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Newcomer Bets ‘Wiki’ Open-Source Movement Can Help Win Senate Election

A computer entrepreneur from Utah is launching a campaign to unseat incumbent Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) next year -- in what may be the most heavily Internet-reliant campaign to date, using blogs, chats and the "Wiki" open-source model. Peter Ashdown is the founder of Xmission, Utah's oldest Interne...

Ritz Camera, Others Embracing Linux for POS

Retailer Ritz Camera Centers is deploying Linux at stores across the country, joining a burgeoning list of retailers that have opted to run their in-store point-of-sale (POS) applications on the open-source operating system. Novell announced that the retail chain selected its Linux Desktop at the Li...

Firefox Browser Maker Opts for ‘For-Profit’ Status

The idealism behind the Mozilla Foundation -- established in 2003 as a non-profit corporation to promote open-source software -- is giving way this week to financial realism: The company plans to hold a news conference later this afternoon, at 5 p.m. Pacific time at the trade show OSCON 2005, to ann...

Iona Gets on the Bus with Celtix Project

The adoption of service-oriented architecture (SOA) is accelerating, as collaborative efforts like the Celtix Project gain momentum, experts said. Dublin, Ireland-based Iona Technologies last month disclosed that it is planning to contribute proprietary technologies for Celtix, a Java-based open-sou...

Open-Source Monitoring Software Trend Gains Steam

The monitoring and management of open-source software is becoming a significant market opportunity as users seek ways to mitigate risk and developers pursue revenue streams for their "free" software offerings, experts said. A 2004 Forrester Research survey of 140 large North American companies revea...

HP Debuts New Linux Business PC in UK

In the United Kingdom today, HP unveiled a new round of desktop PCs, offering customers a choice between Mandrake Linux 9.2 and Microsoft Windows XP as default operating systems. The company described the new HP Compaq Business Desktop dx2000 as a simple, inexpensive business computer designed to me...

Technology Drives Down Costs of Supporting Linux

New research once again confirms that Linux and open-source acquisition costs are a "fraction" of the cost of comparable proprietary options -- but the research adds a new caveat, noting that costs will be driven lower in coming years. Today, savings from Linux are often "offset by high integration,...

Tokyo Project Develops Linux Crash Analysis Tool

Tokyo-based VA Linux Systems last week launched a collaborative development project with NTT Data to develop a crash-analysis tool for Linux. According to the companies, this tool will provide crash-related data and crash analysis for IT departments. The project aims to have the tool in circulation ...

New Linux Kernel 2.6.6 Hits the Net

Developers this week have released the new Linux Kernel 2.6.6 -- a development that observers and participants in the open-source process are calling good news. "The 2.6.6 release is a very good maintenance release, which takes in a lot of the maintenance that has come in from the 2.6.1 kernel all t...

Novell Debuts Mono Beta To Challenge .NET

Novell this week released the first public beta version of its Mono 1.0 software -- the company's planned alternative to Microsoft's .NET platform. Novell took over the Mono project when it acquired open-source software vendor Ximian in August 2003, and the issues inherent in the merger were said to...

Mainstream Press Questions Credibility of Linux, Litigation

Is the legal strategy embraced by SCO Group a "good faith" effort to protect its intellectual property? Or a project to boost the share price on the Lindon, Utah, software firm? A new article, in the current issue of Fortune Magazine, one of the leading business publications in the United Sta...

SCO Shrinks as Other Linux Companies Expand

SCO Group is laying off employees at its Santa Cruz office, prompting speculation as to the real motive for the move throughout the Linux industry, LinuxInsider has learned. Competitors queried by LinuxInsider said they had not heard of the layoffs previously and found them "interesting." A report i...

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Linux Suitable for Mission-Critical Apps

Is Linux suitable for mission-critical applications at large firms? A recent report by Forrester Research says so. So do other experts. But there are still some skeptics. This spring, Forrester surveyed 150 IT decision-makers at North American companies about their open-source software strategies. H...

IT Insiders Consider the Cost of Linux

Major vendors, like HP and IBM, are embracing Linux. Does that mean that Linux is no longer, practically speaking, free? Some technology experts -- even those keen on Linux -- have widely differing opinions. In an interview with the Australian IT press, Steve Vamos, the managing director for Microso...

Red Hat Launches New Desktop Linux

Red Hat chose London as the location to launch its new Linux software that is bundled with security and management features. The new product, Red Hat Desktop, is targeted at organizations that are looking to upgrade their PCs but don't want all the features that ship with the latest version of Micro...

SCO Changes Legal Tactics in Federal Court

The SCO Group is amending its federal lawsuit against IBM, changing its legal tactics in the ongoing public drama over Linux software. But contrary to some reports in the press, the company didn't claim earlier in a letter that the Linux General Public License (GPL) was "unconstitutional." Rather, D...

Red Hat Moves On, Ends Support Today for Linux 9

Making good on a marketing promise uttered late last year, Red Hat today is ending support for the final version of its Linux 9 product. The Raleigh, North Carolina, Linux vendor in January stopped supporting its other legacy versions of Linux, hoping that customers would switch to the Red Hat Enter...

Tokyo’s Turbolinux Upgrades OS for Home PC Users

Tokyo-based Turbolinux this week disclosed that it has developed a new Linux operating system for home PC users -- Turbolinux 10F. Turbolinux is said to be the best-selling Linux distributor in the Asia-Pacific region. "Japanese consumers are moving in large numbers to Linux," said Koichi Yano, pres...

New Software To Run Windows Apps on Linux

A Philippines-based software developer this week released software that enables Windows-based programs to run on computers using archrival Linux. In a statement, Peter Valdes, CTO of SpecOps Labs, said the software ultimately will help users migrate from Windows machines to the open-source Linux pla...

Sun Reveals 21 Deals in Open-Source Blitz

Sun Microsystems on Thursday revealed it has forged 21 deals with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) during the last four months. The massive announcement provides an objective sign of growth in open-source technologies, according to the company. But is demand for alternative, open-source compu...

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