The fourth embedded systems conference in Asia will be held in Hsinchu, Taiwan, July 28 and 29. Linux advocates including US-based IBM, MontaVista Software, Novell and China-based Red Hat will all tout their products and share their experiences of the embedded Linux development process. More than 10 developers and analysts from Taiwan industry will each demonstrate their latest embedded technologies and systems during the conference.
You would think that having a monopoly in your business would have no comprehensible downsides to it, but Microsoft's monopoly, combined with the maturity of the computing marketplace means that its growth potential is practically nonexistent. Thad Phetteplace contributed the following editorial to osOpinion/osViews, which analyses Microsoft's recent dividend to its shareholders. His editorial draws parallels to Microsoft's new plateau-like growth strategy and new opportunities for Linux and open source software.
No one thinks Novell's recent deal to participate in a federal IT purchasing program will open the floodgates to Linux and open source in Uncle Sam's boxes, but the deal coincides with a trend toward a younger federal workforce set to replace aging workers, and the technology that they use as well.
A surge in internet scanning activity in the past week could indicate a fresh wave of attacks on e-commerce servers, UK-based web services company Netcraft warned.
In releasing the LinuxQuestions.org Wiki I had to choose between multiple free licenses. When it came down to making a decision it was the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License) vs. the Create Commons by-sa.
While questions surrounding Linux’s reliability have left some companies skittish, the Hong Kong Aircrew Officers Association (HKAOA) is looking the other way and is more committed than ever to the open source operating system that powers the organisation’s online information system.
The Ottawa Linux Symposium wrapped up its busy 4 days with a 6-hour long bar party at the Black Thorn Café across the street from the American Embassy in Ottawa. And for some, it was that social aspect that they came for. For most attendees, though, stable Linux kernel maintainer Andrew Morton's keynote address was the highlight of the day.
If there’s one thing IT managers of small businesses or branch offices need, it’s solid, uncomplicated technology. Net Integration Technologies thinks it has the answer. The company’s Nitix server is essentially a custom Linux distribution focused on the small office. Driven entirely from a Web interface, the solution boasts an impressive array of features, using the most common Linux services such as Samba and Apache.
Been using mozilla now for a year, not just switching and trying it and concluding that after using it for a while it beats IE hands down in every way. After using it for a year I can say that I like it but it definitely does not beat IE hands down nor in every way.
Considering Redmond's slim odds of conquering developing nations, why not offer them a low-cost Linux version of Office?
Just because SCO has been doing badly lately doesn't mean that its battles against Linux are even close to being over. Darn it!
BEA Systems Inc. has lost an important research and development engineer to search engine giant Google Inc.
More news from the OLS by our man on the ground, David Graham. Graham reports that Day 3 began with a presentation by Intel's John Ronciak and Jesse Brandeburg on writing Linux kernel drivers for gigabit and ten gigabit network interface cards.
In response to the ever-increasing pace of business today, Hilton Hotels & Resorts announced yestereday a new standard for business technology in hotels. The Hilton Integrated Business Solution is a flexible and convenient collection of essential business amenities and services that are now available at all Hilton hotels across the U.S.
On July 23rd 2004, Trolltech and the KDE Free Qt Foundation announced the signing of an updated agreement between Trolltech and the KDE Free Qt Foundation about securing the availability of Qt for development of free software. The new agreement replaces the original agreement from June 1998 by adapting it to the current situation and providing a new text which addresses the problem in a more exact and more complete way. The intention and basic content are still the same. Read the full press release for more details.
The city of Barcelona -- Spain's second largest city -- recently announced it will be phasing out its current Windows NT infrastructure in favor of open source software, according to IBLNEWS and other prominent Spanish-language news outlets.
We are looking for three programmers who are proficient in Perl or other web apps languages and can volunteer their time and skill to help us build the tools we will need to make three upcoming community marketing campaigns successful. These are some of our most exciting campaigns yet and promise to net us hundreds of thousands of users if executed properly. The work that's needed is simple and should be trivial for anyone skilled in perl or other web apps languages. Please send mail to blake at cs.stanford.edu if you are interested and would like more details.