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Newsletter Archive: 2006


More Open Source Funding - What Does It Mean?
Matthew Aslett, Matt Asay & Alex Fletcher are all writing about the increased funding that open source companies have received in 2006. Good news indeed.

Date: 2006-12-20


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Date: 2006-12-14


Mysterious Lockups
Of all computer problems, the unresponsive hang is the most annoying and most difficult to trace. There's no crash, no panic: everything just stops dead.

Date: 2006-12-06


Controlling Disk Space W/ Symbolic Links
I've covered this in other articles here, but when I went searching for something to point a customer at I had a little trouble finding it, so we'll do it here...

Date: 2006-11-22


The Patent Ploy
Microsoft to Offer Sales Support for Novell's Suse Linux... Huh? Did I hear that right? Yep, there it is again: Linux to work with Windows.

Date: 2006-11-07


The Patent Ploy
Microsoft to Offer Sales Support for Novell's Suse Linux... Huh? Did I hear that right? Yep, there it is again: Linux to work with Windows.

Date: 2006-11-07


Terrasoft Supplying Linux For PS3
Is it really news when Terrasoft announces that it will be supplying Linux for the PS3?

Date: 2006-10-24


Zeroconf
I liked the last paragraph of Carla Schroder's "Run Zeroconf for Linux in a Snap"

Date: 2006-10-11


Red Hat Falls On Sharp Numbers
A disappointing second quarter for the Linux distributor met with fierce retribution from shareholders in trading.

Date: 2006-09-27


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Date: 2006-09-14


Linux: The Flash And The Fish
Flash Player 9 for Linux made its public debut (finally) at a controlled demonstration during a conference. Meanwhile, a number of people have suggested ways that Ubuntu Christian Edition will work for its users.

Date: 2006-09-13


Educators Push Linux Switch In India
Microsoft received a swift punch to the gut from an Indian state government looking to lower education costs by encouraging its school system to switch to Linux-based computers

Date: 2006-08-30


Linux Pinfo
I have never liked Linux "info". The reason is simple enough: I don't like Emacs, and "info" uses an emacs style interface.

Date: 2006-08-17


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Date: 2006-08-16


Death Of The Command Line
It's hard for me to imagine using an OS without a strong command line. Even Microsoft has recognized the for that with their Monad Shell ( though they are at least temporarily removing that from Vista).

Date: 2006-08-01


Microsoft Extends Hand To Linux
Microsoft is the 900-lb. gorilla in the world of software, and the company likes it that way. Rarely do you see it work with the open-source community, and among that group, Linux might be considered its biggest enemy. Now, in a sure sign that the apocalypse is right around the corner, Microsoft has announced plans to accommodate Linux technology.

Date: 2006-07-19


Linux Starter Kit Review
I should say all the nice things first: this is an attractively packaged DVD distribution of Suse 10.1 which includes a 128 page "Quick Start Guide".

Date: 2006-07-12


Symphony OS
The funniest thing about Symphony OS is the posts you'll sometimes see asking if its Mezzo Desktop can be ported to Linux.

Date: 2006-06-21


Lenovo To Drop Linux?
Frank Kardonski, worldwide product manager of PC manufacturer Lenovo, made comments to the extent that the company will no longer offer Linux as an option.

Date: 2006-06-07


Bash HISTCONTROL
I happened to come across Linux Tips: take control of your bash_history. This explains that setting "export HISTCONTROL=ignoreboth" causes Bash not to store duplicate commands in history. For example, if you are checking "ps" waiting for some process to end:

Date: 2006-05-24


Time To Fix The Bugs?
Almost two years ago I wondered about the negative aspects of companies like IBM and HP trying to control Linux by hiring top Linux developers.

Date: 2006-05-10


GDI Printers
"But I'm just sending data to Windows - why doesn't the Windows printer driver just take care of it?"

I probably hear that question at least a dozen times a year. Somebody wants to send Unix/Linux print jobs through Samba to a shared Windows printer and it's not working.

Date: 2006-04-26


KOffice 1.5 Released For Linux
The newest version of KOffice offers OpenDocument as the default file format and presents a new project planning tool, KPlato.

Date: 2006-04-12


We Have The Brains
At Do sandals and ponytails really hold back Linux? former Massachusetts chief information officer Peter Quinn complains that the Linux community is unprofessional and that this is holding back more widespread adoption of Linux. I'm sure he really believes that.

Date: 2006-03-30


Ubuntu Dapper Needs Some Tailoring
The next release of Ubuntu Linux, codenamed Dapper, needs to have some stray threads clipped, prompting the project's founder to suggest a short delay of its release date.

Date: 2006-03-15


VMware's Threat To Microsoft
First off, I'm not suggesting VMware is gunning for Microsoft. However, recent developments in their product line aren't exactly favorable to Microsoft.

Date: 2006-02-28


Linux Report Challenges MS TCO Claims
Nothing chaps Microsoft's craw more than a little competition and open source rival Linux has been the Beast of Redmond's chief craw-chapper for some time. After years of what Linux sympathizers have called a Microsoft F.U.D. (fear, uncertainty, doubt)...

Date: 2006-02-14


Where Are The Linux Workplaces?
When I was in college, lower level CS course assignments were done in DOS PC's networked through Novell Netware. Once a student got to take higher level courses, he/she was given an account into one of the department's SunOS Unix servers. Most students from basic courses suffered...

Date: 2006-01-26


Metcalfe Calls Linux 25-Year-Old "Clunker"
Some may not know who Dr. Bob Metcalfe is but chances are they're working with something he created, namely the Ethernet. He's got a few ideas on where things are headed and he sees video as prime player. He went on to say our current operating systems are out of date, calling Windows and Linux clunkers.

Date: 2006-01-04


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