Several readers took exception to a newsletter last week, which reported on a new Microsoft-based study that claimed Windows 2003 Server is faster at file-and-print serving than Red Hat Linux. (Do we report on these studies just to stir up reader emotions? You bet!)
Founded in 2003, by some of the key employees of Open Care, the first European Linux support company, Edge-IT focuses on the delivery of services and support to the corporate market in France. It has 6 employees and counts among its customers, OECD, the world economic organization, Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques, an elite French Political Science School, and Prisma Presse, one of the top press group in France.
After years of work, Novell Inc. announced Wednesday the availability of Mono 1.0, an open-source development platform based on Microsoft Corp.'s .Net framework.
Automating software testing allows you to run the same tests over a period of time, ensuring that you are really comparing apples to apples and oranges to oranges. In this article, Linux Test Project team members share their methodology and rationale, as well as the scripts and tools they use to stress-test the Linux kernel.
With a low barrier to entry, high developer popularity, and good software integration, PHP scripting language appealed to Victorian start-up Komodo for its development of a commercial, enterprise-grade content management system.
Why isn't Free Software seeing more rapid growth in Eastern Europe? One might think that Eastern Europe would be fertile ground for Linux and Free Software. Conventional wisdom suggests that in areas where populations are well-educated but have fewer economic resources, Linux would be an attractive option. One would think that better, more reliable code and lower costs would result in wide adoption; but this is not enough, and Free Software faces an uphill struggle in these regions.
Having converted quite a few people to the world of GNU/Linux, I am often asked by parents, "Can I set up parental Web filters for my children using Linux?" The answer is yes, and here's how.
Interview with Sérgio Amadeu da Silveira, the Brazilian government member Microsoft wanted to sue.
The state of Mississippi today put Linux at the heart of its crime-fighting initiatives. A Linux-based mobile system that links local authorities and agencies to public safety information rolled out today in three counties. The Mississippi Automated System Project enables police officers, for example, to have access to mug shots and arrest warrants from their vehicles.
With Microsoft's new Windows CE 5.0 operating system, all licensees will be able to ship products commercially built from their modifications of the operating system's shared source code, Microsoft Corp. announced at this week's Microsoft Windows Embedded Developers' Conference (DevCon) 2004.
Microsoft has dismissed high-profile European government defections to Linux, such as the city of Munich, but admitted Europe will be a key battleground in the ongoing Windows versus Linux war. Speaking to silicon.com at the Tech Ed 2004 conference in Amsterdam this week, Microsoft's European general manager Philippe Dumont said there are cultural reasons for some governments wanting to limit dependency on US-based multinationals.
As Java industry leaders prepare to debate at JavaOne 2004 whether Java's stewardship might be better in the open-source community than with Sun Microsystems, the technology's creator James Gosling weighed in on why he thinks open-sourcing Java remains a tricky issue.
Apple Computer has published updated source code to its Rendezvous network-configuration technology for use in Windows, Linux, Unix and Java applications.
Sun has brought the debate over who is "more open source" down to the playground level, and both companies could do better at it.
PeopleSoft's newly available PeopleSoft EnterpriseOne Tools 8.93 now supports the Linux operating system and BEA WebLogic infrastructure, to increase productivity, reduce installation times, and increase customer choice.
Linux Media Arts, Inc. (LMA) has announced that the L-SERVER, the first 64-bit Linux DDR is now available as a turnkey Digital Disk Recording system for a list price of $8,995.00. This is a groundbreaking price and the first time HD DDR's have been priced well under the typical $30,000 mark for similar systems.
Little doubt exists; a legal cloud hangs over Linux from infringement claims of the SCO Group, Inc. In spite of that cloud, Linux server sales grew 56.9 percent in the first quarter of the year. Linux sales in 2004 follows six consecutive quarters of double-digit growth for the free operating system during unprecedented legal attacks from SCO over the same period.
The new program is designed to attract affiliates among colleges and universities interested in Linux research and deployment. The first institutions joining OSDL under the new program are Marist College, Oregon State University, Stanford University, Tokyo University of Technology and Waseda University in Japan.