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Red Hat announced the City of Chicago's successful migration to Red Hat Enterprise Linux for essential government programs, including the vehicle registration system, online job applications, restaurant inspections, ethics training and more. The City of Chicago migrated to Red Hat in order to reduce costs and improve support, performance and scalability. The city has already saved more than $250,000, and is reducing server hardware, maintenance and operating costs as a result of Oracle's certification and support infrastructure on Red Hat.
[Sounds like the winds of change are blowing around the Windy City. Now, if we can just convince Oracle to go FOSS... - dcparris
eteration, a company specialized in Java and open source technologies, and ObjectWeb, an international nonprofit consortium of companies and research organizations who have joined forces to produce next-generation open source middleware, announced the availability of ObjectWeb Lomboz 3.2 with features addressing Enterprise Portals and Service Oriented Architectures.
Open source solution provider kicks off Mule support with implementation at major financial services organization.
You're busy working, occasionally browsing the web, while listening to your music via your favourite audio player (such as iTunes).
File System for Apple Xsan Broadens Client Support to Include SGI IRIX and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Server 4.0
The City of Munich has developed impressive systems for rolling out and maintaining Linux desktops for large numbers of users, according to a British developer who had a close-up view of the system.
When Iwrote about the wrangling over the GNU GPLv3 licence a month back, it provoked a lively conversation in thecomments. Given this evident passion among readers, I thought it would be interesting to ask the top hackers - the ones actually involved in the discussions - for their thoughts on the matter. So I contacted Richard Stallman for the FSF angle, and a bunch of the top kernel hackers - Linus, Alan Cox, Greg Kroah-Hartman, Andrew Morton and Dave Miller - for their view.
Web 2.0, SaaS Solution Monitors Both Open Source and Traditional Systems and Applications
[Not sure if there is any real interest in this, but... - dcparris]
Firefox 2.0 will be officially released tomorrow, but we have spotted what looks to be the official release in a newly-created directory on the Mozilla Foundation's FTP servers.
Welcome to this year's 43rd issue of DistroWatch Weekly! On the eve of several major new releases, such as Firefox 2.0, Fedora Core 6 and Ubuntu 6.10, this week's DistroWatch Weekly takes a brief look at some of the new products, comments on the new Fedora 6 release, and asks whether Firefox has lost some of its former glory.
Greg Dean, a communications student at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, has a new twist on open source business models. For more than a year, Dean has been working with his friends Devon Girard and Charles Latimer, as well as an unnamed lawyer, to find a way to merge the concepts of a co-operative with that of a corporation to create an open source company that he currently calls the Information and Communications Technology/ Open Source Co-op (ICT/OS). Recently, he spoke to the Vancouver PHP Users' Group about the structure that he is starting to implement.
There are several reasons telecom companies are attracted to Linux, according to Gartner Senior Analyst David Willis, who cited the traditional migration from RISC Unix technology to Linux as a driver. One of those reasons, he said, is that Linux is simply good software. "[Telcos] like the reliability and configurability Linux has," he said.
Parallogic and ARM Enable Scalable Fanless Design in Set-Top Boxes and Home Hubs Offering Internet, Video and Phone
Get a cookbook-style guide for downloading, installing, and configuring Apache Geronimo. Not a chef? No worries. There are two basic methods for setting up Geronimo, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. This article covers both methods and presents some of the arguments for and against them.
Internet Security Systems (ISS) claims it is making it easier for companies to manage complex and heterogenous IT systems by expanding its support of open source operating systems.
In this installment, you'll learn how to let the integrated technologies -- like Spring Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) and Spring Data Access Objects (DAO) APIs -- do the work by reading your application data dynamically from an Apache Derby database.
Coming out on October 26, 2006 is the final release of Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft -- along with all of the Ubuntu derivatives. Phoronix have a bunch of screenshots.
Garnett & Helfrich Capital, a private equity firm specialising in venture buyouts, has said that it is expanding its Indian operations and announced an investment in mobile firm Celunite Inc, which has an Indian presence.
Gumstix, Inc., maker of the world's smallest full function miniature computers, today announced the netstix(TM) 400xm-cf computer. The netstix 400xm-cf computer doubles the performance of the netstix 200xm-cf, using a 400MHz connex(TM) motherboard and adding compact flash and 10/100 MBit Ethernet connectivity. In less than 68 cc (excluding power supply), the netstix 400xm-cf is a full function Linux server that connects to a network yet fits in the palm of your hand.
GnoTime, the GNOME Time Tracker, is a lightweight task/time tracking tool. It's easy to use and not overloaded with project management features, but it suffers from weak reporting tools.
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