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The chief operating officer of Novell’s Suse Linux group is the latest senior manager set to leave the company. Amnon Harman, COO of the German-headquartered division, is believed to be planning to leave the company this August, according to reports. Novell has refused to confirm or deny his departure
Refusing to annoy the EC, rejection comes as Microsoft squares off in Brussels over a potential 2-million-euro-a-day fine for failing to comply with the terms of a 2004 anti-trust ruling by the Commission on Microsoft's bundling of Media Player with Windows.
In Part 2 of this series, Rob Reilly steps parents, guardians, and "geekparents" through the basic steps of exploring the vast Internet using open source tools. What comes naturally for us may not be so easy for younger kids, so remembering the basics is a good place to start.
Free and open source software can help save the world. That was the point of Seattle's Penguin Day, which brought together nonprofits and FOSS advocates looking to support this other community.
This time it's patents that will ensure the downfall of GNU/Linux and with it, the entire world of open source. But before hanging up your certified geek propeller-hat and retraining as a dental hygienist, you might want to consider the following brief history of Microsoft's use of Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt (FUD) as a weapon against GNU/Linux.
New multi-OS software comes with a hidden bonus. But licensing fixes are needed.
Ubuntu uses only open/free formats, so it doesn't include playback support for formats such as MP3, Windows Media Audio (WMA), and Audio Video Interleave (AVI) that may have some restrictions. If your country has no such restrictions or legal issues with these formats, the Restricted Formats article on the Ubuntu wiki can help you install software that plays such files. Or you can do it they easy way, with EasyUbuntu, a Python script that gives Ubuntu users access to commonly used applications and codecs through a neat graphical user interface (GUI).
Free software is software that anybody can use, copy, modify and redistribute freely without having to ask for authorization from anyone. Some companies think that using the open source label will fool the unsuspecting into believing they're part of the community. Just try redistributing their software and see what happens.
Syscon writes: Ousted Massachusetts CIO Peter Quinn (pictured) simply won't leave the stage, it seems. Months after his controversial tenure in The Commonwealth, which ended in the wake of his controversial effort to place open source on 50,000 desktops throughout state government, Quinn was recently in the news with remarks he made about "sandals and ponytails" at the inaugural Linuxworld Australia event in Sydney.
Peter, I take back anything nice I ever said about you.
Starship Systems plugs into the geek obsession with robots, launching a competition to program the Robosapien V2 with its own Java software development kit for the cute little electronic critter. The best program wins lunch with the father of Java, James Gosling.
The local authority claims its biggest challenge was encouraging its staff to accept alternatives to Microsoft Office, with staff assuming that 'if it's cheap it must be nasty'
Thoggen is a new DVD ripper/backup-tool for Linux that encodes video into the free Ogg Theora format. Unlike its rivals, Thoggen is easy to use, and its built-in support for the Theora codec instead of the patent-restricted MPEG-4 and derivatives makes it worth looking at.
OSDL is soliciting contributions for a fund that will give awards to programmers working on underfinanced projects.
Ruby on Rails is out with a new release of its open source Web framework with a promise: making it even easier to develop AJAX (define)-based, Web 2.0 applications.
The KDE Project Tuesday announced immediate availability of KDE 3.5.2, the second maintenance release for the latest generation of the popular free Linux/Unix desktop. KDE 3.5.2 provides corrections to problems reported using the KDE bug tracking system, the project said, plus several minor enhancements.
March 29, 2006 -- (WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) -- Open Source company JBoss (jboss.com) announced on Wednesday it has introduced two open source projects designed to further strengthen the open source platform JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite. The new technologies JBoss Messaging and JBoss Web Server, expand on the Open Source provider reach into the high-end market.
Have UltraSPARC T1, will discount
Last Sunday, the release candidate 5 of OpenWrt was published. OpenWrt is a Linux distribution for wireless routers.
An interesting thread on the lkml began with a patch to try and move an IOCTL call used to obtain the SCSI ID of a SCSI device from the block layer into the SCSI subsystem.
Amnon Harmon is next of Suse old guard to leave. Others include Linux CTO Geck and co-founder Mantel.
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