linux

Linux (/ˈlɪnəks/ LIN-uks or, less frequently used, /ˈlaɪnəks/ LYN-uks) is a Unix-like and mostly POSIX-compliant computer operating system assembled under the model of free and open-source software development and distribution. [read more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux]

  • Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick) is offering as for today a relative old version PHP 5.3.3, if you want to have a better version, you’ll have to trust an unofficial APT repository. Here is How

    Thanks to the NGINX team, you can find nearly the latest version of PHP online at https://launchpad.net/~nginx/+archive/php5

    Create a new file php5-ppa.list

    vi /etc/apt/sources.list.d/php5-ppa.list

    and depending on the version of your ubuntu, you can replace the word maverick with the oldest oneiric, natty, or the latest lucid

    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/nginx/php5/ubuntu maverick main
    deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/nginx/php5/ubuntu maverick main

    run an update, to get the latest PHP version

    # apt-get update
    # apt-get dist-upgrade

    Alternatively you can still compile PHP on your own..

  • MySQL is a multithreaded, multi-user, SQL (Structured Query Language) Database Management System (DBMS) with an estimated six million installations. MySQL AB makes MySQL available as open source software / free software under the GNU General Public License (GPL), but they also sell it under traditional commercial licensing arrangements for cases where the intended use is incompatible with use of the GPL. [Wikipedia]

    MySQl is powering a lot of open source application all over the world (for example my homepage with Joomla CMS, phpnuke, postnuke...), a lot of internet provider let you define at least 1 to 5 database.
    MySQL 5.0 is the most significant product upgrade in the company's ten-year history, and the list of new features is impressive and futhfill a lot of requirementsfrom small to middle complexity applications
     

    Wineis a project to allow a PC running a Unix-like operating system and the X Window System to run x86 programs for Microsoft Windows. Alternately, those wishing to port a Windows application to a Unix-like system can compile it against the Wine libraries. The name was derived from the recursive acronym "Wine Is Not an Emulator" (it implements a compatibility layer), although some have used the unofficial expansion "Windows Emulator". Although the forms "WINE" and "wine" of the name are sometimes used, the developers have agreed on the now correct "Wine". [Wikipedia]

    Note I have personally already tested following major tools (which I can not live without) under my SuSE box: XMLspy, Beyond compare, HP49 emulator without any pain using a daily build of WINE(beginn of 2005)

    This is release 0.9 ofWine, a free implementation of Windows on Unix. After 12 years of development, this release marks the beginning of the beta testing phase. Everybody is encouraged to try it; while there are still bugs, most applications are expected to at least install and do something useful. from release 0.9 anouncement

  • synology.cedric.datacenter

    I did win a Synology DS710+ & DX510 by filling out a survey, after having read an official tweet of Synology Inc.(http://twitter.com/Synology) about the contest 3 weeks ago. The funny part is that I bought a Synology DS1010+ (704CHF/692$) and 4TB of disk (280CHF/275$) at the same time…

    On the picture above, this is my current small datacenter :-)

    • DS 408 has four disks of  1TB in RAID5, so a volume of 2.7TB since 2008
    • DS1010+ has two disks of 2 TB in RAID1 so a volume of 1.8TB since 2008
    • I have others disks 3.5TB not represented in my custom NAS that will soon be retired…

    The DS 510 will perfectly complete my existing DS1010+, the DS710+ will be assigned to some other tasks. Synology is really developing high-performance, reliable, versatile, and environmentally-friendly Network Attached Storage products. I did never had any problems, and all software updates were working as expected. They are by far the best NAS on the market with a lot of software functionalities thanks to a Linux kernel.

    Synology DX510


    Expansion Unit for Increasing Capacity of the Synology DiskStation DS710+ or DS1010+. When the storage capacity of the Synology DS710+/DS1010+ is nearing its limits, it can easily be expanded by the Synology DX510. The Synology DX510 securely connects to the Synology DS710+/DS1010+ via an eSATA cable of specially-designed connectors on both ends to ensure maximum throughput. The Synology DX510 can directly expand the existing storage on the Synology DS710+ to a maximum 14 TB volume.

