Japan's public broadcaster NHK reported late last week that the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry plans to introduce the open-source operating system Linux for use within classrooms across the country in the near future. According to an investigation conducted in the spring of last year, there are currently over 400,000 computers at schools in Japan running on either Windows 98 or Windows Me, systems no longer supported by the software manufacturer Microsoft.
Well, in fact, there isn’t one missing link. But in this FOSSwire article, I’m going to look at one major issue standing in the way of getting desktop Linux any serious market share. And that is OEMs.
Today, at the EclipseCon Conference, Oracle, a newly appointed Eclipse Board Member and Strategic Developer, announced it will donate its award winning Java persistence framework, Oracle TopLink, to the open source community. In addition, Oracle announced the proposal of a new Eclipse project to deliver a comprehensive persistence platform based on the contribution of Oracle TopLink, a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware, source code and test cases.
The wait is almost over. It may have taken two weeks longer than Red Hat Inc would have liked, but Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, the updated version of the company's commercial Linux platform, will be launched along with a bevy of new products and services on March 14.
A publisher of magazines focusing on the Linux computer operating system has launched its North American headquarters in downtown Lawrence.
Advocates and users of free and open source software (FOSS) technology believe that it is too late for any form of crusade to discredit FOSS as it is already widely used.
The sources made the statement following reports that some private software firms are now using marketing funds to mislead enterprises towards adopting the open source strategy.
"Spring forward; Fall back," That's the way the saying goes. Some years I get it backwards, but I eventually catch on. I've never had to worry about my PCs getting it wrong before, though. Now, with the recent changes in the Daylight Savings Time (DST) rules, I do.
According to the Fedora Project's statistics page, as of Monday, Fedora Core 6 has reached 2 million installations, approximately 4.5 months since its release. Here is one blog post about it, from the Fedora Project Leader. On their Wiki page is a more complete description of where their numbers come from, with weekly summaries.