IBM DeveloperWorks has an interesting article on the rationale and ways of migrating your in house programs from Solaris to Linux. “A number of compelling reasons make the move to Linux very attractive. Its technical and operational characteristics make it a match for a range of applications, especially with the availability of the 2.4 release.”
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.”
Borland Software Corp. announced availablity of a new release of their popular Kylix Linux development package today. Most of the major changes in Kylix 2 focus on web services and improved cross-platform compatiblity.
RedHat, Inc. and SuSE, Inc. both rolled out new versions of their respective Linux distributions today. RedHat Linux 7.2 integrates new features including a journaling file system (ext3) and improved configuration tools for tasks such as firewall setup and user management.
Sun Microsystems has released a how-to detailing tuning your Apache web server for maximum performance.
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. “
MySQL AB, developers of the world's most popular open source database, announced a major new release of their namesake database yesterday. MySQL version 4.0, which is considered “alpha” quality, sports numerous improvements that may influence additional adoption of the database.
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…”