    synology.nas.dx510 

    OverviewPhotoSpecificationsDatasheet - Supported Models - Support

    Synology DS 710+

    synology.nas.ds710_01 synology.nas.ds710_02 synology.nas.ds710_03

    OverviewPhotoSpecificationsFeaturesPerformanceCompatibilityDatasheetSupport

    Specifications

    • Intel Atom CPU Frequency: 1.67GHz
    • Floating Point
    • Memory Bus: 64bit@DDR800
    • Memory: 1GB
    • Internal HDD1: 3.5" SATA(II) X2 or 2.5" SATA/SSD X2
    • Max Internal Capacity: 4TB (2x 2TB hard drives)9
      (See All Supported HDD)
    • Hot Swappable HDD
    • Size (HxWxD): 157mm X 103.5mm X 232mm
    • External HDD Interface: USB 2.0 port X3, eSATA port X1
    • Weight: 1.69kg
    • LAN: Gigabit X1
    • Wireless Support11
    • Fan: X1(80mmX80mm)
    • Wake on LAN/WAN
    • Noise Level:2 22.1dB(A)
    • Power Recovery
    • AC Input Power Voltage: 100V to 240V
    • Power Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz, Single Phase
    • Power Consumption3: 31W(Access); 17W(HDD Hibernation)
    • Operating Temperature: 5°C to 35°C (40°F to 95°F)
    • Storage Temperature: -10°C to 70°C (15°F to 155°F)
    • Relative Humidity: 5% to 95%RH
    • Maximum Operating Altitude: 10,000 feet
    • Certification: FCC Class B, CE Class B, BSMI Class B
  • myself-campaign

    Download & Customize.Creative Commons SA BY NC

    I&8217;m myself, thanks. That&8217;s the answer to those stupid commercials aimed at identifying yourself
    with that company or the other. Download, Customize, Use it on your site/blog and Share it freely
    (CC sa by nc). Get rid of the marketing: they can&8217;t just stick a logo on you!

    Found at http://pollycoke.net/iniziative/myself/

  • Three of the world's biggest electronics companies -- IBM, Sony and Philips -- have joined forces with the two largest Linux software distributors to create a company for sharing Linux patents, royalty-free.
    The Open Invention Network (OIN), as the new firm unveiled Thursday is known, could mark a breakthrough in resolving how to protect vendors and customers from patent royalty disputes resulting from freely shared Linux code.

    Read more at CNN.com
  • Munin is a networked resource monitoring tool that can help analyze resource trends and "what just happened to kill our performance?" problems. It is designed to be very plug and play. A default installation provides a lot of graphs with almost no work.

    In Norse mythology Hugin and Munin are the ravens of the god king Odin. They flew all over Midgard for him, seeing and remembering, and later telling him. "Munin" means "memory".

    Install Munin&160;by issuing as root

    apt-get install munin munin-node munin-plugins-extra

    Activate as many plugins as required, there is more than 230 plugins!

