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Middle East Region’s Leading Technology Users Gather in Dubai for Fourth CIO Conference

IBM has kicked off this morning the fourth Middle East CIO Conference hosting over 50 of the leading players in corporate technology deployments in Dubai as part of the company’s strategic initiative to work more closely with customers across the region. The CIO conference sees the Chief Information Officers (CIO) of some of the Middle East’s leading government and corporate entities converging in Dubai’s Park Hyatt Hotel just before the GITEX 2005 exhibition.

Wiki Mania

Occasional headaches are worth the value of an open community, according to Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia. He says most Web developers anticipate problems instead of potential. "To me, that's like opening a steakhouse and saying, 'Wait. What if people want to stab each other with their steak knives?' ... What does that do to your community?"

Videos of KimDaBa in Action

For those of you who do not understand how to use KimDaBa, there is now no reason not to use it. KimDaBa is the first KDE application to offer small flash videos with voice-overs describing how to use it

Hellooooooo Vietnam!

maddog announces two talks in Hanoi, Vietnam, and kicks off a couple of articles about Free and Open Source Software in that country which will continue over the next couple of days.

Tutorial: Ubuntu for servers

  • HowtoForge; By Till Brehm, Falko Timme (Posted by VISITOR on Sep 25, 2005 9:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
This guide shows how to set up a web, mail, and ftp server with Ubuntu 5.04 "The Hoary Hedgehog" and demonstrates the details with the help of 21 screenshots.

This is a detailed description about the steps to be taken to setup a Ubuntu based server (Ubuntu 5.0.4 - The Hoary Hedgehog) that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters (web server (SSL-capable), mail server (with SMTP-AUTH and TLS!), DNS server, FTP server, MySQL server, POP3/POP3s/IMAP/IMAPs, Quota, Firewall, etc.).

The computer helper: Office software for free

  • Financial Mirror; By Jay Dougherty (Posted by tadelste on Sep 25, 2005 9:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Computer hardware is expensive enough. Add the cost of software, and you could really bust the budget. But you don't have to spend any money at all to use software that's perfectly capable for typical office tasks. There's plenty of free software available for what you need - and most of it is even compatible with today's highest-priced office programs used by businesses.

When Open Source Theory Meets Fact

  • Bangkok Post; By Ric Shreves (Posted by tadelste on Sep 25, 2005 9:27 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM, PHP; Story Type: Editorial
Open source theory and fact walked hand in hand this week. Pundits and prognosticators all came calling with their own miscellaneous and sundry opinions about how this whole open source Security, strength, a lower TCO: find out about all the advantages of IBM Middleware on Linux. Latest News about open source thing works and what it really means. Leading the pundits and prognosticators was industry giant Gartner Latest News about Gartner Group. The Gartner Application Development Summit in the U.S. brought some tasty tidbits to light. According to Gartner, the near future of open source will bring, among other things, the following: * A complete open-source implementation of a Java Latest News about Java VM within three years.
* PHP will become a mainstream enterprise tool.
* Mono usage will grow in the enterprise.
* More commercial support for the LAMP stack.

Cinelerra Linux video editor - Movie studio in a Linux Box

That's right kids. Unlike most of the Linux solutions out there, Cinelerra requires no emulation of proprietary operating systems, no commercial add-ons, no banner advertizements, no corporate dependancies, no terrorists, just a boring old Linux box.

Ibm Gitex event features Linux

IBM this morning opened its fourth Middle East CIO Conference to coincide with the start of the Gitex computer show in Dubai. More than 50 of the leading players in corporate technology deployments are gathering in Dubai to hear about the latest developments, including Linux.

Are open-source evangelists a threat to Microsoft?

Hartselle's Shawn Woods just wants cheap software that works.He thinks open-source software may be the answer. Woods is the systems administrator for the city of Hartselle. What attracts him to open-source software is its cost.

Former President Corners Microsoft Korea

Who will be the last man to promote open-source programs here _ the No. 1 enemy of Windows operating system of Microsoft Korea? The answer may be the president or ex-presidents of the firm. But such an implausible thing is now happening in this country as a former president of Microsoft Korea is leading the government initiative to boost open-source programs in place of Windows. Ko Hyun-jin, president of the government-sponsored Korea IT Industry Promotion Agency (KIPA), is the man who is making the hard-to-believe story.

