A patent filed by IBM has prompted PostgreSQL developers to rewrite an algorithm, even though IBM says it is opening up many of its patents for the open source community
Following the first and second parts of this series, here are a couple more worthwhile Firefox extensions.
Projects hope a taste of one possible future will spur people to action Developers are using shock tactics to persuade the open source community to get involved in the campaign against software patents.
The company's revenue dropped $2.5 million first quarter to first quarter, and the company still doesn't know if it will be permitted to continue trading in Nasdaq. Its CEO also announced that the company no longer sees any problem with Sun open-sourcing Solaris.
Ken Coar raises eyebrows with his thoughts on using PHP scripts instead of normally static files like robots.txt
Mercadona, one of Spain’s leading supermarket chains, is deploying Red Hat Linux software on 10,000 desktops.
Novell has been named as the South African Receiver of Revenue's open source solution provider. Last month, SARS called for submissions from open source solution providers for end-to-end enterprise-level Linux system software.
The Linux based Compound XML Document Editor (CXDE) from IBM’s software group uses Eclipse Modeling Framework (EMF) to provide a more customized editing experience for developers.
Via and XGI say they hope to increase the number of Linux platforms that are compatible with their hardware.
The primary goal of Linux desktop operation is to give users access to typical desktop applications -- word processors, spreadsheets, Web browsers, etc. An alternative exists to this configuration, though: thin client computing. In many respects, thin client computing is very old; the typical mainframe model, with a large central server and many dumb terminals attached to it, closely resembles thin client computing. Thin clients, though, give users the ability to run GUI programs. Before going too far with a desktop Linux deployment, you may want to consider a Linux thin client solution. It's not for everybody, but some sites can benefit from it.
In this article we will look at setting up an existing Linux machine as a failover router to provide quick and automatic switchover from a dead Internet connection (the primary connection) to one that is operational (the secondary connection).
This articles purpose is to introduce users of Microsoft® Internet Explorer and Outlook Express to the new world of Mozilla Firefox & Thunderbird
The latest version of RHEL 4, still being beta tested, will make use of the 2.6 kernel and will be compatible with the upcoming AMD and Intel dual-core x86 server processors.
There is no reason why you should ever have a computer virus infection, or have to reinstall your computer because it doesn't work properly. You should also be perfectly safe to pay for things over the Internet with your credit card, and use your computer for on-line banking.
Richard Stallman discusses the usual important issues regarding freedom and the GNU/Linux operating system. He no longer "recommends Debian". He also discusses such personal issues as the music he likes, the food he loves and the difficulties in finding a suitable mate.
The Organic Valley farming cooperative had a Web site and email for its member farms, but it desperately needed a corporate-style intranet to facilitate collaboration and better communication. That's where the open source MetaDot project came in, replacing phpWebSite as the sole point of reference for Organic Valley's employees and members. Now that the organization is familiar with open source software, it's finding open source alternatives may be the answer to more software dilemmas.
Neither SCO Group's copyright claims on select Linux code nor Microsoft will be able to slow the spread of Linux in the enterprise over the next two years, an analyst for Gartner Research said.
To say one could see a train wreck coming from hundreds of miles away when the Linux kernel development process switched to using BitKeeper to manage development is to make an understatement of the largest kind. The idea that the best known Free Software kernel would be developed with the aid of a non-Free development tool just seemed peculiar at best and dangerous at worst. OfB's Timothy R. Butler asserts that the moral of this story is one that every business ought to pay attention to.
As my colleague John Fontana wrote in a recent story in Network World (link below), Linux-based messaging systems are catching on. Many users are starting to migrate to Linux-based servers for hosting applications such as e-mail, calendar and collaboration. But another aspect of messaging that is also heating up in Linux land is voicemail and unified messaging.
Towards the end of last year, when I was speculating about what might happen in the area of e-government this year, I said that open source software would start to make a greater impact. I know there are many people who consider open source to be the only way to go forward and that any government not fully committed to it is in some way remiss.