Open Source

Open source news, solutions, and analysis for IT professionals
  • IBM offers Linux migration from Windows NT

    Posted January 20, 2004 - 10:10 am

    Microsoft is discontinuing all Windows NT support at the end of this year, so millions of users have had to come up with a migration plan. IBM is offering those users an alternative: move from NT to Big Blue's Linux-based software and services and receive discounts and free migration classes.
  • Linux taking on higher enterprise profile

    Posted January 16, 2004 - 6:30 pm

    As another LinuxWorld Conference and Expo approaches, Linux is strutting forward with a new confidence. A number of keynotes from major corporation will highlight Linux's higher enterprise profile.
  • Mozilla 1.6 releases

    Posted January 16, 2004 - 6:04 pm

    Mozilla, the open souce offshoot of the Netscape project, has just been updated to 1.6. The open source browser project has gone through a number of twists and turns, but still keeps putting out new releases.
  • Legacy Red Hat users seek alternatives

    Posted January 16, 2004 - 5:59 pm

    As Red Hat consgins versions 7 and 8 of its Linux distribution, many users are scrambling to find alternate venues of support. The fact that such support for a discontinued commercial product might exist is one of the unique features of open source software.
  • Linux developers warned to watch their backs

    Posted January 15, 2004 - 6:04 pm

    At an Australian Linux conference, one lawyer urged Linux developers to be cautious in light of the recent SCO lawsuit. His advice: be absolutely sure you aren't violating any patents when you develop open source code, and make all contributors to open source projects assume legal responsibility for the code they contribute.
  • DotGNU and Mono: .NET replacement projects coming

    Posted January 15, 2004 - 5:56 pm

    Microsoft's .NET framework was a departure from standard Redmond practice, in that it's standards-based nature made competition easier. Now, two open source .NET replacement projects are nearing the point of completion.
  • Open source faithful, major vendors gear up for LinuxWorld

    Posted January 15, 2004 - 5:49 pm

    The twice-annual LinuxWorld Conference and Expo gets underway in New York City next week, and major players in IT and the Linux community are readying their wares.
  • HP claims $2.5B in Linux revenue

    Posted January 15, 2004 - 12:19 pm

    Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) Thursday reported a 40 percent increase in revenue from the sale of servers equipped with the open-source Linux operating system and services to support them. Linux-based revenue at HP increased to more than $2.5 billion in 2003 from $2 billion the previous year.
  • Linux will break desktop barrier in 2004, Torvalds says

    Posted January 15, 2004 - 12:13 pm

    This year will see Linux finally crack the lucrative desktop market as more commercial software vendors tool up and cash in on the operating system and kernel developers improve graphical interface integration says cult hero and Linux founder Linus Torvalds. Computerworld's Rodney Gedda cornered the penguin power supremo at the in Adelaide, Australia.
  • Maddog and Linux men go out in the desktop sun

    Posted January 15, 2004 - 10:39 am

    Addressing the conference in Adelaide, Australia in a keynote presentation Thursday morning, Linux guru Jon "Maddog" Hall said the next two years will see enterprise IT departments start to put together tailored systems based on Linux desktops across their organization.
  • SCO to take Linux licensing to SMB, international users

    Posted January 14, 2004 - 5:45 pm

    The SCO Group Inc. is now making its Intellectual Property License for Linux available to small and medium businesses, as well as to companies in the United Kingdom, Italy, or France, the company said.
  • SCO shows IBM the code

    Posted January 14, 2004 - 10:23 am

    Ten months after launching its lawsuit against IBM Corp., The SCO Group Inc. has finally provided Big Blue with a list of files and individual code samples that, it claims, violate its intellectual property rights.
  • Court voids Microsoft claims through Lindows site

    Posted January 14, 2004 - 10:15 am

    A San Francisco court, siding with Microsoft Corp., has ordered the administrator in a $1.1 billion California class-action settlement to reject claims filed through, a Web site run by Linux vendor Inc.
  • Novell to indemnify SuSE customers

