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Bob Sutor, IBM's vice president of standards and open-source, expects a number of industries to embrace open-source software in 2006 -- and he expects IBM to play a role in many of those efforts. In an interview with Computerworld last week, Sutor also weighed in on the state of Linux and on Massachusetts' plans to use the XML-based OpenDocument file format.
It got more than a few Australians peeved and stirred up controversy, but the successful Dunedin, New Zealand, bid for Linux Australia's 2006 conference married slick planning and Kiwi ingenuity. The week-long conference, at the University of Otago, has attracted 500 delegates from around the world. Linux Australia president Jonathan Oxer is adamant Dunedin was an inspired choice. The nonprofit incorporated association accepts competing conference bids in the same way as the International Olympic Committee does.
Are you waiting--patiently or not--for one application finally to be ported to Linux to make your life easier? Novell wants to know what it is.
It has been interesting observing how lobbying works at the state level as the ODF situation has developed here in Massachusetts. The types of antics engaged in by those who log in their expense vouchers on K Street normally seem far away from most state capitals, but I expect that's because the level of scrutiny is much lower in the provinces than inside the Beltway.
Today, for many computing tasks, the open source ecosystem provides programs that equal or surpass what the proprietary Windows-based world offers. Gaming, however, is not among those areas, nor will it likely be anytime soon. But if we look further into this fascinating field, we find a number of positive developments.
Almost a third of UK organisations feel under pressure to take some of their business offshore to cut costs and tackle skill shortages, according to a new survey from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
I swapped our companies’ old Snapgear Lite+ against my Linksys WRT54G, which I now use as a VPN endpoint to our companies’ Astaro firewall. In addition to the features the Snapgear had already, I can now monitor the thing with SNMP, and the hardware is about 4-5 times faster than what I had before.
Imagine trying to piece together a wireless network with no manuals, sporadic and slow access to the Internet, inadequate tools, a shortage of supplies, and hostile climates. The authors of a new book, "Wireless Networking in the Developing World", don't need to imagine because they have all worked under these conditions and now they have produced a manual they hope will help developing world users to build reliable wireless networks.
The book, which is available for download from the WNDW website, covers topics from basic radio physics and network design to equipment and troubleshooting.
There are times when you need to see what's running on another user's desktop. When you're both behind the same firewall, VNC is a good solution. But what happens when each user is behind different firewalls and you need a secure connection? Rob Reilly demonstrates how to make this happen.
Well, Hewlett Packard finally did it. According to 'Slick New Way to Install Linux' (beware evil popup advertising), HP has made Instalinux open source - so instead of downloading a ISO (cd image) you have to configure, you can configure the ISO before you download it.
Welcome to our issue number 31 of Fedora Weekly News.
This article describes the IBM Workplace programming model, an extension of the J2EE and Eclipse programming models. It presents the framework and theory behind the model; future releases will realize the concepts in their entirety.
Fonality Leads in Asterisk-Based PBX Market
MicroStrategy 8 Certified on HP Integrity Servers Running HP-UX 11i
The Go Open Source campaign has announced a new programme which will see it ploughing a packet-full of money into converting proprietary companies into companies offering Linux and open source services. The channel partner programme also aims to providing companies with the business to build sustainable open source companies.
Of course, you know this anyway. But just for the benefit of any long-term residents of Planet Amnesia, Apache is the software that powers most servers on the web - including, naturally, El Reg. And in December, Apache marked its tenth birthday with its first major new release in a little over three and a half years. So, what's changed in 2.2? Well, the good news is a bunch of improvements.
SCALE (Southern CAlifornia Linux Expo) is a very important event. Tony Mobily talked to Orv Beach, one of the event’s organisers
Abe Usher, founder of the Sharp Ideas security consultancy, is sounding the alarm again about podslurping -- using a portable storage device like an iPod to steal corporate data. To illustrate the problem, Usher is releasing Slurp Audit, a tool to illustrate how easy it could be to steal data with a portable storage device.
Getting rid of its Sun Solaris infrastructure and moving open source up the stack saved E-Trade millions of dollars and changed how the company approaches development.
Linux and Open Source technologies have caused a tremendous inflection point in the enterprise space. Enterprises in India are transitioning towards supported and certified Open Source solutions to address critical business requirements. Looking back through the years that we have served the Indian market, Linux has come a long way in the enterprise space. Back in 2000, India was primarily a Unix market in the enterprise. With the entry of certified and supported Linux solutions, Unix users in India found Linux an attractive proposition to migrate to. Transitioning skill sets from Unix to Linux was fairly simple. Moreover, Linux reduced costs drastically, delivering the latest technologies that Unix vendors were struggling to offer.
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