ITworld - Open for Discussion http://www.itworld.com/blogs/views/recent/rss.xml/5772 en Why Linux desktop UIs don't matter anymore http://www.itworld.com/it-management/309170/interface-tricks-could-be-linux-treat Today&#039;s computer users don&#039;t care much about interface bling... just get them to their apps safely. This is something Linux can do every well.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/it-management/309170/interface-tricks-could-be-linux-treat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-management/309170/interface-tricks-could-be-linux-treat#comments IT Management Mobile & Wireless Open Source Operating Systems Opinion Linux Wed, 31 Oct 2012 14:42:07 +0000 bproffitt 309170 at http://www.itworld.com Government and open source's open relationship http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/308340/government-and-open-sources-open-relationship While the U.S. government has historically leaned towards the use open source software, lately there have been a few signs to remind us the government can still very much be a proprietary software consumer. Is the love affair with open source cooling in the halls of government?<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/308340/government-and-open-sources-open-relationship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/308340/government-and-open-sources-open-relationship#comments Government Mobile & Wireless Open Source Security Opinion Mon, 29 Oct 2012 15:28:19 +0000 bproffitt 308340 at http://www.itworld.com How Linux makes the post-desktop world possible http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/307482/how-linux-makes-post-desktop-world-possible Windows 8 and the direction that personal computing seems to be heading represents a big opportunity for Linux… but perhaps not the one you&#039;re thinking of.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/307482/how-linux-makes-post-desktop-world-possible" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/307482/how-linux-makes-post-desktop-world-possible#comments Cloud Computing Mobile & Wireless Open Source Opinion Fri, 26 Oct 2012 14:24:46 +0000 bproffitt 307482 at http://www.itworld.com Not even Microsoft love for Internet Explorer http://www.itworld.com/it-managementstrategy/306616/not-even-microsoft-love-internet-explorer Microsoft is on the verge of getting fined for violating a 2009 EU agreement to give Windows user browser choice. Are they really that worried about Internet Explorer?<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/it-managementstrategy/306616/not-even-microsoft-love-internet-explorer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-managementstrategy/306616/not-even-microsoft-love-internet-explorer#comments IT Management Legal Open Source Operating Systems Opinion Wed, 24 Oct 2012 15:58:51 +0000 bproffitt 306616 at http://www.itworld.com OpenOffice's time to shine http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/306168/openoffices-time-shine Apache OpenOffice&#039;s top-level project status within the Apache Software Foundation is good news, but it also means that it&#039;s time to put up or shut up for OpenOffice innovation.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/306168/openoffices-time-shine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/306168/openoffices-time-shine#comments Cloud Computing Open Source Opinion Tue, 23 Oct 2012 16:39:42 +0000 bproffitt 306168 at http://www.itworld.com Ubuntu 12.10 brings the cloud Juju http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/304845/ubuntu-1210-brings-cloud-juju The new release of Ubuntu has gotten a lot of press on the desktop&#039;s integration of commercial content and web information, the interface, and Unity interface, but the real jewel of this updated version is all about the cloud.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/304845/ubuntu-1210-brings-cloud-juju" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/304845/ubuntu-1210-brings-cloud-juju#comments Cloud Computing Open Source Operating Systems Opinion Fri, 19 Oct 2012 12:26:09 +0000 bproffitt 304845 at http://www.itworld.com Munich shifts to LibreOffice http://www.itworld.com/it-managementstrategy/304131/munich-shifts-libreoffice The city of Munich, which has long been a big user for Linux and open source software, has shifted its migration-to-OpenOffice plans and is now starting to deploy LibreOffice instead.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/it-managementstrategy/304131/munich-shifts-libreoffice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-managementstrategy/304131/munich-shifts-libreoffice#comments IT Management Open Source Opinion Wed, 17 Oct 2012 12:28:15 +0000 bproffitt 304131 at http://www.itworld.com Free Software Foundation, the irony phone is ringing http://www.itworld.com/it-managementstrategy/303491/free-software-foundation-irony-phone-ringing The Free Software Foundation has launched a public certification effort for hardware that &quot;will do as much as possible to respect your freedom and your privacy, and will ensure that you have control over your device.