    Posted January 13, 2004 - 10:05 am

    In a move to ease customer concerns about possible legal action from The SCO Group Inc., software vendor Novell Inc. will begin indemnifying customers of SuSE Linux AG, the Linux distribution vendor that Novell announced plans to acquire in November.
  • Intel, IBM pony up for Linux lawsuit fund

    Posted January 12, 2004 - 10:45 am

    Open Source Development Labs Inc. (OSDL) aims to establish a $10 million defense fund to pay the legal fees of Linux users sued by The SCO Group Inc., plus those of OSDL employees, including Linus Torvalds, it said Monday.
  • IBM CEO challenges Big Blue to move to Linux desktop

    Posted January 9, 2004 - 10:16 am

    IBM Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Sam Palmisano has challenged his company to move to the Linux desktop over the next two years, according to an internal memo written by IBM Chief Information Officer Bob Greenberg in November and leaked to the Inquirer Web site on Wednesday.
  • IBM CEO challenges Big Blue to move to Linux desktop

    Posted January 9, 2004 - 12:58 am

    IBM Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Sam Palmisano has challenged his company to move to the Linux desktop over the next two years, according to an internal memo written by IBM Chief Information Officer Bob Greenberg in November. But an IBM spokesperson played down the significance of the memo.
  • Elitegroup, Lindows in Linux laptop deal

    Posted January 8, 2004 - 12:38 pm

    Taiwanese hardware maker Elitegroup Computer Systems Co. Ltd. is shipping 300,000 low-cost laptops to the U.S. bundled with Inc.'s operating system, the software provider said Thursday.
  • IBM to launch Linux-based retail system

    Posted January 8, 2004 - 10:47 am

    In a move to help retailers reduce the complexity of their systems and their costs, IBM Corp. plans to introduce by the second quarter of 2004 a new software platform for point-of-sale (POS) systems based on the open source Linux operating system.
  • English version of China's Red Flag Linux delayed

    Posted January 8, 2004 - 10:39 am

    Red Flag Linux Software Co. Ltd.'s plans to expand its business beyond China have hit a setback with the company's plans to release an English version of its Red Flag Linux Desktop operating system delayed until the third quarter.
  • Ximian software gets SuSE support

    Posted January 7, 2004 - 5:05 pm

    In a move that clarifies its Linux ambitions, Novell has updated its Ximian Desktop 2 so that it works with SuSE Linux. While SuSE has traditionally focused its desktop efforts on KDE, a rival to the GNOME project from which Ximian was derived, Novell's acquisition of both products last year betokens a closer relationship between the two.
  • Linux platform being developed for Asia

    Posted January 7, 2004 - 10:34 am

    Japan's Miracle Linux Corp. and China's Red Flag Software Co. Ltd. are jointly developing a Linux server platform for corporate and government users in the Asian market.
  • MySQL looks for life in the Itanium ecosystem

    Posted January 6, 2004 - 10:06 pm

    The open source MySQL database has been ported to a new OS/processor combination. The 64-bit Itanium processor may not have taken off the way Intel had hoped, but Itanium 2 machines running the latest version of HP-UX form a distinct niche in the industry, and such machines can now run this database alternative.
  • Java Tools Community formed

    Posted January 6, 2004 - 9:59 pm

    Sun and several other Java tool vendors announced the formation of the Java Tools Community, which aims to promote interoperability of Java tools. However, several major tools vendors, including IBM, are absent from the consortium, which could undermine this purpose.
  • Israel snubs Microsoft, moves to open source software

    Posted January 6, 2004 - 2:47 pm

    Microsoft Corp. is continuing efforts to sell software upgrades to the Israeli government, despite its recent decision to stop buying Microsoft applications in protest over the Redmond, Washington, company's sales policies.

Join today!

See more content
Ask a Question