
Microsoft has sparked heated debate by claiming that Windows software is cheaper to patch than open-source alternatives.
Linspire Inc. and Micro Center have teamed up to bring Linux to the average consumer. Linspire 5.0 is now available as either a standalone boxed product or pre-installed on desktops and laptops at Micro Center retail outlets nationwide in the US.
Launches New Training Course to Promote Education on Linux
German designer Gerrit van Aaken has updated Loudblog?, an open source application designed to make publishing audio content easy.
LinuxQuestions.org is proud to announce that it now hosts an officially recognized MEPIS Linux forum, increasing its total number of participating distributions to twenty-four. With the addition of MEPIS, LQ now has participation from all of the six most popular distributions, as ranked by Distrowatch.
Last month we took our first look at dual-core processors in the form of AMD's Opteron processors. While those processors are targeted at servers and workstations, AMD still had dual-core desktop parts to deliver. Today we bring you the first look at dual-core Athlon 64 parts, dubbed Athlon 64 X2, under Linux.
Company Donates Over $1.5 Million in Software and Launches New Training Course to Promote Education on Open-Source Operating System
A popular open source scripting language has won its second major database backer, following a development deal between Oracle and PHP specialist Zend Technologies. The database giant is teaming-up with Zend to make it easier and quicker for PHP developers to build and deploy database-driven applications on Oracle.
OpenOffice.org lets you process multiple languages within the same document easily, as long as you use only the characters your keyboard offers you. Anything beyond that requires you to Insert> Special Character. This is acceptable, as long as you don't need to enter too many of these special characters. This article discusses a convenient way to mix two or more languages in small amounts, as with single words or single characters.
Today the OpenBSD project announced the new 3.7 release. This is the first release to support newer wireless chipsets, especially for 802.11g, thanks to a big activism campaign lead by project leader Theo de Raadt. It's now possible to create a portable access point with a tiny PDA using the Zaurus port, too. As usual, there are a lot of other big and small changes, such as the import of Xorg, the jump towards gcc3, and a feature to update your installed packages automagically. Discover the details behind the scenes in this interview that Federico Biancuzzi had with several OpenBSD developers.
Ubuntu Linux has signed Obsidian up as the first certified support partner in South Africa. Obisidian expects to certify 15 engineers for Ubuntu -- the same number of certified Red Hat engineers it has in its stable.
More and more individuals and organizations have been discovering and turning to free and open source software as an alternative to costly Microsoft and legacy software in use today, and so the new version of the book "Penguin in the Pew" - while aimed primarily at Christians - might also be useful to people of other faiths and the secular non-profit community.
The installation of Linux as an operating system has become just as easy as installing Windows. Where problems do turn up now and again, however, is when it comes time to install individual programs. The biggest problem is that there are no wizards to help users set up software written for Linux.
Modifying stuff to suit individual desire is the credo of hackers everywhere. These two excerpts from Linux Desktop Hacks let you modify Linux to suit your desires: The first hack uses Virtual Network Computer (VNC) to access Windows and Mac OS X from your Linux desktop. The second shows how to lock down KDE with Kiosk mode, allowing you to control exactly what users can and can't change.
Linux users who patched their systems for a serious security vulnerability in K Desktop Environment last month will have to patch once again, because of errors in the original patch, according to the KDE project.