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In Germany: Firefox, Linux, Mac OSX gaining further momentum, Microsoft losing marketshare

In Germany, the move away from Microsoft products is gathering more and more steam. The latest browser and OS statistics for SpiegelOnline, one of or maybe THE most visited German news website (and one of the major websites worldwide according to the Netcraft statistics) is showing the huge impact of Firefox on the browser market, and the continuing, undamped crumbling of the Internet Explorer dominance.

Open Reply to Medsphere

Recently Ken Kizer wrote an"open letter to Medsphere employees". It appears that this is the only public response that the company has given in response to mycritisms that Medsphere has betrayed the community. I have written an open reply to Medsphere regarding this issue. From the my letter:..releasing such a (open source) policy now is equivalent to saying "This is what we wish we had said when you first asked us what our position was. Please ignore what we actually said and accept this as our position retro-actively."

Red Hat Gains Momentum In The Spanish Market

Companies from multiple sectors, including energy, insurance, financial services, shipping, logistics and public sector are selecting Red Hat solutions to provide stability to their mission critical information systems. “Red Hat is experiencing strong momentum in Spain, where companies are opting for a broad rollout of open source software to benefit from a complete open source architecture, without any hidden costs.

New LPI policy is certifiably bad

  • Linux Box Admin; By Keith Winston (Posted by slippery on Dec 7, 2006 7:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: LPI
When the Linux Professional Institute was formed, the mantra was "vendor neutral" Linux certifications that don't arbitrarily expire. I bought into the LPI, now it is biting me. As an early supporter and one of the first people to earn the LPIC-2 certification, this is a bitter pill.

Microsoft Wins Ecma Approval for Office OpenXML Format

Now that Microsoft's Office Open XML has been approved as an Ecma standard, it will be submitted for consideration as an ISO international standard.

Ecma Approval Day for OOXML - What Does it All Mean?

Today is the day that Ecma, the European-based standards body chosen by Microsoft to fast-track its Office Open XML standard to ISO, will vote to approve that specification. What exactly will that mean? Let's try the Q&A format again to sort it all out.

Review of Jive Software's Wildfire IM Server, v 3.1.1

  •; By Marcel Gagné (Posted by freethinker on Dec 7, 2006 5:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
From a business standpoint, Jabber should be your clear IM choice. Because Jabber is an open protocol, it doesn't belong to anyone in particular, so there is no single company driving its destiny. Your business won't get locked down by proprietary formats. Jabber also uses a decentralized approach so the system is more robust. Best of all, any company can run its own private, secure, standards compliant, Jabber instant messaging server for little or no cost for the software.

Ulteo Alpha 1 Screenshot Walkthrough

Here is the first public version of Ulteo! Its codename is 'Sirius' because we want to make it a star. This installable live CD is based on Debian and Ubuntu packages. It's installed on the hard-drive using "Yuch". A daemon, called UGD (Ulteo General Daemon), is always connecting to Ulteo servers to see if a newer, more up to date system is available. It can then upgrade to this new system.

Postfix with dkfilter (DomainKeys Implementation)

  • HowtoForge; By Sohail Riaz (Posted by falko on Dec 7, 2006 3:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
DomainKeys is an anti-spam software application in development at Yahoo that uses a form of public key cryptography to authenticate the sender's domain. dkfilter is an SMTP-proxy designed for Postfix. It implements DomainKeys message signing and verification. It comprises two separate filters, an outbound filter for signing outgoing email on port 587, and an inbound filter for verifying signatures of incoming email on port 25. This document shows step-by-step how to install dkfilter for Postfix to deploy DomainKeys signing and verification.

Tutorial: Virtualization and Linux--A Primer

Virtualized Linux provides you with a way to sandbox critical-but-vulnerable services and reap the benefits of consolidated hardware.

Npulse And Napatech Power 10Gig Appliances For Developers

nPulse Networks, integrator of hardware acceleration tools for open-source network monitoring and security applications, and Napatech announced they are entering into an OEM agreement enabling nPulse Networks to use Napatech adapters in delivering their advanced network appliances to the market.

Palm pays $44m for Palm OS source code licence

How to buy back PalmSource without buying back PalmSourcePalm has effectively committed itself to producing handheld devices based on the Palm OS - which it no longer owns - by agreeing to pay $44m for a perpetual licence for the source code underlying the Garnet incarnation of the operating system. The move is tantamount to Palm re-acquiring PalmSource.…

UNIX tips for new users, Part 3: Filters and regular expressions

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Tim McIntire (Posted by solrac on Dec 7, 2006 1:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
Discover the power of UNIX filters. In this tutorial, you'll learn about the grep family in depth, including the syntax of regular expressions in many UNIX utilities

Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) Alpha Screenshots Gallary

Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) Alpha Screenshots Gallary

Adobe Reader 8 Linux whoops

Some Linux users may already be on their way to download Version 8 of Adobe Reader, formerly Acrobat Reader, announced today by Adobe. Stop that download... there's just one "small" problem!

How to make RSS better with PHP

RSS Syndication is virtually ubiquitous these days, so it's imperative that a PHP developer at least understand RSS and how it works. This article explains the basics and how to use PHP to create a much better RSS feed from a database, and how to use the XML_RSS module.

SCO's web site shows signs of life

Almost fully functional, Cluster Watch: Day 6 It may have been CEO Darl McBride or attorney David Boies, but someone has stepped up to fix the SCO Group's web site.

Linspire Linux continues multi-language push

Linspire Inc., which on Nov. 28 introduced a French-language version of its popular commercial Linux operating system, today announced the immediate digital availability of Linspire 5 in four other languages: German, Dutch, Espanol, and Standard English (UK).

WebReach, Inc. Launches Line of Health Network Appliances based on Open-Source

  • GNU/Linux And Open Source Medical Software News (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Dec 7, 2006 10:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
WebReach, Inc. Announces Mirth Enterprise and Mirth Pico appliances based on Open Source Mirth HL7 middleware, deliver simplified, black-box data exchange at Dramatically Reduced Cost.

Using Automatix2 to add popular apps to Ubuntu

Following its installation, Ubuntu is rife with potential but lacks a number of highly desirable Linux applications. An informative online article gives step-by-step instructions on how to use Automatix2 to install Skype, Opera, the Macromedia Flash plugin for Firefox, Google Earth, Picasa, VMware Player, Adobe Reader, DVD support, and more.

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