Makau Releases Linux Professional Institute Certification Training
Cost-of-ownership studies show that software licensing fees are only the tip of the iceberg. "Hardware and software, when taken together, typically make up less than 30 percent of a five-year cost structure," says IDC's Dan Kusnetzky.
RealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser to Keynote at San Diego Desktop Summit in February
Managed desktops aren't only for big companies. Time you spend babysitting a misconfigured computer is time you aren't pursuing a real business goal.
Sun is trumpeting the demise of commercial Linux with the release of their software free of charge. In doing so, they've totally missed what people have been paying them for these past 20 years or so. Which is support.
Last week OSDir.com surpassed their 100th Linux and open source screenshot tour, which has become an invaluable resource to the open source community.
The registration date for the planned mass certification of Linux professionals has been extended to accommodate more users. Already more than 200 people have signed up for the event.
One of the greatest hurdles for people wishing to 'switch' to FOSS and Linux is finding a good replacement tool for what they are accustomed to using. In Open Source Alternatives to Dreamweaver Templating Mark Stosberg investigates what open source solutions are available to replace Dreamweaver's powerful templating capabilities. Suppose there are a few website-centric people out there reluctant to make the switch?
Hewlett-Packard plans to start selling a home media hub based on the open-source Linux operating system later this year. The company hopes that the product will replace consumer electronics devices such as VCRs and DVD players in living rooms.
Adobe Systems has released version 7 of its Acrobat software for creating PDF files, with upgraded collaboration features and a beta version of its free Adobe Reader 7 for Linux.
When Sun's Scott McNealy told us that Red Hat had the Linux market, we decided it might be a good idea to find out what Novell and Mandrakesoft had to say about that. We exchanged email with Mandrakesoft CEO François Bancilhon and Novell's director of product management and marketing, Charlie Ungashick, on the subject of Solaris 10, Red Hat, and how they compete in a consolidating market.
Voice commands and improved Web page rendering are now available to users who run Opera on a Linux system.
Should KDE should port its applications to Windows? A debate has flared up in parts of the KDE community, filling inboxes and blogs with arguments long and short. The question is really whether the KDE community should encourage this, since it is already happening. In the tradition of dialectic, I present the key arguments for and against this venture in style of a Platonic dialogue.
Mandrakesoft, the popular French Linux distributor, is making its most serious effort yet to become a business Linux distributor.
A newly discovered flaw in Firefox could allow cybercriminals to take advantage of Web surfers.
George Tang Industrial Corporation introduces the GDV-08, its latest 8-channel DVR with built-in LAN and CD-RW. The Linux-embedded unit is bundled with Software Watchdog and realtime MPEG-4 compression.
A long-time Gnome user takes a week to try out SimplyMepis to see what all the hubub is about. The result is not only a favorable look at a capable Linux distro, but an examination of the state of the Desktop Environment landscape, and the areas in which KDE can tempt even a dyed-in-the-wool Gnome fan.
O'Reilly's OpenOffice.org Writer, by Australian technical writer and active OpenOffice.org community contributer Jean H. Weber, is an enhanced and updated version of her earlier book, Taming OpenOffice.org Writer, which was the first book ever published about OOo. This book skips basic OpenOffice.org functionality and focuses on one OOo component: Writer. It includes a copy of OpenOffice.org, and has many useful tips for technical writers and advanced OOo users.
PROIV has launched new, free, Linux and Windows versions of its PROIV Rapid Application Development tools – and in return for downloading the software, is sending out free penguins.
At the end, I must say that Thunderbird is perfectly capable of being used as your only email client. It did not crash on me once in weeks of testing, on either OS. It's not perfect, but it's very very good. Go ahead and try it.