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Cloud Expo, Inc. announced on Thursday that Cloud Expo 2011 New York, the 8th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, will take place June 6-9, 2011, at the Javits Center in New York City. The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world’s leading Cloud-...
Red Hat announced that customers can now deploy fully supported virtualization environments that combine Microsoft Windows Server and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. In response to customer demand for interoperability in their IT environments, Red Hat and Microsoft have completed testing an...
What is this application delivery thing that everyone keeps telling me I need? Isn’t that just the latest marketing term for load balancing? A recently released Forrester report concludes that “firms must develop and integrated strategy for application delivery.” We don’t disagree ...
The three-year-old Dojo Foundation has put out version 1.0 of Dojo, an open source JavaScript toolkit for AJAX development meant for building rich Web 2.0 applications without proprietary plug-ins or single-vendor solutions. The widgetry makes use of Google Gears, Google's solution for...
Public and commercial Linux distributions already contain most of the functionality expected by most users from their computers. However, when it comes to Linux establishing a beachhead on the desktop, the battle turns to applications, applications, and more applications.
Why would anyone want to change from Microsoft or Apple to Linux? Isn't Linux the operating system made for servers that work as everything from file servers to Web sites? Isn't Linux hard to set up and use? Why would I want to change and what would I lose?
Everyone knows Intel wants to sell processors, but the question is does it really care what operating system is running on the chip? The answer is, apparently, yes. It's taken notice of the effect Linux is having in the IT market and it's reacting. For example, Linux has continued to g...
Corporate migration to a Linux desktop requires rigorous premigration planning to succeed. The goal of migration is to finish with a Linux desktop that is cost-effective and responsive to the organization's needs. Without proper data center planning, the migration won't meet this goal ...
The OSDL Desktop Linux Working Group (DTL) captures, discusses, publishes and develops Linux capabilities definitions required by demanding, enterprise-class desktop applications. The ultimate goal is to accelerate the use of Linux on enterprise desktops. The DTL Capabilities document ...
Linux.SYS-CON.com's senior contributing analyst, Bill Claybrook, spoke with John Loiacono, executive vice president of Sun Microsystem's Software Group about his new job, and what he has in store for Sun's Linux strategy.
With its Novell Linux Desktop 9, says LinuxWorld's Mark Hinkle, the enterprise software maker is taking the first - albeit very early - steps towards the pervasive Linux desktop in the enterprise, 'something that is happening slowly but being watched with much anticipation on a world s...
When clients ask me, 'Sam, honestly, how do I get started with open source?' it's usually clear that the first step is to install Mozilla Firefox on their Windows machines. The next step is to install the OpenOffice.org suite and help them plan a migration strategy away from MS Office...
'Whatever they're paid, the software engineers behind the Xandros installer are worth more,' writes Steve Suehring, after zeroing in on the version of Xandros called Open Circulation Edition as the solution to his parents' problems when they asked him to help them find a solution to a ...
The latest version of KDE beta 3.3 has been deemed stable enough for a public release candidate. The KDE team requests that all testers try and break this release as soon as possible, as the bug reports are invaluable to the developers.
Version 2.5 of the Xandros Desktop OS 'makes easier than ever for desktop-driven businesses such as financial or insurance firms to migrate to Linux,' says company chairman and CTO, Frederick H. Berenstein. 'Xandros has transformed the Linux desktop from a visionary future to a prudent...
This article examines the issues and challenges of desktop Linux in moving toward mainstream enterprise adoption and how an innovative alternative business desktop solution, in the form of thin clients, is helping to lead the way toward market growth and adoption.
A leader in real-time computing systems, Concurrent, has announced the availability of enhanced editions of NightStar, its graphic-based development tool, for RedHawk Linux.
Pre-installed with Linspire 4.5 and including Dell's gold technical support, Dell has just launched a new Linux line: the 'Optiplex' desktop - targeted to businesses, educational institutions, and computer users. A one-year free membership to the Linspire software download warehouse co...
JDesktop Network Components (JDNC) has been released by Sun as an open source project, so that the technology is available to the community early enough to allow it to directly shape the vision, the feature set, and even the code. 'There is still a lot of work to do,' says Sun's Amy Fo...
The latest maintenance release of KDE, namely version 3.2.3, hit download servers all over the world this week. KDE 3.2.3 ships with a basic desktop and eighteen other packages, and - with the recent addition of Arabic, Croatian, and Upper Sorbian - is now available in 51 languages.
