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Louis Gutierrez took over Peter Quinn's old job as Massachusetts State CIO yesterday. He also got a major vote of confidence from Computerworld Editor-in-Chief Don Tennant, who says that, " If anyone can calm things down and get Massachusetts' IT priorities back on track, it's Gutierrez."
In 2003, the Meraka Institute's Digital Doorway project switched to free open source software to power its educational computer kiosks throughout South Africa. Lunga Madlala caught up with project leader, Ronel Smith, to ask how the project is progressing.
At the two-year mark, Dave revisits some of the core Linux audio applications to see what's new.
Xgl -- X over OpenGL -- is a rendering technology for Linux that takes advantage of current 3D rendering hardware. Apple's Mac OS X operating system already offers such capabilities. The initial special effects Novell is demonstrating for SuSE Linux are somewhat reminiscent of what the Apple operating system can already do in terms of offering transparent windows and windows animation.
Server virtualization and cost reduction are Red Hat customers' top wants today, says Red Hat CTO Brian Stevens. His team plans to deliver both by delivering commoditized virtualization in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 (RHEL5), the company's upcoming new Linux distribution release.
What close-to-release technologies does Red Hat have in the works?
Brian Stevens: We're in the middle of our development cycle for our next major release. When you build a major release, you have the opportunity to write to do more compelling technology solutions.
Just in time for the X.Org Developer's Conference (XDevConf) in Santa Clara, Calif., Novell is releasing improvements to the Xgl framework and the Compiz compositing manager to the X.org project.
This extensive article from IBM outlines the 10 main benefits of the Linux operating system and highlights IBM's $1 billion investment in associated development work.
Statistical data about offshoring failures is controversial, making it difficult to say how the failure rate of offshored projects compares with that of onshore projects. What we can say is that going offshore is a trend on the rise. Since there are successful long-term offshore projects, there must also be a recipe for how to deal with the ensuing challenges.
Significant Enhancements to Xgl Framework Enable Development of Advanced Graphics to Enhance Functionality for End Users
The Damn Small Linux (DSL) project Tuesday released version 2.2 of its 49 MB LiveCD distribution. The changelog notes 14 key feature updates in the new edition, including an updated Dmix with an added sync button for easy volume control.
Are your test coverage measurements leading you astray? Test coverage tools bring valuable depth to unit testing, but they're often misused. This article takes a closer look at what the numbers on the coverage report really mean, as well as what they don't. It then suggests three ways you can use your coverage to ensure code quality early and often.
OpenMFG LLC will launch this week a hybrid open source enterprise resource planning(ERP) suite. The developer says it has integrated credit card processing, financial reporting and integration with package delivery services.
OpenMFG's ERP platform is built on Linux operating system, PostgreSQL database and OpenRPT report writer. It runs on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and commercial UNIX systems.
Blog entry talks about how software engineers and programmers in Russia are growing faster than perhaps anyplace in the world. What do you think this trend means to the programmers and software development companies worldwide?
Foreword -- This interview with Opera Software CEO and co-founder Jon S. von Tetzchner covers the Norwegian browser company's history, products, and roadmap. It sheds light on the growing importance of Linux in the embedded market, and the growing importance of the embedded market to Opera.
IBM's Redbooks publication arm has published a freely downloadable 260-page book on migrating to the Linux desktop. Linux Client Migration Cookbook: A Practical Planning and Implementation Guide for Migrating to Desktop Linux aims to provide a technical planning reference for organizations that are considering a migration to Linux-based personal computers
The Finalists for the Extend Firefox Contest have been announced.
Sun Sees Huge Demand for 'Galaxy' Sun Fire(TM) Servers Powered by AMD Opteron(TM) Processors
A report by Gartner claims that Novell's stiffest competition for the small and medium business server space will come not from Microsoft, but Apple.
Allen Gunn spends most of his time helping NGOs understand and use free software. In an interview with Richard Frank, he discusses the benefits - and possible pitfalls - of libre open source software.
While much of the wired world has been swept off its feet by the free and open source software (FOSS) revolution, Africa has lagged behind. Certain barriers have hindered Africans from taking advantage of the benefits of platforms like Linux
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