Category: linux news

What Microsoft Doesn’t Get – And What I Hope You Do

You know what Microsoft doesn’t get? — For one thing, the Internet. Microsoft doesn’t control it. What it used to be able to do in the dark now falls out of its noxious bag of tricks into the Internet’s bright light, stage front and center. And there stands Microsoft in the spotlight, with its pants down, and let me tell […]

Deep Packet Inspection Puts Open Internet at Risk

The uncertainty surrounding Net Neutrality has given rise to a technology known as Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) that offers Internet service providers unprecedented control over Internet content, according to a new paper released today by Free Press. Deep Packet Inspection: The End of the Internet as We Know It? argues that the use of DPI technology by Internet service providers […]

MIT adopts a university-wide Open Access mandate

This afternoon, the MIT faculty unanimously adopted a university-wide OA mandate. Here’s the resolution the faculty approved (thanks to Hal Abelson, MIT professor of computer science and engineering, who chaired the committee to formulate it):

Help the FSF write “Introduction to the Command Line”

Join the Free Software Foundation and FLOSS Manuals March 21st-22nd book sprint, “Introduction to the Command Line” The Free Software Foundation and FLOSS Manuals are joining forces in a sprint to write a new textbook introducing GNU/Linux newbies to the command line. Join us as we sprint to release a new book by Monday March 23rd!

Is this the new face of Tux?

Is this the new face of Tux?

Linus Torvalds (you know him, right?) has this post on his blog: So 2.6.29 isn’t quite out yet, but I’ve merged the new Tuz logo, so now my laptop boots up with two of these guys showing. See an earlier post about the plush version of this that I got while in Hobart for LCA 2009.

10 ways to go green with Linux

Editor’s note: Most people write about Linux as if it’s the only free and open source operating system in use. They seem to forget, or are ignorant, or have no knowledge of the BSD operating systems. I am referring to OpenBSD, NetBSD, FreeBSD, PC-BSD, and a few others. If I wrote this article, I would have titled it “10 ways […]

Sabayon Linux 4 Released

Sabayon Linux 4 Released

The perfect Christmas gift for fans fo Sabayon Linux – Sabayon Linux 4, is here. Sabayon Linux is a Gentoo-based distribution GNU/Linux distro with binary package installation. From the release announcement, this version comes loaded with features and package enhancements.

Linux Mint 6 Released

Linux Mint 6 Released

The Linux Mint team has announced the release of Linux Mint 6. Based on Ubuntu 8.10, and code-named Felicia, this release features a Live CD iso image (the Main Edition), with support for multimedia codecs and restricted formats, and a Live DVD iso image (the Universal Edition) that lacks the codecs and restricted-formats support of the Live CD version.

Elisa 0.5.22 Released

Elisa 0.5.22 Released

The Elisa team has announced the release of Elisa Media Center 0.5.22. Elisa Media Center is a free and open source cross-platform media center application, developed by Fluendo S.A. of Spain. Dubbed “Where Is My Mind?”, this release comes with the usual set of bug fixes, and a few new features.

The City of Schoten and Open Source Software

You can say that the City of Schoten, in the Province of Antwerp, Belgium, loves open source software, or they just love saving money. Either way, open source software wins. With a population of about 33.000, four hundred of whom are employed by the city administration, the city’s three IT personnel oversee the deployment and maintenance of open source solutions […]

Katana – The Linux Robot

Katana – The Linux Robot

Katana is a product of Neuronics AG, an intelligent robotics company based in Zürich, Switzerland. The Katana Robotic Arm comes with a powerful embedded controlboard running Linux with Xenomai Hard Real Time extensions and with a strong commitment to openness. This entails possibilities for many fields of application with requirements that could hitherto only be met by developing highly expensive [...]
Fedora 10 Released

Fedora 10 Released

The Fedora team has announced the public release of Fedora 10, the latest stable upgrade release of the popular Linux operating system. Users may download DVD and CD install media (iso images) for x86, x86-64,and ppc architectures.

Invasion of the Linux Desktop

Invasion of the Linux Desktop

This story reports on a trend that’s been observed in most of Africa, South America, and the rest of the developing world. Would you rather pay for a legitimate copy of Windows, use a bootlegged copy (of Windows) and risk dealing with the local BSA, or use a free and open source operating system like Linux? Smart businesses throughout the […]

University to Migrate from Windows to Pardus GNU/Linux

More than a hundred computers have already been equipped with the Turkish Pardus GNU/Linux distribution. The first group using it is the university administration. The number of PCs running the open source system will quadruple in the first half of 2009 when all student laboratories will be migrated.

Norwegian Ministry to Sponsor Adoption of OpenOffice.org

Norwegian Ministry to Sponsor Adoption of OpenOffice.org

Here’s news that will make advocates of open source software solutions very happy: A Norwegian Minister – Heidi Grande Røys – has allocated 2 million Kroners towards the adoption OpenOffice.org in public agencies – in Norway, of course.

Elastix 1.4 Beta Released

Elastix 1.4 Beta Released

Elastix 1.4 Beta has been released and made available for download. Elastix is a CentOS-based, IP-PBX “appliance software that integrates the best tools available for Asterisk-based PBXs into a single, easy-to-use interface”.