Researchers at Mount Allison University are working to better understand how human DNA is damaged and what drugs can be used to repair it, using a powerful IBM Linux supercomputing cluster. The research will reduce the time it takes to develop drug treatments for diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer’s. The 84-node, dual processor cluster of IBM eServer xSeries running Linux...
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The open-source software movement will revitalise commercial software rather than undermine it, says Novell Open source will force software vendors to create better products, but will not be its downfall, according to Novell.
I get asked this question at least once a week: "How do I get my open source project onto your radar screen?" The question is often accompanied by a lament about how such-and-such project gets endless press while the questioner's equally valuable one gets ignored. Public relations is where volunteer-run open source projects usually fall down hardest, even worse than documentation, so here's a little primer on how to get the media to write nice things about what you're doing. There will be an IRC discussion about promoting your open source project Saturday, April 24, at 2000 UTC. IRC server = events.oftc.net, #promo.
This vision of IBM is riding on Linux, the open-source operating system created by Linus Torvalds, which is slowly becoming a global movement. Using Linux, IBM is posing stiff competition to Microsoft in the sale of hardware and software to enterprise customers. Recent surveys by leading research outfits such as Forrester or Yankee group show that Global 1000 companies are beginning to experiment with Linux or have plans to do so in the near future. This is a movement that is catching on, with Oracle, Intel, BEA Systems also supporting its growth.
Microsoft has hired one of its worst enemies, the SuSE Linux salesman whose efforts led the city of Munich to adopt Linux and open-source software instead of Microsoft's products. Karl Aigner, formerly SuSE's account representative for Munich, is overseeing sales of Microsoft's data center products to midsize companies in Germany. He began his new role April 1, Microsoft said Tuesday.
To say that the City of Bloomington, Ind.'s RISC-based HP-UX servers and workstations were showing their age would have been an understatement. After eight years of running homegrown and commercial Oracle applications for the city's 22 departments, performance had degraded to unbearable levels as CPU and memory utilization maxed out on a daily basis.
12 May 2004 | 11 a.m. eastern daylight time (EDT) -- This Webcast will explore a best-practices approach to enterprise modernization challenges. This hour-long Webcast is designed for project managers and senior software decision makers looking to align business requirements with IT in a practical manner.
Daniel Robbins, chief architect of Gentoo Linux is now heading an effort to make a transition to a NFP (not-for-profit) organization. The gentoo-nfp mailing list has been set up and discussion is already underway; the list has been archived, and is open to subscription: those interested should send a mail to [e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org]. Daniel is targeting the end of April for finalizing the NFP effort, and has submitted a detailed proposal to the mailing list, which has been discussed and clarified there.
Businesses are asking the wrong questions when it comes to putting Linux on the desktop, according to Adam Jollans, Linux software marketing manager at IBM.
Embattled Linux software maker Lindows announced Tuesday that it has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering of common stock.
Have you noticed the flurry of fluffy coverage in the media about "so-and-so investigates Linux/open source hence Microsoft will suffer hefty losses"? It has reached such a silly stage that soon, if your neighbourhood kebab shop were to adopt Linux, that too could make the front page. What's basically happening is a simple case of media manipulation by customers because in three months, one-third of Windows server software contracts with Microsoft's largest global clients will be up for renewal.