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Speaking on stage, Thompson said: "There is a myth in the industry that Linux is inherently more secure. I don't believe that.".
This simple embedded Linux project builds a dedicated music recording and editing computer that uses a CompactFlash card instead of a hard drive, to eliminate hard disk chatter. The project is simple because it starts with an embedded Linux distribution: a "Live CD" released last week by the Agnula Project.
Fire. Flood. Having a five-foot-thick redwood tree fall on your home office. Collectively, these are disasters that can befall your computers' hard drives. At an enterprise level add in dead multi-disk servers, RAIDs that get mixed up, and network storage appliances that don't get backed up. Whether you're a homeowner mourning the loss of your family's digital picture album or an enterprise-level IT director trying to make sure that your next disaster doesn't involved getting canned, there is a solution.
Linus Torvalds wants to tighten up the process for how open source code gets into product-versions of the Linux kernel.
Sun president Jonathan Schwartz has confirmed that the company will at some point make its operating system's code available
Few technology communities are as disparate as the Free and Open Source software (FOSS) communities, especially when passions rise over differences in implementations. Such is the case between two FOSS .NET projects, Mono and DotGNU, even though both have a similar genesis and pursue the same ultimate goal.
"Linux on the desktop will happen when this step by step process is followed. This editorial lays out a step by step process that guarantees dominance on the desktop. The business model may seem a bit familiar to some. I just can't seem to place where I've seen it before."
The growing momentum behind Linux adoption is thrilling for ISVs, customers, and Business Partners who are seriously considering Linux. This technical briefing is intended to help speed your development of Linux based applications. It covers Linux growth in the industry, open source and open standards, reliability, security in a Linux environment, and the affordability of Linux-based applications. Upcoming Linux briefings include Austin, TX (June 8) and Dallas, TX (June 10). Visit the site to register and find a briefing in your area.
CVS users, don't let the next-generation version control system scare you. The basic functionality in Arch can be just as simple as CVS. Nick covers the basic commands you need to get started
"The back-end advantage that people don’t understand about Linux is that it changes the way applications are being developed and the way that organizations are structured,” says IBM’s Sam Docknevich about the growing attention to Linux, which his company is aggressively pushing.
Amsterdam District Court Ruled in Favor of Lindows On All Counts
Computer Associates has revealed plans to make its Ingres enterprise relational database open source. Tony Gaughan, senior vice-president of development at CA, speaking at last week’s CA World user conference with interim CEO Ken Cron, said, "The release of Ingres under open source underscores CA’s commitment to our customers, partners, to the open source community and to Ingres.
Emic Networks announces the availability of version 2.0 of Emic Application Cluster (EAC) for Apache. For organizations that are running business-critical applications on Apache and MySQL platforms, EAC enables consolidation of servers for better control, improving the excellent total cost of ownership characteristics already provided by these platforms. As a result, organizations that use EAC will have greater assurance of business continuity when they run applications on the Apache or MySQL platforms.
Part three: Eric Raymond spells out five reasons why people should choose open-source software - but do they all hold up under scrutiny?
Maintaining Integrity with Tripwire
Novell this week upped the volume of the South African open source campaign during its annual Brainshare conference in Johannesburg.
The open source revolution has taken root in SA. The future for open source software - particularly Linux - is rosy. There are a number of drivers for this phenomenon.Inus Gouws, a senior information management (IM) consultant at Computer Associates (Africa), looks at the trends and patterns that have developed over the past year and makes his predictions for 2004 and beyond.