Posts Tagged ‘ red hat ’

ASUS Eee PC 901: Linux Distribution Comparison

Sep 16th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Linux

In some tests the stock Eee Linux distribution was running quite slow and placing far behind Mandriva, Fedora, and Ubuntu, but when it came to the solid-state disk performance Xandros had the lead. Overall though, it appears that Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 4 had delivered the best performance on the Intel Atom architecture.

Fedora reboots updates after hack

Sep 12th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Linux

The Red Hat-supported Fedora Project has started issuing updates to its Linux distribution again, after a hiatus of several weeks caused by a hacker break-in. US-based Red Hat, which in Australia has customers such as the National Australia Bank, warned in mid-August that hackers had broken into some of its servers that were involved with both its Red Hat Linux Enterprise offering and the Fedora Project.

The Fedora-Red Hat Crisis

Sep 10th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Linux

A few weeks ago, when I wrote that, “forced to choose, the average FOSS-based business is going to choose business interests over FOSS [free and open source software] every time,” many people, including Mathew Aslett and Matt Assay, politely accused me of being too cynical. Unhappily, you only have to look at the relations between Red Hat and Fedora, the distribution Red Hat sponsors, during the recent security crisis for evidence that I might be all too accurate.

Blog: The Amazing Artwork of Fedora 10

Sep 7th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Linux

Since quite early on, we have been covering the evolving Fedora 10 artwork. Fedora has a long track record of producing amazing themes and it is obvious to me that this release will live up to that expectation. Now that the second deadline has past, it appears that only a few themes are left. Of these, all of them would make great themes. My favorites, though, are these.

10 fundamental differences between Linux and Windows

Sep 5th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Linux

Before debating the relative merits and shortcomings of Linux and Windows, it helps to understand the real distinctions between them. Jack Wallen has distilled the key differences into one list.

Red Hat Fedora servers compromised

Aug 23rd, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Technology

Servers for both Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Fedora Linux were compromised in recent weeks by some kind of illegal access. Neither project however is currently admitting than any of their software or users were in any way directly affected by the illegal access.

The LXF Guide: Make your own Fedora re-spin

Aug 6th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Linux

Looking for up-to-date Fedora DVD images? Want to change the default software selection? Or just fancy a new Linux project? Neil Bothwick shows you how to remaster Fedora with your own customisations. At the end of the tutorial you will have an ISO image that you can burn to a DVD using your favourite software.

IBM, Canonical, Novell, Red Hat to Deliver Microsoft-Free Desktops Worldwide

Aug 6th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Linux

The four vendors are working with their local business partners in markets around the world to build and distribute a pre-loaded PC offering that features IBM’s Lotus Notes, Lotus Symphony and Lotus Sametime; the Linux operating system of each distributor; and software applications and installation services from the various local affiliates.

Microsoft Sizes Up Its Competitors

Aug 6th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Technology

The 2008 annual report filed yesterday with the Securities and Exchange Commission containsMicrosoft’s view of the competitive landscape as described for each of its five business divisions: Client, Server and Tools, Business, Online Services and Entertainment and Devices.