Mac IT admins top concerns in a Microsoft-Yahoo merger

Unless you've been living in a cave, with no Internet connection, and no contact with anyone who has one, you know about Microsoft's desire to buy Yahoo (and Yahoo's subsequent rejection of Microsoft's

Published on: February 19th, 2008 John C. Welch

IT pros with open source expertise earn higher salaries

In what may the country's first comprehensive survey of the open source industry, the Australian Open Source Industry Census has revealed IT professionals working with free software earn more than the national average.The

Published on: February 5th, 2008 Rodney Gedda

Barracuda takes on TrendMicro in open-source patent battle

Security vendor Barracuda Networks is rallying support in a patent fight with Trend Micro over its use of the open-source ClamAV application.Barracuda on Tuesday plans to launch a special Web site where it

Published on: January 29th, 2008 Tom Sanders

Nokia’s Trolltech buy will spawn new open source mobile apps

Through its acquisition of Norwegian mobile software firm Trolltech ASA, Nokia will get a firmer grip on the open source mobile application market, telecommunications analysts say.They say Finland-based Nokia Corp. hopes to attract

Published on: January 28th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Windows Vista is more secure than XP and Open Source, says Microsoft

Windows Vista was hit by significantly fewer publicly disclosed security flaws in its first year than Windows XP and open source rivals in their first years, according to a report from Microsoft.The report,

Published on: January 25th, 2008 Matthew Broersma

MySQL buy will help Sun shine brighter in database market

Sun Microsystems will pay US$1 billion for Swedish software company MySQL, whose open-source database is used for some of the most widely visited Web sites in the world. Sun said the deal will

Published on: January 17th, 2008 Jeremy Kirk

The open source experience

Open source is generally recognized as a platform for infrastructure, the foundation upon which things are built. But the business-specific applications built on top of that are a harder sell.The jury is still

Published on: April 30th, 2007 Vawn Himmelsbach

Will the enterprise open up?

Open source has always been the underdog on the software scene, but it continues to draw intense interest from users and vendors alike in North America. Users want to avoid vendor lock-in and

Published on: April 22nd, 2007 Vawn Himmelsbach

Open source is not an either/or issue

Open source software is a result of a modern method of production, distribution and funding of knowledge that is sometimes called “commons-based peer production” by people like Yale Law School professor Yochai Benkler.In

Published on: April 16th, 2007 Russell McOrmond

The open source decision

Changing perceptions and more vendor support are paving the way for open source in both large and small enterprises. But size does matter, and larger enterprises are likely to turn to open source

Published on: April 16th, 2007 Vawn Himmelsbach

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

The open source attitude

Open source has always been the underdog on the software scene, but it continues to draw intense interest from users and vendors alike in North America. Users want to avoid vendor lock-in and

Published on: April 3rd, 2007 Vawn Himmelsbach

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

A standard form of confusion

Think of it: in how many fields outside of IT does the maker of your tools want control over what you make with those tools? The maker of your old typewriter never asked

Published on: February 2nd, 2007 Evan Leibovitch