Open Source


  • Alternative Vendors: Server Virtualization
    The fast-growing x86-based server virtualization market stands unique from a competitive perspective. It's not just that the market is overwhelmingly dominated by VMware. Instead, the alternatives are an eclectic mix of startups, open-source developers, no-names, and a group of companies more used to being on top.
  • Review: Apache A Work In Progress
    For those that have never heard of Apache Software Foundations' Open For Business (OFBiz) Project, pay attention, because there's no stopping how far the open-source back-office application framework can go.
  • Closed Disty Model Changing?
    As the end in sight for the closed distribution model in the complex, highly competitive enterprise solutions market?
  • Everybody Get Inline
    Connecting a system to the Internet is a risky proposition, even with the latest patches and security updates. Intrusion-detection systems have proved their worth from a network security monitoring perspective, but there is no substitute for a good inline mechanism to enforce policy.
  • Review: Fending Off Office Killers
    Every few days, it seems, another "Office Killer" is turning up in the market to challenge Microsoft by offering productivity applications for free. Some are cross-platform. Many are Web-based. All offer the promise of delivering Microsoft-level functionality for nothing, or next to nothing.
  • Review: Fending Off Office Killers
    Every few days, it seems, another "Office Killer" is turning up in the market to challenge Microsoft by offering productivity applications for free. Some are cross-platform. Many are Web-based. All offer the promise of delivering Microsoft-level functionality for nothing, or next to nothing.
  • Review: Putting UTM To The Test
    While the be-all, end-all unified threat management solution doesn't yet exist, some UTM solutions are definitely better than others.
  • Coverity Helps Secure 11 Open Source Projects
    Security specialist Coverity, along with the Department of Homeland Security and Stanford University, examined potential flaws in popular open source projects that could cause security threats.
  • The World Series of Linux: Round 2
    CMP Channel Test Center conducts its first-ever World Series of Linux, looking at six desktop distributions of the Open Source OS. Over three rounds they were put through the paces to see if Linux is ready for prime time. In Round 2 of the World Series of Linux, SLED 10, Fedora 7 and PC Linux OS square off to see which will make it to the championship round.
  • World Series of Linux: The Hardware
    In trying to develop a level playing field for the World Series of Linux, CMP Channel Test Center put solid, reliable hardware technology to use.
  • Review: Can Leopard Take On Vista?
    Test Center pits new kid on the block Leopard against the previous new kid, Vista, and sees who fares better. Maybe the comparison should have included XP...

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