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Klaus Knopper and his Knoppix team announced the first public release of the Knoppix 5 live CD and DVD on June 2.
"In the open source world, we are always flattered when changes are attributed to open source," said MySQL Chief Executive Officer Marten Mickos. "But the enormous price pressure and the desire among customers to get away from licensing fees is self-inflicted and not a result of open source. Open source just happens to be the perfect answer to the cry."
Linux in general is considered easier to install than windows. But the latest release of Ubuntu named Dapper Drake takes the cake in ease of installation. In a mere six steps, one can now install Dapper Drake on ones machine. Check the images!!
Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq:RHAT), the world's premier open source and Linux provider, will discuss results of its fiscal 2007 first quarter on Wednesday, June 28, 2006, beginning at 5:00 p.m. ET.
BIT Software has released the Socrate Open solutions on the Romanian market, this being the first Open Source EAS product for corporate management.
The latest web browser market-share figures from internet research and analysis firm Nielsen//NetRatings show open source alternative Mozilla Firefox has gained ground on Microsoft's Internet Explorer year-on-year; but only slightly.
In this first article of a two-part series, we show off Django, an open-source model-view-controller (MVC)-style Web application framework powered by the Python programming language. With Django, you can create high-quality, database-driven Web applications
that are easy to maintain in minutes.
Bahrain's Ministry of Social Development (MOSD) is to become the first ministry in the Kingdom and in the Middle East to base its entire IT infrastructure on open source technology.
MPs have told the government that it should not legislate to make digital rights management systems mandatory.
Logs… Any Linux system will generate many log files by default, containing various information about the operation of the system. If no rotation would occur on the various log files, then they will just grow bigger and bigger, filling up the space (on high traffic sites) but most importantly making it very difficult to find any information that we might be looking for in those log files. This little how-to will show you how the default log rotation works, based on syslog and logrotate.
Phishing works for so many reasons, we need to rethink browser and user interface design to provide some real-life security to the average user who doesn't see or understand the security cues.
I upgraded two of my home systems from Breezy to Dapper Kubuntu. One is AMD-64, one is i386. I write about this stuff for a living, and would rather tinker than work anyday, so it here we are. The upgrade went OK, but not nearly as well as a plain-vanilla Debian installation. And the K/Ubuntu devs seem determined to make printing painful.
A guide for installing, configuring and using Mozilla Thunderbird, Enigmail, and GnuPG to provide secure and encrypted email
No hols without homework
Much like the Vista release date, Microsoft's hopes of a speedy European antitrust case settlement are receding. The company is "some more months" away from a settlement with the European Commission, Microsoft's european president Jean-Philippe Courtois said today.
Nowadays, with more and more governmental censorship (and with it getting worse by the day, just look at Slashdot’s privacy section) and reports of hacking into major servers becoming almost a daily occurrence, we all want the maximum security and privacy possible online. Thankfully, some great free software projects have risen to the challenge! Here are some simple steps to keep your "stuff" safe:
If you really want a free and good replacement for Microsoft Office, you should be looking to OpenOffice.org, not Google.
Firefox browser is safer, faster on most Web pages and has more features
Rockbox is an open source replacement firmware for MP3 players and it runs on a variety of models:
- Archos: Jukebox 5000, 6000, Studio, Recorder, FM Recorder, Recorder V2, Ondio FM and Ondio SP
- iRiver: H100 and H300 series
- Apple: iPod 4th gen (grayscale and color), 5th gen (Video), Nano and Mini 1st/2nd gen
- iAudio: X5 (including X5V and X5L).
- Additional models are in development.
Last year, survivors of the many hurricanes that struck the Gulf Coast of the United States suffered from scarce resources and limited communication avenues. With families separated and desperate to find one another, ContactLovedOnes.org launched a free call-in service, based on open source software, that helped them to reconnect. Now, with hurricane season approaching once again, ContactLovedOnes.org is ready for the deluge.
NASHVILLE -- While some just talk about the quality of open source software, Red Hat said it's actually doing something about it.
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