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Working with IBM and Trusted Computer Solutions, Red Hat seeks higher security certifications for version 5 of RH Enterprise Linux.
Microsoft called Massachusetts' bluff and lost. One of Microsoft's biggest mistakes in what will prove to be a critical turning point for the Redmond-based company is that it sent the wrong men to Massachusetts' last hearing before that state set a new IT policy into stone: one that essentially bumps MS-Office from its approved software list.
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Public sector agencies may have been more methodical in their adoption of Linux and open source software alternatives, but then again, no one has ever accused the government of doing things quickly.
Earlier this month, Justice Department officials handed out a free software program to police as part of a new crime prevention system. The CD-ROM allows regional law enforcement agencies to store crime-mapping data, pinpointing areas of past criminal activity and the locations of known domestic violence criminals, gangs and prostitution rings, in a repository for sharing with other jurisdictions. The system, called the Geospatial Repository for Analysis and Safety Planning (GRASP), would guide officers assigned to patrol roving perpetrators, such as the recent snipers and other serial offenders, by pinpointing optimal hiding locations and the spots of previous arrests.
No journalist -- no real journalist -- has covered open standards with better quality than David Berlind for ZDNet. Try his RSS Feed "Between the Lines"
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Among other issues, his coverage of the MassGov declaration for OpenDocument has been informative, his analysis penetrating. Among his insights is how cynically Microsoft has played the situation and how far-reaching its impact will be.
nuBridges claims to offer brand new cost proposition for business-to-business (B2B) connectivity
Retailer Matalan says it is improving sales by being able to offer more promotions following a Linux-based till upgrade. The clothing and homeware company installed Linux-based electronic point-of-sale (Epos) technology in 190 stores earlier this year (Computing, 17 February), and following its success the firm is considering the use of handheld terminals in its shops. By opting for Linux, the retailer has been able to re-use old till hardware, extend their functions to wireless Epos termin
Ha Noi (VNA) - An international seminar on building cooperation via open-source for eGovernance (COSGOv Vietnam) opened in Ha Noi on Sept. 28 with about 300 international and local representatives of Vietnamese agencies and businesses throughout the country.
SAP aims to emulate the success of Sun Microsystems' Java Community Process (JCP) with an organization to extend its proprietary ERP architecture. The enterprise resource planning (ERP) giant has launched the Enterprise Services Community Process, encouraging developers in hardware, software and services companies to build applications for its Enterprise Services Architecture (ESA).
MIT's Nicholas Negroponte lays out a design for a low-cost PC with a twist: Windup power and an innovative display.
Security Technology Allows Hidden Word to Appear When Security Paper is Copied, Faxed or Scanned
MIT’s Nicholas Negroponte lays out a design for a low-cost PC with a twist: Windup power and an innovative display.
Apple Computer's recent announcement that it will switch from IBM's processors to Intel's is just one in a stream of recent flip-flops rattling the computer industry. Consider also the hitherto nonprofit Mozilla establishing a for-profit subsidiary
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The Government Open Source Conference 2005 (GOSCON 2005) will be held in Portland, Oregon on October 13-14.
Red Hat Inc has announced that version 5 of its Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system is in the process of being certified with EAL4 of the Common Criteria security certification, even though the product is roughly a year away from general availability.
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Oracle has moved its whole business on to a Linux platform and strongly recommends regional business to do the same thing. AME Info caught up with David Keene, Director of Product Management and a top Linux expert at the Gitex computer show in Dubai.
The open-source database MySQL has been published in Version 5.0.13, the first edition of the 5.x development branch, which the manufacturer has designated a Release Candidate. Though the release date of a stable version is still a matter of speculation, the competition which MySQL launched on the occasion of the publication of the Release Candidate provides something of a hint. Anyone who within the next eight weeks finds and reports a bug in this version stands a chance of winning an iPod nano, the rules of the competition state. Anyone moreover who in addition in a blog relates his or her experiences with MySQL 5.0 can with a little bit of luck win free entry to the next MySQL Users Conference and will there be invited to have dinner with the team of developers.
Too many technical books provide superficial coverage of their subject matter. Samba-3 by Example by John H. Terpstra, a long-time member of the Samba Team, is one of the rare titles that actually delivers the goods.
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