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[News] IBM Releases Another Linux SDK, Gets GNU/Linux Into Vietnam's Bank

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VietinBank Selects an IBM System z and Linux to Support Growing Business in Key Emerging Market

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IBM System z and Linux selected by VietinBank

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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 PC/OS 2009v2a Released ,----[ Quote ] | PC/OS 2009v2a has been released for the general public. This release fixes | many of the application stability issues that users had with PC/OS 2009v2. | With this release we went ahead and and installed all updates so all security | updates since PC/OS 2009v2 has been released have been applied. The changes | to PC/OS 2009v2a application wise are common across all releases except one | application inclusion and one removal. `---- http://www.pc-os.org/2009/03/pcos-2009v2a-released.html Greenie 4...

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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Editor's Note: the Quest for the Perfect Desktop Linux ,----[ Quote ] | Naturally, the perfect Linux is different for | every user. I want something that Terry can use | without having vexing little problems cropping | up all the time. It is enough work learning to | use applications like Audacity, Ardour, Digikam, | and OpenOffice without also having to babysit a | colicky Linux. It seems to me that the "noob- | friendly" distros like Ubuntu, Mandriva, and | openSUSE start out great, but the more you use | them the more weird little glitches they | exhibit. I want something with a reasonable | degree of sanity, and something I can fix | without having to untangle mare's nests of | distro-specific "improvements." | | These are my criteria for the perfect desktop | Linux distro: | | * Rolling releases and continual upgrades. I | think fresh installs with new releases are | silly and should be done only when it's | absolutely necessary, like a system that is | hopelessly messed-up. A good Linux gets | better with age, it's not like Windows which | runs down like a cheap wind-up clock. | * Reasonably fresh package versions | * Stable | * Easy to maintain | * Active dev team and community `---- http://www.linuxtoday.com/news_story.php3?ltsn=2010-04-16-030-35-OP-CY-SW Related: German Foreign Ministry starts open source blitzkreig ...

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