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FOR the last few weeks, I’ve been running Ubuntu Linux on my home computer. Windows XP is still there, sitting on a separate partition of my hard disk, but I hardly fire it up these days because I like Ubuntu and want to learn more about how it works.
Open Source Database Leader Adds Paul Weinstein as Executive Vice President of Business Development & Clint Smith as General Counsel
Greetings, Earthling. Take me to your IT Blogwatch, in which Google turns anti-virus scanner. Not to mention Tatooine tennis (filmed entirely on location)...
According to researchers at OneStat.com, a Website analytics firm, market share for the Mozilla Firefox Web browser jumped to nearly 13 percent this month, an increase of 1.14 percent since May. Meanwhile, market leader Internet Explorer (IE) saw its market share fall by similar numbers: IE commands 83.05 percent of the Web browser market, down 2.12 percent from May.
Small businesses, medical offices, schools, non-profit organizations and the like don't care if their data is stored using state-of-the-art equipment—as long as their data and important records are properly saved. Server Partners' answer to this is its leased NAS appliance called FileEngine, which can ease those concerns while putting money in solution providers' pockets.
Last week we left off with using Wondershaper to improve network performance by, somewhat paradoxically, throttling our line speeds to less than their maximum. Today we'll learn how to prioritize specific types of network traffic.
The battle between Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Mozilla's Firefox rages on, with Mozilla delivering the latest blow. The company announced it would release the first beta version for its browser, the Firefox 2.0, on July 11 2006.
If you use your laptop in many different locations, you must be tired of having to configure your network manually every time. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a nice alternative, but what can you do in places where DHCP is not an option. Guessnet is the right tool for that job.
Debian has issued an update for ppp. This fixes a vulnerability, which potentially can be exploited by malicious, local users to perform certain actions with escalated privileges.
MUNICH, Germany, July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- AGNITAS, the specialist for direct digital and dialog marketing, presents the world's first professional open source email marketing solution. The new software OpenEMM will be available as a free download in both German and English as from 13th July at http://www.openemm.org,
providing a range of services similar to those in AGNITAS's basic conventional email marketing platform version. OpenEMM runs on the Linux operating system.
With its Linux desktop product, Xandros is focusing on short list of features to push Microsoft off the desktop.
Corratech an open source software services and consulting firm, providing custom software development, best practice consulting, implementation and deployment services, as well as post implementation services such as training and support, has a TCO calculation functionality/tool available on the site to calculate the difference in cost between Salesforce.com™ and SugarCRM.
Personal Solution Pac 3.0 software for Linux is a UPS power management system based on open source code.
The find command is one of the darkest and least understood areas of Linux, but it is also one of the most powerful. The biggest problem with find is that it has more options than most people can remember -- it truly is capable of doing most things you could want.
When moving to Linux, recompiling code for Unix apps not written in Java, Perl, tcl or ksh is a fact of life, says Alfredo Mendoza, one of the co-authors of Unix to Linux Porting. Although there may be no shortcuts for porting your apps, there are utilities that can make the transition smoother by handling platform differences. Take a page from this IT pro as he explains the issues you face in porting apps from older Unix platforms and gives recommendations on how to tackle ANSI, ISO and POSIX industry standards.
RALEIGH - Following a trend away from traditional stock options, Red Hat is mulling offering rank-and-file employees "restricted" stock options, a type of equity compensation that could be more lucrative for the company's 1,100 workers.
IBM plans to release a version of Lotus Notes client groupware for Linux desktops and it will be a free download for existing Lotus Notes users.
A while ago I blogged (lost in migration, reposted) about my complete disappointment in the currently available programs for screen capture in Linux. As a result of that post, I was contacted by Christian Linhart who produces a program called “DemoRecorder“.
[I don't care how good the program is. I want my freedom. Such programs have no value to me if they are not libre. That the developer is pink with purple polka dots doesn't change that. - dcparris]
Tiered storage environment lets Select Comfort save cost and free-up tier-one disk resources
In 1995, Microsoft added long file name support to Windows, allowing more descriptive names than the limited 8.3 DOS format. Mac users scoffed, having had long file names for a decade and because Windows still stored a DOS file name in the background. Linux was born with long file name support four years before it showed up in Windows. Today, long file names are well supported by all three operating systems though key differences remain.
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