Sun Microsystems, still smarting from yet another poor financial quarter -- a $760 million loss in fiscal Q3 -- Friday announced some good news: the general availability of the first J2EE 1.4-compliant standard application server. The new server follows two key Sun development product releases in the last two weeks: the open source NetBeans 3.6 and the graphical Java Studio Creator IDE.
Advice for installing and choosing fonts in OpenOffice.org.
Recent survey findings by the Yankee Group, which warn mid-sized and large organisations against moving from Windows to Linux, have come under fire from open source groups. It is the latest in a series of “independent” surveys commissioned by Microsoft to attract vehement protest.
For years, hope has ebbed and flowed among many in the computer business that Linux, a freely available computer operating system which uses a penguin as its symbol, would become a viable alternative to Microsoft's Windows, the near universal standard for the world's personal computers. The industry—excluding Microsoft and its founder Bill Gates, of course—is currently riding another wave of hope. Will disappointment follow?
Introducing open source software to those who will teach future generations of computer programmers was a major theme at the ICT in Education Conference held in Cape Town last week.
As Sun and Microsoft both look to embrace scripting languages in web services run by Java and .NET, Open Enterprise Trends spoke with Alex Martelli, the author of O'Reilly's leading books on Python in the enterprise -- Python in a Nutshell and Python Cookbook. In Part 2, Martelli offers insights on Python's different approach to working with Win32, Java,.NET and even C/C++ apps.
This is is a bug fix release whose primary goal is to address two bugs which may result in crashes in PHP builds with thread-safety enabled. All users of PHP in a threaded environment (Windows) are strongly encouraged to upgrade to this release.
"We don't expect much movement on the desktop in the next 12 months, but it's an important strategic target." With those words, Novell's Nat Friedman seems to be suggesting that the days of Linux on the desktop are still not here.
Is open source software a business model, a philosophy or is it simply one more way to write software? Well, its all of these things but all too often open source gets split off into one of these three categories. Editorial contributor Monty Manley submited the following editorial to osViews which explains that open source software is simply what you make of it. No more. No less. I know perhaps twenty-five or thirty programmers personally; I'd count eight of them as friends. They are all programmers like myself: corporate IT folks whose daily lives are spent producing in-house apps. All of us use Windows NT as a development platform; the lingua franca is either Visual Basic or some variant of C++ (although Java is becoming more popular).
UTI Bank has come a long way since its first tryst with Open Source, and now portrays a ready to experiment mindset, according to president-IT, V.K. Ramani. The bank has exciting projects lined up in its itinerary, and plans to redesign its network, add more ATM’s, and go live with its mobile banking solution this year.
It seems like everywhere you look, there's an article about Linux and its place in the enterprise. Does it really have a lower TCO than Windows? Does SCO really own Linux IP? Is Linux going to take over the desktop through an all-out assault on Windows XP? It’s going to be an interesting couple of years to watch all of this play out!
The Real World Linux 2004 conference has rolled into Canada with the open source world's players in tow and High Performance Computing among their list of advances to show and tell.
BayPackets Technologies, a telecom software startup company has announced that its complete range of network services and applications are now available on Linux. BayPackets has its product development centre in Noida, and sales and business development office in Fremont, USA.
18 months ago, the Red Hat team did just that. Four staffers drove a souped-up RV across America, stopping in diners and coffee shops to meet casually with users of their technology who they'd emailed invites to along the way. The tour was such a success that the team decided to do it again for 2004.
Backport security fix for %00 hole.
Declarations that 2004 will be the year of the Linux desktop may not be premature, but they can be labeled overzealous. Substantial commercial support for the Linux desktop is creeping upward and vendors like Novell Inc., Red Hat Inc. and others are devoting more resources toward bringing about an inevitable enterprise desktop revolution. But don't expect an overnight overhaul.
THE Primary Care Doctors Organisation Malaysia (PCDOM) is calling on the Government to consider an open source pilot implementation in either the public or private hospitals.
This is the last part of the exploration of Gentoo.
For those of you unfamiliar with this Linux Distro, its claim to fame is speed, pure speed. Part 1 of this review covers the installation process of Gentoo Linux and a first look.
In the last article Getting Started with PEAR, you got the PEAR Package Manager up and running. Now, it's time to put PEAR to good use with PEAR::Spreadsheet_Excel_Writer, a library for generating Excel spreadsheets.