Users are the weak link in security and Linux is inherently more secure than Windows, said developers polled by Evans Data in a survey released Tuesday.
It's open-source software, a wide spectrum of programs developed not under the lock and key of a single company but by the communal efforts of volunteers who often start with little more than common interests and e-mail discussion groups. Now, the software once branded the byproduct of dreamers, academics and hobbyists is the foundation of the Internet economy. It's forcing established companies to rethink their business models. And it's giving Microsoft Corp. and other entrenched entities a run for their money.
Database powerhouse Oracle has certified its software to work on Asianux, a version of Linux made by Japan's Miracle Linux and China's Red Flag Software. The move means customers will be able to receive support from Oracle or the Linux companies for the Oracle 10g database and related software.
Post-Linked Optimization for Linux on POWER is a performance-tuning utility used to improve the execution time and the real memory utilization of user-level application programs, based on their run-time profiles.
Linux offers powerful, flexible tools for creating CDs. You can create disks that are readable on almost any platform and create .iso files for download and distribution.
Learn how to localize your RH-based desktop.
While virtually all computer graphics professionals use Adobe Photoshop to do their artistic work, Photoshop is a pricey and proprietary application. If you're looking to do graphics design on a budget, or perhaps want a software package that is less resource-intensive than Photoshop, check out open source alternatives -- the GIMP, SodiPodi, and Inkscape.
: Computer giant Hewlett-Packard Co (HP) will roll out its low-cost Linux-based HP Multi-user 441 Desktop computer in South-East Asia, including Malaysia, within nine months.
Chinese government-owned telecom equipment manufacturer Datang has selected Linux as the embedded operating system for a mobile handset designed to work with Datang's TD-SCDMA network equipment, expected to power 3G (third-generation) networks in China by 2005. The TD-SCDMA standard, the world's third 3G technology, may also see use in Europe and elsewhere.
Richard Stallman is the founder of the GNU project and the Free Software Foundation. Builder AU recently caught up with RMS about his achievements, the Free Software movement and his concerns with the US-Australian Free Trade Agreement. He will be in Australia on October 5 to speak at the Builder Conference in Sydney.
The newest version eva/3 Application Builder of optadat@.com is now optimized for the shortly released eclipse 3. As usual the application is available at the eva/3 download site. eva/3 Application Builder comes with an improved database scheme editor and an additional support for the database Firebird.
The open-source movement is quickly gaining ground and replacing proprietary technology - if you believe the hype. As with anything that excites the market, vendors are not slow to jump on the bandwagon, although their commitment is sometimes less than total and their offerings often owe more to PowerPoint than time spent on R&D.
Oracle is backing an Asian variant of the open-source Linux operating system, as tech companies get ready for a software boom in the region.
PostgreSQL is a database-users' database, CEO Davidson says. It just has to address the publicity gap it faces with MySQL. MySQL may be winning the popularity contest for open-source databases right now, but PostgreSQL backers claim their database has more going for it.
IBM will supply universities with free software and deeply discounted hardware, hoping to lure students away from Microsoft's popular Windows-based development software.