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In order for company to describe itself as an 'open source' company, need it merely help you make the switch to open source in your company - or does it have to be one that lets users freely download, compile, and use the software in question? Where is the dividing line? How open is 'o...
Computer systems have fully entered the age of multi-core processing. This trend was examined in a white paper entitled, 'Preparing for the Revolution, Maximizing Dual-Core Technology.' While much of the focus had been on dual-core processors, Intel has now delivered quad-core processo...
Some years ago, a small manufacturing firm was hijacked by its IT employees. They didn't use weapons, but they did commit murder: They killed the business. Unfortunately, they were aided and abetted by the company's own lax security policies.
At a high level, a cluster is an aggregation of multiple standalone computers (nodes) linked together through a high-speed connection to create a single shared computing resource. A key benefit of this distributed processing architecture is that complex computations can be broken down ...
Learning how to solve existing problems is one of the keys to developing a successful product. Learning when to turn to the open source community to facilitate innovation is another quality that more and more companies are beginning to realize. The BitLeap story provides a real-world e...
New York Times published a story on Linux. This wasn't an article on technical advancement: no new kernel or distribution had been released. It wasn't financial; there wasn't yet another impressive quarter from one of the many companies that build their business around Linux. Thankfull...
Of late there has been a lot of buzz around what constitutes open source software. Industry leaders and pundits alike have weighed in on the 'openness' of certain software and companies' business models. The generally recognized test for open source software is the Open Source Definiti...