    acpi                      jmx_                     qmailscan-simple
    amavis                    load                     quota_usage_
    apache_accesses           loggrep                  samba
    apache_processes          lpar_cpu                 selinux_avcstat
    apache_volume             lpstat                   sendmail_mailqueue
    apc_envunit_              mailman                  sendmail_mailstats
    apc_nis                   mailscanner              sendmail_mailtraffic
    apt                       mbmon_                   sensors_
    apt_all                   memcached_               slapd_
    asterisk_channels         memory                   slapd_bdb_cache_
    asterisk_channelstypes    mhttping                 slony_lag_
    asterisk_codecs           multigraph_tester        smart_
    asterisk_meetme           multiping                snmp__cpuload
    asterisk_meetmeusers      multips                  snmp__df
    asterisk_sipchannels      multips_memory           snmp__fc_if_
    asterisk_sippeers         munin_stats              snmp__fc_if_err_
    asterisk_voicemail        munin_update             snmp__if_
    bind9                     mysql_                   snmp__if_err_
    bind9_rndc                mysql_bytes              snmp__if_multi
    bonding_err_              mysql_innodb             snmp__load
    buddyinfo                 mysql_isam_space_        snmp__memory
    cmc_tc_sensor_            mysql_queries            snmp__netapp_diskusage_
    colour_tester             mysql_slowqueries        snmp__netapp_inodeusage_
    courier_                  mysql_threads            snmp__netstat
    courier_mta_mailqueue     named                    snmp__print_pages
    courier_mta_mailstats     netopia                  snmp__print_supplies
    courier_mta_mailvolume    netstat                  snmp__processes
    cps_                      nfs4_client              snmp__rdp_users
    cpu                       nfs_client               snmp__sensors_fsc_bx_fan
    cpuspeed                  nfsd                     snmp__sensors_fsc_bx_temp
    cupsys_pages              nfsd4                    snmp__sensors_fsc_fan
    df                        nginx_request            snmp__sensors_fsc_temp
    df_abs                    nginx_status             snmp__sensors_mbm_fan
    df_inode                  nomadix_users_           snmp__sensors_mbm_temp
    dhcpd3                    ntp_                     snmp__sensors_mbm_volt
    digitemp_                 ntp_kernel_err           snmp__swap
    diskstat_                 ntp_kernel_pll_freq      snmp__uptime
    diskstats                 ntp_kernel_pll_off       snmp__users
    ejabberd_                 ntp_offset               snmp__winload
    entropy                   ntp_states               snmp__winmem
    env                       nut_misc                 snort_alerts
    exim_mailqueue            nutups_                  snort_bytes_pkt
    exim_mailqueue_alt        nut_volts                snort_drop_rate
    exim_mailstats            nvidia_                  snort_pattern_match
    extinfo_tester            open_files               snort_pkts
    fail2ban                  open_inodes              snort_traffic
    files_                    openvpn                  spamstats
    foldingathome             perdition                squeezebox_
    foldingathome_rank        ping_                    squid_cache
    foldingathome_wu          plugin.sh                squid_icp
    forks                     plugins.history          squid_objectsize
    freeradius_acct           pm3users_                squid_requests
    freeradius_auth           pop_stats                squid_traffic
    freeradius_proxy_acct     port_                    surfboard
    freeradius_proxy_auth     postfix_mailqueue        swap
    fw_conntrack              postfix_mailstats        sybase_space
    fw_forwarded_local        postfix_mailvolume       tcp
    fw_packets                postgres_bgwriter        threads
    haproxy_                  postgres_cache_          tomcat_
    hddtemp                   postgres_checkpoints     tomcat_access
    hddtemp2                  postgres_connections_    tomcat_jvm
    hddtempd                  postgres_connections_db  tomcat_threads
    hddtemp_smartctl          postgres_locks_          tomcat_volume
    http_loadtime             postgres_querylength_    uptime
    id                        postgres_scans_          users
    if_                       postgres_size_           varnish_
    if_err_                   postgres_transactions_   vlan_
    ifx_concurrent_sessions_  postgres_tuples_         vlan_inetuse_
    interrupts                postgres_users           vlan_linkuse_
    iostat                    postgres_xlog            vmstat
    iostat_ios                processes                vserver_cpu_
    ip_                       proc_pri                 vserver_loadavg
    ipac-ng                   proxy_plugin             vserver_resources
    ipmi_                     ps_                      warning_tester
    ipmi_sensor_              psu_                     yum
    ircu                      qmailqstat               zimbra_
    irqstats                  qmailscan

    Here are some I did add to the list of already activated one. Some were added for obvious reason like mysql, nginx and fail2ban to monitor SSH brute force attempt…

    cd /etc/munin/plugins/

    ln -s /usr/share/munin/plugins/nginx_status nginx_status

    ln -s /usr/share/munin/plugins/nginx_request nginx_request

    ln -s /usr/share/munin/plugins/mysql_ mysql

    ln -s /usr/share/munin/plugins/mysql_queries mysql_queries

    ln -s /usr/share/munin/plugins/fail2ban fail2ban

    Fail2Ban require root access to the socket of fail2ban, so edit munin-node

    vi /etc/munin/plugin-conf.d/munin-node

    And append at the end

    [fail2ban*]
    user root

    Restart Munin-node and force the munin-cron process to run the initial html reports or wait 5 minutes…

    /etc/init.d/munin-node restart
    sudo -u munin munin-cron

    Add to the crontab of the user Munin the command to run Munin every 5 minutes:

    sudo -u munin crontab –e
    */5 * * * * /usr/bin/munin-cron

    Protect the server host where Munin&160;will output its reports

    htpasswd -c /etc/nginx/.htpasswd username

    Now add a new site to nginx

    vi /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/waltercedric
    And put at least the following inside

    server {
    listen&160;&160;&160;&160;&160;&160; 80;
    server_name&160; munin.acme.com;
    root /var/cache/munin/www;
    location / {
    &160;&160;&160; expires off;
    &160;&160;&160; auth_basic "Munin";
    &160;&160;&160; auth_basic_user_file /etc/nginx/.htpasswd;
    }
    }

    And reload nginx configuration with service nginx reload

    You can now point any browser to http://munin.acme.com

  • xenServer

    Citrix XenServer is a complete, managed server virtualization platform built on the powerful Xen hypervisor. Xen technology is widely acknowledged as the fastest and most secure virtualization software in the industry.

