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Linux-running PS3 offered on eBay

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.…

Red Hat Releases RHEL 5 Beta 2

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.

MIT partners in Free State FabLab

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.

Moglen: How we'll kill the Microsoft Novell deal

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.

JBoss' Fleury Comes Out Swinging at Microsoft, Oracle

At the JBoss Berlin show, JBoss and Red Hat officials throw down the gauntlet against all haters.

Microsoft makes claim on Linux code

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: A Beowulf cluster of supercomputer people

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.

Linux IDE gets update

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.

Vonage Selects EnterpriseDB

Leading Broadband Telephony Provider Lowers Database Total Cost of Ownership; EnterpriseDB's Ability to Run Oracle Applications Key Factor in Decision

Open source can cut database costs in half

Database costs can be lowered by as much as 50 per cent by introducing open source technology, according to new data from Forrester Research.

The Happy State of (ODF implementation in) Massachusetts

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.

Squiz To Demo v3.10 Of Its Open Source CMS At The IMS Show, London

Will Also Announce The Successful Completion Of A Major New Internet Publishing Project For A Global Firm

Red Hat Drives Customer Value Beyond Linux

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 Enhances ...

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.

Jabbering with Coccinella

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.

Telkom bid for BCX hits competition snag

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.

Enhance Your Mail Server With ASSP (Anti-Spam SMTP Proxy)

  • HowtoForge; By Ivo Schaap (Posted by falko on Nov 20, 2006 5:49 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
ASSP stands for Anti-Spam SMTP Proxy. The ASSP server project is an Open Source platform-independent transparent SMTP proxy server that leverages numerous methodologies and technologies to both rigidly and adaptively identify spam. In short ASSP is the most kickass solution that is both free and works great. It reduced spam to an absolute minimum for me.

Jboss Puts Another Block On The Open Source Stack

This won't exactly smooth out strained relations. Red Hat's JBoss unit, a potential competitor with Oracle and IBM middleware, will announce this week that it's offering an enterprise service bus, continuing its rapid build-out of an open source middleware stack.

Ifconfig - dissected and demystified

This article takes a deep look at the output of the ubiquitous command 'ifconfig', apart from setting the IP address, this command can also be used to find out more details about the network including possible network congestion.

Java Open Source Move Leaves Wiggle Room

With all the hoopla it could muster, Sun Microsystems made Java, its portable programming language and closely held software gem, an open source commodity last week. The highly anticipated move means more technology products based on Java and more street cred for Sun.

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