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Linux provider Red Hat says open source technologies gaining ...

SINGAPORE : There are signs that open source technologies are seeing greater usage, says Matthew Szulik, CEO of Red Hat, the world's leading open source and Linux provider.

More Linux-type deals Mr Ballmer? Novell may beg to differ

Earlier this week, Microsoft struck an agreement with Suse Linux distributor Novell which runs until 2012.The agreement revealed yesterday, seemed to indicate that Microsoft would be tied exclusively to Novell for its Linux requirements. Just a few hours ago Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer cast doubt on that assumption.

Configuring IPCop Firewalls

  • - Feature Stories; By Eric Lubow (Posted by dcparris on Nov 9, 2006 10:24 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
IPCop is a tool that can be deployed in almost any place within a network and serve a functional purpose. It has an intuitive easy to use interface that is great for users of any level. And the fact that no prior Linux or IPCop knowledge is required...

Open-source Startups Speak Out in Germany

  • CIO; By John Blau, IDG News Service (Dusseldorf Bureau) (Posted by dcparris on Nov 9, 2006 9:52 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
Entrepreneurs attending a forum in Germany this week showed how they plan to use clever open-source products—commercially—to compete with proprietary software companies.

How Red Hat Does Support

Oracle will not find it easy to match Red Hat's Linux support operation. (Linux-Watch)

SQL-Ledger: Impressive capabilities, but needs polish

  •; By Mayank Sharma and Conrad Canterford (Posted by dcparris on Nov 9, 2006 8:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
SQL-Ledger is a popular free accounting application with a rich set of features. It's written in Perl and stores your accounting information in a PostgreSQL database, which makes deployment much easier when you have users who work on different machines. Like GnuCash, supports double-entry accounting. Unlike GnuCash, however, it appears to be squarely aimed at the small business community, boasting multiple user support, multiple company support, point-of-sale entry, accounts receivable and payable, and stock tracking. It has a good list of supported languages (29, according to the Web site), and by virtue of its HTML interface is usable on practically any modern operating system -- or indeed a whole range of different operating systems simultaneously.

Ultra Low Power Computers for Teraflops-Scale Linux Applications

SiCortex has introduced a family of ultra low power high performance Linux systems.

Piracy stats don't add up

"PIRACY statistics are labelled "self-serving hyperbole" in a draft government report."

Beryl debuts a dazzling community-built 3-D desktop

As we reported in September, a group of developers forked SUSE's Compiz compositing window manager to create a community-based project called Beryl. The new project has quickly become a popular choice for supporting the 3-D desktop effects that make the Linux desktop sizzle these days. I installed Beryl on Ubuntu Edgy and have been running it for the past week. I find Beryl impressive, but, predictably, unstable.

Linux replaces Unix on CitiStreet systems

CitiStreet, a Quincy, Mass., corporate benefits provider, was founded in 2000. A year later it was already outgrowing its proprietary Unix-based network infrastructure. Faced with a choice between adding more HP-UX and Solaris boxes, or moving to Intel hardware with Linux, CitiStreet chose the latter. Today the company is enjoying enhanced stability and security, and drastically lower costs.

Using GnuCash 2.0 to balance your checkbook

  •; By Joe Barr (Posted by dcparris on Nov 9, 2006 6:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: GNU
Version 2.0 of GnuCash was released this summer, and it's better and more powerful than ever. GnuCash is a powerful free software tool for handling personal and small business finances, but if you're not familiar with double-entry accounting, the initial learning curve might scare you away from even trying it. If you're one of those folks for whom double-entry accounting is as foreign as a Texan in Petropovlask, here's how to get started using GnuCash 2.0 to track a checking account.

Adobe Donates Source Code to Mozilla Tamarin

Adobe Systems donates source code for its ActionScript Virtual Machine to the Mozilla Foundation, and Mozilla promptly converts it into the Tamarin project.

Kaiser stumbles

  • GNU/Linux And Open Source Medical Software News; By Fred Trotter (Posted by dcparris on Nov 9, 2006 5:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU, Linux
ApparentlyKaiser is having issues. Apparently a project manager"sent a scathing e-mail to most of the company's 140,000 employees" and the"The executive overseeing Kaiser Permanente's ambitious $3-billion push toward computerizing the medical records of its 8.6 million members resigned Tuesday, a sign of the challenges facing the project."

Medsphere wins Indian Health business

  • GNU/Linux And Open Source Medical Software News; By Fred Trotter (Posted by dcparris on Nov 9, 2006 4:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU, Linux
According to,Medsphere signs Indian Health Service deal (registration required) Medsphere Systems Corp., Aliso Viejo, Calif., has signed a one-year contract with the Indian Health Service to provide ongoing development, support and expansion of clinical information technology systems at the IHS.

SIEVE Language for Mail Filtering - Quick Guide

  •; By AXIGEN Team (Posted by iuliana on Nov 9, 2006 3:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups:
A quick guide to understanding the SIEVE language that helps you implement it in your mail filtering system. The article describes an extremely flexible filtering methodology that broadens the filtering options generally provided by mail servers or Anti-spam/Antivirus applications.

[Note that this tutorial is on a vendor site, similar to the tutorials from IBM. E-mail admins may take an interest in this though. - dcparris]

Red Hat Continues Public Sector Security Leadership

Red Hat today announced at the 2nd Annual Red Hat Government User Conference that it has partnered with Tresys Technology to enhance the services backing Security-Enhanced Linux-based Red Hat Enterprise Linux and has enhanced its security evaluation program, reinforcing its commitment to IT security for public sector customers.

Novell Releases Mono 1.2 With Enhanced Support for .NET on Linux

Performance Improvements and Support for Windows Forms Makes the Latest Version of Mono a Powerful Framework for Hosting .NET Applications on Linux and an Important Milestone Toward Compatibility With the .NET Framework 2.0

Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Thunderbird Released

Security and Stability updates for Mozilla products based on the Gecko 1.8 branch have been released. Firefox 1.5.0.x will be maintained with security and stability updates until April 2007. All users are strongly encouraged to upgrade to Firefox 2.

New NVIDIA Stable (1.0-9629) and BETA (1.0-9742) Drivers Available

NVIDIA has just released two new drivers for Linux, BSD, and Solaris.

Spotlight to be on free software

With proprietary software packages costing a lot (most come from international giants in the field), home PC users and even small businesses cannot easily afford them. Or keep upgrading their software as new versions are released. An answer to them comes in the form of an IT event, FOSS.IN, to be held here from November 23 to 25. The abbreviation stands for Free and Open Source Software, licensed freely for users to study, change, and modify its design for their individual requirements because the source code is easily available unlike most other software.

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