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Red Hat to Present at Investor Events

RALEIGH, N.C. --(Business Wire)-- May 1, 2006 -- Red Hat (NASDAQ: RHAT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions to the enterprise, today announced it will present at the following investor events.

Open Source is Becoming an Essential Part of Services Portfolios ...

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – According to a recent IDC study, open source is becoming a fundamental aspect of services portfolios for IBM Global Services, HP Services (HPS), Unisys, Novell, and other major services providers. The study also reveals that open source is moving up on the investment agenda of companies worldwide, as services providers (mostly services arms of technology companies) have formalized support, training, and certification services to encourage adoption of open source (principally Linux) on their products. As open source software goes mainstream, IDC finds that services vendors must further develop open source capabilities in order to meet their clients' needs and attract new customers.

Risks Digest Vol. 24 Iss. 26

  • ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy; By Peter G. Neumann (moderator) (Posted by incinerator on May 1, 2006 8:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter; Groups: Community
Another issue of ACM's excellent digest about the risks of using computers in our society.

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Selects Linux Networx Supercomputers for Earth and Space Sciences Research

SALT LAKE CITY, May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Linux Networx, The Linux Supercomputing Company, today announced that Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) has ordered a Custom Supersystem for the NASA Center for Computational Sciences (NCCS) at the Goddard Space Flight Center. The new system is designed to dramatically increase throughput for applications ranging from studying weather and climate variability to simulating astrophysical phenomena. The system will supplement the NCCS architecture with improved price/performance and is designed to scale to as many as 40 trillion floating-point operations per second (TFLOPS) in its full configuration.

Review: New Mono-Based Applications for GNOME in Fedora Core 5--Part 1

As long as Red Hat refused to touch Mono--the open source, multi-platform implementation of Microsoft's .Net framework--various power struggles and problems were occurring. So why include Mono in Fedora Core 5, given the controversies and the fact that Mono isn't strictly necessary for the future of GNOME? Dee-Ann LeBlanc files this report on the technology behind one of GNOME's new Mono-based apps: Beagle.

Linux vs. Windows Vista vs. Leopard

2008 will be a critical year for Apple, Microsoft, and the Linux contingent. If Apple can't significantly expand its presence by then in the PC market it is likely going to be finished with this segment. Its likely path in that case will be to focus more aggressively on the consumer electronics market it currently dominates.

Music Collection Sharing With Rhythmbox

  • raouls land reloaded; By raoul (Posted by raoulsland on May 1, 2006 5:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: GNOME
Actually, this title is not very descriptive, as sharing music with Rhythmbox takes only one click of the mouse. However, this article intends to provide an overview of what happens behind the scenes after this mouse button has been pressed and how Rhythmbox and Avahi work together in order to make the sharing of music such an easy task.

Open enterprise: Schwartz doesn't get Linux

Scott McNealy is out. Jonathan Schwartz is in. And the future never looked brighter for Sun Microsystems—or so we're told. But if Sun's new CEO is going to convince me that his company can remain a dominant player in enterprise software, first he's going to have to get his story straight, particularly when it comes to Linux and open source.

Ark Linux Live released for testing

The Ark Linux team has announced the release of the first test version of Ark Linux Live, a Live CD edition of the Ark Linux operating system.

DistroWatch Weekly: Freespire, BSD releases, Kevin Carmony, GRUB with XFS

  •; By Ladislav Bodnar (Posted by dave on May 1, 2006 3:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter
Welcome to this year's 17th issue of DistroWatch Weekly. This issue focuses on Linspire, or more precisely Freespire, a new distribution built with the same user-friendly aspects as its commercial partner, but without the price tag; besides revisiting the Freespire press release, we also bring you an interview with Kevin Carmony, the company's CEO. The news section then informs about all the recent BSD releases, brings news from the Slackware current changelog, and provides updates on the development of Kubuntu. Robert Storey is back with his "tips and tricks" column, advising on how to use GRUB with the XFS file system. Finally, its our pleasure to announce that the April 2006 donation of US$260 goes to the Doxygen project. Happy reading! Join us at #distrowatch

Is XP crippling my Telecom ADSL?

Faster broadband, but only for Linux users?

Logicblaze, MySQL Enable SOA for LAMP, AJAX Connectivity

LogicBlaze has entered into an agreement with MySQL AB, under which LogicBlaze will distribute LogicBlaze FUSE for MySQL, a configuration developed exclusively for the MySQL database. Under the agreement, LogicBlaze will resell support for MySQL through the MySQL Network and offer product delivery and coordinated support through subscriptions to its Community-oriented Real-time Engineering (CoRE) Network, which delivers a suite of services for open source SOA, including consulting, training, developer assistance and enterprise production support.

Federal Aviation Administration Migrates to Red Hat Enterprise ...

Red Hat has said that the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) saved the federal government more than $15 million in datacenter operating and upgrading costs by migrating to Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The FAA executed a major systems migration to Red Hat Enterprise Linux in one-third of the original scheduled time and with 30 percent more operational efficiency than the previous system. In addition, by switching to Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the FAA realized 50 percent savings and spent less than $10 million on a project initially estimated at $25 million.

Linux Standard Base Supported by Linux Industry, Says Free ...

San Diego, California - (The Hosting News) - April 28, 2006 - According to The LSB workgroup and The Free Standards Group, fourteen leading Linux vendors have united behind the Linux Standard Base 3.1, the first version of the LSB to include support for portable Linux desktop applications.

OpenSUSE 10.1 RC3 delta iso released

  • (Posted by dcparris on Apr 30, 2006 11:04 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
On April 28, the OpenSUSE Linux project unveiled the third release candidate of OpenSUSE 10.1. The project has released four alpha and nine beta versions of the upcoming distro. The "final" release date for 10.1 has not been set, but is expected to be within several weeks, the project said.

Google growing to compete with MS

SAN FRANCISCO: Google has unveiled a new plan to promote the open-source Firefox Internet browser, starting off a new phase in the browser wars with Microsoft.

Linux Journal Contents #146, June 2006

Linux Journal Contents #146, June 2006

The Impact of Open Source on the Business Intelligence Industry

BI is one of the fastest growing enterprise software segments, and the number of options available to a company is exploding. With the increase in both commercial and open source business models, most prospective customers do not have a strategy to evaluate them. Perhaps not surprisingly, many buyers do not consider their own deployment strategy or future roadmaps but rely on much more subjective information.

Xubuntu 6.06 Beta 2 Released

  • Mailing list; By "Jani Monoses" <> (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Apr 30, 2006 7:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story

Handheld Linux software index launches

A new index of Linux software for mobile devices has launched. The Handheld Linux Software Index was created for the community and is hosted by, an online store specializing in small, handheld Linux devices.

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