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Can mainstream companies use open source methods to develop their own software? Lynne Ellyn, CIO of DTE Energy, is finding out.
[Gee, I didn't know the Open Source Initiative had changed its name. I just hope they didn't fuse the FSF and OSI! Don't you just love it when the honchos think they know what they're talking about? - dcparris]
The term 'Computer Crime' sounds very hi-tech and when heard of we usually imagine extravagant laboratories,super computers and brilliant minds in front of them. But the biggest criminals of computer crimes are the people doing the lowest level of work with computers and that is because computer software are the most valuable and vulnerable parts of the system. The unauthorized use of computer software for the commercial or personal gain is commonly known as 'Software Piracy'. What makes software piracy this huge is the way to execute it being so easy, simple and virtually harmless. People think nothing of making extra copies for sharing with friends, co-workers and others. In many third world countries people are not even aware that what they are doing is something illegal.
[Definitely an interesting perspective on so-called 'piracy' - dcparris]
Birmingham City Council has defended its year-long trial of desktop Linux, claiming it to be a success, despite an independent report showing it would have been cheaper to install Windows XP.
[Aha! We knew there was more to this than met the eye! - dcparris]
Support from Software Partners Along with Training and Technical Services Promotion Will Help More Customers Take Advantage of Advanced Workgroup and Networking Services on SUSE Linux Enterprise
THE MAKER of printer ink and creator of spy scandals, HP has announced that it has just flogged its 100,000th Linux based server in Blighty.
[We interrupt your daily dose of the Microsoft-Novell fiasco to bring you this juicy tidbit from the Oracle-Red Hat saga - dcparris]
Oracle's bombshell plan to offer full support for Red Hat Inc.'s Linux distribution at half the price sent shock waves through the IT industry.
The second beta release of Pardus Linux 2007 is out. Code named "Sait Faik" after the great Turkish short story writer Sait Faik Abasıyanık, Pardus Linux 2007 comes with the following new features: multilingual installer supporting Turkish, English, German and Dutch; smaller packages and faster updates thanks to the improvements to the Pardus package manager PiSi; intuitive graphical interface of PiSi which makes software installation and updates much easier; fast start-up thanks the new init system developed using the Pardus configuration framework ÇOMAR. The new release also includes a new Tulliana icon set..
In the war between Microsoft and those that support Linux, there have been many phases. Most of this war, like most wars, has been concealed by the “fog of war” and propaganda from both camps. Initially, both sides seemed more interested in positioning than in true discourse, and if Microsoft used undue pressure (often positioned as FUD), the Open Source community seemed willing to use outright physical attacks against Microsoft platforms to make their point.
[Hey, everyone needs some comic relief now and then. - dcparris]
TOKYO — Turbolinux, Inc., a major Linux operating system supplier in Japan, said it will offer a Linux booting device in an iPod-sized media player as a way to promote Linux among consumers.
Damn Small Linux 3.1 has been released: Converted 54 Lua and Lua/Fltk programs to Lua 5.1.1 Fltk 1.1 via MurgaLua interface; Updated SQLite to 3.3.6; made Unionfs the default boot; improved mount tool for 'after boot' pen drive support; updated hard drive install for consistent fstab; New boot option 'dosswapfile' to auto-scan or specify DOS swap file; new boot option 'fuse' to load upon boot the FUSE file system; improved Antiword fonts; added right click to MyDSL Icon for easy UCItool access; changed color escape codes to echo commands; made mydsl boot option consistent with restore boot option; new theme..
We are excited to announce the release of Ubuntu CE v2.0. Improvements have been made all around, such as faster system boot up times, faster GNOME start up times, improvements to the user interface, a shiny new optimized kernel, GNOME 2.16 and much more.
Novell Inc has abandoned the Hula open source collaboration server project it started in February 2005, saying that it could not justify its investment in the project.
PolyServe Software Solutions Receive Certification for Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Check this tutorial on Sergeant, an OpenSource monitoring software that provides real-time alerts and generates detailed graphs for various events related to network hardware and application servers
So what if Novell had not sold out? If we consider that the Novell executives are not the donkeys some would like to see in order to give way to their own arguments, the scenario of the « Novell's Cunning Plan ™ » comes to mind. What this means is that Novell may perhaps have defined a strategy that would trap Microsoft and let Novell grow its market share of Linux and other software.
Eugene Teo has reported a vulnerability in the Linux Kernel, which potentially can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.
Gmail works well for me. I use it almost exclusively, even forwarding emails sent to my other addresses to my Google mail account. I like its labeling function and the tightly integrated chat feature that saves each conversation in the mail archives. But recently, I discovered a few Greasemonkey scripts that make Gmail even better.
General Manager for Global Strategic Alliances Will Manage Company-wide Implementation of Microsoft Agreement
3DLabs is sampling a unique mobile applications processor supported initially under Linux 2.6. The DMS-02 combines a pair of ARM9-EJ cores with 24 FPUs (floating-point units). It targets portable digital entertainment, portable navigation, video conferencing, automotive infotainment, video surveillance, and high-end mobile handsets.
You may have noticed that I don't cover news about the never-ending SCO vs. IBM, Linux, Novell, et al much anymore. There's a reason for that: SCO doesn't matter anymore.
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