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Confidence in the business climate is resulting in bigger IT budgets for 2005, especially for hardware spending, which is driven by the spread of Linux and open source software.
Welcome to this year's 34th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. In an interview, id Software's Timothee Besset confirmed that he loves the Debian distribution. In a different review Leo Spalteholz described how he tried to escape Debian and switch to an "easier" distribution, but ended up with Debian again.
Within 24 hours of a federal election being called, Communications and IT minister Helen Coonan has swapped her contentious campaign to offshore government IT services for a warm and fuzzy embrace of home-grown open source software to woo the penguin vote.
This is a very exciting time. There has always been a cordial relationship between our two projects. And there are natural synergies between the two. For starters, Mozilla will begin shipping a Mozilla+OOo CD from their mozilla store.
Startup Orion Multisystems Inc. hopes to revive the workstation market with a design that shrinks a 12-node Linux cluster to a single large motherboard. The company is targeting vertical markets with a desktop that sells for less than $10,000 and a 96-node desk-side system priced under $100,000.
With the promises of Longhorn revealed as market-freezing trickery, Linux has its best chance ever to seize control of the desktop.
My folks recently bought and sent me two DVDs, but the only DVD player I have is in my Linux-based computer. Using the free software application MPlayer, I was able to watch my videos. I'll walk you through the easy steps required.
Most of the attention and current criticism of America's e-voting infrastructure and technology is focused on the lack of a verifiable paper audit trail, but an equally prominent issue is the closed nature of election system certification, companies, and software.
A few weeks ago a new story submission for a new website found its way into my unposted queue of stories, and I knew LinuxBeta.com was destined for greatness. Here is my interview with Chris Haney, the founder of LinuxBeta.com.
Non-profit organisations are always looking for ways to better serve the public. But, with ever-shrinking budgets, it can sometimes be hard for them to even stay alive, much less expand services. This article discusses how one agency, ROCMND Group Home in Miami, Oklahoma, met that challenge through the use of open technology.
A scheme being proposed to cut the deluge of spam has the support of some big players but it is doubtful whether it will be acceptable to those from the free and open source communities.
With the promises of Longhorn revealed as market-freezing trickery, Linux has its best chance ever to seize control of the desktop. Market-research firm Venture Development Corp. says a survey of retail IT execs shows that just 2% of point-of-sale systems use Linux, far less than expected.
Businesses should delay switching to Linux until IT managers can give a better business case for adoption, says research.
Novell, a new entrant into the Linux market, has promoted two executives in a management change that consolidates four business units into two.
"Linux is not a boy. Linux is not a child. Linux is ready." With these words, Martin Fink, VP of Linux for Hewlett-Packard, rephrased a popular sentiment at LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in San Francisco this August (while simultaneously knocking competitor IBM's ad campaign). He, along with many others, took the message another step: Not only is open source enterprise ready, but the enterprise had better be ready for open source.
The first article for this new monthly column looks at eric3, a GUI-based IDE for Python.
For small businesses that don't have the tech savvy or the time to tinker with configurations and want to keep their tech really basic, Linspire will pay for itself in the amount of time it saves you. Fast downloads and easy to find-and-install applications — what more could you ask for?