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Red Hat and Novell will extol the virtues of Xen in the coming days as the two battle for leadership in the Linux virtualization market.
IBM’s business built around Linux was worth US$16 billion last year and is projected to be worth more than US$50 billion, says the company’s global head of public sector Linux sales, Mary Ann Fisher.
Emu Software today announces several partnerships with leading technology resellers and integrators for its flagship NetDirector product. Through these partnerships, Emu Software ensures that customers can implement NetDirector as part of an integrated, end-to-end and customized Linux infrastructure solution.
Up until last week, Kororaa was a little-known distribution - a decent alternative of installing Gentoo Linux on one's hard disk, but otherwise nothing too exciting to write home about. Then all of a sudden, Kororaa has shot to fame. We have asked Chris Smart a few questions about the project.
THE stereotype of free open-source software running on recycled hardware is fast disappearing as businesses choose it over proprietary systems.
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The Web conferencing market nowadays offers plenty of choices -- but relatively few surprises. Subscription price and connection reliability are the important factors for most customers, but interest in being able to use another operating system, including Linux, during a Web conference session is growing.
Linux and Open Source Software offer a giant toolbox, full of shiny new tools, just waiting to be put to good use by our children. This series will suggest how you can augment your kid's current computer education program. I'll also point out pitfalls, that cause difficulty and frustration for both you and your child.
Also: Special report: Linux in education
The open source movement gathered even more momentum in Australia this week with Novell becoming the latest Linux supplier to gain approval to sell products and services to the NSW Government.
Kwort is a linux distribution based on Slackware Linux and has recently been added to the Distrowatch waiting list. It comes with kernel 188.8.131.52, Xorg 6.9.0, gcc 3.3.6 and xfce 184.108.40.206. Their site states, "Kwort's desktop and applications are completely based on the gtk2 toolkit." Tuxmachines took Kwort for a spin around the block, and this is what we discovered.
Don't underestimate it - VOD is big business for the cable and telecom companies offering it. Video on Demand is an extremely demanding application for today's computers and networks. The Linux operating system provides an ideal platform on which to build VOD systems.
With CeBIT taking place this week, the German-based Kanotix has released a 2006 preview of this Linux distribution to display at this exhibition. We have obtained this Kanotix preview release and have a few shots of it here today.
Samba is a suite of Unix applications that speak the SMB (Server Message Block) protocol. Many operating systems, including Windows and OS/2, use SMB to perform client-server networking. By supporting this protocol, Samba allows Unix servers to get in on the action, communicating with the same networking protocol as Microsoft Windows products.
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It's my desire to help the Linux community deal with a growing issue of trolls packing new Linux user forums with bad advice and sometimes down right lies. In the past few years this issue has gone from being a one-off to such a common occurrence today that It's getting out of hand.
IBM Germany has refuted a Groklaw report that the division has decided to migrate Windows desktops to Linux rather than upgrade them to Vista.