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Trolltech president explains the 'real value' of open source

  • Search Enterprise Linux (Posted by dave on Jul 8, 2005 7:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: KDE
In this SearchEnterpriseLinux.com interview, Trolltech co-founder and president Eirik Chambe-Eng talks about the newest update to the Qt application framework, Trolltech's dual licensing model and the progress that open source is making in the mobile device business and elsewhere.

Targeting small business with Linux in a black box

  • Computer Business Review (Posted by dave on Jul 8, 2005 5:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Although Linux has made dramatic inroads as a kinder, simpler alternative to enterprise UNIX, nobody has managed to give Microsoft a run for its money in the small business market. That's the contention of Net Integration Technologies Inc.

The Open Source Update #15

  • Enterprise Open Source Journal; By Raven Zachary (Posted by VISITOR on Jul 8, 2005 5:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter; Groups: Community
The Open Source Update from Enterprise Open Source Journal (EOSJ), is a weekly news summary focusing on the latest Enterprise Open Source announcements, issues, and trends.

Zinside Unveils New Website

Paris, France, Zinside, a fast growing Provider of Open Source Solutions announced the launch of their new website at http://www.zinside.com. Zinside.com is a comprehensive portfolio of pre-priced, configured, customized, and integrated Open Source solutions and deployment services. Zinside is the first company to sell desktops pre-installed with Ubuntu Linux.

Linux Gazette #116 is out!

  • Mailing list; By Benjamin A. Okopnik (Posted by dave on Jul 7, 2005 5:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The latest issue of Linux Gazette is ready for viewing and download.

Celtix project creates open source ESB, SOA

  • IT Manager's Journal (Posted by dave on Jul 7, 2005 4:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Iona Technologies is making plans to contribute now-proprietary technologies to be the basis of an open source Enterprise Service Bus by year's end. The Java-based project, dubbed Celtix, will focus on providing open source enterprise-caliber middleware in a step to further accelerate adoption of SOA (service oriented architecture) projects, Iona execs said.

Visual Studio from Microsoft Usable on Linux

Thanks to Mainsoft, Linux software developers will be able to use from now on Microsoft’s Visual Studio to develop Web applications for Linux. Visual MainWin for J2EE Developer Edition, or Grasshopper, is a free .NET plug-in, and is the result of a two-year collaboration with the Mono development community (the open-source alternative to.NET platform).

Golden's Rules: Mixing Linux and Windows

  • Search Enterprise Linux; By Bernard Golden (Posted by dave on Jul 7, 2005 3:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
If you listen to the debate between Microsoft advocates and open source zealots, you might easily conclude that it's an all-or-nothing proposition. For them, it's one or the other. While the partisan participants in the discussion declaim their "truths," most of the rest of us have to exist in the real IT world. In our world, nobody runs an all one-thing shop. In fact, most of us run an all-everything shop! So, to us, the question of whether Windows and open source can coexist is critical, and the tone of the debate is pretty discouraging.

Vienna dumps Microsoft, moves to Linux

Vienna City council plans to dump Windows 2000 and move to a new Linux distribution on the desktop. The council’s Windows 2000 licence runs out in 2010 and it is apparently in the process of installing its own Linux distribution on its desktops.

A fifth of Japanese companies uses open source software on servers

21 percent of companies in Japan use open-source software for their server operating systems. This share thus matches that of South Korean but is below that of the US, where meanwhile 33 percent of companies have opted for open source in this area.

Sourcelabs launches site for open-source projects

SourceLabs this week launched an online community-based catalog of open-source projects that is meant to let developers provide the latest information to interested IT organisations.

Trolltech and Opera aim to get Linux on the road

  • Heise Online (Posted by dave on Jul 7, 2005 12:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
Opera, the Norwegian vendor of the web browser of the same name, and Norwegian software firm Trolltech, the developer of the C++ framework Qt for the KDE Unix/Linux desktop among others things, have entered into a strategic partnership.

Systemax Releases First Custom-Build PCs Pre-Installed with Desktop Linux Operating System

Linspire Linux Computers Now Available Build-To-Order at TigerDirect.com and Other Major Retailers

Creating a clearinghouse for open-source info

  • ZDNet (Posted by dave on Jul 7, 2005 11:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Start-up SourceLabs has launched a Web site that draws on the latest collaboration and syndication tools to create a sort of owner's manual for open-source software.

Community Site For Open-Source Projects Launches

SourceLabs debuts a catalog of open-source projects that's meant to let developers provide the latest information to interested IT organizations.

The Linux Desktop Distribution of the Future

"The Man Also Known as 'I'm Batman'" enumerates issues he sees with Linux, then goes on to provide suggestions for a new Linux Desktop that is based on current research in the Linux community.

Trustix Secure Linux 3.0

  • Mailing list; By Christian Haugan Toldnes (Posted by dave on Jul 7, 2005 8:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: Trustix
We have just released Trustix Secure Linux 3.0

$299 Linux PC hits US shelves

  • VNUNet.com (Posted by dave on Jul 7, 2005 8:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Systemax has unveiled its first desktop PC pre-installed with desktop Linux. The budget model is selling in the US for $299. The system builder chose Linspire's operating system for its Venture L335 system which comes with an Intel Celeron D processor, 40GB hard drive and 256MB of Ram.

Open-source advocate discusses the movement

  • Computerworld Australia (Posted by dave on Jul 7, 2005 7:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
Brian Behlendorf, 32, is a leader of the open source movement and a high-tech Renaissance man. He was a key developer of the Apache Web server and is now the CTO at CollabNet, which provides hosted solutions for Web-based software development to Intel, Sun, Motorola and others. He also is a lover of all-night raves, techno music and art. He recently spoke with Network World Senior Editor Carolyn Duffy Marsan.

Open source victory in EU software patent row

  • VNUNet.com (Posted by dave on Jul 7, 2005 6:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Sun
In a near unanimous vote, the European Parliament has rejected the controversial Software Patents Directive. Rejection means that companies and software developers can continue to register patents, but protection will not be guaranteed across the EU.

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