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As free and open source software receives greater attention and recognition, several companies and packages are emerging as clear leaders and important influencers as well…
Last time we showed how anyone can get started writing, or reading, web pages coded with PHP, the “P” in “LAMP” (the rest being Linux,…
Monday, 24 September 2007 12:22

Vamp the Linux LAMP with PHP

One key driver of free and open source software is the LAMP paradigm – cleverly named after the systems it embraces – Linux, Apache, MySQL…
Monday, 24 September 2007 04:01

First US GPL infringement suit filed

The Software Freedom Law Center has filed a copyright infringement suit against Monsoon Multimedia, alleging that it has failed to comply with the terms of…
Thursday, 20 September 2007 21:28

Wintel cold war gets a virtual thaw

The sometimes frosty relationship between Microsoft and Intel thawed slightly today, with Intel inviting Microsoft to demonstrate its forthcoming Windows Server 2008 during its developer…
Thursday, 20 September 2007 20:15

What's in a free software license?

“Open source” is a hot buzzword today. It’s important to understand free software is still subject to a license just like conventional shrinkwrapped packages. The…
Firefox has been released to protect against a "critical" vulnerability exploitable through QuickTime files.
Wednesday, 19 September 2007 02:58

IBM offers free office suite

IBM has revived the Lotus Symphony brand, applying it this time to its OpenOffice-derived word processor, spreadsheet and presentation programs.
In the past, I have been less than flattering over Microsoft’s OpenXML document format. Make no mistake, an open file format is definitely a must-have…
Whether your Linux box has hundreds of users or just one account for you and one for your dog it is important to understand how…


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