During a meeting today with state officials and advocates for people with disabilities, Louis Gutierrez, CIO of Massachusetts' IT Division (ITD), said the state will postpone a Jan. 1 deadline to roll out open-source office applications that can save files in the Open Document Format (ODF).
Twenty-five years ago IBM announced the Model 5150 Personal Computer. For those why missed that event, this was a a $1500 and up-priced system with an Intel 8-bit CPU. Capability-wise, I believe it sufficient to say that today it would not be considered even for a doorstop.
Red Hat is on an engineer recruitment spree to boost the support operation for JBoss and drive measured growth for its open source applications business.
If you really want to know what’s so cool about free software, you need to participate. It’s never been easier—there are many incremental improvements in programming languages for ‘scripting’ and ‘middleware’ have been made—these languages can make programming a real joy. And I think you will find it a liberating experience.
Bill Gates meets the Oprahnator? This I did have to see. Monday night I settled in with the remote and a strong drink and fired up the episode, chillingly titled "What Bill and Melinda Gates Want You to Know."
Andrew Morton has started working for a new company, but his day job as the Linux 2.6 kernel maintainer will remain exactly the same. The new company is none other than Google.
At some hot, boring afternoon I got an _Idea_. With the help of public accessible e-mail adresses I asked 10 questions to a bunch of programmers that I consider very interesting people, such as Linus Torvalds, Dave Thomas, & Guido Van Rossum.
Friday, July 28th, 2006, is the 7th annual System Administrator Appreciation Day. On this special international day, give your System Administrator something that shows that you truly appreciate their hard work and dedication.
Lobby4Linux founder, Ken Starks (a.k.a., Helios) recently went to Washington to take the fight for freedom - whether it's software or media - to the hallowed halls of Congress. Now he faces an even greater battle - a battle for his very life.
First, there was plain, old FUD - classic Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt. Then we had stealth FUD. Now we have FUD by association.
The SCO Group versus IBM lawsuit is growing ever more desperate--and ever more weird. The latest twist: Buried in a new filing from SCO is a claim that International Business Machines destroyed evidence.
I had email today from Studio B. Apparently they are looking for technical writers in some specific areas. I'm neither interested nor qualified (and if elected, I will not serve) but I had to raise my eyebrows at this kicker: If this is of interest, please submit your resume, in Microsoft Word format...
Two of the computer laboratories set up in Cape Town schools by the Shuttleworth Foundation were ransacked during the three-week school holiday which ended on Friday.
The strength of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) is its openness and transparency, and community support. Anyone can contribute, not just elite coders with lush geekbeards and ratty sandals. So what can a non-coder do?
There was a time when running Linux on a Windows Server would have been considered taboo by Microsoft. Times do change.
You say poTAto, I say poTAHto, you say "OpenSUSE," I say SUSE, let's call the whole thing off!? Well, not yet.
A few euros can buy plenty of computers although they made not be made of plastic and metal. While a user cannot physically touch a virtual machine, they function just like an ordinary computer thanks to virtualization.
Is net neutrality a threat to the birth of viable online operating systems? Some believe so, while others feel that the neutrality of the Internet is not even in any sort of danger.