Open-source Linux has achieved great popularity with the high-performance computing community and is making major inroads as a server platform at commercial sites, as well.
You're a busy professional, right? And all day you have to work with multiple applications at once. A Web browser for doing research, an email client for keeping in constant contact with colleagues, an office suite, a graphics program, and the list goes on. All of these applications take up valuable desktop space. Since you are now familiar with managing desktop application windows, things couldn't get any easier right? Wrong! The Linux desktop offers an added feature called virtual desktops to ease your multitasking woes. Let's take a closer look.
AP - IBM Corp. raised its estimate Thursday for the number of people it expects to hire in 2004 to 18,800, up from an earlier forecast of 15,000, citing strong growth in key business areas such as consulting, grid computing and Linux.
Despite the continuing patent issues and new lower pricing moves from Microsoft, several E.U. municipalities, such as Vienna, are planning on moving client desktops to Linux and open-source software.
A Linux developer -- he prefers to remain anonymous -- has told NewsForge he was recently contacted by Microsoft and invited to a job interview. He accepted, and during the interview he asked the obvious question: Why was Microsoft interested in hiring someone with strong Linux skills? The reply was that Microsoft is working on an emulator that will allow Windows users to run Unix.
PHP is a popular scripting language used to create dynamic Web sites on millions of servers worldwide. Serving dynamic pages means giving users access to commands, files, and network connections on the server, opening up many potential security risks. We can reduce these risks significantly by correctly configuring the server, but programmers should also be responsible for making sure their scripts are secure.
Charismatic Linux seller Lindows has trimmed its planned stock price for the second time in two weeks, meaning that the company's market debut could generate less than half the payout originally anticipated.
The LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in San Francisco last week featured many interesting announcements. However, the show was at least as noteworthy for its implications as for its actual news announcements.
Few doubt the strength, potential and sheer size of the Chinese market for Linux and other open source software, yet the Asian nation that is promoting Linux at the institutional level and just beginning to rise in terms of personal computing remains elusive to much of the rest of the business world.
Linux and open-source software has immediate solutions for the war on terror.
While the usual server news was plentiful at the LinuxWorld Expo in San Francisco last week, a few announcements were made of new laptops that let users get personal with the Linux kernel.
Axel Hecht has written a weblog post explaining what exactly Mozilla Europe does. The non-profit Mozilla Europe group launched earlier this year.