We selected MySQL because we were small, it was free, and because it was well integrated with PHP, our language of choice.”.
The best way to mess up a migration to Linux is to keep users in the dark and replace their systems while they are not watching, says Novell's James Thomas.
There's been a lot of chatter about Mono, recently, varying from "its a killer dev platform!" all the way to, "the patent issues are going to destroy us all!" And yet, in all this chatter, there has been relatively little chatter about DotGNU or Portable.NET. Well, you know what they say: learning is FUNdamental...
As networks become ever more complex, it's important to build networking infrastructure with scalability and reliability in mind. Best practices allow for networks to respond quickly to the demands of real-time business requirements with the least amount of manual intervention.
Many of you have expressed both to me and in public forums the desire to get your hands on SuSE Linux in anticipation of the release of Open Enterprise Server later this year. SuSE Enterprise Server 8 and Novell Nterprise Linux Services 1.0 will form the basis of that release (or, at least, newer versions of those two products will).
Top among the product announcements Sun is making are the next releases of its Java Enterprise System and Java Desktop System.
By STEVE LOHR. ewlett-Packard plans to announce tomorrow that it will support two open source software companies, MySQL and JBoss.
LiveCDs -- distributions that allow you to boot a Linux system without installing software on a PC's hard drive -- are popping up faster than Windows security alerts. Riding on the phenomenal success and popularity of Knoppix, LiveCDs for specialized use are available for everything from MythTV to MAME. No, not Auntie Mame, MAME as in Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator, which lets you do important things like play Donkey Kong. Believe it or not, there are several LiveCDs focused on the MAME-niche itch. Here's a look at the arcade/system emulator movement and two LiveCDs designed to put you in touch with your inner Donkey Kong: KnoppixMAME and AdvanceCD. I'm happy with game play under both. I only wish I knew more about the legality of using them.
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Sun Microsystems plans to release on Tuesday the second version of its Java Desktop System, the server maker's version of Linux for desktop computers, augmenting the software with new management and programming tools.
The Eclipse open-source group has named an Oracle executive as its first executive director since it gained independence from IBM.
Security is a Process, not a Product
Microsystems Inc., hurt by the falling price of computer hardware, is moving to put similar pricing pressure on sellers of the popular Linux operating system.
Software developers PhiBlue have released i-Open, an online shoppingr management suite. The company said the value for online retailers is in the rich feature set and customisations while the company earns it revenues from installations and configuration.
The computing world has changed a lot since 1991. The powerful computers needed to run CORBA back in those days can now fit in the palm of your hand, so the overhead and bulk of CORBA is no longer a major issue. Meanwhile, the CORBA specification has been cleaned up and clarified, dozens of books have been written about it, and thousands of engineers have been trained to use it. That means CORBA isn't as esoteric as it once was, and its learning curve isn't as steep. More importantly, the need to build distributed systems hasn't gone away.