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  • How IT pros got hooked on open source software

    Three IT pros talk about how they discovered open source software, took a risk and made the jump, and where that move has led them today. 

  • Linux gains are more than money

    After the recent release of three reports all claiming 30% savings by using open source, it is fairly safe to say open source can save you money. Two analysts weigh in on Linux's other strengths and how those strengths, not the money, will keep Linux... 

  • Blogs -- not just for ranting anymore

    Web logs can be a useful tool for job hunting Windows pros. 

  • Big Blue battles image problems in effort to woo SMBs

    IBM is hoping to attract small and medium-sized businesses, but some critics say it has some tough image problems to overcome before it finds success in the SMB market. 

  • It's for nerds, stupid, a new Web site from the technology and news forum, could be a boon to political pundits who love seeing page views skyrocket after their story gets picked up. Insiders call it the "Slashdot effect." But the big deb... 

  • Mandrakesoft finds footing with new roots

    The past few years have been a roller coaster ride for Paris-based Mandrakesoft, which filed for bankruptcy protection in January 2003, emerged in March 2004 with a nine-month plan to repay its creditors, thanks in part to the company's first prof... 

  • Evaluating distros for the corporate desktop


  • Open source advocates dismiss Gartner piracy report

    A Gartner report is claiming that 80% of PCs with pre-installed Linux being shipped to emerging markets will eventually run a pirated version of Windows. Some open source advocates, including Jon "Maddog" Hall, are wondering where Gartner got its num... 

  • Advanced job interview techniques for IT pros

    Being interviewed for a position can be stressful. Follow these tips to help you stand out amongst your competition. 

  • With open source, free isn't always a bargain

    Big names like IBM, BEA Systems and Computer Associates have opened up portions of their proprietary product lines as open source alternatives. But does a free label necessarily mean users should snatch it up?