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Should Ballmer Be Concerned by Linux? Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, October 26 2008 @ 02:03 PM EST
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Another grey "Grey Eagle" (or is it gray?), Jean-Louis Gassee says he's concerned about Steve Ballmer's getting distracted on his ride to work. He shouldn't be. The issue Jean-Louis mentions is the competition with free software. But the numbers don't back up the concern.

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Open source Linux worth billions, Microsoft warned Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, October 23 2008 @ 03:34 PM EDT
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A new study claimed that the development of the Linux Fedora 9 operating system would cost $10.8 billion (£6.3 billion) to build, and that Microsoft’s software monopoly could disappear.

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Linux source code passes 10 million lines Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, October 22 2008 @ 02:51 PM EDT
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THE NUMBER of lines of source code comprising Linux kernel files recently surpassed the ten million mark after the latest release of Linux version 2.6.27, an analysis has found.

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Linux standards tool adds app testing Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, October 21 2008 @ 12:53 PM EDT
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The Linux Foundation has included an application-checker tool in the public beta version of the Linux Standard Base 4.0.

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Let PAM take care of GNU/Linux security for you Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, October 14 2008 @ 02:09 PM EDT
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When they hear the word PAM, most people think of a certain blonde Canadian Playmate, but readers of this Web site surely will recognize the basic element of Linux security: the Pluggable Authentication Modules. So let's talk about how this PAM works, and look at some examples of how it is used.

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Opinion: High-performance nonsense Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, October 13 2008 @ 02:54 PM EDT
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Get out your No. 2 computers and answer the following question: For the fastest and most reliable high-end computing for your enterprise, will your operating system be 1) Linux, 2) Solaris, 3) OpenVMS or 4) Windows?

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The joy of X - master the Linux GUI Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, October 12 2008 @ 11:25 AM EDT
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If you're a Linux user you have no doubt heard of GNOME and KDE. These popular desktop environments are really the pinnacle of a deep iceberg of technology with the X-Windows graphical interface underpinning it all. Here are a couple of ways to tame X, kicking off a journey of unlimited ability to change the Linux look-and-feel.

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Wikipedia moves to one Linux vendor Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, October 12 2008 @ 08:40 AM EDT
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Since the free, online Wikipedia user-created encyclopedia began in 2001, the Linux-based IT infrastructure behind it has been expanded and lassoed together to keep up with the demands of the popular website.

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Linux at 17 - What Windows promised to be Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, October 09 2008 @ 06:16 PM EDT
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On October 5, 1991, the young man who would one day become the world's most famous programmer - and the brand name and poster boy for the open source software movement - sent a message to a newsgroup announcing the birth of what would become the Linux operating system.

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Novell: Linux is driving force for netbook market Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, October 09 2008 @ 04:22 PM EDT
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The growing popularity of netbooks such as Asus' Eee PC is boosting demand for Linux, according to Novell's chief technology and strategy officer for Linux, who said that open-source software was the ideal option for systems which place lower demands on hardware.

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