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  • Torvalds, OS experts: What it takes to make a career in open source

    What are the traits needed for a career in open source software development? The answers given by Linus Torvalds and other open source experts may surprise you. 

  • See you on the dark side... of the server room

    Even if IT managers aren't pulling all-nighters to work on their systems, their dream journals show that they can't get away, mentally, from the computer. Here they recount their dreams of electric sleep. 

  • Hurricanes' effects still plague Florida IT shop

    It's a tale of IT over nature in the hurricane battered state of Florida, as the Burlock Group attempts to overcome the effects of the devastating weather with a strong showing from file and applications software running on Linux. 

  • Rise of the superplatform: Overkill or just what the user ordered?

    The past three years have seen the rise of a superpower in the middleware space: Java superplatforms. Like a modern day Soviet Union and United States -- but rooted in technology -- two sides have formed that offer users distinct differences and bene... 

  • 2005 outlook: Desktops to see Linux, search war and more spyware

    TechTarget group publisher Paul Gillin offers up his annual predictions for the year ahead, and forecasts a pay hike for IT pros, a potential new owner for Apple and the rise of Linux, spyware and searching on the desktop. 

  • 2004: The year of the penguin

    If you're a Linux supporter, this was the year to be here. It seemed like just about every month a new piece of software became available to the open source community or some report explained the benefits of open source. tak... 

  • All IT wants for Christmas is...

    IT pro Jeff Costa hopes to find something naughty and nice in his Christmas stocking this year. On his wish list is a virus that creates less hype on earth. It would, he said, "strip away all the bull from e-mail messages -- value-added, leading-edge... 

  • Netline/Novell collaboration provides Open-Xchange of Linux ideas

    A collaborative effort between German vendor Netline and Linux-friendly Novell may have the pull necessary to dislodge users from the fading Microsoft NT and into the world of Linux. 

  • Gartner: Big Blue tops Linux market

    A new Gartner vendor survey has Big Blue seeing green with news that IBM is atop the Linux-server space, while competitors like Sun and HP have slipped. 

  • Survey: Linux gets hot, Unix gets cold, and Microsoft stalls

    An independent survey touting the rise of Linux in the ERP space had Big Blue beaming last week, as it rushed the report to the media. Why so eager? The author of the report claimed the growth of Microsoft Windows Server has reached its end.