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Open Source Helping to Drive Tech Hiring

  • IT Business Edge (Posted by bstadil on Sep 27, 2005 4:36 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Your company is finding that tech hiring is on the rise, and one of the reasons is increased reliance on open source. What are companies looking for and what has your internal hiring experience been?

Coming Next Year: The First 'Trusted' Linux Operating System

  • InformationWeek (Posted by bstadil on Sep 27, 2005 4:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Red Hat, with help from IBM and Trusted Computing Solutions, plans to put its operating system through the paces of the National Information Assurance Partnership's Common Criteria evaluation program to create the first "trusted" Linux operating system.

Appligent PDF Solutions Span IBM's eServer Families

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Sep 27, 2005 4:14 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
The industry leading PDF manipulation tools have been validated as Ready for IBM's eServer with Linux.

Street Chatter: Red Hat, RealNetworks, and SINA Corporation

A daily feature available on is "Street Chatter." Every day, we'll focus on three newsworthy stocks that are generating a lot of attention on Internet message boards. By digging into the stock's option activity and trading performance, we hope to shed some light on the securities. Appearing in today's Street Chatter are Red Hat, RealNetworks, and SINA Corporation.

Sun lures exec back from Red Hat

Sun Microsystems has rehired Karen Tegan-Padir, an executive it lost to Red Hat last year. Tegan-Padir is now leading development of Sun's Java server software, the computing giant confirmed Tuesday.

Southern California Linux Expo Announces Speaker List

  • New Age Media Concepts (press release) (Posted by tadelste on Sep 27, 2005 3:31 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Southern California Linux Expo has signed a distinguished list of speakers for SCALE 4x, the fourth annual SoCal Linux Expo. The following speakers have already confirmed their participation: Chris Dibona - Open Source Programs Manager, Google, Inc. Bernard Soriano – CIO, California Department of Motor Vehicles Kevin McElligott - iTech Developers(iTD) David Uhlmann – CEO, Uversa Inc.

Automatic Resolution of Old Unconfirmed Bugs - First Stage Complete

Gervase Markham has announced that the first step towards automatic resolution of old uncofirmed bugs has been completed.

E Ink Launches Electronic Paper Prototype Kits

Lets Engineers Easily Design a Handheld Device Using an Electronic Paper Display

Tutorial: Handling Multiple Displays with x2x

Many screens, one keyboard, one mouse. Ah, what's a Linux technophile to do? Rob Reilly shows you how to use x2x to get multi-screen control for your work area.

Techspin: Open-Source Redmond

In another example of modern-day coopetition, Microsoft and JBoss, the open-source middleware products company, announced plans on Tuesday to improve interoperability between their platforms. In a joint announcement, both companies said they would enhance support for each other’s technology in both JBoss’ Enterprise Middleware System and Microsoft Windows Server

Rational Software Architect V6.0 for Linux

Rational Software Architect is an integrated design and development tool that leverages model-driven development with the UML for creating well-architected applications and services. Download a free trial version of Rational Software Architect for Linux and you will automatically be entitled to phone-based technical support at no charge during the evaluation period.

Secure POS SoC ported to Linux

  • (Posted by tadelste on Sep 27, 2005 1:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A French fabless chip house has ported Linux to its flagship SoC (system-on-chip) for secure smartcard readers and PIN-entry pads used in point-of-sale (POS) applications. Innova-Card's MIPS32-based USIP Professional IC features on-chip memory, storage, and cypto, and is available with a Linux-based software stack, reference designs, and professional services.

Debian and Ubuntu: The keyword is freedom

This is a follow up to the previously published article "Ubuntu: derivative or fork?" written in an attempt to "clear up" the issue and point to the freedom as the uniting value of Free Software community. It takes into account the response to the first article and the poll results on the question it was asking.

Proper HTML Code For SEO

  • WebProNews; By Terry Mickelson (Posted by tadelste on Sep 27, 2005 12:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
If you want your site listed on search engines then make sure that you have correct HTML code. Many search engines cannot properly catalog or index a site that has HTML errors. This can greatly reduce the amount of traffic your web site receives from search engines. The lowest form of "browser" out there is the search engine. The search engine is about the equivalent of a version 2 browser. It can't read flash, DHTML, JavaScript, dynamic pages, - even having trouble at times with frames. Search engines may have difficulty crawling, indexing, and extracting the content of your site if you have broken HTML.

S'pore risks missing out on open-source wave: RedHat

  • IT AsiaOne; By Roland Lim (Posted by tadelste on Sep 27, 2005 12:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
SINGAPORE could miss out on the open source momentum that is growing in other countries if the government decides to look only towards proprietary software, says a senior RedHat executive.

SE Linux embarks on Common Criteria testing

  • Government Computer News; By Joab Jackson GNC Staff Written (Posted by tadelste on Sep 27, 2005 12:09 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat, IBM, Sun; Story Type: News Story
The National Security Agency’s Security Enhanced Linux has started to undergo Common Criteria evaluation. Earlier this month, IBM Corp. submitted Red Hat Enterprise Linux v.5 (RHEL 5)—which includes the SE Linux module—for Evaluation Assurance Level l. With the evaluation in place, this version of Linux, available from Red Hat Inc. of Raleigh, N.C., in late 2006, could offer another trusted operating system for handling sensitive information. Traditionally, Sun Microsystems Inc.’s Trusted Solaris operating system has dominated this market.

Linux Adoption For The Windows User Overcoming Habit and Fear of ...

IT professionals face a wide variety of issues ranging form virus outbreaks to security flaws across the board. In fact, advisories from IT-security services have grown from less than 300 per month to an average well above that for 2005. Of those advisories, 72% of them were of a nature where they could be executed remotely. These problems have spurred a revolution in the IT industry.

InformationWeek's Cover Story: Open Source Goes Corporate

With a big penguin dressed in a power suite and tie, pocketing a Blackberry and holding a cell phone to his ear, InformationWeek (Sept. 26, 2005) writes "Hey, Yahoo, Disney's on the other line. Call you back." And below that, the lead says, "Open-source software, led by Linux, is barreling into big business. P. 38"

Not bad for the print friendly Microsoft publication.

Nubridges Unveils truExchange: Open Source B2B Platform Delivers ...

nuBridges, a leading provider of eBusiness community management solutions, today launched its truExchange eBusiness platform. With truExchange, nuBridges brings the innovation and low cost of open source development to enterprise-class eBusiness applications.

World Wind -- an open source alternative to Google Earth

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Sep 27, 2005 11:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Few of Google's projects, rumors of projects, and acquisitions have generated as much envy among Linux users as Google Earth. In some respects the search engine behemoth is quite OS-agnostic, but the 3D virtual globe remains limited to Windows desktops only. But there is an alternative. NASA's World Wind project -- like Google Earth -- is a 3D planetary visualization system that overlays satellite imagery, weather, political, and topological map data. Zoom in and look for your childhood home, fly past your favorite landmarks, study the coastlines for continental drift -- you have all of the same options. The only difference is that World Wind is open source.

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