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The polls have been closed and the results have been audited, which means the results are in. We once again had a record number of votes cast - thanks to everyone who participated. Also a huge congratulations not only to the winners, but to everyone who was nominated. Without further ado, I bring you the winners of the 2005 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards.
Yoper is a Linux Distribution that takes the best of the best and rolls it into their own 686 optimized system. They released a beta of 3.0, dubbed Blacksand, a few days ago and someone put a little bug in my ear to test it. So we downloaded the iso linked to at Distrowatch and tested it this morning. So, how did Yoper stack up?
Michael Dell, chairman of Dell Inc. believes in offering Linux on the desktop, server, and workstation. What he doesn't believe in, for now, is giving Linux full support on the desktop. In an exclusive interview, Dell explained his company's Linux desktop strategy.
The best discoveries emerge from obscurity. My favorite discovery of last year was GRML Linux. You won't find this gem in the top 100 at Distrowatch, but if you ask me, it works better than all the usual names.
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Just a few years ago I was looking forward to a happier Linux future; one where as Linux uptake increased, so did supported hardware. Hardware support has improved a lot, but events have taken some interesting twists and turns, and finding certain types of supported hardware, such as wireless networking devices, printers, and video adapters is still ridiculously difficult. How did this bizarre philosophy come to dominate computing?
Maybe you're not one of the open-source zealots who downloads and maintains a Linux desktop at home, all the while thumbing your nose at Bill Gates & Co. Maybe you don't even know what open source is. But chances are you're part of the uprising. And if you're not now, you will be soon.
Still hesitant to try Linux? I'd like to share a revelation with you. See, for me, Linux adoption always seemed a bit of a battle to get out there on the desktop. No, I'm not talking about getting it installed. The major flavor providers have made stellar strides in set-up, making it a breeze.
The New Zealand government could save millions of dollars a year using open source software, says IBM's global head of public sector Linux sales.
More than a dozen authors will be among the all-expert lineup of speakers at LinuxWorld and NetworkWorld Conference and Expo 2006, April 24 – 26, Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
I preside more than 10 Slackware and Debian servers at a small engineering firm, serving 50 in-house and several external employees. Normal IT services are rendered through the use of Apache, MySQL, PHP, BIND, Squid, Netfilter, Courier IMAP, Postfix, VsFTPd, and Samba. Here's a list of my essential tools.
Linspire Inc. and one of its biggest desktop Linux rivals, Ubuntu, are talking about collaborating to offer Linspire's CNR (Click-N-Run) application download service to Ubuntu users.
Part of what prompted this article is the number of stories and blog postings I've seen in the last few weeks regarding how BSD and its derivatives are way more cool/elite/whatever than Linux. The number one reason given—if one is given at all—is that "Open/Free/NetBSD is based on the original BSD, which is based on the original Unix."
That kind of "logic" should be left in middle school where is belongs.
Issue number 11, March 2006, of TUX now is available. To download the current issue, subscribe for FREE today.
This issue features:
*From the Editor: It's All Fun and Games Until Someone Gets Poked in the Eye
*Home Plate: Hydrogen - the Home Musician's Free Drum
*TUX Explains: Customizing KDE with KDE-Look.org
*TUX Explains: Customizing GNOME
*TUX Explains: Pimping the Fox
rPath said Tuesday that it has hired former Red Hat sales executive Dave Cotten to direct all of its sales operations.