A new set of offerings formed with the expansion of the IBM Virtualization Innovation Center for Hardware has a distinct Linux flavor, including an online "how to" guide for porting from Windows, Unix or Linux to Linux on Power5.
The first open-source integrated development environment (IDE) from Texas Instruments is aimed at its MSP430 family of low power microcontrollers. Based on the Eclipse open source platform...
This guest editorial by Linux consultant Binh Nguyen is an exercise in "tough love." Nguyen points out key design attributes of Debian that make it one of the strongest and most versatile Linux offerings available. At the same time, he notes several important areas where Debian falls flat. Yet, with a few simple improvements and a more welcoming attitude to new users, Nguyen argues, Debian could turn into the most popular Linux distro around.
Most Linux computer servers used in the enterprise are running on dual processors, reflecting a transition in the marketplace for the open-source operating system toward heavier enterprise workloads, a research firm said Monday.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4.0 will now support Bangla. Scheduled for release in February 2005, the beta version was demonstrated today at the Infocom 2004, in Kolkata.
A public meeting on software patents is to be held next week, but various high-profile anti-patent campaigners seem to have fallen off the guest list
The next time you have a hankerin' to install a new batch of Debian machines, make it easy on yourself and use FAI (Fully Automatic Installation). FAI is a versatile, intelligent installer for performing mass unattended Debian installations. Use it to install clusters, server farms, classroom computer labs, or new LANs.
This week a group of free and open source software developers from around Africa are gathered at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) for the first FLOSS Developer Road Show in Africa. The roadshow is being organised by the CSIR and Aspiration Tech with funding from the Open Society Institute. The roadshow is being hosted by the Free Software Innovation Unit (FSIU) at UWC. The roadshow runs until the end of this week.
De Bortoli Wines is staging a nationwide rollout of Linux terminal replacements and plans to move over to new Linux desktops by the end of 2005. De Bortoli's IT Manager Bill Robertson said there were several reasons for moving much of its application base to open source software, citing ease of deployment, portability, adaptability, avoiding vendor lock-in issues, flexibility and cost savings as key factors.
Sales of servers using Linux will grow faster than the overall market at least through 2008, when customers will spend $9.1 billion for machines using the open-source operating system, market researcher IDC forecast Monday.
The next time someone asks you how to introduce open source into an organization, suggest this book as a starting point.
Stanford University sophomore Blake Ross is the lead architect of the Firefox browser, which hit its long-anticipated 1.0 release in November. In its long preview release stage, Firefox—part of the Mozilla family of open source software—already ate into the dominant market share of Microsoft Internet Explorer. Ross discussed the browser and its implications with Redmond magazine Managing Editor Keith Ward.
Computer geeks have helped make Martin Roesch's kitchen-table startup a $100 million outfit. His secret ingredient: A dash of humility.
Following the launch of its Firefox browser, Mozilla delivers an E-mail client. A calendaring application may be next.
Some Linux fans are tired of reading reports and articles about viruses and attacks for the Linux operating system that would be as bad as malware for Windows if the open source OS was most popular. Why waste your time worrying about a potential threat for which there is little historical or empirical evidence that it even exists, right?
I recently got a chance to interview Greg M. Kurtzer, the head of the Caos Foundation, the people who make cAos and CentOS Linux.
Everyone knows that open source is gaining widespread acceptance in enterprise settings. A recent Forrester report found that 60% of organizations are adopting open source technologies and platforms in one form or another. From Linux to Apache to Sendmail and beyond, open source is fast becoming an enterprise commonplace.
The Mozilla Foundation has released the final version of Thunderbird - the email client which it hopes will rival Microsoft Outlook.
Fashion and Linux -- it's not a familiar combination. You get a mental picture of an open source hacker in an extra large T-shirt and long fuzzy beard on a runway on Seventh Avenue. It's as unlikely as the fashion industry, which is slow, technologically speaking, moving away from tried and true methods of doing business (read: even if it's broke, don't fix it, because at least we're used to it, and what's wrong with AS/400 anyway?). But Ed Foy of Brick, N.J., has made it his business to break all the rules. He's helping celebrities sell clothes -- a lot of clothes -- using only Linux, Apache, MySQL, and Perl.
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