Linux For You - Jan 2007

January 2007
Issue Vol. 4 No. 11

Pakistan The New ‘Promised Land’ for FOSS!
The government and industry of Pakistan are joining hands to utilise FOSS to its maximum potential.

Learn for Free with Linux!
Will e-learning also ride the Linux wave? Let’s try and find out.

Is the War Really Against Microsoft?
Is favouring open source synonymous with rallying against Microsoft?

Group Work Made Easy!
Learn how cdrom helps in customising your computer.

openSUSE 10.2: Winning the Popularity Poll
openSUSE 10.2 is out, and the buzz is that it’s outstanding. Read on to learn more about this latest release—the exciting features, as well as the parts that could be worked on.

If Bill Gates started a company today, I bet it would be open source.
MySQL has become a household word and a profitable business. Here’s an interview with Marten Mickos, CEO, MySQL. MySQL is a superstar among open source databases. There are more than ten million MySQL installations worldwide, and top sites like Google, Yahoo, Slashdot and Travelocity use it. It is particularly strong among the Web 2.0 crowd, counting among its customers Wikipedia, Craigslist, Del.icio.us, Digg, Flickr and Technorati. Two Swedes and a Finn created MySQL in 1995: David Axmark, Allan Larsson and Michael “Monty” Widenius. Since 2001, when the MySQL AB company was set up in Sweden, its CEO has been another Finn, Marten Mickos.

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