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I usually like to wait for a Linux distribution to officially be released before I review it, but I thought it would be interesting to see where it was at exactly one release later. Let's take a closer look, shall we?
When it comes to slicing and dicing text, few tools are as powerful, or as underutilized, as awk. In the Linux world, every distribution includes the GNU version, gawk (/bin/awk is usually a symbolic link to /bin/gawk). The GNU version has a few more features than the original. Let's play with some of the core features common among POSIX-compliant awks.
Customers should expect to see enhanced, easier-to-use security tools from leading Linux distributors in the coming months as vendors focus on making the platform tough enough to support even the most critical business applications.
I posted here last month about running Ubuntu under Qemu, but it's very slow. I then tried running live CDs of Linux distributions, loading large applications, like OpenOffice.org, is painfully slow due to the limited RAM. So I decided to install a full distribution on my system, XANDROS 3 Open Cirulation Edition.
Virtually all software is distributed under the terms of some license that spells out what the user is and is not permitted to do with the code. The growth of the open source community would not hurt proprietary vendors so badly if it were not for the GPL. It restricts how software may be used that makes it impossible for traditional proprietary software vendors to benefit.
UnifiedRoot, the company that has created a new and simplified Internet addressing system for corporate and public top-level domains (TLDs), has appointed Jon Hall, president of Linux International, as a founding member of its advisory board.
The President of France, Jacques Chirac, stated during his recent New Year address that France and other European countries must meet the global challenge posed by American giants - Google and Yahoo!
A number of important changes are featured in this week's Gentoo Weekly Newsletter, including new USE defaults, the shiny new features contained in the latest baselayout release, and project reports from the AMD64 and PPC teams.
The Dutch developers of Nonux have embarked upon yet another release. Enhanced in this v2.2 release is the Linux kernel 184.108.40.206, GNOME 2.12.2, OpenOffice 2.0.1, and vast improvements to the hard disk installer. There are plenty of screenshots around to demonstrate some of this.
"A lot of schools are looking at open source -- budgets come into play here. Microsoft licensing takes a big chunk out of schools budgets. The biggest issue is cost, basically."
Tonight's interview on People Behind KDE is with one of the heros of KDE localisation. For KDE 4 he plans to get 100% Turkish support.
Web Performance, has released two articles that debate the performance of the open source application server, Tomcat on Linux and Windows and maintains that Linux was able to handle 32% more users than Windows
I'm not one of those who believes Google has a secret plan for world domination.
But I do see Google moving rapidly, if somewhat haphazardly, beyond its core business of Internet search in ways that put the Mountain View company on a collision course with other tech giants -- specifically Apple and Microsoft.
Also: Google amazes - but for how long?
I am always on the lookout for good books on Linux which covers system and network administration topics. So when I came across one of the Bruce Perens' Open Source Series books on Linux called "Linux Quick Fix Notebook" authored by Peter Harrison, I gave it a shot.
SimplyMEPIS 3.4-3rc1 was offered for consumption recently and it was asked if it was soup yet? It'd been quite a few years since I had looked at Mepis, and I thought this was the perfect time to get reacquainted. The announcement used such enticements as a 2.6.15 kernel, Firefox 1.5, and udev. We downloaded and burnt said distro in record time and was off to the races with great hast. What did we find?
The biggest problem in open source today is that few now how to monetize it. There are great developers out there who will write free (as in freedom and price) software regardless of a profit motive, but they are the minority. We need more developers making more money to fuel...more development. But how?
The world's smallest Linux server has entered our labs, and consisting of the package are a mini biometric reader, MMC slot, and USB interface. Powering the system is a 400MHz PowerPC processor, 64MB of RAM, and 256/512MB of flash memory while running up the software side of things is Debian Linux with the 2.6.10 kernel. The server chewing its way into our labs is the BlackDog, which was developed by Realm Systems.
Many may have just glossed over a recent E-Week article regarding the use of Linux by a company named Stratus. However, there is something very encouraging and substantive behind this story that should not be missed.