The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) may soon have some full-time, paid staff including an executive director, according to the organisation's co-founder. The ASF currently runs on a volunteer model, and any change to this strict philosophy will raise eyebrows right across the IT industry.
Since I am always looking for Linux distributions that are suitable as Windows replacements, I decided to give Xandros a try. After spending some time with it, I've written up a review. Find out if this Windows replacement achieves its lofty goals. Check it out at Tuxme.com.
Novell's SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9, released in August, has received certification from a key software partner, Oracle, a database market leader with an aggressive Linux alliance effort. Oracle 9i and 10g are certified to work on SLES 9 running on servers using 32-bit x86 processors from Intel and Advanced Micro Devices, the company said Tuesday.
Linux has gained further credibility in the enterprise after most IT managers said that they would consider the open source operating system as a platform for email. Over half of respondents to a recent survey indicated that they would seriously consider switching to Linux messaging over the next two years, if there was no disruption to end users.
Reaffirming its position in the Linux space, HP today showcased its strategy for the open source community in India at Linux Bangalore/2004. HP is the Platinum Sponsor of the event.
IBM has written a time saving BASH script that can change the system name and network address of Linux systems. This configurator was created for IBM administrators and other internal use, but has now been released for download.
Over the last several weeks, many readers have brought up the fact that Microsoft signed on as a sponsor of this newsletter at the beginning of November. At the same time, the last several newsletters have dealt with a report issued by a research firm that was critical of Linux.
ROPE is a scripting language that runs in the linux kernel, and allows complex iptables match logic to be written without the need to write modules in C.
TimeSys Delivers 2.6-based Linux Development Kits for Curtiss-Wright Controls SVME/DMV-182 and CHAMP-AV III Boards
Running a business based on open-source software is possible, as we found out when we interviewed Steven Noels, a Belgian consultant and member of the Apache Software Foundation
Mandrakesoft achieved an operating income of 0.86 million Euros ($1.14 million) and net income of 1.39 million Euros ($1.85 million) in Fiscal Year 2003/2004. Per share, operating income was 0,18 Euros ($0.24 per share) and net income 0.29 Euros ($0.39 per share).
In small offices and large corporate networks, IT administrators have to manage hardware and software inventory. Keeping track of manufacturers, components, devices, IP addresses, operating systems, installed software, and licenses on an ever-changing company network is time-consuming, and such information is difficult to keep up-to-date. Here are six open source products that can help you manage the task.
In the past week at OSDir our screenshot tour list included OpenOffice.org 1.1 Impress, Hakin9 Live 2.3.D, BIG LINUX 2.0 Beta 3, and MAX: MAdrid_LinuX 1.2. Head over and check it out. A complete listing of our Linux and Open Source screenshot tours is here.
SugarCRM offers a suite of customer relations management software. Sugar Sales is available in both an open and a closed source edition. The closed source package, Sugar Sales Professional, includes an Outlook plug-in and some additional features not found in the open source edition. I tested Sugar Sales, the open source version, which is available under a variant of the Mozilla Public License. I found the software has a lot of good things to recommend it, but still suffers from the incompleteness of many version 1.0 products.
Venezuela, following in Brazil's footsteps, has joined the club of countries that are adopting and promoting free or open-source software, in a bid to save money, achieve technological independence, and strengthen alliances among countries of the developing South.
Assisted by IBM and lagging behind rivals Hyperion and Business Objects, Cognos has released a version of its ReportNet enterprise-reporting platform that's compatible with Linux. RedHat and Cognos will jointly market ReportNet. MySQL Might Have Jumped the Gun.
Richard Stallman, the man who coined the term "free software", and others in the community understand their biggest threat. The right a patent grants to its holder to exclude others from making, using or selling their invention is a direct contradiction to their aspiration to allow software to be freely copied, distributed and modified. Little wonder also that Microsoft has latched on to the ambiguity this issue has created. Steve Ballmer's open industry email highlighted indemnification along side costs and security as Windows' three key strengths over Linux.
Oracle and Novell announced Tuesday that Oracle's latest database, clustering, application server, collaboration solutions and enterprise applications are now available for and supported on Novell's latest enterprise Linux operating system, SLES (SuSE Linux Enterprise Server) 9.
Sybase announced it has tailored its Linux-based database to run on rival IBM's eServer OpenPower systems, providing customers more choice in the increasingly popular market for Linux systems.
Prudential Equity Group upgraded Red Hat to "overweight" from "neutral weight" and maintained a $17 target price, saying the software company remains the leader in the Linux market, which is among the fastest-growing segments in enterprise software.