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Posted By Paul O'Malley - 18:50, 21 August 2005
Ubuntu, that distro that has taken the Linux world by storm in the last year has reached a 'testing milestone' on the way to its October release of the third edition 'Breezy Badger'. Colony-3 is the name of this test version. If you want to try it out burn the live CD version. It is several steps ahead of hoary, but like all betas has a little way to go yet. Have a look, you know you want to :).
Say Yes With Linux
Posted By Paul O'Malley - 18:45, 21 August 2005
Shock, shock, horror, horror, - well actually not. I was browsing the names of distros, as I do not have a life and I came across one with the name YES, which actually stands for Your E Sale, an internet presence for what the developer calls 'mom and pop' stores. I put it here for the headline. :)
TCO is just plain silly
Posted By Paul O'Malley - 11:39, 21 August 2005
Edited by Paul O'Malley - 11:39, 21 August 2005
In his Editor's Note: How Not to Define Linux Brian Proffitt Managing Editor of linuxtoday.com proves exactly how little TCO counts. So the phrase should be consigned to the bin. Now how about all those reports that 'measured' it in some independent way for Microsoft. Maybe we should give their authors a minor shout 'Oy your looking in the wrong place'. The basic argument is small or large measurements even across industry segments can't measure TCO. The reason cited is that no two companies get benefit in the same way.
For what its worth I'm with the guy.
Fedora Core 4
Posted By Fergal Breen - 11:29, 16 August 2005
The Fedora Project, a Red Hat-sponsored and community-supported project, today announced the availability of Global File System (GFS) in Fedora Core 4. By making GFS freely available to the open source development community.
BEA Open Source Milestones
Posted By Fergal Breen - 11:25, 16 August 2005
BEA Systems, announced significant milestones in the company's open-source efforts, including code release milestones for Apache Beehive, Apache XMLBeans and the Eclipse Web Tools Platform (WTP). Today's announcement helps to demonstrate the value of BEA's contributions to the open source community as well as the company's strategic commitment to having a leadership role in helping to advance Java, XML and Web Services innovation.
Fedora Foundations: strong
Posted By Fergal Breen - 11:24, 16 August 2005
Edited by Fergal Breen - 11:24, 16 August 2005
Red Hat has created the Fedora Foundation with the intent of moving Fedora project development work and copyright ownership of contributed code to the Foundation, giving the community greater control in directing future innovation of Fedora.
OSDL CEO Stuart Cohen Swipes at Naysayers (and there are lots :))
Posted By Paul O'Malley - 22:15, 8 August 2005
Stuart Cohen is quoted in an article on the newsforge site, and he does the rounds. He takes a side swipe at several critics of Linux, and in this writers opinion did it rather well.
City moved to Linux and nobody noticed
Posted By Paul O'Malley - 19:33, 6 August 2005
In this newsforge article you can read about a city that moved to Linux. The are reporting that for an install base of 300 desktop machines and 25 servers they have saved one hundred thousand US dollars per annum. In anyones language that is nice money to not spend.
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