Open Source


  • EnterpriseDB Offers Options To Oracle Lock-In
    Technically, Oracle, IBM and Microsoft hold more than 85 percent of the relational database market, so VARs and ISVs can be forgiven for thinking that they have few options when picking a database around which to build their solutions. EnterpriseDB, which has developed an Oracle-compatible database based on the open-source PostgreSQL database, is touting itself as an alternative.
  • 10 Must-Have Linux Tools
    Even the most divine Linux gods rely on a handful of tools and utilities to make troubleshooting, management and deployment easier and faster. Here are some of the best.
  • Linux Gets A Lift
    The desktop Linux market got a big boost earlier this month at LinuxWorld, where Lenovo unveiled plans to soon begin selling ThinkPads preloaded with Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop.
  • Review: Wide-Screen Wonder
    ViewSonic's new VX2835wm wide-screen display arrives with some of the best high-definition features the vendor has to offer.
  • Novell CEO Calls For Linux Apps Certification Standardization
    Novell CEO Ron Hovsepian used his Wednesday morning keynote at LinuxWorld to call for an industry-wide effort to certify Linux applications across heterogeneous distributions, a move he believes will better position Linux vendors to do battle against their common enemy, Microsoft's Windows. Calling the Linux industry one that's at "a critical tipping point," Hovsepian argued that fragmented certification is a pain point the industry shouldn't allow to continue.
  • Novell CEO Calls For Linux Apps Certification Standardization
    Novell CEO Ron Hovsepian used his Wednesday morning keynote at LinuxWorld to call for an industry-wide effort to certify Linux applications across heterogeneous distributions, a move he believes will better position Linux vendors to do battle against their common enemy, Microsoft's Windows. Calling the Linux industry one that's at "a critical tipping point," Hovsepian argued that fragmented certification is a pain point the industry shouldn't allow to continue.
  • Open-Source Battle
    Massachusetts now hopes to support Microsft's Office Open XML format, in addition to the Open Document Format. Leaders present their views as the discussion heats up.
  • All Aboard!
    In late June the Eclipse Foundation set loose Europa, its second annual "release train" of simultaneous updates across all of its core projects and several fledgling ones. Partners are already hopping on board, readying product updates and taking advantage of the simultaneous release to sync their own software road maps to Europa.
  • Massachusetts To Consider Microsoft's Open XML
    Microsoft's Office Open XML (OOXML) format received a shot in the arm this week when Massachusetts' Information Technology Division agreed to consider using it to fulfill a requirement that open file formats be used for all state documents.
  • A Major Open-Source Eclipse: Europa Launches
    The Eclipse Foundation today set loose Europa, its second annual "release train" of simultaneous updates across all of its core projects and several fledgling new ones. Partners are already hopping on board, readying product updates and taking advantage of the simultaneous release to synch their own software road maps to Europa.

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