While 64-bit Windows is taking its first baby steps, 64-bit Linux has been running in the enterprise for years. To which would you rather entrust your business?
DesktopLinux.com's updated 2004 Desktop Linux Market survey presents data on distributions, windows managers, email clients, Web browsers and more.
This is a story that should be one of the top ten Linux wins of all times. It saved "lives" on 9/11 and managed the Shuttle Disaster. I have often said if this would have been built on Microsoft Technology they would have featured it at the Super Bowl. Now, why didn't this make the major media outlet's?
Tuesday, January 19 2038. Time: 03:14:07 GMT. If Linux programmers get nightmares, it's about this date and time. Immediately after that second is crossed, current computer systems running on Linux will grind to a halt or go into a loop. This will trip up a lot of databases. No, this is not another hoax raised by some anti-Linux lobby. It is Linux's own Y2K nightmare, says Businessworld.
OpenOffice.org is the most comprehensive open source office productivity suite available. Into its fifth year of existence, the project is set to release its next version, OpenOffice.org 2.0, with a major overhaul. The latest release, 1.9 (also popularly known as 2.0-beta), came out in March this year and was met with mixed reviews. While many were happy with the progress, many people criticized it for its use of Java. In this interview with Louis Suarez-Potts, Community Manager; and Martin Hollmichel, Release Manager of OpenOffice.org, they talk about what makes 2.0 different from the previous releases.
Leading Open Source anti-virus software is all set to include hardware acceleration in its next major release.
The maker of chips for mobile phones has joined several other prominent firms in the mobile space by starting to offer support for the open source OS
Linux Labs has incorporated SELinux into a new release of its latest Linux-based software for supercomputing.
Ever wanted to build your own Gnu/Linux Live CD to show off your favourite applications? Brent Wood walks you through the process (using PCLinuxOS) in a step by step manner. While this article shows you how to deploy QGIS in this way, the approach can be applied equally to any application(s) of your choosing.
A migration to Linux by Priority Healthcare Corp. could signal that yet another industry is about to get on board with the open source operating system.
A Boston energy services cooperative has found an open source content management system (CMS) that gives it the power needed to run not only the company intranet, but a handful of external-facing Web sites as well. On top of that, with Metadot Portal Server, the cooperative is saving thousands of dollars on licensing fees it would otherwise have had to pay if it made use of proprietary CMS software.
It's weird how things can come back to bite you. Microsoft Corp. killed off the competition for office software suites and became a de facto monopoly in the area, with what result? The competition is back and, this time, it's free! The latest version of the free OpenOffice suite promises to be a strong competitor to Microsoft Office.
Mandriva (formerly Mandrakesoft) announced the latest version of its Linux operating system for machines based on IA-32 and PowerPC processors.
There was a time when Linux was associated with nerds in their bedrooms toiling away on DIY Linux kits, driven by visions of a Windows-free world. These were the believers and on the other side there were the sceptics. The attitude of most businesses was to wait on the sidelines until the fate of the technology was decided one way or the other.
Now you can find a wide selection of IBM's software development tools and middleware in one convenient location.
The Globus Consortium of enterprise grid vendors – including IBM, Intel, HP, and Sun -- this week released an upgraded Globus Toolkit. GT4 sports better support for web services and security standards, and should better enable devs to build Open Source grid applications.
The curl command-line utility is a fantastic way to download data from all kinds of repositories via HTTP, FTP, LDAP, and more. It's not just a utility, though. The back-end library libCURL allows you to make your programs URL aware, publishing and retrieving data over HTTP and http://FTP. Ethan McCallum demonstrates how easy it is to use.
As Sun counts down to the June 30 deadline for releasing the full Solaris 10 codeset to Open Source, Open Enterprise Trends spoke with the Sun exec responsible for the hand-over. OET asked Sun’s Operating Platforms Group vice president Tom Goguen key questions submitted by IT and OEM execs about how OpenSolaris might change their IT shops, the way they deploy and upgrade software, and the way they work with Sun.
Mepis Linux just announced a partnership with Technalign. Technalign was previously the US distributor for Mandriva (formally Mandrake). Technalign's partnership with Mepis places the distribution in retail stores, preinstalled with hardware and in the hands of some very large companies such as Computer Associates.
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