Mark R. Hinkle, Linux.SYS-CON.com's Desktop Technologies Editor, muses on what his his ideal incarnation of a Linux desktop would be. Bruce Perens, whose idea it was, chips in with detailed comments.
Nov. 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 158,541 Replies: 134
Oracle Database 10g set a new world performance record this week with the first TPC-H one-terabyte benchmark on Linux.
Nov. 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 20,153 Replies: 23
A cluster of 256 Intel Xeon 3.06 GHz processors has just become the 'most super' supercomputer in the Army Research Laboratory. It even has a name, the 'Powell' cluster.
Nov. 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 24,435
Linux, Linux, and more Linux - from online communities, Web sites, newspapers, magazines, and journals the world over. All the news that's fit to summarize, brought to you by the editors of LinuxWorld.com.
Nov. 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 6,199
In a week when the Slashdot community has been especially active interacting with LinuxWorld's 'What Would UserLinux look Like?' item, James Turner interviews Rob Malda of Slashdot. Listen to the exclusive interview.
Nov. 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 17,922
At COMDEX yesterday Scott McNealy announced a mega-deal between Sun and The China Standard Software Company to put the Java Desktop System on 'half a million to a million' desktops in the coming year...and on 500 million Chinese desktops ultimately.
Nov. 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 44,016 Replies: 3
The self-described 'Chief GNUisance of the GNU Project,' Richard Stallman, writes in a Letter to the Editors of Linux.SYS-CON.com that recent commentators could be right in saying that UserLinux is a step forward from today's commercial GNU/Linux distros, but denies that the developers...
Nov. 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 33,155 Replies: 1
It was a busy weekend in the Linux world, judging by this morning's round-up of Linux mentions in the world's newspapers, magazines, journals, and Web sites.
Nov. 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 6,184
Red Hat has launched an educational program - SUSE LINUX is following suit.
Nov. 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 10,634
Anyone worried that last week's subpoena of Linus Torvalds by SCO augured ill for the Finn need not worry: the Open Source Development Labs just announced that it will underwrite any legals costs he may incur.
Nov. 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 30,914
A Japanese Web site is currently running an interview with serial entrepreneur Mitch Kapor in which he contends that the open source style of development is 'the only way to develop innovative applications today.'
Nov. 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 12,770
According to a report in today's Nihon Keizai Shimbun, the Tokyo-based business daily, IBM, Hitachi, NEC, NTT, Fujitsu and Argo 21 are to form a group to commercially promote the Linux operating system in Japan.
Nov. 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 6,484
'Is it too early to declare the software license dead?' asks one technology commentator rhetorically, while mulling over the phenomenon of Linux adoption in Thailand.
Nov. 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 7,354
Linux.SYS-CON.com international advisory board member Brian Ferguson features in the current issue of Forbes Magazine, which mentions his article in Vol. 1 issue 2 declaring the SCO Group's case against IBM a long shot.
Nov. 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 22,269
'Linux' is becoming the most popular 5-letter word in the technology lexicon since 'Xerox.' Here's what's being said in this week's analyses and commentaries, culled from the world's technology magazines and Web sites.
Nov. 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 6,993
LinuxWorld Magazine international advisory board member Scott Handy, whose day job is being IBM's Linux strategy and marketing maven, featured prominently in this week's New York Times article about Linux.
Nov. 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 10,796 Replies: 3
New York based Xandros, Inc., has announced the release of the Xandros Desktop 2.0.
Nov. 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 23,197 Replies: 2
There will be a variety of Linux players in evidence at the 15th annual Supercomputing conference being held next week in Phoenix, AZ.
Nov. 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 5,972
In a move that some Linux users are likening to the attempt – doomed to failure, it turned out – to build a Tower of Babel, open source activist Bruce Perens pledged himself this week to the creation of a new Linux distro: UserLinux.
Nov. 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 45,072 Replies: 15
According to Novell, it can be installed in as little as 30 minutes, it can help lower management costs, and can simplify the administration process of distributing software or updates. All while “significantly” lowering the cost of Linux ownership for enterprise customers. “It” is Xi...
