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OpenSUSE 11.1 Vies for Desktop Linux Supremacy

Novell’s OpenSUSE 11.1 has desktop features and an enviable community involvement strategy for tapping community involvement, but still a few rough spots. Can it stand up to Red Hat Fedora and Ubuntu from Canonical?

Citrix: the Virtual Route to Sustainable IT

Sustainable IT departments will have to weather some big changes. One of the largest is the move to virtual servers. What, we asked Citrix, is so green about virtualization?

OpenOffice.org Grows Up

Nine years after Sun Microsystems bought StarOffice, the resulting OpenOffice.org project is ready to roll out its 3.0 release. Enhanced format compatibility and features put it on par with Microsoft Office.

Ubuntu Remains Best Linux Distribution for Desktops

Ubuntu 8.10 still outshines the Linux desktop offerings from Red Hat and Novell, and is the best open-source alternative to Microsoft and Apple operating systems. However, both Red Hat’s Enterprise Linux and Novell’s SUSE distributions are ahead in the server space.

Five Tech Trends to Watch in 2009

Small businesses face tightening IT budgets this year, but here are five technology trends all midmarket companies should be keeping an eye on.

Ruby on Rails and Merb to Merge to Create Rails 3

Ruby on Rails and rival Merb teams have finally decide to get along. Built on the same foundation, Rails and Merb differ just enough to attract avid developer communities that often clashed. However, the desire to build a better solution brings the two together to deliver a gift to Ruby application developers looking for a stronger, more scalable Rails.