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MUNICH Microsoft unveiled on Thursday a suite of corporate products that will move it more fully into competition with the leading makers of security software for Windows computers.
Messaging and collaboration vendor Zimbra Inc. has released a beta version of its new open-source Zimbra Collaboration Suite, which integrates other applications such as antivirus, antispam and search software..
O'Reilly has covered this as well. Here
Cyrus IMAP is an efficient IMAP server capable of handling a large number of accounts. Its biggest drawback is getting it installed and configured. This tutorial is a step-by-step guide on how to use Cyrus with the Postfix mail transfer agent (MTA). I tested these instructions with FreeBSD 5.4.
Could it be true that 90 percent of all software used in the Republic of China is pirated? That's what a recent study by International Data Corp. (IDC) and the Business Software Alliance has determined. Not only that, but "software vendors claim they suffered $3.5 billion in losses last year due to Chinese piracy," writes Maria Trombly in an article at CIO Insight. If this is indeed true, the door is wide open for Linux and other open source software to step in and combat this epidemic of theft. So, under pressure from the world community and from local technology companies and other industry sectors, China has started thinking about cleaning up its act, Trombly writes.
SAN FRANCISCO - Last night I was derelict in my duty. Instead of going to a supper billed as a "Conversation with Microsoft" I left the Web 2.0 Conference for a few hours and went to the Web 1.0 Summit at a bar a few blocks away, where we all pretended it was 1998 and presented can't-miss dot-com business plans to each other. But I have some serious observations about Web 2.0, too.
In August, the Business Readiness Rating Standard (BRRS) was founded to sort out projects so that the everyday IT guy wouldn't have to. With more than 100,000 OSS projects currently available on SourceForge and similar repositories like Codehaus, Tigris, Java.net, OpenSymphony -- the list goes on -- members of the group believe their initiative could prove very valuable in 2006.
For a long time, Linux was seen as a geek's system--too complicated for ordinary folks. But Linux has matured, and with today's desktop environments and new user-friendly installations, Linux is finally coming into its own as a desktop system. Ellen Siever takes a fresh look at what Linux is (and is not), its features, distributions, and much more. Ellen is a coauthor of Linux in a Nutshell, 5th Edition
Starting with the upload of menu 2.1.26, we enter stage 2 of the menu transitions.
As the LXer community have known for almost a day the first community-build version of SuSE has been quietly released and is now available. Here is a bit more coverage
Introduction Linux.Ars returns with yet another fun-filled edition. It seems like many of our readers are interested in learning how to take advantage of specific Linux technologies. Based on reader input, we have decided to place a stronger emphasis on technical tutorials and code examples. This week, we have some nifty stuff for you.
"Free" might not really mean free, but an operating system that doesn't require user licenses makes it a lot easier to avoid piracy, in accordance with a four-year-old government push to get Chinese companies to respect intellectual property.
With all the talk and excitement of Web2.0, blogging, and specifically participation & community it is with my own great excitement that I announce that OSDir has moments ago launched a tech blogging network - GrepBlogs
Sonic Software has a good claim to the invention of the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) and has done more than anyone else to evangelise the concept, backed by the resources of its parent company, Progress Software.
“Sun views Common Criteria as not just something that we have to do, [but] something that we want to do," he said. "It is, and always has been, a differentiator for us.” Recently, Red Hat announced that the next version of its Linux distribution has begun the evaluation process.
It is open knowledge that Novell has been progressing towards migrating their own internal desktops and servers to a pure-Linux play. Details of this migration have been sketchy, but in a public presentation to attendees of Ohio LinuxFest, Novell specialists gave a rare look inside the ongoing move to Linux and laid out ideas for other companies to follow in their own migration plans.
Nessus -- once billed as "the open-source vulnerability scanner" -- is changing its ways as of the 3.0 release, which is expected shortly. According to a recent post on the Nessus Announcements mailing list "Nessus 3 will be available free of charge, including on the Windows platform, but will not be released under the GPL." On its web site, Nessus now just bills itself as "the network vulnerability scanner."
Now, 142,000 Linux PCs should make some news. But, of course, Sun Wah isn't Red Hat or SUSE based.
- The first official release of Tilix, which is a Bulgarian Linux distribution based on KANOTIX, is now available. Tilix 1.0 (code name "Boris") includes: kernel 2.6.13 with many extra modules for improved hardware support, KDE 3.4.2, latest packages from Debian sid compiled with GCC 4.0.1, many new drivers for modems and wireless network cards, new look and feel, graphical boot, new control centre for system administration, new hard disk installer, many other improvements and applications.
OSDir has some nice screenshots of Tilix 1.0.
"This is not intended to exclude a particular software nor to recommend a particular one, but it reflects the recent development of open-source software as reliable systems," a state official said.
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