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Once quiet on computing grids, the software giant is upping its commitment to high-performance computing and grid industry standards.
Microsoft Corp. is not going to release a version of its Office suite software for open-source rival Linux, although the company is actively studying how Linux works and how it can integrate with the platform, a Microsoft representative said Wednesday.
Meraka, Translate.org.za, Openlab and other big SA OSS names push the open source agenda at African Computing & Telecommunications Summit (ACT).
A handful of open source and free software projects tend to get most of the attention. The GNU Bayonne project, a telephony server that is used for a wide range of voice and telco applications, is one of the stealthy ones. We caught up with David Sugar, maintainer of the Bayonne project, to learn about the status of Bayonne, its history, where it's going, and where the project got its intriguing name.
When looking for an alternative to Windows most people think of either Apple's OS X or Linux. Of course, these are both viable alternatives but there are not the only options. One way to go is with yellowTAB's ZETA operating system
U.S. Patent Office rejects claims on popular FAT storage format, used in the open-source OS. But software giant can pursue issue further.
Won't do the same for the open-source OS that it did for Apple's software--at least for now, an exec says.
Today, at the Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco, a California startup is set to announce a new Web browser based on open source Mozilla technologies, the software at the core of the popular FireFox browser. Dubbed Flock, the new browser is designed to improve the handling of bookmarks, surfing history, blogs, and RSS feeds. The company, also known as Flock, calls it a "social Web browser." ADVERTISEMENT
Already an official Ubuntu support partner, Obsidian Systems will now also offer ImpiLinux support following the recent investment by Mark Shuttleworth into the ImpiLinux company.
Late on the night of 30 September 1997, a group of Microsoft employees strategically placed a large metal likeness of the Internet Explorer logo on the front lawn at Netscape Communications in Mountain View, California – a signal that the browser war was fully ignited.
European Start-Ups in Media and Mobile Technology Use GNOME
Windows and Unix users evaluating Linux should read all studies on Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), even those from Microsoft, according to Linux champion Novell. Brian Green, Novell's director of solutions management, has urged potential customers to "get the big picture" even though TCO reports sponsored by Microsoft quote selectively on the performance of Linux. Green noted Novell had also quoted from the same reports used by Microsoft in an attempt to further Linux.
- OpenLab is a GNU/Linux is a Linux distribution from South Africa, created by Direq International. The distribution focuses particularly on the education market, especially thin client systems. OpenLab currently runs in hundreds of schools in Africa and being freely downloadable on countless home desktops and schools as well. The system was originally based on slackware and maintains full package level binary compatibility with its parent system although it is an independant development with a different design philosophy.
OSDir has some great shots of OpenLab 4.0.0.
Linspire, Inc., developer of the Linspire desktop Linux operating system, today announced that the world's largest technology distributor, Ingram Micro, Inc. has begun selling the full range of Linspire products to its network of U.S. resellers and retailers. Leveraging Ingram Micro's broad catalog and North American distribution center network, thousands of new customers and markets will now for the first time have unfettered access to desktop Linux products and services offered by Linspire.
Cloudscape is a freely available repackaging of the Apache Derby relational database manager. Its implemented in Java, and integrates cleanly and will run unaltered anywhere a J2EE Server will run. Most J2EE applications require that a JDBC-compliant database be integrated with the Server to store information. This article shows how to best fit Cloudscape or Derby into a J2EE environment.
Company to Extend Leading Product Line With Commercial-Grade Quality Linux Device Software Platform for Consumer Devices
- Pie Box Enterprise Linux 4 AS is built from the source RPMs of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 AS. The only packages modified are 'redhat-logos', 'redhat-artwork', 'anaconda-product' and 'firstboot'. These packages are changed in order to remove Red Hat's trademarks from all artwork and to skip the RHN registration step immediately after installation. All other packages remain unchanged from those released by Red Hat and there are no packages added or removed. This results in a product that is fully compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. Features of Pie Box Enterprise Linux 4 AS include the Linux 2.6 kernel, SELinux, GNOME 2.8, Samba 3.0, Logical Volume Manager 2, PCI Express support and NFSv.4.
Nigel sent in to OSDir some nice screenshots of Pie Box Enterprise Linux 4
A British specialist in IT security has been appointed to monitor Microsoft's compliance with the European Commission's antitrust verdict
World-Leading Device Software Provider Enables Manufacturers to Address Critical Security Infrastructure Requirements of Emerging Device Applications and Services
Having allowed hype to build following Sun President and Chief Operating Officer Jonathan Schwartz's blog entry on October 1, the announcement of a "strategic partnership" between Google and Sun Microsystems may have meant something big, but neither company revealed much of what they plan to do.
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