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Is the U.S. federal government moving toward adoption of Linux and open source solutions? The answer is yes. The only question is "how fast?"
The Atlanta company, which calls itself a "professional open source" company, said JBoss AS 4.0 has achieved certification for J2EE (Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition) version 1.4 for which it had to pass more than 23,000 tests of the Test Compatibility Kit.
Linux is expected to make steady gains over the next few years on the desktop PCs of small businesses, according to a new report.
Open-source software is rapidly creeping into all aspects of the corporate infrastructure, and management tools appear to be the most recent invaders.
What seems to be a blunder by the Motion Picture Association of America in its hunt for online pirates has prompted Linux Australia to contact its legal representatives and warn of a possible breach of Australian law.
The Gentoo User Survey has been released. This survey is meant to get some feedback from Gentoo Linux users and give us a feel on how Gentoo is being used and what we can do to improve. The survey should take around ten minutes to complete and will be available through the rest of September. Upon registering for the survey at our new Survey site an activation code will be sent to your email address.
The KOffice team is happy to bring you the third bugfix package that builds upon the previous 1.3.x versions, with many fixes, mainly in the core libraries and in some filters. But there is also a fully new and complete translation for KOffice: Welsh. See the release notes and the complete list of changes.
Using its strengths in virtual machine technology, VMWare Inc. on Monday unwrapped new beta software for the desktop that allows administrators to more securely deploy and mange work environments outside the corporate network.
MandrakeSoft SA has updated its version of the Linux operating system and has announced plans to raise $7.3m via a capital share increase and move to the Euronext Nouveau Marche in order to fund and facilitate new acquisitions.
The Vector Linux team is proud to announce the release of VectorLinux 4.3. This small 326 MB download provides you a complete and fast desktop solution, even suitable for older hardware.
New Zealand’s local authorities have come out in support of open source software to encourage more IT use in the community. In their collective response to the government’s draft ICT strategy, local authorities point to government’s broad agreement with the principles of last year’s Worldwide Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).
Most companies with more than 25 people have their own information technology personnel, hardware, and infrastructure. Where does that leave the small and medium business (SMB) for IT services and systems? Microsoft's Windows Small Business Server 2003 seems like an obvious choice for businesses that already have a big commitment or investment in Windows-based systems, and Novell offers a Small Business Suite for the NetWare faithful, but open source software offers its own small and medium business server options.
Sun's partners and customers welcome open-source initiative, but hurdles remain.
Coming soon to a site near you... for the first time, it's the new, digitally remastered, Fedora Core 3 Test 2!
VMware, a maker of software that enables computers to run multiple operating systems simultaneously, is working on a new product to make it secure for corporations to open their networks to contractors or telecommuters.
Have you ever wished you had started and owned Lindows instead of Michael Robertson? After all, the upstart Linux distribution first gained huge notoriety by pulling on the whiskers of the Microsoft monopoly, then by losing a few rounds in court as Gates and company went global court-shopping, but finally banking hundreds of millions of dollars to settle the suit Microsoft had filed against it here in the U.S. Well, whip out your credit card, because you can pick up L-I-N-D-O-W-S right now on eBay for a starting bid of just a couple hundred dollars. The original Lindows signage, that is.
Iran has become the latest country to edge towards ditching the ubiquitous Microsoft computer operating system in favour of the open-source Linux solution, even if its refusal to abide by copyright laws means that the Islamic republic does not pay a penny to Bill Gates.
Linux and other open source software are a major disruptive force in IT. Big industry players such as IBM and Novell have aligned their businesses behind open source, while Microsoft views it as a threat to its hegemony. New business models are being invented and reinvented daily as companies new and old try to figure out how they make money when core elements of the software stack are free.
Over a million copies of the open source browser Firefox have been downloaded in a little over four days after the 1.0 preview release was put up on the web, according to information at the SpreadFirefox blog.
Ammai.com has published a quick review of the latest UserLinux Beta LiveCD (version 0.2) with Gnome 2.6. It includes many screenshots, as well as general information on this distribution.