I just had an email exchange with an analyst I know that is close to Palm and has been privy to their plans in the past. He confirmed my conclusion that Palm is hedging their OS bets by making their own Linux successor to the Palm OS.
This is the second in a series of two articles on Tux's move into retail. Last weeks article described some of the mechanics of how free open source software is getting into retail.
Well, well, right in the midst of waiting on new parts for my main test machine, Damn Small Linux releases version 2.3. My favorite mini-Linux that can be tested on my antique p1 laptop, this release is an example of perfect timing. In fact, even if my desktop wasn't down for the count, my laptop is where my interest is for this release. The last several versions of DSL I tested proved to disappoint in the area of wireless support. So, how did Damn Small Linux 2.3 perform on this lovely Spring Day?
The company tipped its hat to Microsoft Corp, whose much delayed Windows Vista operating system is driving more corporate usage of Linux, according to Red Hat chief executive Matthew Szulik.
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Automotive electronics manufacturer and a supplier to big names like General Motors Holden, Australian Arrow has migrated half its servers to Linux in two years to gain greater stability.
The lax dress code of the open-source community is one of the reasons behind the software's slow uptake in commercial environments, says former Massachusetts chief information officer (CIO) Peter Quinn.
DiscoverStation uses one Linux desktop to power up to 10 workstations, leaving only monitors, keyboards, floppy drives and mice subject to public torture.
There's no mistaking that buying desktop hardware for use with Linux is more difficult than buying Windows PCs. Even if you manage to avoid the "Microsoft tax" and buy a system without Windows preinstalled, you still have the additional hurdle of getting your Linux of choice onto it.
Red Hat Inc., a Raleigh, N.C.-based open-source software maker, reports fourth-quarter earnings on Tuesday, March 28, after the market close. The following is a summary of key developments and analyst opinion related to the period.
Sometimes, especially if you have switched from some another GNU/Linux distribution to Debian GNU/Linux, your will have one major problem: you are missing some software available in your previous distribution. That is were Debian unofficial repositories can help you.
E-mail is a killer application. Your organization can become immobilized when messages dont flow. One way to break this never-ending routine is to go the Linux route for e-mail and calendaring.
Developing countries can't afford to buy Windows-based software. The basic Windows operating system costs a year and half salary for the average Vietnamese citizen. Open Source software offers a way to break South Asia's technological dependence on industrialized countries, experts say.
Linux has a serious problem to overcome before it can it even begin to make even tiny dents in Microsoft's desktop dominance and the problem is usability. Users have to revert to the command line to perform what should be simple tasks.
To operate and serve clients effectively, Bonhams needed to consolidate to one system. Bonhams was interested in the scalability and stability of Linux, and knew IBM well.
Procfs is a pseudo-filesystem (like sysfs and several others), which means that files in /proc do not exist in your hard drive, but the information they have is calculated on demand.