Wednesday, January 24 2007 @ 01:34 PM UTC Views: 1,137
Linked by Thom Holwerda
on 2007-01-23 20:41:08 UTC, submitted by WillM
Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores is contracting with Microsoft and Novell - Microsoft's preferred Linux partner - to build out the company's Web operations, according to a Wal-Mart executive. On Tuesday, Microsoft and Novell are expected to announce that Wal-Mart is the latest customer to purchase both Microsoft software and support certificates for Novell's Suse Linux Enterprise Server.
Wednesday, January 03 2007 @ 10:19 AM UTC Views: 1,348
on Wednesday January 03, @03:01AM
from the penguins-on-the-march dept.
writes "The government of Tamil Nadu, a state in southern India, has begun initiatives to convert all of their IT systems fully to OSS-based software. (The link is a copy of a news item that appeared recently in the Deccan Chronicle, an English-language daily.) The managing director of the IT procurement, consulting, and training agency for the Tamil Nadu government describes the reasons why he has chosen OSS, and also how he dealt with Microsoft executives."
From the article: "Initially, 99 per cent of government systems have been running on Microsoft systems but then 2007 will be a watershed year for the state IT sector... We have already dispatched 6,500 Linux systems to village panchayats and another 6,100 Acer desktop systems with Suse Linux operating systems are on their way. We are procuring 20,000 desktop systems for schools, which will run only on Suse Linux... I require at least 500 trainers to train 30,000 state officials across Tamil Nadu in the next six months."
Monday, December 18 2006 @ 04:18 AM UTC Views: 1,028
HowToForge features The Perfect Setup
, a step-by-step HOWTO for anyone wishing to setup standard ISP services on OpenSUSE 10.2 including EMail, Apache, DNS, FTP and more!
Monday, December 11 2006 @ 06:07 AM UTC Views: 1,282
SoftwareInReview offers up a great piece, Hacking openSUSE 10.2
which is a step by step guide which will help you to install all of the non-free video drivers (nVidia, ATI), players (flash), readers (acrobat), Java, etc.
Saturday, December 09 2006 @ 07:10 PM UTC Views: 1,152
Over at Forbes the talk is all about RedHat and the recent relentless assaults from Oracle, Microsoft, and Novell. In White Hats, Black Hats
Daniel Lyons dives into the recent shakeup
in the industry and what RedHat is doing about it.
From the article: Red Hat rode the boom for the free-of-charge Linux operating system. Red Hat can give its software away by charging for service contracts. Sales soared from $42 million in fiscal 2000 to an expected $400 million in the current fiscal year, which ends in February 2007. The company holds a 61% share of the revenue from commercial Linux shipments, double that of its rival, Novell.
Saturday, December 09 2006 @ 05:12 PM UTC Views: 861
Linked by Thom Holwerda
on 2006-12-09 00:11:06 UTC, submitted by editingwhiz
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (what's with the middle initial?) has reviewed the recently released OpenSUSE 10.2. "Sooner than anyone expected it, Novell's openSUSE community Linux distribution project has delivered a new version: openSUSE 10.2. As a dyed-in-the-wool SUSE user since S.u.S.E Linux 4.2 first appeared in 1996, I decided to immediately give this version a try."
Thursday, December 07 2006 @ 01:16 PM UTC Views: 955
After lot of work, we proudly announce the
availability of openSUSE 10.2 formerly know as SUSE Linux 10.x
You can download OpenSUSE from here
, or if you have more money than you know what to do with you can buy a retail boxed copy
for your bookshelf.
Tuesday, December 05 2006 @ 08:57 PM UTC Views: 1,636
In Ed Moltzen's segment 'The Chart' on CRN, he discusses Linux in Education
referencing the recent news of Indiana school systems adopting the use of Linux.
"In about a year, through a public school grant program, State of Indiana education officials have moved at least 22,000 students from Windows-based desktops to Linux-based desktops."