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GPLv3: Is It Catching On?

The third version of the GNU General Public License version 3, released last summer, is on the slow road to acceptance. The new licensing conditions usher in numerous changes in how open source software developers regulate what users of their freely distributed programming code are legally able and ...

Choosing a Linux Distro, Part 2: Favorite Flavors

For a computer addict, choosing a Linux distribution is much like being an unsupervised child in a candy store. So many flavors with so many choices make the task of picking just one type of candy a near-impossible -- but fun-filled -- task. For a consumer or business exec who must pick a Linux dist...

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HP’s Michael Sutton: Web 2.0 and the New Wild West

Web 2.0 applications are quickly taking over traditional activities on the Internet. Web sites are becoming interactive as they offer multiple function applications. This, in turn, is creating greater security risks for both consumers and network operators. One of the biggest concerns is the need fo...

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The Linux Foundation’s Jim Zemlin: Linux Adoption’s Next Phase

The Open Source Development Labs merged with the Free Standard Group on Jan. 21, 2007. The new organization became The Linux Foundation, which now spearheads the goals of Linux standardization, promotion and protection. Jim Zemlin, formerly the executive director of the Free Standards Group, took th...

Choosing a Linux Distro, Part 1: Kicking the Tires

Running Microsoft Windows or Apple's Mac OS X gives users about the same amount of flexibility as was offered to early car buyers. They could drive any kind of car they wanted, as long as it was a Model T and as long as it was black. When the free open source Linux OS first showed up, early develope...

Who Needs Linux Support?

The Linux OS is free, but that doesn't mean it won't cost you more than pocket change to keep it working in your office. Depending on which of the many consumer or enterprise flavors you select, the price tag for support can range from your own invested hours scouring community help forums to spendi...

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Radiospire: Raising the Antenna for Wireless HD

Consumers are enamored with HD entertainment devices. What consumers abhor, however, is the quagmire of cabling that tethers their HDTVs, high-def DVD players, gaming consoles and surround sound systems together. Hudson, Mass.-based Radiospire Networks is banking on consumers clamoring to its breakt...

Will the Vista Migration Path Become the Road Less Traveled?

Growing concerns over migrating to Vista may push companies to adopt alternative operating systems. A study released in late November revealed that 90 percent of the Windows users polled reported concerns about migrating to Microsoft's newest operating system. Forty-four percent of those polled said...

Data Breaches More Expensive Every Year

Companies that fail to prevent data breaches will pay higher costs to repair the damage in 2008, according to a recent report. Data breach incidents will also cost these companies additional revenue from lost business opportunities and reduced customer retention. Data breaches cost companies $197 pe...

MMO Security: Are Players Getting Played?

The video gaming industry has seen huge growth over the past few years with the emergence of the massive multiplayer online model. These video games, examples of which include "World of Warcraft" and "Everquest II," allow thousands of players to interact simultaneously over the Internet in a persist...

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What Are Botnets and Why Should You Care?

In the second half of last year, more than six million computers were taken over by infectious programs known as "botnets." The number represents an increase of 29 percent when compared with the first half of the year, according to security firm Symantec's latest Internet Security Threat Report. Unk...

There’s No System Like Linux for the Holidays

The holidays are coming, and there's no better time of year to consider buying a computer for yourself or as a gift. It is also a good time to consider a PC loaded with Linux. What's that you say? Run Linux instead of Microsoft's Windows Vista? Does anybody really do that? In a word, yes. Consumers ...

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Funambol CEO Fabrizio Capobianco: Linux Is Mobile’s Future

Google's recent moves to create the next mobile platform by releasing its Android platform offers a strong statement about what the next mobile computing platform will look like. If Google's move is any indicator, the future mobile platform is going to be based on open source technology. Why? Becaus...

Open Source: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

When it comes time to upgrade to a new version of proprietary software -- take the Windows OS, for example -- many users are less than thrilled. Upgrades can mean an added expense for anything more extensive than a bug fix or minor feature upgrades. Even free minor version upgrades of a software pro...

Linux Goes Hollywood With New Terra Soft Film Rendering Tool

Terra Soft Solutions, the developer of Yellow Dog Linux, has teamed up with Circle-S Studios to create Y-Film, a suite of visual effects management and productivity tools coupled with DNA Research's 3Delight RenderMan compliant rendering engine and Terra Soft's Y-HPC cluster construction suite. Terr...

IT Security and the No Good, Very Bad Web App Nightmare

The growing popularity of Web 2.0 applications is creating new worries about network security for IT managers and program users alike. One of the biggest concerns is the lack of attention by some product developers and the users themselves to regularly scan their computer systems for holes. The rece...

Remote PC Repair, Part 2: Comparing the Possibilities

After the initial warranty period has expired on a desktop or laptop computer, consumers, SOHO users and SMBs may find themselves stranded when computer woes strike. Without costly warranty extension plans or an IT department, there is little to do but pay up. An alternative to costly local repair s...

Hitting the Open Source Road With a Linux-Powered Driverless Vehicle

In what may well be one of the most unusual computing tasks performed by the Linux operating system, Terra Soft Solutions integrated its Yellow Dog Linux distribution and the Sony PlayStation 3 to guide a specially designed driverless car competing in the qualifying rounds for the DARPA autonomous v...

HP Offers Security Services for Red Hat Linux

HP on Thursday began offering new Multi-Level Security Services for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. The five support services are the first of their kind offered on the Linux operating system, according to Erik Lillestolen, government program manager for Open Source and Linux Organization at HP. The com...

Remote PC Repair, Part 1: The Warranty Alternative

Consumers and small-office and home-office workers often buy their computers from online stores or discount warehouses. They often reject add-on support packages at checkout to keep the purchase price low. If the computer breaks within 60 or 90 days, the manufacturer will handle the repairs, they re...

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