Debian is more than just a Linux distribution and using its tools to bring distribution management inside an organization can offer significant value. Franchise a Debian distribution today!
1. Introduction As most most veteran Linux users know, Slackware is the oldest Linux distribution properly-speaking in existence. To many people, "Slackware" is synonymous with "Linux". As the old saying in the Linux community goes, "If you learn Red Hat, you learn Red Hat. If you learn SuSE, you learn SuSE. But if you learn Slackware, you learn Linux."
The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC), announced today that it is now providing free legal services to the Wine Project, and that this is only the beginning of what SFLC Chairman Eben Moglen described as a legal defense of the entire FOSS (free and open source software) enterprise stack.
Many Red Hat clones have sprung up since the company decided to stop offering free downloads of its flagship operating system. Distributions like White Box Linux, Lineox Enterprise Linux, Pie Box Enterprise Linux, and CentOS Linux are among the many projects that seek to fill the gap between Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. I tested the new CentOS 4, and found it to be a worthy upgrade that brings all the goodness of RHEL to the open source community.
How to stray from your Linux distribution without getting lost.
While the rapid adoption of Mozilla's Firefox Web browser is driven in part by the perceived security risks in Microsoft Internet Explorer, the disclosure of two critical security flaws in Firefox over the weekend makes it clear that there's no monopoly on imperfect software.
The Apache Foundation is preparing to launch an open source project to create software that is compatible with Java 2 Standard Edition (J2SE). The software is needed to run Java applications on a desktop PC.
Free operating system Ubuntu Linux has been heralded as one of the most exciting software projects ever created, writes Michael Herman.
Small, but well-regarded, MEPIS Linux is expanding beyond its enthusiast market to the business market with a business desktop, server and a new channel and support partner.
Case Study:The Aloha state's commerce and consumer officials turn to open source for a major financial data access fix.
As I have previously pointed out, open source software (along with variants such as free software, libre software, FLOSS, FOSS, and OSS) is not a magic solution, but it can be an extremely strong option for the nonprofit/philanthropic sector.
Local authorities in the UK are embracing Linux and other Open Source operating systems and applications, a probe by the Society of IT Managers has shown.
Latest Microsoft sponsored benchmarks conducted by Veritest gives enterprises all the more reason to consider Linux as a serious alternative.
French open-source software consortium ObjectWeb announces new members from France, as well as Italy, and a new agreement with a Chinese research center.
IBM is increasingly betting that it can build a big business around open-source software. The latest step in that strategy is the purchase of Gluecode Software, an open-source start-up.
Snags Immunix, a small company that sells software designed to improve the security of programs running on Linux servers.
Move is part of an effort to bring Linux closer to parity with competing products from Microsoft.
Expansion of Mozilla's non-profit international affiliate in Europe as worldwide Firefox downloads surpass 50 million.
Novell, in its transition to a Linux and management services company, again settled its ranks with the announcement of the departure of Richard Seibt, head of Novellâ€™s Europe, Middle East and Africa operations.
Linspire's President and CEO, Kevin Carmony, gives a well reasoned defence of his company, describing their commitment to open source and explaining away many of the myths that have built up around this controversial Linux distro.