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Articles by Larry Greenemeier
posted in February 2005
Virtualization tool helps companies get more from servers; 64-bit support coming soon
CSC gets contract to help TSA screen applicants seeking to transport hazardous materials
Xen has some big-name support, but there's much work left to do before it has a chance to take root in businesses.
Under a contract worth up to $16 million, CSC will assist the Transportation Security Administration with screening applicants that transport hazardous materials.
The federal government's Office of Air and Marine Operations is ready to leverage its new IT infrastructure to monitor nationwide radar activity.
Linux remained a small part of Novell's sales in its most-recent quarter, which got a big cash boost from settling with Microsoft.
It was wild idealism, really, around the notion that software should be developed communally and distributed freely that spawned Linux more than a decade ago. It's an ideal that has resonated up the chain of command to become a major disruptive force in the business world. While much is made of the threat to Windows, the Linux operating system and accompanying open-source movement threaten to put other decades-old IT mainstays, notably Unix and RISC-based processors, out to pasture. As the new p
It's a question to which there's no answer … at least not yet. One thing's for sure: there doesn't seem to be any shortage of applications for new licenses. Ironically, the proliferation new open-source licenses, each with different restrictions and guidelines, introduces incompatibilities that could actually put up walls between some really good programs.
A collaborative created to give governments an alternative to proprietary software has received its first code contributions.
This week's LinuxWorld conference has brought with it the obligatory storm of new announcements from the most prominent providers of the Linux operating system: Novell and Red Hat. Both companies are making a serious play to grab desktop operating-system market share from Microsoft. Both have identified security as a major concern among their customers. And both have become chummy with the tech industry's biggest players. If open-source is all about mitigating vendor influence on IT innovation,
Novell, which will face competition from Red Hat and other rivals, targets mobile devices with lightweight collaboration server.
At this week's LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in Boston, look for technology vendors striving to convince IT managers that the real value to running Linux isn't just cost cutting.
The wheels of justice continue to turn slowly in The SCO Group's $5-billion lawsuit against IBM, despite IBM's attempts to speed the process by requesting certain summary judgments that get to the heart of the case. The Utah U.S. District Court judge presiding over the case essentially rendered a split decision between the companies when he ruled Tuesday that he would allow IBM to maintain its claim that it hasn't infringed up
Budget proposal earmarks $65 billion for technology to fight terrorism, ensure homeland security, and automate health-care services.
Patent issues and lack of integration of desktop software could be stumbling blocks
As Linux running on x86 servers continues to grow in corporate data centers, questions remain as to whether the open-source operating system introduces a higher level of management complexity than the proprietary Unix systems it replaces.
Patent issues and the lack of integration of desktop software could be stumbling blocks for Linux.