Technology journal eWeek recently let the domain registration for its news site expire, causing the site to be unavailable to some visitors for several hours this week.
The BBC released details last week of its Creative Archive initiative, which will allow people to download, manipulate and share clips of BBC documentaries, without fear of breaching copyright laws. The scheme embraces the Creative Commons licensing model.
American colleges and universities are often on the cutting edge of Linux and open source use -- collaborating across campuses, enabling student and faculty open source projects, and providing unique experimentation and testing environments -- but when it comes to teaching Linux and open source development, administration, or other knowhow, it appears higher education has just been accepted for early admission.
"I've written in this space before that I'll trade performance for eye candy almost every time, so GNOME 2.6 was at a disadvantage before I even got started with it. Nothing in the quality time I spent with GNOME 2.6 the last few days has caused me to change my mind..."
Scalix, a company that sells e-mail and calendar software that runs on Linux, said this week that the city of Bloomington, Ind., and Pottawattamie County in Iowa have purchased its products. The software is based on Hewlett-Packard's OpenMail technology, which Scalix licensed.
CHICAGO -- Like it or not, within the next five years, data centers will be running most of their applications on Linux and Windows.
With nearly 30 DBAs on staff, Columbus, Ga.-based TSYS had a deep enough talent pool to spend time testing whether MySQL, the popular open source database management software, would be a viable option for the company.
Linux seller Red Hat has selected PT Bajau Escorindo to provide Red Hat-certified engineer programs and training throughout Indonesia.
Flexibility, cost savings, and efficiency have been driving enterprise users away from proprietary technology to Linux and open source. Now a recent IDC study shows that one of the last holdouts, the big-vendor-dominated market of enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications, is also poised to start taking off for non-proprietary technology.
In response to Microsoft's lawsuits worldwide and to continue operating overseas, Lindows Inc. changed its product name and Web site address in April 2004 to Linspire.
Whatever you play, make your music lessons and practice sessions more productive with these music learning tools.
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During the majority of my time working with computers, Windows was the operating system of choice. Reason being, it's all I've known. In 2002, I took a college course titled "Linux Administration" which entitled me to a few cd-roms of Redhat 7.x. While this course was nothing more than a few extra credits for me, I fell in love with Linux and went through the entire textbook a week into the class. It was a nice feeling to use something "different" than what I was used to.
The Beaverton-based Open Source Development Labs said late Tuesday that it has appointed former Red Hat executive Masanobu Hirano to head its Asian operations.
The company posts the "pre-beta" Linux driver code for its mobile Centrino chipset and says it is "intended to be a community effort as much as is possible."