The decision to stay with UNIX or to migrate to Linux is top of mind for many. So, the question becomes: When does it make sense to stay and when does it make sense to move? We put that question to the big three UNIX vendors -- IBM, Hewlett Packard (HP) and Sun -- to understand how they help their customers decide where, when and if a migration makes sense.
The pop-up blocker has been greatly improved, it now resizes large images better and places the image more correctly according to the link followed and Mozilla now supports spell-checking on Linux systems.
Small organizations face tough challenges everyday: scarce resources, tight budgets and overwhelming odds. Computer technology holds promise, potentially dramatically increasing capacity and functionality for small groups. However it's a double-edged sword - poorly/improperly maintained and configured computer systems can create havoc for over-burdened staff. As an added challenge, small organizations rarely understand the broad range of technologies, including operating systems, that are available to them. The LINC Project Guide to Choosing an Operating System is intended to be a first step to empowering groups to make informed decisions about which operating systems to select when acquiring or retrofitting a computer system.
Debian luminary Wichert Akkerman -- aka Wiggy -- has been reporting on his website this morning about a tragic automobile accident near Paris. At first Richard Stallman was thought to have been a passenger in the car, but later reports said he had already been dropped off when the accident occured. Wiggy will continue to update his site as more information comes in.
Microsoft Corp. will introduce the Windows XP Starter Edition in India early next year, the company said Wednesday, two days after announcing similar plans for Russia.
InfoWorld - IBM Corp. said Monday it will release as open source code some of its software for speech-enabling applications. The move is intended to spur development in the field and outflank rivals by making IBM's free technology the industry standard.
Although Linux may be shipping on a growing number of PCs sold in the emerging markets of Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe, about 80 percent of PCs shipped with the open source operating system this year will eventually run pirated versions of Windows, industry research firm Gartner estimated in a report issued September 21.
You don't have to buy it to try it. Lycoris Desktop/LX evaluation edition is available as a free download. LinuxBeta.com has put together a screenshot slideshow of the evaluation edition.
PCs running Linux are growing in popularity in part because they can be loaded with a pirated copy of Windows, according to a study from analyst Gartner.
Linux lacks working voice recognition software, something that could help disabled people work with computers. Sphinx is here to fill the gap. Sphinx is a speed recognition system written purely in Java, created by a joint collaboration between Sphinx group, Sun, MERL and HP with the aid of the UCSC and MIT.
When it comes to open-source issues, companies need “a single throat to choke if something goes wrong,” said Brad Silverberg of Ignition Partners, a venture capital firm based in Bellevue, Washington. That’s why his startup investment firm, along with Index Ventures, recently gave $3.5 million in Series-A funding to SourceLabs, a startup that provides much-needed support for open-source operating systems.
In a move to add more open-source arrows to its quiver, Linux seller Red Hat has acquired the Netscape server software products of AOL Time Warner, the companies plan to announce Thursday.
IBM Engineering Executive Joins Premier Linux Advocacy Organization; Lab Director Timothy Witham Promoted to Chief Technology Officer
Armed with some of NASA's most sophisticated gear and the space agency's biggest use of open source software and development ever, the Spirit and Opportunity Mars rovers just received clearance for an extended tour of the Red Planet.
Here's what one university library found when they compared the hardware and software costs.
Last time we introduced you to the simple tools you can use to do typesetting with the Document Style Semantics and Specification Language (DSSSL. In this concluding look at the topic, we'll look at some more advanced techniques, and at how to get your typeset documents printed.
Red Hat Inc.'s Enterprise Linux 4 products, scheduled for release early next year, will support five Indian languages, reflecting the growing importance of the Indian market, according to an executive of the Raleigh, North Carolina-based Linux company.
LSB 2.0 represents the best chance to prevent Linux fragmentation.
We have come a long way with our music players in KDE. From xmms, to Noutan, to Juk and now to Amarok...but has the progression been a good one?
OpenOffice XML, the file format that's native to the leading open source office suite, may become an ISO standard. That leaves MS Office XML with...OOoggaatts!