IT Pros face more barriers going to Mac OS X or Linux than in Vista

While Vista worries lead some IT pros to consider Mac OS X and Linux as alternatives, technology professionals will be facing different kind of technology barrier should they decide to adopt Mac OS X and Linux instead of Microsoft Vista.

Linux on Amazon's Kindle e-book reader

"My colleague John Timmer reported yesterday on Amazon's new Kindle e-book reader. Kindle's software platform unsurprisingly runs on the Linux operating system and uses numerous open source software components including Alsa, zlib, busybox, and Freetype."

Firefox 3.0 Beta 1 Now Available

The Mozilla Corporation today released Firefox 3 Beta 1, which is now available for download in a variety of languages. The beta includes updates to the default theme, the new places site management features, improved security architecture, and Gecko 1.9. Release notes with a more complete list of features, are also available.

KDE 4.0 Release Candidate 1

The KDE Community is happy to announce the immediate availability of the first release candidate for KDE 4.0. This release candidate marks that the majority of the components of KDE 4.0 are now approaching release quality.

Java diagnostics with the Lock Analyzer Part 3

The IBM Lock Analyzer for Java, available from alphaWorks, provides real-time lock monitoring on a running Java application. This article introduces the IBM Lock Analyzer for Java, explains the architecture on which it is built, and provides some thoughts about the tool's future direction.

Cooperative Bug Isolation for Fedora 8

The Cooperative Bug Isolation Project (CBI) is now available for Fedora 8. CBI is an ongoing research effort to find and fix bugs in the real world. We distribute specially modified versions of popular open source software packages.

Global Channel Embraces Red Hat's JBoss Solutions

Red Hat announced that its JBoss middleware software solutions are being embraced by value-added resellers (VARs), systems integrators and customers around the world since the debut of Red Hat's JBoss channel program in 2007. In less than one year's time, Red Hat has teamed with nearly 20 JBoss-specific channel partners in North America and over 50 JBoss-specific channel partners in EMEA, with numbers increasing worldwide. The success of the JBoss channel program signifies the growing demand for JBoss and open source middleware software solutions.

YaST Survey Finished

The YaST survey has now been closed. More than 11,000 individuals participated in it, a PDF of the results is now available.