Nov. 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 23,079
Still in the news - day in, day out - the world's most talked-about and written-about OS: Linux.
Nov. 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 5,788
A competition has recently come our way describing itself as the first of what is intended to become an annual series, a competition that will pay cash prizes to developers for the best additions to the an open source 'Business Integration Engine.'
Nov. 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 7,450
The San Francisco-based company that produces the 'BitKeeper' configuration management system has just issued a news release detailing how the system - used by Linux developers including Linus Torvalds - recently helped avert a potentially embarrassing security breach in the Linux kern...
Nov. 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 20,069
News round-up of Linux developments, from Web sites, journals, newspapers, and magazines around the world.
Nov. 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 6,102
There has been a 'misunderstanding,' says Microsoft. It's not that Redmond doesn't like Linux especially, it just doesn't like ANY technology that isn't Windows.
Nov. 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 10,049 Replies: 4
The infamous SCO Group is being provocative again. It wrote the SEC to tell the agency about the $50 million investment it just got and in the short little filing it made the tantalizing statement that 'In the coming months, SCO intends to expand the licensing program to include migrat...
Nov. 7, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 28,203 Replies: 6
As today's comments reflect, the influence of Linux is ever widening, influencing politics, economics, and technology on a global scale.
Nov. 5, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 7,631
'What we are seeing today is a statement. It's a statement aimed at the corporate world telling them that Linux is now a stable, supported application with a long future in front of it,' observes LinuxWorld Magazine editor-in-chief Kevin Bedell as Novell announces its acquisition of SU...
Nov. 4, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 38,212 Replies: 32
Five years ago, almost the the day, Eric Raymond posted a leaked internal Microsoft memo from Vinod Vallopillil, a Microsoft staff engineer, in which Vallopillil observed that OSS 'poses a direct, short-term revenue and platform threat to Microsoft, particularly in the server space.'
Nov. 3, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 6,934
A new week, and Linux is still making headlines in the world's press, from Wired's full-length profile of Linus Torvalds to more far-flung coverage, such as a story about Linux on BangaloreIT.com.
Nov. 3, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 7,163
The Linux Documentation Project, launched in response to a 'lack' of good documentation, is ten years old.
Nov. 3, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 6,403
From next year, users of any enterprise-level Linux distro with the Red Hat name on it will need to pay for it.
Nov. 3, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 80,070 Replies: 102
Our midweek round-up of what's being said, written, and thought about Linux in the world's newspapers, magazines, journals, and Web sites.
Oct. 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 7,194 Replies: 1
The latest dramatic twist of the longest-running saga in recent technology history came yesterday when the SCO Group launched an attack on the cornerstone of Linux: the legality and legitimacy of the General Public License itself.
Oct. 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 31,815 Replies: 15
The high tech veteran Andreas Typaldos has just been named CEO of Xandros, which he aims - he says - to build into a major Linux solutions provider.
Oct. 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 24,991
Another giddy week in the Linux world: rumors about SuSE and Novell, potentially disasterrous incompatability between Mandrake 9.2 and LG CD-ROM drives, a new member for the Consumer Electronics Linux Forum. Read all about it, as reported by the world's media - newspapers, magazines, j...
Oct. 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 8,514 Replies: 1
The following errata note is currently attracting multiple hits at the Mandraka Linux site.
Oct. 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 16,244 Replies: 25
The Consumer Electronics Linux Forum (CELF) has announced that ARM, which has already undertaken to develop and use embedded Linux on its core-based microprocessors, has joined the Forum.
Oct. 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 6,586
The Lindows operating system is making further inroads on desktops and notebooks, according to an announcement today that is being circulated by one of the world's top OEMs, ProSource PC.
Oct. 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 28,265 Replies: 8
VERITAS and SuSE have entered what they're calling an 'engineering and marketing partnership' - in what many see as a boost to Linux deployment in enterprise data centers.
Oct. 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 23,573 Replies: 1