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Issue 17 of Free Software Magazine is here and it's a big one!
Being a commercial Linux distribution editor is tough.
There are a few commercial Linux distribution editors in the world: Red Hat, Novell/Suse, Turbolinux, Mandriva, Ubuntu/Canonical, Linspire, Xandros, Red Flag, CS2C and Sun Wah to name the key ones.
I recently returned from a whirlwind trip to Singapore and China. In China, I spoke at the 2007 Software Innovation Summit - Open Source Software and Trends in Internationalization event organized by Stephen Walli and Anne Stevenson-Yang. Stephen blogged about the event and has posted the slides from the talks. You can get mine here.
In the last installment of this series I showed how to quickly mount a shared folder on a Windows Vista machine from a Linux machine (specifically, from one running Ubuntu 6.10). This solution works if you just want to read files on the Vista PC and you don’t mind re-entering the mount command the next time you reboot your Linux PC.
As the cost of equipping classrooms with everything from chalk to chairs continues to escalate, many school districts are turning to open source solutions as a viable alternative to expensive software for in-class computers.
This is bad news. AppArmor is a weak design. IMHO it gives the users a false impression of security, while leaving too much open to bypass security.
Not content with bringing version three of its GNU General Public License to market, the Free Software Foundation is about to start work on a new license that will make the GPL applicable to software-as-a-service.
One of the core problems for open source has always been that as a radical force outside the mainstream it is hard for its supporters to influence conventional players there. In part, this was what made Dell's Ideastorm so important: it gave a voice to those hitherto unable to communicate usefully with the company.
ffective immediately, there are a number of changes in the Firefox review process. Most notably, there are a lot more reviewers who can share the load, including Seth Spitzer who is now a module peer.
When you ask someone to name a couple of GNU/Linux distributions, in most cases, you will hear the names Debian, Red Hat, Ubuntu and then, SuSE Linux which is now a days known as OpenSuSE.
Red Hat has declared itself unimpressed with Oracle's list of 26 customers for its Red Hat Linux support business.
In a Q&A session with financial analysts on Thursday, Red Hat chief executive Matthew Szulik said that Oracle's high profile win of Yahoo's business is in fact limited to a few Oracle database servers.
"Freedom That Works" is to me the sort of "Freedom as in what makes me feel cozy", not like "Freedom like in gNewNonsense".
"Free as in free beer" vs. "free as in free speech" are just childish terms no one should use: the beer is never free and it's not something to value that much anyway ("free sex" would be a better choice), and speech is even less free, no matter what your illusions are.
The number and frequency of updates for Ubuntu 7.04 has picked up a bit over the last five days. Two updates I've noticed is the final OpenOffice 2.2 release (which coincided with OpenOffice stand-alone release), and updates to Compiz that finally enable the cube.
This tutorial shows how to harden PHP5 with Suhosin on Debian Etch and Ubuntu servers. Suhosin is an advanced protection system for PHP installations that was designed to protect servers and users from known and unknown flaws in PHP applications and the PHP core.
In the first of a three-part series, we offer a comparative look at how firms in the U.S. and Canada decide which software model works for their enterprises.
The Andrew Mellon Foundation sponsors awards of $50,000 and $100,000 for "not-for-profit organizations for leadership in the collaborative development of open source software tools with particular application to higher education and not-for-profit activities."
If you want to create a document, spreadsheet, database or an audio-visual presentation then most people turn to the Microsoft Office suite of programs, and why not?
Yet another way to dress up your desktop is to let others do it for you. KDE comes with a modest collection of themes to start you off, and there are heaps more available on the web.
One of the first things any new user to Linux goes through is getting used to a brand new, vibrantly rich, but very alien OS experience. They tend to find that they now have something they didn't really have before. Choice.
When it comes to overclocking ATI Radeon graphics cards under Linux the only real option has been using rovclock. Rovclock is a Radeon overclocking utility written and developed by Sebastian Witt. This tool has been in development since 2005 but it took quite a while before the Radeon R300/R400 series was even supported.