Microsoft Corp. is not going to release a version of its Office suite software for open-source rival Linux, although the company is actively studying how Linux works and how it can integrate with the platform, a Microsoft representative said Wednesday.
Don't expect hegemony from a single Linux vendor on the desktop comparable with Microsoft's Office, as rival frameworks and implementations tackle different markets.
If you’ve been using open source for a good length of time, you’ve probably needed a feature or bug fix that’s only available in the development tree of a open source project. Here, let's see how to use CVS and SVN to access the development tree of a few notable projects.
"Novell sees a lot of excitement and interest from companies that are looking at segments of their populations where these specialized desktops are in play," said Greg Mancusi-Ungaro, Novell's director of marketing for Linux and open-source products. "Linux is seeing a lot of action there."
Red Hat has helped the University of Stirling in Scotland to migrate its SAP application servers, that manage the Human Resources and Payroll functions, to run on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Komodo Linux is a livecd based on PCLinuxOS remastered for personal and business needs of the developer. Perhaps more a learning project than anything, Komodo was released to the public and official version 1.0 is expected within weeks. Komodo is another on Distrowatch's waiting list, so come with us as we meet Komodo and speak with developer Simon Foote. Customized graphics, software additions, and a few other changes might inspire you to remaster a livecd for your own uses.
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.