While firefox is getting a lot of entirely due attention these days, there is a lot of really interesting extension work happening underneath the hood. One such extension that has a lot of potential is Wikalong examined in Wikalong - Margin Notes for the Web. It essentially is a wiki that sits in your firefox sidebar and changes depending on what site you're looking at. Great for annotating web pages while the Microsoft and SCO pages are naturally great fodder for gaming wikalong too.
Countering the latest salvo of Microsoft's Get the Facts campaign against open-source software, Novell yesterday launched a website devoted to "unbending the truth" about Linux in the enterprise. Novell CEO Jack Messman is also in the process of sending an email to Novell customers, to debunk a memo that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer sent to customers last week. Ballmer wrote that Windows has economic and security advantages over open-source software and warned that Linux users are fair game for intellectual property lawsuits.
Open Source Project is Designed to Meet the SA Forum's High Availability Specifications for Carrier Grade Linux
Xilo(TM) Scalable Storage System Provides High-Performance, Easy-to-Manage Storage for Linux Networx Systems
I have now attended conferences held by two major IT analyst firms: Forrester and Gartner. While I have talked to (and quoted) many analysts over the years, these were the first times I watched them interact with their clients in person. Like it or not, these firms and their competitors are major influences on enterprise IT adoption.
It is not everyday that Microsoft feels threatened by something so trivial. But I am pretty sure that they would be terrified of November 9. Well, not exactly… they are going to rock the gaming world with the launch of Halo 2. But that day Mozilla Firefox also releases its first final version.
Utah's Linux Networx has landed $40 million in new funding, money it will use to speed introduction of a new generation of high-performance supercompu- ters. The Bluffdale company, which made headlines a year ago when it built what then was rated the third-fastest linked computing processor "cluster" in the world for the Los Alamos National Laboratory, is expected to officially announce its new "Series B" equity financing today.
Here’s the basic question: If you had the choice (and you do!), why would you choose Windows over Linux? I don’t need it. I have every bit of functionality in Linux as I did in XP. This article includes a list of my typical setup in XP and Linux and the difference between them based on functionality (hint: There isn’t any).
Despite the growing acceptance of open-source software, not all companies are willing to entrust their operations to a community of strangers.
US newspaper The Boston Globe is looking to talk to recent converts to Mozilla Firefox for a forthcoming article.
You can tell that Microsoft is scared about something when the company can't stop talking about it. On the client side, the software giant is so nervous about the amazing advances made by Apple Computer with its iPod portable audio player and iTunes Music Store that the company recently spent hundreds of millions of dollars rejuvenating Windows XP with a variety of digital media updates that likely will prove more confusing than exciting to many consumers. On the enterprise side, long-time nemeses such as IBM and Novell have rallied around the open-source Linux standard in their latest bid to outflank Microsoft's server products. Predictably, Microsoft has come out firing.
Dan James at CEO Blues writes about the challenges and opportunities facing the Mozilla Foundation as it moves beyond the 1.0 release of Firefox. With the excitement and attention, the Firefox release provides a perhaps once in a decade chance to inspire and educate the general population about open source software. Will the Mozilla Foundation capitalize on this?
Experts believe this latest customer relationship management product could force down the cost of CRM and make rival vendors such as Salesforce.com raise their game. Open source CRM vendor SugarCRM is about to launch an on-demand customer relationship management (CRM) product that it says will set busineses back just a fraction of the cost of Salesforce.com's offering.
Microsoft is having difficulty convincing the Open Source people that its Sender ID is now kosher. Microsoft has re-submitted its SenderID standard to the Internet Engineering Task Force after it was rejected because of difficulty over licensing arrangements.
In the past couple of years, technologies such as intrusion detection and protection systems have become mainstream tools in the corporate security arsenal. But many feel less than satisfied with the performance of some of these technologies. In particular, the number of false positives - when a legitimate piece of communication is flagged as being a possible security threat - is proving to be expensive for organisations in terms of the amount of time IT staff must spend dealing with what is actually legitimate traffic.
Although Sun is planning to show off Solaris 10 next week, there are signs that it will take a while for the open source version to hit the shops. Glenn Weinberg, vice president of the Operating Platforms Group at Sun, told internetnews.com, here, that it could be months before an open source Solaris 10 is available.
Tarantella has announced a key reseller partnership with IBM, as part of the company's effort to recast itself as a viable alternative to Citrix in enterprise data centers that are embracing Linux.
Patents pose equal danger to all classes of software and in some cases the free and open source genre may have less to fear, the senior counsel of the Free Software Foundation says. The FSF is the principal organisational sponsor of the GNU Project which was launched by Richard M. Stallman in 1984 to develop a complete UNIX style operating system which is free software.
Gated communities are popping up all over the country, in every echelon of society. Security at such communities really does seem to be more urgent when you've got people like Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston living in your neighborhood; not only do you have to keep pesky fans out, but you have to be able to get those cops in quickly to answer domestic dispute calls. Plus, the residents of Country Club of the South in Alpharetta, Ga., where the Houston-Browns and several other big-name celebrities and sports stars make their home, have lots of parties for all their famous friends, and famous friends don't like to be left out in the cold because the guard can't find them on the guest list.
Sun Microsystems demonstrated what it calls the third generation of desktop computer accessibility technology, which it hopes to start shipping for the Linux operating system next year.