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African instant messaging server JabberAfrica.org will be closing down at the end of June, three years after first opening the service.
This is not a scientific comparison per se but more of an attempt to formulate the framework for comparison that might be used by future authors. Actually the fact that a particular person is interested in the theme to the extent that he/she wrote such a paper is a strong argument against his/her depth of knowledge in one or both OSes that he/she tries to compare ;-).
Author conclusion is as follows:
"All-in-all Solaris is a powerful, stable, conformant-to-standards OS that can run many open source applications as well as Linux, and some (mainly multithreaded applications) better than Linux. Like in the cases of Red Hat and Suse, the cost of support is extra, but it is more reasonably priced. Security patches are free which makes Solaris similar to Windows."
Turbolinux Advances Linux Market Leadership Position in China; Leading Linux Distributor Launches Platform across Qingzang Railway System and Deploys Operating Systems for China Mobile Wireless Music Portal
Today's People Behind KDE interview is with the person who made the Debian package manager for KDE Adept. KDE's man at the Czech Red Hat office also spends his free time distracting his fellow KDE developers with games of Wesnoth and Freeciv.
Software industry veteran joins company as founding engineer is elected to board of Software Freedom Conservancy
As it solidifies its position as a division of Red Hat, JBoss moves ahead with new projects aimed at broadening its position in the enterprise.
To begin with we talk to Tomas Matejicek, the founder and maintainer of SLAX, a LiveCD based from Slackware.
There is a worrying dimension to the uptake of technology in South Africa. As sub-Saharan Africa's wealthiest and most technologically advanced country, South Africa is a good indicator of how Africa is embracing computing and other technologies, says Jarred Cinman, product director at Cambrient.
But beyond the tangibles like open source code it was the community that made a convert of [CIO Curtis] Edge. Behind all the open code, it was the forums and flexibility that were the driving forces he believes breeds better developers than those that toil away with proprietary code.
OSDir has some great shots of the upcoming OpenLab 4.1 in the OpenLab 4.1 Alpha 1 Screenshot Tour.
Most reviewers have found OpenSUSE 10.1 to be a great Linux distribution, except, unfortunately, for its broken package manager. This system update program was another story entirely. Now, though, SUSE has released a patch that makes life a lot easier for SUSE users.
Marking the half-way point of the year-long public consultation process for redrafting Free Software's cornerstone licence, the third international GPLv3 conference will host experts from Europe and from around the world.
When you are learning a foreign language, you need all the help you can get. Besides applications like jVLT, jMemorize, and StarDict, there are other tools that are not designed specifically for language learning, but they can make the learning process more efficient and fun. All you have to do is to think creatively.
Opera reports that a version of its web browser will be used in a line of extremely inexpensive Linux-based set-top boxes that will be marketed directly to individuals in rural areas of China. The boxes will enable the Chinese government to deliver remote education programs to citizens who may not otherwise have access to education, Opera says.
Getting expensive high-end enterprise software for nothing, and how to decide whether it's worth it.
After a blogger recently exposed daily communications between Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) and Microsoft servers, Redmond's response was somewhat unsettling. Officials admitted that the validation checker tasked with protecting Microsoft's digital rights has potential uses beyond those previously disclosed
Two disparate charities have successfully implemented open source software, saving money and creating happier users in the process. Jane Dudman looks at how open source can give smaller organisations greater control at minimum expense
Parvus will demonstrate a new Linux-ready in-vehicle computer on June 13, at the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Rail Conference in New York City. The DuraCOR 1100 is a rugged, Intel Celeron-based "vehicle logic unit" (VLU) that targets "information-level applications" in road and rail transit vehicles.
Q&A: The maker of code sleuthing technology for open-source applications sees the market growing swiftly as more enterprises adopt open-source technology.
Software companies, big and small, have failed to deliver on the promise to make life easier for users, said the 21-year-old inventor of the Firefox Internet browser during a speech today at the City Club of Cleveland.
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