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Once established, open source applications that meet the needs of enterprises of all sizes drive a stake in the ground around which Linux can rotate and destroy the notion that open source offerings cannot solve fundamental business problems.
Tim Foreman, bassist with San Diego rock band Switchfoot, wrote: "We refuse to allow corporate policy to taint the family we've developed together."
Without licensing fees to fall back on, pure open source companies may be limited to imitating proprietary vendors' successes.
Listening to Amy Niersbach talk about the deployment of open source software in local government systems in Chicago it is not hard to see why the spread of open source has been one of the biggest technology trends in recent years.
If you want to evaluate Fedora on the desktop or server or want a good Red Hat Enterprise Linux reference, the Red Hat Fedora and Enterprise Linux Bible is a good resource.
Mathematics students have cause to celebrate. A University of New South Wales academic, Dr Norman Wildberger, has rewritten the arcane rules of trigonometry and eliminated sines, cosines and tangents from the trigonometric toolkit.
Despite its strong ties to proprietary software vendors, the Australian Taxation Office has finally dipped its toes into open source by establishing a Linux-based system for information analytics.
With a Linux Terminal Server and thin-clients, a business can remove many of the costs associated with maintenance, support, and licensing of countless desktop PCs. Thanks to the exceptional efforts of the Linux Terminal Server Project members, such a switch is neither dramatic, nor painful.
This Just might be good enough to be your next window manager!
I have found that one of the many I have investigated is good enough to be my primary window manager, Xfce. It has the ability to be both fast and powerful.
Microsoft's main eye on the open source community says the software giant wants to shake off its image of "stomping" on new ideas and be more open to talking with Linux developers.
One of the most critical Open Source desktop applications is OpenOffice.org. Back in the day when I started taking a keen interest in Linux on the desktop, an office suite was always the problem. Back then there simply was no Open Source office suite that was mature enough to use, but that was about to change.
The cell phone, which already plays music, sends and receives e-mail and takes pictures, is adding a steamier offering: pornography.
The open source world shied away from neither controversy nor absurdity last week as we all staggered forward under the weight of some seriously heavy weirdness.
This is a detailed description about the steps to be taken to setup a Ubuntu based server (Ubuntu 5.0.4 - The Hoary Hedgehog) that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters (web server (SSL-capable), mail server (with SMTP-AUTH and TLS!), DNS server, FTP server, MySQL server, POP3/POP3s/IMAP/IMAPs, Quota, Firewall, etc.).
Last week I became so fed up with Microsoft, Windows and the ridiculous cost of SQL server that I went out and bought a 12-inch Powerbook. This leaves me using no Windows machines, not even my dual-boot Thinkpad.
It is believed that Intel is furious that the FIA - the body that governs F1 - recently signed a strategic partnership agreement with its arch-rival AMD.
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates met this week with CNET News.com for a conversation that covered topics ranging from Windows Vista to Google APIs, Gates also touched on the hot-button issue of free versus commercial software.
Some new video of the upcoming Quake4 surfaced a few days ago at 3dgamers. These are a few frames from a multiplayer game and of some of the new vehicles.
SCO's latest filing in its legal battle against Novell appears to lend credence to Novell's claim that the transfer of Unix to SCO was not comprehensive.