Any military officer now in a decision-making role who fails to react effectively to the threat posed by the combination of Microsoft's reliance on obscurity for its operating-system security and communist China's access to the code eventually could be charged with dereliction of duty.
Opera Software today released the beta 1 of version 7.50, redesigned for Linux and across other operating systems including Windows, Mac, FreeBSD and Solaris. The release marks the first time that upgrades for all desktop platforms have been released simultaneously.
Michigan-based DTE Energy has deployed OpenLink's Endur solution for energy/commodity markets transaction and risk management, marking OpenLink's first Linux installation. The software enables trading, risk management and operations for DTE Energy's natural gas, power, refined products, coal, and emissions trading activities in real-time.
According to to reports from London, one of Microsoft's leading engineers is very happy to see Linux challenging Microsoft on the desktop. It will merely sharpen Microsoft's game, in his view.
Novell Inc. has announced an enterprise operating platform that brings together its existing NetWare platform with the company's newly acquired SuSE LINUX and Ximian offerings to give customers a clear path for migration to Linux.
Responses to claims that Linux and open source are threats to national security.
Objects Search has launched clustering search engine based on open source technology nutch (www.nutch.org). Clustering Engine is a system for clustering textual data.This engine automatically categorizes search results on-the-fly into hierarchical clusters.
Linux may be entrenched in the data center, but it will need some sprucing up before the upstart operating system grabs a significant spot on the desktop PC. Cosmetic adjustments, better business applications--and more of them--and improved marketing will help turn the tide, according to speakers at the Desktop Linux Summit here.
A German court has required a company to comply with the terms of the General Public License, giving some legal weight to the increasingly important document that governs Linux and innumerable other open-source programs.
LinuxQuestions.org is pleased to announce the addition of an Enterprise Linux forum. The LinuxQuestions.org Enterprise Linux forum will offer a place to get free, community-based help to enterprise users who are running Linux, migrating to Linux or researching the viability of a Linux implementation.
Some of the most notable open-source software projects for AMD64 include the GNU Compiler Collection and debuggers, MPICH, as well as LinuxBIOS for cluster configurations, and Apache, Sendmail and MySQL IT infrastructure applications.
The second version of the company's JDS will be generally available in the first week of May, a vice president says, and will include management capabilities that allow enterprises to fine-grain and remotely set up the desktop.
Want to give an old PC a new lease of life? Why not transform it into a Linux server for your home/small business network? Why build your own Linux server?
Red Hat recently announced that Red Hat Enterprise Linux v.3 is certified by the Free Standards Group to conform with the Linux Standard Base (LSB) Internationalized Runtime Environment. The company says they are the first vendor to commit publicly to the OpenI18N endorsed input method framework called IIIMF, allowing the input of complex text languages, such as Chinese, Japanese and Hindi. Users will be able to switch between these languages.
On 19 April, commercial Zope vendors will join forces to launch the Zope Association, which aims to promote open source technology in general and Zope as a development tool. The forum will launch in the House of Commons, with founding members including UK commercial organisations that already use Zope.
In this issue, the fedora-desktop list comes alive, there's some useful visible documentation available, possibilities for new configuration tools, and the fact that a new version of yum needs testing. There's also an interview with Dams, more SELinux and Core 2 test2 notes, as well as some interesting software packages.