A JupiterMedia study, reported on by ComputerWorld, shows the Mac OS X operating system taking some significant hunks of market share in mid-sized and large businesses.While the survey found 17-21% of desktops and 9-14% of server users had Macs, it doesn't mean that OS X has complete control of those shops, or that their market share is that high.
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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I planned to go after John Dvorak's Creative Commons humbug, but I got beat, and that's good.So let's instead take a look at the latest from Martin Taylor, Microsoft's general manager for platform strategy.
You'd think that Creative Commons is a pretty simple concept to grasp. However, John Dvorak's recent column about the Creative Commons licenses shows that it is indeed possible to completely miss the point.
The news that IBM will stop selling OS/2 is not surprising. What is surprising, to me at least, is that there are users who still care about OS/2 (apparently quite deeply) and are asking IBM to release OS/2 as open source.
Our own George Ou has a long item up today questioning whether WiMax can deliver its promises of true open source communication.He will get no argument from me.
There are no follow-on suits, there is no second act to this drama, no sequel is in the works, the series is not being renewed.
If you reset the router, or if there's a power surge that knocks out the power, you have to re-install. But it does give you a chance to start playing with medical, inventory, and home control programs that live independently of your PC set-up.
The Mozilla folks have released another security update this week, though I noticed that there's a lot less media chatter about these security fixes than the last round. Perhaps there's something to this eWeek article that notes that a lot of updates were rolled out Tuesday (Firefox was one) in the same timeframe of Microsoft's "patch Tuesday.
Vulnerability management is a service, not software, and one well worth paying for.
How secure would Linux be if everyone were using it?Given the popularity of Linux as a server OS, especially among Internet servers, I think it would be pretty secure.