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The name sounds like it might be a disease, but thanks to the German IT-Security Agency, KDE users will soon have a functioning open-source groupware application suite. Building on and integrating existing personal information management tools, the Kroupware project is beta testing a s...
Sure, there's a JVM for Linux and applets will run in any Linux browser, but can you actually code from a Linux box? When the GNU/Linux boom hit in the late '90s, all the hype was directed at the server. How Linux would save enterprises great gobs of cash in storage. How stable it was ...
Real Linux geeks do everything from the command line. Run programs, manage files, administer networks-all that fun stuff. We don't need no stinkin' mouse clicks.
The Linux desktop world reached another milestone in April when the third major version of the K Desktop Environment (KDE 3.0) hit download servers.
Richard Stallman is easily the most controversial figure associated with Linux and the open source movement. And the controversy begins with this very terminology. Stallman, fairly or not, believes the operating system is and should be called GNU/Linux, and the movement that he is a pa...
If you're still using Windows on your desktop, it's pretty likely that you also gather your e-mail with Microsoft Outlook. Perhaps you also let Outlook control your life, with appointments, to-do lists and the other doo-dads Outlook comes with. You may not like everything about it, but...
In my last article I showed you some of the basics of the KDE desktop environment. The primary challenger to KDE is the GNOME desktop environment.