After being at odds with Sun Microsystems Inc. for over a year, JBoss Group Inc. now can license the Java 2 Enterprise Edition compatibility suite, thanks to the advent of J2EE 1.4. Sun had denied JBoss in the past because its flagship Java application server is open source. JBoss raised the ire of Sun because it continued to sell its app server without certification, threatening the incompatibility Sun so loathes.
IBM on Monday detailed a line of programming tools meant to create a market of customized add-ons for its Lotus Workplace desktop applications.
Anybody that does presentations will someday need to use a chart. A manager needs charts to show production numbers and profits. A scientist or trainer needs charts to show facts, figures and results. A sales seminar leader needs charts to explain sales figures. So, what's involved in getting these nifty things into your OpenOffice.org-based slide show?
Dispelling the perception that Linux is cobbled together by a large cadre of lone hackers working in isolation, the individual in charge of managing the Linux kernel said that most Linux improvements now come from corporations.
The choice of software to run our computers can get awfully depressing. On one hand, there's Windows XP — expensive and woefully insecure, but it works on almost every machine. On the other, there's Mac OS X — far more secure, but also expensive and restricted to Apple's own computers. Where's our independence from this pair? For a growing minority of users, it comes in the open-source operating system called Linux.
This is not a typical review of a desktop environment such as KDE or GNOME. These are my observations when I updated from KDE 3.2.3 to KDE 3.3 Beta1.
Say you want to use Linux in a dual-boot arrangement, but you don't have any free space on your computer's hard drive. One solution would be to use a "live" Linux distribution such as Knoppix, which can be run directly from CD. This is certainly viable for occasional use, but it has a number of serious drawbacks.
No system is bulletproof. But Windows, the one most of us use, is riddled with holes.
Microsoft will pay upstart Linux seller Lindows $20 million to settle a long-running trademark dispute, according to a regulatory document filed Monday.
Lindows.com and Microsoft Corp. today jointly announced that a worldwide settlement has been reached in the trademark infringement cases between the two companies.
This short article from a current Sun white paper discusses the benefits specific to Linux on Sun systems.
Is it true that the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) includes a compiler for Java that can produce Windows executable binary programs from Java source code?
if you're a web surfer, sometimes you have to go to one of those sites. Of course, even if you use a different browser, you still have Microsoft Internet Explorer on your machine so you can always just run Explorer when you need it. Or you can consider using Maxthon, a free and excellent alternative "browser" that's nearly 100 percent compatible with Explorer.
LinuxCertified laptops now support Lindows' Linspire Linux OS. The San Jose, CA-based company's LC2430 laptop now ships with Linspire 4.5.
Computer Associates believed that to catch up, it had to look at alternatives to the traditional commercial database approach, says Gaughan, CA's senior VP of Ingres development.