Beta tests begin on ESX Server 3 and VirtualCenter 2, two products aimed to advance the virtualization trend.
The South African trainer beat 250 other EMEA partners to claim the top spot at the Redhat Linux conference.
OSDir's has got one of their slide shows of "Klax" KDE 3.5 Beta 2.
In a tight spot? Ubuntu can bail you out.
Free Software developers from Africa are gathered at the University of the Western Cape this week for the second African Virtual Open Initiatives and Resources (AVOIR) developers workshop. The developers, which come from 13 collaborating African universities, are meeting at the university to work on the AVOIR project and its core applications the KINKY application framework and the KEWL.NextGen e-learning platform.
The imminent launch of XenSource's first commercial open source solutions will kick off commoditization in the virtualization software market and threaten VMware's bread-and-butter revenues, observers predict. For Xensource, the Xen virtualization engine is a free platform service on which other value-added solutions can be built.
With a customer list that includes Opera, Skype, German Brockhaus Encylopaedia, Google Earth, Adobe Photoshop Album, and the KDE Project, Trolltech is obviously a successful company. It has grown each year since it was founded by selling products that compete with free-of-charge alternatives such as Java and .Net. It now sponsors several free software developers who share all of their work with the community under the GPL. Let's take a closer look at a company that makes money from free software.
The State Services Commission's Laurence Millar today welcomed the all-of-government license agreement between the New Zealand Department of Inland Revenue and Novell.
If you're knee-deep in an IT infrastructure project, the following will come as no surprise: Open source is popular and it's gaining ground. "It's simply growing up the stack," Mark Driver, an analyst with Gartner, said on Monday. Driver, speaking at Gartner's annual Symposium/ITExpo conference here, said one reason for the building popularity of open source is the growing adoption of open source code by proprietary, closed-source software makers like IBM and Sun.
No doubt about it: Ubuntu -- along with its cousins, Kubuntu and Edubuntu -- has become an open source big shot in just one year's time. The Debian-based distro already has succeeded in attracting thousands of satisfied users, ranging from Linux beginners to seasoned administrators.
This IDF Fall Taipei, CyberLink also demonstrated playback of HD DVD content via PowerDVD and the extensive features of all-in-one entertainment center PowerCinema Linux. A similar demonstration will be held at the IDF Fall in Shanghai next week. CyberLink SoftDMA offers the following breakthrough technologies:
Mozilla's developers built Firefox from the ground up to give third-party extension developers room to run. The results have been more successful, and more vital to the open-source browser's long-term prospects, than any of them could have imagined.
The OSDL launches the Mobile Linux Initiative, an effort to accelerate adoption of Linux in mobile phones. (LinuxDevices.com)
Much has been made of the argument in Open Source circles about the benefits that Open Source offers developing countries, as opposed to expensive or pirated versions of Microsoft. Some of the more common arguments run, contra-Microsoft, that the expensive and proprietary software that runs on Windows is holding back the developing world. Most imply, directly or indirectly, that somehow Microsoft is haggling with poverty. That is, school kids in China, Pakistan, and Guatemala are being denied access to modern education and technology via the proprietary licensing schemes of MS and the Software that runs on it. So it might be. However, what seems to escape such poverty calculations is the true impact of network security and viruses on developing countries and the impact on the World in general. Specifically, the impact that computer security has on development when networks are based on pirated, outdated, or generally insecure software. The largest and most obvious case would be China.
Embeds SupportSoft service automation technology in the Firefox browser and the Thunderbird email client.
The imminent launch of XenSource's first commercial open source solutions will kick off commoditization in the virtualization software market and threaten VMware's bread-and-butter revenues, observers predict. XenSource, the Palo Alto, Calif. startup that also oversees the open source Xen project, will launch its first management and automation solutions based on the open source Xen 3 virtualization engine in two weeks, said Simon Crosby, founder and vice president of strategy for Xensource.
In the process of my work on the testing security team, I've noticed that many developers still seem to be unfamiliar with how to use the new version tracking features of the Debian BTS.
The Open Source Development Labs Inc. (OSDL), which employs Linux creator Linus Torvalds and strives to be the "center of gravity" for Linux, is currently conducting a Desktop Linux survey, and DesktopLinux.com readers are invited to take part.
Release 0.18 of Open Clip Art Library, containing over 6,900 scalable vector graphics (SVG) files created by more than 500 artists, is now available for download and use, project developer Jon Phillips said Monday. The Open Clip Art Library is a cooperative effort between artists and users.
Coraid is shipping an ATA-over-Ethernet (AoE) NAS (network-attached storage) server that can connect size-unlimited heterogeneous networks to unlimited amounts of add-as-needed storage, the company says. The CLN/20 is powered by a modified Debian Linux NAS distro soon to be available separately.