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Has enterprise given up on Linux?

The many incarnations and distributions of open-source operating systems such as Linux, Red Hat and Ubuntu have received widespread acclaim for years, but is the penguin catching on in corporate Australia? Or is it being left out in the cold?

December 2, 2010 by

Analyst: open source officially crosses the chasm into mainstream adoption

Open source has officially "crossed the chasm from early adoption to mainstream adoption," one top analyst announced at LinuxCon.Jeffrey Hammond, principal analyst at Forreseter Research, said he bases his broad conclusion on several surveys peformed in 2010 which indicate that almost 70 percent of corporate customers say they are using Linux at the operating system layer, 65 percent are using open source at the database tier and about 60 percent are now using GPL-based programming languages.

August 11, 2010 by

RIM and Google: The Perfect Storm?

A "Perfect Storm": The Linux-based Android OS, and tight integration with Google's web services, running on  BlackBerry hardware and connected to RIM's corporate messaging/calendar syncing infrastructure would be an unstoppable mobile enterprise device platform that not even Apple's iPhone, Windows Mobile or Palm webOS could dare to challenge. But could the marriage ever be consummated?

May 27, 2009 by

IBM Linux-OpenOffice Desktop offering - history repeating

My colleague, Paula Rooney, recently posted IBM launches first Linux-OpenOffice desktop with virtualization features that pointed out that IBM is having a go at pushing Microsoft's Windows off of corporate desktops once again. Although the technology is different this time around, the concept is the same.

December 8, 2008 by

Oracle architect says there ought to be one Linux distribution: Red Hat

One Oracle exec said there should be only one Linux distribution -- Red Hat -- and claimed there will be no fragmentation of that code base.In an interview with the Linux Foundation recently, Oracle’s chief corporate architect said Oracle Unbreakable Linux is not a product but a support program and he believes that there ought to be only one Linux distribution -- his rival's code base.

May 6, 2008 by

Oracle: 'We just don't care' about Sun-MySQL Merger'

Oracle's Chief Corporate Architect predicts the Sun-MySQL merger will have little impact on his company or on Linux.In an interview with the Linux Foundation, Edward Screven, who reports directly to Oracle founder and CEO Larry Ellison, maintains Sun's patronage of its open source rival won't affect Oracle sales.

May 5, 2008 by

rPath to OEM Novell's SUSE Linux to reduce legal worries

rPath has entered a pact with Novell that makes creating a virtual appliance easier for developers – and corporate lawyers.As part of the deal, which was announced yesterday, rPath will OEM Novell’s SUSE Linux Enterprise Server beginning in August, said Bill Marshall, the company’s CEO, and former Red Hatter.

April 21, 2008 by

Open source business model reaching tipping point

Over the last several years open source has grown in stature and maturity, becoming more worthy in the eyes of corporate buyers and investors. Everyone could point to Red Hat, which dominates the Linux operating system space, as the poster child for open source but few other "pure" open source companies rose up to that level.

January 22, 2008 by

Dell to upgrade Linux support

in brief Computer manufacturer Dell announced yesterday that it would pre-install Linux on select desktop and notebook systems.On its corporate blog, Dell said it would expand its Linux support beyond servers and Precision workstations.

March 29, 2007 by

Video: Vista launch will boost desktop Linux

The launch of Windows Vista will create a huge opportunity for Linux vendors to take a larger share of the corporate desktop market, according to the president of Linux Australia.In this one minute clip, which was shot on the first day of the Linux.

January 15, 2007 by

Vista launch will boost desktop Linux

To watch our video interview with Jonathan Oxer, click here.update The launch of Windows Vista has created a huge opportunity for Linux vendors to take a larger share of the corporate desktop market, according to the president of Linux Australia.

January 14, 2007 by

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