Why Can't Computers Just Work All the Time?

Dec 04, 2008

The feud between Minix inventor and operating system czar Andrew W. Tanenbaum and Linux Torvalds is legendary in the OS world. Before Linux there was Minix. Torvalds used to be a Minix user who set up his first Linux version in 1991 on Professor Tanenbaum’s operating system. Mr. Tanenbaum has now agreed to write a guest editorial for Linux Magazine. His opinion has not changed over the years: Linux (and Windows) are “unreliable.”

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Leak in Samba Versions from 3.0.29

Dec 03, 2008

Samba versions from 3.0.29 include a security failure. Developers have released an update to fix it.

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Cross-Platform VPN Connections Configuring VPN connections with Linux clients

Nov 30, 2008

Linux clients sometimes need a little help to connect to Windows VPN servers.

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xrdp Supporting Windows terminal clients from Linux with xrdp

Nov 30, 2008

Xrdp helps your Windows terminal clients connect to Linux.

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Unison as Free, Ad-Supported Version

Nov 28, 2008

The commercial unified communication solution Unison is now available in a free, "sponsor-supported" version whose revenue comes from embedded advertising.

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ArisID: Open Source Development Software for Identity Management

Nov 25, 2008

Software called ArisID should allow developers to write protocol-independent applications that automatically incorporate identity management standards. The overall goal is to protect user data in a dependable and secure manner.

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Novell and Microsoft in Celebratory Moods

Nov 21, 2008

For two years now Novell and Microsoft have been playing with the idea of interoperability between Linux and Windows. They hope to strengthen their partnership further through their announcement of the Advanced Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 and a beta of the Moonlight Firefox rich media plug-in.

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Gartner: Open Source Becoming Pervasive Yet Lacking Governance

Nov 19, 2008

Market research firm Gartner discovered that most of the almost 300 organizations it surveyed employed Open Source software in one way or another, but that a general license enforcement policy was missing.

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