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Clustering is a way to create a system where computers gain access to each others' data and resources. In principle, this adds more computing power and redundancy to the system; however, practical implementations often consume more resources due to the overhead associated with synchron...
With an estimated 850 million PCs installed worldwide, it's not surprising the mantra continues for displacing Windows with a Linux desktop. But is this a commendable objective anymore? Microsoft undertook a lot of dismal software engineering and even legal run-ins with the antitrust...
Mention the state of Maine, and most people envision things like lobsters, lighthouses, and lumber mills; 'publishing shop' probably wouldn't spring to mind. Yet in the sleepy hamlet of Surry, along a picturesque inlet not far from Bar Harbor, The Borealis Press greeting card and gift ...
Novell has signed deals with four white box merchants to bundle SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 on their PCs and notebooks. The four include European houses ETegro Technologies, Maxdata and Transtec and US shop R Cubed. Novell says other desktop agreements with major hardware vendors ...
Parasoft, a leading provider of Automated Error Prevention (AEP) software solutions, recently had the opportunity to work closely with leading game development organizations. Since game development differs from 'standard' development, we worked with game development organizations to de...
It has become something of a cliché that Linux has reached a critical point in its development and adoption. However, this is especially true now when we look at what events are lined up to occur in the near future, and particularly in the desktop area.
Let me preface this discussion with the disclaimer that I am not the typical desktop user. I am technical; I am mobile and travel frequently; I support and use software that runs on multiple operating systems; and I am an incessant tinkerer. Now that we got that out of the way, let me ...
Microsoft has taken up with Zend Technologies, the open source PHP commercialer that wants PHP to be a de facto standard in web development. PHP, remember, is an integral part of the open source LAMP stack, the Windows alternative. Microsoft is interested in stemming defections. And an...
Red Hat CEO Matthew Szulik says he is not going to cut prices despite Oracle CEO Larry Ellison's move to undercut him. At least that was Red Hat's first response when Matthew went on CNBC last Friday after his stock took a nasty hit. Whether he can maintain that position in the clinche...
Microsoft has made the kernel of the newly available real-time Windows Embedded CE 6.0 shared source, a hex sign against Linux inroads into the market.
Did you feel that? That really was the ground moving beneath your feet. Microsoft has gone and done the unthinkable and teamed up with Novell. It will help sell SUSE Linux along with Windows, recommending SUSE to customers with an irrepressible itch for a mixed environment and distribu...
MySQL and Greatlinux Inc, an open source solutions and services provider in China, have jointly announced a strategic partnership to deliver commercial MySQL-based solutions to the burgeoning Chinese market. Greatlinux is MySQL's first Chinese partner, a significant milestone which sho...
X-Tend announced an extension to the partnership with XenSource, by joining the XenSource Partner Program and becoming a XenSource Solution Provider (XSP). This partnership will allow X-Tend customers access to XenSource's XenEnterprise virtualization platform, the enterprise version o...
Solution providers can now offer small and medium businesses a choice - bringing the security, power, flexibility and cost-savings of Linux - with the U.K. launch of Collax server solutions. Interactive Ideas will handle Collax product aggregation and distribution while working togethe...
Wyse Technology, a provider of thin computing, has announced the availability of Wyse Linux 6.3, the latest release of the Wyse Linux V6 products. The product will be offered as a free software upgrade for current Wyse customers of the S50, V50 and 5150 SE thin clients.
IDG is claiming that LinuxWorld show in New York last week pulled in 19,000 people. There were supposed to be something like 150 exhibitors.
Former Massachusetts CIO Peter Quinn, ousted over a controversial effort to deploy open source systems widely on state systems, said that the 'sandals and ponytails' associated with Open Source are having a negative impact in getting a conservative IT management community to change.
Novell has launched the Platform for the Open Enterprise, architecture of software and services from Novell and its partners built to help customers benefit from open source and open-standards based computing at BrainShare 2006 conference. As a key component of its new platform strateg...
This year it looks certain that a new participation record will be set, more than 16,000 votes have already been recorded, as more than 20,000 SYS-CON Media readers are estimated to cast their votes in this year's Readers' Choice Awards.
After many months' work improving upon the first public beta announced in March 2005, the OpenOffice.org project has announced that the second public beta release of OpenOffice.org 2.0, 'a fully featured open-source productivity suite available as a free download for major computing pl...
'As the leading enterprise software vendor driving adoption of the Linux platform, Oracle continues to test and deploy software on the latest architectures to give our customers all of the cost and performance advantages it delivers,' said Juergen Rottler, executive vice president, Ora...
