Jonathan Schwartz's claim that the best thing about free and open source software is the price has raised hackles
Company announces new step in its plan to remake most of its mobile phone line with the open-source OS.
The SCO Group's controversial Linux-related lawsuit against IBM does not go to trial for another year, but the Utah company's litigation already has corporate software buyers worried. Information technology professionals identify indemnification of "open source" products, such as the freely distributed Linux operating system, as a primary and growing concern, according to a new survey of 200 United States-based IT professionals.
There are compelling reasons for Windows users to switch to (or at least evaluate) Linux, but when you know no other world than Windows or don’t want to even think about partitioning your precious hard drive, it can be one heck of a leap of faith! As a Windows user wanting to try Linux but scared of losing the world as I knew it, I found a risk-free method of trying Linux without threatening the installation of Windows safely installed on my PC. Mandriva Move and Knoppix are two different flavours of Linux that reside entirely on a bootable LiveCD.
African open source advocates will be putting their best foot forward next week when they showcase many of their open source education solutions at the World Conference on Computers in Education. WCCE, which is held every four years, will be held in Stellenbosch from 4 to 7 July.
Sun Microsystems, the developers of Java, recently opened the great gates to their coding. Before we all jump with joy, however, it is important to determine exactly what coding was open sourced. Sun open sourced Java EE 5, otherwise known as Java Enterprise Edition 5.
Measuring return on investment is always a tricky prospect. Properly assessing a software's future value and savings versus it's roll-out cost requires more than a peripheral knowledge of the software involved. This guide attempts to enable the reader to ask the right questions.
Project Harmony is seeking code donations from commercial vendors of Java Virtual Machines to kick-start the development of its new open source Java project. "There is a lot of software out there that we are hoping can be donated. We are hoping that we will get seeded with some code from exiting production Virtual Machines," Geir Magnusson, director of the Apache Software Foundation, said at the JavaOne conference in San Francisco.
Commercial Linux developer Red Hat has reported Q1 revenue up 46%, following strong sales in both public and private sectors.
Linux Centre from Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro organises conference on localisation of free software. The Conference will bring together the free software activists working in the Balkans to discuss about localisation/translation issues and to unite their efforts in these spheres.
Sun Microsystems Inc. is pulling back plans to market and sell its Linux-based desktop operating system and is considering giving the technology to the open-source community, the company quietly acknowledged at JavaOne this week.
Are the software giant's recent attempts to reach out to the open source community genuine or just another example of its embrace, extend and extinguish strategy?
Brazil is seriously considering a plan to build 2 million low-cost laptops, with half to be distributed for free in local schools while the other half would be exported, officials said Thursday. Ed: (Guess what O/S these laptops will run?)
Oracle Corp. made significant strides in the Java and open source communities at JavaOne this week, taking a leadership role for a key Java specification and announcing that it will spearhead several projects to further the Eclipse open source development effort.
Remote System Management Tool is a lightweight Linux based Eclipse plug-in that provides an integrated graphical user interface (GUI) environment for remote system management, including file systems, users, and processes on any UNIX or Windows server.
The Linux supplier attributes record billings to growing global demand for open-source software.
Low cost and reliability have made Linux the right server operating system choice for thousands of SMBs. Choosing the right flavor of Linux, however, can be daunting.
Trustix answers high Linux TCO concerns by pointing to superior patching capabilities of SWUP automated update mechanism.
Open-source spam filter ASSP has been upgraded with a much improved administration interface, Sender Policy Framework (SPF) support, SMTP session limits, IP connection limits and a much better statistics page for reporting on mail traffic. ASSP is a Perl program...
A judge rules that Novell can't use a motion to dismiss to get the court to assess and support its ownership claims on Unix copyrights.