Tag Archive for 'red hat'

12 of the best Linux and free software promotional videos

Came across this clog entry which presents 12 of the best free software videos. Some great stuff there.

Omega: Fedora For The Rest of Us

As a part of my three months using Fedora trial, I have written an article for Linux Magazine about Remixes and Omega in particular.

Omega is a Remix of Fedora which includes the RPM Fusion repositories and GStreamer plugins for multimedia codecs by default. It also ships with all the latest updates at the time of release.

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Trying Fedora for 3 months

That’s right folks, I’m going to use Fedora (Leonidas) on my main desktop machine for 3 months and see how it goes.

I’ve wanted to do this for ages, but always got put off by Yum. Now that yum isn’t quite as sucky as it used to be, I’m going to try and give Fedora a real shot.

It’s gonna be hard.. I don’t know the Fedora/RedHat way of doing things, so I might need some advice along the way! I’ll post issues that I have up here.

Here goes!! Wish me luck :-)

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FOSS worldwide – Australia 4th overall

Red Hat has announced the results of a survey they sponsored showing the amount of open source activity around the world. An activity map shows the level of open source activity happening today, while the environmental map is based off more speculative factors to determine whether the environment is favourable for open source to take hold.

Out of the 57 countries included in the survey, the top 5 were:

France
Overall=1
Government=1
Industry=25
Community=3

Spain
Overall=2
Government=2
Industry=22
Community=10

Germany
Overall=3
Government=4
Industry=19
Community=5

Australia
Overall=4
Government=14
Industry=4
Community=11

Finland
Overall=5
Government=19
Industry=1
Community=18

So, Australia comes in at number 4 overall. Our Industry was quite high, while our Government continues to let us down (I wonder whether Universities were considered Government or Industry?).

Anyway, interesting numbers. The Open Source Index is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license.

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