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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Mac owners and anyone who runs the Linux operating system should quit whining about DRM and copy-protection technologies that are incompatible with their systems and "consider purchasing a regular CD player".
Open-source databases will not succeed without commercial support, says Larry Ellison, CEO of major database company Oracle.
As Hurricane Rita bears down on the Gulf Coast, there is at least one fear that can be put aside. If families get separated, they can quickly locate each other from any phone by calling Contact Loved Ones.
Taprobane GNU/Linux 0.4.1 was recently released as announced on DistroWatch. It was stated that "Taprobane is an ancient name for the Indian Ocean island of Sri Lanka and a Debian-based Linux live CD built by a group of developers at the Lanka Linux User Group (LKLUG). The new version 0.4.1 is the project's first public release. What's in it? "X.Org 6.8.2; official NVIDIA driver support out of the box; KDE 3.4.1; OpenOffice.org 2; Linux 22.214.171.124; SquashFS and Unionfs; Apache, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Zope, started and stopped from the K-menu; excellent hotplug support; saving data to persistent media; educational software such as Stellarium and Octave."" Tuxmachines took a look and unfortunately can only report mixed results.
We certainly will know what not to do after the third different article in two days aimed at trying to help admins avoid the pitfalls of IT and system management.
As early as May 1995, three months before Netscape Communications' initial public offering sparked the dot-com boom, Microsoft executives were worried that the nascent World Wide Web could one day become a significant threat to the Windows franchise.
People forget to consider the full life cycle costs of software, including open source. "The pitfall is that people say, 'We can save money because we're not paying licensing fees,'" said Drew Ladner, general manager of the government group at JBoss. "But the reality is you have to look at the whole life cycle."
The Auditor security collection is a GPL-licensed live CD based on Knoppix, with more than 300 security software tools. Auditor gives you easy access to a broad range of tools in almost no time.
The Linux Mark Institute, set up by Linus Torvalds in 2002 to protect the Linux trademark, has denied reports that it has "failed" to register the Linux trademark in Australia and clarified its position on Linux trademark licensing.
Microsoft is a bully, plain and simple. It has more programmers than anyone else, and always had the option of doing the right thing for the right reason, but for some unfathomable reason, never did.
Venture capitalists are tossing money at open source startups every chance they get, prompting some to utter the dreaded "B" word: bubble.
The newly revamped Linux Standards Base has got three new supporters this week.
When I read the news about Microsoft's radical reorganization the first thing that came to mind was that this is a prelude to Microsoft either splitting the company into three separate corporations or perhaps selling off one or two pieces of the company. The new organization looks too much like three separate companies that are designed to all survive alone.
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."