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Microsoft had everything to lose in Massachusetts and did.
Firefox's once-strong surge against Microsoft Internet Explorer is showing signs of losing momentum, a Web metrics firm said Wednesday. San Diego-based WebSideStory released market share numbers for Firefox, IE, and other browsers that noted Firefox has crept up from April's 6.75 percent to September's 7.86 percent, a single percentage point gain in five months. During the first few months after its November, 2004, release, Firefox was adding another point each month.
If you're designing an embedded communications system or networking equipment, take a look at the connectivity and processing capabilities of this new CompactPCI PowerPC SBC (single-board computer) from MEN Micro. It's called the F13. It's suited as a control element for network routers and switches, storage subsystems, network appliances, and print and imaging devices. Depending on your application, the F13 can be configured with either of two next-generation 833MHz PowerQUICC III microprocessors from Freescale Semiconductor. You can configure it with a Freescale MPC8540 or MPC8560. These processors typically dissipate as little as 7.4W.
In the wake of senior talent defections to Google and elsewhere (back in July I was gloating at the Kai-Fu Lee defection), Microsoft leadership leaped into action. (You noticed last week's reorganization news.) Trouble is, this reorganization is a solution to a non-organizational problem.
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Swimming against the Microsoft tide, Peru's Congress has passed legislation that would require public institutions to consider open-source software as an alternative to proprietary systems such as Windows.
Firefox is a free web browser. It is one of the products of the Mozilla open source software project, supported by the Mozilla Foundation. Firefox is an application platform. You can write applications and extensions that install and run on top of Firefox.
Strong subscription revenue and a big jump in margins helped Red Hat (RHAT:Nasdaq - commentary - research - Cramer's Take) beat Wall Street's second-quarter earnings expectations by 2 cents a share. The news pushed shares up by $2, or 12%, to $18.51 in after-hours trading.
One of the world's leading Linux and email consultancies, Chicago-area based RICIS, Inc.,(TM) will begin offering Scalix's Linux-based email and calendaring software to its retail, manufacturing, healthcare, financial services, government, non-profit and education customers. RICIS's international network of resellers and consultants operates in 64 countries, giving Scalix customers throughout the world the sales, service and support assistance they need.
MEPIS' lightweight Linux distribution for older PCs is the first ordinary user version of the operating system to appear including the Debian Common Core.
TheOpenBSD project has a stable release once every 6 months, withOpenBSD 3.8 currently available forpre-order and scheduled for official availability on November 1'st, 2005. Each release of OpenBSD has its own song with a unique sound and theme [story], each available for download in ogg and mp3 format. The current release "song" is actually a four and a half minute radio play, titled "Hackers of the Lost RAID".
OpenBSD creator Theo de Raadt [interview] talks about the upcoming release and the choice of theme, "many wonderful new things have made it into OpenBSD 3.8, but we wanted to focus on one particular thing -- our support for native free-software RAID management on at least one brand of RAID card, those made by AMI." OpenBSD users relying onami MegaRAID controllers will welcome 3.8's newbioctl command [story], a framework that will be expanded to support additional controllers in future releases.
The supplier of automotive safety systems will purchase 24,000 Dell desktop computers, laptops, and workstations, hundreds of servers, and dozens of storage systems.
Linux seller outpaces analysts' revenue and profit expectations for its most recent quarter.
This is the first release candidate in the 5.0 series. This release includes support for Stored Procedures, Views, Triggers, Information Schema (Data Dictionary), XA and more. Additional updates include:
The GNU/Linux User Show is a weekly podcast aimed at new GNU/Linux users.
While the Foundation wished the tightly integrated software would just go away and annoyed quite a few core developers with their original announcement, there's still not only a sizeable amount of users who like it, but developers as well who are willing to continue evolving it.
OPEN SAUCE outfit the Mozilla Foundation is showing off its latest cunning plan for merging its Sunbird device synchronisation and offline calendar support into Thunderbird.
High Performance Computing (HPC) has become easier, and two reasons are the adoption of open source software concepts and the introduction and refinement of clustering technology. This first of two articles discusses the types of clusters available, uses for those clusters, reasons clusters have become popular for HPC, some fundamentals of HPC, and the role of Linux in HPC.
Microsoft and JBoss, kids from opposite sides of the open source tracks, are working together on interoperability of their server software to take on IBM. The companies will provide assistance and guidance for customers using JBoss with Microsoft's Active Directory, management of JBoss through Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM), they will optimize the performance of EJB 3.0 and the Hibernate object relational/mapping architecture with Microsoft's MySQL database, and provide interoperability between .NET and open source Java web services.
New versions of ImpiLinux to be based on Ubuntu as Shuttleworth's venture capital business takes a majority stake in South African distro, plans to localise Ubuntu for the SA market.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has announced the adoption of the OpenDocument XML file format as its preferred method for storing government documents. In doing so, Massachusetts joins the Australian Federal Government in adopting this format for long-term electronic document storage. Open Source Victoria (OSV) recently called on all remaining Australian states and government agencies to also adopt this format as a viable approach to ensuring guaranteed access to public sector documents and data in perpetuity.
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