Effective this morning, Bruce Perens has joined the open source support firm SourceLabs as vice president of Developer Relations and Policy. Perens describes his mission at SourceLabs as being "to build bridges between enterprise IT and the open source community." There is something of an "Odd Couple" flavor to the deal since one of the two primary venture capitalists behind SourceLabs is none other than Microsoft's recently departed chief financial officer, Brad Silverberg. NewsForge spoke briefly with Perens about his new job yesterday.
InsynQ Releases MyBooks Professional Software for Linspire, Filling Linux Application Gap
Tuxcards and KnowIt are two twists on the same idea. These open source two-pane outliners can be used as quickly searchable notebooks, or collections of Web clippings, to-do lists, or projects in progress. Both make fine text databases, and both are handy for the planning of complex documents.
The MEPIS community asked for an "easy migration path from Windows 98," and this week MEPIS LLC delivered with MEPISLite 3.3.1 -- a lightweight version of SimplyMEPIS 3.3.1 optimized for "modest hardware." To run gently on older machines, MEPISLite includes skinnier packages and a number of tweaks to minimize "disk thrashing."
Many firms today profess a desire for the price/performance, security and reliability associated with Linux. But, Novell strategist John Dobbs points out, most are still only experimenting with the open source operating system while proprietary offerings hum with life on the majority of their desktops and servers.
Unisys has strengthened its commitment to Novell's SUSE Linux operating system, creating a migration center in Europe to help users migrate to SUSE Linux Enterprise server from Unix.
The Debian Project has finally released a long-anticipated new version of its widely-used Linux distribution.
Contrary to some reports, the community-driven continuation of the Mozilla Application Suite has not been officially named SeaMonkey. Earlier today, Henrik Gemal claimed that the Mozilla Application Suite would be rebranded as SeaMonkey based on some patches attached to an installer bug report. However, Alex Vincent stated that the SeaMonkey name is not yet official.
Whether you are an experienced web programmer or a complete novice attempting to provide data interactivity with your web site, MyQSL is an easy to use and free database solution that can allow you to store and configure data to be displayed on your web site.
I was fortunate enough to have a conversation with Chad Hanson, Manager of the Trusted Operating Systems Lab at Trusted Computer Solutions in Urbana, Illinois. Chad has a long history in working with Trusted Operating Systems. He came to Trusted Computer Solutions from Argus Systems, where he led the development of PitBull, itself a Trusted Operating System. Chad's experience also includes leading the design and development of new components to NSA SE Linux that are leading to greater security in the Linux kernel.
Firefox is enjoying success in Europe by snaffling market share from mighty Microsoft.
Slackware is the tried and true Linux distribution. It's been here since (near) the beginning. And now it's hit version 10.1. Come check out LinuxForumsDOTorg's in-depth look at the newest iteration of Slack here.
MS' proposal for resolving antitrust issues leaves open source out of the equation, which could knock Samba out of the game.
Steve Jobs has committed Apple Computer to an aggressive timetable for porting the Mac architecture to Intel, while promising a smooth transition for developers and ISVs already building applications and services for PowerPC machines.
Build a usable Linux system on a busted laptop with a budget of $50? People do say Linux can make old machines useful. This article shows that with the right Linux distribution and a little ingenuity you can breath new life into an old machine.
The July 2005 issue of PC World includes the magazine's list of the 100 best products of 2005 and names Mozilla Firefox as Product of the Year. "This open-source program," they say, "is streamlined, customizable, and just plain better."
A bug has been discovered in the 3.1r0 CD/DVD images: new installs from these images will have a commented-out entry in /etc/apt/sources.list for "http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates" rather than an active entry for "http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates", and thus will not get security updates by default. This was due to incorrect Release files on the images.
Hypervisor software is all the rage, and Microsoft plans to enter the market with its own product in 2007.
A respected open source advocate launches an enterprise open source consulting firm with a global network of open source experts.
The open source software movement is making the leap from the desktop to the stars with applications like Virtual Moon Atlas, Stellarium, and Celestia. Amateur astronomers use these programs to identify lunar features, chart celestial bodies for observing sessions, and take users on virtual tours of the universe.