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The department's Defense Information Systems Agency has agreed to purchase subscriptions for Red Hat Certificate System software. The contract is a two-year deal with possible extensions. It permits the DoD to keep track of as many as 12 million certificates, and an optional extension could boost that to 38 million. Financial terms were not disclosed.
A pilot e-democracy service cannot tackle low voter turnout, but it is beginning to engage the public, says a new report
The latest version of the free OpenOffice suite promises to be a strong competitor to Microsoft Office. It's still in beta, but it's already a good alternative -- and you can't argue with the price. OpenOffice is the fruit of a collaboration between Sun Microsystems and volunteer programmers around the world. Sun bought a German company in 1999 to get office software to bundle with its computers but figured that it wasn't going to make big bucks selling the software to a wider market because of Microsoft's grip. So it released portions of the code to the public.
Public Radio International (PRI) and Open Source Media Inc. have announced plans to launch a radio program to embrace bloggers, podcasters, Web enthusiasts, and the Internet transformation of media. Open Source from PRI is a hour-long, on-air conversation designed to capture “the sound of the Web” with host Christopher Lydon engaging callers, e-mailers, and bloggers from around the world in a range of fascinating topics.
Programmers are working to debug and speed performance of the newly released GCC 4.0, the compiler at the foundation of the open-source and free-software movements.
An inquiry into the potential of e-democracy in Victoria has recommended Internet broadcasting for parliament, the use of videoconferencing for parliamentary committees and the use of open source code for electronic voting kiosks.
Since his company paid $1.29 billion for Datek Online Holdings two years ago, Ameritrade Holding Corp. CIO Asiff Hirji said, he has increased overall IT staffing while cutting the combined IT budgets. Hirji spoke with Computerworld this week about the consolidation with Datek and how Ameritrade has slashed costs by replacing high-end storage arrays with midrange equipment and using open-source technologies.
This chapter focuses on the advantages of going with an open source solution. It looks at application availability, software costs, license management, and other issues that must factor into a decision of whether to adopt open source in your environment.
Here's a superb Solaris to Linux migration roadmap to guide in your porting and rehosting efforts with a step-by-step workplan. Use these resources to analyze, plan, and educate yourself about the features, functions and benefits of Linux. Find information to set up your development environenment, as well as, porting, compiling, testing and optimizing your migration to Linux.
San Clemente, CA, May 6, 2005 - Coraid proudly announced today that its innovative EtherDrive Storage product is now available for Serial ATA disk drives. In a move resulting from market feedback and demand, the company has upgraded its EtherDrive Storage appliance with a list of impressive features.
It's weird how things can come back to bite you. Microsoft Corp. killed off the competition for office software suites and became a de facto monopoly in the area, with what result? The competition is back and, this time, it's free!
Chalk one up for the little guy...FCC loses bid to control what we...ahem, record.
The new Emerging Technologies Toolkit (ETTK) is a software development kit for designing, developing, and executing emerging autonomic and Web service technologies with a SOAP engine and an embedded application server.
Forget the counterculture myth of the renegade Linux programmer. Sure, it represents a new way to create software, but the actual process looks a lot like how enterprise software has been made for decades.
While 64-bit Windows is taking its first baby steps, 64-bit Linux has been running in the enterprise for years. To which would you rather entrust your business?
DesktopLinux.com's updated 2004 Desktop Linux Market survey presents data on distributions, windows managers, email clients, Web browsers and more.
This is a story that should be one of the top ten Linux wins of all times. It saved "lives" on 9/11 and managed the Shuttle Disaster. I have often said if this would have been built on Microsoft Technology they would have featured it at the Super Bowl. Now, why didn't this make the major media outlet's?
Tuesday, January 19 2038. Time: 03:14:07 GMT. If Linux programmers get nightmares, it's about this date and time. Immediately after that second is crossed, current computer systems running on Linux will grind to a halt or go into a loop. This will trip up a lot of databases. No, this is not another hoax raised by some anti-Linux lobby. It is Linux's own Y2K nightmare, says Businessworld.
OpenOffice.org is the most comprehensive open source office productivity suite available. Into its fifth year of existence, the project is set to release its next version, OpenOffice.org 2.0, with a major overhaul. The latest release, 1.9 (also popularly known as 2.0-beta), came out in March this year and was met with mixed reviews. While many were happy with the progress, many people criticized it for its use of Java. In this interview with Louis Suarez-Potts, Community Manager; and Martin Hollmichel, Release Manager of OpenOffice.org, they talk about what makes 2.0 different from the previous releases.