KDE::Enterprise has a new interview with Andrew Hatfield of SecureONE about the popular K Desktop Environment (KDE). “KDE is our desktop of choice for development, webdesign and support. We still use Windows2000, however, we like and try to spend most of our time in Linux 'mode.'”
ZDNet has a report on the Mono project, an open source project with the aim of “creating a development environment that will allow applications developed for .Net to run on Linux-based as well as Windows-based systems.”
News.com is reporting that Amazon cut technology costs by $17 million dollars last quarter by switching to Linux-based solutions. “Amazon said in June that it was revamping its computer systems and switching to 'commodity' computers running Linux. Executives said at the time that they expected technology costs as a portion of net sales would decrease by 20 percent this year. “
Gartner has released Q&A on Linux: What is it's Future, in which they suggests a scenario where Linux “would be recognized as a single open development environment for deployment to a variety of platforms, as was once the hope for Unix.”
osOpinion opines on why corporations may find their average office workers would be well suited for a switch to Linux on the desktop. “The average office user doesn't need RealPlayer. He doesn't need a stock ticker. He doesn't need the Microsoft Games Pack. He doesn't need access to his operating system network settings. He certainly doesn't need Nimda. The average user would be as happy with Linux as he is with Windows. “
According to a CRN story, Linux is increasing in popularity with solution providers. The reports states that Linux is “proliferating in the solutions marketplace, as more than a third of solution providers and end-customer companies in North America plug in Linux solutions, according to Reality Research & Consulting.”
Government Computer News is carrying a report on the success of the City of Largo, Florida, with open source. According to previous reports, one RedHat Linux 7.1 based server is used to serve desktops to 400 thin clients within the city's network.
eWEEK gave the upgraded StarOffice suite a trial run in an article published this earlier this week. According to the article, eWEEK recommends that “IT administrators download the StarOffice 6 beta and evaluate for themselves how well the suite works…”