Streamlined Program Bridges Gap in Software Offerings for Linux Users
End users and Linux can be like men and marriage--they like the idea, but commitment is a bear. An Austin, Texas-based software maker hopes to make it easier with products that allow Linux-based PCs to run Windows and Windows-based applications in a safe virtual sandbox. James Curtin, CEO of NeTraverse, an exhibitor and presenter at the Desktop Linux Summit here, said his Win4Lin products are intended to serve as a bridge for companies making the switch from Windows to Linux.
Thin is in with Capital Cardiology Associates, and it has little to do with shrinking waistlines. The Albany, N.Y., medical group has replaced its aging, mixed Novell-Windows desktop environment with a bevy of thin clients running the Linux Terminal Server project off a central IBM xSeries server. The migration has resulted in a 30% cost savings and 100% uptime since it was completed five months ago.
The software giant ventured into hostile territory on Wednesday to argue its case during a live debate over the future of the Linux desktop HP, Red Hat, Novell and Sun talking about open-source and Linux at this year's LinuxExpo -- that's not news. But Microsoft joining in -- now that's news.
Hundreds of fans of the Linux computer operating system converged in Del Mar on Thursday to hear how their software is moving from a cult of computer geeks and big businesses to homes, schools and government agencies. The message from speakers and exhibitors at the Desktop Linux Summit: Linux is technically ready to compete with Microsoft Windows, but the word needs to get out more to software developers and computer sellers before it's adopted in numbers approaching that of Windows.
i3 Micro Technology expects to ship in September a version of its "Mood Box" IP set-top box that will run Linux on a single-core DSP from Texas Instruments (TI). The third-generation Mood Box will be able to load a wide range of CODECs on the fly.
Any military officer now in a decision-making role who fails to react effectively to the threat posed by the combination of Microsoft's reliance on obscurity for its operating-system security and communist China's access to the code eventually could be charged with dereliction of duty.
Opera Software today released the beta 1 of version 7.50, redesigned for Linux and across other operating systems including Windows, Mac, FreeBSD and Solaris. The release marks the first time that upgrades for all desktop platforms have been released simultaneously.
Michigan-based DTE Energy has deployed OpenLink's Endur solution for energy/commodity markets transaction and risk management, marking OpenLink's first Linux installation. The software enables trading, risk management and operations for DTE Energy's natural gas, power, refined products, coal, and emissions trading activities in real-time.
According to to reports from London, one of Microsoft's leading engineers is very happy to see Linux challenging Microsoft on the desktop. It will merely sharpen Microsoft's game, in his view.
Novell Inc. has announced an enterprise operating platform that brings together its existing NetWare platform with the company's newly acquired SuSE LINUX and Ximian offerings to give customers a clear path for migration to Linux.
Responses to claims that Linux and open source are threats to national security.
Objects Search has launched clustering search engine based on open source technology nutch (www.nutch.org). Clustering Engine is a system for clustering textual data.This engine automatically categorizes search results on-the-fly into hierarchical clusters.
Linux may be entrenched in the data center, but it will need some sprucing up before the upstart operating system grabs a significant spot on the desktop PC. Cosmetic adjustments, better business applications--and more of them--and improved marketing will help turn the tide, according to speakers at the Desktop Linux Summit here.
A German court has required a company to comply with the terms of the General Public License, giving some legal weight to the increasingly important document that governs Linux and innumerable other open-source programs.
LinuxQuestions.org is pleased to announce the addition of an Enterprise Linux forum. The LinuxQuestions.org Enterprise Linux forum will offer a place to get free, community-based help to enterprise users who are running Linux, migrating to Linux or researching the viability of a Linux implementation.
Some of the most notable open-source software projects for AMD64 include the GNU Compiler Collection and debuggers, MPICH, as well as LinuxBIOS for cluster configurations, and Apache, Sendmail and MySQL IT infrastructure applications.
The second version of the company's JDS will be generally available in the first week of May, a vice president says, and will include management capabilities that allow enterprises to fine-grain and remotely set up the desktop.
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