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Stroll around a Linux business conference with John H. Terpstra and you'll hear him greeted as "Mr. Samba." In this interview, he puts forth the best ways to use Samba-3 today, reveals new and upcoming developments in Samba-3 and Samba-4, and explains why the first businesses to adopt open source software will get a leg up on the competition.
The European Commission may bring a new competition case against Microsoft after the EU executive received fresh complaints about the U.S. software giant, the EU competition commissioner said in a newspaper interview on Tuesday.
Your system's security depends on you, even if you're not a security guru. Here's some basic steps you can take to keep out prying eyes.
Today, I'm going to tell you about a solitaire game that will redefine how you view solitaire games. It's called PySol. So what makes PySol such a great game?
A run of 100 Linux-powered humanoid robots goes on sale in Japan Friday, priced at 1.5M Yen (about $14,000), not including 10,000 Yen (~$90) monthly service fees.
Up-to-date maps and imagery are key to the rescue efforts in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Armed with a handful of online mapping tools, plenty of enthusiasm and access to more data than most of would know what to do with - a band of developers puts the data onto the web for all to see and use.
Efforts to create a Linux standard gained some ground today with the release of the Linux Standards Base (LSB) 3.0 specification. The latest LSB standard is an effort to help prevent the fragmentation of Linux and is widely supported by major Linux vendors.
Microsoft said Monday that it has filed lawsuits against eight software resellers for allegedly distributing pirated copies of its popular consumer and enterprise software products like Windows XP, Office 2000, Microsoft SQL Server, and FrontPage.
Open-source developers look to NVIDIA and ATI for all-important hardware driver support.
The IT industry's obsession with comparing Windows and Linux security is a waste of time, according to top Linux bod Alan Cox. Operating system security is, he says, simply awful right across the board.
Is technology making us smarter? Or are we lazily reliant on computers, and, well, dumber than we used to be?
These are entry-level customers, most of whom are buying a computer for the first time. "Ninety percent of the problem is that entry-level customers do not know Linux," he said. This makes the computers a difficult sell. "We're waiting for a marketing campaign from Novell to create the demand."
Once established, open source applications that meet the needs of enterprises of all sizes drive a stake in the ground around which Linux can rotate and destroy the notion that open source offerings cannot solve fundamental business problems.
Tim Foreman, bassist with San Diego rock band Switchfoot, wrote: "We refuse to allow corporate policy to taint the family we've developed together."