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The Australian government has released its long anticipated Guide to Open Source Software to help departments and agencies make better software procurement decisions.
The Open Source Business Conference held this month in San Francisco was chock-full of information on how to make money using open source software. Once a bastion for socialist thinking, the open source (OS) community is finally coming of age.
Linux software vendor Red Hat today welcomed the release of the government's open-source software (OSS) guide, but said Australian agencies were far behind other countries in aggressively adopting the platform.
Over the weekend, Thomas Gleixner and Igno Molnar both managed to separately import the complete kernel history into git format. Thomas worked using BitKeeper to export and create his tree, while Ingo used only the CVS tree as a source.
Open-source portals have served to demonstrate the effectiveness of other open-source technologies.
Review: Open Enterprise Server 1.0 offers a fairly pain-free migration route to Linux, but the upgrade won't compel non-NetWare sites to switch.
Startup JasperSoft will challenge established vendors such as Business Objects and Cognos.
Opinion:If open source is to continue gaining ground with the corporate desktop, it must develop not just an outstanding e-mail client, but an all-out replacement for Outlook on Windows.
Far from sounding a death knell for NetWare, the work Novell has done to plaster over the differences between NetWare and Linux in OES should extend the life of NetWare as a platform.
During my 25 years in the personal computing industry -- as a user, developer, and journalist -- I've seen a lot of attempts by vendors to create fear, uncertainty, and doubt -- FUD -- in the minds of customers and vendors who might be considering an alternative to the vendor's solution. This was true when I spotted a Microsoft employee spreading FUD under an assumed name on CompuServe in the early '90s: the infamous Steve Barkto affair. It is true today, in the form of an Info-Tech study titled "Mid-sized businesses not interested in Linux." Portions of the study are available online here. The report set my internal FUD alarms clanging. After reading the full report and speaking with its primary author, I have to say that the Info-Tech study not only fails my FUD sniff test, but also demonstrates classic FUD techniques.
A recent survey carried out by Evans Data Corporation has revealed that development managers have more faith in Linux as an operating system to guard them against internal attacks than they have in Windows.
Think about it: For decades we have surveyed companies and for decades, except for those who are actually in the software business, the vast majority have said they don't want to be in the software business. Yet open source, as it is supposed to be practiced, puts you squarely in the software business.
My wife and daughter recently ordered for me Walmart's $500 Bal^nce laptop computer, which comes equipped with a Linspire operating system. I had some fun putting both the hardware and software through their paces.
A few months ago I wrote an article about how I suspected it would be a Wal-Mart like entity that would make desktop Linux a reality. This is a revisit to that same subject. Never one to take myself entirely too seriously, all I can say is that possibly I took the wrong direction about the right subject. See, I've recently changed my mind.
Following the highly successful mass-LPI examination fest earlier this year organisers are planning to hold a second mass examination during the LinuxWorld conference and expo.
"Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 was released on February 14th, CentOS issued its cloned version two weeks later on March 2nd. Since then I've been evaluating CentOS and putting it through its paces to see if it would hold up to its auspicious genetic parent..."
No matter how much effort is put into developing services and technologies for proprietary operating systems, over the next few years open source development will provide a bigger foundation for richer and more sophisticated operating-system platforms than anything any vendor in the commercial market can achieve.
North Carolina-based Linux vendor Red Hat is focusing on localisation and e-Governance projects. The company has launched its new version of Linux v.4 in Hindi in the Indian city of Bhopal to enable the state government machinery interact with the people in the national language.
Users' desire for additional computer speed is never-ending. As soon as vendors implement one technology that offers a quantum leap in processing power, users anxiously await the next. As a result, hardware vendors are now poised to introduce a new microprocessor design: dual core CPUs, which promise to boost the performance of Linux servers, desktop systems, and notebook computers.