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Jive Software Releases Wildfire 3.0 Open Source Edition

Jive Software, provider of easy-to-use, open-architecture, enterprise collaboration software, announced the availability of Wildfire 3.0 Enterprise and Open Source Editions.

Mozilla Firefox 2.0 Beta 1 Release Candidate Builds Available, Final Beta 1 Set for Later This Week

Over the past few days, several release candidate builds of Mozilla Firefox 2.0 Beta 1 have been posted to the bonecho-beta1-candidates directory on However, contrary to the indications given by some news outlets, Firefox 2.0 Beta 1 has not yet been released.

KDE and Distributions: Red Flag Interview

Red Flag Desktop Linux is the leading distribution in China and surrounding regions. Its goal is to provide the most professional desktop product available. It has more than an 80% desktop share in the Chinese linux market, and over one million copies are shipped each year with KDE as its only desktop environment.

Firefox 2.0 "Beta Candidate" released

Firefox has become quite a popular browser, quickly eclipsing its older brother Mozilla and gaining a 10 percent market share on the web. There is much anticipation for version 2.0, and the Mozilla organization has released a candidate for Beta 1 on their FTP site. Versions are available for Windows, Mac OS X (Universal Binary), and Linux.

Second-generation FPGA modules run Linux

Microtronix is shipping a line of processor modules based on FPGAs (field-programmable gate arrays), and targeting real-time embedded applications. The 2-inch-square Firefly II modules are powered by Altera Cyclone II FPGAs, have onboard RAM/Flash, and are available with NIOS II softcores, uClinux, and open source toolchains, Microtronix says.

SMEs and open source - a perfect marriage?

Small businesses can benefit from switching to open source, says Danny Bradbury - just be careful which applications you choose to move.

AMD Turion 64 X2

They have finally arrived: the first mobile computers with dual core, 64 bit CPUs.

New Community Website Dedicated to Perl

New website dedicated to Perl to bring together a community of Perl users to one location for all your Perl needs.

Best of Both Worlds: Actuate Touts Open Source-Commercial BI

  • Enterprise Systems; By Stephen Swoyer (Posted by grouch on Jul 12, 2006 7:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Eclipse
Actuate 9 is a pivotal release for a company that continues to plot a best-of-breed course in a rapidly consolidating BI marketscape.

[Can somebody help me with the marketspeak? Is this dual-licensing or a binary product extending an open one? -- grouch]

23 Jul: Open-Source Ontology Software Conference

Stanford Medical Informatics is going to host the ninth international conference on the Protege system at Stanford University, Stanford, California, between 23 and 26 July 2006. The Protege system is an open-source software platform that is increasingly being used to organise knowledge online and to develop complex computer systems that address problems ranging from cancer research to troubleshooting automotive assembly lines.

Xandros 4: relief for Windows 98/ME orphans

Today, July 11, is the day Microsoft is ending all support for Windows 98, 98SE, and ME. And, when they say ending all support, they mean ending all support: "Microsoft will end public and technical support by this date. This also includes security updates."

Industry Group Analyzes Enterprise Storage and Grid Computing Directions

  •; By Press Release (Posted by sharonpr on Jul 12, 2006 5:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
This Month in The Globus Consortium Journal

What does the MS ODF Converter Project tell us about MS?

It's been a week now since Microsoft announced its ODF/Office open source converter project - time enough for 183 on-line stories to be written, as well as hundreds of blog entries (one expects) and untold numbers of appended comments. Lest all that virtual ink fade silently into obscurity, it seems like a good time to look back and try to figure out What it All Means

ZenLive Linux 2.6 Screenshot Tour

DistroWatch reports - The fans of Zenwalk Linux will be excited to learn that a new live CD edition of the Slackware-based distribution has been released: An idea has quickly become a reality as the ZenLive Linux live CD project is happy to announce its first major release - ZenLive 2.6! This release is based on a combination of Zenwalk Linux and Linux-Live scripts to create the ultimate Linux live CD. The features of this release include hardware recognition using Zenwalk's configuration tools, international translations, the latest XFce window manager, multimedia applications, video games, office software, and networking and development tools - all in a single CD. OSDir has some great shots of ZenLive in the ZenLive Linux 2.6 Screenshot Tour.

Dual-drive NAS server runs Linux, supports DLNA

Seagate is shipping a Linux-based network-attached storage device claimed capable of providing data security to homes or small offices. The Maxtor Shared Storage II is a dual-drive appliance with gigabit Ethernet, two USB ports, a capacity of 1,000GB, and DLNA-compliant media server software from Mediabolic.

Oracle talks smack about Red Hat

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has stated that the database company could soon be providing Linux support services to Red Hat customers.

IBM unveils Lotus Notes on Linux

IBM announced today that its collaborative software and email system Lotus Notes is now available for the Linux desktop. Lotus Notes on Linux is the first business-grade collaboration software of its kind to formally support the Linux operating system. Previous versions of Lotus Notes have been limited to Windows or Macintosh platforms.

[Available, but neither open source nor free/libre. -- grouch]

One in six uses Firefox

Mozilla's Firefox browser has gained more than a percentage point in global market share since May, a Dutch web analytics firm said Monday, while Microsoft's Internet Explorer dropped under the 80 percent mark in the US for the first time since it took on Netscape.

Ultimate desktop search: SLED 10 and Beagle

In typical FOSS fashion, developers saw a good idea and made it better. The result was Beagle, a powerful searching and indexing tool for the Gnome desktop environment.

Beagle has been showing up slowly around the place, but nowhere as impressively as Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 (SLED10). When they say “integrated” search at Novell, they really mean it.

Red Hat Continues Booming Growth in Fiscal Q1

Just after we went to press with the prior issue, commercial Linux distributor Red Hat reported its financial results for its first quarter of fiscal 2007 ended May 31, and it has turned in another high-growth, high-profit quarter.

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