Raleigh-based Red Hat has named Israel-based Matrix as the main distributor of Red Hat Enterprise Linux software and services in the Israeli market.
DesktopLinux.com interviews Raimo Koski, the founder of Finland-based Lineox Linux. Offering a Linux distribution based on Red Hat's software, Lineox reduces the cost of Linux by eliminating many of the production fees associated with boxed sets and bundled support programs. Koski explains Lineox's unique approach and how customers can benefit from regional support.
IBM's plan to recruit Microsoft NT users to IBM and Linux may be viewed by some as laughable. But Big Blue couldn’t be more serious about the open source platform. IBM says the rising number of ISVs moving to open source is proof that it has a chance at converting thousands.
I'm impressed with this tiny, 100-percent free, open-source OS written in assembly. You programming buffs know that assembly, pretty much the mother of all languages, can work blistering fast when used correctly.
Spending on Linux will climb by as much as 10% at enterprises surveyed recently by SearchEnterpriseLinux.com.
What's hard about free software is that it makes the necessary losses more explicit. On the other hand, investing in free software is made easier because its benefits flow more immediately and obviously to the same ultimate beneficiaries as the other technological advances--everybody.
Sun Microsystems plans to create more awareness and usage of open source with the rollout of its open source-based Java Desktop System (JDS) to secondary schools and institutions of higher education. The JDS, which was introduced late last year, consists of a fully integrated client environment based on open source components and industry standards and provides a complete desktop environment and productivity tools which includes the GNOME desktop environment, StarOffice Office Productivity Suite and a Linux operating system.
Linux customers should ignore SCO's legal threats until a court decision is reached in its copyright litigation with Novell, according to a paper published by the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL).
Red Hat is providing Telefonica Deutschland with its Enterprise Linux as the German company’s platform of choice for business operations
Mutt-1.4.2 has just been released; this version fixes a buffer overflow that can be triggered by incoming messages. There are reports about spam that has actually triggered this problem and crashed mutt.
The city of Schwäbisch Hall used toy penguins and gender competitiveness to persuade workers to accept the switch to desktop Linux
In 1999, I editorialized that the browser was the battleground that would win or lose us the whole thing. 4 years later, it is time to update the article with a slightly more optimistic view.
Many improvements have been made in the Linux 2.6 kernel to favor enterprise applications. This article presents results from the IBM Linux Technology Center's Web serving testing efforts, comparing the Linux 2.4 and 2.6 kernels from various aspects. The highlights here are the key enhancements in the 2.6 kernel, the test methodologies, and the results of the tests themselves. Bottom line: the 2.6 kernel is much faster than 2.4 for serving Web pages, with no loss in reliability. [ Link via LWN.net]
New mutt packages that fix a remotely-triggerable crash in the menu drawing code are now available.
Munich is struggling with its planned migration from proprietary software to open-source applications, according to news stories in the German press that paint an increasingly gloomy picture of what had originally been widely described as a shining success story for Linux.
Red Hat has released a new kernel update, giving no information as to the problems fixed. The changelog was last updated on January 26th.
Sun is aiming for "hundreds of millions" of desktops in China to be running Linux on its Java Desktop System as a result of its recent deal with the Chinese government – but admits it won't make much money from it all.
The SCO Group has not sold a single intellectual property licence in Australia or New Zealand since they became available last month.
Here is the Novell Notice of Removal as text. The PDF is at http://pacer.utd.uscourts.gov/images/204cv0013900000001.pdf . Notice the judge listed on the papers? Judge Kimball. Yes. The very same.
One of the great things about Linux is its versatility, and that versatility is rarely as apparent as it is with Linux-based bootable business cards. Two of these small wonders are especially interesting: DamnSmall Linux and LNX-BBC.