This week, the FreeBSD Project released version 5.4 of the FreeBSD operating system. This new release offers new features, new tools, and numerous improvements in security, hardware and networking support for the UNIX-like operating system.
Well, it looks as if it finally might happen. At least one version of Java code, Java 2 Standard Edition, may soon be set free of Sun Microsystems' notoriously complicated licensing. And the unusual thing is this: Sun's apparently OK with it, at least on the surface. Some of its large, license-paying-through-the-nose customers won't be, however.
Gluecode Standard Edition (SE) is a Java-certified, production-grade platform designed to allow developers to rapidly deploy and manage their applications. Built on Apache-based technologies, Gluecode SE relies on the Apache Geronimo application server as an integration point for mature, proven open source. Download Gluecode SE 1.1-Beta
The Kompany has announced availability of a desktop Linux port of tkBackup, its "easy to use and inexpensive" file backup application for embedded Linux devices, tkcBackup.
The first public alpha release of Symphony OS is now available. Symphony OS is a Debian/KNOPPIX-based desktop distribution with some radical ideas about ease of use
IBM challenges JBoss, BEA Systems, Oracle and IBM's own WebSphere Application Server (WAS) by endorsing the Apache Software Foundation's open-source Geronimo project and acquiring Gluecode Software.
Setting aside for a moment the debate going on in enterprises over whether to use Microsoft or open source alternatives, this week has seen much noise over two other battlegrounds: schools and local government.
Microsoft has finally realized that Windows NT Workstation, 98, and ME users need an upgrade path that will work with their hardware. Too bad, Linux desktops can already fill that bill.
If you haven't already done so, I'll bet you would really like to try out Linux, right? You want to see for yourself what all the hype and hoopla is about. But a couple of things have held you back, haven't they?
A project report evaluating the use of open source software (OSS) within a small number of schools will be published on Friday 13th May 2005 by the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency [Becta].
Users of Linux-based e-mail servers might want to check out the latest anti-virus and filtering options from Central Command, which announced the latest version of its e-mail security software last week.Â
A professor at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Mumbai is working on an alternative open-source licence to the GNU General Public License (GPL) because he claims GPL is "too restrictive".
The FSF, Sun and OpenOffice.org are moving to reconcile their differences about the use of Sun's Java in OpenOffice 2.0.
Chandler, AZ. May 11, 2005: O-Ya Software’s DeepDiveTM SDK Platform can now support 4 databases – postgreSQL, SQLite, mySQL, and Oracle 10g. SQLite is integrated and shipped as part of the platform, and the other 3 databases are available upon request
Quickly learn how to build Web services with a two-part tutorial series. The first tutorial - Building and testing, shows you how to use Rational Application Developer to use existing functionality that you have developed in Java code and expose it as a Web service.
Two years after it selected open-source rendering engine KHTML as the basis of its Safari Web browser, Apple Computer has proposed resolving compatibility conflicts by scrapping that code base in favor of its own
Tangent Systems has announced it will be debuting its new graphical management solutions for Linux servers called Meridian at the upcoming LinuxWorld conference. The conference runs from 17 to 20 May at the Sandton Convention Centre.
Here's a look at some of the conversation sparked by Doc's commentary on our Flat New World.
The long-awaited report on the use of open source software (OSS) in schools was published today by Becta, the Government's lead agency for ICT in education. As expected, the report concludes that OSS can offer a "cost effective alternative" to proprietary solutions. But it also cautions that an OSS implementation needs careful planning and support.
While Microsoft struggles to capitalize on 64-bit power, Linux has led the way for years. Correspondent Rob Reilly dusts off an older version of SUSE and demonstrates that even year-old Linux technology can run rings around anything out there for the 64-bit desktop and provide users with one screaming portable machine.