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Creator Michael "STIBS" Stibane calls STX Linux "a desktop Linux distribution especially targeted to older hardware." I tested version 1.0 of the Slackware 10.2-based distro on an old laptop with a 300MHz Celeron processor, 80MB of RAM, and a 4GB hard disk. I found this young distro for old hardware has promise.
The head of the One Laptop per Child project, Nicholas Negroponte, says he must be doing something right if he is upsetting Microsoft and Intel
Kaspersky Lab, a manufacturer of anti-virus software, claims to have discovered a macro virus for StarOffice and OpenOffice.org. The claim has received widespread media attention on the Internet as the first of its kind. However, according to experts, the alleged virus is nothing more than the use of a long-existing capability in the StarBasic macro language (also known as OOo Basic). Although the potential for malicious macros exists, they can be easily guarded against.
ESR Technology's computer network was based on a combination of Novell NetWare and Microsoft Windows when the company was still a subsidiary of AEA Technology, an environmental and technology consultancy based in the UK. After Coller Capital purchased the risk management company last October, ESR had six months to select, design, and implement a brand new infrastructure that would support more than 100 users all over the world. It decided that Linux was the safest bet.
The much-awaited breakthrough year for the open source desktop may never come. But that doesn't mean that Linux won't slowly work its way onto your PC. Progress may be slow, but it's happening
1.0.1 is a general maintenance release of the open source integration software. It includes a number of important bug fixes, including changes to the way Jitterpaks are created and some issues with the Fixed Field Complex text structures. It is recommended that users upgrade from 1.0.
'MugShot’ Premiers – It’s Red Hat’s Open Source Counter to MySpace Phenomenon and More, Hatters Say
Free software isn't communist, but does that make it American?
[It may not be especially American, but that doesn't mean it isn't American - dcparris]
The 451 Group has published Part II of a four-part series featuring comments by Canonical CEO and Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth, along with the reactions from 451 analysts who cover open source and enterprise software.
Nashville, Tenn. -- My only real problem with this year's Red Hat Summit was trying to decide which talks to attend whenever I wasn't writing, eating, or partying. The problem wasn't finding sessions I was interested in, but deciding which one to attend when several appealing talks were happening at the same time. Here's a brief recap of what I learned in three of the 90 break-out sessions available to attendees.
Linux Gazette #127 is now available.
- Talkback, by Kat Tanaka Okopnik
- The Mailbag, by Kat Tanaka Okopnik
- News Bytes, by Howard Dyckoff
- FVWM: How Styles are Applied, by Thomas Adam
- FvwmEvent: conditional window checking by example, by Thomas Adam
- With Knoppix at a HotSpot, by Edgar Howell
- Review: amaroK (audio player for KDE), by Pankaj Kaushal
- State of the antispam regime, by Rick Moen
- Ecol, by Javier Malonda
- The Linux Launderette
- The Debian Installer team is proud to announce the second beta release of the installer for Debian GNU/Linux Etch. Our thanks to everybody who has contributed to this release. Special thanks go out to our friends from Ubuntu... The graphical installer is not part of this release... OSDir did a quick Debian install to check out progress on the new Debian installer. Check it out in the Debian Installer Etch Beta 2 Screenshot Tour
- his is a major upgrade from the 1.xx series. How to summarise five months work? The graphical user interface is much the same, as most work has been on the underlying architecture. In a nutshell, the fundamental architecture and boot-up / shutdown scripts are a total rewrite, from scratch, no relationship to any other distro. OSDir has some great shots of the new Puppy in the Puppy Linux 2.0 Screenshot Tour
Posted By: agillis
Date: 2006-05-31 20:40
Summary: Trixbox 1.0 released
Development on Asterisk@Home has ended. We have created a new product called trixbox. Like Asterisk@Home trixbox is a complete Asterisk PBX including, a Linux OS, Asterisk PBX software, a web GUI, and many other useful add-ons. trixbox will focus on both the business and home user and will have more features including automatic upgrade capability. As with Asterisk@Home trixbox can be quickly and easily installed in under one hour.
This has not received much attention, and will probably cause confusion. You heard it here first.
Dynebolic is a live CD distro packed with tools for working with sound and video files. Dynebolic uses the Squashfs filesystem to fit a lot of applications into a small space, along with a speed-tweaked kernel and the tools to perform well on low-end equipment. The upcoming Dyne:II release also lets you add and remove tools to create your own custom version of the distro. Here's how.
IBM is borrowing some important pages from the Open Source playbook in its pushes to re-architect its most valuable software assets, including Websphere and Tivoli.
LVM is an implementation of a logical volume manager for the Linux kernel. The biggest advantage is that LVM provides the ability to make a snapshot of any logical volume. A backup in which some of the files in the backup contain changes that were made after the files were checkpointed. This type of backup needs recovery before it can be made consistent. Inconsistent backups are usually created by taking online database backups; that is, the database is open while the files are being backed up. This article covers both old (read-only) partition and LVM snapshot methods to make a consistent backup.
To stay competitive, Frontier has adopted Greenplum's Bizgres MPP business intelligence tools, which act on data in a PostgreSQL open source database.
KDE members associated with the desktop environment's major multimedia components and marketing efforts met last weekend in Achtmaal, The Netherlands, at the KDE 4 Multimedia Meeting (K4M, previously known as K3M). Attendees discussed goals for their projects and wrote a fair amount of code that promises exciting improvements in KDE 4's multimedia components.
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