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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
A clear trend is steadily emerging: companies with Open Source offerings are gradually starting to charge for software.
In continuing with my Linux From Scratch series with Part 3, I present my adventures in setting up a more productive desktop system. Up until this point I have concentrated on just getting the basic underlying system in place and later installing X and a window manager. Today we strike out on our own some as we venture out of the docbook to go beyond Beyond Linux from Scratch.
In a clear sign the digital music revolution is here to stay, Britain's major music retailers are going head-to-head for a slice of the burgeoning - and potentially very lucrative - Internet downloading market.
A vulnerability has been reported in kcheckpass, which potentially can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges. Patch available.
An Australian court has ruled that the popular file-swapping program Kazaa urged its users to breach copyright.
"Unless we resort to open-source operating systems, we might be subjected to the dominance of a certain system like Windows series of Microsoft. That is the reason why we seek Linux."
It's not often that I see something and instantly dismiss it as balderdash, but that was my reaction this morning when my inbox contained, among other things, links to this Chinese site (caution: not necessarily work safe) claiming to have seen the Google OS. In fact, there's even screenies.
Software testing is a discipline in the quality assurance process of software. To me, the Linux operating system is a test tool in itself with remarkable functionality and the availability of many tools for Linux.
Ten years ago, Jon von Tetzchner and Geir Ivarsoy were researchers at Norway's largest telecom when management shut down their project.
A number of local companies have embraced open source for their business-critical applications, much earlier than others, and are now seeing the benefits of their decision.
New technology could increase rather than solve the problem of identity theft and fraud, a British criminologist warned today.
Nigel Page has clarified some of the system requirements for the upcoming M$ Windows Vista, such as a 256 megabyte or better display card will be ideal, 1 gig of memory would be best or twice that for 64-bit.
Rajesh Setty's business model sounds like something from an entrepreneur who doesn't know what's not possible because it is based on selling a product that is free -- open source software.
A number of wireless carriers said this weekend they are starting to restore service in the New Orleans area in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, in some cases with generators on the roofs of hotels.
AN AMD supported site that is where people port GNU/Linux to its X86-64 architecture appears to have suffered something of a SNAFU.