There are companies out there who will never need to migrate to Linux. The joys and pitfalls of transition will be forever lost to them. That's because they've been using Linux from Day One. Outblaze, an e-mail and messaging provider that handles about five percent of the world's total e-mail traffic, is one such company.
The Open Store, the first brick & mortar retail linux store in the U.S. (that I know of) has opened in Savannah, GA. A story from the Savannah Morning News discusses the opening.
Matthias Ettrich has been interviewed ahead of his talk at FOSDEM. The KDE founder talks about the relationship between the KDE and GNOME communities, the future of LyX and of course Qt 4 & KDE 4.
It seems like we've been talking about the NetWare client for Linux for years. In fact, we have. But the arrival of this beast - now called the Novell Client for Linux - should actually occur within the next few months. Late May, early June seems likely for first shipments.
The trend to Open Source in South America seems to be stronger than it is anywhere else. Almost all governments there seem to be setting an Open Source agenda.
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CGL 2.0 Distribution Complies with Free Standards Group’s LSB Standard for Increasing Interoperability Among Linux Distributions
I have released today version 0.81 of Nvu to fix a major problem with 0.80: the end tag of empty elements was not serialized in HTML 4, breaking a lot of pages. This version also fixes a few minor bugs, including the Help dialog that disappeared in 0.80. If you use 0.80, please do consider an upgrade to 0.81.
The author's title is: Migration Stories. This discussion struck a cord because he cites the general policy of companies that suppress technical personnel from commenting on actual or planned Linux implementations. However, he has the pleasure of contrasting two exceptions that are freely allowed to discuss their company's Linux activities. Quite the opposite from the norm and personal experience. [Subscription required]
Compiere, the #1 Open Source ERP + CRM business application announced Release 2.5.2 and Database Independence. With more then 800,000 downloads and available in over 15 languages, Compiere is used by small/medium enterprises worldwide.
Found this as a link in Groklaw discussing the delay of IBM's request for a summary judgement. Essentially the developers of "enterprise" level applications and customers are ignoring the SCO threats. The atmosphere in Linux World (2005) seems to be very upbeat. Here is the link to the Groklaw story.
Can doing a LAMP installation really be so easy as to require only two steps?
It was a perfect union envisioned years ago. Handheld devices, such as cell phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs), were gaining more processing power and needed an operating system that could support sophisticated functions. Linux has become a highly portable operating system, one able to run on the largest to the smallest microprocessors. Despite the symmetry, the tie has been slow to take shape, and only recently have the two moved closer to one another.
Ottawa-based Googgun Technologies Inc. (GTI) recently introduced the second version of its Trustifier Linux-based security solution. The solution is designed to protect information systems from internal and external attacks on the network.
The success of the Firefox browser is driving takeup of open source applications in Australia and opening the door for widespread Linux adoption on the desktop, according to the newly-elected Linux Australia president, Jon Oxer.
For the past couple of years, I've used the GIMP whenever I've needed to print photos. It's not really designed for that purpose, but I could size and place the photos where I needed them on the page. One drawback was that multiple passes were required to put multiple photos on a page. Now I've found something much more efficient: the GNOME Photo Printer, written by Sebastian "fogman" Vorkõper. It's just the thing for my printing chores.
Most ISPs provide dial-up access through the Point-to-Point Protocol, or PPP. The KDE program that gets you connected to the Internet with a modem is called kppp. On a standard KDE setup, you'll find it under Kicker's big K by choosing the Internet menu, then clicking Internet Dialer. On Mandrake, look under Networking, then Remote Access; and Red Hat has it under Extras and Internet. You can always just start the application with the command kppp & from an X window terminal session or by using your old friend, the <Alt+F2> combo?once again, just type kppp.
There is no shortage of news this week for those of you following the dot, but to top it all off, I'm pleased to announce that the KDE Project has released another beta for the highly-anticipated KDE 3.4. And again, we're asking you to give it a good testing and report all problems you find on bugs.kde.org. A full announcement is available as well the info page listing source and binaries. Your input is valuable to us and will determine the success of this upcoming major release.
James Gosling says that open source businesses are more hype than reality and that the whole debate on open sourcing Java is "very weird".