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MySQL getting too big for its corporate britches?

December 15, 2008 (5:30:00 PM) - 5 years, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months 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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Enemies of GNU/Linux?

December 15, 2008 (3:00:00 PM) - 5 years, 4 months ago
If you have been following the news last week, you may have stumbled upon a quite shocking news item. A teacher from Austin, Texas confiscated a bunch of CDs containing free Linux distributions from a student who was demonstarting GNU/Linux on his laptop and handing out the CDs. After this, the teacher sent an angry email to Ken Starks of the HeliOS Project, where the student got his Linux CDs from.

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2 of CNET's Best Cell Phones of 2008 Run on Linux

December 15, 2008 (2:30:00 PM) - 5 years, 4 months ago
Two days ago, CNET came up with its list of what it considered as the best cell phones of this year. Out of the six, two of them run on Linux.

NVIDIA 180.16 Beta Linux Driver

December 15, 2008 (2:00:00 PM) - 5 years, 4 months ago
It was just eleven days ago that NVIDIA had released the 180.11 Beta Linux Driver, but in the wee hours of Saturday morning NVIDIA has pushed out a new beta driver. This driver contains a few fixes, support for new GPUs, and an updated implementation of the Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix.

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Giving KDE a second chance

December 15, 2008 (6:00:00 AM) - 5 years, 4 months ago
After years of Gnome I am taking a second look at KDE and I like what I see.

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Mobile WiFi router runs Linux

December 15, 2008 (2:00:00 AM) - 5 years, 4 months ago
Novatel Wireless announced a mobile WiFi hotspot that is said to support EVDO 3G services and run Linux. Set to ship in the first half of 2009, the pocket-sized MiFi is billed as an "open platform capable of hosting advanced software applications."

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LF chief talks up Moblin and the well-hedged OS

December 14, 2008 (10:00:00 PM) - 5 years, 4 months ago
In an interview with the Linux Foundation's Jim Zemlin, the group's executive director explains why Moblin is "the project you want to watch." Zemlin (pictured) also touts Linux for being ideally "well hedged" to survive the recession, but points to a future obstacle for the OS.

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Panel PCs claimed "waterproof"

December 14, 2008 (6:00:00 PM) - 5 years, 4 months ago
Aaeon has announced three "waterproof" panel PCs that are equipped with touchscreen displays and Intel Celeron processors. The Fox-80, Fox-120, and Fox-150 panel PCs feature ports and surfaces that all meet the IP65 standard for water resistance, according to the company.

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Embedded Linux distro rev'd for ARM11

December 14, 2008 (2:00:00 PM) - 5 years, 4 months ago
Denx Software Engineering has updated its industrial Linux and tools distribution for ARM. Optionally available with the Qong EVB-Lite evaluation board pictured, Embedded Linux Development Kit (ELDK) includes cross-tools, real-time add-ons, and target architecture support for ARM chips with or without EABIs (embedded application binary interfaces).

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Linux patent program finances "defensive publications"

December 14, 2008 (10:00:00 AM) - 5 years, 4 months ago
Patent holding company Open Invention Network (OIN) has launched a "Linux Defenders" program, co-sponsored by the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) and the Linux Foundation (LF). The program is designed to make prior art more readily accessible to patent and trademark office examiners, says OIN.

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Nearly 50% of IT Shops to Skip Windows Vista

December 14, 2008 (6:00:00 AM) - 5 years, 4 months ago
A new survey finds lower-than-expected Vista deployments, while anticipation for Windows 7 builds.

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Which Top Apps Have the Most Security Holes?

December 14, 2008 (2:00:00 AM) - 5 years, 4 months ago
Some of the most-used applications on Windows today are also some of the most vulnerable to security flaws. And it's often the user's fault.

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The Linux CLI for Beginners, or, Fear Not the Linux Command Line!

December 13, 2008 (10:00:00 PM) - 5 years, 4 months ago
Most recent converts to Linux spend most of their time in the GUI -- the graphical desktop (whether Gnome, or KDE, or XFCE, or some other interface) that's made to look and act somewhat like Windows and Mac.

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Editor's Note: Does the Internet Make People Stupid?

December 13, 2008 (6:00:00 PM) - 5 years, 4 months ago
I've read a number of essays recently that claim that the modern information society makes people stupid. The print publication industry is in decline, so people are reading fewer printed books, magazines, and newspapers. These are replaced by the intellectual junk food of the Web and television. The people who write these pieces are passionate, articulate, refer to all kinds of studies, quote all kinds of people, and I suspect get paid well to write them. But it's all for naught because it's hooey.

Read more at: linuxtoday.com   ( Post Comment )

2 Comments System76 Launches Biometric Ubuntu Linux Laptop

December 13, 2008 (2:00:00 PM) - 5 years, 4 months ago
As big PC companies like Hewlett-Packard finally push into desktop Linux, WorksWithU will give equal time to the industry pioneers that evangelized desktop Linux before it went mainstream.

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Microsoft: Hole exploit endangers all IE versions

December 13, 2008 (10:00:00 AM) - 5 years, 4 months ago
An unpatched security hole in Internet Explorer that is being exploited affects all versions of the browser, making it more serious than originally believed when it was first publicized two days ago, Microsoft says.

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