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Are you a Fedora Linux user that wants to contribute to the community but don't know how?
You could start by "Zapping" bugs.
IDG World Expo, today announced that The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the premier Linux certification organization worldwide, will offer free Linux certification testing at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R) in San Francisco.
As Linux applications grow in popularity, Windows admins will need to start incorporating them into their networks. Here are five ways to do that.
Despite some cooperative efforts, Microsoft is stepping up its efforts to coax customers to replace Linux with Windows, highlighting a new campaign aimed at specific kinds of server workloads.
Kenosha, a city of about 100,000, was on the bleeding edge when it began deploying Linux nearly a decade ago. The city had been a Unix shop, but as I.T. demands became more dynamic and more dependent on the Internet, Schall decided that instead of buying more Unix boxes, it was time to look at an inexpensive alternative.
Over 1,000 businesses have taken up Xandros Inc's Enterprise Linux Challenge to try out its Business Desktop Linux operating system, according to the company, indicating strong potential demand for the new product.
In part two of our conversation with Iams, the analyst names the rising Linux desktop vendors to keep an eye on, offers migration advice for companies considering Linux on the desktop and explains why "Windows versus desktop Linux" is essentially a non-story right now.
I've sometimes been labeled a cheerleader for Free Software. This doesn't bother me too much; there's no doubt that I am a lot more gung-ho on Linux and related technologies than most of my colleagues. But lest I seem like a full-time penguin apologist who can't fairly critique his platform of choice, I'm using this month's Free Agent to revel in that oldest pastime of tech columnists: I'm going to gripe.
Recently, I had the opportunity to install Linux on an IBM ThinkPad, and both ingenuity and a commitment to complete the job were required. That's not what I expected at the start. I found Linux useful immediately. Later...
The solid growth of Linux of late serves to dismiss even the most outrageous of anti-Linux campaigns as more of a dud than FUD. But what of the much-ballyhooed Linux desktop, which has yet to catch on in the enterprise like its server-side sibling?
The continued commercialisation of Linux is helping Microsoft defend its Windows patch against the rising tide of open source, claims the head of Redmond's competitive strategy efforts.
There may be one single penguin as the mascot for Linux, but there are countless Linuxes -- different versions that aim to fulfill different niches.
A vice president and senior analyst with Ideas International in Port Chester, N.Y., Iams has spent 13-plus years evaluating and contrasting the features and functionality of the leading operating systems. Despite years of hearing that a Linux on the desktop explosion was just on the horizon, he said the market has yet to take off. But that's just half of the story.
In a move that suggests Linux is finally ready for prime time, Hewlett-Packard is giving the free software a bigger role on some of its toughest servers.