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Loglogic's Open Source Event Management for Windows Gains Momentum ...

A month after its release at Interop 2006, Project Lasso, a viable open source alternative to Microsoft's more proprietary Windows event collection infrastructure, is experiencing growing support from the global log management and intelligence community, including an official repository on SourceForge and support for EMC Celerra File Servers.

Why Apple snubs its open source geeks

Apple Computer Inc. extended the courtesy of meeting with me one day after my column on the closing of the OS X x86 kernel source code was published online.

To sum up Apple's objections, they felt I had given a year-old story a fresh coat of paint and sensationalized it for an audience that wasn't affected by it. Yet no story is more timely, or more broadly relevant, than this one.

Bill Gates to step down from Microsoft

Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates said Thursday he will transition out of a day-to-day role at the company he co-founded to spend more time on global health and education work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Linux: Window Scaling on the Internet

Mark Lord reported a problem with the upcoming 2.6.17 kernel being unable to access www.everymac.com. He detailed a series of tests that isolated the problem down to a recent changeset titled, "set default max buffers from memory pool size", which goes on to explain, [...]

Jboss Moves Into Systems Management, Delivers Seam 1.0

Open source middleware juggernaut JBoss, now part of Linux distributor Red Hat, is hosting its second annual--and perhaps final--JBoss World customer and partner event in Las Vegas, coinciding with the 10-millionth download of its JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite (JEMS). Having secured its position in the middleware space and been acquired by financially secure Red Hat, now JBoss is pumped to move out from the middle into the systems management space and to establish, through the Seam project, itself as the framework for Web 2.0 applications.

Jitterbit 1.0.2 Released

  • Jitterbit; By Dan (Posted by doxen on Jun 15, 2006 11:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements
This is a bug fix release for the 1.0.x branch. The major fix is transformation compatibility for all Oracle version 8-10 drivers as well as Visual Fox Pro.

Ibm Linux Solution Optimizes Enterprise Data Warehousing

IBM introduced a fully integrated and scalable data warehouse solution for Linux that combines software, server, and storage resources to maximize business intelligence and information management performance for enterprises.

Could Dapper Drake give Ubuntu a last laugh in Linux server space

Thousands of developer hours behind Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) could make it close to impossible for the Ubuntu operating system to grab the third spot in the Linux server market.

Openlab releases version 4.1a

  • Tectonic.co.za; By Richard Frank (Posted by grouch on Jun 15, 2006 10:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU, Linux
OpenLab International has released the latest iteration of its education-cum-general-desktop Linux distribution, OpenLab. Richard Frank asks chief software architect, AJ Venter, what he has been brewing.

Nexvision Introduces World's First IP Video Security Camera Based on TI's DaVinci(TM) Technology

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by grouch on Jun 15, 2006 9:43 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Nexdome(R) Dragonfly from Nexvision Offers Small Form Factor, Plug-and-Play Capability and a Scalable Solution for Global Video Surveillance

Cyber parasites

Help is easy and effective, if paid heed to. Experts advise replacing Internet Explorer with a more secure web browser like Firefox which is geared towards security and comes with a range of useful features missing from Internet Explorer. For example, Firefox will not allow websites to install software (such as spyware) behind your back.

JabberAfrica.org to close down

African instant messaging server JabberAfrica.org 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

  • www.rpath.com; 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.

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