Interoperability, Gates wrote, should be in every firm's thinking: "Businesses face an ongoing challenge of making a wide variety of software from many different vendors work together... Bringing heterogeneous technologies together while reducing costs is today a challenge that touches every part of the organisation," he said in the email.
I've been a graphic artist and Web designer for more than a decade, and in that time, I've seen software companies expend a great deal of effort in attempts to monopolize the market. Adobe, for instance, took over the desktop publishing field early on by developing a set of powerful products, such as Photoshop and Illustrator. Macromedia had to fight to gain control over the Web design and development business, and its hold on Web development became apparent only after it integrated its products. Today, with a remarkable range of Web design and development applications, Macromedia is the indisputable leader of the field. It's time open source graphic application developers did the same.
As Linux running on x86 servers continues to grow in corporate data centers, questions remain as to whether the open-source operating system introduces a higher level of management complexity than the proprietary Unix systems it replaces.
The European Commission's requirement that Microsoft Corp. license certain of its communication protocols will do little for competition in the workgroup server market if a draft license proposed by Microsoft is accepted, open source software advocates say.
Software firms and developers have the chance to influence UK Patent Office policy and change its understanding of 'technical contributions'.
HP France is offering support for Mandrakesoft Linux on its servers.
As if the largest software company in the world as an opponent was not enough, the Linux and open source software industry is facing some of its biggest challenges in containing the proliferation of its own licenses and updating a 15-year-old GPL. Both hurdles were roundly discussed during sessions at the recent OSDL Enterprise Linux Summit, but there appeared to be no easy answers nor easy solutions to either licensing issue.
Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates on Thursday sent an e-mail to customers emphasizing the company's commitment to being interoperable and stressing that open source and interoperability are not necessarily one and the same.
How to set up an Internet lounge using Knoppix 3.7; plus, practical suggestions for building your lounge.
All I really want in a desktop operating system is a standard KDE desktop (not heavily modified like Mandrakelinux and Red Hat), decent packaging, and a filesystem hierarchy that makes sense. Libranet fits my exact needs.
The IBM Rational Application Developer for Linux trial download enables developers with diverse technical backgrounds, and even those unfamiliar with Java, to build rich, data-driven applications
Alan Cox has hailed the European Parliament for asking for a rethink of the Computer Implemented Inventions Directive, but warns that "the battle isn't over".
Linux is more secure, more stable, and less costly then competing proprietary offerings so why is it so hard to buy and sell systems with GNU/Linux preinstalled? This is a question that I and many other like minded individuals have been considering for awhile now and after you get past all the hype, you'll see that the primary opposition is hype (or more accurately marketing). The Linux Box has put this project together to help market Linux.
Slash Support Inc., a five-year-old California and Chennai-based startup, has partnered International Business Machines (IBM) to boost offshore support for enterprise users of Linux in the US, Shiva Ramani, Slash’s chief executive officer told reporters here on Thursday.
PalmSource today promised to move to Linux after completing its acquisition of mobile phone software firm China MobileSoft.
New Products, Services and Software to be Featured at Desktop Linux and Open Source Conference. Novell Joins AMD, Real, and Linspire in Key Sponsor Lineup at San Diego Desktop Summit Next Week.
"If you're getting into open source because you see it as a career path, you're doing something wrong." It's not that Linux creator Linus Torvalds thinks open-source programmers should work for peanuts (he doesn't), but rather that they should be properly motivated. Call it software with a soul, if you like. Only the truly passionate need apply.
LinuxHardware.org Editorial I just wanted to let all of you know that I have begun work on my Ultimate Linux Workstation Project for 2005. This project's goal is to design the "ultimate" Linux system from the best of the best components that are available.
You can create a cluster using any of three basic approaches: full migration to a single platform, partial migration, or a mixed or hybrid creation. In this article, learn how cluster agents fulfill the latter approach, and see how coLinux and openMosix can combine to offer a high-performance cluster middleware in a heterogeneous environment. In this heterogeneous environment, Linux provides the stability and performance, and Windows users continue to use their apps and never notice the difference.
A forthcoming update to the Linux 2.6 kernel will incorporate the Xen open source virtualization technology, said the man who maintains the Linux kernel. At the Enterprise Linux Summit, Andrew Morton -- Linus Torvalds' right-hand man and maintainer of the Linux kernel for the Open Source Development Labs (ODSL) -- said he will incorporate the Xen virtualization code "in the near future. "