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CIO Magazine is featuring an excellent article debunking ill perceived myths about open source in the business world.
November 28 2005 –Toulon, France and Raleigh, North Carolina – Thales computers activities, market leader in providing integrated PowerPC and Pentium-based VME and cPCI COTS embedded solutions to OEMs and system integrators, today announced it has entered into a hardware partner agreement with Red Hat, the world's leading open source and Linux provider.
Sun Microsystems Monday urged a Massachusetts state official to rethink an opinion that Microsoft's Open XML (Extensible Markup Language) meets the state's parameters for an acceptable open document format just because it has been submitted as an open standard.
WolfRune writes: PCs, by their very nature, are closer to Open Source than Macs. IBM developed the original specs, and then opened things up to the market. While this obviously was a mistake for them, it's been a boon for the general populace. Without this, there would BE no "clone" machines, only the kind of monopoly that Apple now maintains.
Related to: Linux Desktops will get killed by Microsoft this Christmas
An OSDL survey reveals that Linux desktop users want better e-mail, native Linux versions of Windows applications, and better USB and network printing support.
Happy birthday, Red Hat Magazine. We're one. And we can't wait to turn two and start throwing tantrums.
What investment does Yahoo have in Linux? None that I can see, yet they bothered to port their popular chat tool to Linux. Shouldn't Google have done this?
Tux Paint 0.9.15, a new version of the open source drawing software for children, has been released for free download. It contains new features, new translations, and other improvements, project spokesman Bill Kendrick said.
Last week, just before the Thanksgiving holiday got underway in the US, Larry Rosen, the attorney that wrote the book on open source licensing and the man who was the Open Source Initiative's first general counsel and secretary, issued a statement that endorsed the new terms under which Microsoft is making its Office XML Reference Schema to developers of all types, including open source developers.
Rosen is one of two lawyers whose endorsement is critical to the open source world's acceptance of what can best be described as Microsoft's most significant olive branch to date; one that apparently means that the open source community is free to develop software that supports the Redmond, WA-based company's XML-based file formats for its Office productivity suite.
[Ed.- Are pigs flying?? -tuxchick]
MapServer Technical Steering Committee Members, the University of Minnesota and the DM Solutions Group Join Autodesk, Inc. in Establishing an Open Source Foundation Dedicated to Driving Innovation and Expansion of New Web Mapping Technology and Creating Broad-based Market Development Opportunity
ED - Why not include AutoCAD too?
Sendmail, provider of secure, compliant e-mail services, has named Richard Kreysar as president and CEO. Dave Anderson, Sendmail`s former president and CEO, will become chairman of the board.
The dozen open source tenderers will have to wait until after the Christmas break to discover whether they've bagged a spot on SITA's preferred list of open source suppliers to the South African government.
Chris writes: I don't think anyone has heard of the "lxer effect" on a website yet, and that's a good thing. It's hard to be a community when you don't ever recognize anyone due to sheer size.
Related to: Thread: What Brings you to LXer
“It’s been suggested to me that we actually turn the book into an open-source product. Just put it up on the web like Wikipedia [the collaborative online encyclopedia] and let people add to it,” says the New York Times columnist, who is working on the second edition of his bestseller on globalisation.
- The aim of the Xubuntu community project is to provide a nice Ubuntu desktop experience (even on older hardware) by using Xfce4 as the desktop environment and GTK+ 2 applications wherever possible. Xfce4 has been supported in Ubuntu's universe by the MOTUXfce team since Hoary and Breezy. For Dapper we want to go one step further and make Xubuntu a sibling of Ubuntu, Kubuntu, and Edubuntu by having install and live CD images generated for it. We haven't decided on a release date, but it should be as close as possible to Dapper's and should use the latest stable Xfce 4.X code (hopefully 4.4 will be release by then)
OSDir has some nice shots of Xubuntu 5.10.
Clarke has an extensive background in Unix and Linux systems in diverse environments, including internet service providers, defence, mining and finances.
He comes to CQR after four years with Iocane, a South Australian system services company.
His recent accreditations include Red Hat certified engineer and certification in ITIL service management. He plans to sit for the Certified Information System Security Professional exam early next year.
Santa Cruz, Calif. — In the 1990s, Elliot Mednick pioneered low-cost Verilog simulation. Now he's made his VeriWell simulator a free, open-source offering available through the Sourceforge Web site.
"I'm not doing this for my personal gain," said Mednick, who today is a principal engineer at behavioral synthesis provider Bluespec Inc. "I just think people will find it useful, so why hold on to it?"
World Wide Worx finds that broadband is finally making an impact in South Africa, with usage expected to double in 2006. However, pricing is unlikely to change and government intervention is needed if any digital divides hope to be bridged.
New Features of SSH Tectia Allow Easy Migration and Smooth Interoperability With OpenSSH Environments
First4Internet ripped off code from at least two free/open source software projects for the malicious rootkit program they supplied to Sony. Yesterday, I posted some old mailing list and newsgroup messages from First4Internet programmers where they were seeking advice on breaking peoples' computers.
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