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DNS is fundamental to network operations, but rather surprisingly, given the usual free/open source software community's habit of having multiple versions of everything, it has evolved into a DNS server monoculture dominated by ISC BIND (Berkeley Internet Name Domain). All other issues aside, such as security and performance, monoculture is not healthy. There's a whole world outside of BIND; a pleasant world full of DNS servers that are simple to configure, and reliable and secure to use.
The IBM Linux Competency Centre was launched yesterday at the Johannesburg Centre for Software Engineering. Boasting a powerful sever set up, the centre is available free of charge for corporates wanting to test systems as well as for academic research.
The Ubuntu team is proud to announce the release of Ubuntu 6.10, codenamed 'Edgy Eft'. This release includes both installable Desktop CDs and alternate text-mode installation CDs for several architectures. Highlights of this release include: Tomboy, an easy-to-use and efficient note-taking tool; F-Spot, a photo management tool that enables tagging, photo editing and automatic uploading to on-line web management sites; GNOME 2.16; substantially faster startup and shutdown with eye-catching high-resolution graphics; the latest Firefox web browser, version 2.0
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Managing your address book and appending new addresses can get tiresome. If your email client is KMail, KBBDB can help with part of the job. This Perl-based filter sits idle waiting for messages to show up, then extracts any new sender's email address into KAddressBook.
When you hear the name Slackware, you are at once transported to a world where Linux users feel more at home in setting the configurations by editing ordinary text files. In fact the credo of Slackware is to keep it as simple as possible. In popular speak, it is known by the acronym KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid).
You can browse Samba or windows share from Nautilus GUI file manager
or command prompt using smbclient.
But SSLBridge allows you to browse Samba/windows share over Internet using secure VPN connection.
Users can access and manipulate files over the internet using a browser, as if they were at their own Desktop system. With this software you can access your corporate resources using your existing Active Directory Account username and password.
An institute that aims to promote the use of open source software in the UK is being set up in Birmingham. The National Open Centre (NOC) will aim to help set national policy on use of open source software.
KDE together with the Athens University of Economics and Business and the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and other partners has launched SQO-OSS. This is a two-year multi-million euro project that aims to develop new tools and techniques for measuring Open Source quality.
Red Hat, Inc, the world's leading provider of open source solutions to the enterprise, today announced that Denkavit Groep, a leading European animal food manufacturer in the Netherlands, has implemented Oracle EnterpriseOne ERP suite running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux across its IT systems. With this migration of key business-critical services, Denkavit is the first European implementation of Oracle EnterpriseOne on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Tonight in the People Behind KDE series of interviews we feature an Australian core hacker. He is very motivated in programming but his social life is as important. He focuses mainly on programming tools but works for core parts like kdeui too. We are talking about KDE star Hamish Rodda.
OpenOffice.org's development team has released the latest update to its popular open-source office suite: OpenOffice.org 2.0.4. The release, coming roughly four months after the June 30 introduction of version 2.0.3, boasts improved extensions management, among other enhancements.
IBM and Oracle today announced a strategic initiative to collaborate on the sales and marketing of a series of enterprise business solutions with Oracle applications and technology for Linux on System z in order to target the business requirements of large and medium size enterprise customers and meet growing market demand. This initiative complements a series of investments IBM and Oracle have made in support of Linux as an enterprise application platform.
Axis Open Source is an open source software consultancy that also houses a training center where students learn how to use open source tools like PHP, MySQL, Moodle, and embedded Linux. John Horn, the founder and CEO of Axis, hasn't always been a proponent of open source. When he began his business in 1993, his mission was completely different.
Oracle has announced it's "Unbreakable Linux" program. According to Oracle, they take Red Hat Linux, remove Red Hat's trademarks, add Linux bug fixes and then offer support at prices that undercut Red Hat. Not to say anything, but doesn't that amount to an endorsement of Red Hat by Oracle?
AIX has a vast array of commands that enable you to do a multitude of tasks. Depending on what you need to accomplish, you use only a certain subset of these commands. There are a few core commands that you commonly use. This article will cover some of the core commands with the intent to provide a list that you can use as a ready reference.
Curtin University of Technology Sarawak undergraduate Lai Chiong Ching emerged winner of the Sarawak open source competition with his entry File Injection and Retrieval Application Version 2 (FIRA2).
Wouldn't it be great to just get a PC with Linux already installed and ready to go? Novell thinks that's a grand idea too, and on Oct. 25 announced agreements with four white-box PC manufacturers who will globally distribute PCs pre-loaded with SLED (SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop) 10.
The world's largest retail has relaunched Walmart.com after a 13-month overhaul.
Major European animal food manufacturer first to implement Oracle EnterpriseOne running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux
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