Microsoft FUDwatch: Windows vs. Linux security

It's been at least a week since the last bout of Microsoft FUD hit the wires, so I guess it was time for a new wave. Today's FUD comes from an article Microsoft released on how its security compares with that of Linux. It should come as no surprise that Windows comes off as the Second Coming while Linux is left on the wrong side of Acheron.

Open source management tools gaining traction

Open source management software has become a viable alternative to commercial products, and a recent rash of partnerships proves it, one analyst says.

The emergence of enterprise class open source

Steve Bale, general manager of EnterpriseDB International, discusses the amalgam of open source and private enterprise and the new opportunities this trend offers VARs.

A California city rebuilds network using all open source software

When the city of Madera, Calif., needed a new voice system, it turned to open source technology -- not just for the IP telephony but for an entire network-infrastructure overhaul and loads of other functions. All the renovations cost less than half the estimated price of deploying a commercial VoIP system alone. This smart, budget-wise use of open source across the network wins the city a 2007 Enterprise All-Star Award.

DirectX 9.0c on Linux with Wine

Microsoft DirectX is a collection of application programming interfaces for handling tasks related to multimedia, especially game programming and video, on Microsoft platforms. Here's how to get DirectX 9.0c on Linux with Wine.

Torvalds On Where Linux Is Headed In 2008

The creator of Linux is excited about solid-state drives, expects progress in graphics and wireless networking, and says the operating system is strong in virtualization despite his personal lack of interest in the area.

Linuxlookup Weekly Wrap-up for Nov 25 2007

Weekly Wrap-up

Don't get overwhelmed with all the Linux community fluff out there. The Linuxlookup.com Weekly Wrap-up is a small digest of our 10 most popular stories from the week.

Subscribe to the Weekly Wrap-up newsletter and receive notification when a new digest has been published, or browse the previous issues. This weeks edition is available now by clicking on the title or "Read more".


Jack In The Box Runs On Linux

"So my local Jack In The Box has been displaying it’s penguin pride lately. From the other screens I saw flashing by it seems that the tv system is driven by a dual-core Dell running Fedora. From the badge I’d venture to say that its all packaged by RippleTV, good idea taking advantage of open source."