While the rapid adoption of Mozilla's Firefox Web browser is driven in part by the perceived security risks in Microsoft Internet Explorer, the disclosure of two critical security flaws in Firefox over the weekend makes it clear that there's no monopoly on imperfect software.
The Apache Foundation is preparing to launch an open source project to create software that is compatible with Java 2 Standard Edition (J2SE). The software is needed to run Java applications on a desktop PC.
Free operating system Ubuntu Linux has been heralded as one of the most exciting software projects ever created, writes Michael Herman.
Small, but well-regarded, MEPIS Linux is expanding beyond its enthusiast market to the business market with a business desktop, server and a new channel and support partner.
Case Study:The Aloha state's commerce and consumer officials turn to open source for a major financial data access fix.
As I have previously pointed out, open source software (along with variants such as free software, libre software, FLOSS, FOSS, and OSS) is not a magic solution, but it can be an extremely strong option for the nonprofit/philanthropic sector.
Local authorities in the UK are embracing Linux and other Open Source operating systems and applications, a probe by the Society of IT Managers has shown.
Latest Microsoft sponsored benchmarks conducted by Veritest gives enterprises all the more reason to consider Linux as a serious alternative.
French open-source software consortium ObjectWeb announces new members from France, as well as Italy, and a new agreement with a Chinese research center.
IBM is increasingly betting that it can build a big business around open-source software. The latest step in that strategy is the purchase of Gluecode Software, an open-source start-up.
Snags Immunix, a small company that sells software designed to improve the security of programs running on Linux servers.
Move is part of an effort to bring Linux closer to parity with competing products from Microsoft.
Expansion of Mozilla's non-profit international affiliate in Europe as worldwide Firefox downloads surpass 50 million.
Novell, in its transition to a Linux and management services company, again settled its ranks with the announcement of the departure of Richard Seibt, head of Novellâ€™s Europe, Middle East and Africa operations.
Linspire's President and CEO, Kevin Carmony, gives a well reasoned defence of his company, describing their commitment to open source and explaining away many of the myths that have built up around this controversial Linux distro.
One of the leading lights behind SuSE Linux, before it was swallowed whole by Novell, has quit and headed for a future unspecific.
The Apache Foundation has proposed creating an open-source version of Java on the desktop, a plan that Sun Microsystems has initially welcomed.
The popular open-source office suite OpenOffice.org is almost ready for the unveiling of its landmark 2.0 release, but it's creating foes because of its use of Sun's proprietary Java.
Proprietary software vendors can learn a valuable lesson from their open source counterparts when it comes to customer care and respect
CEOs Steve Ballmer and Matthew Szulik met for a meal recently, sources say. How's Microsoft feeling about open source these days?