More and more IT management customers apparently want low-cost open source alternatives, according to TechIQ's The VAR Guy.
A few weeks back, one of The Tolly Group's testing clients got a fair bit of press when it announced test results showing that its open source, Fast Ethernet router outperformed Cisco's 2821 Integrated Services Router.
"Twice the performance at half the price"
This paper provides quantitative data that, in many cases, using open source software / free software (abbreviated as OSS/FS, FLOSS, or FOSS) is a reasonable or even superior approach to using their proprietary competition according to various measures.
French researcher Xiti claims that Mozilla Firefox keeps winning terrain in Europe. 24.1% of Internet users in Europe use Firefox. Slovenia (44.5%), Finland (41.3%), Croatia (36.5%), and Germany (36.2%) lead the way, followed by a group of mostly Eastern European countries. Remarkably, The Netherlands is only at 13.3%, right before Andorra. Oceania maintains a slight lead over Europe, at 24.8%; the rest of the world trails at 11.9% to 15.1%.
After the rise of KDE-Forum.org, and KDE-Forum.de, Romanians wanted a forum of their own, and KDE-Forum Romania was born. Destined to unite all Romanians under one roof, KDE-Forum Romania is going to join its brothers on the boat for the upcoming KDE 4 release.
Don't pay for a ringtone ever again, make your own for free using Open Source Software.
Until now, Red Hat was best known for the distribution and support of open source operating system Linux. About 80 percent of its revenues are built on subscriptions for its Linux OS, and about 20 percent on services. Its majority market share is now under threat with a new rival in the form enterprise software major Oracle that has ventured into Linux support and is actively publicizing it.
"Water water everywhere, nor any drop to drink" Although the state of Linux Desktops.. or for that matter ANY free software, will seldom be akin to Coleridge’s drowning man, it may well happen that with hundreds of Distributions to choose from, the right one may be left out.