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Chinese software pioneer Red Flag bites the dust

China's best hope for a home-grown computer operating system to compete with global giants like Microsoft lay in tatters after state-backed Red Flag Software was forced to close its doors.

Saturday, 15 February, 2014, 1:16am

Red Hat steps up mainland expansion drive

Linux distributor signs CCB deal

Red Hat, the world's largest distributor of Linux software, is stepping up its expansion in the mainland, aiming to increase the number of open-source application developers and resellers.

31 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Drunken dream comes true for tux travellers

Two fools, one adventure, no idea. That's the slogan as American Doug Campbell (left) and Englishman Heath Buck began their overland journey on Monday from Hong Kong to London - but with a twist - wearing attention-grabbing tuxedos.

In a mix of performance art and road comedy, the pair will trek through Asia and Europe using various modes of transport other than air.

5 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Technology digest

LG.Philips backs new slimline CRT televisions

Hong Kong-based LG.Philips Displays is betting on a svelte new line of picture tubes to create fresh demand for cathode-ray tube (CRT) television and computer monitors.

20 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Novell bullish as Linux gains favour

The company will pursue new development initiatives in China, where the market is growing rapidly

Software company Novell is looking to intensify its marketing efforts in China, buoyed by the steady adoption of Linux and open-source systems by mainland enterprises.

16 May 2006 - 12:00am

Open source just keeps getting better

With each version of Novell's SuSE offering, the Linux operating system gets closer to something ordinary people can use. That may sound harsh, but it is true.

9 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Open source just keeps getting better

With each version of Novell's SuSE offering, the Linux operating system gets closer to something ordinary people can use. That may sound harsh, but it is true.

8 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Linux the solution to installation problem

I cannot install a Windows XP Professional operating system on my SATA RAID (mirror hard drive) without it crashing all the time. Sometimes it offers me the usual crash options of 'last known good configuration', the various choices of safe mode and 'start Windows normally'.

21 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Linux the solution to installation problem

I cannot install a Windows XP Professional operating system on my SATA RAID (mirror hard drive) without it crashing all the time. Sometimes it offers me the usual crash options of 'last known good configuration', the various choices of safe mode and 'start Windows normally'.

20 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

You cannot go wrong keeping the options open

I have heard a lot about open-source, Linux and 'free' software, but I am wary. Is anything really free? I know everybody loves to hate Microsoft but, even though much of its software is flawed (often brought out too soon to grab market share and so on), it usually delivers something that can be used. The firm also has enough money, so I know it will be around for a while.

11 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Linspire helps to ease the agony of no choice

Like death, faxes and temperamental printers, Windows rarely inspires adulation. I think it's OK. Sure, it acts as a magnet for every virus whizzing through cyberspace. And finding files in its domain can feel like searching for UFOs on a cloudy night.

20 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Breathe new life into your old computers

I have a few really old computers, including Macintoshes, and wonder what can be done with them. I hate the idea of throwing them away but I am certain I can never get any money for them, or at least not enough to make it worth the effort of cleaning them up. What can I do with them?

John

Lantau Island

24 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Breathe new life into your old computers

I have a few really old computers, including Macintoshes, and wonder what can be done with them. I hate the idea of throwing them away but I am certain I can never get any money for them, or at least not enough to make it worth the effort of cleaning them up. What can I do with them?

? John Lantau Island

23 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Backtrack on flats

A day after the KCRC announced it would launch five big housing projects next year, the government said the plan does not have its approval. What do you make of this backtrack? Share your views: write to us.

23 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Aircrew association takes off with open-source system

Local corporate deployment of Linux has spread its wings, with the Hong Kong Aircrew Officers Association moving its core information technology system to an open-source computing environment.

14 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

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