Linux enterprise desktop applications
- March 20, 2006
Author Robin Miller compares OpenOffice 2.0 and Microsoft Office in this interview. He also calls for the open source community to come down from its IT ivory tower and deliver personable and usable training options for first-time OpenOffice and ...
- March 14, 2006
In an effort to dispel some FUD, Jason Gilmore's opines on several of the most commonplace reasons for not investigating PostgreSQL.
- March 09, 2006
In the David-Goliath matchup between OpenOffice 2.0 and Microsoft Office, the little guy is not up to the job of toppling the giant. So say some IT managers who responded heartily to my column about barriers to Linux desktop adoption. Others in the ...
- February 09, 2006
Microsoft may not make flawless software, but its proprietary strategy is hard to fault. In particular, Microsoft has mastered desktop lock-in, undermining users' confidence in any alternatives and creating a slew of minor difficulties that irritate...
- January 11, 2006
A few weeks ago, I installed some new network equipment for one of my clients. During the upgrade, we decided that some of the PCs in the network were long overdue for replacement. So, I called for some quotes on a bunch of new Pentium IVs, as well ...
- December 07, 2005
Mandriva CEO Francois Bancilhon predicts that Linux will grow into a formidable force on the desktop.
- November 29, 2005
Don't get alarmed, but I'm now going to suggest that you put Linux on your business desktop. I'm even going to say that this is a no-risk exercise.
- November 29, 2005
If you're at all like me, you tend to be just a little careful with your corporate IT infrastructure. What I do not want to hear is, "Hey, let's rip out these mission-critical services, replace them with this open source thing we keep hearing about...
- November 17, 2005
Back by popular demand, the lead technical editor of the new book "Firefox Secrets" reveals more of the Firefox tips, shortcuts and plug-ins that most people don't know about.
- November 10, 2005
CIOs can cut costs by developing Web-based applications with AJAX, says site expert and Scalix founder Julie Hanna Farris.