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GNOME Will Try to Buff Up Linux
In its fight to catch up to Windows for desktop mindshare and market share, Linux has received a boost from the Gnome Foundation and a number of key systems

linux downloads  The other key to Linux desktop success is, as we've said before, getting enough useful desktop applications ported to Linux. In this case, we continue to believe that the key application (at least for business users) is MS Office. Sun's StarOffice, with more than 3 Million downloads to date, is a good starting point, but MS Office is the big dog in the desktop space. [The other possible step, hinted at above, is installation ease. Windows is currently perceived by some as being easier to install than

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xTuple xChange, Add on to Your ERP


In a call yesterday with xTuple's Ned Lilly, we had a chance to catch up on the open source ERP vendor's current business. I wanted to say a word about the company's recently launched xChange online store, which I think is a smart way for an open source enterprise software vendor to provide clients convenient access to community and partner innovations. It may also be a cost-effective means for

linux downloads  or rpm on most Linux systems. Anyone familiar with those package managers knows it's generally quite easy to install or upgrade applications. What I found interesting is that in some cases, items purchased from the xChange store come with support, maintenance, and testing . For example, if you need a wireless bar coding solution for your warehouse you can purchase that add-on in the xChange store and you're not left on your own to implement it. Rather, you get the partner company's support setting up the Read More

A Preamble to Openbravo ERP v3


Openbravo ERP is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution on the less expensive side of the spectrum, which is valued by distribution and retail industries as well as by manufacturing, services, public-sector, and nonprofit organizations. I caught up with Openbravo’s John Fandl recently about the company’s latest iteration of its ERP solution (version 3). In the past, we’ve mostly

linux downloads  a system like Ubuntu Linux for the server, you can install from Ubuntu’s partner repository. This is to say that the basic setup ought to be a rather trivial task. Openbravo ERP has a multitenant architecture, so its hosting partners can in fact offer it as a true software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution for their particular vertical. Openbravo ERP modules get installed for the entire instance, which means organizations using it in a SaaS situation may have less customizability than if they were using Read More

Up Close and Personal: Martin Schneider, Senior Director of Communications at SugarCRM


Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with Martin Schneider, Senior Director of Communications at SugarCRM where he provided information about the company, Sugar 6 (latest version), and social customer relationship management (SCRM). In this first up close and personal blog post, Martin will discuss what made Sugar CRM the most successful open source CRM product and one of the best CRM products

linux downloads  the ones we used (Linux, Apache, MySql, PHP). The problem is that technologies such as Microsoft .Net don’t have a large community of developers interested in working on them as does PHP, Linux, Apache, and Sugar by consequence, just because it’s built on such open and flexible components. And I know people who did both: took Sugar code and put it in .Net but no one was interested in that at all. In the summer of 2007 we moved from our open source license to the General Public License version 3 ( GPL Read More

Choosing Between Linux and Microsoft Windows Using an Analytical Hierarchy Process


Because small to medium enterprises are limited in their resources, they must carefully consider which of the two major operating systems available—Microsoft Windows or Linux—will better serve their needs and be more cost-efficient to implement.

linux downloads  not the case with Linux because the system has many different distributions, so that the patch for one version is not necessarily compatible with other. Moreover, Windows has an automatic update service that monitors downloads and installs all available patches automatically, without user intervention. As for installation, Linux and Windows are somewhat different. Windows integrates the majority of its patches into the kernel. Therefore, rebooting is often required in order for a patch to be activated. Read More

Red Hat Plays 'Love You, Love You Not' with CPUs


Red Hat has announced the release of Alpha Deluxe, its version of Linux for computers based on Compaq’s Alpha CPU. At the same time, the company announced it would drop support for Sun’s Sparc processor.

linux downloads  Alpha Deluxe , its Linux version that will run on computers powered by Compaq Computer Corporation's Alpha processor. Compaq will pre-install Alpha Deluxe on its AlphaServer DS and ES lines, as well as its Alpha-based workstations. In addition to being customized for Alpha, it will utilize the GNOME interface, and will ship with 800 additional programs. Red Hat has also announced that it will no longer support Sun Microsystems ' Sparc processor, beginning with Version 7, Red Hat's most recent release Read More

Methods of Linux Bare-metal Restore and Disaster Recovery


When it comes to disaster recovery (DR) software, companies should think of it as an insurance policy—not just software that recovers lost data. Being prepared for disaster makes good business sense, but oddly enough, few companies are. Because Linux distributions don’t include DR tools, companies must look to a file-based recovery solution that can recover the entire system and eliminate the need to rebuild.

linux downloads  of Linux Bare-metal Restore and Disaster Recovery When it comes to disaster recovery (DR) software, companies should think of it as an insurance policy—not just software that recovers lost data. Being prepared for disaster makes good business sense, but oddly enough, few companies are. Because Linux distributions don’t include DR tools, companies must look to a file-based recovery solution that can recover the entire system and eliminate the need to rebuild. Read More

Corel and PC Chips to Accelerate Mass Desktop Deployment of Linux


Corel Corporation today announced its first major Linux(r) OEM alliance, which will see its Linux operating system, Corel(r) LINUX(r), bundled with every computer motherboard package shipped worldwide by the PC Chips group of companies.

