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For most people new to Linux, their biggest concern will undoubtedly be how to install it alongside Windows. Most people will understandably want to dip their toes in before wiping out what they’re accustomed to, and many may still need to use specific Windows applications even if they do decide to switch to Linux full time.
SugarCRM Inc., has been recognized by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) as a finalist for the 2007 CODiE Awards. Acknowledged as the leading honor for the software and information industry's finest products, the CODiE Awards have identified outstanding achievement in software and digital content development for 22 years. Sugar 4.5 is a finalist for "Best Customer Relationship Management Solution" and "Best Open Source Solution."
smart2go Mapping and Navigation Platform Made Available for the Most Popular Mobile Operating Systems
It's easy to see why Ubuntu is the chosen one (pun intended) - one only has to pop in a CD on any fairly modern PC and see the results. A graphical desktop is available for use fairly soon and anyone who wishes to take the next step and install the distribution has a very easy setup to follow. Of course, there are plenty of other distributions which are equally usable - Ubuntu just happens to be the one which is best-known.
Guardian Digital on Feb. 7 announced the release of a new stable version EnGarde Secure Community Edition, version 3.0.12. The security-oriented Linux distribution features a 2.6.19 kernel and the latest versions of several server-based applications, and is intended for use as a Web, DNS, email, database, and general Internet server.
Enea says its high-availability network software will be available pre-integrated with Kontron's AdvancedTCA and AdvancedMC systems. The combined product targets media gateways, base station controllers, and session border controllers, and will run MontaVista Linux.
One of the things that you learn early when you blog is to ignore the flames, or at least try to. Lots of people will assume that you're a jerk (a/k/a you think something they don't), or that you have all of your facts wrong. They can often get pretty harsh about it, too. Still, you have to keep in mind that you're not going to always be right, and own up and take it in the chops like a grownup when you get called out.
Every now and again, technology companies make a deal that everyone likes. That's the case with Canonical Ltd.'s new partnership with Linspire Inc., whereby the companies will share Linux operating system and software distribution technologies.
Mozilla Corp. yesterday released the second alpha version of what will become its Firefox 3.0 Web browser. The release is the latest milestone in a plan to put the open-source browser in users' hands during the second half of the year.
As expected, JBoss founder Marc Fleury has left Red Hat less than a year after the Linux seller acquired his open-source Java server software company.
A group of networking experts has launched a project designed to give Cisco's routers some open source competition.
GNUmed version 0.2.4.2 has been polished and released !
For the impatient: Go grab your copy at wiki.gnumed.de.
Next to bug fixes and code cleanup this release has a nice selection of new features as well ...
We need testers. Let us know if it works for you.
LXer Feature: 20-Oct-2006
The BBC recently released its Public Value Test for "public consultation" with respect to its proposed on-demand services. The problem is that, while the EU has hammered Microsoft for using its monopoly unfairly, the BBC is poised to prop up the convicted monopolist with a Windows-only service.
There is a newer distro in town, gaining traction. Sabayon Linux is an installable, Gentoo based live Cd/DVD. It has the stated goal of being 100% Gentoo compatible. A lot of attention has been paid to the Sabayon brand. Theming is consistent and striking. Sabayon is one of the best looking distros I have used.
Nationwide Insurance and Financial Services, a $21 billion company with 30,000 employees, has turned to virtual servers running Linux to gain more control over computing power and expenditures.
The new group, known as the Open Solutions Alliance (OSA), could well prove to be the missing link between standards and application interoperability that the open source market has been missing.
Premier event for open source, community and business draws leaders from Covalent, db4objects, EnterpriseDB, Funambol, Groundwork Open Source, HelmiTech, Intalio, JasperSoft, KnowledgeTree, Laszlo, Mulesource, MySQL, Ohloh, OpenLogic, rSmart, and SugarCRM
"I guess that my readers will appreciate this intolerable way of handling their code and contributions to Free and Open Source software. Don't worry, the entire community, from the BSD proponents to the FSF will never do this as well. Yet some people out there seem to think they are entitled to do it. "
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