Microsoft has made it so that Windows 8 approved PC can only run Windows 8. Fedora Linux has forged a way around it, but not everyone like their approach. Torvalds gives his thoughts on the issue.
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The country is making headway on a pilot scheme to move public-sector bodies from proprietary to free and open-source software, though Oracle and other products could create hurdles
Recently I was reminded yet again of why I purposely avoid Microsoft products altogether. I wrote a while ago about migrating a relative from Windows 2000 to Fedora Linux 14.
Software updates are one of the main areas of IT, mainly because of continuous security and enhancement updates. Microsoft usually releases a huge number of security updates each month, and even though they get criticised for this, GNU/Linux has a high number of updates as well, particularly Fedora which is treated as beta or cutting edge versions of free and open source software.
The many incarnations and distributions of open-source operating systems such as Linux, Red Hat and Ubuntu have received widespread acclaim for years, but is the penguin catching on in corporate Australia? Or is it being left out in the cold?
Fedora 11 comes with new virtualisation features, support for fingerprint readers and the promised ability for any email client to tap into Microsoft Exchange
Fedora 11 comes with new virtualization features, support for fingerprint readers and the promised ability for any email client to tap into Microsoft Exchange.
Release 11 of Red Hat's Fedora project will include OpenChange, a technology designed to give any email client native access to Microsoft Exchange
Red Hat is not going to let the Microsoft-Novell partnership dim its own prospects for interoperability.That seems to be the case with the Red Hat-sponsored open source Fedora project, which plans to release on June 9 a major upgrade of its free Linux that offers robust integration with Microsoft Exchange via a new feature called OpenChange.