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IT managers must work quickly to develop procurement policies for open source products as they become an increasingly central element of enterprise infrastructure systems.
Ark is a Distro well worth trying. While aimed at the new user I believe the experienced user will find it a comfortable and easy change of pace. Everything basically works, the Mission Control Center is a paragon of simplicity, KDE 3.5 is surprisingly stable here and works well. I can easily recommend Ark for both the new and experienced user.
The Open Source Development Labs is to officially launch its Patent Commons Project web site, providing a single source of information on patents pledged to the open source community.
There are good reasons for using open source software (OSS), and I've learned those reasons through 15 years of experience with more traditional, commercial or closed source applications.
IBM's on-demand model is crazy and the open source movement is just people dorking around with source code. So says Microsoft's Charles Fitzgerald.
Since I decided to wait for the final to re-review PCLinuxOS v0.92, I thought I'd pass along these links to the many many screenshots.
Google is a fantastic company and a leader in the internet search business because of their commitment to innovation and ingenuity. However, they seem to have forgotten the means and the people that helped pave the way to wealth. The purpose of this article is to bring some focus to the needs of the Linux community as well as ask the question "When will Linux be important to Google?"
Without ballyhoo or headlines, open source is eating away at the enterprise computing core and moving steadily outwards.
In some good news for KDE, Mark Shuttleworth, the famous African entrepreneur, announced at the Ubuntu Below Zero conference that he is now using the Kubuntu distribution (screenshots) on his own desktop machine and affirmed his commitment to the KDE-based distribution.
Is your server as secure as it could be? Sure, you use a firewall, mandate strong passwords, and patch regularly. You even take a proactive approach by performing security audits with tools such as nmap and Nessus. Yet you may still be vulnerable to zero-day exploits and privilege escalation attacks.
A flaw in a key Internet security protocol used by major networking products could open systems up to denial-of-service (DoS) and other kinds of attacks, experts have warned.
Last week 20 open-source gurus from around the world gathered in Santa Clara for a coding "sprint" to improve technology publicly available to businesses and individuals in the programming community.
PalmSource, which owns the rights to the Palm operating system, is now in the hands of Japan's Access, executives announced late Monday, starting a new chapter for the once struggling company.
This is the followup to part one of the Mandriva 2006 Review. Next to a discussion of the features of Mandriva Linux 2006, the used software and hardware, the installation of the system and the first impressions (including some benchmark numbers), part one includes a background article on Linux software installation. That section was generally well received, but unfortunately some people didn't get the point.
Microsoft Corp. is developing software for high-performance computers, in a move that puts the company in another head-to-head battle with open-source developers.