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With Linux bagging more “prime time” in the enterprise, there is now a growing demand in the region for certified professionals to work on major open-source projects.
Novell today mixed Linux with proprietary offerings from Oracle and JBoss with the introduction of what it describes as a "mixed source" software stack. Combined with approved server hardware from HP, the validated software configuration is designed to reduce the risks for customers deploying integrated, multi-application solution stacks on Linux.
Open source computing has sparked a revolution in South America, but the heads of Microsoft say they aren't losing any sleep over the trend. With developing countries the world over looking to cut IT costs, maybe they should be . . .
- The KDE Project today announced the immediate availability of KDE 3.4.1, a maintenance release for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop for GNU/Linux and other UNIXes.
OSDir has the shots of KDE 3.4.1 Klax Live-CD.
Open source champion Igor Portugal, from developer Asterisk, told a Govis audience that Linux is less of a worry from the security point of view than proprietary operating systems because fixes are likely to emerge more quickly.
The Mozilla Foundation has released the code for its next-generation Firefox 1.1 browser, codenamed Deer Park Alpha 1. The latest version features enhancements including a "sanitise" button that automatically clears out browsing history, cookies, cache, form information, and other personal data.
Apparently HP has announced that they will be shipping laptops that will support the Linux OS 100% and CoolTechZone has a little write-up on what exactly HP has promised.
Review: SafeDesk's thin-client Linux app deployment software can save time and hardware.
Windows is taking the server operating systems market by storm -- and Linux has no hope of catching it, according to market researcher IDC.
The story of open-source software has largely been one of success to date. Open source has grown exponentially in popularity among Web users, and it's making headway in corporate application-development environments, even influencing the ways in which proprietary app vendors create and distribute their own products.
If Linux can run your business, why not your phone system? Companies that sell the open-source software hope more telecom and networking firms start asking that question. They're launching beefed-up versions of the open-source software to convince users that Linux can do the job of trusty old Unix — for a lot less money.
Compiling the kernel - Vanilla vs distro supplied? What to be aware of Linux screen recordings with vnc2swf and vnc2rec Package managment vs Rolling your own - Using Checkinstall Techie video shows available on the net And much, much more
Major companies that sell open source software have been accused by a top EU official of treating open source developers as mere subcontractors
Over the past year, as I've attended open source conferences like LinuxWorld and the Open Source Business Conference, I've noticed an interesting phenomenon. The sessions have shifted away from Linux-specific topics and started including presentations on enterprise applications - especially ERP. But why is this broader focus happening now? What does it mean? And what does it imply for the future of open source?
Third-party tools such as SafeDesk Server make it easier to get an LTSP thin client up and running.
At the Dutch KDE-PIM meeting in Annahoeve last weekend it was announced that the KDE project will offer groupware services to all KDE contributors using the Free Software groupware server Kolab2. This means that every KDE project or contributor can get a Kolab2 account for sharing tasks, appointments, contacts and email.
Recently, the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC), chaired by Columbia University law professor Eben Moglen, announced that it would provide legal services free of charge to the Wine project, an open source implementation of the Windows API on Unix-based systems. And the funny thing is, to my knowledge the Wine project hasn’t even been sued yet.
The decision to create a call center based on open source technology turned out to be a profitable one for Aheeva Technologies. The Montreal-based firm had long specialized in assisting firms choose, develop and manage interactive contact center systems based on proprietary technologies. But when Aheeva began moving forward with plans to branch out and offer hosted call center services, it found that the open source private branch exchange (PBX) Asterisk made the most financial and technical sense.
You fine folks who need to connect remotely to your Linux boxen and prefer to use a nice graphical desktop should take a look at FreeNX.
The first Red Hat Summit kicked off this morning at the Hilton Riverside in New Orleans. The $999 conference is a way for Red Hat to offer education about Linux specifics and information about its direction to current and prospective customers.
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