When human captial leeks systematically away from a leading tech company, you have to see fundamental trouble.
Over the last 10 years open source has exploded onto the enterprise scene. With support from governments growing, how will it mature over the next five? Danny Bradbury reports.
OTTAWA -- The seventh annual Ottawa Linux Symposium was kicked off by LWN.net's energetic Jonathan Corbet giving his interpretation of the Linux kernel road map.
Laptop computers embody a series of compromises. You sacrifice speed and comfort for size; power and technology for price; and durability for weight. GNU/Linux and *BSD users often make another sacrifice: compatibility for portability. Running a free operating system on your computer means that parts of it may not work. Somehow, Acer managed to hit all of these compromises squarely in the center with its TravelMate 2300. For less than $700, you'll have a hard time finding a better Linux laptop computer than this.
Embedded Linux powered 14 percent of smartphones shipped worldwide in Q1 of 2005, up 412 percent from 3.4 percent in Q1-04, according to Gartner. Windows Mobile Smartphone shipments also grew, rising 50 percent from a 2.9 share in 1Q-04 to 4.5 percent in 1Q-05.
KDE 3.4.1 is the first modern desktop environment being compiled, packaged and working fully on the OpenSolaris platform. The work has been mainly done by our friend Stefan Teleman. While KDE is known to compile out of the box on Solaris with GCC, using the Sun ONE Studio 10 Compiler still presents a challenge which requires a lot of patches. A list of georgeous screenshots is probably what makes lots of people think "KDE seems to be ahead of the game already". Read on for an interview with KDE on Solaris lead Stefan Teleman.
A number of OS/2 fans are urging IBM to release OS/2, or as much of it as is legally possible, as open source software.
LinuxChix Africa will host a series of events around the African continent on September 10 in celebration of Software Freedom Day.
A look at Open Sense Computing's new Linux desktop workstation offering.
Last week I promised to demonstrate why I am not a GNOME zealot simply looking to try to give KDE a hard time. In actuality, I don’t use GNOME much at all, these days. Or KDE. I do keep up with them, but my actual desktop home is elsewhere. "Hey, Clippit! Stop staring at me."
Groovy took a gigantic leap this past April, with the formal release of a new parser aimed at standardizing the language as part of the JSR process. If you weren't paying attention before, now's the time to start. The new syntax is chock full of enhancements to the language designed for a short learning curve and a big payoff.
Tired of debating which Internet browser is superior? Then you may want to try out a trio of niche browsers that are simply interesting: Ghostzilla, BrowseX, and Amaya. Each takes a different approach to the Web experience to serve different kinds of users: Ghostzilla offers a stealthy browser for paranoid surfers, BrowseX provides a minimalist browser, and Amaya serves as both an authoring tool and a browser to showcase new Web technologies.
While Linux and server vendors continue to push the open source operating system into data centers, a recent survey of Network World readers showed that Linux adoption for critical applications is slow.
Software giant's Martin Taylor soldiers on, evangelizing that open source may not be all it's cut out to be.
A huge growth in downloads in the six weeks following the introduction of the new build confirms recent reports from independent site monitoring organizations of increased interest in the OS.
SA telephony company launches open source VoIP software-based call centre for mid-sized organisations looking to run low-cost virtual centres of up to 1000 seats.
Puppy Linux founder and maintainer Barry Kauler has released version 1.04 of the Puppy Linux distribution. Key enhancements incorporated into the standard 60MB Live-CD file include the addition of a spreadsheet program (Gnumeric), audio file player (tomAmp), and text-mode web browser (ELinks), along with improvements to printing, media streaming, and many other functions. Plus, the Linux kernel has been upgraded from version 2.4.27 to 2.4.29.
Embedded Linux powered 14 percent of smart phones shipped worldwide in Q1 of 2005, up 412 percent from 3.4 percent in Q1 2004, according to Gartner Inc. Windows Mobile shipments also grew substantially, rising 50 percent from a 2.9 share in Q1 2004 to 4.5 percent in Q1 2005, Gartner says.
Backers of open standards-based interoperable authentication technologies are happy to report growing membership in the authentication initiative known as OATH, which released its OATH Reference Architecture Version 1.0 specification for cross-device authentication in May. Now they're working to convince more organizations, many of which are reportedly unaware of the option, to go beyond disparate, proprietary standards or one-word passwords.
You can carry GNU/Linux in your pocket with a functional, quick, and useful USB pen drive distribution. Pen drives are faster than CDs, and the small distros that fit on them don't require huge amounts of memory for the operating system and applications.