While we all know that maintaining, securing, and upgrading an open source installation still costs money, most of the bills flow only after the stuff is working. The main cost is time, a cost which is fungible, surprisingly so as we have learned in this decade.
Linux and Open Source
The latest news and views on all things Linux and open source by seasoned Unix and Linux user Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, aka sjvn, has been writing about technology and the business of technology since CP/M-80 was the cutting edge PC operating system. SJVN covers networking, Linux, open source, and operating systems.
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Open source is business. And when Kirk decided to make a political attack on the Conservative call for more open source, folks were quick to look inside the claim, take it apart, and ridicule it -- in Internet terms "fisk" it.
Personally I don't think the user interface is Ubuntu's only problem. I'm far more concerned with making software additions and upgrades easier. But if the UI is the problem it's not one Ubuntu should be expected to solve alone.
You're looking for a Wii. You won't find it in Schaumburg. You can find it in America. If you're open to it.
What made Dell famous was mass customization. Back in the day when PCs had a wide variety of options and price points Dell made money by selling direct and producing on demand. Maybe it's time we applied that lesson to mobility.
The mobile market has a big problem.Despite endless hype, the iPhone, Android, Blackberry e-mail and all the rest, data still represents less than 5% of the market.
I have long believed that journalism consists of organizing and advocating a place, industry or lifestyle. Everyblock does neither. It does little more than what Google itself can do, with the addition of a few more online resources.
Given the choice between staying lost and isolated or seeking the light of community, open source seems like much the best option for SkyOS.
VMWare has delivered a virtual client system under the Lesser GPL, VMWare View Open Client. Both the code and support are already available on GoogleCode.
Firefox 3.1 beta 3 was not released as planned on Feb.