    In case you don’t have any optical drive attached to the server, this small how to will help you to install Xen Server as domain 0 (dom0) using USB flash drive.

    1. Download XEN server iso from http://www.citrix.com/English/ss/downloads/index.asp
    2. Format your USB drive using FAT32,
    3. Use an older version of UNetbootin to create a bootable disk. Download, start and follow the instruction in user interface,
    4. Just plug the USB flash drive and boot on it to complete the installation of Xen Server.

    UNetbootin allows you to create bootable Live USB drives for Ubuntu, Fedora, and other Linux distributions without burning a CD. It runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. You can either let UNetbootin download one of the many distributions supported out-of-the-box for you, or supply your own Linux .iso file if you've already downloaded one or your preferred distribution isn't on the list (such as Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, FreeBSD, PartedMagic)

    I used the version 393 and it worked, the latest version (549),  seems to have a bug and refuse to boot with an error message

    mboot.c32: not a COM32R image

  • GnGeo is a NeoGeo emulator for Linux (and maybe some other UNIX).
    It use the following cpu core:
    • The 68k core from the Generator project by James Ponder.
    • Starscream 680x0 emulation library by Neill Corlett.
    • Raze Z80 emulator by Richard Mitton.
    • Z80 Mame core from the Mame project.
    • YM2610 Mame core by Tatsuyuki Satoh.

    Finding the rpm for SuSe 9.3 is quite easy if You know http://rpm.pbone.net The GnGeo specific page is here.

    You need to unzip the NeoGeo romset in /usr/share/gngeo in order to make it work. You will have to google a little bit, search for "neogeo bios rom" or download them at Spooman homepage or use emule (P2P).
    Copy NEO-GEO.ROM, ng-lo.rom, ng-sfix.rom and ng-sm1.rom to /usr/share/gngeoas root.

    GnGeo 0.6.5.2 now has an experimental gui. You will find a menu entry in KDE/System/GnGeo.
    Please see the /usr/share/doc/packages/gngeo/sample_gngeorc for more information on how to use NeoRageX style Hotkeys.


  • From 0 to Splunk in 5 minutes using Docker and Compose

    Splunk is an American multinational corporation headquartered in San Francisco, California, which produces software for searching, monitoring, and analyzing machine-generated big data, via a web-style interface.

    Docker is an open source software platform to create, deploy and manage virtualized application containers on a common operating system (OS), with an ecosystem of allied tools. 

    Compose is a tool for defining and running multi-container Docker applications. With Compose, you use a YAML file to configure your application's services. Then, with a single command, you create and start all the services from your configuration.

  • sony_playstation_ps3

    Sony PS3 love linux...

    These instructions show you how to install LINUX on a Playstation 3 with the latest firmware.

    Downloading a Linux flavor

    Download one of these Linux versions:


    Ubuntu
    • Kubuntu - Ubuntu with KDE (recommended I can't stand GNOME desktop)
    • Ubuntu - The standard version using Gnome Desktop.
    • Xubuntu - Using the lightweight XFCE desktop environment
    • Edubuntu - Designed for use in school classrooms
    Yellow Dog
    Debian
    Fedora
    Fedora Core 5 PPC DVD - 3.4GB
    OpenSUSE
    not working, work in progress [http://en.opensuse.org/PS3]
    Gentoo linux
    how to [http://whitesanjuro.googlepages.com/]

    Burn the iso-file onto a CD/DVD depending on the size of the distribution

    Preparing the PS3

    In this step we will format the PlayStation 3 and create two partitions, one for the XMB (the PS3 operating system) and one for Linux. Before formatting the PS3, you MUST backup your games saved data.

    • In the XMB go to Settings > System Settings > Format Utility > Format Hard Disk. Choose Yes.
    • Choose Custom partition setting and Allot 10GB to the Other OS. Perform a Quick Format.
    • Reboot the PS3 by pressing X on your controller.

    Preparing to run the LiveCD

    • Insert the Linux CD/DVD you burned into your Playstation 3.
    • Go to Settings > System Settings > Install Other OS.
    • The system will detect a file called otheros.bld on your disk. Hit X to start the installer.
    • Go to Settings > System Settings > Default System. Set it to Other OS. Restart your PS3 by clicking X.
    • At the kboot: prompt, hit Enter. Linux will boot, slowly, from the CD.

    Once the system is up and running from the disc, you may choose to install Linux permanently.

