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Australian open source lawyer Brendan Scott says the next version of the GNU General Public License (GPL) should be made clearer and include legal terms relevant to jurisdictions like Australia.
Resolvo Systems says it has contributed the sourcecode to its MoveOver Windows-to-Linux migration tool to the open source community, and that it has established a SourceForge project. MoveOver automates the OS migration process, allowing users to move their files, settings, and emails from Windows to Linux desktop within six steps, according to Resolvo.
The first day of Toronto's LinuxWorld Conference and Expo was made up of a pair of 3-hour long tutorial sessions on various networking and Linux related topics. I selected from among the list of available sessions System& Network Monitoring with Open Source Tools for the morning and Applying Open Source Software Practices to Government Software for the afternoon. Unfortunately, the latter was cancelled at the last minute and I went to Moving to the Linux Business Desktop instead.
In less than a year, this free Linux distribution has become the most popular.
Trustix Secure Linux 3.0 has now reached beta status! Our rapidly expanding new customer base has meant we only had to concentrate on one area of improvement - making installation really, really simple.
Linspire chief exec Michael Robertson is visiting London on a mission to persuade system builders that there's money to be made in Linux on the desktop.
Over the past few years, Linux has been hitting Windows hard in different places and, blow by blow, won points against the OS behemoth. Good application software is an important selling point for any operating system, and good development tools are crucial to those writing application software. The leading desktop operating system, Microsoft Windows, has a strong integrated development environment (IDE) in Visual Studio .Net, while the upstart Linux platform's KDE environment has KDevelop. Let's pitch them against each other and see which ends up the last IDE standing.
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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.