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posted in March 2008

Wine 1.0 On The Menu For Desktop Linux Users

It looks like Wine's time has finally come: Version 1.0 of the Windows emulation software is now slated for a June release. And Linux users almost certainly have Google -- or, at least, Google's money -- to thank for moving things along.

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Ubuntu Eyes The Linux Server Landscape

It took Ubuntu just four years to claim its crown as king of the Linux desktop. Now, Ubuntu's developers are plotting a similar coup in the Linux server market -- and smaller businesses have a lot to gain from the battle that is about to unfold.

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The Open-Source Database Gets Its Due

Are proprietary databases doomed? The short answer, according to one noted database engineering expert, is no. The long answer is that open-source competition is about to take the world's proprietary database vendors -- and their customers -- on a wild, and very interesting, ride.

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Ballmer's Remarks Inspire A TCO Trip Down Memory Lane

Earlier this week, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer had a few things to say about the never-ending Windows vs. Linux total cost of ownership debate. It's an interesting interview -- but not quite as interesting as some internal Microsoft email on the same subject that turned up last year, as a result of the company's involvement in yet another antitrust lawsuit.

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Open Source Without Tears

Open-source software can save a small business loads of time, money and trouble. That's a good thing, because the process of finding the right open-source app to meet your business needs can be a royal pain in the butt -- unless, that is, you know where to begin your open-source software hunt.

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Codeweavers, Google Brew Some Fine Wine For Desktop Linux Users

Over the past few years, Linux-based desktop virtualization has improved by leaps and bounds. In some cases, however, it is already possible to run Windows software on Linux, while cutting Windows itself completely out of the picture -- and thanks to Google, some very high-profile Windows software is now bridging the Linux gap.

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