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Chief executive Steve Ballmer has outlined how Microsoft Corp plans to lure customers away from Linux and pledged to provide IT execs with more frequent products and upgrades from the company in the future.
This week, advisories were released for Ruby, hylafax, Mozilla, module-assistant, Lynx, phpMyAdmin, AbiWord, netpbm, gdb, xloadimage, and openldap. The distributors include Debian, Gentoo, and Red Hat.
Almost every week, there is a news report of a company somewhere which has suffered a customer data leak. Network security is no longer a luxury, it is an absolute essential and more companies are starting to realize this.
In Japan, one company that has carved out a niche for itself is Sanwa Comtec KK, established in 1991 by entrepreneur Shinichiro Kakizawa. Sanwa Comtec is an IT company that provides system solutions based on the most advanced IT technologies. The Sanwa Comtec group includes AS Magazine KK, iTrend KK, Electran Corp USA, EXCEL Computing LLC, USA, Extracom KK and Alexander Capital Access KK.
An interview with Anthony Scotney, CTO of WebRenderer's development company, JadeLiquid Software
In John H. Terpstra's October 18 column, Stopping Linux desktop adoption sabotage, he described the difficulties encountered when two people tried to buy and use Linux desktops. His story struck a chord. In responses to that article, many readers shared their similar depressing experiences with Linux desktop adoption. On the other hand, readers also said there's no profit motivation for retailers to sell or peripheral manufacturers to support a niche market like Linux.
In this installment of Terpstra's response to readers' feedback on his article, Terpstra describes the roadblocks he's encountered when using Linux and digs deeper into the lack of products and services supporting Linux.
The simplicity of scripting language PHP means it will be more popular than Java for building Web-based applications, Internet browser pioneer Marc Andreessen predicted Wednesday in a speech here at the Zend/PHP Conference.
roseman wrote in to tell us that vnunet.com has an interview with Tristan Nitot, President of Mozilla Europe. Several areas are covered in the discussion, including competition from other browser vendors and what's coming up in Mozilla Firefox 1.5.
I can honestly say that not a lot seems to have changed in the Mandriva world since 9.0 other than the name. A great promise, a great look, an awesome configuration program, and poor for Linux stability.
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LG Electronics' set-top boxes, which feature DirecTV's program guide, offer advanced security and protected digital outputs (HDMI/HDCP) with simultaneous component and composite output. The devices also utilize a general-purpose Linux operating system and USB port, the company said.
site provides driver software and Linux compatibility information for a number of USB and PC Card wireless network devices.
One of the best places to start searching for drivers for a particular USB device is the Linux Wireless LAN HowTo document. While some of the information may be a bit dated, you can find information on Linux wireless drivers ranging from pre-802.11 standards up through more recent 802.11g and 802.11a devices.
The solution, called the Digital Foundation, features IBM Total Storage SAN File System technology and Linux and will allow a show producer or host to use a PC and quickly search through a detailed catalog of game plays. Producers can then review that footage in real time, send it on to editors and generate content collections to be accessed and viewed by different producers and hosts simultaneously.
Albert Einstein defined success as 10 percent inspiration and 90 percent perspiration. Although he had no inkling about the emergence of Linux Clusters for High Performance Computing (HPC), his words ring true for designing, building, and managing compute clusters.
Zend Technologies is rallying vendors and the open source community to promote industry wide consistency in PHP and promote greater developer uptake. Zend has created the PHP Collaboration Project with backing from 14 software and hardware companies
LONG-TIME Tech Heads readers will know I've been exploring Linux operating systems over the last year. In 12 months must have tried at least as many Linux distributions and, finally, think I have found the perfect one for novices and experienced users alike. In August, Novell SUSE announced a project called OPEN SUSE, to produce an operating system in conjunction with the Open Source community. It was a first for SUSE, but I'll wager it won't be the last because the resulting OS is dazzling.
Aria C. Munro writes: "Ideal for authors, web editors, and writers of all kinds, OpenOffice.org is compatible with Microsoft Office products, without the price."
Munro adds: "Significant improvements have been made in the functionality of proprietary office suite filters, allowing for improved compatibility between office applications, including Microsoft Office. In addition, import support for Corel WordPerfect documents has been added, allowing for easier cross-suite communication.
"Available in 36 languages, with more on the way, and able to run natively on Windows, GNU/Linux, Sun Solaris, Mac OS X (X11) and several other platforms, OpenOffice.org banishes software segregation and isolation and dramatically levels the playing field. And, with its support for the OASIS Standard OpenDocument format, OpenOffice.org eliminates the fear of vendor lock in or format obsolescence. The OpenDocument format can be used by any office application, ensuring that documents can be viewed, edited and printed for generations to come."
rfinnvik writes "VMWare Inc. has released a new free (as in beer) virtual machine runtime called VMware Player.
hyperSystems, Inc. announces the introduction of customization services for Gallery, an open source web based photo album organizer. Customization services for Gallery will include template creation, search engine optimization, keyword generation, e-commerce integration and software installation.
Mono is the leading non-Microsoft implementation of the Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) specification. The CLI is the foundation of .NET. Because Mono runs on a number of platforms, it is the main choice today for people who want to run .NET applications on non-Microsoft platforms such as Linux.
.NETDJ's editor in chief recently interviewed Mono's creator, Miguel de Icaza, via telephone - directly from Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington!
Celerity 4-Gb Host Adapter, ATTO FibreBridge 2400C/R/D Fibre Channel-to-SCSI bridge verified
With a study noting the gains of open-source software over proprietary Microsoft software reverberating throughout Europe this week, a new software industry alliance pledging cooperation among its members was launched Thursday.
The European Software Association (ESA) was unveiled in Brussels with a goal of speaking as a common voice for a fragmented industry. It has 26 members including Microsoft.
Although the ESA had its origins in meetings with Microsoft's Bill Gates, it maintains that it is not a surrogate for the software colossus.
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