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Adobe Breathes AIR into Linux

December 18, 2008 (8:36:41 AM) - 5 years ago
Adobe has launched its AIR 1.5 software for Linux. Supported distributions include Fedora 8, Ubuntu 7.10, and openSUSE 10.3. This enables companies and developers to easily target users using all three major OS -- Windows, Linux and Mac -- with a single code base.

IBM Lotus Strategist Sees Linux on Netbooks Making Inroads Vs. Windows in 2009

December 16, 2008 (2:00:00 PM) - 5 years ago
Linux and open source will start to chip away at Microsoft Windows desktop software thanks to their popularity on netbooks, those ultralight, low-cost laptops. IBM Lotus strategy director predicts this as a major trend in 2009, as well as the proliferation of messaging and collaboration technologies asa function of UCC, SAAS, cloud computing, enterprise social networks and Web services.

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The Range of Linux Distributions

December 16, 2008 (10:00:00 AM) - 5 years ago
A comment from Tezzer to my recent blog post about Two New Linux Beta Distributions got me thinking. Tezzer mentions using Debian, but looking at PCLinuxOS and others for systems that have "issues" with some Linux distributions. I have heard the same comments on other blog posts, and in fact I have seen the same sort of "issues" with my Lifebook S2110 (often because of the ATI display adapter).

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Indian Express Switches to Red Hat Solutions

December 16, 2008 (6:00:00 AM) - 5 years ago
Red Hat , a provider of open source solutions, announced that The Indian Express Group, a media firm in India, has switched to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 from Novell (News - Alert) Netware, to provide a cost-effective scale with accelerated company growth.

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TI adds ARM9, Linux to sound chip

December 16, 2008 (2:00:00 AM) - 5 years ago
Texas Instruments (TI) is shipping a third-generation "Aureus" digital audio processor platform with a Linux software developer's kit (SDK). Available with an evaluation module (EVM) from Spectrum Digital, the DA830 and DA828 system-on-chips (SoCs) combine an ARM9 core with a digital signal processor (DSP).

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AMD Linux 2008 Year in Review

December 16, 2008 (12:00:00 AM) - 5 years ago
Last year when publishing our AMD Year in Review article there were numerous new features to account for, including but not limited to the new OpenGL driver, support for Compiz, and the AMD Catalyst Control Center Linux Edition. This year has been another interesting year for AMD's Linux efforts on both the open and closed fronts. We are focusing on their Catalyst driver efforts in this article, which has picked up support for CrossFire, is now capable of being overclocked with OverDrive, and AMD is now delivering same-day Linux product support. In this article we will recap some of the highlights from the Catalyst driver releases this year as well as set out on a benchmarking extravaganza.

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Teacher claims Linux 'holding back the kids'

December 15, 2008 (10:00:00 PM) - 5 years ago
A US student has landed in hot water with an irate - and apparently ill-informed - teacher for handing out discs of Linux.

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How is Microsoft with Vista like the Big Three automakers?

December 15, 2008 (9:30:00 PM) - 5 years ago
For more than a decade, if you owned a PC, you ran Windows and, far more often than not, Internet Explorer was your Web browser. In fact, for a while, the only three things you could be sure of were death, taxes and Microsoft. Things have changed.

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The EE Gender Gap Is Widening

December 15, 2008 (9:00:00 PM) - 5 years ago
Walk into a classroom of environmental engineering students and, odds are, nearly half of them will be women. Now head next door to an electrical engineering class: you’ll likely find eight men for every woman.

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Windows needs a Linux package manager

December 15, 2008 (8:30:00 PM) - 5 years ago
Windows users have a real problem when it comes to updates. Sure they have Microsoft Update and certainly many applications include their own update mechanisms. Yet despite that, there seems to be a problem with Windows users actually updating.

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Slackware 12.2 Release Announcement

December 15, 2008 (8:00:00 PM) - 5 years ago
Well folks, it's that time to announce a new stable Slackware release again. So, without further ado, announcing Slackware version 12.2! Since we've moved to supporting the 2.6 kernel series exclusively (and fine-tuned the system to get the most out of it), we feel that Slackware 12.2 has many improvements over our last release (Slackware 12.1) and is a must-have upgrade for any Slackware user.

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"Ubuntu has the strongest chance to take Linux mainstream"

December 15, 2008 (7:30:00 PM) - 5 years ago
Jeremy Allison's contributions to the free software world are legion, and yet the project he's best known for continues to be Samba, the open implementation of some of Microsoft's most important networking protocols.

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Hey Karen, welcome to (hell control W) the community.

December 15, 2008 (7:00:00 PM) - 5 years ago
So, after listening to people gripe about this story today, and yesterday, on IRC in email, on various blogs, where Mr Starks was talking about an email he received, I got to thinking. Just to give you context if you don't know what I am on about, click here.

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Eight Crazy Nights of Hanukkah and Linux

December 15, 2008 (6:30:00 PM) - 5 years ago
Trying to find something for your gelibte this year? Look no further, my Linux Geek's Guide to Hanukkah will help you make the right decisions.

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OpenSolaris now on Toshiba laptops

December 15, 2008 (6:00:00 PM) - 5 years ago
Sun has reached an agreement with Toshiba to pre-install the OpenSolaris operating system on Toshiba laptops.

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MySQL getting too big for its corporate britches?

December 15, 2008 (5:30:00 PM) - 5 years ago
For anyone interested in seeing just how different and game-changing open source can be, there's really no need to look beyond MySQL, the open-source database leader. Jeremy Zawodny, formerly of Yahoo!, and now of Craigslist, takes a hard look at the changing face of MySQL, reaching some surprising conclusions about MySQL in the process:

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FBI recruits former Lehman Brothers IT exec

December 15, 2008 (5:00:00 PM) - 5 years ago
An ex-IT executive at the failed investment bank Lehman Brothers has been hired by the FBI to be the agency's new technology chief.

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Essential Freeware for Businesses: Part I

December 15, 2008 (4:30:00 PM) - 5 years ago
In this day and age free beer is unheard of, but free software is a reality. There are loads of freeware available today, some of which are better than their shareware counterparts. In this first-of-a-three-part series on free software, here is a list of productivity tools that enable you to be more efficient at work and at the same time save money.

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Leaner Technical Support for Web Hosts - How you can save costs in a bad economy

December 15, 2008 (4:00:00 PM) - 5 years ago
There seems to be no end to the bad news trickling in. From Wall street bailouts, Home foreclosures, poor spending by consumers during the holiday season and now – the downturn in the auto industry. The poor economy seems to have touched everyone, Web Hosts included.

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Intel Atom On Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSuSE, Mandriva

December 15, 2008 (3:30:00 PM) - 5 years ago
Back in September we looked at the Intel Atom performance on a few Linux distributions using the ASUS Eee PC 901, but now with new stable releases of some of the most popular distributions out in the wild, we've decided to re-conduct these tests. We are using a slightly different Atom-based system this time and we are comparing the performance on Ubuntu 8.10, Fedora 10, Mandriva 2008, and OpenSuSE 11.1.

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