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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Some of us still need to use Windows desktops. And that’s OK. But there are situations when you need Linux when you’re running Windows. CoLinux is an open source project that allows you to run a specially-modified Linux kernel as a Windows application without having to use virtualization software.
Quick -- name a Canadian-made computer-programming language.
Time's up. If you answered "Java," that's true enough, but the top prize goes to those who answered "PHP."
We caught up with Richard Petersen to talk about his view of Fedora Core 4. Some standard concerns still remain, and there is the ever present competition with that other OS.
Recent weeks have seen a lot of cooperative activity between the KDE Accessibility Team and various other Free Software accessibility teams.
Also: eWeek has a nice article summarizing some of the new features of the KDE 3.5 Beta.
Novell announced a plan Thursday to repurchase as much as $200 million worth of its own stock over the next year, a move that dovetails with recent, loud requests for financial changes at the software company.
Computer systems that are required to respond immediately to specific events, such as control systems in cars, airplanes, or home security systems, are based on platforms that are often referred to as "real-time operating systems" (RTOSs).
This is a perfect job for Linux. A simple script, the bash shell and free Linux applications can fix him up nicely.
Top 3 Mistakes & 5 Useful Tactics
In our exclusive interview, MySQL's VP Marketing Zack Urlocker reveals how to avoid three most common open source marketing mistakes.
While some office suite users are still waiting for OpenOffice.org 2.0 to arrive, its parent organization has quietly released OpenOffice.org 1.1.5.
The latest OO.o (OpenOffice.org) boasts several new features. Perhaps the most significant of them is that OO.o now supports the importing of OpenDocument documents, spreadsheets and presentations.
You don't need a secret decoder ring to use cryptography on your system--just some keys and a few tips.
Tired of papers hanging out of your plain old, torn-up black nylon laptop bag and ready to upgrade to something bigger, more manageable or ultra-stylish? The following ten uber-cool, hand-picked bags aim to please.
The leader of the Debian Linux distribution has called for changes to be made to the open source project's trademark policy, to ensure it has the appropriate level of protection against legal challenges.
Sony has announced plans to cut around seven per cent of its global workforce, amounting to almost 10,000 jobs.
The biggest coup of open-source software isn't that it's (usually) free for the downloading. No, it's one of the few remaining incubators for truly great apps. You'll use it because OpenOffice 2.0 is an attractive and compelling suite of office apps in its own right.
MEPISLite 3.3.1-2, a late beta version, is designed from the ground-up to be a fully functional Linux system that will run on a Windows 98 class machine. It is reported to run on as little as a Pentium II system with 128MB of RAM and a 2GB hard drive.
I believe it.