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Mozilla's Firefox has broken the 10 percent barrier, a Dutch Web metrics firm claimed Wednesday, and now is used by 11.5 percent of the world's surfers.
According to Amsterdam-based OneStat, Firefox gained 2.8 percent usage share since April, while Microsoft's Internet Explorer, still the most widely-used browser, fell 1.2 percent over the same period. Internet Explorer now accounts for 85,5 percent of the world's browser share.
NORTHBOROUGH -- Akibia Inc. yesterday unveiled a new distribution facility and repair shop that will serve as "the hub of the tangible part" of its business.
Akibia, which supports and optimizes data centers and network security systems for large businesses, opened its 42,000-square-foot "logistics center" in Northborough in late August, according to Mike Parisi, director of logistics for the Westborough-based company.
We've put together a series of Windows XP, SUSE 9.3 and Ubuntu 5.04 desktop screen shots as a side-by-side comparison of some of the common desktop features available in the modern operating system desktop.
Windows users need not fear making the switch to Linux in this day and age, with the mature desktop environments currently available. There are features available in Windows that are not present in the KDE and GNOME environments, and visa-versa, but the most common features used in Windows are present in Linux. This comparison is based on a default Windows XP installation, the SUSE 9.3 Live DVD and the Ubuntu 5.04 Live CD, without additional software being installed. So we begin.
Last week we rambled over the OpenWRT landscape, issued dire warnings and concluded with the easy, but risky, installation method. Today we'll learn the harder, but much safer, installation method. This one is fun, because it depends on an unpatched bug in the Linksys firmware.
Registrations for Australia's second Open Source Developers' Conference are now open. OSDC is a grass roots, YAPC-style conference designed by developers for developers, covering open source languages, tools, libraries, operating systems, licenses and business models. 60 different talks are slated to be held over the course of the conference.
The conference is running from Monday 5th - Wednesday 7th December 2005.
[Ed: SYS-CON Sites run streaming media that you may annoy you -tadelste]
The latest version of the software is out, almost a month overdue. Still, Linus Torvalds sees improvements "all over the place."
Massachusetts made history recently by becoming the first state to require its agencies to use applications that support the Open Document Format (ODF). In fact, no other country requires the use of ODF yet, although the European Union recommends it. Now, support for the open standard has sprung up in a new UK-based organization, the OpenDocument Fellowship.
Nokia has unveiled their new web browser for its mobile phones, based upon the KDE Project's open source technology.
Are you a Linux consultant? Have you heard more than your share of misconceptions about what Linux is and what it can and can't do? Well, here's your chance to share your stories.
A recent post on OSNews.com raised questions about the availability of GPL'ed source code from the former Lycoris distribution. Accusations have flown both ways and much confusion has ensued, leaving many concerned about whether the source code will ever be made available.
And if you can't wait for that, JDS is now open source. You can create your own JDS based on your own distro, either Linux-based or OpenSolaris-based. Knock yourself out! Download
Stephen writes: "Are you people not reading the press before you publish articles trashing us? Does Google News not exist where you live? Let me put on the cranky pants here...."
"Now, I've only been the director responsible for JDS at Sun for a few months now, so I admit I don't know the history around what promises were made to Tom and Sam. Sometimes things are beyond our control, but if we promised you something, we should have at least given you an explanation on why we had to break that promise. So if that's what happened, let me be the one to apologize."
Stephen, we like the way you refer to us as "you people". We also wonder if you bothered to read the article.
By targeting the enterprise markets, Linux vendors are going after big bucks. But have they completely ignored a much better market and, in so doing, slowed the overall commercial development of Linux? Part 2 of this special series examines where a better market opportunity may reside.
Barry later found out that he simply was not using the ‘right’ browser, as Live.com (Windows Live) is not yet fully fuctional on Firefox : “I see, you need to run IE on Windows to see the portal. A portal with a search box, and news, my web, rss and so on.“
LegaSuite Receives "Ready for IBM eServer with Linux" Mark
One luxury online retailer is betting on free open source software to power its online business. Unlike commercial software, open source software can be freely downloaded, used, and modified. Its low cost and flexibility gives small businesses a unique opportunity to leapfrog past their larger competitors.
The first release candidate of Mozilla Firefox 1.5 is now available for download. Mozilla Firefox 1.5 Release Candidate 1 is intended to allow testers to ensure that there are no last-minute problems with the Firefox 1.5 code. There will be at least one more release candidate before the final launch of 1.5.
BOSTON -- Open standards and open source software (OSS) got political on Monday when Linda Hamel, the general counsel for the Massachusetts Information Technology Department (ITD), suggested that groups that oppose the OpenDocument file format standard might be influenced by Microsoft.
"If we look at all the groups … in most we are finding Microsoft funds behind that group," Hamel said, although she did make the point to exclude those groups that represented disabled government employees from her criticism.
Novell has promoted Ron Hovsepian from vice president and president, global field operations to president and chief operating officer. He will have direct responsibilty for worldwide product development, marketing and sales.
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