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Fujitsu foots the bill for new PostgreSQL database features

Fujitsu this week announced an expanded collaboration with Microsoft on servers for mainframe computing, but the Japanese hardware giant is also investing in open source, paving the way for a handful of new PostgreSQL functions that will benefit all of the open source database's users.

Midwesterners gear up for Ohio Linuxfest

  • LXer; By Dave Whitinger (Posted by dave on Jul 1, 2004 7:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
Remember the days of Linux Expo (Raleigh), Atlanta Linux Showcase, and other great community conferences? This October, the second annual LUG managed Ohio LinuxFest will be held, and it has the markings of a true community event.

Readers skeptical of Microsoft's latest Linux study

Several readers took exception to a newsletter last week, which reported on a new Microsoft-based study that claimed Windows 2003 Server is faster at file-and-print serving than Red Hat Linux. (Do we report on these studies just to stir up reader emotions? You bet!)

Mandrakesoft reaches definitive agreement to acquire Edge-IT

Founded in 2003, by some of the key employees of Open Care, the first European Linux support company, Edge-IT focuses on the delivery of services and support to the corporate market in France. It has 6 employees and counts among its customers, OECD, the world economic organization, Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques, an elite French Political Science School, and Prisma Presse, one of the top press group in France.

Mono Arrives, Brings .Net to Linux

  • eWEEK Linux; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by dave on Jul 1, 2004 5:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
After years of work, Novell Inc. announced Wednesday the availability of Mono 1.0, an open-source development platform based on Microsoft Corp.'s .Net framework.

Stress-testing the Linux kernel

  • IBM developerWorks; By Robert Williamson (Posted by VISITOR on Jul 1, 2004 5:08 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Kernel, IBM; Story Type: News Story
Automating software testing allows you to run the same tests over a period of time, ensuring that you are really comparing apples to apples and oranges to oranges. In this article, Linux Test Project team members share their methodology and rationale, as well as the scripts and tools they use to stress-test the Linux kernel.

Start-up commercialises open source development

  • Linux World (Posted by dave on Jul 1, 2004 4:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: PHP
With a low barrier to entry, high developer popularity, and good software integration, PHP scripting language appealed to Victorian start-up Komodo for its development of a commercial, enterprise-grade content management system.

Free Software in Eastern Europe

  •; By Paul Tatham (Posted by ptatham on Jul 1, 2004 4:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Why isn't Free Software seeing more rapid growth in Eastern Europe? One might think that Eastern Europe would be fertile ground for Linux and Free Software. Conventional wisdom suggests that in areas where populations are well-educated but have fewer economic resources, Linux would be an attractive option. One would think that better, more reliable code and lower costs would result in wide adoption; but this is not enough, and Free Software faces an uphill struggle in these regions.

A parent's guide to Linux Web filtering

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Jul 1, 2004 4:33 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU; Story Type: News Story
Having converted quite a few people to the world of GNU/Linux, I am often asked by parents, "Can I set up parental Web filters for my children using Linux?" The answer is yes, and here's how.

Microsoft:"Drug-Dealing Methods"

Interview with Sérgio Amadeu da Silveira, the Brazilian government member Microsoft wanted to sue.

Linux fights crime in Mississippi

  • Search Enterprise Linux; By Michael S. Mimoso (Posted by dave on Jun 30, 2004 11:02 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The state of Mississippi today put Linux at the heart of its crime-fighting initiatives. A Linux-based mobile system that links local authorities and agencies to public safety information rolled out today in three counties. The Mississippi Automated System Project enables police officers, for example, to have access to mug shots and arrest warrants from their vehicles.

Microsoft steps closer to open source with CE 5.0

With Microsoft's new Windows CE 5.0 operating system, all licensees will be able to ship products commercially built from their modifications of the operating system's shared source code, Microsoft Corp. announced at this week's Microsoft Windows Embedded Developers' Conference (DevCon) 2004.

Microsoft : Europe is Key Linux Battleground

Microsoft has dismissed high-profile European government defections to Linux, such as the city of Munich, but admitted Europe will be a key battleground in the ongoing Windows versus Linux war. Speaking to at the Tech Ed 2004 conference in Amsterdam this week, Microsoft's European general manager Philippe Dumont said there are cultural reasons for some governments wanting to limit dependency on US-based multinationals.

Java Creator Weighs in On Open - Source Debate

  • CRN (Posted by dave on Jun 30, 2004 7:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Sun
As Java industry leaders prepare to debate at JavaOne 2004 whether Java's stewardship might be better in the open-source community than with Sun Microsystems, the technology's creator James Gosling weighed in on why he thinks open-sourcing Java remains a tricky issue.

Apple updates Rendezvous for Windows, Linux

  • CNET (Posted by dave on Jun 30, 2004 6:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Apple Computer has published updated source code to its Rendezvous network-configuration technology for use in Windows, Linux, Unix and Java applications.

Sun, IBM Should Quit Open-Source Posturing

  • eWEEK Linux; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by dave on Jun 30, 2004 6:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM, Sun
Sun has brought the debate over who is "more open source" down to the playground level, and both companies could do better at it.

Peoplesoft Tools Package Leverages Linux

  • Linux World (Posted by dave on Jun 30, 2004 6:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
PeopleSoft's newly available PeopleSoft EnterpriseOne Tools 8.93 now supports the Linux operating system and BEA WebLogic infrastructure, to increase productivity, reduce installation times, and increase customer choice.

Linux Media Arts Announces L-Server HD System

  • Digital Post Production (Press Release) (Posted by dave on Jun 30, 2004 6:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Linux Media Arts, Inc. (LMA) has announced that the L-SERVER, the first 64-bit Linux DDR is now available as a turnkey Digital Disk Recording system for a list price of $8,995.00. This is a groundbreaking price and the first time HD DDR's have been priced well under the typical $30,000 mark for similar systems.

Looking for Indemnification While Linux Sales Double

  • Linux DevCenter; By Tom Adelstein (Posted by dave on Jun 30, 2004 4:58 PM EDT)
  • Groups: SCO; Story Type: News Story
Little doubt exists; a legal cloud hangs over Linux from infringement claims of the SCO Group, Inc. In spite of that cloud, Linux server sales grew 56.9 percent in the first quarter of the year. Linux sales in 2004 follows six consecutive quarters of double-digit growth for the free operating system during unprecedented legal attacks from SCO over the same period.

OSDL Creates New College and University Affiliate Program

The new program is designed to attract affiliates among colleges and universities interested in Linux research and deployment. The first institutions joining OSDL under the new program are Marist College, Oregon State University, Stanford University, Tokyo University of Technology and Waseda University in Japan.

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