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This article highlights the recent development that is going on at Novell prior to the final release of SuSE enterprise linux desktop ver 10 which is slated to be released sometime next month. The fact that Novell has taken an approach similar to Red Hat in providing integrated desktop which is Gnome redesigned is worth noting here.
Pervasive computing has greatly increased the use of small computing devices over the last 10 years
. Some of the devices users now take for granted actually combine older ideas and technologies with newer ones that have only recently become possible. This article discusses the nature of these combinations, and challenges you to come up with your own innovations in pervasive computing.
For systems integrators catering to small and midsize manufacturers, there is great news—the world of ERP is entering an open-source renaissance with companies such as Compiere, ERP5, OpenMFG and Open For Business (OFBiz).
Could it ever happen? Is there even a possibility that we will see OS X on the PC? To be honest, I believe there is.
CEO Paul Doscher joins executives from Intel, Funambol, and Trolltech to discuss dual licensing at Europe's Inaugural Open Source Business Conference
When I was a kid, one of my favorite possessions was a ragged book with a well-worn cover. Its title: "100 things you can get for free."
Ubuntu Hacks, a new volume from O'Reilly Media ($29.99), explains the phenomenon of Ubuntu's popularity, expounds on its use, and offers easy-to-understand "hacks" -- that is, how to tweak it to do exactly what you want.
Tor is a system designed to anonymise Internet connections for users concerned about their privacy. It's free, it's simple, it's effective -- and it facilitates troublemaking.
Novell's creation of Bandit, an open source project, has been met with plaudits from a multitude of vendors whose interests one might assume to be quite divergent.
The fourth annual Ohio LinuxFest is returning to Columbus, Ohio on Sept. 30, 2006. The single-day event will comprise sessions for experienced and inexperienced Linux users, as well as an expo floor for commercial exhibitors and non-profit Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) projects.
Displaying Web sites isn’t enough anymore as more applications migrate online.
It seems as if everyone is a Web publisher today -- from the habitual bloggers and online diarists to the companies running major news outlets, portals, and magazines -- and they're all using some kind of database-backed content management system (CMS) to do it. There are a lot of CMS choices -- Drupal, Mambo, Bricolage, WordPress, and Plone are some of the most recognizable names. While they all perform the same basic functions, you have to pick only one. How do you do it?
Antivirus builders protected Windows for years, allowing Microsoft to divert its development money to feature-bloat, in lieu of security. In fact, Microsoft's security bench was so empty that, once the decision was made to take over the security business, Redmond was forced to buy outside companies. Email Battles addresses a/v makers' mistakes and Microsoft's new attack strategy, and asks the really tough questions to boot, like, "What's with the name?"
Update to Xandros, dismissed by some in Linux community, includes features to read, write Windows-formatted drives.
[Umm, any GNU/Linux distro can read or write MS "Windows-formatted drives." Filesystem support is a kernel thing. -- grouch]
Novell's incoming chief, Ron Hovsepian, has a simple job description, some analysts say: Improve sales fast--or else.
[And we all know about analysts, right? -- grouch]
Dr. Dobbs Journal has published a detailed, technical paper chronicling a successful 22-month development effort by two Intellibot Robotics software engineers to port a $33,000, autonomous floor-scrubbing robot from an OS-less design based on a custom 68K processor-based board to embedded Linux running on an off-the-shelf x86-board.
Imagine being able to reboot a server from the system console from Europe or at an airport during a layover. Imagine not having to physically be present at your datacenter to perform tasks that require console access but, instead, doing them in the comfort of your own home or office. Now imagine doing all this with relatively low-cost commodity components running your favorite Unix-variant operating system along with an open source software package.
The creators of the Macintosh-centric podcast "CastaBlasta," have launched their latest audio show -- the weekly "Linux Action Show," dedicated to Linux and related open-source topics.
Microsoft's Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 will face more Linux competition when it ships later this summer.
Behind the scenes on Wall Street, who is really using Linux? Although developers remain the major practitioners, Linux is also making headway these days as a grid platform for transaction processing, a place for running algorithmic trading engines, and even as a desktop environment, according to participants in this week's SIA (Securities Industry Association) conference in New York City. Jacqueline Emigh reports.
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