&quot;<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/it-managementstrategy/303491/free-software-foundation-irony-phone-ringing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-managementstrategy/303491/free-software-foundation-irony-phone-ringing#comments Hardware IT Management Open Source Opinion Mon, 15 Oct 2012 14:21:34 +0000 bproffitt 303491 at http://www.itworld.com UEFI Secure Boot downgraded to PITA http://www.itworld.com/it-managementstrategy/302811/uefi-secure-boot-downgraded-pita The Linux Foundation has announced its own solution to the problem of UEFI Secure Boot loading this week, a solution on its way to helping community distros and securing the future of Linux on the desktop for now.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/it-managementstrategy/302811/uefi-secure-boot-downgraded-pita" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-managementstrategy/302811/uefi-secure-boot-downgraded-pita#comments IT Management Open Source Operating Systems Opinion Fri, 12 Oct 2012 13:59:12 +0000 bproffitt 302811 at http://www.itworld.com Beyond the hype of cloud computing http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/302030/beyond-hype-cloud-computing In terms of actual pace of deployment, three popular open source cloud computing platforms are not exactly seeing growth to match the hype of cloud.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/302030/beyond-hype-cloud-computing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/302030/beyond-hype-cloud-computing#comments Cloud Computing Open Source Opinion Wed, 10 Oct 2012 12:00:20 +0000 bproffitt 302030 at http://www.itworld.com The true legal vulnerability of Linux http://www.itworld.com/it-managementstrategy/301421/true-legal-vulnerability-linux A recent focus on the problem of software patents raises the question: could Linux be sued off the face of the Earth?<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/it-managementstrategy/301421/true-legal-vulnerability-linux" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-managementstrategy/301421/true-legal-vulnerability-linux#comments IT Management Legal Open Source Opinion Mon, 08 Oct 2012 14:55:35 +0000 bproffitt 301421 at http://www.itworld.com Open source hobbyists now in high demand http://www.itworld.com/it-managementstrategy/300899/open-source-hobbyists-now-high-demand You know what? They&#039;re not calling us &quot;hobbyists&quot; anymore.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/it-managementstrategy/300899/open-source-hobbyists-now-high-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-managementstrategy/300899/open-source-hobbyists-now-high-demand#comments Big Data Cloud Computing IT Management Mobile & Wireless Networking Open Source Opinion Fri, 05 Oct 2012 18:34:39 +0000 bproffitt 300899 at http://www.itworld.com Signs of MySQL decline on horizon http://www.itworld.com/big-datahadoop/300263/signs-mysql-decline-horizon While Oracle has continued to put effort into its free software MySQL database, there is a noticeable movement within the tech community to shift away from MySQL to other databases like PostgreSQL.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/big-datahadoop/300263/signs-mysql-decline-horizon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/big-datahadoop/300263/signs-mysql-decline-horizon#comments Big Data Open Source Opinion Wed, 03 Oct 2012 14:58:19 +0000 bproffitt 300263 at http://www.itworld.com JBoss changes coming soon http://www.itworld.com/it-managementstrategy/299696/jboss-changes-coming-soon As JavaOne 2012 gets started this week, Red Hat is using the occasion to announce some shake ups for its venerable Java-based JBoss product line.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/it-managementstrategy/299696/jboss-changes-coming-soon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-managementstrategy/299696/jboss-changes-coming-soon#comments Application Management IT Management Open Source Opinion Mon, 01 Oct 2012 14:05:37 +0000 bproffitt 299696 at http://www.itworld.com New OpenStack release reveals lighter Rackspace presence http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/298871/new-openstack-release-reveals-lighter-rackspace-presence The new release of OpenStack, Folsom, is expected to happen some time today. A new report demonstrates overall growth and less Rackspace influence within this latest version.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/298871/new-openstack-release-reveals-lighter-rackspace-presence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/298871/new-openstack-release-reveals-lighter-rackspace-presence#comments Cloud Computing Open Source Opinion Thu, 27 Sep 2012 12:40:49 +0000 bproffitt 298871 at http://www.itworld.com