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Steve Ballmer is in town. So why is this important?
It is important because South Africa's second-in-command is signing deals with Microsoft's number two despite the South African government's Cabinet-level strategy to use free and open source software.
Also: Open source high on agenda at ACT Summit
I think one of the best ways to tell people what the best components are, is to show them the system you would build if money was almost no object. That's where this article comes in. This is my story of building my ultimate Linux box.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected two key Microsoft patent applications relating to its File Allocation Table file system.
In this article, I will examine all the steps of deploying a large installation of an OSS CMS, using as an example an installation I have performed for the National Technical University of Athens.
Linspire will release its first enterprise desktop product, "Linspire Professional," by the end of this year, CTO Tom Welch told DesktopLinux.com Tuesday. The product is currently being tested at the State of Indiana's Access program, Welch said.
Ballmer, in a meeting scheduled with Kroes on her turf in Brussels, will try to dissuade Kroes from acting on fresh complaints about the software giant's tactics in Europe.
UPDATE: EU issued a statement saying it will not comment on the meeting held earlier this morning.
UPDATE 2: EU names trustee for Microsoft ruling compliance
The move to Linux was an easy one, Gloster said, and he could not recall any apprehensions the university had toward an open source operating system when the talk of migration began in earnest.
The Google/Sun deal came as a disappointment to John Rymer, industry analyst at Forrester Research in Cambridge.
''It was less than we all hoped for," Rymer said. ''I think is they failed to come to an agreement on some of the other things they were working on, that's why it was so quixotic today."
Sun Microsystems Inc. and Google Inc. on Tuesday said they had agreed to a multi-year pact to distribute Sun's software technologies that offer a potential alternative to Microsoft Corp.'s dominance of business users' desktops.
Unless it's Linux, of course
This is Microsoft's latest approach to the niggling challenge (opportunity?) presented by Linux and open source software: public humility.
VDrift, the cross-platform open-source driving simulator designed for drift racing, recently released its 2005-10-02 source. Phoronix has the screenshots.
Some days after publishing that there will be a native GNU/Linux port of Quake4, idsoftware announced the finalization of the next sequel of the Quake series.
Novell has said that Woodbine Entertainment Group, a billion-dollar provider of racing, gaming and entertainment products, has chosen Novell for secure collaboration and automated desktop management.
Since the last update, a number of things have been going on. For a hardware project that's being done in our spare time, though, things are going rather well, and there's a very strong likelihood that you'll see real hardware for sale on our web site before the year is out.
"This project marks the cooperative effort of Sun Wah Linux and the Jiangsu government's use of Linux to fight against Microsoft's monopoly in China."
With over 700 attendees and a speaking track packed full of goodies, the one-day Ohio Linux Fest held this past Saturday in the city of Columbus was an unqualified success.
I was obviously standing in the wrong place, because I could not help overhearing a group of IT professionals speaking about Linux. Few, if any, had positive words. In most cases they mentioned the word Linux and let out bellowing laughs.
Linuxworld: The open source operating system is becoming more widespread within the enterprise for use on servers. But even its advocates believe desktop Linux is some way off.