Computerworld managed to grab a few minutes with Hilf, the man who runs Microsoft's Linux and open source technology group to hear the proprietary software giant's views on open source, and what the Linux lab inside Microsoft gets up to.
Open-Xchange Inc. today announced a Virtual “appliance” for its open source project Open-Xchange Server 0.8 – giving developers and the open source community the popular collaboration platform to run in a VMware Virtual Appliance.
Sun on Tuesday plans to release the underlying design of its UltraSparc T1 Niagara processor under the terms of the GPL.
Marking a major step in its expansion in North America, Emu Software, makers of the NetDirector Open Source Configuration Management system, today announces a key partnership with Savoir-Faire Linux, a leading Linux migration consultant in Canada.
Linux is emerging as the platform of choice for a growing number of enterprises across the globe. While moving to a new operating system is not trivial. The trick is don't move the data.
To date, "open source versus proprietary" discussions have focused pretty narrowly on acquisition cost / comparison and TCO. But according to a recent InfoWorld blog by GroundWork Open Source CEO, Ranga Rangachari, we're going to start hearing more about the feature set give-and-take between open source versus proprietary management tools.
The SCO Group, now best known for suing major Linux distributors and Linux users for allegedly infringing its patents, is continuing to lose cash hand over fist.
Open-Xchange, Inc.today announced the immediate availability of the latest, most advanced open source Exchange alternative. Customers get access to more than 100 improvements, all of which are designed to improve the usability and integration capabilities of the leading open source collaboration software.
Recently, for the first time ever, Microsoft's server shipment numbers surpassed those of Unix. Soon, however, Microsoft is going to be asking its server customers to switch to Longhorn Server, the next version of its Windows Server, which is due in 2007. Will they switch? Can Unix make a comeback? Can Linux overtake them all?
Unix and Windows data-center market share remain neck-and-neck, according to most analysts, but many in IT perceive Unix and Linux innovation as slowing to a crawl. We interviewed representatives from Apple, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Novell, Red Hat and Sun Microsystems who were eager to challenge that perception by highlighting areas in which their Unix OSs are breaking new ground.
In January of this year, allegations were levied against ReactOS that some code may well have been inappropriately taken from Windows NT and found its way into the open source clone. In response the ReactOS development team stopped development and downloads and began a detailed audit of their code base.
THE Unix operating system (OS) is among the "soft" components in the computer that has a colourful history journey. Although its story started as early as the 1960s, it was only in the 80s that it started to serve as the OS for the real digital world. At the early stages, AT&T developed the Unix System III as a commercial version and sold the product directly, with the first version being launched in 1982.
Another post about the Lone Gunmen. Watching carefully the computer screen depicted in the last episode, it seemed to be a bit more ellaborated than your average HollywoodOS (which usually has a green 1200/75 terminal that beeps at each received character along with a spinning wireframe 3D model and a progress bar). The Gunmen OS (which I suspect is in fact MacOS 9 with Kaleidoscope) is a bit different:
I'm sure we will see Windows running on a Mactel... someday. It may be when Vista finally shows up, since it should run with EFI, or perhaps when they get Virtual PC 8 out, but long, long before then, we'll be able to run Linux and Mac OS X on the same Mactel box.
Open-Xchange, Inc. today announced it has hired former IDC System Software Vice President Daniel M. Kusnetzky as executive vice president, Marketing Strategy, responsible for corporate and marketing strategy worldwide effective February 1.
Microsoft says Windows Vista, its new client operating system, will be out in time for the 2006 holiday season. Novell and Red Hat will continue to try to crack Microsoft's domination on the desktop and server with new releases.
There was a season. The Linux, Mac and Windows operating systems of 2005 are characterized by diversity, openness and innovation.