As of December 31, Microsoft will stop providing general support for Windows NT Server 4.0.
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.
Paula Rooney is a Boston-based writer who has followed the tech industry for more than two decades.
Take wireless LANs off the Internet. Put a gateway in front of them, a hardware Linux firewall, and then run applications on that gateway which live on the network.
The Boston Globe is currently featuring a well-written article about the war against open source. The main visual coming from it is of Black Duck corporate sleuths using tools like SIFT from Service Integrity to flag open source code in corporate networks and get rid of it.
One of the reasons that I prefer Linux to Microsoft is the command line -- not only is Linux better-suited to management at the command line, but GNU Bash is much more pleasant to use than Microsoft's CMD.EXE.
It's called the Javali Project. That link is in Portugeese, but here's the project leader, Bruno Souza, talking about it over at LXER.
This may mean nothing. But let's talk about it anyway.
Reading all the great posts we got on my last note about Apple, I would like to offer the open source community a New Year's Resolution.Simplicity.
Just when things were looking bleak, Poland's undersecretary of science and information, Wlodzimierz Marcinski stepped in and saved the day. Despite widespread opposition, and a lack of majority support, the EU Council was set to push through the controversial Computer Implemented Inventions Directive at a meeting of the Agricultural und Fishery Council.
Yuri Shukost, a former journalist now doing public relations for the Australian Defence Department (and heavy Mac user) wrote something so provocative in comments on a recent post here that I decided to "promote" it for general discussion. The Linux people make a great show about how their OS can do anything, but as one of them wrote: "It appears if you have the time, you can make it work very well.
NTT DoCoMo has a reputation for being one of the smartest wireless carriers on the planet.So when it starts putting serious money into Linux development, we should take note.