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Forum on Risks to the Public in Computers and Related Systems.
The Big Brother is coming to Germany. You'd better re-read George Orwell's "1984" to make sure you know what's coming.
Oracle's eaten the only two companies that make transactional database back-ends for MySQL: InnoDB last year, and now Sleepycat Software. The purchases send a message that MySQL won't achieve high-end database features without being beholden to Oracle. But the message is hollow.
Registrations have picked up for the Durban LPI exam event on March 3, allaying earlier fears that the event would be cancelled due to low turnout. The event is likely to attract between 30 and 40 examinees.
Programmer reaches early milestone in adapting the open-source operating system to Sun's 32-thread processor.
Recently we posted news about VMWare renaming its GSX product to VMWare server and releasing it for free. Well they did do that, and it is free for now, at least what you can download. It pays to read the fine print, though as I found out from this article
Asterisk is free software that lets you create a fully functional, easily customizable, private branch exchange (PBX). Businesses like Asterisk because they can save money by using it, and because it is open source, they can add functionality to it easily and inexpensively. Asterisk is also becoming popular with home office users -- so much so that it spawned a new project called Asterisk@Home, which released its 1.0 version last year. Now there's even a version of Asterisk that runs on OpenWrt, a Linux distribution designed to run on your wireless router (see "OpenWrt nears prime time"). I found it to be worthwhile, but I wouldn't depend on it for my home office.
The Geek Freedom League a Go Open Source initiative that aims to fight for "PC liberation" in South Africa through open source "conversions" has drawn up its battleplan for the year. Richard Frank caught up with league manager, Thomas Black.
South Africa's biggest open source tender has jumped its final hurdle, with the State Information Technology Agency taking a decision on the award of the tender. But it may take weeks before the award is officially announced.
Christian Schaller shows what the GStreamer team has been working on for the new 0.10 release. With new additions like an automatic plugin registry, support for the RTP protocol and greatly improved playback support, you’ll want to keep on reading!
Last fall I wrote an article
entitled "Critical Shortage of Linux Talent Slowing Adoption". I composed a parody, a spoof about the ignorance of human resource management. I wrote:
Most human resource people believe Linux is an air conditioner company. They get confused between the term Linux and Lennox. So, HR recruiters define their job profiles like this:
Linux programmer needed by enterprise. Skills required:
REFRIGERANT METERING DEVICE CALIBRATION
LIQUID & SUCTION LINE SERVICE VALVES KNOWLEDGE
CHARGING FOR TXV SYSTEMS
Five to ten years of relevant training and master plumbers' license required. Will accept equivalent for H1B applicants. Microsoft Certifications a plus.
The article title has become an urban myth and from the comments I have read about it, most people took the title to heart and never read the article. So, let's set the record straight. On Digg.com
BEAVERTON, Ore., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- PolyServe today announced Novell has certified the configuration of Novell GroupWise 7 running on PolyServe Matrix Server(TM) V3 shared data clustering software.
An early Linux pioneer is about to be swallowed up by a bigger fish. Cyclades, established in 1991 as a provider of serial communications cards for Linux, was one of the first companies to commercially offer products designated specifically for the Linux platform. Now Cyclades has agreed to be purchased by Avocent Corp.
The Open Source Development Lab (OSDL) this week released a study countering claims by Microsoft that running a Linux-based computing infrastructure has a higher total cost of ownership than operating a Windows environment.
The Free Software Foundation Europe expressed outrage on Thursday at Microsoft's criticism of the European Commission, and of the UK expert appointed to ensure that Microsoft complies with the antitrust ruling.
The Korean government plans to select a city and a university late next month where open-source software like Linux will become the mainstream operating programs.
The german federal ministry of the interior (Bundesministerium des Inneren) made the second edition of their Migration Guide available in english.
After a decade of neglect and increasingly reluctant support from IBM, the manufacturer, the OS/2 community persists. Where users of GNU/Linux or FreeBSD have turned to free and open source software (FOSS) for political and philosophical freedom and software quality, the surviving OS/2 community has been turning to FOSS as a means of defending members' right to use the operating system of their choice. The result is a small but surprisingly diverse collection of projects that, to a GNU/Linux user, is a mixture of the familiar and exotic.
I do almost everything in text mode when working with Linux. Some tasks -- such as browsing the Web and reading email -- are harder to do satisfactorily at the console. I use Firefox to browse the Web, but finally I found a good tool to quickly access my mail in text mode.
The DB2 Viper release is the first IBM implementation of a "hybrid" or multi-structured database management system.
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