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Linux to gain anti-virus software Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, August 21 2008 @ 02:58 PM EDT
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An anti-virus software vendor has promised to protect Linux-based laptops and MIDs (mobile Internet devices) from "security challenges." McAfee says its encryption products will protect data on lost and stolen laptops, while its "mobile content" security products will help protect MIDs used to surf the dangerous "open Internet."

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Isn't Linux just UNIX under a different name? Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, August 21 2008 @ 02:03 PM EDT
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What's the big deal about Linux? Isn't it at heart just a PC-based version of UNIX – the ‘70’s hit operating system which has outlived the predictions of its demise throughout the ‘90’s? If you’ve come from a Solaris or HP/UX or AIX background isn’t a PC-based UNIX a bit, well, passé?

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Microsoft to Pay Novell $100M More for Linux Support Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, August 20 2008 @ 02:25 PM EDT
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The pact between Microsoft and Novell, however, stirred up quite a controversy in the open-source community.

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A lastminute.com migration to Red Hat Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, August 20 2008 @ 01:58 PM EDT
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Sabre Holdings, parent company to lastminute.com, Travelocity, Sabre Travel Network and Sabre Airline Solutions, announced that it is migrating all of lastminute.com's servers to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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Linux will evolve, bloke reckons Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Friday, August 15 2008 @ 03:42 PM EDT
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IN FOUR YEARS Linux will have evolved into three basic desktop models, according to an open sauce expert.

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Torvalds on Linux Security, Masturbating Monkeys, Whores and Idiots Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Friday, August 15 2008 @ 02:57 PM EDT
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Linus Torvalds is a Finnish born software engineer best known for two things: kick starting the development of the Linux kernel, and owning the Linux trademark. Actually, make that three things. Torvalds has recently become very well known for speaking his mind...

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Shuttleworth and Ubuntu keep moving on up Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Friday, August 15 2008 @ 02:53 PM EDT
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Ten years from now, if Linux has managed to gain something like 10 per cent or more of the desktop market and continues to maintain its lead in the server market, one person would have to take a goodly share of the credit - Mark Shuttleworth.

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CIO Reality Check: Linux Security Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, August 14 2008 @ 05:02 PM EDT
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The open source community might be abuzz with security discussions, but what do the CIOs of real-world companies have to say?

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What Linux Will Look Like In 2012 Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, August 14 2008 @ 01:50 PM EDT
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Our open source expert foresees the future of Linux: By 2012 the OS will have matured into three basic usage models. Web-based apps rule, virtualization is a breeze, and command-line hacking for basic system configuration is a thing of the past.

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Eating Alfresco: the healthier FOSS alternative to SharePoint Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, August 13 2008 @ 02:44 PM EDT
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I assisted a company today with a spectacular Microsoft Office SharePoint Services (MOSS) crash. The experience showed some folly in the oft-claimed mantra that Windows-based applications are graphical and friendly. In fact, here’s a free Linux-friendly open source package called Afresco which makes a better SharePoint than SharePoint.

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