I have often wondered about that statement. "No one ever got fired for using Microsoft. From my point of view, even as a business owner, it seemed a bit far reaching. Most things stated in the absolute are. Granted, my businesses have never reached the multi-million dollar stratosphere, heck, some of them barely reached cruising altitude. Regardless, I could not get my head around the fact that a company had to spend that kind of money on software in order to maintain their business. Obviously, some of them do.
More than two years have passed since PalmSource--the Palm OS developer purchased by Access in 2005--released an update to the venerable operating system. But the next version, which is set for release next year, will be very different under the hood, according to Access executives Tomihisa Kamada and Didier Diaz.
Okay, I don't really know how many chances I've given GNOME, but I've tried to switch to GNOME as my default desktop many times. I always ended up switching back to KDE (to be fair, I use other window managers, too, such as Fluxbox, which is one of my favorites). Thanks to the rumors that Xgl/Compiz/cgwd worked best on GNOME, I gave GNOME another shot.
When a Linux enthusiast hears the name Debian, it never fails to instill in him some awe and respect. After all, this is the one and only not-for-profit Linux distribution which has singularly built up a name synonymous with security, stability and freeness.
"I know the DIY VCR cat feeder article has been popular - when I went on vacation, it was something I considered to help keep me the cats entertained and fed. They were formerly strays, so an "all you can eat" bucket would turn them into 100lb behemoths in about 30 seconds :-) Unfortunately, the VCR version requires some complex mechanical pieces, so I opted instead for a computer / cardboard mashup."
Microsoft's decision to hold back the launch of its forthcoming Windows Vista operating system appears to have played into the hands of Novell, its would-be rival.
While there's still some doubt over the exact date the delayed next version of Windows will hit the market, Novell launched its price-competitive SuSE Linux enterprise 10 desktop and server editions last week.
Billy Marshall, who as a VP at Red Hat helped take its North American sales from $8 million in 2001 to $150 million in 2005, and Erik Troan, ex-Red Hat VP of product engineering, have moved a few miles down the road to found rPath. The company wants to make it easier to bundle Linux with software applications. It serves app vendors, such as Digium and Ingres, that in turn produce digital files that include the Linux operating system preconfigured to run their specific application.
How do you know which open source approach is right for you? We've pulled out a few start-ups that you might not be familiar with, but we think should be on your radar.