News last week that Sun Microsystems Inc is planning to launch an open source Java Enterprise Service Bus this summer received a mixed reaction from the recently-announced "rival" open source ESB project Celtix, which is hosted by the open source ObjectWeb Consortium and sponsored by Iona Technologies Inc.
We end users are happy with the way the open source movement is progressing. With Linux now a stable operating system worthy of mainstream deployments, we've begun looking up the stack to see where else open source can fit in our data centers.
HealthAlliance, the consortium of DHBs including Waitemata Health and Counties Manukau, is looking at running its own open-source desktop project. It would run in parallel with an initiative led by Good Health Wanganui, whose plan is temporarily stalled.
Welcome to this year's 27th issue of DistroWatch Weekly and happy Independence Day to all our visitors from the United States! Last week's release of SUSE LINUX 9.3 ISO images provided much excitement during the otherwise dull week and many users are now discovering the joys of computing with one of the oldest and best-known Linux operating systems around. In the meantime, the Debian Project ended up with a tarnished reputation for being unable to provide timely security updates for sarge - will this fiasco bring radical changes to the project's security infrastructure? Also in this issue: comment on the recent merger of Mandriva and Lycoris, and an interesting change in the release policy of Fedora Core. Happy reading!
The future of Linux Australia (LA) is in doubt as the organisation debates how to best carry out its operations with limited resources.
There are compelling reasons for Windows users to switch to (or at least evaluate) Linux, but when you know no other world than Windows or don’t want to even think about partitioning your precious hard drive, it can be one heck of a leap of faith!
Artesyn and Wind River will work together to develop Carrier Grade Linux and VxWorks™ board support packages (BSP) for Artesyn’s telecom blades, beginning with the PowerPC® processor-based KatanaQp AdvancedTCA blade. Wind River will provide validation services for the new BSPs. Both companies will work together to market the new products.
Base platform support for Linux on the Cell has been established and is currently on its way into the mainstream Linux kernel tree. Read about the Cell's unique architecture and the SPU file system interface that allows Linux to run on it.
In an effort to capture more of the vital overseas-customers-who-don't-have-much-money market, Microsoft released localized versions of Windows XP Starter Edition in several countries, which is so dumbed-down and crippled that those of us who thought our low expectations of Microsoft could not be beaten were proven wrong yet again.
OSV has developed a free product called LiveLAMP, which is a bootable CD that turns a spare computer into a Linux development server for students to practice and publish programming exercises in over a dozen languages with hundreds of development tools.
The UK government's school computing agency, Becta, has said schools could save costs by switching to what is known as open source software. In open source software (OSS), the underlying computer code is freely available so users can alter it and publish new versions, to benefit the community.
Red Hat, a leading provider of the Linux-based operating system, continues to see increasing acceptance of the open source technology. While the Microsoft faithful may be yawning at the latest results from its competitor, they nonetheless would have to grudgingly admit that the first quarter showed impressive growth.
Partnerships between the government and Microsoft announced on Thursday upon the visit of Microsoft chairman Bill Gates are worrying the open source community which wants to promote alternative open standard software.
Sun Microsystems may be warming up to the idea of selling Microsoft's Windows operating system on its servers. Tom Goguen, vice president of operating platform marketing for Sun, said this week that while Sun currently has no definite plan to strike a deal with Microsoft to sell Windows, the vendor will consider it if customers and partners think it's a good idea.
First Community Bank chose the Phoenix System because of its advanced technology, including the ease of integrating the bank's existing third-party systems into the Phoenix System using PhoenixXM middleware; the open source architecture of the system; and Harland Financial Solutions' strong reputation in the marketplace.
Linux versus Windows isn't just servers and desktops anymore. Smart devices are showing up all over the place, and the embedded arena features fighting just as intense. This Smack-Down aims to sort it out once and for all, and find out which embedded OS is best.
Jonathan Schwartz's claim that the best thing about free and open source software is the price has raised hackles
Company announces new step in its plan to remake most of its mobile phone line with the open-source OS.
The SCO Group's controversial Linux-related lawsuit against IBM does not go to trial for another year, but the Utah company's litigation already has corporate software buyers worried. Information technology professionals identify indemnification of "open source" products, such as the freely distributed Linux operating system, as a primary and growing concern, according to a new survey of 200 United States-based IT professionals.
There are compelling reasons for Windows users to switch to (or at least evaluate) Linux, but when you know no other world than Windows or don’t want to even think about partitioning your precious hard drive, it can be one heck of a leap of faith! As a Windows user wanting to try Linux but scared of losing the world as I knew it, I found a risk-free method of trying Linux without threatening the installation of Windows safely installed on my PC. Mandriva Move and Knoppix are two different flavours of Linux that reside entirely on a bootable LiveCD.