With an open source implementation or migration, it may not simply be a matter of discerning the right software features, there is another dimension to the peculiar and nifty benefits in opting for the open source route. For example, open source solutions may be apt to offer industry-specific versions of a system that partners have branched from the core open source project.
A report due out after the general election is expected to highlight the lower support, hardware and software costs associated with open source software
Astronaut, entrepreneur and founder of popular Linux operating system, Ubuntu -- Mark Shuttleworth is in Sydney this week for the Ubuntu Down Under conference. He was also one of the speakers at Linux.conf last week and took some time out with LinuxWorld to discuss life, the universe and everything open source.
Potential move toward testing and certification of open source software puts Oracle up against Kim Polese's SpikeSource.
System administrators regularly work from the command line, but there's more to the console than managing servers. You can even have a basic office suite, complete with a word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation program, all in the absence of a GUI. Here are 10 applications to try. Here are 10 applications to try.
Groovy Builders allows you to side-step the details of markup languages and focus on your application content instead. Groovy Builders can mimic markup languages like XML, HTML, Ant tasks, and even GUIs with frameworks like Swing.
The [Australian] federal Government has entered the open source software market, "whitebranding" a free website content management system for use by government agencies and not-for-profit groups.
The company hires Jeremy Allison, co-author of the Samba open-source software suite, and vows to bring greater integration with key open-source projects.
Bavarian city passes over Novell's Suse Linux for a high-profile, 14,000-computer installation.
roundup Linux specialist MontaVista raises its game in both software and sales, while VCs open up their wallets.
How do you get mainframe performance on an embedded budget? Just learn the secrets of the mainframe gurus and apply them in your own designs. Architectural decisions define the ultimate feasible performance of any product. This article covers features that can help you improve your system's performance.
Company that sells Linux for unconventional devices brings new software foundation--and more-traditional sales model--to product line.
Almost everyone who agrees that technology training would benefit African society, also presumes that success is predicated upon significant funding. Linux helps overcome many major barriers including funding. This article introduces the key principles necessary for successful national IT education, using Linux.
SUSE LINUX, With the AMD Opteron* Processor, Lowers Hardware Costs and Provides High Availability and High-Performance Computing for Mission-Critical Databases
We're doing Readers' Choice Awards a little differently this year, to try to make them more fair.
The code examples in these tutorials are in Python and C, but translate well to other languages. Part 1 covers the basics, such as an echo server and client, which connect over TCP/IP, fundamental network, layer, and protocol concepts. Part 2 is an intermediate level tutorial that demonstrates how to write UDP sockets applications.
It has been 14 years since the first 64-bit processor -- the MIPS R4000 -- found its way into a workstation. 64-bit workstations once cost thousands or tens of thousands of dollars, but the introduction of high-performance, low-cost 64-bit CPUs from AMD and Intel has changed the industry's attitude toward workstation design. New architectures are forcing old hardware into obsolescence, but free software can extend those old systems' useful life.
We had a visit from Red Hat's EMEA folk recently. We tend to think of French Mandriva (née MandrakeSoft) and Novell's German SuSE operation as carrying the torch for Linux in Europe, but in fact Red Hat is not doing badly in Europe at all.
Foresight Desktop Linux is a distribution which showcases some of the latest and greatest from GNOME. With a great focus on usability, yet still up to date. Some of the more innovative things are included, like mono, beagle, f-spot, howl, hal, and oversite systems management. All of this plus some nice, clean default themes and artwork. FDL 0.8 includes many updates to existing packages, great hardware detection using hal/udev/gnome-volume-manager, and a new bootsplash.
No article or series of articles could cover anything as big as the OpenOffice.org 2.0 release, and this article won't try. Instead, this article is going to look at one narrow theme, albeit an important one: The increased role that Java plays in this new OOo 2.0 release. Mad Penguin interviews Sun Microsystem's Simon Phipps to get some insight...