    • Double click the install icon on the desktop.
    • Select Manual partitioning, and choose the 10.7GB drive.

    Back to normal operations under XMB

    To boot back to the XMB environment, type boot-game-os at the kboot: prompt.

  • linuxOnIPhone

    Linux 2.6 kernel has been ported to Apple's iPhone platform!!!!!

    A short narrated video demonstrating iPhone Linux, a port of the Linux operating system to the iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, and first-generation iPod touch platforms. This video was created with Cycorder, a video recorder app for the iPhone, with apologies for the blurriness.

    Original POST with the news is HERE

  • I am also a KDE fan user since 3 years now and I want  to thanks here the whole team of developers.

    From the article:
    Yesterday at 10:00 AM the president of the KDE e.V. Eva Brucherseifer welcomed the audience of the presentation track at the KDE anniversary event at theTechnische Akademie Esslingen (TAE) in Ostfildern near Stuttgart, Germany. Keynote speakers wereMatthias Ettrich, founder of the KDE project, as well asKlaus Knopper of Knoppix fame. During their presentations they looked back at KDE's successful past 10 years and they offered their thoughts about the future of KDE andFree SoftwareMore HERE

  • The KDE Project ships a new major release of their leading Open Source desktop environment.  KDE 3.4

    • More than 6,500 bugs have been fixed
    • More than 1,700 wishes have been fullfilled
    • More than 80,000 contributions with several million lines of code and documentation added or changed

    KDE is an independent project of hundreds of developers, translators, artists and other professionals worldwide collaborating over the Internet to create and freely distribute a sophisticated, customizable and stable desktop and office environment employing a flexible, component-based, network-transparent architecture and offering an outstanding development platform. KDE provides a stable, mature desktop, a full, component-based office suite (KOffice), a large set of networking and administration tools and utilities, and an efficient, intuitive development environment featuring the excellent IDE KDevelop. KDE is working proof that the Open Source "Bazaar-style" software development model can yield first-rate technologies on par with and superior to even the most complex commercial software. from www.kde.org

  • PolishLinux.org is a general Linux portal featuring: comparisons of GNU/Linux and BSD systems, distro chooser, reviews and articles on free software. They have start a review of what KDE 4 look like by presenting a lot of screen shots.
    Except the fact that suddenly every windows/widget has to be transparent (like in VISTA, what a pollution and loss of time till eyes get focused, hey what is transparent in our world except glass???).

    Just can wait to install OpenSuse 11.0 when it will be available :-)

    Kde4.0

  • I am using KDE 4.2RC1 since 2 weeks now, mainly 2 to 3 working day at the office, and has not experienced any crash yet or having any regret by using it. The desktop is just great, and very polished.

    desktop

    To install it in OpenSuse 11.1, just use the following link

    &160;

    Kde4-ymp

    Or you can choose to install a more basic KDE 4 desktop.

    Attention: The KDE:KDE4:Factory:Desktop Build Service project offers KDE 4.2.x packages as they are currently under development for openSUSE 11.2. They should be mostly usable, but have bugs.

    The release announcement gives a quick overview while the visual tour to KDE 4.2 is a must see. Here are also 2 video:


  • kde430

    My Favorite Desktop under Linux has reach a huge milestone

    KDE 4.3.0 is out, and it is a great release. It is unlikely that any one specific thing will strike the user as the most noticeable improvement; rather, the overall user experience of KDE has improved greatly in KDE 4.3.0. The release's codename, Caizen, is a Japanese philosophy that focuses on continuous improvement throughout all aspects of life. That has been the goal of the KDE team for 4.3.0: polish, polish, polish. The statistics from the bug tracker speak for themselves: 10,000 bugs have been fixed. In addition, close to 63,000 changes were checked in by a little under 700 contributors. That is not to say that the KDE team did not add a large number of new features: 2000 feature requests were implemented in the past 6 months, meaning that any user's pet feature might well be among the improvements KDE 4.3.0 brings. Read more at KDE.org

    Install it under OpenSuse 11.1 using this page http://en.opensuse.org/KDE4 or this icon&160; Kde4-ymp.png (One Click Install)

  • kde_4_7

    May 25th, 2011. Today, KDE has released a first beta of the upcoming 4.7 release of the Plasma Desktop and Netbook workspaces, the KDE Applications and the KDE Frameworks, which is planned for July 27, 2011. With API, dependency and feature freezes in place, the KDE team's focus is now on fixing bugs and further polishing new and old functionality.

