Developing a large and complex program means combining many ideas, often hundreds or thousands of them. In a country that allows software patents, chances are that some substantial fraction of the ideas in your program will be patented already by various companies.
Perhaps hundreds of patents will cover parts of your program. A study in 2004 found almost 300 U.S. patents that covered various parts of a
single important program. It is so much work to do such a study that only one has been done.
It’s free for download but you have to pay a tiny bit to mail order it or buy it from a company. If you’re getting Linux for more than 2-3 PCs, you can also get training and support at a small free, if you choose to have it. Else it’s the Linux community on the Net to your rescue.
If you want to get comfortable with Linux, you don’t have to let go of windows. Get Linux installed on a seprate partition and you can switch between Windows and Linux. There are some Linux versions that run off CDs too-xandross and Knoppix.
If we were to re-write Linux, taking clues from
various operating systems, what would we
make sure it did? Our next-generation operating system (NGOS) would be
completely modular in design, aimed at 64-bit hardware, and with an
interface that would change the way people compute. It would support a
large number of applications and hardware devices, accepting device
drivers written for other operating system, and run applications
written for other operating system under an emulation mode.
I started work a few weeks ago at a Anglican Church's community centre, in one of Christchurch's poorer suburbs. I am to be the tutor for a class of adult learners and techie for the community centre.
They have five computers, three running Windows 95 and two running Windows 98. It's all kosher, since they got them from a computer recycler I know, which has a charity license setup with Microsoft.
Your statement that Eric Raymond was "contacted by the perpetrator"
the DDoS attack on SCO begins the falsehoods. Mr. Raymond made very
clear when volunteering his information and calling for the attack to
cease that he was contacted by a third-party associate of the
perpetrator and does not have the perpetrator's identity to reveal.
The DDoS attack ceased, and has not resumed. Mr. Raymond subsequently
received emailed thanks for his action from Blake Stowell of SCO.
First step in this is to have a Security as a Policy - A Security Policy.
With out this you are not having clear definition to what you want to
protect and what to do when you find any violations. I would suggest
to have a look at Site "Security Handbook" an RFC 2196.
A GNU/Linux distributions has lots of softwares coming along with it as
its installation part,so a GNU/Linux user needs to be aware of what
packages he should install on the server systems which he is going to
use in production environment.
IndLinux.org announced the launch of IndLinux Milan v0.37, a Hindi interface to Gnome, the graphical user interface (GUI) of the GNU/Linux operating system. The software is available as a free download from the Web site www.indlinux.org.
With IndLinux Milan v0.37 installed, those who can read and write Hindi can now use computers in their own language.