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Database Wars Hot Up With Oracle Targeted By Commercial

August 21st, 2006: EnterpriseDB - a company seeking to sell commercialised versions of the heavyweight Open Source PostgreSQL database system - takes the rapidly heating DB fight to Oracle

[O.k., it's good to see PostgreSQL battling Oracle. Can't we keep it libre though?

Access Linux Platform at LinuxWorld SF

David Beers was in attendance at LinuxWorld San Francisco where PalmSource was exhibiting the Access Linux Platform. PalmSource also held a full day of hands-on tutorials in which they built and debugged native applications for mobile Linux. In this article David brings us up to date on ALP, its progress and other details on and what was being presented about ALP at LinuxWorld. Read on for the full report.

aKademy 2006 Sponsors

  • KDE Dot News; By Jonathan Riddell (Posted by dcparris on Aug 21, 2006 2:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
aKademy 2006 has announced the sponsor's list for KDE's World Summit. This is one of the our most impressive list of sponsors to date. Our Gold sponsors are the home of Linus Torvalds OSDL and the KDE based distribution Kubuntu. Housing the conference as our host institution is The School of Computer Science at Trinity College Dublin. Read on for the full list.

Linux installations equals profit: study

The results of a poll entitled "Linux in the Channel" suggests resellers with an established practice around Linux-based solutions are experiencing sustainable and profitable revenues.

Glade 3 sees the light of day

  • http://www.gnomejournal.org/; By Tristan Van Berkom (Posted by claus on Aug 20, 2006 11:00 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNOME
The GUI designer tool that has been building your GTK+ applications for years is back with a completely new generation of homegrown free software. Supporting all the widgets in the GTK+ 2.8 family, gnomeui widgets, the gnome canvas widget, and a whole new feature set; this new tool is sure to raise a few eyebrows.

KDE Commit-Digest for 20th August 2006

As the Summer Of Code draws to a conclusion, functional code imports and work in the avKode Phonon backend, KDevelop Teamwork and Advanced Session Management projects. Work begins on version 2 of the Kross scripting framework. More work on video file support in KPhotoAlbum. New features and streamlining in Konversation and Konsole. New Oxygen icons and other improvements in KGet.

64 Bit Psyborg Extreme Graphics Workstation Now with SUSE Linux ...

Psychsoftpc, the Quincy, MA High End Computer manufacturer, announces that the 64 Bit Psyborg Extreme Graphics Workstation with Intel Dual Core Processor is now available with the new 64 bit SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 operating system from Novell pre-installed.

Pandora's OpenSource CTO - Tom Conrad

Join me as I talk to Pandora’s CTO Tom Conrad about his OpenSource initiative and the Music Genome Project. Pandora is primarily based on open source software - from the PostgresSQL database running in Debian Linux to the web client developed in OpenLaszlo. Check out “Inside Pandora: Web Radio That Listens to You for a technical look inside the box and how Pandora provides personal enjoyment to 2.5 million registered listeners with their unique music-matching analysis. Technorati Tags: Pandora, music,

Knowledge Is Power: IIT Delhi, Red Hat Exploring Possibilities

The duo is organising a symposium to examine India's knowledge assets within the context of its rich traditions, globalisation and the rapid growth of the open source movement.

Greenplum Wins Award for Best Clustering Solution at LinuxWorld

Greenplum, the leading provider of enterprise PostgreSQL for business intelligence (BI), announced that its massively parallel database system, Bizgres MPP, won the Linux Journal Product Excellence Award for "Best Clustering Solution.

How To Monitor A System With Sysstat On Centos 4.3

  • HowtoForge; By Tim Quantact (Posted by falko on Aug 20, 2006 5:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
A common task for system administrators is to monitor and care for a server. That's fairly easy to do at a moment's notice, but how to keep a record of this information over time? One way to monitor your server is to use the Sysstat package. Sysstat is actually a collection of utilities designed to collect information about the performance of a linux installation, and record them over time. This article shows how to use Sysstat.

And the apathetic shall inherit the earth...

Last week I wrote about using GNU/Linux, and justified why I use it. But, as I confessed, the main reason I started using it wasn't because I'm a rigorous political activist with a go-get-em attitude. I'm Australian, people! America might be the land of the brave, down here we're the land of the apathetic... Anyway, I started using GNU/Linux because it was put in front of me and my old system was taken away.

Red Hat and IIT Delhi to host Knowledge Symposium in New Delhi

Red Hat,the provider of open source solutions to the enterprise and IIT Delhi,announced that they will hold a Knowledge Symposium entitled, "Owning the Future: Ideas and Their Role in the Digital Age."

Clerity Solutions, Inc. Acquires Sun Microsystems' MTP/MBM Legacy Migration Business Unit

Clerity Solutions Strengthens Leadership Position in Legacy Transition Market

BOC Deploys Open Source Knowledge Management Tool

BOC, industrial gas supplier has deployed a 'Wiki' solution to leverage the knowledge across its businesses. It has selected Sirius Corporation, the UK's leading Open Source specialist, to provide expert technical support for MediaWiki.

Exclusive Q&A: Linus Torvalds

If open source were a religion, Linus Torvalds, the Finnish engineer who wrote the core of the operating system that would become Linux, would be its prophet.

The Portland Group Delivers PGI 6.2 Compilers and Development Tools

Comprehensive Compiler Suite Delivers Uniform Development Environment Across Intel, AMD, Linux, and Windows x64 Platforms

Penguin Computing Ships Scyld ClusterWare(TM)

Penguin Computing, the leader in Cluster Virtualization, today announced availability of its new Scyld ClusterWare(TM) platform, which provides a virtualized cluster environment that is so easy to manage, even non-system administrators can run a cluster. This simplicity of management and scalability is a result of Scyld ClusterWare HPC's innovative, single point command/control architecture that has earned it Linux Journal Product Excellence Award finalist status Scyld ClusterWare HPC significantly improves system scalability while retaining overall simplicity of management with enhanced "just-in-time" provisioning.

Linuxworld Roundup

The West Coast edition of the biannual LinuxWorld Conference and Expo has come and gone. Here are some observations of my week in San Francisco among the Penguinistas.

Ec opens window to free software

Who can ignore Richard Stallman’s cry for freedom, and for free software? At least not the Election Commission of India, one of the pillars of Indian democracy.

With Stallman, the founder of free software movement, in India on a proselytising mission, the Election Commission (EC) has decided to uninstall Microsoft Office applications from its entire workspace and replace them with OpenOffice.

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