Nice review. I'd also recommend you guys to look at TwistPad -- I love this editor. The most Visual Studio-like environment from what I tried.
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I think you're begging the question here by deliberately selecting a minor app like Keypass as your example. We were talking about enterprise apps rather than desktop weren't we?-40hz (December 25, 2008, 02:21 PM)
And it's also instructive to remember that many large and successful corporations (Microsoft included) started out as very small businesses.-40hz (December 25, 2008, 02:21 PM)
I'm reading the headline as saying nothing more than this:
Based on a survey, 17 out of 20 companies that responded stated that they are currently using open source software; and furthermore, those respondents who aren't currently using open source software have stated that they are planning to do so in the upcoming year.
I don't see anything that begs for belief there. Nor do I see much reason to be overly skeptical of Gartner's survey. Although Gartner's trend predictions have sometimes proven wrong, they are not in the habit of making up numbers, or fudging survey results.
Again, I'm not exactly sure about what you're getting at. Can you give me an example of how it might "read a little bit different, than you might think"?-40hz (December 25, 2008, 12:12 PM)
So... what trends regarding open source are you seeing with your clients?-40hz (December 25, 2008, 12:12 PM)
The details are available. Unfortunately, the cited survey was conducted by Gartner Group, so it will cost you some serious money to read them.
Thanks for Netcraft stats, but it has nothing to do with this survey.-wasker (December 24, 2008, 06:18 PM)
Out of curiosity, how would you know, unless you have a spare $1295 lying around? (see above)
Still, I have to disagree. Web is at the heart of much of what is considered "enterprise." And Apache deployment is steadily growing.
(Although, it's funny that Microsoft's stacks is in comparable numbers with FOSS' -- check the numbers like 5 or 10 years ago).-wasker (December 24, 2008, 06:18 PM)
I'm not sure what you're saying here...but OK.
Don't get me wrong. I'm not a cheerleader for open source. FOSS will ultimately stand or sink on its technical and economic merits - not its philosophy or good intentions. But I hardly think it's unreasonable to believe that just about every company will be using some open source app in the near future. I can't think of a single company or client that I'm dealing with that hasn't deployed at least one piece of FOSS/OSS software in the last two years. I find that interesting, since four years ago, only one of them had.
According to research firm Gartner, open source software is present in 85% of enterprises and the remainder expect to deploy it in the next year.
And it's suggested to have at least 2 gigs of mem if not 6 or 8.-cmpm (November 30, 2007, 11:52 AM)
With the advent of Windows vista, microsoft is pushing users and developers to move from the age old idea of storing settings in the program's program files folder-Josh (August 01, 2007, 09:39 AM)
Small tool which disables the default threats of a Windows XP installation. Besides disabling Windows and some of its components to communicate with Microsoft servers, xpy improves privacy settings and your systems security.
Disable Windows calling home
Disable questionable services
Disarm Internet Explorer
Disarm Windows Media Player
Remove Windows Messenger
Improve privacy and security
Improve performance-Curt (June 23, 2007, 03:20 AM)
Major Word Processor: StarOffice/OpenOffice, because of its universal file format in ODF, it's roadmap, and the fact that it is Open source.
In the end, despite its "open" moniker, the Microsoft MS-OOXML format remains strictly proprietary, as Microsoft refuses to disclose the difference between its published file specification and its actual one to other vendors and developers.
Below is what a 6039-page spec looks like, and ask yourself if anyone other than Microsoft will ever be able to fully and correctly implement the specification.
MrCrispy I beg to differ. The problem with the ribbon is that it wasn't researched using Microsoft users, only a few Microsoft Office developers.-zridling (April 23, 2007, 01:57 AM)