Tonight Sean offers his opinion on why MS Windows isn't ready for the desktop, an interview with Ilan Rabinovitch about the Southern California Linux Expo, offers a tip for fishing with Konqueror, discusses an article written by RMS, pokes holes in some recent Microsoft FUD and more.
With the introduction of the 2.6 Linux kernel, FreeBSD-5-STABLE, Solaris 10, and now NetBSD 2.0, you might be wondering which of them offers superior database performance. In my previous article, I discussed the tools I chose to test these venerable operating systems and the methodology by which they were tested. The result is this MySQL performance comparison between OpenBSD 3.6; NetBSD 2.0; FreeBSD 5.3 and 4.10; Solaris Express (build 69); and Linux 2.4 and 2.6 (Gentoo-based). Read on for the results.
Red Hat and Tally will be working jointly to make Tally, a popular accounting software package available on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, according to an announcement made by Red Hat today.
Announcing Slackware Linux 10.1! The first Slackware release of 2005, Slackware Linux 10.1 continues the long Slackware tradition of simplicity, stability, and security.
Hewlett-Packard is working to take Linux into several new areas of the server market, including 64-processor servers, the company is expected to announce Wednesday, on the eve of a major Linux trade show.
Keeping a server or workstation updated with the latest security patches can be a daunting task. Compounding the problem is the number of distinct operating systems and hardware in an organization. Nessus, an open source vulnerability scanner, can help with this complex task.
Jordan Commercial Bank (JCBank) in December 2004 became the first bank in the Middle East to run its integrated banking application in a Red Hat Linux and Oracle 10G environment.
Ten years from now, if someone asks you how much how much you paid for your operating system or office productivity suite, you'll think that they are joking. If we're lucky, that is.
A few months ago, I tried a beta version of Mozilla's free e-mail program Thunderbird. Despite the accomplishments of their Web browser Firefox, Thunderbird just wasn't ready for prime time. It was a little less than stable, and it choked when importing large volumes of e-mail archives from other programs.
A native Windows port for KDE's graphical framework is under development and could help the Linux desktop environment attract Microsoft users, but some fear the move will harm Linux.
Shawn Burke, a development manager at Microsoft's Windows Forms team is telling interested readers who go to his bog, here that he would like to release the source code to the software developers. He said he has wanted to do it for years and is putting together a plan to make it happen.
An Internet browser feature meant to permit Web addresses in Chinese, Arabic and other languages could encourage online fraudsters by making scam Web sites look legitimate to visitors.
Even if the users still want to use Windows on the desktop, you can put Linux behind the scenes.
The community's new candidate for the poster child distribution, Ubuntu, recently unveiled the Live CD of its second version code-named "Hoary Hedgehog". Meant for people who like to be on the bleeding edge (and can live with the few odd bugs), Hoary might not be the distro for the virgin Linux user. But that's just one argument against a dozen which shout "Grandma use Hoary".
IBM, Sony Group, and Toshiba have taken the wraps off their long awaited PowerPC based "Superchip" featuring 10 times higher performance than current PC technology. The processor has Linux support and could find its way into entertainment devices before fanning out to digital TV, home servers, and supercomputers.
Mandrakesoft today announced that its newly released Mandrakelinux Corporate Server 3.0 server solution has received LSB 2.0 certification, following its longstanding tradition of support for open standards.
MontaVista Software launched a program Monday to make it simpler for cell phone makers and wireless carriers to use the Linux operating system.
We're barely into 2005, and we're already seeing another landmark innovation in information technology: the new Cell chip, which could revolutionize our entire industry with its tremendous clock speeds of more than 4 GHz. It's been in R&D since 2001 and was developed by a consortium of companies: IBM, Sony, and Toshiba.
"More! More!" we hear you shout, and we obey. Yea, verily, ask and ye shall get more Linux stuff . . . even though our editor can hardly contain his enthusiasm.
When the BMW Williams Formula One team set out to design a better car for the 2005 season they turned to supercomputers running Linux to get a much needed edge