OpenBSD 3.5 has been officially released, available for purchase on a 3 CD set that includes builds for the i386, vax, amd64, macppc, sparc, and sparc64 platforms. The release is also available for download from an ftp mirror, including additional builds for the alpha, hppa, hp300, mvme68k, mvme88k, mac68k, and cats platforms. For a fine grained breakdown of fixes and new functionality, refer to the official list of changes made since OpenBSD 3.4.
Linux is making huge gains as the platform of choice for developing and deploying enterprise Java applications. Sun has seen more than 1 million downloads of the Linux version of its latest application server release, and all application server vendors uniformly agree that Linux is a fast growing platform.
In accordance with our errata support policy, our final Red Hat Linux distribution, Red Hat Linux 9, has now reached end-of-life for errata maintenance. This means that as of today May 1, 2004 we will not be producing new security, bugfix, or enhancement updates for this product.
Sun Microsystems Inc. may be selling servers running Linux, but that doesn't mean it is cutting back on the evolution of Solaris. Among its plans, the company is considering offering a free, open source version of its flagship operating system, said Jonathan Schwartz, the company's recently appointed president and chief operating officer.
You may not need a pricey portal for your project if you're willing to consider open-source options. Don’t make the mistake of thinking you’ll need a pricey portal for your enterprise or departmental project. The big-ticket suites arguably offer larger feature sets and broader support, but they’re by no means the only deal in town.
In the battle between the free, open-source operating system Linux and proprietary operating systems, IBM Corp. has emerged as Linux’s champion. Now, seeming to take a lesson from its experience with open-source software, the company has decided to make its premier processor architecture, dubbed Power and used as the brains inside many IBM servers and supercomputers as well as Apple Computer Inc.’s Macintosh PCs, into an open-source technology.
South African developers have made headway on a number of open-source projects, including an upgrade to a new version of Linux. Developers in South Africa have installed the firewall component of the next version of a variant of Linux, called Impi 2, in a high-profile installation within the country, as the beta testing cycle for the software gets under way, according to the head of the project, Ross Addis. Addis would not make the installation public for security reasons.
JBoss is best-known as the provider of the JBoss open source application server, and it has also been known for having disagreements with Sun about licensing of Java test suites. But those disagreements were resolved in 2003. InfoWorld Editor at Large Paul Krill met with JBoss CEO and Founder Marc Fleury during the?J2EE 1.4 Kickoff Event? earlier this week in San Francisco to discuss the company and open source issues.
"Carefully done, open-sourcing [Java] could actually promote interoperability by making it easier for disparate groups to align behind one code base," writes Sun's James Gosling, writing in his widely read blog today.
Dell, a long-time member of the Wintel camp, has started taking more steps into Linux, often hand-in-hand with various software partners. Outside of splashier deals with the likes of Red Hat, Oracle, and SAP in North America, Dell' has more quietly started selling SUSE Linux and Red Flag distributions on other continents.