roseman wrote in to tell us that Blogcritics.org has a review of Firefox Secrets, the new SitePoint Mozilla Firefox book by Cheah Chu Yeow.
IBM is further extending its server family with the introduction of a complete line of new entry servers including the new IBM xSeries 100 server. The x100, the newest member of IBM's expanding Express Portfolio for small-medium businesses (SMB), is the most affordable server entry point available from a top-tier server vendor. The x100, along with the new xSeries 206m and xSeries 306m systems, provide enterprise-class capabilities to more SMB customers than ever before.
IBM developerWorks has an article about the XML features in Mozilla Firefox 1.5. In addition to covering plain XML and XHTML, the piece also provides brief overviews of XML-based technologies such as SVG, MathML, ECMAScript for XML (E4X), XSLT, XForms and the Extensible Tag Framework (XTF). The article is the first in a series, so we presume that later parts will go into more detail.
The NSW Office of State Revenue (OSR) collects about $14 billion a year and Linux plays a key part in it. For OSR's CIO, Mike Kennedy, open systems are essential to providing agility in government. OSR, like any government agency has to be able to deal with policy changes and decisions, which often have short lead times, Kennedy said.
The Latest Edition Partition Manager 7.0 Provides Easy and Reliable Hard Drive Partitioning and Full-range Hard Disk Management
Matrox Millennium graphics cards have for years proven reliable, with great drivers, good 2D rendering capabilities, and decent resolutions are supported. They let you span or clone two monitors without adding a second video card. The most recent design in the Millennium G series, the G550, has been in production for four years as an AGP and PCI card. Today, PCI Express is replacing AGP as the standard video card interface in newer motherboards, and the Matrox adapter is now available in a PCI Express configuration. Here's what to expect from it.
Enea recently announced Element, its new high-availability middleware solution for telecom, automotive, industrial control and medical instrumentation applications. According to Terry Pearson, VP of product management for Element at Enea, the release of Element represents a fundamental shift in middleware development, from an inefficient, proprietary in-house model, to a cost-effective, commercial off-the-shelf model. "Element makes it easy for OEMs to outsource their HA middleware, slashing development time and cost, and freeing up precious engineering resources for more profitable value-added tasks such as application and service development," Pearson said.
The O'Reilly Network has introduction to Mozilla Firefox entitled What Is Firefox by Brian King of mozdev.
Taiwanese board vendor Arbor Technology claims it is first to ship a mini-ITX motherboard graced with a PCI Express x16 slot. The ITX-i7435 supports several Socket 478 Pentium M/Celeron M processors, and targets multimedia, gaming, and other applications requiring high-quality graphics performance.
StarOffice 8, which runs on Windows, Linux, and Solaris, supports the Open Document Format. ODF, which is not supported by Microsoft, was recently embraced by Massachusetts as a standard for government purchasing, and other government agencies are expected to follow.
US intellectual property laws have enable MS to become a virtual monopoly. Now they are moving their production offshore where these laws are ignored, but will still expect to gouge US citizens as they strengthen and enforce their "MS genuine" effort. Sounds like MS now wants to exploit both US citizens and foreign workers.
Trust's £40 ST-1200 Internet Phone Station lets you make free or low-cost Skype internet calls with a cordless or wired conventional phone
SHANGHAI: Global software company Microsoft has stirred to life in China with a string of small but pivotal deals in the past months after years of seeming slumber as the Asian country's market began to mature.
Taiwan executive's duties expand as Greater China Country Manager.
BitTorrent, the maker of popular file-sharing software used to distribute movies, music, and games both legally and illegally, is going commercial. The company has raised $8.75 million in venture capital from Menlo Park [Calif.]-based Doll Capital Management and plans to create a marketplace for dispensing digital goods.
The fine folks at JavaLobby have just announced a new community for open source Java projects: JavaForge. With SourceForge.net and Java.net already hosting thriving open source Java development communities, JavaForge is set to distinguish itself with the modern Subversion code versioning system (SourceForge.net and Java.net still use the older CVS system) and a raft of other features offered by the CodeBeamer platform.
Your company is finding that tech hiring is on the rise, and one of the reasons is increased reliance on open source. What are companies looking for and what has your internal hiring experience been?
Red Hat, with help from IBM and Trusted Computing Solutions, plans to put its operating system through the paces of the National Information Assurance Partnership's Common Criteria evaluation program to create the first "trusted" Linux operating system.
The industry leading PDF manipulation tools have been validated as Ready for IBM's eServer with Linux.
A daily feature available on SchaeffersResearch.com is "Street Chatter." Every day, we'll focus on three newsworthy stocks that are generating a lot of attention on Internet message boards. By digging into the stock's option activity and trading performance, we hope to shed some light on the securities. Appearing in today's Street Chatter are Red Hat, RealNetworks, and SINA Corporation.