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WordPerfect Will Support OpenDocument… Someday

The software vendor insists that its WordPerfect Office is the top-selling alternative to Microsoft Office, and it will soon support OpenDocument.

Bea acquire open source tools company

In a bid to beef up BEA's development tools offering, the company announced today the acquisition of Eclipse-based tools company M7.

Cisco's InfiniBand Primed For The Grid

  • Enterprise Networking Planet; By Clint Boulton (Posted by tadelste on Sep 28, 2005 7:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Thanks to its purchase of Topspin earlier this year, Cisco Systems is now selling gear that will help customers power their utility or on-demand computing systems.

Will Linux Benefit from Microsoft's SNAFU in Massachusetts?

Microsoft had everything to lose in Massachusetts and did.

Firefox Momentum Slows

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.

PowerPC-equipped CompactPCI board runs embedded comms

  • EngineeringTimes (Posted by tadelste on Sep 28, 2005 7:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
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.

Microsoft's Reorg: a Pear Solution to a Peach of a Problem

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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Peru votes to allow open-source software

  • BusinessWeek; By RICK VECCHIO Associated Press Writer (Posted by tadelste on Sep 28, 2005 6:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Microsoft
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.

What Is Firefox

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.

Red Hat Sales Brim

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.

Scalix Adds Leading Linux and Email Partner; Addition of Highly ...

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.

First Beta Linux with Debian Core Arrives

MEPIS' lightweight Linux distribution for older PCs is the first ordinary user version of the operating system to appear including the Debian Common Core.

OpenBSD: 3.8 Song Available, Upcoming Release

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.

Trw To Consolidate On Dell And Linux

  • InformationWeek; By Darrell Dunn (Posted by tadelste on Sep 28, 2005 2:44 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The supplier of automotive safety systems will purchase 24,000 Dell desktop computers, laptops, and workstations, hundreds of servers, and dozens of storage systems.

Red Hat beats estimates, raises guidance

  • CNET News.com; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by dave on Sep 28, 2005 2:35 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat; Story Type: News Story
Linux seller outpaces analysts' revenue and profit expectations for its most recent quarter.

Mysql 5.0.13 RC New Release Available

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 #17 Online.

  • http://www.thepodcastnetwork.com/linuxuser; By Jon (Posted by VISITOR on Sep 28, 2005 1:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements
The GNU/Linux User Show is a weekly podcast aimed at new GNU/Linux users.

Mozilla Suite born-again despite Firefox Foundation

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.

Enlightenment Thumbnailing Utility Formally Released

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 Linux Clustering

  • IBM Developer Works; By Aditya Narayan (Posted by VISITOR on Sep 28, 2005 12:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
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.

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