Think before you act is essentially the latest advice Yankee Group has for organizations who are integrating Linux into Windows environements.
Even though the authority recognizes Paraguay has a high piracy rate, losses in terms of revenues for the industry are not the highest in the region. Brazil leads with US$659 million while the Paraguayan software industry only lost $11 million.
For OEMs that want to add secure 802.11a/b/g access point capabilities to a variety of devices, TeamFI is shipping Linux middleware with built in Wi-Fi.
“This is the next Novell. We are now not only NetWare, because we’ve had many changes in technology. Novell is well positioned right now to tap into the market,” said KK Leong, country manager for Novell Corp (Malaysia).
Koders has launched an optimized search engine meant to give developers a way to find source code examples and new open source projects they can use in their applications.
Tom Eastep ends his involvement with Shorewall. "Unlike the originators of other successful open source projects, I have not been able to attract a core of people who believe in Shorewall and who are willing to make sacrifices to ensure it's success. That is my weakness and I accept it. But is means that I have been left with trying to develop, document, and support Shorewall almost single-handedly. I cannot do it any more."
Within hours Netscape 8 went from 0 to 41 bugs. It's even worse, Netscape development has been outsourced and was supposedly in beta since February. Moreover, despite the initial claims about security, the fixes available for Firefox 1.0.4 were left out of the original release. Contrast their claims upon release (it's sad, but with the outsourcing there is hope that more prompt, complete flaw fixes may happen with the browser in AOL hands in name only).
Many argue that Linux, for a variety of reasons, is a better operating system than any product from Microsoft's Windows line. However, for every Linux lover it's not too hard to find someone who will take the opposing viewpoint.
If life hands you lemons, make some lemonade. The fallout from SCO has led to some changes on the editorial landscape. An announcement about some wayward editors and their new home on LinuxPlanet (and Linux Today).
My company, Adams-Blake Co., started its business life on a Macintosh platform and moved to Windows in 1995. By late 2001, administration had gone from a chore to a nightmare. When it was again time to upgrade we decided to change to Linux. We began with Mandrake, then tried Slackware, and now run a few machines with Mepis. We've always had a challenge to see if we could not use Windows for an entire year. We've never been able to do it -- until now.
The trend of open source consolidation continues, as last week saw Novell snap up Linux security vendor Immunix, while open source stalwart IBM bought out tiny GlueCode, a maker of application server middleware based on Apache and Java.
A new open source initiative has been established to encourage SystemC use through the development of infrastructure to complement capabilities developed by the Open SystemC Initiative (OSCI) and commercial EDA providers.
Against many economic, production and social norms, open-source software has emerged as a serious challenger to proprietary software products. Steven Weber’s new book comprehensively tells the story.
San Clemente, CA, May 19, 2005—The National Information Infrastructure Development (NIIF) Program http://www.niif.hu is the driving force behind the operation and development of Hungary’s research network. The program covers the entire Hungarian science, education and public collection community by providing a networked computer infrastructure and a wide range of communication information, co-op services, and networking applications.
Commercial software publishers and distributors as well as end-users run a risk when using commercial software that may or may not have open source modules embedded
"If Intel Truly Believes in Itanium, Then It Has To Do Away With Windows"
The G System is a free and open source simulation framework and virtual reality, using Qt and KDE. The recent 0.5 release adds multi-user capability, an important milestone in the history of this project. Using the G System many users can now join in the same virtual universe.
Microsoft has sparked heated debate by claiming that Windows software is cheaper to patch than open-source alternatives.
Linspire Inc. and Micro Center have teamed up to bring Linux to the average consumer. Linspire 5.0 is now available as either a standalone boxed product or pre-installed on desktops and laptops at Micro Center retail outlets nationwide in the US.
Launches New Training Course to Promote Education on Linux