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Pay to play with Microsoft's Indigo

Open source developers porting Microsoft's Indigo and Avalon subsystems for Windows to Linux or Unix will have to go through Microsoft before getting their hands on Windows APIs and protocols.

Interview: Axmark and Behlendorf on OSS for India

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Jun 17, 2005 7:30 AM EDT)
  • Groups: MySQL; Story Type: Interview
The Free Software Foundation (FSF) has a strong base here in India, and Richard Stallman has met the leaders of the country on more than one occasion. But with proprietary software businesses being so dominant and influential, all an average IT professional sees is a tug-of-war. We spoke with two open source business leaders -- David Axmark, co-founder of MySQL AB, and Brian Behlendorf, founder and CTO of CollabNet -- to understand the benefits of an open source IT economy for a country such as India.

Build Linux telecom enabled apps with Parlay X APIs

IBMs multi-platform telecom web services toolkit is an integrated development environment for Telecom-enabled applications through Web Services for WSAD. This enables any ISV or Web developer without specialized telecom knowledge to easily build telecom-enabled applications.

LiveCD Boot Benchmarks: Round 1, Popular LiveCDs

One of the most obvious differences between a LiveCD and an operating system installed on a hard drive is the time it takes for the system to start. LiveCDs have the disadvantage of all CDs, easily being 15 times slower in both transfer and access speeds than standard hard drives. Even with this huge variation in speed, the average LiveCD does not take 15 times longer to boot than the same software installed to a hard drive. This article will provide an overview of the boot speeds of nine popular LiveCDs in several different configurations.

Open Source - Opens Doors

  • DirectionsMag.com (Posted by dave on Jun 17, 2005 6:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Early in my GIS career, I wanted to produce digital maps at home. Of course, I couldn't use tools I had access to at work due to licensing and cost restrictions. This led me to investigate open source GIS and mapping alternatives. I dove in and never looked back.

Scalix CEO sizes up e-mail market

  • Search Enterprise Linux (Posted by dave on Jun 17, 2005 5:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
SearchEnterpriseLinux.com readers have lots of questions about the various open source and Linux-based e-mail systems available today. To get some of them answers, we caught up with our resident open source messaging expert, Julie Hanna Farris, who is also the founding CEO of Linux messaging company Scalix Corp.

Schools Linux volunteers install ten laboratories in one day

  • Tectonic (Posted by dave on Jun 17, 2005 5:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Schools Linux User Group volunteers yesterday rolled out ten Linux-based laboratories. And they did this before midday.

Learning PHP and What's Open about Open source

If you're looking for an easy way to setup basic PHP script to work with MySQL, then take a look at this tutorial, which looks at the basics of building a PHP script, including syntax, HTML forms, and MySQL database connections.

Computing Our Liberty: June 2005

"We live in a time where the days of picking up a gun and starting a revolution are over, you don't need 100,000 people to take to the street for things to be "that bad", the wars are still taking place, battles being valiantly fought, yet they're done in court rooms and behind people's backs."

My Workstation OS: Kurumin Linux

One of the many myths surrounding Linux is the one about it being difficult for beginners used to Windows. One distribution that proves this is not so is Kurumin Linux, a small Brazilian Knoppix-based distro maintained by Carlos Morimoto, who has become a personality in the Brazilian Linux community. Because it is based on Knoppix, Kurumin offers solid hardware detection accuracy and works natively as a live CD, and it's much easier to install on a hard drive than Knoppix thanks to a set of installation scripts that alleviate a lot the pain in the process.

IBMer leaves to don Red Hat

A former senior manager from IBM's software group in Australia, Max McLaren, has been appointed general manager Australia and New Zealand of the Linux vendor. McLaren replaces Gus Robertson, who was recently promoted to an Asia-Pacific channels and alliances role.

Does Google Have Issues With Firefox Prefetching?

  • WebProNews (Posted by dave on Jun 16, 2005 3:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Ever since the release of Google's Web Accelerator tool, there have been many who follow the search engine industry questioning the purpose and the effects of prefetching.

Getting pupils to class in open source time

The SchoolTool development team and the Shuttleworth Foundation today released SchoolTool Calendar, an open source calendar server for schools. One of Ubuntu Linux founder Mark Shuttleworth's original 'big ideas' SchoolTool has suffered a few false starts but today but pulls through.

South Africa group supports open source software

  • ITWeb (Posted by dave on Jun 16, 2005 1:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A South African network services and computing solutions developer has been appointed support and distribution partner for NoMachine's NX server and business software solutions.

Dell founder thinks different about Apple

  • CNET News.com; By Michael Singer (Posted by dave on Jun 16, 2005 1:05 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Chairman of the No. 1 PC maker says he'd be interested in becoming a switcher himself if the opportunity ever came up.

Mandriva Acquires Lycoris, Boosts U.S. Presence, Desktop Prowess

On the heels of its recent acquisition of Brazilian Linux vendor Conectiva and name change from Mandrakesoft to Mandriva, Mandriva acquires Lycoris, a maker of user-friendly desktop Linux distributions.

Michael Dell thinks different about Apple

  • CNET News.com; By Michael Singer (Posted by dave on Jun 16, 2005 12:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Chairman of the No. 1 computer maker says he'd be interested in becoming a switcher himself if the opportunity ever came up.

Open source Sun ‘should help VARs'

  • Inquirer (Posted by dave on Jun 16, 2005 12:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Sun
The launch of Sun Microsystems' OpenSolaris, the open source version of its Solaris OS, should be greeted as pretty good news by its reseller partners, say analysts.

Dell CEO thinks different about Apple

  • CNET News.com; By Michael Singer (Posted by dave on Jun 16, 2005 11:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Founder and chairman of the No. 1 computer maker says he'd be interested in becoming a switcher himself if the opportunity ever came up.

IAG dives into open source, gives code back

  • Computerworld Australia (Posted by dave on Jun 16, 2005 11:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Without a formal policy governing free software use, one of Australia's largest general insurers has developed an application using free software and in the process has given code fixes back to the community.

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