Enterprises are opening up to open source alternatives to commercial software, panelists said at the SDForum conference “Open Source Entering the Mainstream,” held in Santa Clara, Calif., last week.
This study compares the real-time capabilities of various Linux kernels. It was part of a project to upgrade the control software in water-wave generators at research institutions around the world. It was performed by embedded specialist Akamina, for Canada's largest hydraulics and coastal engineering laboratory, the National Research Council Canadian Hydraulics Centre in Ottawa.
Since Nov. 1, Microsoft has chosen to run a non-rotaing ad on Linux Today with content that links to various white papers associated with their "Get the Facts" campaign. The presence of this ad has led to a lot of commentary here and on other Web sites about the appropriateness of a pro-Microsoft campaign on Linux Today.
The ERP installed base will increasingly embrace Linux at the expense of Windows Server and Unix, according to researchers.
While Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer cited Dan Ravicher's study as saying that Linux has been found to violate more than 200 software patents, Ravicher says Microsoft is "up to its usual FUD."
When Sun Microsystems releases Solaris as open-source software, it plans to provide legal protection from patent-infringement suits to outsiders using or developing the operating system--one of several ways to counter Linux.
I read with some amusement Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's recent call for $100 computers for the world's less affluent consumers. While many developing nations struggle with overwhelming poverty, and at least some struggle with just trying to feed their population, the cost of computing and technology are often not among the immediate concerns of such governments.
The Dutch prime minister and the office of the Irish prime minister have urged other European governments to consider open source software in the spirit of "inter-agency collaboration".
Mozilla's new Firefox Web browser can make believers even out of loyal Internet Explorer proponents.
The Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux) Symposium announced speakers for its inaugural Symposium.
Linux will continue to increase its share of the valuable Enterprise Resource Planning market at the expense of both Microsoft and other Unix vendors, accroding to research by Peerstone.
NTT DoCoMo, Japan's largest mobile operator, has developed a common software platform that can run on both the Linux and Symbian operating systems used in its 3G (third generation) mobile phones, the company said Thursday.
Linux could be about to fork. In a worrying parallel to the issue that stopped Unix becoming a mass-market product in the 1980s - leaving the field clear for Microsoft - a recent open source conference saw a leading Linux kernel developer predict that there could soon be two versions of the Linux kernel.
Software maker Novell posted a quarterly net profit Thursday on stronger sales of Linux operating software and a boost to earnings from a weaker dollar.
The company saw a 5 percent increase in revenue over the year-ago quarterand subscriptions to its SuSE Linux Enterprise Server product went up by 68 percent.
Part 2 in a series on embedded development explains how to establish serial communication between an LBox and a workstation, compile tool chains and write and run a simple program.
In an effort to further tap a growing interest in Linux down south, Open Source vendor Red Hat announced yesterday the opening of its sales and support office in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer warned on Thursday that Linux may not really be free given the intellectual-property risks that could be posed by the open-source operating system.
In his book, Ready...Set...Linux!, Marcel Gagne zipped users through the move from Windows to Linux desktops. He knows that businesses tend to move more slowly and tread more carefully than users. So, in this interview and in his new book, Moving to the Linux Business Desktop, Gagne describes ways to ease out of the bonds that bind a business to Microsoft. As icing on the cake, he offers some tips on using Linux shells.
IBM's new top-end Power5-based Unix server has a commanding lead in a performance test of servers running a large database.