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Has open source changed the game?

A panel of open source CEOs took the stage at the recent LinuxWorld conference for a panel called "The death of the enterprise software business model." While one-sided, the discussion provided insight into the opportunities and challenges facing the community.

Microsoft vs. EC: Day one

MS v EU: Day one Microsoft is back in court today to try and get the Court of First Instance to overturn the record fine imposed on it by the Competition Commission.

Novell Steers Clear of Open Source with Latest Acquisition

Novell has bought e-Security Inc for $72 million, a move it figures will make it a pioneer in delivering a single view of security and compliance activities across the entire enterprise.

Iomega debuts larger network storage

Iomega today announced the release of two new StorCenter network storage products: the StorCenter Wireless Network Storage 1TB, and the StorCenter Network Hard Drive 500GB.

Ibm to Oracle: you can't buy open source

Contrary to Larry Ellison's apparent desire to control Linux, IBM prefers to have at least two independent Linux distributors serving corporate customers, an IBM executive said on Wednesday.

Google Funding Firefox Sabotage

Last night I spent an hour or two visiting unfamiliar websites while researching a topic for an upcoming column. In the process, I discovered a new and exceedingly obnoxious trend: Some members of the Firefox community have decided that you shouldn’t be allowed to view their sites correctly – or, in some cases, at all – unless you’re using the One True Browser.

[I think a better approach than what is mentioned in this article is to just use proper CSS and let readers know that they should use a web browser that renders proper CSS. - dcparris]

Easier Management For Linux Blades

HP has made it easier to manage Linux blades with the release of Control Tower. It acquired the technology last year when it bout RLX.

Migration to Oracle on Linux Reduces Hardware Costs by 40 Percent ...

COCC, Financial services company is relying on Oracle Financial Management, a part of the Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Database running on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server from Novell, to provide community banks and credit unions with advanced financial management services at their desktops.

DistroWatch Weekly: Edgy Eft, Fedora reviews, CCux Linux, Xubuntu

  • DistroWatch.com; By Ladislav Bodnar (Posted by dave on Apr 24, 2006 2:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter
Welcome to this year's 17th issue of DistroWatch Weekly. A flurry of distribution releases and related announcements were the highlights of the past week. The Ubuntu project has released the complete set of betas of all their derivatives, including the newly added Xubuntu, and also made an initial announcement concerning the development of Edgy Eft, the code name of its next release. Similarly, the Fedora project has announced an estimated release schedule for the development of Fedora Core 6. Also in this issue: updates on the status of Mandriva's Cooker repository, new minor release by Linspire, a comparison of journalled files system on Debian, and an interesting interview with the lead developer of Elive. In the First Look series we share our first impressions of CCux Linux 0.9.8. Finally, a little statistical titbit: with the recent addition of Xubuntu, the DistroWatch database now contains exactly 500 distributions. Happy reading! Join us at irc.freenode.net #distrowatch

Red Hat beats Suse in Linux brand recognition: poll

The results are in of the first iTWire Poll and Red Hat gets the clear nod from readers as the Linux brand with the greater recognition in the marketplace.

World's Smallest Linux System on View

The Picotux 100 Module is being touted as the world's smallest linux computer, coming in at about the size of an RJ45 connector. Its manufacturer, Kleinhenz Elektronik, says it's equipped with a processor cranking along at 55 megahertz.

Src Turns Geocoder Open Source: Three Takes

SRC this morning announced it would make its Explorer geocoder technology available under an open source license. Directions Media editors offer their interpretation of the move.

Open source meets business intelligence

  • CNET News.com; By Martin LaMonica (Posted by dcparris on Apr 23, 2006 11:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Looking to crack into the business intelligence field, open-source challengers JasperSoft and Pentaho expand their product suites.

Fedora Project Board meeting summary

  • Mailing list; By Max Spevack <mspevack@redhat.com> (Posted by dcparris on Apr 23, 2006 10:41 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story

A Window into Microsoft's Battle

The case revolves around two separate issues: Microsoft's bundling of its Media Player into Windows, and whether the company must disclose secret software protocols to rivals that dictate how programs interact with Windows network servers. Here's a look at the arguments both sides are likely to use to advance their positions.

Linux on Mac Could Spike Attackers' Interest

  • MacNewsWorld; By Erika Morphy (Posted by dcparris on Apr 23, 2006 8:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Running Linux does not render the user immune to virus or malware infiltration. "If you are running Linux as the primary OS and are using the Internet, you are still open to security-based holes that Unix systems have," Mike Romo, Symantec product manager for the Macintosh, told

[In light of this article, how worried should we be? Not that one should ignore sound security practices, of course. - dcparris]

Fry's Electronics thinks Linux is better than Windows

While shopping at Fry's electronics in Chicago, I came across this display that really "tells it like it is".

[A picture is worth a thousand words! - dcparris]

Larry a big Linux fan, says Oracle exec

A senior Oracle executive has backed the reasoning behind the software vendor's mooted move into the operating system sphere and illustrated the depth of chief executive Larry Ellison's allegiance to Linux.

LSB 3.1 unifies Linux desktop standards

The Free Standards Group (FSG) will unveil Linux Standard Base 3.1, the first LSB version to include explicit Linux desktop application support, April 25 at the Desktop Linux Summit in San Diego. The standard has already been endorsed by Linux leaders Red Hat and Novell, along with other major Linux players such as AMD, Asianux, CA, Dell, HP, IBM, Intel, Mandriva, RealNetworks, Red Flag, and Turbolinux, according to the FSG.

Picotux - the smallest Linux Computer in the World

The picotux 100 is the world's smallest Linux computer, only slightly larger (35mm×19mm×19mm) than an RJ45 connector.

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