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Novell Inc's newly appointed CEO Ron Hovsepian has said he expects the Linux and identity-management software vendor to be able to execute its strategy quicker now that he is at the helm.
Government requires future desktop PCs to be compatible with Linux, but is not pushing for the open-source operating system to be installed.
As organizations bring more and more open source software into their IT environments, they are beginning to realize the need for more control. Decisions about whether or not to incorporate open source into their operations involve complex issues that go beyond the technology. Open source expert Maria Winslow outlines what companies need to properly implement and take advantage of open source.
O regon can take a couple of small lessons from the recent announcement that Compiere, an open-source software company, would leave Portland to join its latest investor in California.
Not hard, really
The Eclipse Foundation is stepping up its developer challenge to Microsoft with a coordinated tools release calculated to attract vendors and IT shops targeting the delayed Windows Vista.â€¦
Lately, I have been asking myself one question over and again: Is this the end of Microsoft? This burning question came to pass after speaking with a couple different corporate executives. I can safely say the overall consensus is that Windows Vista is too little, too late.
[The author needs to clarify why he thinks more than two versions of Windows is a bad thing, especially in light of the multitude of "versions" of GNU/Linux available - mostly geared toward different demographic groups. - dcparris]
Furthers commitment to mobile open source development as an Eclipse foundation board member and strategic developer
In another event in the series of meetings leading to the KDE 4.0 release, the developers of the core libraries will meet in the Norwegian woods (this bird has flown) from July 1st to July 7th.
Welcome to this year's 26th issue of DistroWatch Weekly! This week's issue features a first look review of Xandros Desktop 4, a new version of the commercial desktop distribution released last week. Is it worth the asking price? As always, it depends... In the news section we'll take a brief look at DrakLive, a script responsible for creating all recent builds of Mandriva One, highlight what looks like growing dissatisfaction with the state of affairs among Gentoo developers, and direct your attention to a couple of interesting links - a Creative Commons & Fedora Project competition and a desktop NetBSD guide. Finally, good news for the fans of Ruby on Rails - a new PCLinuxOS-based live CD features a complete and pre-configured Ruby on Rails development environment for the coders of databased-backed web applications. Happy reading!
SLED 10 offers unmatched ease-of-use, polish, and hardware support
In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Support for the Encapsulated PostScript format in KViewShell. Important progress in Strigi desktop search. The beginnings of LastFM support for Amarok, whilst the experimental interface layout is reverted - for the time being, at least. Import into KDE SVN of the "GMail-style conversation view for KMail" project, with breakthrough progress in the "OSCAR (AIM) File Transfer" project, both for the Summer Of Code. Ingredient substitution functionality in KRecipes.
On June 5-7th the Korean version of the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo series opened its doors for the first time in Seoul. The visitors could learn about various Asian distributions which use KDE including Haansoft.
The future of US government IT systems will include a big focus on converting old data into electronic form, two federal government IT leaders say.
There’s no shortage of smart, employable IT workers. There is a shortage of flexible employers who are willing to hire people who don’t match an exact, niche profile or have a very specific skill or type of experience.
They’ll never get noticed, because the candidate-screening software has already chucked them into the waste bin. The software doesn’t know, of course, that someone with good Windows administration skills can learn Linux skills to become the new Linux administrator who’s desperately needed.
For the diligent, 'free' really does mean free
[Ok, so it's not directly about FOSS, but it deals with both senses of "free". -- grouch]
Tux's less famous sister answers even your silliest questions on Linux and open source software.
If you grind away in Microsoft Office for a living, the idea of a spreadsheet, word processor, photo editor or calendar that exists only as code on a Web page might seem ridiculous.
The Camino Project has launched the latest version of their Camino browser now in version 1.0.2. This browser uses the same rendering engine used by Mozilla Firefox and is available exclusively for the Mac OS platform.
Software outfit Novell has shuffled its senior management pack after the Board of Directors ousted CEO Jack Messman and CFO Joseph Tibbetts. Ron Hovsepian has stepped into the CEO hot seat with Dana Russell, previously VP of finance and corporate controller taking on the role of interim CFO.
Delivers Improved Hardware And Crypto Interface Support For Security OEMs
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