If you listen to the debate between Microsoft advocates and open source zealots, you might easily conclude that it's an all-or-nothing proposition. For them, it's one or the other. While the partisan participants in the discussion declaim their "truths," most of the rest of us have to exist in the real IT world. In our world, nobody runs an all one-thing shop. In fact, most of us run an all-everything shop! So, to us, the question of whether Windows and open source can coexist is critical, and the tone of the debate is pretty discouraging.
Vienna City council plans to dump Windows 2000 and move to a new Linux distribution on the desktop. The council’s Windows 2000 licence runs out in 2010 and it is apparently in the process of installing its own Linux distribution on its desktops.
21 percent of companies in Japan use open-source software for their server operating systems. This share thus matches that of South Korean but is below that of the US, where meanwhile 33 percent of companies have opted for open source in this area.
SourceLabs this week launched an online community-based catalog of open-source projects that is meant to let developers provide the latest information to interested IT organisations.
Opera, the Norwegian vendor of the web browser of the same name, and Norwegian software firm Trolltech, the developer of the C++ framework Qt for the KDE Unix/Linux desktop among others things, have entered into a strategic partnership.
Linspire Linux Computers Now Available Build-To-Order at TigerDirect.com and Other Major Retailers
Start-up SourceLabs has launched a Web site that draws on the latest collaboration and syndication tools to create a sort of owner's manual for open-source software.
SourceLabs debuts a catalog of open-source projects that's meant to let developers provide the latest information to interested IT organizations.
"The Man Also Known as 'I'm Batman'" enumerates issues he sees with Linux, then goes on to provide suggestions for a new Linux Desktop that is based on current research in the Linux community.
We have just released Trustix Secure Linux 3.0
Systemax has unveiled its first desktop PC pre-installed with desktop Linux. The budget model is selling in the US for $299. The system builder chose Linspire's operating system for its Venture L335 system which comes with an Intel Celeron D processor, 40GB hard drive and 256MB of Ram.
Brian Behlendorf, 32, is a leader of the open source movement and a high-tech Renaissance man. He was a key developer of the Apache Web server and is now the CTO at CollabNet, which provides hosted solutions for Web-based software development to Intel, Sun, Motorola and others. He also is a lover of all-night raves, techno music and art. He recently spoke with Network World Senior Editor Carolyn Duffy Marsan.
In a near unanimous vote, the European Parliament has rejected the controversial Software Patents Directive. Rejection means that companies and software developers can continue to register patents, but protection will not be guaranteed across the EU.
Google will release a new version of its tool bar for the Firefox browser later today. The Firefox toolbar will have all of the features found on the IE toolbar except a pop-up blocker and browse-by-name functionality, which Firefox already has and doesn’t need.
Embedded Linux tools vendor Trolltech AS has announced a strategic partnership with web browser software vendor Opera Software ASA through which the two companies will develop Linux products for the mobile communications and home entertainment markets.
I wrote briefly about securing MySQL last week and Andrew-J2000 suggested he was looking for a bit more depth into the clustering side of the scenario. I have recommended some additional links here for night-table reading to study up on some case studies, documentation and other miscellany involved with clustering MySQL.
It may mean nothing to you, but the Wienux distribution is now being rolled out in Vienna. The Austrian capital city of Vienna kicked off its soft migration to open source software on the desktop on Tuesday.
The Open Source Initiative welcomes the news that European Parliament voted overwhelmingly today (6 July 2005) to reject a proposal that would have permitted American-style software patents in Europe.
With Java and open source technology now as intertwined as they are, it's no surprise that many announcements out of last week's JavaOne conference in San Francisco had either a Linux or an open source slant.
July 6th 2005 - The EU parliament finally has rejected the directive of 'in computers implemented inventions', called the software-patents directive in popular language. Of the 729 present parliament members, 648 voted against the directive, 14 witheld, and 18 voted in favour of it.