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Free Sequoia Open Source ERP Software Released

Free open source software took a further step toward meeting the needs of business users today with the release of Sequoia Open Source ERP. This suite of business applications brings a low cost, flexible, and scalable solution to businesses worldwide.

Using Firefox 1.5 with Ubuntu 5.10 - Quick Howto

Why would you want to use a beta of Firefox when you an have a more stable release? The version that comes with Breezy Badger has a bad memory leak - and 1.5 runs faster.

Inland Revenue trials Linux

The department has signed an umbrella contract with Novell that sets out the terms and conditions on which it can buy the SuSE distribution of Linux as well as a range of proprietary Novell software products. These include NetWare and ZenWorks, which it uses to handle email and project management.

Social surfers Flock to new browser

If buzzwords such as tagging, blogging and feeds make as much sense to you as Uzbekistani politics, Flock isn't the browser for you.

On the other hand, anyone who writes daily blog posts, subscribes to Stuff's RSS news feed and shares their photos on Flickr will have cause to celebrate at Friday's preview release of the new software.

Quickly build Java GUIs for Windows and Linux

  • IBM DeveloperWorks; By Jing Guo Yao (Posted by VISITOR on Oct 23, 2005 10:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
More and more software companies are developing applications on multiple platforms. Testing their applications on multiple platforms is a big challenge. In order to shorten the testing effort, they want to write their test scripts once and run them on multiple platforms. This article will walk you through the multiple platform automation coding process with an automation project for Windows and Linux using the Rational Functional Tester.

Five Stars of Open Source

The universe of products is large and code quality varies from impressive to unreliable. But if IT managers choose the open source community's top products, they will find many solid programs that meet or exceed the capabilities of more expensive commercial alternatives, experts say.

Why OpenDocument Won (and Microsoft Office Open XML Didn’t)

[David Wheeler wrote this editorial in September. We link to it as it provides an unique perspective of issues. -ED]

Uk graphics firm takes on Microsoft

A small UK graphics software house is desperately trying to fight its corner against Microsoft by giving away its software to any Linux user prepared to help the company.

Xara received some good news and some bad news in September. First Adobe acquired Macromedia, eliminating one of Xara's rivals and elevating the firm to number three in the UK vector graphics software league table.

Logicalware Partners with MySQL and Releases a MySQL version of ...

  • Emediawire (press release) (Posted by tadelste on Oct 23, 2005 8:27 AM EDT)
  • Groups: MySQL; Story Type: News Story
Logicalware Ltd, publisher of MailManager the Open Source email response management solution announced today that MailManager has now been ported to MySQL and has been tested and certified for MySQL Network.

Howto: Running a server with Ubuntu 5.10 (Breezy Badger)

This tutorial covers the installation of a web-, email- and ftp server using the new Ubuntu 5.10 (Breezy Badger). Though Ubuntu is primarily targeted at desktop systems, you can also use it to run a rock-solid web server, and this document shows both Linux newbies and experienced users how to do that.

Sony PlayStation2-Linux games development awards for Abertay students

Three computer games technology students at Abertay University have won prizes for their work from computer games giant Sony.

The prizes were presented for outstanding development work on a PlayStation 2 Games Console during academic year 2004/05.

First prize, a PlayStation2-Linux games development kit, a cheque and a certificate signed by Sony's vice-president of technology Paul Holman, was awarded to James Bird.

The SOA and Web services world now has its own "SCO."

  • ZDNet; By Joe McKendrick (Posted by tadelste on Oct 23, 2005 6:04 AM EDT)
  • Groups: SCO; Story Type: News Story
As posted by ZDNet's Martin LaMonica, a small company called Scientigo laying claim to XML, of all things. That's sort of like someone trying to claim royalities from HTML or ASCII usage.

Rectron: Open source the next big desktop thing

  • Tectonic; By Staff Writer (Posted by tadelste on Oct 23, 2005 5:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Zandre Rudolph, business manager at IT distributor Rectron, says open source software is now ready for commercial use at desktop level, due to publicity over the last year thanks to the work of the likes of the Go Open Source campaign. Rudolph says this has resulted in an increase in the adoption of open source software by South African businesses.

VISION 2020: What are some of the changes in the global marketplace?

  • The Lufkin Daily News (Posted by tadelste on Oct 23, 2005 4:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Thomas L. Friedman recently wrote “The World is Flat.” He described Ten Forces that Flattened the World. The following is a condensation of his ten forces:

IT line of business upbeat ahead of Systems event

  • Heise Online; By Robert W. Smith (Posted by tadelste on Oct 23, 2005 3:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Despite unabating pressure on prices and growth forecasts for Germany having been adjusted downward the high-tech industry is showing itself upbeat ahead of the computer trade fair Systems. Although on account of the ongoing collapse of prices in the telecommunications sector, sales revenue expectations had had to be lowered, the General Executive Manager of the German industry association Bitkom, Bernhard Rohleder, said yesterday in Munich, other areas such as IT services were developing quite nicely.

O'Reilly's Open Sources 2.0 finally hits the bookshelves

  • Info World; By Matt Asay (Posted by tadelste on Oct 23, 2005 2:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I wrote a chapter for O'Reilly's Open Sources 2.0 last year, and it's finally hitting the shelves. Not sure as to the reason behind the delay, but I'm looking forward to getting a copy. No, not because of what I wrote (I've already read that), but because of the other interesting perspectives Danese, Chris, and Mark collected on the present and future of open source business. If this book is anything like the 1.0 rev (Open Sources: Voices from the Open Source Revolution), it will be well worth the price of admission. 1.0 centered around the disruptive development model; 2.0 focuses on open source as a disruptive business model.)

Mozdex.com Fundraiser 2005 Seeks to Raise $10,000 to Build a 1 Billion Page Whole-Internet Index

Mozdex.com announces Fundraiser 2005 to support our ambitious project of indexing 1 billion pages by next year. Based upon open source Mozdex.com is building a whole internet search engine that is seamless and open removing the unknowns of search results and processing.

Companies expect open-source desktop software

On the same day that programmers released version 2 of OpenOffice.org, survey results showed a significant opportunity for the open-source rival to Microsoft Office.

By 2010, 22 percent of companies surveyed by Saugatuck Technology expect their core desktop productivity programs will be open-source software. The survey polled more than 100 senior executives, about 80 percent in the United States and the rest from other parts of the world.

Google exec touts communities, content over APIs

San Francisco (InfoWorld) - BURLINGAME, CALIF. -- Power in computing has shifted from proprietary, Microsoft APIs to URLs on the Web and content provision, Google Vice President Adam Bosworth said during the Zend/PHP Conference & Expo on Friday.

OSU celebrates success of Firefox

  • Corvallis Gazette-Times; By KYLE ODEGARD (Posted by tadelste on Oct 22, 2005 10:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
“We can legitimately say that all 100 million users went through Oregon State, so that’s a pretty big deal,” said Alex Polvi, a junior in computer science and a member of the Oregon State Linux Users Group.

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