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Ems Software Development ships EMS SQL Query 2005

EMS Software Development has announced the new major version of EMS SQL Query 2005, the utility for building SQL queries for MySQL, PostgreSQL, MS SQL, Interbase/Firebird and DB2 databases. EMS SQL Query 2005 lets you quickly and simply build SQL queries to several databases. Visual building as well as direct editing of a query text is available.

Wine may go beta next week

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Oct 21, 2005 6:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
After roughly 12 years of work, the Wine Project is about to take its widely used Windows translation layer to a place it has not been in all that time: beta.

Open-source software seen gaining in Europe

  • ComputerWorld (Posted by bstadil on Oct 21, 2005 6:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open-source software is gaining ground in Europe and the developing world, with users attracted by lower costs and accessibility, according to a recent study and industry observers.

Phone buy puts Adobe head-to-head with Microsoft

  • The Register; By Andrew Orlowski in San Francisco (Posted by tadelste on Oct 21, 2005 5:19 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Microsoft; Story Type: News Story
Macromedia is to acquire Mobile Innovation, a privately-held design and integration house in the UK with around 50 staff, for an undisclosed sum.

Sugarcrm, Leading Enterprise Open Source Company Receives $18.77 ...

The size of the round reflects SugarCRM's status as the most successful open source enterprise application in the industry

Wired magazine editor addresses attendees of ExecUtech breakfast

  • The Business Review; By Richard A. D'Errico (Posted by tadelste on Oct 21, 2005 3:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Best-selling author Steve Johnson did, and said business people can learn something from the ant's organizational skills.

Johnson delivered the keynote address at the "ExecUtech" breakfast series presented by the Tech Valley Executives Council of the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Dine in geek heaven with Dyne:bolicII

  • Computerworld Australia (Posted by bstadil on Oct 21, 2005 2:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU
Multimedia producers and artists will have the power to fully customise their own tailored GNU/Linux environment on a bootable CD with the release of Dyne:bolicII by the end of the year.

Linux-powered handheld gaming gadget due Nov. 30

  • LinuxDevices.com (Posted by tadelste on Oct 21, 2005 2:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Several online stores are accepting pre-orders for an inexpensive handheld Linux gaming device expected to ship Nov. 30. The Gamepark Holdings GP2X-F100 features dual ARM9 processors, USB 2.0, a 3.5-inch color LCD, support for both native and emulated games, and a Linux SDK (software development kit).

Trasitioning to an IP Telephony Platform

The first step toward planning and designing an IP telephony solution is assessing the capabilities and limitations of the existing data network. Understanding the current infrastructure and the traffic running on it can help frame important future decisions.

Novell layoffs coming?

Novell may lay off 10 to 15 percent of its staff as early as Monday, according to sources close to the company. It appears that one or more of the larger shareholders in the company are becoming worried about Novell's future.

Unix or Windows? Choose an OS for Net Services

  • EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet (Posted by bstadil on Oct 21, 2005 1:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
We promised to dedicate a column in this series for talking strictly about servers, and the time has come.

A few reports that compare the cost of Windows with Linux state that even with the administration overhead and learning curve, Linux is still more cost-effective than paying for Windows. There are, of course, conflicting reports too. For beginners, Windows makes it possible. Should beginners really run your servers though?

CE Linux Forum Hires Linux Developer Matt Mackall

  • Source: CE Linux Forum (Posted by tadelste on Oct 21, 2005 12:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The CE Linux Forum (CELF), a technology forum dedicated to advancing the use of the Linux operating system in consumer electronics products, has contracted Matt Mackall of Selenic Consulting as its first in-house developer.

Microsoft eyes Linux, promises more frequent products

  • ComputerBusiness Review; By Rhonda Ascierto (Posted by tadelste on Oct 21, 2005 12:35 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Microsoft; Story Type: News Story
Chief executive Steve Ballmer has outlined how Microsoft Corp plans to lure customers away from Linux and pledged to provide IT execs with more frequent products and upgrades from the company in the future.

Linux Advisory Watch - October 21, 2005

This week, advisories were released for Ruby, hylafax, Mozilla, module-assistant, Lynx, phpMyAdmin, AbiWord, netpbm, gdb, xloadimage, and openldap. The distributors include Debian, Gentoo, and Red Hat.

Keeping out hackers

  • Japan Today; By Chris Betros (Posted by tadelste on Oct 21, 2005 12:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Almost every week, there is a news report of a company somewhere which has suffered a customer data leak. Network security is no longer a luxury, it is an absolute essential and more companies are starting to realize this.

In Japan, one company that has carved out a niche for itself is Sanwa Comtec KK, established in 1991 by entrepreneur Shinichiro Kakizawa. Sanwa Comtec is an IT company that provides system solutions based on the most advanced IT technologies. The Sanwa Comtec group includes AS Magazine KK, iTrend KK, Electran Corp USA, EXCEL Computing LLC, USA, Extracom KK and Alexander Capital Access KK.

Coexisting in the Java Universe - An Interview with WebRenderer's ...

  • SYS-CON Media (Posted by tadelste on Oct 20, 2005 11:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
An interview with Anthony Scotney, CTO of WebRenderer's development company, JadeLiquid Software

Terpstra responds, part two: Is Linux PC adoption sabotage FUD

  • Search Enterprise Linux; By Jan Stafford (Posted by tadelste on Oct 20, 2005 11:24 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In John H. Terpstra's October 18 column, Stopping Linux desktop adoption sabotage, he described the difficulties encountered when two people tried to buy and use Linux desktops. His story struck a chord. In responses to that article, many readers shared their similar depressing experiences with Linux desktop adoption. On the other hand, readers also said there's no profit motivation for retailers to sell or peripheral manufacturers to support a niche market like Linux.

In this installment of Terpstra's response to readers' feedback on his article, Terpstra describes the roadblocks he's encountered when using Linux and digs deeper into the lack of products and services supporting Linux.

Andreessen: PHP succeeding where Java isn't

  • CNET News.com; By Stephen Shankland, CNET News.com (Posted by tadelste on Oct 20, 2005 11:00 PM EDT)
  • Groups: PHP; Story Type: News Story
The simplicity of scripting language PHP means it will be more popular than Java for building Web-based applications, Internet browser pioneer Marc Andreessen predicted Wednesday in a speech here at the Zend/PHP Conference.

vnunet.com Interviews Mozilla Europe's Tristan Nitot

roseman wrote in to tell us that vnunet.com has an interview with Tristan Nitot, President of Mozilla Europe. Several areas are covered in the discussion, including competition from other browser vendors and what's coming up in Mozilla Firefox 1.5.

Mandriva 2006.0 Review

  • www.capnkirby.com; By Capnkirby (Posted by capnkirby on Oct 20, 2005 10:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Mandriva
I can honestly say that not a lot seems to have changed in the Mandriva world since 9.0 other than the name.  A great promise, a great look, an awesome configuration program, and poor for Linux stability.
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