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Turbocash looks to Linux for expansion

With nearly 30 000 users and ranking among the top one percent of Sourceforge projects, open source accounting software Turbocash has made its mark in the Windows SME arena. Now developer Philip Copeman is looking to re-engineer a Linux version to expand its market further.

People Behind KDE: András Mantia

  • KDE Dot News; By KDE contributer (Posted by ralph on Dec 7, 2005 10:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: KDE
KDE has started a series of interviews highlighting their developers. This one is about András Mantia, a developer from Romania. You can read about him or quickly go to other interviews in the series.

Microsoft vows to fight South Korean antitrust ruling

Give me bundling or give me death

Mozilla Thunderbird gets Firefox-style tabs

  • ZDNet Australia; By Renai LeMay (Posted by VISITOR on Dec 7, 2005 10:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
A developer has added tabbed browsing of e-mail messages to Mozilla's Thunderbird e-mail client, mimicking one of the most popular features of the Firefox and Opera Web browsers.

Redhat offers support for three tiers of open-source software

RedHat Inc. announced that it will certify and support a catalogue of open source software on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), grouped into three tiers called the web application stack, Java web application stack and enterprise Java stack.

City of Cape Town to be a 'leader in OSS'

  • Tectonic; By Alastair Otter (Posted by VISITOR on Dec 7, 2005 9:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The City of Cape Town is positioning itself as a leader in free and open source software and has plans to extend its current OSS network to as many as 1500 OSS desktops across the city.

Rhapsody now works with Linux and Mac

RealNetworks's new Rhapsody Web-based streaming music service is now available for Linux and Macintosh users. Seemingly, users of just about any old version of Linux can use the service – all they need to do is download the plug-in necessary to stream the music data.

Western Cape businesses embrace open source

SMMEs in the Western Cape are grabbing onto the opportunities offered by free and open source software, according to a new survey of IT companies operating in the region. Lack of awareness and skills, however, still dog the industry.

The Chicken, the Egg and the Linux Desktop

  • eWEEK Linux; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by tadelste on Dec 7, 2005 7:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
Opinion:Here are some reasons why the Linux desktop has been so slow in coming: good, bad and interesting.

IBM information management

  • Reg Developer; By Phil Howard, Bloor Research (Posted by tadelste on Dec 7, 2005 6:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
This is the third of my articles derived from IBM’s Software Group analyst conference, in this case focused on the Information Management part of the IBM software portfolio, which is my main interest.

Linux desktop architects team up on Portland Project

Architects from two dozen desktop-oriented Linux projects converged in Portland, Ore. last weekend to collaborate on creating the best possible Linux desktop. To that end, the group launched the Portland Project, which aims to provide a common set of standards that allow applications to easily integrate with the Linux desktop.

City of Cape Town to be a 'leader in OSS'

The City of Cape Town is positioning itself as a leader in free and open source software and has plans to extend its current OSS network to as many as 1500 OSS desktops across the city. This according to the City of Cape Town's Nirvesh Sooful who told delegates at the Cape FOSS Seminar yesterday that they were looking at rolling out open source machines in the libraries and clinics in the city.

CCIA Calls on ECMA to Reject MS's Proposal

  • Groklaw; By Pamela Jones (Posted by bstadil on Dec 7, 2005 5:02 PM EDT)
The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) has just sent Ecma International a letter calling upon the international standards group to reject "Microsoft's proposal for what it calls an open standard for office productivity applications."

"Far from fostering competition Microsoft's proposal seems destined to assure that only Microsoft will produce software that can interoperate fully with its products."

Novacoast Announces Rapid Deployment of Open Source Voice over IP

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Dec 7, 2005 4:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Novacoast Teams With SUSE Linux in Deployment of Asterisk Open Source PBX

Essential Housekeeping in Ubuntu

  • All about Linux; By Ravi (Posted by VISITOR on Dec 7, 2005 3:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
Making your Ubuntu distribution support various closed source formats is a necessity to gain a fuller experience. Here is an article which explains how this person accomplished this.

Firefox Usage Continues to Grow

The release of Firefox 1.5 has helped Mozilla gain additional traction against IE, according to details of a survey released on Wednesday by Web statistics firm NetApplications.com. The market share of the alternative browser reached 8.84 percent in November, up over one percentage point since September.

The findings suggest that Mozilla could still be on track -- although a bit later than hoped -- to attain a 10 percent market share by the end of 2005.

Mastering Ajax Websites

Ajax, which consists of HTML, JavaScript™ technology, DHTML, and DOM, is an approach that helps you transform clunky Web interfaces into interactive Ajax applications. The author, an Ajax expert, demonstrates how these technologies work together. This is a good starting point to Understanding Ajax, a productive approach to building Web sites.

Siemens to join OSDL

The electronics company plans to help drive open source.

CMS Direct Minimizes the Elapsed Time of Its Predictive Analysis Application With the Selection of Syncsort's DMExpress

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Dec 7, 2005 11:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
ETL Software Dramatically Cuts Processing Time by 60%

Final Weeks of Realm $50,000 BlackDog(TM) Skills Contest

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Dec 7, 2005 11:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Winners to be Announced at Open Source Business Conference

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