On Friday, Mozilla's open-source Firefox browser hit the 400M download mark. And though Firefox may be gaining ground on Microsoft and its Internet Explorer browser, corporate Web surfers are often being forced to use IE because many corporate Web-based systems are designed to function best with--or only with--IE.Read more »
This past week the Phase 2 "Mass Market" schedule for the OpenMoko Neo1973 was revised. OpenMoko now expects the GTA02v3 design to be finalized by September 20 while on December 10 it will begin production in "moderate volumes".Read more »
A german publication has posted an interview with Todd Hollenshead, id Software's CEO, that reveals id Software and John Carmack are no longer as committed to Linux as they have been. Todd's words also imply that the Windows version of id Software's next game, Rage, will use Direct3D rather than OpenGL.Read more »
Lenovo finally started shipping SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop on its T-Series ThinkPads for its mainstream business users. Now, the company appears to be considering offering another Linux, very possibly Ubuntu, for the enthusiast market.Read more »
Brother is now developing drivers which are designed to work on Linux distributions, Redhat, Mandriva(Mandrake), SuSE, Debian and FedoraCore. We have developed two types of driver: LPR drivers and CUPS drivers.Read more »
Add gNewSense as an answer and vote for loading gNewSense on lenovo as the default os.
A GNU/Linux distribution, that takes all the non-free blobs out of a rather popular distribution and makes it free.
Many people, myself included, have praised Dell for going back on years of marketing tactics and choosing to offer a desktop Linux distro as a standard option for people buying their machines. But are they making it easy to choose?Read more »
The Adblocker plug-in, writes Noam Cohen in today's New York Times, has the potential to be an "extreme menace to the online-advertising business model.Read more »
A slowdown is often viewed as a natural event in market dynamics, a maturing of a technology. "This is not a bad thing," said Clay Ryder, president of the Sageza Group. Linux uptake had been on a tear, Ryder said. The momentum continued as business buyers increasingly saw its value.Read more »
Red Hat is continuing to land big, fat contracts for its Red Hat Enterprise Linux server. This week saw major deals with the French Ministry for Education and the Swedish Association of the Pharmaceutical Industry.Read more »
Discovering the perfect formula for profiting from an open source project is not easy. There are countless variables that must be considered, many of which determine early on whether or not a project will be successful with the community using it.Read more »
Orange has repackaged some of its services for telecommuting workers into a portfolio called "Open Office"... let's add to the confusion. So that's three Open Offices now.Read more »
Linux and other open source applications are finding increasing acceptance in the global marketplace in small and large companies alike. Statistics on the growth of a few open source programs—like Apache, a web server; Linux, an operating system; FreeBSD, an operating system; and PostgreSQL, a database server—show this to be true.Read more »