Traditionally dominated in the past by OEM vendors hawking off-shore CD-R drives and line printers for resale, COMDEX this year has shifted toward more of a software focus, including Open Source, says LinuxWorld senior editor James Turner wearing a different hat as a conference track c...
Oct. 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 21,136
Open source software (OSS) development and use, as described by the General Public License (GPL) and other similar licenses, creates tremendous gains in the quality and volume of software development and use, says Paul Nowak - in a new application of Garret Hardin's seminal 1968 Scienc...
Oct. 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 26,353 Replies: 19
The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), convened by the United Nations at the urging of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), intends to address the global economic, societal, and political changes being wrought as our information-based society replaces the old ...
Oct. 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 15,970 Replies: 9
What's the current size of the Linux community? About 18 million users, if the statistical calculations of the ten-year old Linux Counter project are correct.
Oct. 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 14,849 Replies: 4
Are IBM and SGI justified in both characterizing their Unix licenses as 'irrevocable'? A certain Mr Stowell, writing from Utah, says not.
Oct. 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 9,173 Replies: 2
Rich pickings this week for anyone browsing through the world's Web sites, magazines, or newspapers with an eye to what's being said about Linux.
Oct. 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 7,455
First it sells you a cheap Linux PC, now it offers you an @linux.net e-mail address. Linare dreams up another potentially winning wheeze.
Oct. 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 7,335 Replies: 3
Linus Torvalds announced today that all further pre-release updates to the version 2.6 Linux kernels would be bug fixes only as 2.6 test kernels are about to reach versions –test8 and –test9.
Oct. 9, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 34,745 Replies: 2
Today's Linux goings-on as reflected in the world's magazines, newspapers, and Web sites.
Oct. 8, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 5,362
SCO senior vice president Chris Sontag, GM of the company's SCOsource division, has been speaking about IBM, Unix, Microsoft, and the Canopy Group. Apologetic he ain't.
Oct. 8, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 38,247 Replies: 7
The Oakland, CA-based German company SuSE is expanding further the SUSE LINUX Server family with the announcement of SUSE LINUX Standard Server - aimed at smaller organizations and departments.
Oct. 8, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 22,259 Replies: 1
In its fourth annual 'Agenda Setters' poll, silicon.com ranks Linus Torvalds as No. 5 in the world among the top 50 IT influencers who'll be affecting our lives in the next 18 months. Why? Because 'because he embodies the idea that there is always another way.'
Oct. 7, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 29,647
Version 9.2 of the popular Mandrake Linux operating system, will be available at the end of October - says Mandrakesoft, the Paris, France and Altadena, CA-based company.
Oct. 6, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 11,422 Replies: 7
The week is starting more slowly than usual, from a Linux point of view, but today's round-up makes up in geographical diversity what it perhaps lacks in the quantity department. Sometimes, LinuxWorld's editors are tempted to observe, globe-girdling beats earth-shattering.
Oct. 6, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 6,649
'The real question is twofold,' Eris S. Raymond is saying over at Newsforge, 'can OpenOffice.org survive without Sun, and where will Java land? Probably not at Microsoft; with C# in the picture, it is unlikely that Microsoft even wants to own Java any more.'
Oct. 4, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 38,472 Replies: 4
Yet another company, this time the world's largest embedded software company, Wind River Systems, will now support (embedded) Linux.
Oct. 2, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 8,040
Another 'Dear Bill' letter has hit the world's newswires, this time it's from Michael Robertson, CEO of Lindows.com Inc. - concerning the MSfreePC.com Web site of course.
Oct. 2, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 30,878 Replies: 8
Another medley of media comments and analysis on Linux and open source, from print and Web sources around the LinuxWorld, on everything from the world's next fastest Linux supercomputer to SuSE version 9.0 - brought to you by the editors of LinuxWorld.
Oct. 1, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 7,246
SGI is saying today that SCO intends to terminate its Unix System V license, just as it did with IBM earlier.
Oct. 1, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 25,993 Replies: 9
Analyst Rob Enderle is enjoining the Linux community to start thinking more strategically and to move against the real threat that SCO represents - as a spreader of fear, uncertainty, and doubt about Linux.
Sep. 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 18,108 Replies: 72
Microsoft's lawyers have fired a shot across the bows of San Diego-based Lindows, Inc.