linux downloads  Mass Desktop Deployment of Linux Event Summary November 1st, 1999 - Corel Corporation today announced its first major Linux OEM alliance, which will see its Corel Linux operating system bundled with every computer motherboard package shipped worldwide by the PC Chips group of companies. PC Chips will also ship Corel(r) WordPerfect(r) 8 for Linux and Corel WordPerfect Suite 8 OEM (for Windows(r)) with its motherboards. In addition, the alliance calls for a joint marketing campaign for a relationship on Read More

Mandriva


Mandriva (formerly Mandrakesoft) offers its enterprise, government, and educational customers a set of GNU Linux and open source software, related services, and information technologies. In addition, Mandriva offers technologists committed to open software and courseware a trusted channel to offer their services. Mandriva has technologists in over twenty countries, and is listed on the Paris Euronext Marché Libre (Euroclear code :4477PA) and on the US OTC Market (Stock symbol MDKFF). Mandriva was created by Linux enthusiasts in November of 1998. The company is based in Paris, France, with offices in Brazil, Ireland, Italy, Poland, and the United States.

linux downloads  a set of GNU Linux and open source software, related services, and information technologies. In addition, Mandriva offers technologists committed to open software and courseware a trusted channel to offer their services. Mandriva has technologists in over twenty countries, and is listed on the Paris Euronext Marché Libre (Euroclear code :4477PA) and on the US OTC Market (Stock symbol MDKFF). Mandriva was created by Linux enthusiasts in November of 1998. The company is based in Paris, France, with Read More

Embedded Linux for Handhelds


A spate of recent announcements from Lineo, Inc., Red Hat, and others concern the development of "embedded Linux", initially for x86-based and PowerPC-based CPUs.

linux downloads  Linux for Handhelds Event Summary 01/25/2000 [Computerworld] - Lineo, Inc. in Lindon, Utah, is now shipping an embedded version of Linux called Embedix. With an additional software layer, Embedix PDA, due in the first quarter of next year, the operating system will be able to run Windows CE applications, the company said. Embedix 1.0 will initially run on Intel x86 and PowerPC processors. It requires a minimum of 8MB of RAM and 3M bytes of read-only memory or flash memory. Bast Inc. in Sonoma, Read More

The Multiple of Multi-platform KVM Technologies


New standards, protocols, and platforms to support the data center continually appear: TCP/IP, Telnet, SSL, PPP, USB, MacOS, Linux, and Windows 2003 servers—the list goes on. All offer flexibility, standardization, and compatibility. But they also pose challenges, such as silos of information and limited access from applications on other platforms. But data center infrastructure needs to be centrally managed—discover how.

linux downloads  SSL, PPP, USB, MacOS, Linux, and Windows 2003 servers—the list goes on. All offer flexibility, standardization, and compatibility. But they also pose challenges, such as silos of information and limited access from applications on other platforms. But data center infrastructure needs to be centrally managed—discover how. Read More

Caldera eDesktop Edges Out Microsoft Windows 2000 in Functionality - Part II


TechnologyEvaluation.com has completed its analysis of the innate functionality of three desktop operating systems – Microsoft Windows 2000, Red Hat Linux 6.2, and Caldera OpenLinux eDesktop 2.4. The winner is Caldera.

linux downloads  The Contenders Red Hat Linux 6.2 Linux is based on a clone of the Unix operating system, originally made by Linus Torvalds in 1991 as a graduate student at the University of Helsinki. The core of Linux is open source ; all version source code is available under open license, and any extensions or modifications must be submitted to the Linux community at large for inclusion in the main, shared body of Linux code. Within the space, Red Hat is the leading provider of Linux distributions and service. Read More

UML for REALbasic


REALbasic is an object-oriented programming language for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux computers. The Unified Modeling Language (UML) is the industry-standard notation for modeling object-oriented software. This paper shows how to extract a UML design from a REALbasic project, model REALbasic software using UML, and generate REALbasic code from UML.

linux downloads  OS X, Windows, and Linux computers. The Unified Modeling Language (UML) is the industry-standard notation for modeling object-oriented software. This paper shows how to extract a UML design from a REALbasic project, model REALbasic software using UML, and generate REALbasic code from UML. Read More

Does Microsoft Have Something Against 64-Bit Processors?


More cracks appear in the Wintel duolith, as Linux appears to be the first OS “ready for prime time” on Intel’s 64-bit “Itanium” processor. Despite Microsoft’s statements to the contrary, Linux may also be the only 64-bit OS on Itanium for awhile.

linux downloads  set of converging circumstances, Linux could end up as the preeminent operating system for Intel's 64-bit Itanium chip, due in the second half of this year. Microsoft is holding to the party line that it will have a 64-bit Windows release ready to ship once Intel officially releases Itanium. But according to an internal Microsoft memo, dated Jan. 1, 2000, viewed by Sm@rt Reseller , the software company expects to release Beta 2 of Whistler, its next version of Windows following Windows 2000, as its first Read More

Will MS try the "Open Source" Gambit with WinCE? Why Not - Nothing Else Seems to Work


In what may be another attempt to gain some kind of foothold in the handheld and embedded-OS market, rumors are floating that Microsoft will open the source code for Windows CE.

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