The first official Alpha release of KDE 3.0 was made today. KDE, currently at version 2.2.1, is the premiere desktop for UNIX.
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Sun has recently announced the release of StarOffice 6.0 Beta (see the full story here). At least according to the hype, StarOffice 6.0 should provide an excellent alternative to Microsoft Office, especially for those seeking to switch to Linux-based desktops.
SuSE GmBH will release their latest version of the award winning Linux operating system in Germany on October 13
Dieter pointed this announcement out: “The KDE::Enterprise Initiative was launched today, with the goal of improving, integrating and customizing the K Desktop Environment (KDE), for development and use by enterprises. KDE is the leading desktop for Linux and other Unix systems. ”
If you haven't been paying attention to what Borland has been up to for the last year, this should bring you up to speed with their latest and greatest offering for RAD development on Linux.
With instant messaging (IM) rapidly gaining popularity among internet users, it's use for business purposes is becoming a practical reality. However, with five major protocols vying for the public's attention, choosing one instant messaging application for your business without limiting the amount of customers you are able to communicate with is nearly impossible. Furthermore, having multiple clients for different protocols hogs resources on your workstations, and can cause training headaches for your employees.
Rob Valliere has released an excellent analysis of Linux as a Windows 2000 replacement. The article has a nice list of Linux-equivelents to Windows applications, and a cost analysis.
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