Linux

Women's technical group LinuxChix announces new leader

The women's technical group LinuxChix has appointed a new international coordinator, Mary Gardiner, replacing previous coordinator Jenn Vesperman, who resigned after six years running the organization.

What DRM-free iTunes means for Linux users

Apple will soon begin selling audio tracks through its online store that are playable on Linux systems -- but you still will not be able to purchase them on Linux.

Paragon Software Launches New Version of NTFS for Linux

Paragon Software Group, the technological leader in innovative data security and data management technology, announced that it has released Paragon NTFS for Linux 6.0, the latest in its family of software.

State of the VNC art

Are you adept with Virtual Network Computing (VNC)? If not, you'll find that learning even a little about this desktop sharing system pays off big in your daily development or system administration responsibilities.

OpenVZ Software Available for Latest Linux Kernel 2.6.20

Keeping in step with the Linux kernel development, the OpenVZ project today announced availability of its operating system (OS) server virtualization software for the most recent stable Linux kernel 2.6.20 -- introduced last month.

Applying "The Art of War" to Open Source, Linux and BSD

Ask most people who have made the switch to a libre software product like Linux or BSD and they'll tell you that we're in a fight with Microsoft and everything that the closed-source world represents. It's not just us - Microsoft certainly thinks we're in a battle as well. Senior Microsoft leadership are actively engaged in spreading Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt to undermine the public confidence in Linux.

Acer asks for £50 more for a notebook WITHOUT Windows?

I covered this in an article earlier but felt that it actually needed a proper write-up with further explanation. All I was trying to do was work out whether certain vendors would supply me a sensibly priced laptop without Windows installed - because I want it for testing Linux distros. Today I received a response from Acer that really made me smile.

Taking over the world, one GNU/Linux PC at a time

This is the promised followup to the recent article which basically establishes significant flaws in execution of the World Domination 201 plan which by all means seems to have started. The flaws are in the nature of the business model employed by the company who is apparently supposed to play a crucial role in this plan, Linspire.