I've been named a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional seven times. I received the Microsoft Visual FoxPro Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001. I've been publishing Visual FoxPro books since 1998. So it may come rather as a surprise to hear that I've been converting my entire company to Linux over the last couple of years.
Live distributions of Linux let you find out if you are compatible with the open source operating system before you make a permanent commitment.
By Rob Enderle. Linux represents a threat and an opportunity for every software and hardware company. Apple is once again at the crossroads.
Smart Breeding hints at the solution -- think of it as open source agriculture. The real problem with biotechnology is not the technology, its the corporate culture. Think of Monsanto as Microsoft. It spends billions of dollars developing a product, the workings of which are keep secret. It protects its investment with patents and licenses other sorts of security measures...
Example: You have the Linux 2.4.26 kernel source. Fact: You want to install the newest 2.4.xx kernel. Problem: You have GCC-3.4.0 installed. Solution: Temporarily install GCC-3.3.3. Here's where relink comes in!
When you need to keep a connection, such as a voice over IP phone call, up when moving from network, use this feature of the Session Initiation Protocol.
The head of Microsoft Corp's Brazilian business unit has criticized government officials' decision to adopted Linux as motivated by ideology. Emilio Umeoka is reported to have said: "The sectors, ministries and governments with which we have had dialogue we have manage to work well with. Where we have encountered an approach much more ideological, not based on the technology area, we fail to discuss effectively."
Q:Do any computer makers offer the option of Linux as the operating system for home users? Linux can run on the same PC hardware used by Windows.
Unix and Linux security solutions provider Symark has introduced a new version of its system administration software, PowerBroker, which supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES. Symark's PowerBroker 3.2 enhances security for these OSes by providing selective delegation of root password, thereby reducing the risk of accidental damage or malicious activity. It also manages privileges and access to third-party applications such as databases, CRM and ERP systems, and file structures for individuals and groups.
Open programming software is gaining momentum in Brazil with the help of the government, which says it wants to develop domestic technology without having to pay hefty license fees charged by software giants.
Fedora Core 2 is one of the most useful operating systems available, but beware of its fast-track pace.
Now is the time to begin implementing open source IP telephony. Here's why.
A former Microsoftie says addiction to Windows revenue, mediocre products, and missed opportunities could doom Seattle’s most successful company.
In June 2004, the developers' conference for the well-known free software photo editor GIMP will be held at the GUADEC conference in Kristiansand, Norway. The GIMP developers are looking for sponsors, big and small, to help finance travel expenses and accommodation.
Weather.com's move to an all-open-source website infrastructure has enabled the company to lower costs while meeting increased capacity demands...the Atlanta-based website serves more than 50 million pages on stormy days, but it runs almost entirely on open-source software and commodity hardware. And since the move to the new architecture, it has slashed IT costs by one-third and increased website processing capacity by 30 per cent.
Microsoft's new policy for licensing its patents has supporters of open source software worried that the company will use a broken government system for protecting intellectual property to beat back gains Linux and other competing software have made in the marketplace.
The Linux Box is proud to announce that we have already launched the second phase of our contest. The dust has barely had a chance to settle from the first phase in which it was decided that PCLinuxOS and MEPIS were cowinners for which distributions the rest of this multiphasic contest would be based around. You can find a full press release here announcing the winners of Phase I.
Linux seller Red Hat and chipmaker Intel have released prototype Linux software to support a security technology designed to curtail the spread of viruses.
Ingo Molnar has announced the availability of the following kernel patch, nx-2.6.7-rc2-bk2-AE , which makes use of the 'NX' x86 feature pioneered in AMD64 CPUs and for which support has also been announced by Intel. (other x86 CPU vendors, Transmeta and VIA announced support as well. Windows support for NX has also been announced by Microsoft, for their next service pack.) The NX feature is also being marketed as 'Enhanced Virus Protection'. This patch makes sure Linux has full support for this hardware feature on x86 too.
"Customers don't want lock-in slavery anymore," argues David Mohring. Sun should, he says, open-source license the J2SE, J2EE, and J2ME framework libraries and release a fork of the Solaris Kernel under the GPL license.