Thursday, November 08, 2007Nigeria overrules switch to Windows for schools A government agency has overturned a supplier's decision to replace Mandriva Linux with the Micorosft operating system.
Monday, November 05, 2007Open source gaining traction in U.S. government, says survey According to a recent survey, more than half of all U.S. government executives have rolled out open-source software at their agencies, and 71 per cent believe their agency can benefit from open-source software.
Tuesday, August 07, 2007Open source lands in the enterprise with both feet As LinuxWorld continues this week in San Francisco, industry observers note a shift in the acceptance of non-proprietary software that addresses both usability and total cost of ownership issues. Catch up on the key releases
Sunday, July 29, 2007Microsoft trying to get code open-source certified The company's manager of platform strategy announces a plan to submit its shared source licences to a group that governs non-proprietary work. Observers welcome an unexpected move
Wednesday, July 18, 2007Canadian Linux firm buys e-mail provider Xandros moves on after its controversial partnership with Microsoft to acquire Scalix, an open source e-mail, calendar and groupware platform. The CEO explains his strategy
Wednesday, July 11, 2007IBM tries to boost AIX through open beta The next version of Big Blue's next Unix operating system is getting some early exposure as the company opens it up for beta testing. Industry observers have differing opinions about the OS.
Monday, July 02, 2007Developers have their eyes on Linux, survey says Windows' loss is open source's gain as stats from Evans Data show application developers are losing interest on Windows as a target for applications. Red Hat and Novell, meanwhile, continue to gain traction.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007GPLv3 – turning the patent "lemon" into lemonade "When fate hands you a lemon," wrote Dale Carnegie many years ago, "make lemonade." Replace the word "fate" with "Microsoft" and you'll have a pretty good idea of a key argument the folk at the Free Software Foundation (FSF) are making to encourage adoption of version 3 of the GNU General Public License - to be released on Friday.
Wednesday, May 30, 2007Dell delves into new channel strategy Michael Dell discusses his company's departure from its traditional sales model and why hardware support doesn't have to break your budget. Also: one VAR explains why he'd lie down with the lion
Thursday, May 24, 2007Australian department to switch from NetWare to Linux As part of a core infrastructure refresh project, The New South Wales Department of State and Regional Development (DSRD) in Australia will ditch its legacy NetWare systems in favor of the open source Linux.
Wednesday, March 28, 2007GPL version 3 addresses Microsoft, Novell agreement The Free Software Foundation Wednesday released the penultimate draft of its planned third version of a popular license for free and open-source software, the GNU general public license .
Thursday, March 15, 2007Vendors sell OS-free laptops Two leading hardware vendors, Dell and Lenovo, are quietly selling laptops without preloaded Microsoft Windows to Linux customers who know where to look, says Lincoln Durey, CEO of EmperorLinux, an Atlanta reseller that customizes, installs and supports Linux on the major-brand laptops it sells.
Sunday, March 04, 2007Sun releases new version of enterprise middleware Sun Microsystems has released a new version of its Java Enterprise System set of subscription-based enterprise middleware with the emphasis on making the offering more modular.
Thursday, March 01, 2007Tiny devices aim of .Net release Microsoft Corp. has released a version of its .Net programming framework for coding on embedded devices such as microwave ovens or remote controls
Thursday, February 22, 2007Open-source guru knocks Fedora Eric Raymond, influential developer and co-founder of the Open Source Initiative, has delivered a public rebuke to Red Hat's Fedora project, saying he is switching to the Ubuntu distribution after 13 years as a loyal Red Hat user, citing numerous technical and governance problems around Fedora.
Thursday, February 08, 2007Novell-Microsoft pact not about interoperability, says Open Source leader Last year he resigned in Novell in protest over the Microsoft-Novell patent agreement, which he dubbed "a mistake." In this exclusive interview Jeremy Allison explains why he believes the deal is nothing but a patent cross-licensing agreement that violates the spirit and letter of the GNU GPL.
Thursday, January 18, 2007Novell hopes coders catch a case of Mono The new version of Mono released late last year adds support for Windows Forms, the graphical user interface APIs in .Net. That will make it easier for developers to port client applications written in .Net to Linux and other OSes
Wednesday, December 20, 20062006 tech moments – the good, the bad and the dirty This year had its moments alright, and this article highlights some of them – from the advent of mobile video, to the flaming laptop controversy. Let’s start with the HP spy case, though. For sham, subterfuge and sheer skullduggery, that whole sorry fiasco has few rivals..
Sunday, November 12, 2006We don't compete with Open Source, says Microsoft exec Microsoft does not compete with open source – it competes with open-source products that people sell, claims Bill Hilf, Microsoft's general manager for platform strategy in this interview.
Wednesday, November 01, 2006Microsoft woos device makers with renewed Windows Embedded CE Microsoft Corp. Wednesday released the sixth generation of its Windows Embedded CE software, which is used to build real-time operating systems that power millions of smaller devices, from thin-client computers to point-of-sale appliances to Global Positioning System devices.
Thursday, October 12, 2006Product hits
Monday, September 18, 2006Firms using BI at the frontlines Business intelligence (BI) is becoming more critical to decision-making across the enterprise, according to an executive survey. The survey showed 41 per cent of firms polled were using BI to make more than half the decisions in the company.
Thursday, September 14, 2006More Intel on Apple For months, Apple’s embrace of Intel has continued unabated, with almost all of the product line now “Intel only.”
Wednesday, September 13, 2006IBM puts high-power Cell computer on sale IBM Corp. has started selling the first computer based on its multicore Cell processor, targeting organizations that run compute-intensive tasks like medical imaging or oil exploration.
Wednesday, August 16, 2006Employers clamouring for IT-business combo skills Web developers and e-commerce specialists are the hottest positions, accounting for about 25 per cent demand at the national level. That's one of the key findings of a Canada-wide IT hiring trends tracking report recently released by CNC Global, a Toronto-based IT recruiting firm.