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As Bart Decrem (Mozilla Foundation spokeperson) is doing a press tour in Europe with Mozilla Europe, press coverage is getting quite amazing. I tried to gather all the links I could to European articles. You'll find articles from UK, The Netherlands, Belgium and France. Bart will continue his trip in France tomorrow and then Germany and UK again. We're just half way in this press tour and the response is already awesome! The Register, Reuters, ZDNet.be, you name it. French Google News home page even has a Firefox logo!
Open source is reaching new heights as space organizations look to this communally developed software to power both terrestrial and orbital operations. Both the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Indian Space Research Organization, in particular, are using open-source software to build, guide, and repair critical satellite systems.
The Windows vs Linux security debate has been given a fresh lease of life following the publication of a study by well-known tech journalist Nicholas Petreley which predictably concludes that Microsoft "Get The Facts campaign does not deal with the "real facts."
JBoss Inc., the company that produced the open source J2EE application server of the same name, last week announced it would adopt the jBPM open source workflow management application into its suite of offerings targeting the enterprise software market. The goal of business process management (BPM) software is to abstract away technical issues like data manipulation and procedural logic for higher-level logic involved in complex workflow designs used in this era of Web services and service-orientated architectures.
HP and Novell GmbH have launched a project in Germany today to support IT migrations to Linux desktops and servers in local German governments. Called "Linux Kommunale," the initiative teams HP hardware and Novell SuSE Enterprise Server 9, desktop and management tools.
Soon, having Linux "under the hood" may take on a more literal meaning. Austin's embedded Linux vendor Metrowerks recently announced the release of what it calls Automotive Grade Linux, a version of the open source operating system modified to run as an electronics control system in automobiles.
Mandrakelinux 10.1 Official is now available and provides improved hardware support, extended mobility and a better user experience.
Linux desktop vendor Xandros Inc. on Tuesday announced the availability of its new Xandros Desktop Management Server (xDMS) application, which gives IT administrators the tools to roll out, configure and maintain mass deployments of Linux-equipped PCs.
Welcome to this year's 42nd issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. Roger So called for papers for the first Asia Debian Mini-Conf, to be held in Beijing, China next February/March. Support for the new m32r processor architecture has been added to Linux 2.6.9 and the root filesystem is based on Debian.
Open source specialists JBoss Corp and the Apache Software Foundation have thrown their weight behind a Java standards effort abandoned by IBM Corp and BEA Systems Inc.
Something rather strange happened earlier this month. Sun released -- but did not announce -- a Solaris-based version of Release 2 of its Java Desktop System (JDS). Given the significance of JDS R2, for which a Linux-based version has existed since May 2004, why would Sun avoid drawing attention to this release?
One of the oldest Linux distributions may drop the GNOME desktop and leave it to users to install this environment if they so wish.
MOFFETT FIELD, Calif.--Silicon Graphics plans to announce a new Linux computer Nov. 1, a machine that uses Intel's newest Itanium 2 processor and packs the chips twice as compactly as current machines do.
Cutting through the spin and getting to the roots of the piracy problem.
Last week Brian Behlendorf, CTO of CollabNet, gave a one-hour talk at a lunch-time meeting of the Austin Java Users Group entitled "From Open Systems to Open Standards to Open Software: How software development has changed over the past thirty years, and what I should do in the next three." Behlendorf, one of the original Apache crew and now a member of the board of directors of the Apache Software Foundation, crammed into the session a history of the Apache project and a Q&A session, during which he covered topics ranging from the "competition" between Bitkeeper and Subversion, to the Apache Software Foundation's take on the Microsoft's Sender ID license, to the offshoring of developer jobs.
The planned migration of 14,000 desktops in the City of Munich to Linux has attracted attention from as far away as Japan and Australia - and so far all they've switched over is the browser. Peter Hofmann, the project leader of the Linux migration in the City of Munich, code-named LiMux, told ZDNet UK on Tuesday what it feels like to become a star in the Linux world.
SugarCRM is one of the first, if not the first, commercial open-source CRM company. Some analysts say there is definitely a niche available for open-source CRM, especially among companies that are unhappy with the vertical or industry-specific CRM applications on the market.
In a research study submitted for publication in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Dr. Anil Prahda claims to have discovered serious health issues stemming from the use of open-source software (OSS). His report cites a lengthy list of maladies tied to OSS, including several potentially fatal illnesses.
It seems probable that Novell and Dell have reached a deal to factory install SUSE Linux on the latter's servers. However, neither is confirming they have reached such an agreement in this article, though earlier arrangements are cited. This would seem to put Novell on par with Red Hat regarding server support if this proves to be true.
The Mozilla Foundation, the creators of the open-source Firefox browser, has predicted that by the end of 2005, it will have 10% of the browser market. It doesn't take rocket science to realize that's a swing at Microsoft, given the near ubiquity of its Windows operating system and its Internet Explorer browser.