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TheLinuxWhine.com is a newly created website dedicated to bringing the Linux community into a forum to gather and discuss ideas about Linux software improvements.
IBM has announced its 13th successive year as patents king while cheering a community and government backed program to "improve" the quality of US patents.
You can create and compile a KDE/Qt project from an IDE like KDevelop or you can do it the old fashioned way via the command line. Here is how...
If you are a security developer and need to interface a Java application with the local operating system user registry, what do you do? This article gives you the answer: UNIX/Linux PAM-compatible systems that use authentication based on the GNU MD5 extensions
to the crypt() system call. A pure Java implementation of MD5 crypt can provide a simple interface that can be used by Web applications to authenticate against the local UNIX registry.
The Free Standards Group (FSG), a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing and promoting open source software standards, has announced the opening of a Linux certification lab in the People's Republic of China. The lab will certify Linux distributions and applications to the Linux Standard Base (LSB) and will be maintained by the FSG and the China Electronics Standardization Institute (CESI)
Ubuntu Linux founder Mark Shuttleworth will give the annual report on his hot, Debian-based distro at the 2006 Debian Developers Conference (DebConf), set for May 14 through 22 in Oaxtepec, Mexico.
Businesses, educational institutions, governmental agencies and other organizations around the world are converting1 their computer operating systems from Microsoft Windows to Linux at an increasing pace. They are likewise converting their application programs from commercial software to free software (also referred to as open source software). There are at least 25 reasons for this situation, including:
The PHP development team is proud to announce the release of PHP 5.1.2. This release combines small feature enhancements with a fair number of bug fixes and addresses three security issues. All PHP 5 users are encouraged to upgrade to this release.
Dave Pell was nice enough to give me a heads up on Rollyo's new simplified means to create customized Firefox Search Engines.
PITTSBURGH, PA – January 12, 2006 – TimeSys® Corporation, the leading developer service provider for the embedded Linux market, will host complimentary webinars addressing key challenges faced by embedded developers creating custom Linux platforms.
THE Government should use free and open source software because it enables effective and simplified delivery of messages to local people, an information and communication technology (ICT) expert has said.
“Uganda should emulate Brazil, China, and the US state of Massachusetts who have adopted free and open source software. It reduces the costs of using ICTs and can be modified and translated into languages understandable by the local communities,” Allen Gunn, the executive director of Aspiration, a US-based ICT non-governmental organisation said at a press conference on Tuesday at Kalangala.
Gunn is one of the trainers of 140 African participants at an eight-day training course. The participants are being trained in use of ICTs like the Internet, digital audio and video systems and building wireless antenna networks in rural areas.
The training’s theme is, “Free and Open Software for Local Communities.”
Linux services company Synaq has allied with the South African importer and distributor of Altiris, First Technology, to offer support for Altiris products on Linux in the local market.
The next major release of KDE will come out in the fall, and the developers are already planning new features and benefits. John Littler recently interviewed Aaron J. Seigo about the team's plans--and controversy surrounding upcoming ports to nonfree platforms.
Ever thought how important it is to be able to find your documents just when you need them? Now, a geek from South Africa and his team is offering a solution with the open source KnowledgeTree. Frederick Noronha caught up with Neil Blakey-Milner at the Africa Source II developer workshop being held in Uganda to talk about document management, PHP and his association with FreeBSD.
A dispute that has kept the House Ethics Committee from considering Majority Leader Tom DeLay's activities may have ramifications for Microsoft. When one begins to untangle the remarkable political organization created by Microsoft and lobbyists Preston, Gates Ellis et al, you find some uncanny coincidences.
Have fears of a resurgence of communism led the DoJ to suspect GNU/Linux communities of having anti-capitalistic agendas? If so, have they allowed Microsoft to engage in anti-trust to stop Free Software?
By Quashing Linux Anti-Virus Software Support, has Microsoft Taken to Tactics in Restraint of Trade?
Someone has started rearranging content on the Internet to suit their own purposes and the culprit might be a convicted monopolist. This article examines some compelling evidence and asks Congress to investigate.
Many people aspire to run a pure GNU/Linux environment, but often complain that some device or program is stopping them. LXer's Don Parris shares his transition from a pure Windows environment to a pure GNU/Linux environment, and how he has fared over the past year. Does he see a need to go back to dual-booting?
Recently, we witnessed the power of Microsoft's political machine when one of the champions of free and open source software, Peter Quinn resigned as CIO of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In my opinion, Microsoft just blinked and everything went south. Other writers have also commented on the chain of events in Massachusetts. For example, Andy Undegrove writes a farewell piece in his blog
to the maligned public servant. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols also writes an article about this issue in Microsoft Wins, Open Standards Lose
. Steven writes: "CIO Peter Quinn's story tells us that if you go up against Microsoft, you can expect everything and the kitchen sink to be thrown at you."
Well Steven, as much respect and admiration as I have for you, Microsoft didn't even breathe hard. They looked in the direction of bean town and people started doing their bidding. That's what happens when you own a country.
One of the top stories of the year at LXer warned mightily of Microsoft's capabilities. So, I brought it back out and rewrote it. It you don't get it this time, you never will.
Anyone doubting the power of Microsoft, should consider what we said at the end of June 2005. We've also added the preceding article to this text - and made some changes. But the documents we uncovered are still in place. The people within Microsoft's grasp politically are still listed. This isn't a story you scan. This is one you read.
The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic State itself. That in its essence, is Fascism - ownership of government by an individual, by a group or by any controlling private power.
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