Linux is a free and open source operating system. Linux and another open source operating system can use and load device drivers without publicly available source code. These are vendor-compiled binary drivers without any source code. Commonly known as Blobs. Die-hard open source fans and Free Software Foundation (FSF) recommends completely removing all proprietary components including blobs. This posts list seven best Linux distribution that meets the FSF’s strict guidelines and contains no proprietary components such as firmware and drivers.
Google has announced Google Chrome OS, which should be available mid-2010. This is a direct challenge to MS Windows operating systems. This is excellent news and it is going to tied tightly to its Chrome Web browser. Google Chrome running within a new windowing system on top of a Linux kernel. Speed, simplicity and security are the key aspects of Google Chrome OS – said Sundar Pichai, VP Product Management, in a blog post.
The Sun Netra brand has been used for a variety of server computers from Sun Microsystems. These servers used for various purposes such as telecommunications applications.
In a few short years, the Linux operating system has gone from a hobbyist’s power tool to a highly usable, mainstream choice. The most popular version of Linux these days is called Ubuntu. Ubuntu’s rise to power has been rapid, historic and well-deserved. It’s the best Linux distribution ever, still most people only use a fraction of its power.
It’s about time someone wrote this article. I know the headline is a little bit provoking. But when you think about some comments from Linux proponents you could think so.
Can bug present in the Debian OpenSSL packages affect Red Hat / FreeBSD / CentOS Linux UNIX / Windows workstation / server users?
How do I lock out a user after a set number of login attempts in Linux but also automatically unlock it after N minutes?
This small guide may come handy…
From the article:
One great thing about Linux is that you can transplant a hard disk from a machine that runs a 32-bit AMD XP processor into a new 64-bit Intel Core 2 machine, and the Linux installation will continue to work. However, if you do this, you’ll be running a 32-bit kernel, a C library, and a complete system install on a processor that could happily run 64-bit code. You’ll waste even more resources if your new machine has 4GB or more of system memory, and you’ll be forced to either not use some of it or run a 32-bit Physical Address Extension (PAE) kernel. Cross-grading to the 64-bit variant of your Linux distribution can help you use your resources more wisely. A disclaimer: changing the architecture of your Fedora installation from 32 to 64-bit isn’t recommended or supported in any way. Perform this at your own risk after creating a suitable backup.
=> Upgrade from 32-bit to 64-bit Fedora Linux without a system reinstall [linux.com]
Asterisk PBX (private branch exchange) is an open source telephone system. Like any PBX, it allows a number of attached telephones to make calls to one another, and to connect to other telephone services including the public switched telephone network (PSTN).
Setting up Asterisk is considered as a difficult task. Building a VoIP Linux server with Asterisk is easy with AsteriskNOW software, which can setup Asterisk in minutes:
AsteriskNOW is an open source Software Appliance; a customized Linux distribution that includes Asterisk (the leading open source telephony engine and tool kit), the AsteriskGUI, and all other software needed for an Asterisk system. AsteriskNOW is easy to install, and offers flexibility, functionality and features not available in advanced, high-cost proprietary business systems.
Overall I’m quite impressed with this project as it provides:
=> Ease of use
=> Ease of installation
=> GUI Wizards
=> Open source project
==> Visit official AsteriskNow project home page.
Vixta.org is a Fedora-based Linux distribution designed to be user-friendly and eye-catching, similar in look and feel to Windows Vista. Trying to spread Linux to the “masses”, not just sysadmins. It is vista look-a-like Linux Os. If you like Vista user interface, this distro is for you.
Vixta Linux distribution Goals
1. Absolutely free
2. Spread linux to the “masses”.
3. ABN – AbsolutelyNo Config.
6. Familiar look and Feel
Download Vixta Linux distribution
=> Visit official project home page