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While many Linux converts are focused on moving their data centers off of Unix, a second front for Linux migration soon could take shape on corporate desktops.
With a report from last week's Gentoo booth at the Linux World Expo in Boston, reminders for FOSDEM and the Gentoo UK conference, and news about how to subscribe to Gentoo RSS feeds, this week's Gentoo Weekly Newsletter is again full of interesting articles for users and developers alike. The Future Zone introduces a very peculiar piece of hardware and the process of its Gentooification, several articles about Gentoo and derived news are to be found in the press clipping section, and of course many of the usual items, GLSAs, bug statistics, and a new developer to be welcomed on board. Enjoy your newsletter!
I was recently assigned the task of converting a system running Windows XP to dual-boot Windows and Linux. The user needed to run Windows most of the time, but occasionally needed to boot Linux to run special applications. The one overriding requirement was to change the existing Windows setup as little as possible. In this case, that meant adding a second hard drive. Easy enough, right? Well, not so fast.
Some of the industry's most powerful vendors came to the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in Boston last week with a simple message: Linux is ready for prime time.
Have vendors hijacked Linux? Who owns Linux now?
On the scene in LA for a grass-roots expo.
I am a software architect working in a mixed environment, with both Linux and Windows systems on the network. As happens with many others working in IT, different projects often require me to take on additional roles, like system administration, quality control, programming, and sometimes even documentation. To balance out the different tasks and roles, I depend on several open source applications, regardless of what platform I'm in, what project I'm on, or what position I'm filling at the moment.
A streaming video of tonight's edition of Neues is now online in RealVideo 9 format. The interview with Blake starts at 17 minutes and 40 seconds in.
Honors for security and management solutions demonstrate depth, breadth of Novell's Linux-based offerings
Vidalinux is a Gentoo based desktop OS from our friends in Puerto Rico In this article, I will review Vidalinux 1.1 with a special comparison to Gentoo. Vidalinux isn't all that old: version 1.0 was released in August 2004. This original release was followed up by 1.1 late 2004 (Christmas Day actually). I spoke with Vidalinux developers and they were more than happy to provide me with a copy of the Premium Edition.
For years, Wine's programmers have been working on making Windows applications run on Linux and other Unix platforms. Now, Microsoft set to use its Genuine Advantage program to make it look like Wine is busted. Will Redmond get away with this familiar FUD attack?
The Mozilla project will be represented at the FOSDEM 2005 conference in Brussels on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th February. The proceedings in the Mozilla Developers' Room are being organised by Axel Hecht. Talks will cover topics such as Mozilla Europe, Mozilla 2.0, XulRunner, Bugzilla, Camino and localisation. Speakers include Axel Hecht, Gervase Markham, Hisham El-Emam, Robert Kaiser, Ludovic Hirlimann and Tristan Nitot.
In the wake of the international domain name (IDN) homograph spoofing vulnerability, the Mozilla Foundation announced it would disable IDN support by default as a temporary measure. However, a less drastic solution has now been found...
My daily check of their stock price has revealed that their ticker symbol is no longer valid
. The extra E is a flag that SCO is not in compliance with the SEC's regulations.
Simon Edwards will be talking about KDE application development using Python in the FOSDEM KDE Developer's Room. In the interview below he talks about the advantages of Python, how it compares to other languages and whether KDE should be rewritten in Python.
What does it mean to be an open enterprise? Open source software and open standards are easy enough to define. Figuring out how they fit into an enterprise IT strategy, however, can be a little trickier.
Much of today's enterprise-level software on UNIX caters to the business needs of large companies. And so it must support emerging technologies and follow the rapidly evolving market trends, such as the proliferation of the powerful, flexible Linux operating system. Because much of this software is large, multi-threaded, and multi-process, porting it to Linux presents challenges.
Top Linux seller Red Hat acknowledged on Friday a misstep in its relations with technology enthusiasts but said the profit motive is helping it to mend its ways.
Six exhibitions and conferences that will cover Free Software and GNU/Linux will take place within the following weeks in several cities where the Debian project participates.
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