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Every business faces competition, at least to some extent. Even if you’re currently the only provider of a certain service in your field of expertise, that doesn’t mean there aren’t people on the sidelines trying to secretly improve on what you’re doing and eventually lead your customers away from you. You may not see them, but they’re probably there.
JSON helps provide an Ajaxian nature to a Web application. Learn an elegant way to cache metadata
The Free Standards Group (FSG), a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing and promoting open source software standards, today announced it has partnered with O’Reilly Media to offer services to Linux application developers as part of its Linux Standard Base (LSB) Developer Network.
To make Linux applications usable worldwide -- with no inequity between Western dialects and languages around the world -- you must be able to input, store, retrieve, and render any language
, no matter how complex. The multilingualization library, or m17n, provides a single solution for all languages on UNIX-like platforms.
KOffice 1.6, an update to the integrated office suite featured in the popular KDE desktop environment, is now available for download, and includes several significant enhancements. KOffice 1.6 also contains feature releases for its image editor Krita and its desktop database application Kexi.
We’ve been talking about security a lot lately, and for good reason. Every one of us has been forced into a position where we have to think about it, and if we don’t, then we’ll pay the price for it. Many of us have become so lazy that we sometimes skip installing system updates or new antivirus definitions even though all we may really need to do is click a button and wait a little while.
Mentora Group announced that it has deployed the GroundWork Monitor Professional monitoring framework from Groundwork Open Source to support its Application Hosting customers.
October 17, 2006 (Network World) -- Novell Inc. is three years into its transformation from a NetWare-centric software vendor to first and foremost a member in good standing of the Linux community. Along the way there has been great debate about the fate of the company's legacy products, including NetWare, and a complete overhaul of upper management.
Demand from customers -- particularly in the government sector -- who use open source servers such as Linux was one of the main reasons for it to move toward open source standards, said Microsoft spokesperson Tom Brookes. He said it was not connected to Microsoft's rows with EU regulators over supplying interoperability information to rivals.
[O.k., someone clue me in. Define "Open Source Standard". Do they mean "open source" or "open standards"? And does this mean that Microsoft admits that sharing can be good, or just better than the alternative? - dcparris]
Somewhere on an old backup disc buried under a stack of magazines, I still have a copy of the eDonkey file-sharing client. Last month its creator, MetaMachine, agreed to give $30 million to the RIAA in order to duck threatened litigation. The eDonkey2000 Web site has since disappeared, replaced by a belligerent message intended to scare away visitors by implying that they are being watched. Why did eDonkey2000 fail in an arena where proprietary projects are still thriving?
The annual KDE World Summit, Akademy, has found a home for 2007 in the vibrant city of Glasgow.
Open-source database company Ingres is continuing its strategy to expand around the world, opening operations in India.
Yellow Dog coming to Sony's next-gen consoleTerra Soft Solutions is to port its PowerPC-based Yellow Dog Linux distribution over to the PlayStation 3, the company claimed today. PS3 support will come courtesy of YDL 5.0, which is due to ship mid-November - as is the PS3.â€¦
Zimbra experiences tremendous growth as more than 1,000 paid enterprises and organizations worldwide deploy Zimbra Collaboration Suite
October 17, 2006 (TechWorld.com) -- Open-source systems provider OpenLogic Inc. has announced it will provide legal protection for more than 160 projects in its open-source library.
Over the past few months we have concentrated on exploring Ubuntu Linux, the distribution that continues to grow in popularity, especially with the use of Linux on the desktop.
This is the fourth book by Gagné I've reviewed over the past half-dozen years. Though I've found things to carp at in each of them, each one was a first-rate book. Here's another.
IBM has unveiled an integrated data warehouse offering for Linux that combines software, server and storage technologies.
Having downloaded Firefox 2 RC3 and played around with it for a while I can say that the product feels very much like what I just had. It definitely feels faster, there are some subtle cosmetic changes and some nice new time-saving features but at first glance the latest Firefox is not so radically different to justify a new version number. It's more like a refurbished home than a new one.
Hi, its me again, remember me? I was the guy who told you we would probably release on Thursday of this week. Yeah, about that...
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