It's catching on slower than expected, but more companies are signing up.
Despite the impressive list of achievements of open source software, it can be argued that there have not been any world-class games created under the open source banner. Sure, several old games like Doom and Quake have been gifted to the open source community, but there are no comparable original creations in this area. One should not expect this situation to change anytime soon, because the open source development model does not make sense for game development.
That sounds crazy until you consider that lately, the free operating system he created, Linux, has been helping Microsoft close deals.
Shavlik Technologies recently announced they are offering their agentless patch management software, Shavlik HFNetChkPro, for Red Hat Linux customers. The move, according to a company announcement, is in response to increasing demand for Linux in the enterprise. In a statement, Mark Shavlik, CEO, said, "Our research indicates a significant level of interest for a Linux solution, particularly for the substantial number of Linux servers being deployed by large networks."
The latest embedded market research data from Venture Development Corp. shows that Linux is now firmly in first place as the operating system of choice for smart gadgets and embedded systems. VDC's latest data indicates that Linux now accounts for 15.5 percent of embedded projects, beating out Microsoft's WinCE (6 percent) and XPe (5 percent), and Wind River's VxWorks (10.3 percent).
Day seven of aKademy here in Ludwigsburg (Stuttgart region), Germany, saw KDE developers finally tackle the tricky question of release schedules and whether they should skip straight to KDE 4 or have an interim release of KDE 3.4. Plans for SVGs in KDE theming were discussed, with some welcome news for those who have been waiting for graphical goodies. And as the name of this section -- coding marathon -- of the summit implies, keyboards remained busy all day.
Sendmail has released a module for its email server that verifies the source of messages and helps Internet users block unwanted mail, according to a company announcement.
Sun Microsystems has hired the principal author of the open-source Roller Weblogger software, a move that's part of an attempt to build closer ties with developers and customers.
Sun Microsystems will begin compensating its sales staff for deals that involve hardware from other manufacturers, as part the company's efforts to fend off competition from low-cost servers running Linux.
Longhorn's woes may open a door for Linuxa very tiny doorbut Linux just isn't a good choice for desktops. Instead, desktop Linux proponents should wake up and switch to the Mac OS.
Brian 'INGY' Ingerson is a well known and prolific Perl programmer. Far from being yet another perl hacker he is the author of several CPAN modules including award winning Inline, YAML, and most notably of late his wiki application Kwiki. OSDir had the opportunity to interview INGY about his work on Kwiki, and his philosophy in programming in general.
Confidence in the business climate is resulting in bigger IT budgets for 2005, especially for hardware spending, which is driven by the spread of Linux and open source software.
Welcome to this year's 34th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. In an interview, id Software's Timothee Besset confirmed that he loves the Debian distribution. In a different review Leo Spalteholz described how he tried to escape Debian and switch to an "easier" distribution, but ended up with Debian again.
Within 24 hours of a federal election being called, Communications and IT minister Helen Coonan has swapped her contentious campaign to offshore government IT services for a warm and fuzzy embrace of home-grown open source software to woo the penguin vote.
This is a very exciting time. There has always been a cordial relationship between our two projects. And there are natural synergies between the two. For starters, Mozilla will begin shipping a Mozilla+OOo CD from their mozilla store.