Oracle and PHP tools maker Zend Technologies are working on an open source development tool for Oracle databases.
Increasingly, corporations are turning to Linux servers to support important business applications such as customer relationship management, enterprise resource planning, ecommerce, supply chain management, and Web sites. As the operating system becomes the foundation for these vital applications, administrators need system management tools that outline how well the servers are performing and pinpoint the source of any performance problem.
Birmingham City Council is to carry out large-scale trials to evaluate the viability of open source software on its desktop PCs.
A couple of excellent open source Outlook alternatives are available which provide similar and additional features, such as Novell Evolution and KDE Kontact. If you're afraid you won't have Outlook to keep you organized in a Linux environment, you need not fear. The following screen shots show how far the open source alternatives have come.
Muslim Adel Abu Taha wrote that he created Arabian Linux using knoppix and kurumin ( Brazilian distro based on knoppix created by Carlos Eduardo Morimoto). The aim of this distro is to be a simply distro and solve all Arab users problems, such as Arabic language support and the most dramatic problem "Fax Modems drivers".
The rural Spanish region of Extremadura has seized on the potential of open-source software to improve the lot of its citizens and kick start the local economy.
Novell last week said it has acquired Immunix, a 7-year-old company founded in part with money from the Department of Defense's central R&D organization to develop security software for Linux.
Dell chairman Michael Dell has cast doubt on the potential of Linux on the desktop, and also distanced himself from his own investment company's $99.5m investment in Linux distributor Red Hat. Click here to find out more!
Australia's peak open source body has fresh faces on its board and a renewed focus: the public sector.
The Saugus Union School District reached the Network World Renovator Award finals for a wide-ranging network overhaul that involved laying a foundation of 100/1000M bit/sec Ethernet, installing IP-based telephony, delivering on-demand video and migrating
Printer ink maker Hewlett-Packard is to flog notebooks to its European customers using a customised version of Linux. While HP has been selling Linux as an option for quite a while, it has only been a generic service through its "Factory Express" site in America.
The role of system administrator is a role of details. Heavily used and updated servers are filled with details, from new tables in a database to root password changes. These details need to be documented. When you are managing three servers, these details can be easy enough to remember. However, when you have 30 or 50 or 100 servers, the details become impossible to keep track of without documenting them. When it matters, you don't want to think that the IP address of that old accounting server is 192.168.10.55, you want to know it.
LinuxQuestions.org is proud to announce the official release of LQ Radio. The first installment of the LQ Radio Show has been posted. The LQ Radio Show will feature LinuxQuestions.org founder Jeremy Garcia, along with a rotating panel of LQ mods, discussing the latest in Linux and Open Source. Moving forward, the show will also feature live guests from the Linux and Open Source Community. The LQ Radio site is also home to the LQ Radio interview series and the LinuxQuestions.org Podcasts.
A dispute between the Free Software Foundation (FSF) and OpenOffice.org (OOo) over the increased use of Java in the upcoming version 2.0 release of OOo is over -- at least for now. The two groups have found a short-term solution, and are working together on ways to keep the dispute from happening again.
IBM has bought open source vendor Gluecode and plans to offer its wares as a low-end alternative to its own WebSphere middleware.
A new series offering tips and tweaks to speed up your Linux desktop performance.
Welcome to the 100th issue of DistroWatch Weekly! Read our brief roundup of interesting news bits with a quick look at the upcoming Debian Sarge release, new features in Ubuntu's "Breezy Badger", a fantastic resource for SUSE users and administrators, and an unofficial Alpha port of Fedora Core. Also in this issue - choose that perfect distribution with the Linux Distribution Chooser. Our featured distribution of the week is QiLinux, while the Tips and Tricks section investigates GRAMPS, a powerful genealogical application. Enjoy!
Software piracy and copyright infringement are serious problems, whether with free or proprietary software. So few would complain if an organisation tried to uncover and help prosecute those who wantonly ignore license agreements. Companies violating the GPL are routinely attacked and made to comply by the free software community. The UK-based Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) has been doing just that, but its tactics have prompted claims of extortion and bullying, worrying many small businesses and schools.
And now for the sad part. You...Windows users, are going to follow the good shepherd Bill Gates and let him lead you to the shearing house. It's not wool he's shearing from you folks...it's your money.
Security may be one of the biggest challenges facing the open source enterprise. When I say enterprise, of course, I mean enterprise — hundreds of servers, thousands of desktops, and truly heterogenous environments.