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Uk school saves thousands with open source network

King's College School, one of the UK's top public schools, claims to have saved thousands in software licensing by deploying an open source network infrastructure.

2x Opens Source Code to its NX Based Terminal Server for Linux

2X today announced the release of 2X TerminalServer for Linux, an open source terminal server for Linux, which enables users to run a Linux desktop and Linux / Windows applications over any type of connection

Taking an OpenReports test drive

Business Intelligence software, those tools and suites that take the raw minings of your databases and turn them into comprehensible signposts and mappings that lead toward profits, is a hot market today. One of the more talked-about open source solutions is OpenReports, a GPLed, Web-based BI report generation system whose first stable, milestone release of its 2.0 series has just come out.

Book Review: Suse Linux by Chris Brown

Have you been itching to try Suse Linux but didn't know how to get started? Okay, I confess — I know I have. I tried installing Suse once several months ago, then chickened out of using it. (Just FYI, the installation went just fine.)

Full REVIEW: The Linux-based Motorola ROKR-E2

  • OS News; By Eugenia Loli-Queru (Posted by dcparris on Aug 31, 2006 7:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux once again kindly stepped up and sent us in the next-generation Motorola Linux-based ROKR-E2 feature phone. In the tradition of the ROKR devices, the E2 is also built around the idea of music on the go, while it's the first Linux phone to have an initial retail cost smaller than $256. Read inside for our detailed review, video and pictures.

Review: Can Linux-based Collax Replace Microsoft Small Business ...

With the release of Collax Business Server (CBS), Microsoft's Small Business Server 2003 (SBS) is starting to look a little like France in 1940, with Germany amassing troops on the border, readying invasion.

Open-source RTOS adds in-memory DB

McObject has port its in-memory embedded database to the open-source eCos RTOS (real-time operating system) as part of a collaborative relationship with eCosCentric, the commercial supplier of eCos. The eXtremeDB database will be supplied by eCosCentric as part of its real-time embedded systems middleware suite for eCos, the companies announced.

Greatlinux and MySQL Launch Open Source Partnership in China

MySQL AB and Greatlinux Inc today jointly announced a strategic partnership to deliver commercial MySQL-based solutions to the burgeoning Chinese market.

Fedora spins latest Core live optical disks

Red Hat Fedora Unity team member and distro maintainer Robert Jensen on Aug. 30 announced the availability of a new set of Fedora Core live CDs and DVDs, which all utilize the GNOME desktop and a 2.6.17 Linux kernel. Called Live-Spins and created with a tool called Kadischi, the new live CD/DVD images allow users to test the distribution without having to install it to a hard disk.

MySQL to drop Berkeley DB storage engine, add memcache plugin

With the 5.1.12 release, MySQL will be dropping the Berkeley DB (BDB) storage engine from its list of supported database engines. Some observers have suggested that this move is connected to Oracle's purchase of Sleepycat, and that InnoDB may be next. However, Brian Aker, MySQL's director of architecture, says that they're unlikely to drop InnoDB, and the Berkeley engine is being dropped for technical reasons. Aker also announced the first release of a memcache storage engine plugin for MySQL.

Building a Path for Linux Applications

In this TestRun podcast, eWEEK Labs Director Jim Rapoza talks to Advanced Technologies Analyst Jason Brooks about a new type of Linux distribution called rPath. Jason says that rPath combines the strength of Linux, virtualization and appliances to create a useful application platform for both ISVs and businesses.

Mozilla taps Toronto Web design shop to work on Firefox 2.0

A Toronto software development company has been selected by Mozilla to design the user interface and improve the usability of the next version of Firefox.

Firefox 2.0 Beta 2 Will Launch Thursday

Barring more bugs, Firefox Beta 2 will release Thursday, Mozilla Corp. developers reported after a weekly status meeting held Tuesday.

Helpful Hints for Porting Fortran Applications

This article addresses the most commonly encountered scenarios and errors while porting Fortran or any UNIX or Linux-based applications on different systems. Discover how to port Fortran-based High Performance Computing applications, such as computational fluid dynamic (CFD) modeling, weather modeling, and linear algebra packages, using IBM XL compilers and gnu compilers on large clusters. marries open, closed, and "shared" source

Founder and CEO Gilad Japhet calls "a genealogy-based social network." is written in PHP, but Japhet and his staff are testing the code on Windows ASP servers, using Phalanger, a "shared source" compiler that lets PHP run on .Net.

Compact, low-cost Linux box runs Debian/ARM

Taiwanese embedded specialist Embedian has launched a line of compact, low-power, "embedded box computers" built around the company's ARM-based single-board computers (SBCs). The EBC-7000 incorporates the company's APC-7110 SBC, hard drive, and power supply, and comes with a 2.6.13 Linux kernel and Debian-based filesystem.

Report: GroundWork to Break New Net Management Ground at Interop

When the Interop trade show unfolds in New York next month, its underlying network infrastructure will be managed and monitored by GroundWork Monitor 7, a new edition of a Linux-based software offering that mixes open source tools with unabashedly proprietary middleware.

How Microsoft is loosing(sic) to GNU/Linux

If "a year of GNU/Linux on the desktop" is defined as a year when GNU/Linux has finally started its steady encroachment to the desktop then 2006 is the year. Alot of users have started using GNU/Linux on their desktops long before, but it is 2006 which marked the two probably biggest GNU/Linux desktop releases to date, Ubuntu Dapper and Novell SuSE 10. It is 2006 which marks the biggest opportunity for GNU/Linux to steal the desktop market share from Windows due to the bad reputation behind the pending Windows Vista release.

Linux First?

Texas Instruments had one operating system at the top if its list when it put together support for DaVinci, its latest dual-core ARM/DSP OMAP line—MontaVista's Linux.

Book review: SpamAssassin - A Practical Guide to Integration and Configuration

Spam is unsolicited emails with advertisements, which costs money. According to one survey spam costs up to $1000 per employee per year. Spam is send without the permission of the recipients. According to wikipedia, in June 2006 55 billion spam emails send per day. The book SpamAssassin is a practical guide to configure and install one of the most popular open source spam filter software.

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