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May 25, 2012
Linux kernel 3.4's changes to the btrfs file system and new tools may spur some to update servers without waiting for Linux to play catch-up.
August 16, 2010
Cutting cost is an important open source driver, but it shouldn't be the top reason -- at the end of the day, open source software isn't free.
April 07, 2010
The future of OpenSolaris on the IBM System z mainframe, a perennially niche platform, is tentative given Oracle's acquisition of Sun Microsystems.
August 07, 2006
Zend Technologies delivers PHP for IBM System i; SUSE Linux 10 downloads exceed 165,000; and the OpenVZ project gets cozy with Debian Linux.
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Linux Mint is a free and open source operating system (OS) distribution based on Ubuntu and Debian for use on x-86 x-64-compatible machines. Continue Reading
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MindTouch is an open source document management system alternative to SharePoint and other commercial software. In this tip, learn how to set up MindTouch on a Linux server, using CentOS 5.5 as the example system. Continue Reading
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