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Is Linux the Itanium's saviour?

Has the Itanium got a future? It's question that many people have asked in recent years, as the development and sales pace of Intel's most powerful -- but also slowest-selling -- processor continue to dribble along in a most unIntel-like manner. We asked the question we asked back in September but things have moved on since then -- not least HP's acquisition of a new leader.

Basic Guide to Dial-up Fedora & SuSe HOWTO

This beginner article summarizes my experiences using a dial-up internet connection using SuSe and Fedora. It's intended as a review for the many people who are still using dial-up all around the world and need basic help getting started. In my desire to help everyone switch to Linux I did not want to leave out the dial-up crowd!

Vendor Support Key To Big-Business Adoption Of Open Source

  • InformationWeek (Posted by dave on May 26, 2005 6:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
At LinuxWorld, Cendant, Citigroup, and E-Trade talk about what swayed them to open source, and what it'll take for them to expand its use.

The Future of Free Software Lies in The Past

  • (Posted by dave on May 26, 2005 6:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Eben Moglen is convinced the software industry is returning to being about a free exchange of ideas and code. The lawyer for the Free Software Foundation said during a keynote at the LinuxWorld Summit that the IT world will return to a time before large businesses co-opted freely licensable software for proprietary products.

Is Linux Palm's savior?

  • ZDNetIndia (Posted by dave on May 26, 2005 5:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The deliberately simple nature of the Palm operating system was so inspiring to Rick Broida that in 1997 he started a magazine, Tap, dedicated to devices using the handheld operating system.

LPI Exams To Be Offered on Education Day at LinuxWorld Italy

Toronto, May 25, 2005 - The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), (, the premier professional certification program for the Linux community, worldwide, will offer reduced price certification testing during LinuxWorld Italy on Thursday, May 26, 2005, at the Crowne Plaza Milan Linate Hotel, in San Donato Milanese (Milan, Italy).

Firebird 2.0 Alpha 2 Released

The Firebird Project is pleased to announce the release today of the second round of Firebird 2.0 public Alpha kits for immediate download and testing. This version of Firebird 2 is an alpha version, meant for field testing only and not for use in production.

Why CIOs balk at open source apps

  • Search Enterprise Linux (Posted by dave on May 26, 2005 4:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Major open source business applications - like those that cover collaboration and enterprise resource planning (ERP) - don't seem to be making a big impression on company decision makers in 2005.

Column: The Future of Linux on Laptops

  • Cool Tech Zone (Posted by dave on May 26, 2005 4:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Although Linux is growing meekly when it comes to end-user usage and interaction, the overall experience of using a Linux distribution has turned out to be a positive one for numerous beginners. In recent years, Linux has made advancements in leaps and bounds, which has led to its adoption by many corporate users as well as regular desktop users. Though it’s still not in a perfect state, the rapid pace of development in numerous areas of Linux promises a bright future, nonetheless.

Novell Reports Loss, Shares Slip

Novell posted a quarterly loss on restructuring charges, while revenue rose slightly from a year earlier, but shares in the software company dropped after both fell short of expectations.

Nokia offers its technology to Linux developers

  • (Posted by dave on May 26, 2005 3:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Nokia is allowing open source developers to use its patented technology to develop the Linux operating system.

Nokia opens the door to its Linux kernel

Nokia has announced its patented technology may be freely used in the Linux kernel, making the Finnish mobile phone giant the newest computing company to begin offering intellectual property protections to open source programmers.

Installing VMware on Slackware Linux 10.1

Some of you may already know that Vmware does not install on Slackware Linux without some serious coaxing. Others may not. This HOWTO is aimed at the latter crowd. In other words, this HOWTO is for you. Read the full column at Mad Penguin.

A setback For Linux

  • The Register - Software: Operating Systems (Posted by dave on May 26, 2005 2:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Developers of the open source Linux operating system are about to lose a crucial software tool that lets them keep track of version changes. The loss could delay Linux development and even make the operating system more vulnerable to security breaches.

Red Hat set to introduce open source directory

Red Hat will release the Netscape directory technology it acquired last November as open source next week, according to a report. The move gives Red Hat and other Linux distributors an open-source challenger to proprietary systems such as Microsoft's Active Directory, Sun Java Enterprise and particularly Novell's eDirectory.

Managing Open Source Installation and Updates

In the same theme of mixed commercial and free software - LAMP and Java developers and administrators may find a welcome convenience in leanring about blueglue from Open Logic.

LinuxWorld: Savings, Stability Make Strong Business Case

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on May 26, 2005 1:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Enterprise Linux users at the New York conference say their switch to the open-source operating system brought big cost savings and reliable security. But what are the risks?

Detroit high school opens its desktops

In 2003, John Hansknecht, the director of technology at the University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy, had a tough decision to make. The school had about a hundred older computers running Microsoft Office 97 and Windows NT, and some kind of upgrade was clearly required. It would have been an easy decision to simply upgrade to Microsoft Office 2000, but that would have required replacing all the computers with more powerful systems -- a large expenditure which could be better spent on other technology needs. Hansknecht had a better idea:

Nokia Sees Linux as Top Choice for Internet Tablet

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on May 26, 2005 10:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A company official tells LinuxWorld Summit attendees that using open source in the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet brought quality components and strong overall architecture.

Linux Is Already Big Business

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on May 26, 2005 8:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
Fast, cheap and reliable, Linux is here in the enterprise; where are you?

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