Though linux still doesn't win consumer desktops sitting barely on 2% of the systems, it's surprisingly merging on the mobile devices, gadgets and various other small-form factor computers.Read more »
I’ve been playing with matplotlib and Gentoo bug numbers from the last ~6 month to be able to see how we are performing at fixing bugs lately. This is the current output:Read more »
Using flawed and partly Microsoft-funded numbers, the advocates of proprietary software beg to suggest that GNU/Linux is declining (which it's not)Read more »
New figures from webmasterpro.de show surprisingly high market share for OpenOffice.org around the world - peaking at 22% in Poland and Germany. Has the rise of OpenOffice.org to become a true rival to Microsoft Office begun?Read more »
One of my favourite sites for anyone benighted enough to believe that Windows is in any sense superior technology to free software is Top500. As its name hints, this is simply the top 500 supercomputers in the world, with an analysis by location, vendors, processor architecture – and, of course, operating systems.Read more »
Software company Red Hat Inc (RHT.N) reported a 7 percent rise in quarterly profit onWednesday, bucking an industry trend of declining earnings, as margins widened under the scrutiny of its cost-conscious CEO.Read more »
The workstations within academic computing labs and classrooms are increasingly occupied by open source software and open platforms.Read more »
This historic TV-show from 1985 ponders on the question "Will Unix become the next MS-DOS?".
This is not about Free Software, but you can see in this show the state of the Unix system from around the time, when the GNU project started. So it is of historic interest.
Ubuntu has finally eclipsed Windows XP in terms of popularity. -- This is according to the most recent data from Google Trends. You may say that Windows XP is too old that’s why it’s loosing its appeal and is going downhill. So how about we will compare Ubuntu with the most recent Windows Vista. Or with the upcoming Windows 7.Read more »
Reaffirmation of Microsoft's problems comes from its sympathisers; Microsoft FUD ensuesRead more »
Dell is taking the netbook market by the horns, it would seem. First it refuses to accept that the Psion netbook trademark is a valid one, and now it bucks the market trend for not being able to sell Linux powered netbooks.Read more »
I was window shopping in a high street electronics store a few days ago. I was delighted to see a shelf display full of netbooks from vendors like Samsung, Acer, Dell, Advent and Asus (of course), to name a few. It looked like the Asus EeePC had launched an idea whose time had come and in the process possibly heralded the long withdrawing roar of the live CD.Read more »
2008 was an eventful, breakthrough year for many open source companies, and 2009 will be even more so, especially in terms of business purchasing patterns, software business model shifts, and enterprise software stack evolution.Read more »
As ongoing challenges in the economy continue to pressure companies to control operating costs, is it any surprise that IT managers are continuing to deploy economical IT solutions like Linux in their data centers?Read more »