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The new "Linux-enabled" Lenovo laptop launched this week at LinuxWorld will not actually come "pre-loaded" with Novell SUSE Linux, a high-ranking Lenovo official said today, contradicting some industry reports stating otherwise. Together with Novell and Intel, Lenovo formally unveiled the new PC at a press conference on Tuesday, following months of industry speculation about an impending Linux announcement from the mobile PC maker.
Reliance on open source code runs deep among Google's developers, and the company uses open source in its production systems, too. The software has been Google-ized--something new added to make it fit Google's way of doing things.
[I wrote a piece similar to this when Google presented at my local LUG some months ago. - Scott]
upstart is a replacement for the init daemon, the process spawned by the kernel that is responsible for starting, supervising and stopping all other processes on the system.
Trusted Computer Solutions Inc. (TCS), a supplier of multi-level security and cross-domain information sharing applications for government and industry, announced in partnership with IBM the launch of the TCS SecureOffice suite of cross-domain guards based on Linux.
Luis Villa is absolutely right in his castigation of our X update on Wednesday this week. As a team we made a series of errors, and the result was a desktop that was broken for thousands of users, for several hours. It has been a severe lesson in QA, something Luis knows plenty about.
In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: as the Summer Of Code draws to a close, a mass code import in the Physiks project, and other notable commits for several of the other affiliated projects.
KDE's legal body KDE e.V. has published its second 2006 quarterly report.
Image management application KPhotoAlbum has launched a splash screen contest.
The New Zealand Open Source Society (NZOSS) is claiming a moral victory over Microsoft’s patent of XML schema after the software giant made changes to its patent.
My column last week on virtualisation and the Linux kernel drew some flak from readers who didn’t agree that VMware’s VMI (Virtual Machine Interface) proposal offered a better approach than that of the open-source Xen project.
[And then he mislabels Free Software purists as 'Linux' purists. Oh the irony! - dcparris]
THIRUVANANTHAPRUAM, AUG 25: After the cola ban, it is now the turn of Microsoft to log out of Kerala. Children in 12,500 high schools in the state, India’s most literate, will not be taught Windows. Instead, instructors are lining up Linux for them. This is because Kerala has chalked out a plan for migrating its high school students to free software platforms in three years.
Retrofitting a laptop with the Linux operating system is not always problem-free. Users who are not computer experts but who wish to use Linux are advised to look for laptops onto which the system has already been installed.
The folks over at RHAT haven’t wasted time putting me to work. I just spent two weeks working with investors, touring with Dion Cornett, the VP of Investors Relations. I don’t know how he does it. I used to see investors as a private company, mainly due to the impact we had on public companies at the time, but nothing like what I went through recently -- roughly 60 investors in three days.
The Free Standards Group (FSG), a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing and promoting open source software standards, announced that two applications on Linux -- RealPlayer and the MySQL database -- are certifying to the Linux Standard Base.
The Vietnamese Communist Party's decision to move its computer systems to open-source software got a boost on Friday from Intel, the world's largest chip maker.
In this tutorial two Bind DNS servers will be installed, one as the master and the other as a slave server. For security reasons Bind9 will be chrooted in its own jail. Using two servers for a domain is a commonly used setup and in order to host your own domain you are required to have at least two domain servers. If one breaks, the other can continue to serve your domain.
LXer Feature: 27-Aug-2006
The beta ISOs should be available Sunday evening or Monday, with the first major release, Ichthux 6.09, due out in early September.
LXer Feature: 27-Aug-2006
I had developed a fairly hefty OpenOffice.org Calc sheet, which was great for quickly entering data I've been working with lately. However, it soon became clear that a switch to ooBase would be necessary. I'm not a big user of ooBase, so wasn't sure how best to go about converting my data. Fortunately, a tutorial someone else had written showed me just how simple it is.
For the third week in a row, IBM has spent in the neighborhood of a billion dollars on software acquisitions. This time it's the upscale neighborhood of $1.3 billion cash, which is what it intends to lay out for Internet Security Systems (ISS) in the name of IBM Global Services.
Michael Farnum discusses how Novell can make GNU/Linux a serious contender in the desktop market. However, I strongly disagree with the author's assertion that apps need to be developed by mainstream vendors, as opposed to Joe Hacker working in his basement. Linus wasn't a mainstream vendor when he started hacking out Linux. The GNU tools were not developed by mainstream vendors. And I sure hope Michael doesn't mean we need more non-free crap. Weigh it for yourself, though.
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