Data shows down economy spurs Linux adoption

A Novell-sponsored IDC survey reveals a surge in the acquisition of Linux driven by the worldwide recession. More than half of the IT executives surveyed are planning to accelerate Linux adoption in 2009. If that’s not positive enough, more than 72% of respondents reported that they are either actively evaluating or have already decided toContinue reading “Data shows down economy spurs Linux adoption”

Zimbra hits 20 million paid mailboxes

Last I checked in June, Zimbra, Yahoo’s open-source e-mail and calendar software, was at 11 million paid mailboxes. This was a healthy jump from 8 million paid mailboxes in May 2007 and the 4 million paid mailboxes TechCrunch reported back in October 2006. Well, on Monday The VAR Guy reported there are 20 million paidContinue reading “Zimbra hits 20 million paid mailboxes”

Open Source Characteristics

While open source and proprietary software are similar in one respect—they are both copyrighted intellectual property licensed under certain conditions to users—they differ in many others; these differences make open source particularly useful and appealing to IT organizations. These are the most relevant open source characteristics for enterprise IT organizations: Expansive licensing: Proprietary software licensesContinue reading “Open Source Characteristics”

Enterprise Linux 2008: The year in review

Whether between competing distributions and vendors or with that big Redmond, Wash., company the Linux wars were great spectator sport for open source devotees in 2008. Virtualization and the cloud were hot topics, with rollouts from the major players like Red Hat. Novell and Ubuntu throughout the year.These trends will surely continue, especially as ITContinue reading “Enterprise Linux 2008: The year in review”

Phát triển phần mềm mã nguồn mở: Cần vượt qua nhiều rào cản

Xây dựng và triển khai các ứng dụng phần mềm mã nguồn mở (PMMNM) hiện đang được coi là một trong những giải pháp tối ưu giúp giảm thiểu tối đa kinh phí bản quyền, đặc biệt là bản quyền đối với hệ điều hành, hệ quản trị cơ sở dữ liệu, môi trường phátContinue reading “Phát triển phần mềm mã nguồn mở: Cần vượt qua nhiều rào cản”