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Open-Xchange Server 5: Groupware done the OSS way

Setting up enterprise groupware is usually associated with huge costs, both in money and staffing, and immense complexity, requiring professionals to keep everything running smoothly. The benefits are worth the costs, though, even for smaller organizations. If done correctly, your staff will be up-to-date and able to quickly and easily share essential information. With Open-Xchange Server, you can get those benefits from an open source application.

Adobe's Open Standards Collateral Damage

It's now been more than a week since Microsoft announced that its licensing discussions with Adobe had fallen apart after four months of negotiations. We don't know a great deal more now that Adobe has released a statement, but what we do know is bad for open standards.

MySQL Builds Momentum in Telecommunications Sector

Tiger Communications, XOU Solutions & Anam Mobile Join Growing List of Telecom Companies Adopting Open Source Database

Tim Marsland, Helped Open Source Solaris 10, Named Sun Fellow

Sun Microsystems has appointed a new Sun Fellow, Tim Marsland (pictured). The award signifies a rare event at Sun, with only twelve other individuals having had the honor throughout the company's history.

How to use VMware Player to create your own images

A few months ago, VMware released a free version of its desktop virtualization software, VMware Player. It's a great application for running a second operating system on your desktop; the only problem is you can't create new virtual images using VMware Player. With a little work, however, you can use VMware Player to create guest operating systems.

Book Review: The Debian System, Concepts and Techniques by Martin Krafft

Here, to kick off our new Groklaw feature of book reviews, is Carla Schroder's review of "The Debian System, Concepts and Techniques," by Martin Krafft. No Starch published it (you can buy it as a book or as a PDF from them), and of course Amazon has it, and the author's page provides a link to a list of places around the world where the book is available.

Amd Receives YES Certification From Novell For AMD64 Processor ...

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. announced that it received YES Certification from Novell Inc. for its Opteron, Athlon 64 processor-based systems and Turion 64 mobile technology.

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."

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