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Linux PIN pad nears PCI PED approval

Italian POS (point-of-sale systems) specialist DA Sistemi Group, will soon obtain security approval from Visa, MasterCard, and JCB for a Linux-based PIN-entry terminal. The PINPAD DAndY Pad incorporates a security-oriented SoC (system-on-chip) and associated Linux software from Innova-Card, and targets supermarket and store counter payment transactions.

Free software’s Faustian moment

  • Open Democracy; By Felix Cohen and Becky Hogge (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Nov 21, 2006 9:40 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Free Software is big business. This may come as a surprise to those whose understanding of open source software development practice ends at the caffeinated hacker contributing code in the small hours from the comfort of his bedroom. But in between this, and the fact that five of the ten most reliable web hosters run their sites on the open source operating system Linux, is the story of an industry of support and bespoke development that gives the major corporations running this software the products and peace of mind they need to conduct business on a grand scale.

Red Hat answers big boys with middleware

Red Hat is answering competitors in the Linux world with an SOA alliance that potentially unites JBoss with an open source rival. Systems integrator Bull is expanding an alliance with Red Hat by joining the JBoss community, where Bull will contribute to development of the middleware stack, and by becoming a strategic partner on the JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite (JEMS).

Synopsys Breaks Into Supercomputing Ranks With Commodity Servers

Builds Electronic Design Automation Industry's First Supercomputer to Claim 242nd Spot on Top500 List

A week with SuSE 10

In the wake of the Novell-Microsoft deal we installed SuSE Linux 10 and ran it for a week to see what all the fuss was about.

Bull and JBoss Form Strategic Partnership

Red Hat Expands Current Bull Partnership to Include Open Source R&D Collaboration, System Integration, and Subscription Support With Middleware Division

Novell fights to defend its reputation

We didn't say Linux infringed on Microsoft intellectual property, says Novell as the company fights to regain credibility in the free and open source world. Microsoft agrees to disagree.

The sense of gNewSense

What's the point of gNewSense?

Leading Solution Providers Combine VMware and DataCore Solutions to Deliver 'Total Enterprise Virtualization'

DataCore Gains Momentum with VMware's Top Partners; Next Generation Virtual Infrastructure Comprises Desktop, Server and Storage Virtualization

Microsoft to Face Challenge over Linux Licenses

Supporters of Linux are preparing to counter Microsoft's deal with Novell that establishes for the first time the principle of paying the software giant for the operating system, whose license requires it to be free.

Microsoft, Novell spar over Linux deal

Novell CEO issues open letter saying deal with Redmond is not admission the open-source OS infringes on Microsoft's patents.

New GPL clause to flip Microsoft-Novell deal on its head?

Eben Moglen, others are working to close license loophole by saying a promise not to sue would be applicable to everyone.

AdventNet Upgrades QEngine With Support for Geographically Distributed Test Automation

Enables QA Professionals and Test Automation Engineers to Perform All Aspects of Testing Across Geographic Locations

KDE e.V. Quarterly Report

  • KDE Dot News; By Jonathan Riddell (Posted by dcparris on Nov 21, 2006 1:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
The KDE e.V. Quarterly Report is now available for July to September 2006.

Microsoft to Novell: Respect

Ballmer in a china shopStatements yesterday from Novell and Microsoft sought to clarify and repair relations between the new friends, damaged by Steve Ballmer's comments last week.

Zygo Zone

Boldly bringing open source and Linux into the commercial depths of a shopping centre, Zygo Zone opened its first outlet this weekend.

Ubuntu Multimedia Center - A new Ubuntu-based Linux distribution

Ubuntu Multimedia Center is a complete Linux-based operating system, freely available with community and professional support.It is also a live cd that is ubuntu derived and also free. This system was inspired by the fact that ubuntu didn’t have much of a multimedia center.Because users would have to manually download the codecs for playing mp3’s and what not.The mail objective of this project is multimedia related programs available to users as easy as possible.

How to set up and configure DocMGR

Document management systems do more than just store and retrieve files -- they also provide versioning, security, indexing, and metadata capabilities. DocMGR is a GPL-licensed Web-based document management system that supports LDAP directory service integration so that users on the network can authenticate against LDAP directly.

AJAX and 2.0 madness

Web 2.0 has a lot to answer for. Why, incidentally, is it not simply Web 2? In any case, I have no quarrel with Web 2.0: what I do have a quarrel with is all the other 2dotohs that keep springing up. There is SaaS (software as a service) 2.0 for example and, most recently, Business Objects has been talking about BI 2.0.

AXIGEN launches a new, feature-rich version

After an intense beta testing campaign, AXIGEN, the professional mail server vendor, announced today the release of its Mail Server version 2.0.

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