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Open Source Databases Prove Attractive To SMBs

According to a new Forrester study, open source databases are increasingly beating their proprietary cousins when it comes to low end applications. For databases less that 200GB, talking to technewsworld.com senior Forrester analyst Noel Yuhanna says that: "Eighty percent of the applications typically use only 30 percent of the features found in commercial databases." Open source databases already deliver these features.

Enterprisedb makes big strides in database world

VoIP provider Vonage is deploying an open source database from EnterpriseDB, complementing its existing Oracle and MySQL databases. Vonage has already ported part of its ticketing system for managing customer support from MySQL to EnterpriseDB Advanced Server, says Tim Smith, president of Vonage Network. The software is running on T1000 and T2000 servers from Sun Microsystems using the OpenSolaris operating system — so far without any problems.

Red Hat Announces Early Partner Support for Enterprise Linux 5

Red Hat said strategic members of its ecosystem of independent software vendors (ISVs) are already supporting and testing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Beta 2 to prepare for the company's next major subscription milestone. These software partners have begun testing to ensure early certification of their solutions at general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 this winter and to guarantee that customers can benefit from the new technologies and cost-savings as quickly as possible.

Web site dispenses how-to's about OS

Web site dispenses how-to's about OS

Dell Refunds OS Cost For Those Adopting Linux

A freelance programmer who ordered a Dell laptop last month was able to receive a refund after he declined to accept the Windows license agreement. According to the Microsoft agreement, users are able to get a refund for unused products on the computer if they contact Dell. Dave Mitchell, the person who was able to get the refund, stated that he knew other members of the open source community who tried to get refunds in the same manner.

Set Up Ubuntu-Server 6.10 As A Firewall/Gateway For Your Small Business Environment

  • HowtoForge; By Tycho Lursen (Posted by falko on Nov 26, 2006 6:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
This tutorial shows how to set up a Ubuntu 6.10 server (Edgy Eft) as a firewall and gateway for small/medium networks. The article covers the installation/configuration of services such as Shorewall, NAT, caching nameserver, DHCP server, VPN server, Webmin, Munin, Apache, Squirrelmail, Postfix, Courier IMAP and POP3, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and many more.

The Windows Shutdown crapfest

  • drizzle.com; By Moishe Lettvin (Posted by henke54 on Nov 25, 2006 11:19 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Microsoft
I worked at Microsoft for about 7 years total, from 1994 to 1998, and from 2002 to 2006. The most frustrating year of those seven was the year I spent working on Windows Vista, which was called Longhorn at the time. I spent a full year working on a feature which should've been designed, implemented and tested in a week. To my happy surprise (where "happy" is the freude in schadenfreude), Joel Spolsky wrote an article about my feature. I would like to try to explain how this happened.

Foss.in 2006 kicks off in Bangalore

The sixth edition of the FOSS.in - the Free and Open Source Software event got off to a start here today. This three-day event brings together Linux developers from India and abroad and features discussions and sessions on the latest technologies, ranging from Kernel-programming and embedded systems to desktop environments and localisation to Databases and web applications.

Welcome, OpenSUSE developers!

Novell’s decision to go to great lengths to circumvent the patent framework clearly articulated in the GPL has sent shockwaves through the community. If you are an OpenSUSE developer who is concerned about the long term consequences of this pact, you may be interested in some of the events happening next week as part of the Ubuntu Open Week.

Linux automatically monitor and restart services when daemon is killed

When you cannot monitor your server for service availability, it is better to take help of automated monitor and restart utility...

Making the right decisions while buying a PC

This article gives a brief synopsis of the most suitable specifications for a PC such as the type of mother board, the processor, memory and so on so as to make sure the computer you buy today will serve you for the maximum possible time taking the rapid upward changes in the prerequisites for running various software applications into consideration.

Free and open source software conference begins

The founding principles of the free and open source software (FOSS) movement were invoked at the inauguration of the community's annual three-day conference FOSS.in, which began at the National Science Seminar Centre, Indian Institute of Science, here on Friday. This is the sixth edition of the event and for the first time an Indian FOSS developer, Suparna Bhattacharya, delivered the inaugural keynote address.

Kick-Start your Java Apps, Part 2

This tutorial shows you how to move an application from a conventional design to one based on Ajax technology -- all within the friendly and familiar environment of the Kick-start your Java apps suite. In case you missed Part 1, the tutorial may help you get started with Java Apps.

Open Country Upgrades Webmin Open Source IT System Administration ...

Open Country, a next-generation systems management software company, announced the debut of OCM Webmin Plus, an enhanced release of the Webmin open source IT system administration tool. OCM Webmin Plus, developed in partnership with Webmin creator Jamie Cameron, is the first open source product from Open Country, providing a new, low-cost way to easily manage Linux computing environments.

IBM Makes Linux and Grid Easier

IBM unveiled new service offerings to help ease adoption of Linux and grid computing technologies. Big Blue said its new Implementation Services for Linux and Grid and Grow Express Implementation are based on a new IBM Research-designed automated Web-based tool that can significantly reduce implementation time and expense.

French National Assembly will use open source desktops

Deputies elected to the French National Assembly in the next legislative session will find open-source software on the desktop PCs provided for their use. The use of free software will result in substantial cost savings, despite the cost of migration and training, the Assembly said in a statement Wednesday. Free and open source software now offers all the functions the deputies need, according to a study conducted at the request of the president of the assembly, Jean-Louis Debre. The software on the deputies' computers will include the Linux operating system, the Open Office productivity suite, the Firefox Web browser and an open-source e-mail application. A number of deputies had asked the president of the Assembly to consider the use of open source software, the statement said.

Mark Shuttleworth issues divisive invitation to openSUSE developers

Tensions are already high over Novell's patent agreement with Microsoft, but Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth's invitation to openSUSE developers "concerned about the long term consequences" has kicked the tension up a notch.

OpenSUSE 10.2 RC1 arrives

“That was fast!” said one acquaintance on learning that the first openSUSE 10.2 release candidate put in its appearance on Thanksgiving afternoon not three weeks after beta 2 arrived. The release is currently available for downloading via both ftp and BitTorrent.

Making an open source object database fly

David Johnson's hobby is flying, but his obsession is open source. In true geek fashion, he merged those passions to create a better membership management solution for the Buttonville Flying Club, which led to money-saving options for his clients.

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