Execs produce figures purporting to give the lie to Linux advantages...
This week, barring unexpected developments, the European Commission is expected to tell the world's most powerful monopoly that it can't keep abusing that status. The monopolist in question, Microsoft, won't be especially alarmed.
[Editor's note: This is a humor piece.] After years of petty squabbling between the most innovative company in the software industry and a few pesky upstart hippie developers over which of their operating systems is more secure, the verdict is finally in. Microsoft's flagship Windows software is more secure than Linux. You can demonstrate this for yourself just as we did.
This will be the last gtk+ 2.2 based release; the next one will require 2.4. There won't be too much user-visible changes as we've taken advantage of must of the new stuff through libegg already.
...as Linux marches into the enterprise, organisations must understand all of the open source operating system’s benefits, risks and costs.
As a owner of an iPod, I had a problem when I moved to Linux on my desktop, as Apple does not provide iTunes for Linux. After some digging around I found gtkPod, which is a linux iPod tool.
Six major European customers will use Windows XP Embedded for their point-of-sale terminals, while Linux is held back by SCO Group's threats.
Andrew Stuart writes: I have started a grass-roots campaign aimed at convincing IBM to open up and free the programming documentation for its STB (Set Top Box) series chips. It just doesn't make sense to have chips that cannot be programmed because the programmers reference documentation and drivers are not freely available to the public.
Consumer electronics companies want to leverage the trend toward adding value to consumer electronics through software to create a Linux-based "living room operating system."
Every year in March in Hannover Germany, the worlds biggest geek show runs. Nearly every company with a name in the IT business hurries to CeBIT to show off their products, including the big players in the Linux market.
Adding to Microsoft Corp.'s legal concerns in a week of antitrust action for the company, the Nebraska Supreme Court Friday gave the green light for further procedures in a consumer class-action case that had previously been blocked by state courts.
In January 2004, 94.8 percent of Web surfers used Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher, according to the Web analytics research company OneStat.com. Not me, though. For many months I’ve been using a Mozilla-based browser that can’t seem to settle on a name: Phoenix, Firebird, now Firefox. Identity crisis notwithstanding, it rocks.
Hewlett-Packard, which already sells the Mandrake desktop, is diversifying its desktop Linux interests. It's going to resell the Turbolinux distribution on its Compaq business desktop PCs in 12 Asian countries.
Novell is encouraging anyone who wishes to test SUSE LINUX 9.1 without installing it to download it from their ftp site.
The Apache-backed PHP Group is rolling out the first Release Candidate of PHP 5, an upgrade to the programming language that adds built-in SOAP extensions for Web Services interoperability.
Agencies can now get free advice from the new Government Open Source Advisory Committee, which includes some of open-source software’s most influential leaders. Miguel de Icaza, for instance, heads up development of the Gnome desktop interface found in nearly all Linux distributions. Roy T. Fielding is a co-founder of the Apache Software Foundation, which developed the Web server freeware running on about 67 percent of Internet servers, according to estimates by Netcraft Ltd. of Bath, England.
Successful Open Source focused webcast expands from weekly to daily show, also talks of additional shows to come.
The SCO Group, the company that's hoping to profit from its assertion that Linux violates its Unix intellectual property, has threatened legal action against two federal supercomputer users, letters released Thursday show.
Astaro Corp. (www.astaro.com), developers of the most popular Open Source-based security product, today announced Version 5 of its Astaro Security Linux. The perimeter security solution, which protects more than 20,000 installations in over 60 countries, now includes Intrusion Protection capabilities that protect networks against complex attacks, and added Virus Protection for HTTP and http://FTP. Version 5 will also stop viruses in password-protected zip attachments.
Linux is everywhere: in businesses, schools, and nowadays even in the media. As a result, hordes of users are installing Linux for the first time. Many Linux user groups have caught on to this and have started holding special Newbie Night meetings geared toward novice users. Here are some pointers to help make your LUG's next Newbie Night a memorable one.