A fifteenth chance for GNOME

Okay, I don't really know how many chances I've given GNOME, but I've tried to switch to GNOME as my default desktop many times. I always ended up switching back to KDE (to be fair, I use other…

A Tryst with Debian Etch Beta 3

When a Linux enthusiast hears the name Debian, it never fails to instill in him some awe and respect. After all, this is the one and only not-for-profit Linux distribution which has singularly…

Linux controlled DIY cat feeder and water dispenser

"I know the DIY VCR cat feeder article has been popular - when I went on vacation, it was something I considered to help keep me the cats entertained and fed. They were formerly strays, so an "all…

Timely Linux launch leaves Vista lagging

Microsoft's decision to hold back the launch of its forthcoming Windows Vista operating system appears to have played into the hands of Novell, its would-be rival.

While there's still some…

Former Red Hat Execs Want To Right-Size Linux

Billy Marshall, who as a VP at Red Hat helped take its North American sales from $8 million in 2001 to $150 million in 2005, and Erik Troan, ex-Red Hat VP of product engineering, have moved a few…

Open source companies to watch

Open source software is a given in most enterprise data centers, so it's not surprising to see the ranks of open source companies and projects swell. It's not just Linux anymore - community-…

Motorola Gets Serious About Linux

Last quarter, Motorola was the second biggest smartphone maker in the world, thanks largely to the million or so Linux-based smartphones it shipped in China.

Clearly, Motorola has seen the…

ReactOS 0.3.0 Released

This release holds a few records - it is the most long-awaited release of ReactOS, it is the release which was preceded by 3 Release Candidates instead of usual 2, and at last ReactOS release…

IBM announces 'Beyond Linux' strategy

IBM is expanding its open source strategy beyond Linux by targeting eight new technology areas where it will focus open source attention going forward.

Last week at LinuxWorld in San…

New York Times won't let Linux users view (some) videos

There is no technical reason why a GNU/Linux user running the proprietary Flash player can't view New York Times video, but for some reason that newspaper's honchos have decided to limit video…