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Microsoft said it plans to sponsor an open-source project to create software that will convert Office documents to OpenDocument, a rival format gaining ground, particularly among governments.
[ Finally! Thanks Massachusetts, Belgium, Denmark and probably the EC also, and congratulations to all ODF supporters Apparently, there is 'demand', although Microsoft claimed not. Now, the way is open to a switch to ODF for all MS users, after which it will be easy to save costs by switching to OOo! - hkwint]
The fond dream of computer users everywhere is to plug in their computers and watch as networking automagically sets itself up. Computers are connected and give themselves IP addresses. Network resources are available without having to lift a finger: wireless devices, printers, local Web sites, image galleries, music collections, the boss's greatest inspirational speeches collection, the rude body noise collection — anything that is network-able. Apple users have long been able to do this with Bonjour (formerly Rendezvous). No messy hassles with DHCP, DNS, smbclient, or NIS; no horrid kludges to enable interoperability with cliquish platforms like Windows that hate to share with non-Windows systems.
This review of the latest version of Opera (ver 9.0) explores the features of this web browser with a small foot print and throws light on how one could really improve ones over all net experience using this nifty web browser.
PUTRAJAYA: There appears to be a gap in the university curriculum for information and communications technology. ICT degree holders make up a large segment of unemployed graduates, but after they complete professional ICT courses under the Human Resources Ministry’s Graduates Retraining Scheme, they are snapped up by employers.
Internal BGP is a mechanism to provide more information to your internal routers. Most of last week’s installment on Understanding BGP focused on a stub configuration, where a single router served all the BGP sessions for an autonomous system (AS). This time we’ll delve into the practical use of BGP: iBGP and what it takes to accomplish multihoming.
Charlie's Networking 101 series is excellent
eHarmony.com chooses open source software for its quality, not for its price, says Mark Douglas, vice president of engineering and operations for the popular online dating site.
The "four horsemen" of commoditisation - service oriented architecture (SOA), open source, software as a service and offshoring - will lead to cheaper prices and a radical change in enterprise software landscape of the future, according to analyst Forrester.
Open Source vendor Opengear released two new management products designed specifically for the toughest telecommunications environments. Opengear’s new CM4116-48V and CM4148-48V models enable telecommunications and network service providers to securely manage their mission critical servers, switches, routers, Vo-IP gateways and DSLAMs using one appliance. These management solutions provide secure authenticated remote access to the infrastructure, whether or not the main in-band network is operational.
Novell today announced two new innovative programs for Linux training designed to promote education around open source. Novell unveiled its “Train the Teacher” series, the industry's first free week-long boot camp for Linux* educators. In addition, Novell is the first Linux vendor to partner with Thomson Course Technology, the world's leading technology education publishers, with the release of a series of new joint SUSE Linux Enterprise courseware offerings. As a result, students and teachers interested in Linux have compelling new options for building their expertise on the increasingly popular open source platform.
The GeoServer Project is pleased to announce the release of version 1.3.2. We know it's not a very glamorous number - if our project members were focused on marketing instead of building great software we'd probably call it GeoServer XT, or perhaps GeoServer: Google Earth edition, to more accurately reflect what we've been up to. But we think it's a pretty great release.
Open source software developers are second only to corporations in voicing opinions in a consultation process about the future of Europe's patent regime, the European Commission said Wednesday.
PHILADELPHIA, July 5 /PRNewswire/ -- LanXperts, Inc. of Allentown, Vital IT Solutions Inc. of Exton, and McFadden Associates Inc. of Philadelphia and Easton today announce their merger and consolidation of operations to form Infradapt LLC. [LanXperts carries Linux certifications - dcparris]
A great example
of the problems that you have with using a proprietary license for your EHR has been posted onGPLMedicine.org
From the main article:(McGoverns) tech support contract with Boca Raton-based Dr. Notes was originally for $1,200 a year but the company wanted her to pay $5,000 a year. When McGovern refused, the company didn't give her an updated monthly password needed to access the program and view records, she said.
You cant make this stuff up.'
About two weeks ago, several KDE developers gathered at FrOSCon, the Free and Open Source conference in St. Augustin near Bonn, Germany. Hosted by the Computer Science department of the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, the conference also provided rooms for free software projects. One was seized by the KDE project for discussion and hacking. Additionally, representatives of the KDE project gave two talks at the official conference programs, as well as two other talks that directly related to KDE. Read on for the full report.
The use of Open Source Software (OSS) solutions by health care providers and organizations is an increasingly important trend today. The number of OSS solutions currently available has grown to be quite substantial. The number of new OSS health care solutions under development is equally impressive.
[ - While not really 'recent news', this 'review' gives a very good summary of OSS in healthcare. - hkwint ]
Statistical research based on analysis of more than 15000 freelance projects posted to getafreelancer.com (one of the biggest freelance sites along with scriptlance.com and others) shows that Linux was used in 23.8% of all projects, Windows – in 19.9% of all projects. Details
Novell Is First Linux Provider to Supply Free Full-Service Teacher Training Courses, and Is Also Cooperating With Thomson Learning to Create New SUSE Linux Enterprise Courseware
Virtualization is sweeping the nation. Well, maybe not the nation, but it's a big hit with data centers and organizations that need to consolidate systems and streamline management. With so many virtualization applications on the market, which one to choose? SWsoft's Virtuozzo is a strong contender. I reviewed Virtuozzo 3.0 for Linux, and it's definitely one of the best options you can choose to centralize server management and consolidate workloads onto fewer systems.
The Linux kernel continues to evolve, incorporating new technologies and gaining in reliability, scalability, and performance. One of the most important features of the 2.6 kernel
is a scheduler implemented by Ingo Molnar. This scheduler is dynamic, supports load-balancing, and operates in constant time -- O(1). This article explores these attributes of the Linux 2.6 scheduler, and more.
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