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Though I dabble with GNU/Linux through the Kubuntu 6.06 installation on an older, less powerful machine, the system I use most often is running Microsoft Windows XP. Despite my choice of operating systems, I use open source software whenever possible.
Apple is, after all, a hardware company, and if Linux and Windows users can now buy Macs safe in the knowledge that they can use both their favourite OS and Mac OS X, or perhaps even all three, on their new machine, they may well see greater adoption in the marketplace.
Last week's Microsoft succession news sparked an array of definitely NOT-for-attribution-comments from those who've watched the company forever. One IM buddy with Linux proclivities rejoiced when it became clear that Gates was stepping back.
Also: Will Gates' Exit Turn Out To Be A Lie?
The major Web browsers are getting facelifts as they increasingly become the place for handling business transactions and running programs over the Internet rather than simply displaying sites.
OK, you have Linux on your computer. Maybe you had some trouble getting it installed and everything working, but you are past all that, everything is working, and you are ready to start using the computer. Old habits die hard, so hopefully this list helps you get over them.
According to a Novell Inc. confidential memo dated June 14, Novell will be slightly delaying its next release of both the server and desktop versions of SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 "to address final issues with our new package management, registration, and update system and also fix the remaining blocker defects."
Hacao linux, Vietnamese Puppy Linux version 2.0 released. The live-CD iso file is 92M. The big items in this release is Full Vietnamese localization.
The hand-cranked, $100 notebook computer aimed at helping poor children globally will make its debut in about two weeks, its developer said Monday.
A mass e-mail sent out last week by open-source database vendor MySQL erroneously contained the e-mail addresses of about 9,300 customers instead of information on a series of software-support special offers that the company meant to publicize.
The digital rights management (DRM) provisions of the federal Attorney General's Department proposed copyright law changes could stifle open source innovation and increase litigation, according to a Sydney lawyer.
The funniest thing about Symphony OS is the posts you'll sometimes see asking if its Mezzo Desktop can be ported to Linux. The reason it is funny is that Symphony most definitely is Linux - it's based on Knoppix and nobody is even trying to hide its Linux roots:
Eurotech's U.S. arm, Parvus, will demonstrate the company's innovative wrist-worn PC at a military technology conference June 19 in Washington, D.C. The Zypad WL 1000 runs Linux or Windows CE, and features hands-free operation, wireless networking, GPS tracking, and patent-pending power management technology.
There's an old phrase you may have heard, “There are some things that money can't buy”. A recent advertising campaign has appended, “For everything else...”. Clichéd as it is, the phrase can be turned on its head to neatly sum up the differences between Microsoft Office and OpenOffice.
In issue 81 of Linux format, on the newsstands now, we have an interview with kernel coding guru Greg Kroah-Hartman. Famous for his work on drivers and the Linux USB subsystem, Greg now works for Novell doing what he loves -- hacking the kernel. Here's a few of the questions and answers:
Since version 7, PowerPC versions of SUSE Linux have been conspicuously absent from the SUSE desktop lineup. With version 10.0, PowerPC support returned to SUSE, but Novell has quite a few kinks that need to be worked out before this distro hums like its x86 counterpart, starting with some killer problems with installation.
- News: Fedora 6 Test1, Slackware 11.0, OpenSolaris birthday, Dapper sources.list, Caldera hoax
- First Looks: A comparison of BSD live CDs
- Released last week: Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Server SPARC64
- Upcoming releases: Fedora Core 6 Test1, Xandros Desktop 4
- Site news: The annual package database update
- New additions: BU Linux
- New distributions: Sharif Linux, Swecha LiveCD
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
If Microsoft Corp. investors are concerned about the company's lacklustre shares, they must be downright terrified by the legions of computer programmers who want to drive the technology behemoth into the ground. Open-source software are invading Microsoft's home turf with increasing ferocity. Linux is the best example.
I'm not quite sure what to make of this book. I'm all for making it easier for new users to get into Linux but I'm not sure this book has the right approach. On the one hand it is so simplistic as to be almost patronising. And then quickly it shifts into a gear which expects users to be comfortable with the Linux command line.