Riding herd on his family's northeastern Nevada ranch, a young Bobby Ewald's curiosity often soared above the dust of cattle drives and beyond the high desert's hazy horizons. "I've always had an inquisitive mind," he says. "I just want to know how it works, why things are the way they are." Today, that need to know has driven Ewald not to a life in the saddle, but to the CEO's chair at Utah's Linux Networx, a leader in the supercomputer industry.
FlameRobin is an open source, lightweight and cross-platform GUI administration and management tool for the Firebird database. FlameRobin V0.2.5 Alpha is available for download.
There was a time when Asteroids, Duran Duran, and Novell NetWare were all the rage. That time, sadly for some, has passed. When we last reviewed a Novell server offering, it was the aging NetWare platform, and we complained loudly about its shortcomings. But Novell's recent moves to embrace Linux are impressing us.
More open-source software projects are gaining the benefits of the latest code-checking software, as the programs' makers look to prove their worth.
Sun's stepped back from Linux on the desktop, but you can never shut down open source
Maria Winslow's "The Practical Manager's Guide to Open Source" doesn't just illustrate different solutions that can be created with OSS. It allows readers to determine for themselves what problems OSS will solve and at what gain. We take a look at what the book has to say about Open Source ROI
Linux desktop publishing, Dan learns a thing or two in South Carolina, Grokster, Update on our Asterisk server, Where in the world is Sean Parsons?, And much, much more
In 2002, then-U.S. ambassador to Peru John Hilton delivered a threatening letter to the Peruvian congress on behalf of a powerful American special interest. The letter stated that the Microsoft Corporation and its chairman Bill Gates disapproved of Peruvian politicians debating a proposed law, Special Bill 1609, which favored the use of free software in its government ministries. Hilton warned its passage would harm U.S.-Peru relations. The bill was quietly dropped after then-Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo was invited by Microsoft chairman Bill Gates to personally receive a donation for a Toledo controlled Peruvian foundation.
I have been exploring the use of free Open Source software as an alternative to Microsoft Software for quite some time now. I have been using Open Office for about 8 months now for my word processing needs. In a nutshell I am satisfied. Last week the version 2.0 was released, I downloaded it as soon as it was made available, on first view, even though the key functionality in version 2.0 Beta remains largely intact, it promises dozens, possibly hundreds, of changes.
Finally Fedora Core 4 (FC4) has been released, and its time to get rid of the broken FC3. It took me about an hour to upgrade from FC3 to FC4 (codenamed Stentz) but it did not immediately fix anything – the menu was confusing, missing some icons and so on.
Sun Microsystems flung open the doors to its code with an extension of its open sourcing initiatives. Monday's announcements here at JavaOne, Sun's annual developer conference, included the open-sourcing of its application server and enterprise Java technologies, along with the introduction of a new spec for business integration. Executives promised still more code to come.
The lawsuit covers x86 microprocessors, used to run PC operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, Solaris and Linux systems. AMD said its lawsuit alleges that Intel has coerced customers away from dealing with AMD, and was based on evidence obtained from 38 companies.
Java Desktop System will continue to exist, but expect to see "less of an emphasis" on it, company's top software exec says.
One of China's largest telecommunications equipment companies has used Linux and Qtopia Phone Edition to build a dual-band GSM mobile phone with a 1.3MP camera and unique pivoting color touchscreen. ZTE's e3 has strong multimedia and video capabilities, along with a full web browser and Chinese-English translation software.
Sun will publish its Java System Application Server under a form of open source licence, company president Jonathan Schwartz announced this week. However, the move has received no positive reaction from technology and financial observers who remain unconvinced that Sun is serious about open source.
In a move that reflects the growing popularity of the open source platforms, BEA Systems is adding support for the Spring Framework for developing Java-based Web applications, and the open source Web application framework, Apache Struts.
Medsphere CEO brings knowledge of Open Source Technologies to SugarCRM, Customer Relationship Management solutions
Welcome to our issue number 2 of Fedora Weekly News.
People want to know what, exactly, can they get away with. To answer this, it's important to understand how violations of the GPL appear on the enforcement radar screen, so here is how: Somebody rats on you, usually your competitors or disgruntled employees.
Nokia's challenge? Sell more mobile phones. To do that, it needed to beat the competition on features. And to do that, it turned to open source. Hold on, you may be saying, that doesn't sound right. Open source is good for many things, but sustainable competitive advantage isn't one of them. Anything you implement using open source today your competitors can implement tomorrow. That's true, but it isn't the whole picture.