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Everywhere you turn, there's a new open source application or another company adding open source capabilities to existing lines of applications. Guess what? Storage is going open source, too. This CW article points out that open source storage is growing at a pretty good clip. Organizations are turning to open source storage in an effort to cut costs and improve storage usability.
Whether you're a scientist, graphic artist, musician or movie executive, you can benefit from the speed and price of today's high-performance Beowulf clusters.
The important question we must ask is this: Who owns the hardware, and what rights should these owners of tangible property expect to be protected in the law.
Many Web users have turned to Mozilla's Firefox Web browser for its stripped-down, streamlined operation (and because it's less of a target than Microsoft Internet Explorer). One of the benefits is a huge aftermarket for add-ons that extend the open-source browser's feature set.
KeyBank is an example that Linux proponents wish there were more of. The Cleveland-based bank is in the midst of a multiyear upgrade to Linux and expects the open-source operating system to be running on almost 15 percent of its servers, many with mission-critical applications, by 2008.
Mozilla Corp. on Thursday gave users a first look at the next version of its Thunderbird e-mail client by releasing an alpha of v. 2.0.
EBay Inc. on Tuesday began providing open source code for some of its search and access applications to expand its external developer community. The software will be available under a new program called Community Codebase, which was announced at the eBay Developers Conference in San Jose, California, on Tuesday.
Chinese Linux distributor Co-Create says it signed a multi-million dollar deal July 25 to use Alacos Desktop Migration Agent -- an automated Windows-to-Linux desktop and user migration suite -- to move 50,000 desktop users from Windows to Co-Create Linux in China and other parts of Asia.
The "portable" version of Firefox 22.214.171.124 is now released, developer John Haller reports. "Portable Firefox" is the Mozilla Firefox web browser integrated with a "launcher" that makes it a fully portable app, enabling users to take their bookmarks, extensions, and saved passwords with them to whatever computer they're working on.
Report of highly critical vulnerabilities.
The Fedora Legacy Group finally ends support for Red Hat 9 and Fedora Core 2, as well as the earlier versions of both popular Linux lines.
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Google is scheduled to announce hosting for open source projects on Google Code today during Greg Stein's talk at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON).
Why pick one distro instead of another? One reason is security. Not the security of the code itself, but how fast security patches get applied and published.
Therefore, all other things being equal, security managers would prefer a Linux distribution with a record of speedy publication of fixes for security issues.
Another vendor reaching a significant milestone in Q2 was second-placed, and second-fastest growing, Motorola, its position achieved primarily from shipments of more than a million Linux-based smart phones in China in the quarter.
Google believes that open source is one of the strongest ways to preserve industry competition, and its goal is to help this industry remain healthy and keep injecting fresh blood into it, said Chris DiBona, Google's open source program manager, in a presentation at the annual O'Reilly Open Source Conference here July 26.
[ Wonder what they would think of an open source search engine - hkwint]
Motorola will abandon the proprietary "P2K" OS used in the Razr and other currently or soon-to-be shipping models, such as the Rizr, Krazr, and RazrMaxx. Additionally, the world's number-two handset vendor will transition future feature-phones to Linux, starting with a Scpl ("scalpel") model due in October, according to a PC Magazine article.
Scalix has taken the open-source plunge and will contribute parts of the source code for its messaging infrastructure platform to the community.
Adobe developer Mike Melanson has been tracking the development progress of Flash Player 9 for Linux users. A recent post on his Penguin.SWF blog listed the APIs being used in this version of the software.
[ Though no big fan of Flash, I would be glad to see Flash 9 on Linux, because a lot of sites don't work at the moment since they require Flash 8 - hkwint]
The latest draft revision of the GPL 3 open-source license is out, but Linux creator Linus Torvalds doesn't see any new reasons to use it for Linux. (Linux-Watch)
Has Redmond finally accepted that open source should be embraced, or are the company's recent partnerships with community-developed software providers simply another way to crack the competition?
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