The poster child of the Linux movement is set to be temporarily replaced by a cleverly disguised marsupial to raise awareness for the plight of Tasmanian devils.
Chris Duckett dispenses with "trends", "magic quadrants" and other salesbot speak to investigate what is really the foundation of IT: source code.
Chris started his journalistic adventure in 2006 as the Editor of Builder AU after originally joining CBS as a programmer. After a Canadian sojourn, he returned in 2011 as the Editor of TechRepublic Australia, and is now the Australian Editor of ZDNet.
Firefox is still king when it comes to daily work on the tubes, despite the steady increase in the buzz surrounding the open-source Webkit project, on which Safari and Google Chrome are based.
If I choose to upgrade the engine of my car, Holden will not recall it at some point in the future to restore its default configuration. Yet to most users, this behaviour is perfectly acceptable for devices.
Little wonder these RIA on Linux discussions make me feel icky, as we can dial in at least another two years of proprietary plug-ins dominating on open-source desktops.
Why put up with the failure of your vendor to provide updates for your broadband router's firmware? Just do it yourself: Linux-style.
I was waiting for the UAC-based security problems to occur after Windows 7's release but alas that was not to be, for problems have occurred in the beta version of Windows 7.
With each passing day Twitter gains more momentum, more users and more influence. For users of the micro-blogging service, the option of using a leading open-source client is one that is sorely lacking.