Noncommercial Linux distributions News
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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Debian is a popular and freely-available computer operating system that uses the Linux kernel and other program components obtained from the GNU project. Continue Reading
MEPIS (pronounced MEHP-us) is a Linux distribution that includes the K Desktop Environment (KDE) based on the Trolltech Qt toolkit and also includes an anti-virus program known as ClamAV. MEPIS was originally released in 2003 by Warren Woodford, who... 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
Introduce yourself to Damn Small Linux, the fully-functional 50MB operating system that does everything you want, anywhere you want, in this chapter from "The Official Damn Small Linux Book: The Tiny Adaptable Linux That Runs on Anything" from ... Continue Reading
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