India’s largest Linux rollout forges ahead despite tremendous odds

On May 26, 2006, Elcot (Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu) let in its first penguin. Things would never be the same again.That day, Elcot's managing director, C. Umashankar, walked into his office in

Published on: January 16th, 2008 Kanika Goswami

Dual-boot Windows cum Linux laptops being developed

The One Laptop Per Child Project (OLPC) and Microsoft are working together to develop a dual-boot system to put both Linux and Windows on laptops aimed at kids in developing countries, the head

Published on: January 10th, 2008 Dan Nystedt

Businesses having second thoughts about Vista

Fewer businesses are now planning to move to Windows Vista than seven months ago, according to a survey by patch management vendor PatchLink Corp., while more said they will either stick with the

Published on: August 1st, 2007 Gregg Keizer

Open source software still fighting FUD

In spite of its maturity and benefits, however, open source software is still trying to win over Canadian and U.S. IT leaders as a credible alternative to their closed-source cousins.Info-Tech Research Group's recent

Published on: April 9th, 2007 Curtis Gittens

Open source is still fighting against fear

It has been almost sixteen years since Linux version 0.01 was released. Since then, the open source OS – and many other open source products – have proven themselves to be invaluable productivity

Published on: April 2nd, 2007 Curtis Gittens

Companies welcome the open source incursion

When online directory provider Yellow.ca launched during the dot-com boom, consultants advised the founders to choose best-of-breed hardware and commercial software. So the Markham, Ont., firm installed Oracle Corp. database software running on

Published on: January 16th, 2007 Grant Buckler

The channel weighs in on MS-Novell update

According to a study published by Microsoft and Novell, more than 90 per cent of their customers favour their recent agreement, but the degree of heterogeneity in enterprise IT environments may make the

Published on: December 14th, 2006 Neil Sutton

Ubuntu reflects current state of Linux art

The month of October has been, at least to this writer, one of discovery.The technical one was by far the easier of the two: changing Linux distributions. While I've done my best to

Published on: December 12th, 2006 Evan Leibovitch

Vancouver Community College phases in more Linux

A B.C. post-secondary institution said it intends to grow the number of Linux machines in its data centre as it replaces older hardware infrastructure with blade servers.Vancouver Community College made the switch to

Published on: September 20th, 2006 Sarah Lysecki

Hovsepian to focus on Linux growth

Ron Hovsepian, who most recently held the post of president and COO at Novell, was quickly named by the board to succeed Messman, who will remain on the board until the end of

Published on: July 13th, 2006 Sarah Lysecki

In Brief-Bank of Canada relies on mixed environment

Four analytical departments at the Ottawa-based Crown corporation are affected by the project, which also includes Linux compute servers running in parallel and a host OS for VMWare. The Bank of Canada has

Published on: May 31st, 2006 Shane Schick

Smaller open source start-ups challenge Red Hat, Novell

When Red Hat announced the end of free support for its Linux distribution, the CTO of Mississauga, Ont.-based Farematrix evaluated various alternatives and settled on Debian as the most stable and best supported

Published on: December 7th, 2005 Ian Mckenzie