Nero for Linux

Saturday, December 17th, 2005

The news is that Nero has announced NeroLinux a version of their cd burning software that will run under the linux operating system. The software is available in either rpm or deb binary (for either debian based or red-hat based package managed systems.) I’ve noticed that Nero install under wine with no real problems. I’ve […]

Linux won’t boot – corrupt MBR (Master Boot Record) repair tip

Sunday, November 27th, 2005

How many times have I seen this, a dual-boot system with a sideways Master Boot Record (MBR). This is one of those ways that Windows systems sometimes don’t “play well with others”. This tip at tells of an unfortunate Windows hibernate that rendered his system unbootable. A linux cd is all it takes to […]

$100 notebooks for schoolkids around the world likely will run linux

Monday, November 14th, 2005

I was reading that Apple had offered free copies of OSX for the $100 laptop project aimed at bringing cheap laptops to schoolkids in the developing world and in some cases even here in the US. They don’t have the price down to $100 yet, but OSX was rejected because it isn’t open source, apparently […]

Debian based distros pursuing LSB standards?

Monday, August 22nd, 2005

It sounds as though the distributions of Linux based on debian are trying to define a standard base to work from. It looks as though the disunity among various debian derivitives has prompted a move to unify and work towards LSB (Linux Standards Base) compliance to improve their standing compared to other distributions.    Send […]

OpenSuSE site live

Tuesday, August 9th, 2005

It looks as though the OpenSuSE site is open for business. Several days ago there was a story that Novell was opening SuSE up to build a community model much like Red Hat has with Fedora.    Send article as PDF   

HP virus throttler available for Linux

Monday, August 8th, 2005

HP will be making their virus throttler software avialable for Linux. Their virus throttler software detects compromised machines on a network, mails the administrator and throttles network connections to the machine, attempting to minimize the impact of the viral outbreak. (It seems as though it would be especially useful against network worms.    Send article […]

Novell promoting linux

Monday, August 8th, 2005

There’s a primer in the independant on Novell pushing linux adoption. They also mention Novell trying to balance between opensource, freely downloadable content and providing business level support.    Send article as PDF   

SuSE Linux opening up

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005

I just read at arstechnica that it looks as though Novell is going to try and develop a community around SuSE, much like Red Hat has done with Fedora. They’ll be opening up the code at The goal will be to make it easier for people to get involved with releasing software for SuSE […]

Linux in city government

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005

Newforge has a good article about the city of Kenosha Wisconsin and their experience to linux. They started their “test” about 10 years ago starting with a DNS server and or a mailserver. They’ve moved now to a complete server/thin-client setup. They initially saved $100,000 a year with Linux, now that number is higher from […]