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Technical briefings and seminars

IBM will conduct twelve technical briefing in North America in October. For a briefing near you, we've provided access to IBM's page where you can also register for the events. You should consider attending. (ED)

More than just music in your iPods

  • Manila Bulletin; By Peachy Limpin (Posted by tadelste on Sep 25, 2005 3:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I missed going to mass last Sunday because I was too sick to go to church and I slept through TV mass for the same reason. But I won’t miss a sermon again because there’s this priest who podcasts his sermon, reflections, and other thoughts on his website. One such priest is Fr. Stephen Cuyos, a member of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart who podcasts from Rome while on sabbatical. Father Stephen is a certified Pinoy, a certified techie, a blogger, a Cappuccino-lover, a Linux user and an open-source devotee.

BSA resolves to intensify its anti software piracy campaign in the Middle East

Business Software Alliance (BSA), the global organisation dedicated to promoting a safe and legal digital world, has resolved to intensify its campaign against software piracy in the Middle East in coming months, in collaboration with regional governments committed to providing a momentum to the IT industry.

Google's strategy

  • C/Net; By Alien Al (Posted by tadelste on Sep 25, 2005 2:58 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
Very few commenters seem to be able to look out of the box during discussions. If you follow the news about google's activities on CNET, you will see how things add up. History repeats itself, they say, and here'show
1> Microsft is floundering today just like IBM was in the 1980's PC market
2> Google seems to be coming up with all the path breaking ideas just like MS did (basically MS fulfilled the need for cheap personal OSes).

Middle East Region’s Leading Technology Users Gather in Dubai for Fourth CIO Conference

IBM has kicked off this morning the fourth Middle East CIO Conference hosting over 50 of the leading players in corporate technology deployments in Dubai as part of the company’s strategic initiative to work more closely with customers across the region. The CIO conference sees the Chief Information Officers (CIO) of some of the Middle East’s leading government and corporate entities converging in Dubai’s Park Hyatt Hotel just before the GITEX 2005 exhibition.

Wiki Mania

Occasional headaches are worth the value of an open community, according to Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia. He says most Web developers anticipate problems instead of potential. "To me, that's like opening a steakhouse and saying, 'Wait. What if people want to stab each other with their steak knives?' ... What does that do to your community?"

Videos of KimDaBa in Action

For those of you who do not understand how to use KimDaBa, there is now no reason not to use it. KimDaBa is the first KDE application to offer small flash videos with voice-overs describing how to use it

Hellooooooo Vietnam!

maddog announces two talks in Hanoi, Vietnam, and kicks off a couple of articles about Free and Open Source Software in that country which will continue over the next couple of days.

Tutorial: Ubuntu for servers

  • HowtoForge; By Till Brehm, Falko Timme (Posted by VISITOR on Sep 25, 2005 9:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
This guide shows how to set up a web, mail, and ftp server with Ubuntu 5.04 "The Hoary Hedgehog" and demonstrates the details with the help of 21 screenshots.

This is a detailed description about the steps to be taken to setup a Ubuntu based server (Ubuntu 5.0.4 - The Hoary Hedgehog) that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters (web server (SSL-capable), mail server (with SMTP-AUTH and TLS!), DNS server, FTP server, MySQL server, POP3/POP3s/IMAP/IMAPs, Quota, Firewall, etc.).

The computer helper: Office software for free

  • Financial Mirror; By Jay Dougherty (Posted by tadelste on Sep 25, 2005 9:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Computer hardware is expensive enough. Add the cost of software, and you could really bust the budget. But you don't have to spend any money at all to use software that's perfectly capable for typical office tasks. There's plenty of free software available for what you need - and most of it is even compatible with today's highest-priced office programs used by businesses.

When Open Source Theory Meets Fact

  • Bangkok Post; By Ric Shreves (Posted by tadelste on Sep 25, 2005 9:27 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM, PHP; Story Type: Editorial
Open source theory and fact walked hand in hand this week. Pundits and prognosticators all came calling with their own miscellaneous and sundry opinions about how this whole open source Security, strength, a lower TCO: find out about all the advantages of IBM Middleware on Linux. Latest News about open source thing works and what it really means. Leading the pundits and prognosticators was industry giant Gartner Latest News about Gartner Group. The Gartner Application Development Summit in the U.S. brought some tasty tidbits to light. According to Gartner, the near future of open source will bring, among other things, the following: * A complete open-source implementation of a Java Latest News about Java VM within three years.
* PHP will become a mainstream enterprise tool.
* Mono usage will grow in the enterprise.
* More commercial support for the LAMP stack.

Cinelerra Linux video editor - Movie studio in a Linux Box

That's right kids. Unlike most of the Linux solutions out there, Cinelerra requires no emulation of proprietary operating systems, no commercial add-ons, no banner advertizements, no corporate dependancies, no terrorists, just a boring old Linux box.

Ibm Gitex event features Linux

IBM this morning opened its fourth Middle East CIO Conference to coincide with the start of the Gitex computer show in Dubai. More than 50 of the leading players in corporate technology deployments are gathering in Dubai to hear about the latest developments, including Linux.

Are open-source evangelists a threat to Microsoft?

Hartselle's Shawn Woods just wants cheap software that works.He thinks open-source software may be the answer. Woods is the systems administrator for the city of Hartselle. What attracts him to open-source software is its cost.

Former President Corners Microsoft Korea

Who will be the last man to promote open-source programs here _ the No. 1 enemy of Windows operating system of Microsoft Korea? The answer may be the president or ex-presidents of the firm. But such an implausible thing is now happening in this country as a former president of Microsoft Korea is leading the government initiative to boost open-source programs in place of Windows. Ko Hyun-jin, president of the government-sponsored Korea IT Industry Promotion Agency (KIPA), is the man who is making the hard-to-believe story.

The Venezuelan Model of Development: The Path of Solidarity

  • The Jamaica Observer; By Felipe Perez Marti (Posted by tadelste on Sep 25, 2005 6:49 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
If one were to define the model of development using a standard terminology, one would say that what we have is "development from below," or "trickle up" economics, as opposed to "trickle down" economics.

eBay's Bet: The Skype's the Limit

When I talked to Meg Whitman last week, we used plain old telephones. But since both of us belong to the 54 million-member Skype community—a global society one joins simply by signing up to use that company's voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) service—we could have had the conversation free via laptops and our Net connections. Or she could have Skyped me (yes, it's a verb) from her computer to my land line, paying a couple of cents a minute. It would have been appropriate because eBay CEO Whitman has just spent $2.6 billion of her company's cash and stock to buy Skype, a move that seems destined to become a marker of cataclysmic change.

Facilitating e-governance (Cover Story)

  • Express Computer; By venkatesh (Posted by tadelste on Sep 25, 2005 3:56 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Oracle; Story Type: News Story
With several deployments in state government departments, Oracle has made substantial inroads in the Indian e-governance space, says Venkatesh Ganesh.

Polish student wins Google Code Jam contest and $10,000 prize

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - Sept. 23, 2005 - LAWFUEL - The Law News Network - Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced Marek Cygan, a student at Warsaw University, as the grand prize winner of the 2005 Google Code Jam, Google's annual computer programming competition. Cygan competed against 14,500 registrants from around the world, more than double the number of competitors from years past, to bring home the $10,000 grand prize.

Initial Lightning Roadmap Published

An initial roadmap for the Lightning calendar project has been created by Dan Mosedale. The document, which is currently rather sparse, sets out the basic plan for the Mozilla Thunderbird calendaring and scheduling add-on, specifying the aims for Lightning 0.1 (targetted for November this year), Lightning 0.2 and the future.

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