Ventrilo On Linux

April 18, 2006

Just to let everyone know I found a better guide to putting Ventrilo on Linux. It can be found here

Links: Ventrilo On Linux Through Wine

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Oracle Might Lauch Own Linux

April 17, 2006

You’d think there is enough Linux distrobutions and versions of Linux but Oracle says that it might add to the list. Oracle says this move is to contend Microsoft’s domination with windows.

Read More: Oracle Says May Launch Own Linux Version

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Linux Debian Project Has New Leader

April 12, 2006

After several weeks of voting and polling the Linux Debian Developer community has found their new leader, Anthony Towns. Towns, who is also the secretary industry body Linux Australlia, will take the post for a year on April 17th. Towns said that he will help Debian “increase its tempo” and told ZDNET in an interview that the biggest challenge will be coordinating Debian’s ongoing development.

Links: New Leader For Debian Project

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Red Hat Aquires JBOSS

April 10, 2006

Linux Distributor Red Hat, announced that they will aquire JBOSS for at least $350 million. JBOSS, an open-source Java application is expected to help Red Hat’s growth and potential. Expect the deal to close at the end of next month.

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Linux Newbie Guide Site

April 9, 2006

Site: Linux Newbie Guide

I became moderator of the forums on here recently and found that for linux newbies this is a great site to start.

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Dell Debating On Linux Support

April 8, 2006

Dell is debating on how to support Linux because they want to give their Linux users the same support as their Windows users. They are questioning on what distrobution of Linux to user and are aiming towards Ubuntu. Here is the article:

Dell Inc. sells a lot of computers. Some even have Linux on them. But it won’t do for its Linux users what it does for its Microsoft Windows customers—fully support them across a complete line of Dell PCs. That’s because, according to Michael Dell himself, there are too many flavors of Linux out there. Which should the company support? If it gets behind Ubuntu, for instance, rabid Xandros fans might be up in arms.

The law of unintended (or maybe intended?) consequences applies in spades to open-source operating systems. Open source drives innovation and choice, but too much choice drives enterprises back into the arms of what they know best—namely Windows.

But that could be changing. For one thing, if ever there was a time for agencies to think about the operating system they deploy on their client systems, it’s now. That’s because Windows Vista is on the horizon, complete with steep hardware requirements and confusing upgrade pricing. So chances are you have an OS upgrade in your near-term plans. The question is, which OS will it be?

In addition, enterprise-class desktop Linux distributions are here. We’re not talking about free, downloadable OSes anymore. These are tightly integrated packages with high-end security features, centrally managed and backed by reputable vendors such as Novell and Red Hat. Some are ready for enterprise deployment; some not so much.

The GCN Lab pulled together the latest versions of several desktop Linux distributions to determine not only which was our favorite, but also to gauge what might be required to integrate these systems into an existing environment. We wanted to know how easy these OSes were to set up and configure for top security; whether they’d play nicely with existing peripherals; and how they’d communicate with Windows networks.

As has been the case for years now, moving to Linux is not always a smooth transition. Still, certain distributions—Red Hat, Novell SUSE and Xandros—have developed into true Windows alternatives. Not coincidentally, they’re also Linux distributions you pay for in order to gain enterprise-class functionality and support.

It’s too early to say whether one of these is better then Windows Vista, which admittedly shows great promise. But we think it’s exciting that today agencies can look at a handful of desktop operating systems and judge them based on their needs and infrastructures.

Source: Dell Debate Article Link

They will be some serious flaming no matter what distrobution they pick.

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