A major reorganization is in the works for China's open-source software industry, with discussions under way over how local Linux vendors and industry organizations can cooperate more closely—including the possibility of a merger between several of the country's top Linux companies.
Over $100 million dollars US has been invested in open source startups in the past five months.
The number of features which Microsoft has cast aside since Longhorn and the hardware requirements of Vista have set the stage for a large scale move to desktop Linux.
I recently invited readers to share their thoughts and experiences regarding the management of Linux, and today's column will feature the feedback that we've received.
Massachusetts-based network software maker Novell Inc. will soon launch versions of its popular SUSE Linux operating system in five Indian languages, a company official said Friday.
To understand the IT industry, start with On Bullshit by Harry G. Frankfurt. Prof. Frankfurt poses, but doesn't answer, the question of why there is so much B.S. in our society. He compares his subject to shoddy construction, and that's an analogy we can work with
The freedom to run and modify software is more important than what you call it, according to the GNU founder
When users buy operating systems, they have more in mind than security and cost, according to Web hosting company Rackspace.
In a move to apply its global strategic growth plan, Novell has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 50 percent stake held by its Indian partner Onward Novell.
Kerala, a tiny coastal state in south India, is a site of significant popularity of free software and GNU/Linux. What lessons can Kerala teach other areas about using free and open source software?
The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) invites members of the wider Linux community to assist in the updating of their exams.
As Novell released their third beta of openSUSE (SUSE Linux 10.0 Beta 3) today I was anxious to get my hands on it. I'm always excited to see what's new in SUSE's world as this distro has been on my personal top 10 list for quite some time. When SUSE was absorbed by Novell many people were amazed and excited, yet a little concerned about the unknown. What would this giant do to SUSE? It seems like it worked out well for the duo as Novell is now frequently talked about as the number two (enterprise) distro, right behind Red Hat. SUSE has definitely not suffered from this merge although the benefits which they have received are not very obvious (besides the bling).
The founder of the GNU Project and the Free Software Foundation Richard Stallman has some strong words about the INQ and other media for creating a storm in a thimble about Linus Torvalds demanding cash from some Aussie companies to use his name on some Linux software.
Version 1.2 is the third official release of the Gentoo-based VidaLinux OS (VLOS). The changes and enhancements to this edition are significant, but not good enough to save this conceptually astute operating system from failure. VidaLinux 1.2 is nice to play with, but don't expect a comfortable, complete desktop experience a la SUSE or Mandriva.
Novell's recent move to release a version of its SuSE Linux operating system as free, open source software should give the vendor a boost in credibility with the open source community, while building its base of users running the Linux flavor.
VA Software describes itself on its Web site as sitting “at the center of the open source technology revolution.” Seems to make sense. After all, the company operates SourceForge.net, a site where developers collaborate on open source projects. It also runs Web sites, like Slashdot and NewsForge, where the anti-Microsoft crowd rails against the evils of proprietary, closed source software.
Software maker turns in a bleak performance as it continues its transition to the Linux sector.
This story began as a review of g4l, a Norton Ghost-type utility for Linux. But that's not how it ended up. Instead it's a story of two open source ghosts: g4u and g4l. As ghost stories go, this one is more sad than scary: the tale of a bastard son refusing to recognize his lineage, and of the resulting bad feelings on both sides of the dispute. But I'm getting ahead of myself. Let's start at the beginning.
Need to equip an office with terminals and phones, all on a small budget? With LTSP and KPhone, you can do it with only terminals, sound cards and headsets.
In this edition of the LQ Radio Interview Serieswe have Doc Searls, of Linux Journal, Cluetrain Manifesto and more. We discuss a variety of topics including recent OSCON and LinuxWorld trips, Cluetrain, Google, splogs, RSS, Linux Trademarks and more. Total running time is 1:27.