Red Hat will grow beyond its Linux roots next week and sell a subscription service supporting an open-source Java application server, according to people familiar with the company's plans.
Since its inception five years ago, the show has gone from a gathering of aficionados to a place to talk business about a mature technology.
Microsoft's war on Linux isn't about to let up. The Redmond software vendor plans to step up its "Get the Facts" anti-open-source campaign in the coming year by adding more evidence, in the form of customer case studies and analyst reports, to its arsenal.
Teaming with Europe's largest retailer, Carrefour, Mandrakesoft has begun offering PCs preinstalled with the company's Linux desktop. Available through Mandrake's online store, the PCs start at 299 euros and are available in France, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and Monaco, according to an email from the company to Mandrake club members today.
Four new Mozilla websites have launched recently. Mozilla AOM Reference guides Mozilla developers through the Mozilla Application Object Model The Rumbling Edge is a new weblog that tracks the latest developments in Mozilla Thunderbird. Andrew Turnbull's Mozilla Network provides links to the latest Mozilla Application Suite and Mozilla Firefox versions, as well as a comprehensive list of links to older releases. Firedfox, a parody of the official Firefox site, has been launched.
In my first article I tried out various audio/video apps to see what Linux had to offer for video production. For the most part I was pretty disappointed with the whole experiment. Several months have passed so I decided to take another look to what has progressed since then. There were two programs that I left out because they were either not realized or it was to soon to try it out.
Red Hat's stock may have been troubled recently, but businesses still believe in the Linux distributor. At a recent Blue Ridge Entrepreneurial Council meeting here of about 100 businesspeople, a trio of Red Hat Inc. executives didn't find questions about law firms seeking to file class-action suits against the Linux company because of its recent financial restatement. Instead, they found an audience eager to know how Red Hat had turned "free software" into profitable business.
KDE and GNOME combine window managers with suites of applications to create comprehensive work environments. As complete as they are, it's easy to forget that there are other graphical ways to work on a Linux desktop. Sometimes a lighter-weight window manager is in order, such as for laptop usage, children's use, or quick startup applications. Here are four "alternative" window managers that are mature, fast, and functional.
I had been an avid user of Pine for almost five years. Recently, I decided to move to a greener posture. I dumped my good old Pine and settled with a graphical client. Although, sometime I miss the simple, fast, text based interface, the new relationship is shaping up to be an exciting one. We have our bad times, but overall I am happy with the switch.
By the end of this series of tutorials , you'll have the knowledge you need to become a Linux Systems Administrator and will be ready to attain an LPI Level 1 certification
When AT&T balkanized its Unix holdings in 1993, two different companies ended up walking away with pieces of the original Unix. Novell originally bought it all, then decided to keep the Unix source code and sell the Unix trademark -- the name, in other words -- and the Single Unix Specification standards to the X/Open Company. The Open Group, as it is now called, has since learned to use these assets profitably by offering qualification testing and certification for operating systems. If your OS meets certain requirements, passes the qualification tests, and you pay the fees, you get to call it Unix. Should GNU/Linux get certified?
The Red Storm computer, a machine Cray will start building at Sandia National Laboratories this year, will be upgraded in 2005 with dual-core Opteron processors from Advanced Micro Devices.
Just as the fog is expected to roll into San Francisco, as usual, LinuxWorld Expo will roll into the City by the Bay. The eighth-annual show - which runs twice a year on the East and West coasts - will open its doors next week. The show will run Aug. 2-5 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco - my favorite venue for the event.
The first of two articles about one US student's experiences with Linux and Nicaragua this summer.
Did you know that you can connect the OpenOffice.org office suite to a PostgreSQL database? Maybe your database contains valuable customer or inventory information that your staff could use to generate a personalized sales letter. With OpenOffice.org Writer, and a connection to your PostgreSQL database, you can do just that for each customer. I'm sure you can think of many other uses for such a connection.