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StarOffice Does Boffo Business in Germany

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Mar 19, 2004 3:28 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Sun; Story Type: News Story
Thanks to German software distributor Markement, Sun has sold more than a million copies of StarOffice in Germany.

Forrester: More firms using open source

  • Linux World (Posted by dave on Mar 18, 2004 9:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Lower acquisition costs, lower total cost of ownership and greater flexibility in choosing hardware and software are the top reasons companies are deploying open source software, according to a recent survey.

Using MySQL from PHP, Part 2

Hello again, welcome back to PHP Foundations. In my last column, I introduced some of the basic functions used when accessing a MySQL database from PHP.

Desktop Linux demand on the upswing, Sun says

  • InfoWorld: Operating Systems (Posted by dave on Mar 18, 2004 7:44 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Sun
Sun Microsystems Inc. trumpeted its latest desktop Linux milestone Thursday, declaring that German originalequipment manufacturer (OEM) Markement GmbH had sold over one million units of its StarOffice productivity suite. But Germanyis StarOffice's home market -- the software has been available form its original Hamburg-based developer since 1993 -- andit remains to be seen if Sun can replicate its success elsewhere.

Massachusetts Builds Open - Source Public Trough

  • Information Week (Posted by dave on Mar 18, 2004 6:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Massachusetts' new software repository is designed to let government agencies make more efficient use of open-source software. By Larry Greenemeier.

Zend’s PHP Weekly Summary

  • php architect (Posted by dave on Mar 18, 2004 6:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: PHP
In this week's edition are two fixes for the upcoming PHP5 – the first one is a patch created for those out there working with a 64-bit environment to ensure that PHP will run on these platforms.

Novell management tool going open source

...the company will release YAST under the General Public License (GPL), sources familiar with the plan said.

Linux developer survey examines standards, dev tools, debuggers,

  • LinuxDevices.com (Posted by dave on Mar 18, 2004 3:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Evans Data Corp (EDC) has released the results of its 2004 Linux Developer Survey. Athough not specific to embedded developers, the report includes fascinating observations about Linux developer preferences that likely apply to embedded development as well.

The AMD Athlon 64 FX-53 Cometh!

  • LinuxHardware.org (Posted by dave on Mar 18, 2004 2:45 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Today AMD unveiled their latest Athlon 64 FX processor and we're here to take our first look at AMD's top desktop processor. We want to find out why AMD crowns it king of their processor lines and we'll show you how this new chip fairs against the Athlon 64 3400+ in our favorite 64-bit OS.

Open-Source Insurance Is Arriving

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Mar 18, 2004 1:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
IP insurance isn't new, but Open Source Risk Management's plans to offer open-source indemnification insurance is news.

Re-release of Version 2.1 - Trustix Secure Linux

With such an exciting roadmap now being planned for the future developments in the Trustix range of Secure Linux solutions it was apparent that a separation of the products was essential to establish the Trustix brand across multiple market sectors.

Trustix alert: sysstat

  • Mailing list (Posted by dave on Mar 18, 2004 1:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Trustix
The isag script shipped with sysstat was creating temporary files in the /tmp directory in an insecure way. As TSL does not include the prerequisites for runnining the script, we have removed it from the distribution.

Trustix alert: openssl

  • Mailing list (Posted by dave on Mar 18, 2004 1:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Trustix
Several holes were discovered that could lead to denial of service (DoS) attacks on SSL-enabled services.

Legislation may be needed to fix open source IP issues

Legislative remedies may be needed to address the murky issues over intellectual property that have arisen out of SCO’s lawsuit against IBM, an attorney said during the Open Source Business Conference 2004 event here on Wednesday.

The rise and rise of the Linux desktop

  • Business Times Singapore (subscription) (Posted by dave on Mar 18, 2004 10:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A new power structure could develop as the Linux desktop computer gains momentum, particularly in Asia. More than a cliche, less than a trend - Linux advocates have been preaching the 'Linux will take over the desktop ... eventually' message for a while now.

PHP 5 Release Candidate 1

The PHP development team is proud to announce the release of PHP 5 Release Candidate 1.

Wyse Adds Linux-Based Appliances to Software's Scope

  • eWeek (Posted by dave on Mar 18, 2004 9:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Thin client vendor Wyse Technology Inc. is expanding the capabilities of its Rapport management software to include Linux-based appliances from rival Neoware Systems Inc.

Linux-powered access point bridges Bluetooth, LAN, WAN, GPRS

  • LinuxDevices.com (Posted by dave on Mar 18, 2004 9:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Wrap Multiradio Access Server from Bluegiga Technologies is a Linux-based network bridge that connects bluetooth-enabled devices such as smartphones with GPRS networks and IP networks such as VoIP, corporate intranets, and/or the Internet.

Dell-Oracle alliance pushes Linux in China

Oracle and Dell kicked off a Linux-based alliance in China on Thursday that may spell trouble for Microsoft in the world's No. 2 computer market and also curry favor with Beijing.

Beijing Software Testing Center Joins OSDL

Chinese Government Science and Technology Group to Improve Linux Quality and Testing as it Prepares Chinese Software for Worldwide Markets

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