Macedonia, a small land-locked country in eastern Europe, has been using Linux and Open Source applications in its Ministry of Finance since 2001. The decision to use Open Source operating systems and applications has resulted in significant cost savings to the Ministry.
Archive for February, 2008
Solothurn, a swiss canton located about 35km north of Bern, plans to conclude its ongoing migration of 2000 desktops to Debian GNU/Linux. The migration, which began in 2006 and is about half completed, is another example of the extent that Linux and other Open Source operating systems and applications are gradually gaining acceptance.
“pfSense is a free, open source customized distribution of FreeBSD tailored for use as a firewall and router.” pfSense is a fork of m0n0wall, and uses pf, openBSD’s stateful packet filter.
“grml is a Debian-based system administration distro, providing more than 1700 software packages. “You’ll get sysadmins favourite tools, security- and network-related software, data recovery- and forensic-tools, LaTeX, many editors, shells, and of course many texttools.”
Trolltech ASA, which was recently acquired by Nokia, has announced the release of Qt 4.3.4. Qt is the company’s flagship, cross-platform development framework., and it’s at the heart of the KDE desktop environment. The latest release pertains to commercial customers and the open source community.
Sabayon is a Gentoo-based GNU/Linux distribution with support for binary package installation. It is, therefore, more of a hybrid distribution than a purely source-based distribution like Gentoo. That is another way of saying that you can install a Gentoo-based distribution without having to compile packages from source. While most Linux distributions follow a 6-month release cycle, Sabayon bucks the trend […]