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SearchOpenSource.com has a short interview with David Brickner, author of Test Driving Linux: From Windows to Linux in 60 Seconds, about Konqueror.
As alternatives to Microsoft's Office 2003, the free OpenOffice.org suite and low-cost StarOffice both have a lot to offer. eWEEK Labs recently reviewed StarOffice 8, and was impressed by its broad platform support and low cost -- two measures by which the Sun Microsystems Inc. office productivity suite edges out Microsoft Corp.'s market-leading Office 2003 but falls short compared with its open-source sibling, OpenOffice.org 2.0.
SA open source service provider Redlinx adds its Linux server for small and medium businesses to its line-up. Included is a host of Novell business applications.
Event host Linspire Inc. is looking for speakers and panelists for its fourth annual Desktop Linux Summit, set for April 24-26, 2006 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Diego, Calif.
Virtio has added "cycle-approximate" transactional analysis to its virtual platform technology used to simulate the behavior, timing, and performance of popular embedded microprocessors. The company says the technology enables embedded developers to accurately estimate the timing of routines and system software performance. The simulator boots Linux, among other target OSes.
An open source consulting company has published an online review of Ubuntu 5.10 "Breezy Badger." Reviewer Nilayan Sharma takes the new Ubuntu release "for a spin to see if it holds up to the reputation for stability and ease of use that we've come to expect."
What do you look for in an email program? You may find it in Mutt, an easy-to-use text-based messaging client. Here's all you need to know to get started with Mutt.
Coraid has released a Linux-based NAS server appliance that allows customers to build a low-cast NAS with an unlimited storage capacity.
Pushing the "open source" idea deeper into computing, several companies led by IBM are teaming up to develop programs for letting big businesses uniformly manage their increasingly vast warehouses of data. The companies are forming a group known as Aperi, which will attempt to free up the bottlenecks that can occur when a business has bought tape and disk storage systems from a variety of vendors.
With open-source productivity suites getting better and better, the cost of Microsoft Corp.'s Office is looking higher and higher to FN Manufacturing LLC.
Last year, FN Manufacturing began testing OpenOffice.org 1.1.1 with the hope of mitigating the costs associated with an enterprisewide upgrade to Microsoft Office 2003. FN Manufacturing's goal was not necessarily to entirely replace Microsoft's Office suite, but to find and deploy a more cost-effective office solution where and when possible. And for Ed Benincasa, an eWEEK Corporate Partner and vice president of MIS at FN Manufacturing, the more the OpenOffice.org suite matured, the more compelling he found the open-source alternative to be.
IBM has opened up its entire patent portfolio for the development and implementation of selected open healthcare and education software standards around web services, electronic forms and open document formats.
Red Hat India has signed a deal with one of India's top five banks to provide its enterprise Linux software for 10,000 desktops and 1000 servers, a company executive said today.
Corey Shields writes: "After the Firefox balloon that was launched today [Saturday], the OSU LUG also had an addons review fest to try to help the increasing number of extensions and themes awaiting review and approval on addons.mozilla.org.
SGI's Acclaimed High-End Features Now Within Reach of Budget-Conscious Customers Seeking Powerhouse Solutions that are Easy to Build, Deploy, and Administer
It was a surprise to everyone but Google that AdSense ads appearing in RSS feeds were geo-targeted just like site-based AdSense blocks.
Mobility Email is a portable open-source distribution of Mozilla's Thunderbird. It can be used on a desktop computer as a normal e-mail application, or it can run directly from a USB key (like the iPod Shuffle) without needing to be installed on a computer.
Huntsville, AL (OPENPRESS) October 25, 2005 -- Digium® Inc., the creator of Asterisk® and pioneer of open source telephony, today launched the Digium Wildcard TDM2400P, the most dense and scalable card available for building an Asterisk-based telephony system for SOHO and SME environments. The 32-bit 33MHz PCI 2.2-compliant card with Digium’s patent pending VoiceBus™ architecture, supports quad-FXS station and quad-FXO office interfaces for connecting analog telephones and lines through a PC, without taking up numerous PCI slots.
“The Digium 24-port card offers the highest analog density available in a PCI card and can scale up to 48-ports with two cards and two slots,” said Mark Spencer, president of Digium. “With its flexible scalability features, our 24-port card is the best hardware card available for small and medium businesses looking to build an inexpensive, sophisticated VoIP telephony solution without compromising the use of multiple PCs.”
David Boswell writes: "The Mozdev Community Organization is looking for someone to help with ongoing community development tasks at mozdev.org.
Motorola and PalmSource are among the companies that lined up last week behind an initiative that aims to promote the use of Linux on cell phones.
Tectonic wants you to tell us what's hot and what's not in the world of open source. Its first open source readers' awards will recognise the best of OSS in the South African marketplace, and the world.
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