At the end of Part 2 (Part 1 is here) I asserted that a new force would enter the world of computing completely changing the landscape. I stated that Microsoft will lose this battle. I lied, there is more than one force, but one way or another there will be one result.
Enterprise-level open source software keeps scoring win after corporate win on the international front, in quicker fashion than it is making progress in the States. The latest item comes from the German Federal Finance Office (Bundesamt fuer Finanzen, or BfF), which announced Tuesday that it has installed two of the largest Linux-based mainframes in Europe after an 18-month testing period.
New Sun Fire(TM) V20z Server Featuring AMD Opteron Processors Power Solaris(TM) and Linux up to 45 Percent Faster than Competition
Now, as the major Linux vendors are preparing new releases of their enterprise software based on Linux 2.6, it appears that the upstart open source operating system is poised to significantly narrow the feature gap between Linux and its older cousin, Unix.
More creativity from a Groklaw reader, a comparison, side by side, of what IBM said in its letter SCO needed to produce and SCO's reply. Enjoy.
London's Newham Borough Council has ditched plans to move to an open source environment and will instead concentrate on negotiating a new deal with Microsoft that could act as a model for other public sector bodies.
The Incubator Club is a forum where IT directors can exchange views and experiences related to open-source migrations, and one where problems can be identified and addressed.
The trend to adopt real-time versions of embedded Linux got a boost last week, when aircraft engine builder Pratt & Whitney revealed that it used a Linux-based software kernel to test its new F135 engine, which will power the U.S. military's Joint Strike Fighter aircraft.
Arch Linux is a great distro for the expert user who want a customized Linux installation without the hassle of hunting for packages and dependencies. Let's face it, the fun of Linux is tweaking and customizing not configure; make; make install. It's an extremely well done distribution that just plain works. In the week or so that I've been running it exclusively, I haven't run across any negatives.
Stefan Esser found several remote vulnerabilities in Gaim. A remote attacker can use specially crafted network packets to exploit at least one of these vulnerabilities and execute arbitrary code in the context of the user running the program or cause a denial of service condition.
Georgi Guninski found a vulnerability in vim that can be exploited to execute arbitrary commands when the user opens a text file specially crafted by an attacker. The vulnerability resides in the "modelines" feature, which allows one to place some VIM commands inside of a text file.
2004. (LindowsOS currently uses version 3 of ReiserFS.) SuSE Linux and Gentoo also use ReiserFS as their default filesystem. "[ReiserFS as Gentoo does.
The Mozilla Foundation Monday changed the name one last time of its next generation open-source browser, and launched a preview edition of the software that can be downloaded for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X.
The two-day course offers a detailed overview of the operating system and its desktop productivity tools.
Red Hat ... today announced that Telefonica Deutschland GmbH has chosen Red Hat Enterprise Linux as their platform of choice for business operations. Telefonica, an integral provider of internet services and the second largest national IP carrier in Germany, is migrating to Red Hat Enterprise Linux from proprietary Unix.
Linux customers are unlikely to be deterred by legal threats from SCO Group even while the outcome of SCO's legal battle with Novell remains undecided, according to a leading open-source group.
"Better to hop on the bandwagon, like IBM, then try to avert the inevitable," he said.
Another salvo in the war between SCO Group (Quote, Chart) and the open source community was fired today, as the Open Source Development Lab issued a white paper charging that SCO's legal campaign over Linux copyrights is "headed for a wall."
There's always time to hear how Linux can step right in and help an organization make or save money right away, right? To that end, here's another segment of our Immediate ROI series: a cheerful, real-life story with a good ending for your reading pleasure.
The SCO licensing campaign--which has been all bark and no bite since its introduction by way of threatening letters to the Fortune 1500 last summer--lost a wheel last month, and is now headed for the wall.