The goal for most desktop-oriented Linux distributions in the
last few years has been to build a reliable desktop that works
out of the box. However, in OfB Labs experiences, most Linux
packages fall short of this goal - if only by a small bit. Please
notice that I say “most” and not “all” in the previous sentence.
Associate Editor Steven Hatfield takes a look at how his mother, who uses
much of the same functionality on her computer as an office worker, migrated
to Linux. Was the switch-over successful? Read on to find out.
Linux storms the Enterprise Telephony market with the merger of it's two leading telephony projects.
In a professional environment, automation of system installations is a means to secure efficiency and reproducible quality. So far, the Linux world lacked this tool. This has changed since ALICE, the Advanced Linux Installation and Configuration Environment has been made widely available by SuSE.
LINUXWORLD NEW YORK-[January 30, 2002]— California Digital Corporation today announced the launch of its Linux server business. Founded in 1994, California Digital is now shipping ultradense Linux servers and clusters as part of the total Linux solutions it provides to its enterprise clients.
Appgen, Inc. announced the release of MyBooks 6.0, a QuickBooks
like accounting package available for Linux and most other
popular platforms. According to the company's press release,
“MyBooks simplifies the accounting function for small to mid-size
business users and gives them the option to simultaneously
conduct higher level eBusiness by plugging into the enterprise
applications of larger companies like Wal-Mart.”
According to an announcement at Linux World Expo, MandrakeSoft and Hewlett-Packard Co. will work together to “promote and develop” desktop Linux solutions. The press release from the companies states that they will move to certify usage of Mandrake Linux on HP's line of Business-oriented PC's.
Third generation KDE platform release manager Dirk Mueller announced changes to the KDE release schedule moving the date up slightly and adding an additional beta release. “March 8th is the deadline for 3.0 final. I'll create the tarballs on that
day. packagers have time till 18th to prepare convenience binary packages
for the users.”
KDE::Enterprise, an enterprise savvy site about KDE first reported last year in OfB, has launched a forum for it's users. “The KDE::Enterprise Forum went live today to give you the facility to discuss with others topics about KDE in businesses, schools, charities etc.”