PalmSource has joined MontaVista's Mobilinux Open Framework partner program and MontaVista has joined PalmSource's Palm Powered Mobile World (PPMW) program. Between them, PalmSource and MontaVista plan to help further accelerate the development of next generation Linux-based mobile pho...
Look how long it took for the Firefox browser to get where it is. This thing was released into the community, into the open source community kind of in a quasi-open source way from the Mozilla Foundation 5-6 years ago. It was a long time coming, and then finally when it arrived, Micros...
We've recently seen OSDL create a sort of patent pool that's used by companies that wish to donate patents for the use of open source. I want to make two points about that. OSDL means well, but the patent pool is from the wrong people. They're from IBM, Hewlett-Packard, companies that ...
Linus Torvalds and Tux were just two of the stars at this year's LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, held last week in San Francisco. Here is a brief round up of stories from SYS-CON Media's coverage of the event.
Sun's Solaris engineering team was honored for their exceptional work on Solaris 10, which included innovative features such as Predictive Self-Healing and Solaris Dynamic Tracing empowers users to solve complex problems previously unseen.
As a result of new agreements, Sun will resell VMware ESX Server, VMware GSX Server and VMware Workstation products, providing customers purchasing Sun Fire x64 servers or workstations from Sun, such as the single- and dual-core Sun Fire V20z and Sun Fire V40z, with the option of addin...
Ryman's blog can be read at ryman.eclipsedevelopersjournal.com. He is the latest i-technology celebrity whose blog is syndicated on SYS-CON's branded blog-n-play community pages next to James Gosling, Marc Fleury, Ben Forta, John C. Dvorak, Alan Williamson and others.
Linux 2.6 kernel maintainer Andrew Morton said he expected OCFS 2 will be distributed with version 2.6.14 of the public kernel. It will be the first clustering component to be added to the public kernel.
SYS-CON West Coast Bureau Chief and International division head Roger Strukhoff recently wrote an opinion piece decrying the lack of movement with the Nasdaq index in recent years. SYS-CON Publishing Director Jeremy Geelan responded during LinuxWorld Expo with a sharp (and public) reto...
VMware says it expects the Community Source program to yield a richer and broader set of partner solutions that are well integrated with VMware virtual infrastructure products. Its partners can contribute shared code or create binary modules that extend interoperability and integrated ...
IBM said its new Linux approach would address critical business issues faced by both IT and line-of-business decision makers and claimed it make its customers more competitive in an on-demand world. Its formula equates on-demand real-time transformational efficiency with open systems, ...
The new GPL draft is reportedly going to be positioned as a discussion document. Eben is expecting that 150,000 people and 8,000 organizations will want to put their two cents in and intends to set up advisory committees representing all the different constituencies starting in a few w...
SlickEdit v10 was awarded the 2005 LinuxWorld Conference & Expo Product Excellence Award for 'Best Application Development Tool' this week in San Francisco. The award, managed by the editors of LinuxWorld Magazine in conjunction with the show's organisers IDG World Expo, was announced ...
Appro International today announced that LinuxWorld Magazine in conjunction with the show's organizers IDG World Expo has named the company's Appro's XtremeBlade Cluster Solution as the winner of the 'Best Clustering Solution' category for the Product Excellence Awards at the LinuxWorl...
'Scalix stands out with its clear market focus and an SMB focus, too,' said LinuxWorld Product Excellence Awards judge John H. Terpstra, as Scalix won the LinuxWorld Product Excellence Award for 'Best Messaging Solution' here in San Francisco at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo 2005. SYS-C...
'I expect that Release 2 of the Oracle Cluster File System will be distributed with version 2.6.14 of the public kernel,' said Andrew Morton yesterday as Oracle announced at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in San Francisco the general availability of OCFS 2 as a free alternative to propri...
'I'm pleased to see Novell give early access for developers to their popular SUSE Linux distribution as soon as the first beta release,' said Andrew Morton, maintainer of the Linux 2.6 kernel, as Novell announced today at LinuxWorld 2005 in San Francisco the creation of the OpenSUSE pr...
Open source middleware proponents ObjectWeb assembled a set of vendors to join the project and agreed to co-lead the Project Management Committee (PMC). WTP was formally launched in June 2004 based on initial contributions from eteration, Lomboz, and IBM Rational Application Developer.
Alacos, enabler of organizations to transfer settings and application data from Windows desktops to Linux, will announce two new products: Linux Migration Agent Network Server Edition and Thin Client Migration Agent.