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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."
Without licensing fees to fall back on, pure open source companies may be limited to imitating proprietary vendors' successes.
Listening to Amy Niersbach talk about the deployment of open source software in local government systems in Chicago it is not hard to see why the spread of open source has been one of the biggest technology trends in recent years.
If you want to evaluate Fedora on the desktop or server or want a good Red Hat Enterprise Linux reference, the Red Hat Fedora and Enterprise Linux Bible is a good resource.
Mathematics students have cause to celebrate. A University of New South Wales academic, Dr Norman Wildberger, has rewritten the arcane rules of trigonometry and eliminated sines, cosines and tangents from the trigonometric toolkit.
Despite its strong ties to proprietary software vendors, the Australian Taxation Office has finally dipped its toes into open source by establishing a Linux-based system for information analytics.
With a Linux Terminal Server and thin-clients, a business can remove many of the costs associated with maintenance, support, and licensing of countless desktop PCs. Thanks to the exceptional efforts of the Linux Terminal Server Project members, such a switch is neither dramatic, nor painful.
This Just might be good enough to be your next window manager!
I have found that one of the many I have investigated is good enough to be my primary window manager, Xfce. It has the ability to be both fast and powerful.
Microsoft's main eye on the open source community says the software giant wants to shake off its image of "stomping" on new ideas and be more open to talking with Linux developers.
One of the most critical Open Source desktop applications is OpenOffice.org. Back in the day when I started taking a keen interest in Linux on the desktop, an office suite was always the problem. Back then there simply was no Open Source office suite that was mature enough to use, but that was about to change.