If IT managers choose the open source community's top products, they will find many solid programs that meet or exceed the capabilities of more expensive commercial alternatives. Here is a closer look at five open-source products and why they are winning favor in government IT shops.
The city of Mannheim will have completed the first phase of its migration to Linux by the end of 2005, and is on target to have transferred all of its systems within five years.
Small and midsize companies are creating IT infrastructures based on open-source software to reduce licensing fees and increase flexibility
Joomla!, breakoff from the Mambo project, has been awarded two prestigious awards at the Linux & Open Source Awards in London this month.
It shouldn't be surprising that Google aggressively goes after the best talent in the business. Google's nascent IM business is apparently no exception.
It's been a rough week for Marten Mickos, the chief executive of open source database maker MySQLAB.
The public launch of the National Center for Open Source Policy and Research (NCOSPR) was announced today during a presentation at the Government Open Source Conference (GOSCON) hosted by the Oregon State University's Open Source Lab in Portland, Oregon.
Why should you bother with looking at open source software? Isn't it safer to stick with Microsoft and the other big corporate software designers? David Chisnall helps us to distinguish between proprietary (sometimes referred to as "predatory") software and its open source counterparts.
With the landscape for OSS changing every day and with the Open Source Business Conference less than a month away, conference director Matt Asay took some time to discuss some of those transformations -- both good and bad.
Once a curiosity of computer rooms, open-source software applications are now giving commercial programs a run for their money.
As people make the transition from Windows to the increasingly popular Linux operating system and open source applications, many questions arise. In this SearchOpenSource.com interview, Van der Linden explains why users should make the jump to Linux for reasons such as cost, security and convenience.
IBM today announced plans to contribute key intellectual assets to the open source community, in an effort to help companies and software practitioners adopt and share best practices for software development.
The open-source OpenDocument document standard has been submitted to a key international standards organisation, which could make it more attractive as a desktop solution in the public sector.
Mad Penguin™ will be running a series of three interviews with people who are in the trenches in the work to bring out OOo 2.0. The first of these interviews, with Sun Microsystems' Florian Reuter, covers some of the differences between the truly open XML found in OOo 2.0, and the closed MS Word ML found in the upcoming Microsoft Office 12
Encouragement for the use of free and open source software and open standards for science and technology has quietly worked its way into the draft texts being prepared for the November second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).
CeBIT Australia, the largest Information and Communications Technology (ICT) event for business in the region, has announced cooperation with a number of associations and organisations, in setting up targeted exhibition programs for CeBIT Australia 2006.
Eric Raymond's recent attack on a Microsoft recruiter has sharply divided the Linux community, with some applauding his bluntness and honesty, while others accused him of exaggerating his own achievements.
Let's be honest for a moment. How many of us were drawn to Linux because, in comparison with battleship grey Windows boringness and Chardonnay-sipping Mac pretension, Linux seemed... fun?
The source code of the much popular security tool Nessus will no longer be available for the public. Starting from the next release, Nessus will be distributed freely, but not under GPL.
The October issue of TUX is now available for download. In this issue:
*Who Let the GNOME Dogs Out?
*Inkscape: the Elements of Design
*Playing Windows Games on Linux with Cedega