Now that Project Looking Glass is heading toward a general release on Linux and Solaris, can we look forward at JavaOne next month to seeing the release of the computer desktop that makes three-dimensional effects possible and that was unveiled in an early prototype at last year's J1 i...
Jorge Castro writes an Open Letter in response to the witheringly critical review of GNOME 2.6 that is doing the rounds of the mainstream tech press, written by Nick Petreley.
In Part 1 of this series (LWM Vol. 2, issue 4), Dr. Migration analyzed some common Linux distributions with the goal of helping you figure out which is right for you. This month, he takes a look at some of the major vendors' Linux desktop offerings and begins to explore the Linux lapto...
Timing its announcement, whether deliberately or accidentally, to come on the same day that Microsoft has just been fined $613 million for 'ongoing' illegal behavior, HP is saying it is going to complement its existing support of Linux on the server by adding support of SUSE Linux acro...
I originally planned a series of articles dedicated to building the ultimate Linux desktop for business users. However, after doing some research I changed my mission - this will still be a series of articles dedicated to the Linux desktop for the everyday productivity user, but it wo...
HP has supposedly been selling MandrakeSoft Linux on the desktop for a while but has been so quiet about it that for all intents and purposes it's been a stealth operation. That's all about to change, with two new Linux desktops ready for rolling out by HP to the North American SMB mar...
Four years ago, OpenOffice.org didn't exist. Today, it is probably not only the largest free software project in the world, but also the most important. On a personal level, it's also become a major feature of my life - which explains this column.
In this month's column, Dr. Migration takes a look at the Linux desktop from an applications point of view. Although widespread adoption of desktop Linux isn't a reality yet, the prognosis is good. I recently wrote an article for LinuxWorld.com on a user-oriented Linux distribution coi...
When people hear that open source software is often free and overall cheaper than proprietary solutions, they're intrigued. But how much cheaper is another question. What other costs are involved? This article examines the budgetary impact of migrating corporate desktops to open sourc...
KDE.org has just announced a major new release of its open source desktop environment, version 3.2. LinuxWorld brings you the announcement in full.
I often make recommendations on the applications I use daily while sharing my perspective on the Linux desktop. However, recently I've been getting feedback from users on what they feel are the most valuable open source desktop applications and why. Don't take my word for it...take the...
Considering Linux as a desktop operating system? Moving to Linux: Kiss the Blue Screen of Death Goodbye! guides you through the process and even includes a bootable CD mastered by author Marcel Gagne.
Thin-client computing is alive and well...and thriving in early-adopter environments. In this article, Dr. Migration explains why thin-client systems are showing up everywhere from POS applications to classrooms, and why you might want to consider a thin-client solution for your own or...
The Open Source Development Lab isn't Microsoft...yet. But is it becoming a Microsoft wannabe? The buzz from the bees is that OSDL has now set its sights on conjuring up a Linux Desktop. THE Linux Desktop.
George Staikos, KDE core developer and promoter, reports that at his KDE.org booth at last week's COMDEX, there was plenty of interest from a surprising quarter: he had regular visits from Microsoft employees. 'They wanted demos of KDE, to see how it works and what we have,' Staikos ex...
Mark R. Hinkle, Linux.SYS-CON.com's Desktop Technologies Editor, muses on what his his ideal incarnation of a Linux desktop would be. Bruce Perens, whose idea it was, chips in with detailed comments.
At COMDEX yesterday Scott McNealy announced a mega-deal between Sun and The China Standard Software Company to put the Java Desktop System on 'half a million to a million' desktops in the coming year...and on 500 million Chinese desktops ultimately.
The Open Source Development Lab (OSDL), which has so far limited itself to high-end carrier-grade and data center Linux server initiatives, is preparing for a desktop jihad the scope of which is difficult to gauge at this point.
According to industry veteran Maureen O'Gara Sun has a surprise up its sleeve for its Sun Network confab today. It appears, she says, that a plain vanilla Linux x86 desktop - reportedly dubbed the Java Desktop System - is going to be announced.
Sun's EVP Software, Jonathan Schwartz, used the occasion of the first day of the SunNetwork event in San Francisco this morning to take the wraps off what Sun is hoping will be the winner in the 'Desktop War' it is proposing to wage on Microsoft.