Sep. 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 24,658
Our Monday round-up of the current goings-on in the world of Linux, viewed through the lens of the world's journals, magazines, newspapers, and Web sites.
Sep. 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 6,762
HP has announced that it will offer legal idemnification to HP customers who purchase Linux-bundled computers from the San Jose-based company.
Sep. 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 11,585
LinuxWorld's regular round-up of quotable quotes about Linux, culled from the world's print and online media.
Sep. 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 6,784
According to reports this week, the Ford Motor Co is sticking with Microsoft as its desktop OS, but will most likely migrate in the future to Linux – on Intel hardware – for its server-based apps.
Sep. 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 9,251 Replies: 3
Linus Torvalds and Alan Cox on Sunday wrote an Open Letter to the Honourable Pat Cox, the President of the European Parliament, and to members of the European Parliament. Read the full text here.
Sep. 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 9,188 Replies: 1
Computer users need to be taught to value freedom, says Richard Stallman, so they will defend it - and recognizing the value of freedom yourself is the first step in helping to do this.
Sep. 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 35,327 Replies: 14
'Groklaw' - a technology legal news and research Web site currently dedicated to covering the SCO litigation and related news and run by a group from from the open source / free software community - is next to join the open-letter game, with a 'Dear Darl' letter of their own, in reply ...
Sep. 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 46,089 Replies: 6
Try reading this delicious spoof, just posted on Slashdot.
Sep. 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 20,230 Replies: 5
This week's round-up of Linux news, views, and schmooze...culled from the world's online and print publications.
Sep. 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 5,494
'Why is IBM supporting Linux?' is the rhetorical question posed at the Linux at IBM Web site. 'Because we admire it, we believe in it, we need it and it's good for customers. And, well - it's a lot of fun.' IBM is currently demonstrating its commitment with six short animations featu...
Sep. 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 8,561
An anti-money-laundering guru by the name of Nigel Morris-Cotterill today applauded the release of Sun Microsystems' low-cost, Linux-based Java Desktop System, saying 'the cost of technology is a limiting factor on the ability of financial services businesses around the world to comply...
Sep. 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 9,331 Replies: 8
In a combustible week like this, our regular Wednesday round-up of Linux stories in the newspapers, magazines, and Web sites of the world is naturally a little more comprehensive than usual.
Sep. 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 8,640
In the time-honored activist tradition of the Linux community, and in the wake of SCO's announcement this week of a worldwide city-to-city tour 'to showcase the latest SCO technology advancements,' Dee-Ann LeBlanc proposes a counter-SCO tour, a Linux tour with local LUGs in each of the...
Sep. 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 13,378 Replies: 2
Sun's EVP Software, Jonathan Schwartz, used the occasion of the first day of the SunNetwork event in San Francisco this morning to take the wraps off what Sun is hoping will be the winner in the 'Desktop War' it is proposing to wage on Microsoft.
Sep. 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 18,947 Replies: 12
OpenOffice.org (OOo) is an open source replacement for the Microsoft Office suite. From all accounts, OOo is gaining significant momentum with over 16 million downloads recorded and countless installations from CD-ROM according to the OOo Web site. It's also the subject of a recent bo...
Sep. 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 18,529 Replies: 6
In a phone conversation today with Erik Monninkhof, CFO and co-founder of Dupaco, the sole distributor of SCO product in the Netherlands, LinuxWorld Magazine's senior editor James Turner learned that it's not just competing Linux distributions that are suffering since SCO changed manag...
Sep. 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 47,090 Replies: 38
The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Washington, D.C., is the first customer under SGI's global beta program to install a 128-processor single system image SGI Altix 3000 supercomputer. The record-setting system will help military and civilian researchers push the boundaries of open-so...
Sep. 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 8,292
Lindows.com has introduced 'Always On-Call Support' service, offering toll-free 800 number assistance to LindowsOS customers at any time, day or night, without per-call or per-incident charges.
Sep. 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 8,398
From the start, questions have surrounded the process and people SCO used to determine the alleged code violations in Linux, from the phantom MIT mathematics department team which MIT itself can’t identify to SCO saying this week that it has no idea what the history of a particular sni...
Sep. 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 100,275 Replies: 65