Putting Linux in Perspective

"While I was cleaning up my office I ran into the March 1986 issue of UNIX/WORLD, a long-since deceased magazine. I had saved this particular magazine because I am the author of the article featured on the cover: The Unix System on the IBM PC."

Reiser Murder Trial Theme Emerging: Wife Was a Good Mom, Bad Mom

Witness No. 3 continued on the stand Tuesday in the Hans Reiser murder trial, and she quickly became the subject of several insults under cross examination by the defendant's attorney.

Turbolinux Microsoft Love Charade

In what seems like a promotional press release for Microsoft, Turbolinux talks about something which is called “Interop Vendor Alliance”. Remember WSPP and MCPP? The release from Turbolinux itself states:

Business Strategy of Moving to Enterprise Open Source on Microsoft at PDMA-BPMA

Aras Corporation announced that Marc Lind, vice president of marketing, will present “Open Source Transformation: Managing the Transition to an Open Source Business Model” at the upcoming joint session of the New England chapter of the Product Development & Management Association (PDMA) and the Boston Product Management Association (BPMA).

Open Source Data Warehousing: Get Ready for Disruption

Business intelligence and data warehousing are in the path of open source development. Over the years, open source moved from basic developer tools to infrastructure to application tools and is now moving into applications.

Open source has been around for a long time – the official incarnation started with the creation of the GNU Public License (GPL) in 1985. The layers of open source that underlie what is needed for business intelligence (BI) have matured to the point that they are starting to take on the major players in our market.

An Open Letter to the New Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd

"Your campaign promised Australia a world-class education system, with an emphasis on "digital schools" and a computer for every child in Years 9 to 12. I laud your vision and extend my support and best wishes towards its successful implementation.

I must however caution that to bureaucrats who haven't kept up to date with the latest developments in the computer industry, implementing your policy may seem to mean nothing more complicated than signing a multi-million dollar agreement with Microsoft, but there is a far more efficient use of taxpayers' money."

Rational Tester for SOA Quality

Download a free trial version of IBM Rational Tester for SOA Quality, a functional and regression testing tool that enables the creation, comprehension, modification and execution of testing GUI-less Web services. This trial version is extended to include the performance testing components of Rational Performance Tester Extension for SOA Quality, allowing you to experience the full capability of the IBM Rational quality management solutions for SOA testing.

IcedTea free Java in Fedora 8

"Java is a popular programming language used both on the desktop and the net. Until recently users who wanted to use just free software have had to struggle with partial support for Java, but now that Sun have begun freeing their Java implementation the way has opened for free software developers to create an entirely free implementation. This free Java, IcedTea, was shipped by default with Fedora 8, and so we talked to ThomasFitzsimmons, the lead developer behind this feature."