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IBM is throwing its voice to the open source community, but developers say it is no trick as Big Blue looks to bump up development of speech software and applications with a worthwhile contribution of code.
Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC) has published a 96-page report on Open Source software and its potential benefits to business and government. This whitepaper provides an introduction to the report and its findings. At the conclusion, a link is provided for downloading the full report, entitled "Open Source: Open for Business."
In just under 100 hours, we have smashed through our one million download campaign--with 6 days still to go! This is the fastest adoption rate we have ever experienced, higher than every previous Firefox release. But it's not time to relax our efforts. How soon can we break through 2 million? We'll have more information on a new campaign on Monday.
The wireless development landscape differs from the wired world in a number of ways. For one thing, the dominance of handheld device manufacturers and proprietary OS makers has meant that open source projects for wireless connectivity have been slow to take off. But now this sector is showing some signs of life. This article explains both the delays and the brightening future.
Welcome to this year's 37th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. A recent issue of the German computer magazine c't features an article about GNU/Linux on notebooks including a test of 14 current notebook models. One machine, an ASUS M2400N, came pre-installed with Debian GNU/Linux by Xtops.DE.
An online publishing company is arguing that it owns the code behind the open-source Mambo content management system and says it is prepared to pursue the matter in court.
Sun Microsystems' executives have rarely been known for meekness, but the company's new chief operating officer took a tone of humility while arguing the company has mended its ways.
We keep "Newsforging" ahead at IT Manager's Journal. Our latest new feature is the ITMJ Product Guide, a joint project between technology superpowers InfoWorld and our parent network, Open Source Technology Group. The IT Product Guide is an excellent resource for IT managers and decision-makers at all levels for making short- and long-term choices about investments in any kind of product or service in the IT spectrum.
Mandrakesoft, the Parisian Linux company known for its stylized penguin, is persistent. A new release of its flagship Linux operating system and some interesting financial news suggest the company, which filed for bankruptcy only last year, is back on track.
Google is spending some of the cash it raised from its IPO on headhunting staff to build a web browser. Staff have already been poached from Microsoft and Sun.
Microsoft has hit out to the competitive threat of cheaper open source software by deciding to reveal the source code for its Office productivity suite to governments around the world.
Fedora Core 3 Test2 was released today, and so here's a chance to preview the software. I've been eager to try out Gnome 2.8 and KDE 3.3, so I tried to install them on my Core 2 box, which resulted in a severe package dependency crisis, so since Test 2 was released today I figured I would just reformat and install it for kicks, and to get my KDE 3.3. Screenshots from FC3-T2 can be found here.
With Linux Standard Base 2.0, the stakes are higher than ever.
Sun Microsystems is in talks to purchase a profitable Linux distributor, sources have told internetnews.com. Sources close to the discussions said they expected that company to be embedded Linux player MontaVista, but cautioned that the deal wasn't finalized and talks could still break down.
LinuxBeta.com has the screenshots in their screenshot slideshow.
Martin Taylor recently marked his one-year anniversary as Microsoft Corp.'s chief Linux strategist. Taylor, whose official title is general manager of platform strategy, recently spoke with Computerworld about his first year in that job. This is Part 2 of the interview. Part 1 is available online.
A programmer has rebutted an accusation that he contributed proprietary software to an open-source project called Mambo, while his accuser has moderated his legal threats.
Celebrating one month of KDE 3.3 out in the wild, userinstinct put together a usability review with user testing. "Based on feedback from our test group, the default settings for a number of KDE parameters differ from what is usually expected and desired by users. Providing better defaults would reduce the time users spend looking for configuration settings and would provide a better "out-of-the-box" experience."
Windows is 'free' in Iran, but even there is an increasing move towards Linux, according to an AFP report. Apparently, because Iran refuses to abide by international copyright laws, pirated copies of Windows make the product free and everyone uses it.
Those of us that Unix operating systems on a regular basis are familiar with the stability and ubiquity but familiarity and consistency? While the former is exactly where it should be the latter needs some work. Peter Colijn submitted the following editorial to osOpinion/osViews which suggests that as Unix migrates to the desktop, this is the next step that needs to be address for greater acceptance.