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Over the course of the Linux emergence into corporate America, one fear has repeatedly emerged -- that Linux would fragment, that there are too many distributions -- that customers and corporate managers would be confused by the myriad of choices on the Linux distribution landscape. Paul Ferris and Dean Pannell have taken sides on this issue. People need clarification. They need to understand the issues at hand. They need clear, concise, professional sources of information where decisions of this magnitude are at stake.
Are they likely not to get that kind of information here? You'll have to find out, as here comes another Penguin Counter Penguin.
The former co-founder of Documentum is applying lessons learned in the commercial ECM (enterprise content management) space to open source software. John Newton, CTO and chairman of Alfresco, says that tackling content management with open source technology isn’t new, but most of the open source offerings available today target web content.
This document describes how to install a mail server based on Postfix that is based on virtual users and domains, i.e. users and domains that are in a MySQL database.
Eric Raymond's recent attack on a Microsoft recruiter has sharply divided the Linux community, with some applauding his bluntness and honesty, while others accused him of exaggerating his own achievements -- not to mention exhibiting immature behavior. Yes, Raymond could have been a little more subtle in his reply, but when a company such as Microsoft attempts to recruit one of its most scathing critics, and an ardent supporter of competing products at that, one cannot help but feel such an answer was appropriate, given the absurdity of the circumstances.
Linspire claims to have significantly increased its user base since the launch of version five of its Linux desktop product. Kevin Carmony, the chief executive of Linspire, told ZDNet UK on Tuesday that there has been considerable demand for Linspire 5, also known as Five-0.
Only now are details emerging of the months of secret talks that allowed the birth of the Windows Treo
AMD said on Thursday that it served more than 15 companies with subpoenas this week as of part of its antitrust lawsuit against rival Intel.
Cybercops claim a victory as two men receive prison terms for contributing to a virus that was used to create botnets
Microsoft will be forced to adopt the open file format or risk 'sliding into irrelevance', according to industry observers
The third annual LinuxFest was held on Saturday, October 1 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. It's the first time I attended this one day conference so I didn't know what to expect. Overall, I found it to be an interesting and generally well-planned affair with a good balance of informative presentations, relevant vendor displays, and some general Linux geek fun.
Red Hat will be sending executives to New York to meet with financial analysts on Tuesday. Red Hat (Nasdaq: RHAT) said it will webcast a live audio feed of the event starting at 8:30 AM EST
Programmers agonize over whether to allocate on the stack or on the heap. Some people think garbage collection will never be as efficient as direct memory management, and others feel it is easier to clean up a mess in one big batch than to pick up individual pieces of dust throughout the day. This article pokes some holes in the oft-repeated performance myth of slow allocation in JVMs.
It's more than just a peer-to-peer client, it's a super-p2p-client-server! MLDonkey connects to everyone, everywhere, in a very different but appealing way.
Well, I guess this makes it universal. Nobody likes the games SCO is pulling in discovery, including Judge Wells now, from what Frank Sorenson reports. Wells denied SCO's motion regarding discovery, told them they had misinterpreted her rulings, and that IBM has, as Frank puts it, "appropriately interpreted the Court's order.
I suppose that the real beauty of Free Software and Open Source in Africa is that these forms of software, knowledge and ideas do not have to respect borders... and as the wind blows the seeds, they seek fertile ground to drop their roots.
Out of three distributions comes one. Mandriva 2006, the convergence of the former Mandrake, Connectiva and Lycoris Linux distributions was released today.
Don't expect hegemony from a single Linux vendor on the desktop comparable with Microsoft's Office, as rival frameworks and implementations tackle different markets. That's according to Red Hat fellow Alan Cox, who said research indicates users are adopting KDE and Gnome to serve different scenarios. He added that business users are less interested in the technical aspects of their desktops than technology experts, and simply want something that's familiar, reliable and comes at a low cost.
Data in MySQL is stored in files (or memory) using a variety of different techniques. Each of these techniques employ different storage mechanisms, indexing facilities, locking levels and ultimately provide a range of different functions and capabilities. By choosing a different technique you can gain additional speed or functionality benefits that will improve the overall functionality of your application.
Open source software executives from JBoss, SugarCRM, CollabNet, IBM, Sun, Novell and other leading companies will join The 451 Group next week in Palo Alto, Calif. for its open source software industry executive summit. The summit will examine commercial adoption of open source, including pros and cons of various licensing models and enterprise adoption decision factors, and investor perspectives on open source and its impact on investment valuation and risks.
WOBURN, Mass. – 3am Labs is now offerring full native support for Mozilla in its latest versions of LogMeIn, LogMeIn Pro, LogMeIn IT Reach and LogMeIn Rescue — giving users the full capabilities and speed of LogMeIn across multiple browsers including Firefox, Mozilla and Netscape.
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