Jason Compton

6 articles

The Battle for Desktop Dominance

The recently launched KDE League could evolve into a marketing body that takes the open source K Desktop Environment beyond the relatively narrow constraints...

There’s an open source license that’s right for everybody

There are literally dozens of open source licenses, and new combinations and permutations of terms and conditions seem to emerge with every new open...

Playing together nicely: Windows and Linux

Linux and Microsoft Windows may be light-years apart in their design philosophies, but that doesn't mean Windows software can't play nice on a Linux...

GNOME vs. KDE in open source desktops

A plain, unadulterated X terminal can be a pretty harsh experience for just about anyone. For open source users, the situation has improved dramatically...

Beowulf: Supercomputers for the Masses

"Beowulf is just starting. We haven't yet seen what we can get out of it."The PC revolution put a computer on everyone's desk. Now,...

Is Linux the Embedded Operating System of the Future?

"If our competitors are smart, they'll pick up our modifications " Need an embedded operating system? Get a long notepad and a pot of...

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