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African instant messaging server will be closing down at the end of June, three years after first opening the service.

Solaris vs. Linux: Framework for the Comparison in Large Enterprise Environments

This is not a scientific comparison per se but more of an attempt to formulate the framework for comparison that might be used by future authors. Actually the fact that a particular person is interested in the theme to the extent that he/she wrote such a paper is a strong argument against his/her depth of knowledge in one or both OSes that he/she tries to compare ;-).

Author conclusion is as follows:

"All-in-all Solaris is a powerful, stable, conformant-to-standards OS that can run many open source applications as well as Linux, and some (mainly multithreaded applications) better than Linux. Like in the cases of Red Hat and Suse, the cost of support is extra, but it is more reasonably priced. Security patches are free which makes Solaris similar to Windows."

Turbolinux Advances Linux Market Leadership Position in China ...

Turbolinux Advances Linux Market Leadership Position in China; Leading Linux Distributor Launches Platform across Qingzang Railway System and Deploys Operating Systems for China Mobile Wireless Music Portal

People Behind KDE: Petr Rockai

Today's People Behind KDE interview is with the person who made the Debian package manager for KDE Adept. KDE's man at the Czech Red Hat office also spends his free time distracting his fellow KDE developers with games of Wesnoth and Freeciv.

rPath Hires New Vice President of Product Development; Founding Engineer Elected to Board of Software Conservancy

  •; By Press Release (Posted by grouch on Jun 15, 2006 6:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Software industry veteran joins company as founding engineer is elected to board of Software Freedom Conservancy

JBoss Grows Up

As it solidifies its position as a division of Red Hat, JBoss moves ahead with new projects aimed at broadening its position in the enterprise.

Kde and Distributions: SLAX Interview

To begin with we talk to Tomas Matejicek, the founder and maintainer of SLAX, a LiveCD based from Slackware.

The colonisation of South Africa continues through software

There is a worrying dimension to the uptake of technology in South Africa. As sub-Saharan Africa's wealthiest and most technologically advanced country, South Africa is a good indicator of how Africa is embracing computing and other technologies, says Jarred Cinman, product director at Cambrient.

New mindset, developers drive open source into Christian Science ...

But beyond the tangibles like open source code it was the community that made a convert of [CIO Curtis] Edge. Behind all the open code, it was the forums and flexibility that were the driving forces he believes breeds better developers than those that toil away with proprietary code.

Openlab 4.1 Alpha 1 Screenshot Tour

OSDir has some great shots of the upcoming OpenLab 4.1 in the OpenLab 4.1 Alpha 1 Screenshot Tour.

OpenSUSE releases package manager fix

Most reviewers have found OpenSUSE 10.1 to be a great Linux distribution, except, unfortunately, for its broken package manager. This system update program was another story entirely. Now, though, SUSE has released a patch that makes life a lot easier for SUSE users.

Gplv3 International Conference Details Online

  • LinuxElectrons; By Tommy (Posted by grouch on Jun 15, 2006 2:39 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU
Marking the half-way point of the year-long public consultation process for redrafting Free Software's cornerstone licence, the third international GPLv3 conference will host experts from Europe and from around the world.

Learn foreign languages with open source software

When you are learning a foreign language, you need all the help you can get. Besides applications like jVLT, jMemorize, and StarDict, there are other tools that are not designed specifically for language learning, but they can make the learning process more efficient and fun. All you have to do is to think creatively.

Linux powers remote education system in rural China

Opera reports that a version of its web browser will be used in a line of extremely inexpensive Linux-based set-top boxes that will be marketed directly to individuals in rural areas of China. The boxes will enable the Chinese government to deliver remote education programs to citizens who may not otherwise have access to education, Opera says.

Enterprising Linux

Getting expensive high-end enterprise software for nothing, and how to decide whether it's worth it.

Can Microsoft Remotely Kill Your Windows PC?

After a blogger recently exposed daily communications between Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) and Microsoft servers, Redmond's response was somewhat unsettling. Officials admitted that the validation checker tasked with protecting Microsoft's digital rights has potential uses beyond those previously disclosed.

Open source makes a good donation

Two disparate charities have successfully implemented open source software, saving money and creating happier users in the process. Jane Dudman looks at how open source can give smaller organisations greater control at minimum expense

Linux powers rugged vehicle computer

Parvus will demonstrate a new Linux-ready in-vehicle computer on June 13, at the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Rail Conference in New York City. The DuraCOR 1100 is a rugged, Intel Celeron-based "vehicle logic unit" (VLU) that targets "information-level applications" in road and rail transit vehicles.

Palamida CEO Talks Open-Source Opportunities

Q&A: The maker of code sleuthing technology for open-source applications sees the market growing swiftly as more enterprises adopt open-source technology.

A Firefox in a software hen house

Software companies, big and small, have failed to deliver on the promise to make life easier for users, said the 21-year-old inventor of the Firefox Internet browser during a speech today at the City Club of Cleveland.

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