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So far this year's reported vulnerabilities for apps and operating systems already exceeds last year's total. It has proven to be the year of living dangerously, if you are using a computer that's attached to the Internet - not so much if you're using a Linux-based machine.
Last week the Sabayon Linux project released ISO images of its miniEdition 3.1 live CD Linux distro. Sabayon has earned a reputation for running right on the cutting edge; it is the first distro to deploy a live CD using the Beryl compositing engine and Nvidia's newest beta video drivers.
Wall Street continues to drool over the idea of Oracle producing its own line of Linux software for reasons unclear to us. Last week, Jeffries & Co analyst Katherine Egbert fired off a research note, claiming that "our independent checks in the past two weeks indicate that Oracle seems to be close to introducing its own software 'stack'."
Ruby on Rails seems to be a lightning rod for controversy. At the heart of most of the controversy lies amazing productivity claims.
For Microsoft's challengers, with everything to gain and little to lose, optimism reigns. Software makers are doing what they can in the marketplace to stay a step ahead of Microsoft's ability to bundle more and more features with its operating systems.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
* News: iXsystems acquires PC-BSD, Fedora counts users, Debian prepares for "etch", ReiserFS
* Web logs: 3D desktop computing with Mandriva and SabayonLinux
* Released last week: SUSE Linux 10.1 "Remastered", SabayonLinux 3.1
* Upcoming releases: Fedora Core 6, Ubuntu 6.10 RC1
* New distribution: Lintrack
* Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
Many Linux users are savvy game experts. So, although computer games can be purely for fun, they also can train your mind. KDE's Edutainment suite is proof of that. The suite of packages lets users learn and have fun at the same time.
Linux had always lacked a Open Source virtualisation technology in the same league as Solaris containers or commercial product like Vmware. That was until Xen came into the picture.
Automatic LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) In about 15 minutes, the time it takes to install Ubuntu Server Edition, you can have a LAMP server up and ready to go. This feature, exclusive to Ubuntu Server Edition, is available at the time of installation.
Massachusetts' embrace of open technology, open standards and open source software was simply routine strategic planning, the way Tim Vaverchack tells it. However, the state's stance to strongly consider alternatives to proprietary solutions -- such as the Open Document Format -- has fueled one of the biggest technology firestorms in government IT history.
The success of GNU/Linux and other free software projects is annoying. Free and open source development doesn't fit neatly in the box of standard business practices and is therefore a problem. We really need to break free of those hippies at the Free Software Foundation and let the grown-ups manage things from here on out. Not to mention that the peer-based production model doesn't really work that great anyway.
Those of us observing GNU/Linux over the past decade have spent so much time talking about how “next year is Linux’s year on the desktop” that it has become more of a humorous cliché than a useful statement. Nevertheless, while every year the Penguin has disappointed us in not quite readying itself to compete against Apple and Microsoft’s systems, at least in the small office and home office market, we can always cling to the eternal hope: next year. Or can we?
The plea entry of an Oakland man accused by authorities of killing his estranged wife has been postponed until November 28th.
Open sourced software coding Linux, which is touted by companies including Oracle and Red Hat may have its access blocked.
Ask a network administrator in any large organisation to compare Linux with network operating systems like Windows NT or Novell, and chances are he'll admit that Linux is an inherently more stable and scalable solution. Chances are he'll also admit that when it comes to securing the system from outside attack, Linux is possibly the most difficult of the three to work with. This perception is not an uncommon one.
cURL is a handy command-line network tool whose name stands for "client for URLs," but think of it as a "copy for URLs" -- it can copy to or from a given URL in any of nine different protocols.
Tomorrow Fedora Core 6 is finally being pushed out the door after several delays. As mentioned yesterday, some modifications are presently required in order to use the binary fglrx display drivers. If you simply run ati-driver-installer-8.29.6.run --buildpkg Fedora/FC6 with an unmodified installation it will fail.
Zenwalk 3 is an operating system based on Patrick Volkerding’s Slackware GNU/Linux distribution, version 10.2. The entire operating system fits on a single CD, and stays true to what the author calls the “Zen philosophy”.
Over the next two or three entries I'm going to provide summaries of activity represented on some of the mail-lists most relevant to the development and use of audio software for Linux (and other platforms). I'm subscribed to a variety of such lists, and it occurred to me that a summary of their traffic would be a good indicator of the breadth and depth of our corner of the larger Linux world. I'll proceed through my lists in loose alphabetical order, starting with news from the Ardour camp.
The results of the latest round of Debian Project general resolutions are in. The resolution to recall the project leader failed and the project has voted to release etch when it is ready without requiring a complete and final solution to the firmware problem first.