How will Linux win the OS wars? From the bottom up!

For years people have been wondering, how exactly will Linux become the number one operating system in the world? Some said it would start in the server world, and in many ways it has. But even having a majority market share in the server room doesn't translate to market dominance. So what about the classroom? Apple tried that years ago and we can see how well that went. IBM tried for the business market and had about as much luck. But Microsoft went after the home market. Capture the hearts and minds of the workers at home and you can sway even the most stubborn of companies to buy your product. With that thought, and the help of the hardware OEM's, Microsoft essentially took over the world.

Trolltech and KDE Cooperate on Cross-Platform Multimedia Programming Framework

Trolltech announced a technical collaboration on the development of Phonon, a cross-platform multimedia framework that makes it simple for programmers of all experience levels to incorporate multimedia functionality into their applications.

Adobe to Open Source Messaging Protocols

Adobe Systems today announced it will release the remoting and messaging technologies used in Flex, Flash and other Adobe products as open source projects. Because the technologies are fairly mature, Adobe isn't so much looking for help from the open source community as it is looking to get its technology into more hands.

Internet, Open Source in the Third World

"This article represents the general aspect of the internet services provided in 3rd world countries like Nepal and also gives general information of Nepal. It highlights how international internet bandwidth gets relayed via satellites to third world countries and how open source softwares like Linux/Unix, FreeRadius, Apache, Squid, Bind, HTB, etc, are playing a big part in bringing the internet content to the rest of the population. The high price of international bandwidth using Satellites and it's negative performance due to high altitudes are also reviewed and how a third world country like Nepal is trying to improve them. It also looks at how the Internet and the World Wide Web can play a very useful role in shaping the future of these third world countries."

Open source and the corporate elephant

More and more open-source developers these days are employees of companies, paid to work on open-source projects, rather than independent programmers doing it for fun. The change raises issues for projects, programmers and employers alike.

Embedded OS trends points to Linux...sometimes

While the use of Linux continues to sail along at a nice clip, the number of people kicking the tires is shrinking, for all the right reasons.

NYSE places buy on Linux, hold on Unix

The New York Stock Exchange is investing heavily in x86-based Linux systems and blade servers as it builds out the NYSE Hybrid Market trading system that it launched last year. Flexibility and lower cost are among the goals. But one of the things that NYSE Euronext CIO Steve Rubinow says he most wants from the new computing architecture is technology independence.

Netherlands Adopts Open-Source Software

The Dutch government has set a soft deadline of April 2008 for its agencies to start using open-source software — programs that anyone can modify and that work with a variety of technology — the Netherlands Economic Affairs Ministry said Thursday.