The Venezuelan Model of Development: The Path of Solidarity

  • The Jamaica Observer; By Felipe Perez Marti (Posted by tadelste on Sep 25, 2005 6:49 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
If one were to define the model of development using a standard terminology, one would say that what we have is "development from below," or "trickle up" economics, as opposed to "trickle down" economics.

eBay's Bet: The Skype's the Limit

When I talked to Meg Whitman last week, we used plain old telephones. But since both of us belong to the 54 million-member Skype community—a global society one joins simply by signing up to use that company's voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) service—we could have had the conversation free via laptops and our Net connections. Or she could have Skyped me (yes, it's a verb) from her computer to my land line, paying a couple of cents a minute. It would have been appropriate because eBay CEO Whitman has just spent $2.6 billion of her company's cash and stock to buy Skype, a move that seems destined to become a marker of cataclysmic change.

Facilitating e-governance (Cover Story)

  • Express Computer; By venkatesh (Posted by tadelste on Sep 25, 2005 3:56 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Oracle; Story Type: News Story
With several deployments in state government departments, Oracle has made substantial inroads in the Indian e-governance space, says Venkatesh Ganesh.

Polish student wins Google Code Jam contest and $10,000 prize

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - Sept. 23, 2005 - LAWFUEL - The Law News Network - Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced Marek Cygan, a student at Warsaw University, as the grand prize winner of the 2005 Google Code Jam, Google's annual computer programming competition. Cygan competed against 14,500 registrants from around the world, more than double the number of competitors from years past, to bring home the $10,000 grand prize.

Initial Lightning Roadmap Published

An initial roadmap for the Lightning calendar project has been created by Dan Mosedale. The document, which is currently rather sparse, sets out the basic plan for the Mozilla Thunderbird calendaring and scheduling add-on, specifying the aims for Lightning 0.1 (targetted for November this year), Lightning 0.2 and the future.

It's a Wiki World

When Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web 15 years ago, he always intended that it should be easy for people to write to it, not just read from it. But if websites are opened up to anyone, they often get vandalised by people with axes to grind. Now, a researcher from Manchester has brought together two of computing's current buzzwords - the Grid, and Wikis - to overcome this problem. A Wiki is a web site where users can easily add and edit its content. Although some Wikis ask contributors to pick a username and password, people running the sites have no idea who their users really are, and the better known Wikis have to be constantly on the look out for offensive or just irrelevant additions. The new open source software, GridSiteWiki, combines the functions of a Wiki with user authentication based on security tools developed for Grid computing. Dr Andrew McNab of Manchester University, who developed the new software, will be speaking on Grid security at the UK e-Science All Hands Conference in Nottingham on Thursday.

Freescale To Set The Pace For Automakers

  • CXO Today; By Sohini Bagchi (Posted by tadelste on Sep 24, 2005 10:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
On the auto-market trend, Guruswamy pointed out that today, traditional body, chassis and safety applications, from climate control to power steering, have in some cases exceeded the performance scope of existing microcontrollers solutions. A drift, which would shoot up in the days to come, is the usage of embedded Linux in car infotainment systems.

Making good on Unix

  • Austin American Statesman; By Dan Zehr (Posted by tadelste on Sep 24, 2005 8:42 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
After boldly investing billions, IBM has its rivals on the defensive. With a subpar product in a dying market, IBM Corp. simply did what any rational company would do — double its billion-dollar investment.

Marcel Gagne from Addison-Wesley and Paul Shomo from Diskeeper are guests on Let's Talk Computers ®

NASHVILLE, TN - September 23, 2005 - Guests from Addison-Wesley and Diskeeper will appear on radio talk show "Let's Talk Computers". Addison-Wesley, a unit of Pearson Technology Group, an operating unit of Pearson Education, which is a part of Pearson plc, the international media company. In recognition of Diskeeper's 19-year leadership position as the number one automatic defragmenter in both the Windows® and OpenVMS® markets, Executive Software has now focused that leadership by becoming Diskeeper Corporation. Let's Talk Computers ranks as one of the longest-running computer radio talk shows, and airs on multiple radio stations weekly - and 24 hours a day, seven days a week on the Internet.

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