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Despite the proliferation of LinuxWorld and other commercial open source shows, several regional Linux organizations continue to hold their own conferences and expos. Jacqueline Emigh highlights one such conference, the popular and growing SCALE 5X show in Los Angeles.
[I will be going to report on the event for LXer. - Scott]
Let me start by saying, if you happen to think that all open source software is created equal, you are very, very wrong.
It's threatening to sue Linux users, which are in all likelihood its own customers as well.
[Well, this is certainly an interesting point. My attitude towards a vendor threatening me like this would be ambivalent, at best. What about you? - Don]
Shopzilla Turns to ONStor and 3PAR to Handle Storage and Performance Demands Driven by Holiday Shopping Volumes
Dual-boot guaranteed, apparentlyWant to run Linux on the PlayStation 3 but can't be bothered with the hassle of installing it? Then head over to online auction site eBay where one of Sony's next-generation consoles is on offer pre-loaded with Fedora Core 5 Linux.â€¦
Red Hat's new RHEL 5 Beta 2 release includes some 1,200 new components. Among the highlights are security enhancements through SE Linux, single-node Global File System for simplified clustering, and virtualization, which "overwhelms all other features," says Red Hat Marketing Manager Nick Carr.
The Central University of Technology has opened up South Africa's fourth "fabrication laboratory" or FabLab. One of only 11 such programmes worldwide, it involves the Massachusetts Institute of Technolgy (MIT) and the Department of Science and Technology.
If Microsoft is seeking for a courtroom collision with the world of free software, it may be disappointed. Novell's decision to accept $348m from Redmond in return for a patent agreement covering its SuSE Linux distribution won't be seen on CourtTV anytime soon, we learn. Instead it's adopting the stealthier strategy of changing the licensing terms under which Novell, which uses the community's code, receives the materials for its commercial product.
At the JBoss Berlin show, JBoss and Red Hat officials throw down the gauntlet against all haters.
And sets alarm bells ringing in open source communityMicrosoft CEO Steve Ballmer has said that every user of the open source Linux system could owe his company money for using its intellectual property. The statement will confirm the worst fears of the open source community.
SC06, "the premier international conference on high performance computing, networking and storage," was held last week in Tampa, Florida. I took my video camera with me so that I could give you a little feeling of what the show was like, and even grabbed a couple of shots of the "by invitation only" Beowulf Users Group party that was held at a bar a few blocks away from the Tampa Convention Center.
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — MontaVista Software Inc. last week announced the beta release of an integrated development environment (IDE), code-named Project Tsuki, that promises full compatibility with the Eclipse framework. It supports the MontaVista Linux operating system with new analysis features aimed at simplifying embedded Linux development.
Leading Broadband Telephony Provider Lowers Database Total Cost of Ownership; EnterpriseDB's Ability to Run Oracle Applications Key Factor in Decision
Database costs can be lowered by as much as 50 per cent by introducing open source technology, according to new data from Forrester Research.
Last week I wrote about the sorry state of IT funding in Massachusetts, so to even out the picture, I'm writing this time about the happy fact that ODF funding is unaffected, and that I've been told that all is proceeding on schedule. I also have a second reason for spreading the news, which comes from the other side of the globe.
Will Also Announce The Successful Completion Of A Major New Internet Publishing Project For A Global Firm
Red Hat today delivered more on the vision of Open Source Architecture, by announcing plans to combine a virtualized operating system and a full set of building blocks for building service-oriented solutions to provide a flexible, low-cost foundation for enterprise computing. Red Hat believes that virtualization and SOA are technology strategies that companies should adopt to realize long-term cost savings while increasing productivity and performance.
Multiple domain web hosting provider CirtexHosting has enhanced the developer tools available through its hosting packages and included options which will allow its servers to “record, convert and stream digital audio and video,” the company announced today. The enhancements have been added to all CirtexHosting servers and are available to customers at no additional charge.
Although its name sounds like that of a bacterium, Coccinella is a nice cross-platform open source Jabber client. While Jabber, and IM clients in general, are a dime a dozen, Coccinella sports a few nifty features that make it worth considering.
The South African competition commission has recommended that the acquisition of information technology services company Business Connexion (BCX) by fixed-line operator Telkom be prohibited.
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