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Banc of America Securities has reiterated its "buy" rating for Red Hat Inc. stock and raised its price target for the Raleigh-based Linux reseller to $22 per share from $20.
"In the realm of open source, what was once all-Linux, all-the-time, has shifted gears to encompass everything from enterprise resource planning applications to Web browsers and CRM. Tiny startup companies and former pet projects of developers well versed in kernels and General Public License (GPL) now find themselves on the receiving end of millions and millions of investment dollars, while products like Firefox, MySQL and OpenOffice.org are now thrown about in a serious manner with household names like Microsoft Office, Oracle and others.
Sometimes encryption isn't enough to keep your conversations private. With standard encryption, it's theoretically possible for someone to steal your secret encryption keys and decipher the conversation. For conversations that need to be kept confidential, the Off-the-Record (OTR) plugin for Gaim saves the day. It leaves no trace of a conversation ever having taken place.
EzHomeTech has launched a uClinux operating system and VoD (video-on-demand) software stack for STBs (set-top boxes) built on a Sigma Designs digital media processor SoC (system-on-chip).
Symbian Limited has announced that it has joined the Eclipse Foundation as an Add-In Provider. Symbian is contributing substantial development work, as well as adding its experience and expertise, to the global, community-owned Open Source project.
An electronic engineering student in Brazil has published a design for a small SBC (single-board computer) that runs Linux. Flavio Ribeiro's SBC uses a 180MHz ARM processor, an Altera Cyclone FPGA, and a 3-megapixel Micron CMOS sensor. It targets machine vision, surveillance, and other imaging applications.
A year ago today AMP(Asterisk Management Portal) was unleashed to the SourceForge(R) code repository website (http://sourceforge.net/projects/amportal
). The response was immediate and favorable. Interest in AMP rose steadily and it quickly became the de facto freely available Asterisk GUI.
Some IT vendors are releasing products that are designed to help companies move grid computing into their mainstream business processes. For instance, SAS Institute said at GridWorld that its flagship SAS 9 business intelligence, data mining and statistical analysis software now includes grid capabilities developed by Platform Computing. SAS users could tap the grid features to improve their IT resource utilisation, said Cheryl Doninger, SAS' research and development director for enterprise computing.
"I thought the byzantine/baroque comment was significant" from a post on the previous Comment of the Day - October 12, 2005 Linux Virus Exist.
The Ubuntu team is proud to announce Ubuntu 5.10
The next set of ATI drivers have been released. You can get the Catalyst 5.10 Drivers straight from ATI's site.
South Korea's antitrust agency said on Wednesday it would continue an investigation into allegations of unfair business practices by Microsoft Corp. despite a settlement between the software giant and a rival U.S. firm.
Aculab has today announced that Prosody PCI, their media processing resource card will be verified to work with Digium’s Asterisk Business Edition, the professional-grade version of the Digium Asterisk open-source PBX.
The software giant has made nice with competitors but analysts think it's the same old Microsoft.
So is this spirit of détente a sign that Microsoft realizes it can make better products by forming new allies? Or are Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer just simply following the sage advice of Don Vito Corleone?
Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
Although OpenOffice.org was intent on releasing the final 2.0 version of its open-source office suite on Oct. 13th -- the fifth anniverary of the organization's founding -- Ziff Davis Internet learned Wednesday afternoon that the group has decided to hold off due to a "show-stopping" problem with the software.
IBM and Novell are making it easier to buy and manage blade servers by offering a one-price licensing agreement for Novell SUSE Linux on IBM's BladeCenter chassis.
The Tango Project is a collaborative effort of a variety of free/open-source software designers and artists to work towards unifying the visual style of the free (mostly Linux) desktop.
Although not as well known as rival programs Adobe Illustrator CS and Macromedia Freehand, Xara has long been our vector program of choice, offering a simple interface, powerful editing tools, a comparatively tiny download (just 21 meg) and the ability to render pages at scorchio speeds that leaves the competition for dead.
Once a curiosity of computer rooms, open-source software applications are now giving commercial programs a run for their money in public-sector information technology shops.
In fact, public-sector I.T. managers say free licensing isn't necessarily the most attractive characteristic of the best open-source products today. Many stand out for their stable programming code and array of useful features or, conversely, their stripped-down feature sets that eliminate unnecessary bells and whistles.
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