• MySQL

    MySQL is a relational database management system (RDBMS) based on SQL (Structured Query Language).

  • HP ProLiant servers to come with Ubuntu Server Edition

    Hewlett-Packard to package Ubuntu on ProLiant servers. Linus Torvalds up for a prestigious technology prize. Red Hat embraces Microsoft Open Technologies.

  • Red Hat bolsters RHEL support with portal and ABRT

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 includes a customer portal and an automated bug report and tracking (ABRT) tool, squelching some past complaints about Red Hat support. Red Hat collects data about proble...

  • plain old telephone service (POTS)

    POTS is a term sometimes used in discussion of new telephone technologies in which the question of whether and how existing voice transmission for ordinary phone communication can be accommodated.

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  • netfilter

    Netfilter is a utility in Linux 2.4 (and later releases) that facilitates Network Address Translation (NAT), packet filtering, and packet mangling. 

  • packet mangling

    Packet mangling is the modification of packets at a packet-based network interface before and/or after routing. 

  • open system

    In a computing context, an open system is an open source operating system, typically composed of coordinated modular components from a number of sources and not reliant upon any proprietary elements. 

  • vi

    vi, pronounced by using each letter (vee-aye), is a widely-used and popular UNIX-based text editor. 

  • tarball (tar archive)

    Tarball is a jargon term for a tar archive - a group of files collected together as one. 

  • Minix

    Minux (sometimes spelled MINIX) is an open source operating system with a user interface similar to that of Unix. 

  • Single UNIX Specification

    The Single UNIX Specification is an industry standard description of the C language program and user command interfaces for a standard Unix operating system. 

  • Cygwin

    Cygwin is an open source collection of tools that allows Unix or Linux applications to be compiled and run on a Windows operating system from within a Linux-like interface. 

  • Evaluating open source ROI

    What's the best way to evaluate the ROI of a potential open source migration? 

  • Do I have to release my customized open source code?

    If I use open source software and make changes to it, am I required to release the code?