Novell missteps not affecting SuSE

Filed under
SUSE

Novell layoff rumors swirled this week, but analysts were quick to dismiss any doomsday scenarios involving the SuSE Linux operating system.

A review of "Moving To Linux"

Filed under
Reviews

Cheerful. If there was one word that I would choose to describe Marcel Gagne's new book, it would be cheerful. But proceed with caution! Marcel Gagne is no Mary Poppins!

New Linux with an Old Laptop: Fedora Core 4

Filed under
Linux
Reviews

Guest Editor Apostasy has decided to take a look at current distributions and how they perform and install on an older laptop. This article is the first in a series of many that will look at distributions such as Suse 10, Fedora Core 5, Mandriva, and other desktop-centric distributions.

n/a
n/a

Why Software Suites Suck

Filed under
Software

With the release of StarOffice 8 and OpenOffice.org, and the rumors about MS Office 12, office suites are making their rounds in the press again. The one thing that all software suites have in common is that they suck.

Does Slackware still matter?

Filed under
Slack

Although Slackware was THE distro in the mid-90s (which is why I always say it's the best 1995 has to offer), at the present time it has conceded the corporate market to Red Hat and SUSE, with the result that Slackware is now just a niche distro used by a very small minority of Linux users.

All US passports to use RFID within a year

Filed under
Misc

The State Department has been struggling with concerns over privacy and security in developing new passports. The struggle has ended, and by "October 2006, all U.S. passports will have embedded RFID.

SuSE 10.0 on an older laptop

Filed under
Reviews
SUSE

I made a first installation of SuSE 10.0 on my old laptop (HP Omnibook XE3, Celeron/850, 256 MB RAM) for not risking my working SuSE 9.3 desktop PC. I used the 5 CD set of SuSE 10.0.

Windows Vista 5231 Exposed

Filed under
Reviews

In the past few weeks, we've taken in-depth look at Windows Vista 5231 build in two installations. The first part covered our initial report of the 5231 while part two delved into pragmatic usage of Vista and overall improvements Microsoft has made thus far.

Advanced Linux LDAP authentication

Filed under
HowTos

In an earlier look at LDAP, we set up a simple LDAP-based authentication system. We configured client machines to retrieve authentication information from a server running OpenLDAP. Now let's go further by enabling encryption and looking at how to make user modifications through LDAP.

Red Hat CEO decries open source pretenders

Filed under
OSS

Companies who violate open source, such as those who claim to provide open source but who add "proprietary" layers to the technology, lack legitimacy.

Act 3: Symphony OS Beta 1 PR1

Filed under
Linux
Reviews
-s

Symphony OS Beta 1 PR1 was released today and each time I visit the site, I notice the number of downloads is increasing at an amazing rate. Interest is high in this innovative desktop system and Mezzo is probably the reason. This release brings some new features, bug fixes, and improved performance and stability. The following is what Tuxmachines found upon booting the new Symphony OS Beta One Preview One.

Get on the Internet with Linux

Filed under
HowTos

Read our article on Basic Dial-Up for Fedora and SuSe. Or start using Linux broadband with our article on DSL and Cable Modem Use.

An open-source rival to Google's book project

Filed under
Web

When it comes to digitizing books, two stories appear to be unfolding: One is about open source, and the other, Google.

Are open source databases more secure?

Filed under
OSS

If a recent Evans Data Corp. survey is any indication, IT administrators are increasingly worried about security holes in mainstream database products and are looking at open source alternatives.

Dapper Drake takes first steps

Filed under
Linux

With Breezy Badger out the door, the next version of Ubuntu, titled Dapper Drake, went into production today. Top of the high-level goals for Dapper is for it to be a "polished" distribution.

The Case for Konqueror

Filed under
KDE

SearchOpenSource.com has a short interview with David Brickner, author of Test Driving Linux: From Windows to Linux in 60 Seconds, about Konqueror and why he believes it's the most secure Web browser available today.

Politicos May Monkey-Wrench MA OpenDoc Decision

Filed under
OSS

Two powerful Massachusetts politicians argue that open document formats will handicap Microsoft's ability to compete for state business.

Also: SK Watchdog Keeping Pressure on Microsoft

Why customers are flocking to Linux

Filed under
Linux

When a technology goes from a student project in 1991 to being part of Charles Schwab's solution to reduce processing times by 90 percent in 2004-something is working. It might be time to look beyond the numbers to the advantages Linux provides its practitioners to understand Linux growth.

Syndicate content