NexusWare Core V11 Successfully Achieves Carrier-Grade Linux Registration

Performance Technologies today announced its Linux OS and development environment, NexusWare Core V11 has undergone successful validation and has registered compliance with the Open Source Developments Labs (OSDL) Carrier Grade Linux (CGL) 3.2 specification.

A Call to Distros: Give Users What They Want

A few months ago OSNews ran a poll about the most important non-free Linux apps. Having over 8,000 votes in that poll and we consider the results pretty interesting. Interesting enough to push Linux's market share if a distro capitalized on them?

Toppling Linux

Software radical Richard Stallman helped build the Linux revolution. Now he threatens to tear it apart.

The free Linux operating system set off one of the biggest revolutions in the history of computing when it leapt from the fingertips of a Finnish college kid named Linus Torvalds 15 years ago. Linux now drives $15 billion in annual sales of hardware, software and services, and this wondrous bit of code has been tweaked by thousands of independent programmers to run the world's most powerful supercomputers, the latest cell phones and TiVo video recorders and other gadgets.

Tips and Tricks for the Linux Network Admin

There's always something new and progressive in the free and open source software universe. Here's a roundup of some recent worthy happenings in the fun worlds of iptables and VoIP: getting SIP through iptables NAT firewalls, adding new modules to iptables with Patch-O-Matic, monitoring iptables in real-time, and a look at the excellent AstLinux, "the professional's PBX".

The Secret to Linux Dominance

With Microsoft's Vista looking more like a joke everyday, there is a real opportunity for Linux to make a true attempt to go for the mainstream user. Unfortunately, it’s their openness and freedom that is holding them back.

Why There is Better Driver Support in 64-bit Linux Than 64-bit Windows XP

I use Linux everyday, it is the main operating system on my PC and I use it for everything. I have a 64-bit Athlon machine and I run SUSE 10.1 64 bit. Recently someone bought be a copy of Windows XP Professional x64 Edition and I thought I would give it a try. This is what happened.

Xen - A GPLed Virtualisation Technology for Linux

Linux had always lacked a Open Source virtualisation technology in the same league as Solaris containers or commercial product like Vmware. That was until Xen came into the picture. Xen is an opensource virtual machine monitor for x86 that supports execution of multiple guest operating systems. Xen is released under the GPL and can easily be used to run virtually, OSes as diverse as different Linux distributions, BSD's and even windowsXP (though windows port is not available because of licencing restrictions). Virtualisation technologies are nothing new, what with Vmware, Usermode Linux, Win4Lin and others available. But Xen is relevant here because of the support for it from Redhat, GPL-ed licence and also its active development.

2006 is a bad year for all software, Linux included

So far this year's reported vulnerabilities for apps and operating systems already exceeds last year's total. It has proven to be the year of living dangerously, if you are using a computer that's attached too the Internet - not so much if you're using a Linux-based machine.