    The 4.7 release will bring a number of exciting improvements:

    • KWin, Plasma's window manager now supports OpenGL-ES 2.0, improving performance and deployment on mobile devices
    • Dolphin, KDE's flexible file manager has seen user interface improvements and now sports a better user experience for searching in files' metadata.
    • KDM, KDE's login manager now interfaces with the Grub2 boot loader
    • Marble, the virtual globe now supports offline address search, especially making its mobile version more useful on the road

    Visit the KDE 4.7 Information page

  • Knoppix 3.8 bittorrents are just hitting the web. Get you're copy here. This is the German CeBIT convention and expo. You'll need to use "lang=us" as a kernel boot option (at the grub prompt) for English. For German keyboards "=" isn't in the same place. It's typed with a Shift-0 on English keyboards. A good tool to download Torrent is Azureus

  • It seems that the latest sport these days is to hack a running device powered by a linux kernel. This time Linux reveal its power inside a Network Attached Storage (NAS). Originally powered by a Linksys firmware, it can be enhanced greatly by an open source alternative openSlug(beta but promising) or Unslug(stable)
    For openSlug:

     

     

       1. Number of drives attached to slug can be greater than 2.
       2. Bluetooth support can be added.
       3. More RAM can be supported.
       4. RunApex and use a different bootloader with cool features.
       5. OpenSlugNativeCompileEnvironment Compile natively on OpenSlug.

    Thanks people, I will surely aquire one NSLU2 very soon!

    The same idea, but a different device: Wireless router WRT54G

  • A new site has open last months, purpose is to unite the individuals interested in Linux and Biometrics.LinuxBiometrics.com's purpose is to fill the biometrics void in the Open Source community.

    I hope that someone will write a driver for the Digital Persona or Microsoft fingerprint reader (which is the same device, one more true innovation from Microsoft Digital Persona)...Sometimes I hate being a Java specialist (and not a C++ developer) :-(


  • What You will have to check before trying to install a Linux machine
    If you've heard about Linux and feel like giving it a go or if you want to try Linux but you're too afraid it'll shew up your computer, this article is for you. Read it, feel free to take what you need and ignore the rest. This is not a tutorial, it's a README-FIRST-like article. It should help you to take that first dive. read more
    HERE atwww.osnews.com
  • checklist

    An exploited or hacked server is one that is no longer fully under your control and someone else is now partially using your server for their own purposes.

    You’ll find in this mind map

    What bad guys can do and remedies

    Why a mind map?

    A mind map is a diagram used to visually outline information. mind map help you take notes, brainstorm complex problems, and think creatively.

    • Information are summarized efficiently to be usable and accessible,
    • Inter-relationships are clear between the different concepts,
    • It is the most flexible for organizing associative, divergent and convergent thinking (Convergent thinking involves aiming for a single, correct solution to a problem, whereas divergent thinking involves creative generation of multiple answers to a set problem),

    You can find the latest version at

    http://linux-compromised-server-checks.waltercedric.com/

  • 198 Linux distributions (estimated is more than 320) can be seen at shots.osdir.com 

    Worth the visit...especially if You wan to install soon a linux distro

  • According to the latest studies in germany (companies not affiliate with M$).

    But what is the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership)?? The table below show You the main differences between
    Free Softwares and Proprietary Softwares TCO.

     Free Softwares and Proprietary Softwares TCO.
    All Costs = TCO Free Softwares Proprietary Softwares
    Buy the software 0 $
    Configuration - installation $ $
    Deployment $ $
    Training $ $
    Curative maintenance $ $
    Preventive maintenance $ $$
    Corrective maintenance $ $$
    Adaptative maintenance $ $$
    Evolutive maintenance $ $
    Respect standards $ $$$
    Interoperability $ $$
    Hardware compatibility $ $
    Security: resisting to intrusions $ $$$
    Security: resisting to virus $ $$$
    Necessity to replace
    regurly equipmeent
    $ $$$
    Dependency to a company $ $$$

    Source : Eikonex - Free softwarehttp://www.eikonex.net/pdf/hab-FAQ-3.html

  • MeeGo is a Linux-based open source mobile operating system project which was announced at Mobile World Congress in February 2010 by Intel and Nokia in a joint press conference. Its aim is to merge the efforts of Intel on Moblin and of Nokia on Maemo into one project. It is hosted by the Linux Foundation.  Free and Open Source of course.

     

    Visit http://meego.com/ for more informations