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LINUX evangelists from industry, government and users would converge at Asia's premier Open Source conference and exposition - LinuxAsia 2006 - to be held in New Delhi between February 8-10. Speakers include Mr Mark Shuttleworth, Linux Pioneer and guru.
Wanna try a Linux distribution without installing them? You can try them with 'qemu' processor emulator. QEMU emulator is the first step to Freedom. QEMU is able to emulate a virtual computer, including a processor and various peripherals.
Despite what you may have read about Red Hat Inc. working on porting Linux to Apple's Mactel, Red Hat isn't "officially" doing this. Yet.
Novell is using its Cool Solutions community-relations website to conduct an online public survey to determine which Windows-only applications people want to run on their Linux systems. It's one thing when Linux Lovers of Outer Mongolia puts together a survey; it's another thing entirely when a billion-dollar software company does it.
Built on LinuxCOE a powerful set of tools recently open sourced by Hewlett Packard, Instalinux makes installing Linux easier than ever.
Officials at Linspire, the San Diego-based operating system company which uses Linux, said free software advocate Richard Stallman's movement to get Linux inventor Linus Torvalds to change the platform's open source licensing program to GPL3, thus making it impossible to play programs protected with digital rights management, or DRM, would set Linux back in an industry increasingly coinciding with entertainment.
I am the senior system administrator for a national ISP. We run a cluster of blade servers as our primary mail/Web/DNS/RADIUS farm. I have found several tools that I cannot live without in this environment.
Ace NewsForge reporter Tina Gasperson recently wrote a story about how MEPIS reseller Technalign Inc. has decided "to implement a serial number system for the retail version that will prevent unauthorized users from downloading free updates from Technalign's repository servers."
In short, only paying customers can download patches from Technalign's servers for paying customers. Shocking isn't it?
Get excited! The results are starting to come in for the Linux App Request Survey we first posted at the beginning of January. There are some really interesting trends that we can see from the results. Let's take a look at what people are asking for and what countries they are from:
The United Nations on Thursday lent its support to a project which aims to ship inexpensive, hand-cranked laptops to school-aged children worldwide.
Although Microsoft is becoming an increasingly formidable rival in the same space, IBM, Sun, Oracle, and many other vendors are now responding to renewed opportunities for Linux in department store environments, as retail chains like Circuit City, Pep Boys, and Urban Outfitters start to step to 100-percent Linux deployments on their store-level IT systems. Jacqueline Emigh reports from this year's National Retail Federation show.
I have been working so hard putting togethere the biggest baddest selection of Linux games. I have packaged them all up in packages so you can pick and choose what games you want to install. They are all tested and running. I have also set them all up with menu entries.
Most Windows power users that I know spend a tremendous amount of time making their Windows installation do things that Microsoft doesn't intend for it. For example, when I get a new laptop at work (and I have to use XP on it, for a variety of reasons), the very first thing I do is undo as much of the dumbing down of the user interface as I can.
Rubix is a Linux distribution forked from Slackware Linux. It differs from its parent in that Rubix uses Arch Linux's 'pacman' for simplified package management with dependency resolution. They released rc2 for their upcoming version 1.0 and we took it for a little spin.