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KDE Project Ships Third Translation and Service Release for Leading Open Source Desktop. KDE Project Ships Third Translation and Service Release of the 3.2 Generation GNU/Linux - UNIX Desktop, Offering Enterprises and Governments a Compelling Free and Open Desktop Solution
[LXer Editor's note: The CREDITS file in the Linux kernel 2.6.5 lists Torvalds' address as the Portland suburb of Beaverton] Linus Torvalds, the tech-world idol who launched the open-source operating system Linux from his bedroom in Finland more than a decade ago, is moving to Portland. Torvalds, who works with Beaverton's Open Source Development Lab, has purchased a Portland-area home and enrolled his kids in school. Many Portland programmers work on Linux, a populist public-domain phenomenon.
Vendors are ramping up enterprise support for Linux in a bid to nudge the operating system over the proverbial tipping point. According to Rusty Russell, a kernel hacker working for IBM's Linux Technology Centre, IBM is providing necessary enterprise support for Linux in four key areas – scalability, performance, hardening and testing.
"I am not hearing of many wholesale swaps from Windows to Linux," says Laura DiDio of the Yankee Group. "A company has to have a self-sufficient, experienced I.T. staff that can write custom applications, and be willing to risk not having an indemnification policy."
I have tried over and over to fault Mandrake 10, and apart from that one crash in KDE and the missing software I use, I cannot find any faults. I was going to give it a mark out of 10, but instead I will give it a percentage mark. 98%. Very good but still a very slight margin for improvement.
Silicon Graphics Inc. recently released a 10 Gigabit Ethernet option for its line of Linux/Unix-based servers, workstations and storage appliances.
How one sysadmin built his own system statistics monitoring program.
Jabber, the streaming XML technology mainly used for instant messaging, is well-suited to its most common task. However, Jabber is a far more generic tool. It's not a chat server per se, but rather a complete XML routing framework. This has some pretty far-reaching implications.
Companies using open source components must build a strategy to deal with potential risks around licensing and intellectual property involved with the software.