Although the computer industry seems focused on the 64-bit battle between Intel's Itanium and AMD's Opteron, a more interesting 64-bit platform to watch is IBM's PowerPC. Of IBM's two PowerPC platforms, the pSeries and iSeries, the latter, formerly known as the AS/400, is the one to watch. The iSeries, in combination with Linux, can drive new levels of productivity for end users.
Open source is being used by Novell Inc to provide tight integration between Linux desktops and servers, turning one of Microsoft's own tactics against it. Licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL), iFolder will allow desktop users to back-up, access and manage personal files to any designated machine.
As financial opportunities develop, so the follows "the legal gravy train." If there is money in it, it is worth litigating. So, it seems to be the case with free software. Free software has moved from the world of "the anarchist" to the commercial world. Litigation has raised its head at the same time as some members of the venture capital community are rushing to invest in open source software.
The mozilla.org staff meeting minutes for March 8th as well as March 15th are now online and available for reading.
I was trying to decide yesterday on what my next tutorial should be, and I realised I had never written about why I love Linux1 so much. Well, it's time to let the world know.
The latest newsletter covering the wonderful world of Gentoo is now available.
For experienced Linux users -- especially those moving from another distribution to Fedora -- Pocket Linux Guide is perfect. It can be read in a day or so, during which it will remind you of many useful tools that everyone can stand to be reminded of once in a while. It will also give you an idea about the idiosyncracies of a standard Fedora install.
The European Union's ruling Monday against Microsoft -- a fine of€497 million for antitrust violations -- is a joke. Even if Microsoft has to end up unbundling the audio and video from this version of Windows -- which is not a technical problem whatsoever -- the company will find a reason to put it all back together again the way it was planned in Longhorn (the next version of Windows, due out in 2006). It could also reassemble it in some other product. Alternatively, the company still could reach a compromise with the EU.
Schaeffer's Market Observations are market-based reports that provide insight and analysis from a unique and unbiased perspective...According to Hoover's, [Red Hat] dominates the Linux market, which is an open-source computer operating system. The firm's products also include database, content, and collaboration management applications; server and embedded operating systems; and software development tools.
While Novell remains completely committed to its flagship NetWare network operating system, that product will cease to exist as a standalone product offering from the end of this year.
Do you like playing detective and solving mysteries? Performance problems come in many guises, giving you ample opportunity to indulge your clue-hunting proclivities to identify and resolve them. The main man behind the MegaJogos multi-player game site and a member of the Java Games community, recently altered the application behind the site to use the NIO package to enhance its scalability.
Attendees at Novell Inc.'s BrainShare conference this week will hear more product announcements related to the company's Linux strategy, but the bigger news may be the smiling faces of Novell officials and many users.
Novell today announced Novell(R) Open Enterprise Server, a combined NetWare(R) and SUSE(R) LINUX product.
Linux& Open-Source Center Editor Steven Vaughan-Nichols understands why people think Linux is an enteprise level operating system, but what is it with these folks who think Windows is a real enterpriuse system?
DVD software specialist InterVideo has come out with a Linux-based "InstantOn" media-centric operating system that it hopes to license to PC makers as a dual-boot option. InterVideo claims its product boots in under 10 seconds, turning standard x86 PCs into "complete home entertainment centers" operated by remote control.
Novell to simplify identity management and services-oriented applications with new visual tools based on the Eclipse open source development framework -- Strategy also entails significant enhancements to its user provisioning capabilities through pre-built identity management applications using Novell exteNd technology
Last December, open source legend Linus Torvalds sent an email to interested parties notifying everyone that version 2.6 of the Linux kernel was ready for release. That moment, three years in the making and highly anticipated by developers and computer enthusiasts everywhere, marked an important evolutionary step for the standard-bearer of open source projects.
Red Hat today announced that CEO, Matthew Szulik, will join other Red Hat executives in Massachusetts on March 29 to discuss the importance of bringing consumer choice to the software industry. Mr. Szulik will also discuss the relationship joining Government, Education and the private sector and its relevance in technology innovation. The visit is part of Red Hat's World Tour, promoting Linux to its global customers and community members in Tokyo, Brisbane, Munich, London, Boston and Toronto.
After a false start and a delay, Royal appears ready at last to ship its Linux-based PDA, the Linea LX. The Linux LX is now expected to arrive this quarter, priced at $399. The device will be based on a 200MHz Motorola i.MX1 MDragonBall processor equipped with 64MB of SDRAM and 32MB of Flash memory, and will include Trolltech's Qtopia graphical framework and PIM suite.
The desktop Linux push will include software from SuSE Linux, the No. 2 Linux seller that Novell acquired in January for $210 million, and Ximian, the Linux desktop specialist that Novell acquired in August.