Beowulf cluster provisioning, booting, driver troubles virtually unfixable

Don Becker is working hard to improve booting and provisioning options in Beowulf, the pioneering open source cluster project he co-founded. Improvements are all that's possible, so don't expect a silver bullet -- like virtualization -- to end booting, provisioning or device driver compatibility, he warns.

Transcript of talk with Richard .M. Stallman

Various governments in the developing world are slowly but surely waking up to the advantages that free software can provide both in terms of monetary savings as well as otherwise. One example of this new way of thinking is the Kerala state government's decision to use Linux in all the government run schools in the state. In fact this trend is so prominent that even national dailies have started dedicating valuable column space for bringing the latest going ons in the free software community.

Can Linux-based Collax Replace Microsoft Small Business Server?

With the release of Collax Business Server (CBS), Microsoft's Small Business Server 2003 (SBS) is starting to look a little like France in 1940, with Germany amassing troops on the border, readying invasion.

Mozilla taps Toronto Web design shop to work on Firefox 2.0

A Toronto software development company has been selected by Mozilla to design the user interface and improve the usability of the next version of Firefox.

Mozilla formed a team to develop a default theme for Firefox 2.0 earlier this year. In May, the team selected software development company Radiant Core over two other companies.

Open source - is it a risk for your business?

Although there are many benefits to using open source software, Paul Barton, technology partner at law firm Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP explains the legal issues end users must be aware of to avoid trouble.

For many organisations, from SMEs to government departments, the use of open source software (or OSS) is becoming increasingly popular. Lower costs, increased flexibility and, in many cases, better security make it an attractive option for IT departments.

But what are the legal obligations associated with its use?

Linux Laptops

Last week at Linuxworld in San Francisco, Lenovo and Novell announced the first Linux-based ThinkPad mobile workstations, which will run Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 (SLED 10). The Thinkpad T60p laptops are based on Intel Centrino Duo mobile technology and are the result of a two-year research and development effort between Lenovo, Intel, and Novell.

Fedora Core 5 Re-Spin 20060818 Released

The Fedora Unity Project is proud to announce the release of new DVD ISO Re-Spins of Fedora Core 5. Fedora Unity has taken up the Re-Spin task to provide the Community with the chance to install Fedora Core with recent updates already included. These updates might otherwise comprise up to 700MiB of downloads for a default install. This is a Community project, for and by the Community. You can contribute to the Community by seeding the torrent after your download has completed, or by joining the test process.

How Microsoft is losing to GNU/Linux

If "a year of GNU/Linux on the desktop" is defined as a year when GNU/Linux has finally started its steady encroachment to the desktop then 2006 is the year. A lot of users have started using GNU/Linux on their desktops long before, but it is 2006 which marked the two probably biggest GNU/Linux desktop releases to date, Ubuntu Dapper and Novell SuSE 10. It is 2006 which marks the biggest opportunity for GNU/Linux to steal the desktop market share from Windows due to the bad reputation behind the pending Windows Vista release.