On the heels of its recent acquisition of Brazilian Linux vendor Conectiva and name change from Mandrakesoft to Mandriva, Mandriva acquires Lycoris, a maker of user-friendly desktop Linux distributions.
Chairman of the No. 1 computer maker says he'd be interested in becoming a switcher himself if the opportunity ever came up.
The launch of Sun Microsystems' OpenSolaris, the open source version of its Solaris OS, should be greeted as pretty good news by its reseller partners, say analysts.
Founder and chairman of the No. 1 computer maker says he'd be interested in becoming a switcher himself if the opportunity ever came up.
Without a formal policy governing free software use, one of Australia's largest general insurers has developed an application using free software and in the process has given code fixes back to the community.
If you're moving over to Firefox from Mozilla, you've surely noticed how Firefox is built to be a sleeker, faster browsing engine. It accomplishes this in part by shedding all of its counterparts from the Mozilla Suite, including an email/news client, composer, and chat client. But that doesn't mean this functionality is no longer available. With a few extensions -- or with no work at all -- you can make Firefox integrate with your email client as though it were still part of a suite. You don't have to stop there, either; at least one valuable extension gives you the power to connect Firefox with virtually any program on your system.
SAN, NAS, Fibre Channel or iSCSI, it all sits on an operating system. Sometimes that OS is UNIX, other times it's Windows, and in a growing number of cases it's now Linux as well.
Marc Fleury is shocked--shocked!--that IBM would use the same tactics to attack him that he's been using to attack IBM. "Frankly, it leaves us scratching our heads," he says. For the past two years Fleury's company, Atlanta, Ga.-based JBoss, has been stealing business from IBM by giving away a set of open source programs that do the same work as IBM's WebSphere software. Fleury claims JBoss shipped more copies last year than IBM did. IBM apparently has grown tired of having a freebie program eating away at its sales. So now it is going nuclear. In May the computer giant acquired JBoss's main rival, Gluecode, which also distributes a set of open source Web server programs.
Netline Internet Service becomes Openexchange and moves from Olpe, Germany, to Tarrytown, N.Y.
With Microsoft's Longhorn spinning in circles, Sun's OpenSolaris may have an opening in the enterprise. But it's facing increasingly tough competition from Linux in the server space and now, Mac OS X on Intel for the desktop.
Red Hat is to make the drive for industry patent reform a key part of its open source strategy. At last week's Red Hat Summit in the US, Red Hat deputy general counsel Mark Webbink pushed a three-part intellectual property strategy to promote product innovation.
Freelance software developer Matthew Allum was simply "scratching an itch" when he created the Matchbox Window Manager, a lightweight program designed to more efficiently run X11 applications on handheld devices. But Allum's project worked so well, it caught the attention of a giant in the handheld space.
Close on five years after it announced plans to open source Solaris, Sun Microsystems puts the kernel and networking stack on show and invites developers to play. Community website, blogs and source code viewer accompany the release.
Software giant hires a key figure behind the popular Linux distribution to teach its in-house developers about open source.
Software giant hires a key figure behind the popular Linux distribution to educate its in-house developers about open source.
Red Hat has embraced the dual-core age with an update to its server operating system that works with the latest processors from AMD and Intel.
Many practical examples and figures help readers understand how to build clusters for themselves.
The Mozilla Foundation may face problems enforcing its conditions of use for the Firefox browser due to trademark issues. Although it maintains a policy - which was recently criticised by many developers of the Debian Linux distribution - on how its trademarks are used, it does not appear to have registered the Firefox name in Australia and Germany.
I still remember the day, many years ago, when a wise old programmer looked over my shoulder and said, "Ah, Grasshopper, you need a pipe!" and so set me on the path to true enlightenment.
In celebration of tomorrow's Youth Day holiday in South Africa, Mark Shuttleworth, open source advocate and Ubuntu Linux founder, will answer learner's questions over an amateur radio link.