• MySQL

    MySQL is a relational database management system (RDBMS) based on SQL (Structured Query Language).

  • HP ProLiant servers to come with Ubuntu Server Edition

    Hewlett-Packard to package Ubuntu on ProLiant servers. Linus Torvalds up for a prestigious technology prize. Red Hat embraces Microsoft Open Technologies.

  • Red Hat bolsters RHEL support with portal and ABRT

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 includes a customer portal and an automated bug report and tracking (ABRT) tool, squelching some past complaints about Red Hat support. Red Hat collects data about proble...

  • plain old telephone service (POTS)

    POTS is a term sometimes used in discussion of new telephone technologies in which the question of whether and how existing voice transmission for ordinary phone communication can be accommodated.

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  • Are Linux and open source really cheaper? Users, analysts weigh in

    In the long run, Linux isn't cheaper than Windows, says an analyst, but Linux savings can be significant for those willing to learn the platform, counter users. 

  • Linux Foundation to host first end-user summit

    In October, the Linux Foundation will host the End User Collaboration Summit, to foster collaboration among key Linux developers and advanced users. 

  • Novell SUSE Linux beats out Red Hat on cost at life sciences firm

    By standardizing on Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise to save money, Invitrogen Corp. expects to improve customer service and performance and better integrate VMware along the way. 

  • HP ferrets out open source software

    HP, the Linux Foundation and major software vendors have developed tools and IT governance practices to manage open source software installed in the enterprise. 

  • Light

    Light is an easy-to-use, lightweight, open source portal framework that can be plugged into any Java-based or Ajax-based Web application and enabled or disabled at will by the user. Light can also be used as an independent portal application... (Cont... 

  • man page

    A man page in a Linux or other Unix-based operating system is an online description of an interactive shell command or other system interface or object. A system user requests the display of a man page simply by entering the 'man' command followed b... 

  • Open source observers sound the licensing alarm bell

    As Linux makes its way into enterprise shops, IT organizations need to get a grip on the open source software that they have and which licenses the software requires -- pronto. 

  • Licensing issues could hinder open source adoption

    As Linux and open source make meteoric gains in the enterprise, a new report says that a pending "licensing explosion" could bring the technologies back down to earth. 

  • semaphore

    In programming, especially in Unix systems, semaphores are a technique for coordinating or synchronizing activities in which multiple processes compete for the same operating system resources. 

  • The future of Linux, Microsoft and patents

    There has been much discussion about Xandros, Linspire and Novell -- the commercial Linux companies who partnered with Microsoft. What about Canonical, Red Hat and Mandriva, who all said "no"? An expert weighs in on how they'll be affected by these a...