Even if a major lawsuit were filed tomorrow, open source would still have an outstanding track record of avoiding intellectual property infringement, compared to proprietary software, which is the subject of frequent infringement claims.
Foresight Linux has progressed up to a 0.8 release, and appears to be getting closer to a full "stable" release. There has been a great deal of activity going on not only creating a better Distro but trying to build a business model as well. It seemed like as good a time as any for a second look.
Benchmarked for 48 hrs and moving 1 petabit of data averaging 6.5Gbits/sec, setting a new record with just stock components.
Open source software has consistently raised political attention across the globe, and continues to leave most uncertain regarding how viable to consider open source for their needs. Our analysis will offer a new perspective on the impact of open source solutions, together with a pragmatic and strategic overview of open source technologies, and how they must align within your agency environment.
Babson's Emerging Technologies session features an overview of technology trends and a detailed look at the status of “alternative” desktops. A testiment to the Linux's gaining market share.
"Humanity has made so much movies about threats from space, and yet, space is calm and friendly to us while the biggest threat comes from those who are threatened - human beings!"
Daffodil Software, a Java database and replication technology company, today announced the beta release of Daffodil Replicator v1.8 with new features like Scheduling, Debugging, Special Character handling, and Replication Process Monitoring.
Sun Microsystems Inc. will complete its release of Solaris software code in the next 45 days, completing an effort the company began last year, a Sun official said yesterday. Sun's release of Solaris as open-source software is an effort to expand the number of Solaris users and counter Linux and Windows growth in the data center. The first part of the code, a utility called D-Trace that was designed to improve application performance, was released earlier this year.
ImageMagick (IM) is a command-line graphics creation and editing application. In a previous article we used it to add text and frames to images, and for other basic image manipulation. In this article we'll use the ImageMagick suite of commands to create a multi-image mosaic, draw some basic shapes, and create 3D logos.
Dr. Ignacio Valdes is celebrating five years on the Web with LinuxMedNews.com, a site that is devoted to Linux and open source software stories related to the medical community. Rob Reilly spoke with Valdes to find out how Valdes manages this site and why his such a big proponent of Linux.
Microsoft finally gave a nod to Linux last week when it announced that its Virtual Server 2005 server virtualization software would support the open source operating system.
DesktopLinux.com had questions, and 3,841 readers chimed in with their answers. We've gathered the data on distributions, window managers, email clients, web browsers, and more in the 2004 Desktop Linux Market survey -- and some of the results are surprising! Review our editors' observations, analysis, and prognostications, and weigh in with your own analysis of the data using the talkback thread provided!
Last week in our regular News Perspectives newsletter, your correspondent asked what the next step was for the free and open source community. This week, I asked Linux Australia (LA) vice-president Pia Waugh to elaborate on her recent remarks to linux.conf.au about code and culture in the open source community.
Wireless LAN (WLAN) chipset maker Atheros Communications has released one of its key security technologies to the open source community. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company submitted code for its JumpStart for Wireless security configuration software to SourceForge.net for use by anyone in the wireless LAN industry. The Open Source Initiative (OSI) has already certified the code for JumpStart for Wireless.
NVU is the open source community's first WYSIWYG HTML editor, slated to be released shortly. After testing the release candidate software, I like what I see. It's clearly not yet the product it's capable of becoming, but it already has a lot of functionality, as well as a lot of promise.
I read a fascinating article in The Inquirer (not the one from Florida, the one from the U.K.) last week. In it, IT gadfly Nick Farrell documents his attempts to install SuSE Linux 9.3 on his home computer (see editorial links below). You'll appreciate it, because it will reflect the opinion of many of your users should you install the full bore of Novell Linux Desktop on their machines.
Cell phone chipmaker will support Linux, marking another key company to back the open-source software on handsets.
The results of LinuxDevices.com's fifth annual Embedded Linux Market Survey are in! This brief summary outlines our interpretation of a few key data points. Overall, we find the results encouraging for embedded Linux, and for companies in the embedded Linux OS and tools market.
Welcome to this year's 18th issue of DistroWatch Weekly! If you are losing patience waiting for the ISO images of the new Mandriva Linux 2005, why not perform a network installation instead? It is easy and we'll show you how. Will will also address the issue of the never-ending stream of new distributions vying for our attention, and point out some serious problems with the latest release of the GCC compiler. In the biggest DistroWatch Weekly ever, we have a user-contributed review of the increasingly popular SLAX live CD, and present FetchYahoo in Robert Storey's "Tips, tricks & hints" section. Happy reading!
How to get your e-mail and RSS subscriptions when moving to Thunderbird.