Of all the many wonderful and free operating systems out there, few can begin to meet or surpass the quality, stability, and structured operation of FreeBSD. That’s why I like it so much and have used it for years.Read more »
I have so much to thank Bill Gates for: introducing me to the baffling joys of consumer computing with Windows 95; teaching me the meaning of fear and dread with Windows 98; leading me to the sunlit uplands of Windows XP; getting me out of Microsoft altogether with the arrival of Vista. I hardly know where to start.Read more »
When you need to set up a computer lab, classroom or meeting room in a hurry, look no further than Edubuntu, "Linux for Young Human Beings." Edubuntu is targeted at the classroom, but it's a dandy Linux terminal server for all occasions. You can literally have an entire network up and and running in an hour.Read more »
Red Hat Inc. on May 10 officially rolled out Red Hat Exchange, an online service that aims to deliver preconfigured, fully integrated solution stacks for 14 Red Hat Enterprise Linux-compatible business applications. In actuality, the site has just opened up for business.Read more »
nPulse Networks LLC, a leading integrator of hardware acceleration and open-source tools for network security and monitoring applications, is contributing a new Linux distribution to the public domain.Read more »
Proprietary vendors Microsoft and Apple are also talking about “internet centrism” as the main roadmap for the next versions of their OSes. (Though we were going here before we learned of their plans, and I bet we’ll still do it better—for example, working with all the best-in-class services and sites you want to use, not just Microsoft’s Live services.)Read more »
I had a fascinating telephonic discussion with Mark Shuttleworth on Thursday evening. He spoke about the Microsoft patent fracas, the future of Novell, Ubuntu’s arrangement with Dell, and his plans (exchange control abolition-willing) to return to live in Cape Town.
Jerome Glisse announced today that a small team of X.Org developers has managed to provide the initial support for ATI R500-based cards (ATI Radeon X1300 up to X1600 at the time) by reverse engineering. The released code is definitely not yet ready for the normal users, but it's the big step ahead nevertheless.Read more »
Are Linux and Mac OS X becoming too popular for their own good?
Security company Symantec said Monday that a new worm is attacking the operating systems, along with Microsoft’s Windows, in what may be the first time this sort of malicious software has been designed to target all three OSes.Read more »
Every operating system has its own fans. Some are hard core, some are enthusiastic and others are practical. However all too often there are flame wars and arguments over which is better. This does nothing but inflame the stalwart proponents of the enemy camp so to speak.
It should not be like this.Read more »
Did you know that there are over 150 free games available in Fedora? Next time your weekend plans are spoiled by rain, download a couple of these games instead. You can get all of them through the Add/Remove Software utility in your Applications menu. And if you can spare it, spend $20 on a USB joystick, because they’re even more fun with an authentic arcade setup.Read more »
The logic behind this vulnerability is quite simple and the vulnerability class has been known and understood for years, namely that of protocol handler command injection. A browser typically consists of a multitude of different URL schemes, some of which are handled by internal functions and others that are handed off to external applicationsRead more »
In the US Dell has famously started offering Ubuntu on selected machines as a direct alternative to XP or Vista. Fortunately these machines cost less than their Windows counterparts and that's good, but Dell really should consider moving beyond offering Ubuntu; and here's why.Read more »
Wengo -- the commercial PSTN-routing SIP provider that is the open source project's parent company -- focused on its Windows builds and essentially skipped over Linux during the 2.0 release cycle. OpenWengo's Linux developers were never satisfied with the stability of the 2.0-series release candidates, so they never incremented the Linux version number to 2.0.Read more »
The third alpha release of Gnash has just been made at version
0.8.0. Gnash is a GPL'd Flash movie player and browser plugin for Firefox, Mozilla, Konqueror, and Opera. Gnash supports many SWF v7 features and ActionScript2 classes.