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Enterprise Linux software maker Red Hat Inc. Thursday launched the first enterprise Linux certification program of its kind.
In case you've just crawled out from under a rock and didn't know, for whatever reason Ubuntu has taken the Linux world by storm. They released their long awaited version 5.10 yesterday and new screenshots abound.
I'm on vacation this week. For me, though, vacation includes carrying around my Linux-powered laptop. So while, you're going to have to wait for a while for my full review of SUSE 10, I had to let you know sooner than later about how SUSE 10 handles on the road.
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Installing Linux from a DVD is so... last decade
Microsoft's "Get the Facts" advertising campaign makes the claim that Windows offers a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) than Linux, and backs it up with reports from well-known analysts. But Linux advocates claim that the TCO of Linux is lower, and some other studies back them up. It's time to clear up the confusion.
Advanced Micro Devices announced Thursday a Linux-based PC priced at about $230 for the Indian market.
In accordance with its commitment to empowering users worldwide with the most innovative Linux operating system, Mandriva today released Mandriva 2006. The new version of the company's flagship product merges pioneer technologies from Conectiva and Lycoris, as well as spanning for the first time a one-year release cycle.
UPDATE: Gael Duval, the founder of Mandriva, just announced that Mandriva 2006 can be installed via ftp.
If the big names in Linux and open source are the shakers, then the movers are the unknown people in the trenches -- the IT shops. It's IT managers who convinced their companies to use Linux, made it work and now put open source software in the corporate IT fast lane.
Everybody's favorite itty bitty distro released a RC1 of version 2.0 as announced on Distrowatch and damnsmalllinux.org. Everytime I boot damn small linux I marvel at the accomplishments found in that remarkable system. It never fails to floor me how so many useful applications can be cram-packed into less than 50mbs. Another characteristic of this distro, or more accurately its developers, is the release fast and release often philosophy. Those guys never let any grass grow under their feet. Seems like they just released 1.5 and yet 2.0 is imminent. Although most new features and improvements took place under the hood, there are some improvements on the surface. As usual, there's a new theme to go with the release and as such, not only is Damn Small Linux still the portable workhorse we all know and love, but also sports a nice fresh look.
In this article, Jon Stephens shares how you can obtain and install a MySQL database for your Linux system. He provides lots of beginner instructions including use of the MySQL Monitor, a tool for using and adminstering MySQL that's part of the basic distribution.
Microsoft will use a massive gathering of Unix, Linux and open-source professionals in Sydney next week to demonstrate interoperability between Unix and Windows systems.
When Tectonic ran my review on the Ubuntu Breezy preview, I wasn't too generous: "Overall, I'm impressed but not amazed by Breezy." Having used it since then as my primary desktop, and having felt the affects of every update as Breezy became more stable and generally better, I now eat my words. Indeed, I am amazed.
The planned fifth-anniversary release of the ODF-compliant MS Office alternative has been pushed back to allow time for key bug fixes.
South Korea's antitrust watchdog said yesterday that it would continue to investigate allegations that Microsoft Corp engaged in unfair trade practices, despite the software giant's settlement of a case with a US rival.
The settlement will be "completely irrelevant," EU spokesman Jonathan Todd said.
KDE 3.4.3 has been released. This release includes many bugfixes and increased translation coverage compared to previous versions. Although the concentration was on bug fixes, users are stating that this release also sports faster performance and improved font rendering.