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SAP says no big ERP updates 'til 2010

SAP product and technology group president Shai Agassi said Tuesday mySAP ERP 2005, launched in June, is the core of SAP's software and that this core would not be updated for another five years. SAP will instead introduce changes to the core - such as new functions and composite applications in vertical sectors - through Enhancement Packages released once every one or two quarters.

Making wireless work in Ubuntu

  •; By Benjamin Mako Hill, Jono Bacon, Corey Burger, Jonathan Jesse, Ivan Krstic (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Sep 13, 2006 2:36 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu; Story Type: News Story
One of the greatest new features for laptop users in Ubuntu is network-manager. With this shiny new application it is finally easy to connect your Ubuntu system to any wireless network. Where previously you had to jump through hoops to do WPA or 802.1x authentication, network manager makes this completely transparent.

Domino's Horizons Widen

Two recent product introductions make it easier for companies to use Linux to deliver IBM Lotus Notes/Domino-based messaging, calendars and scheduling.

Introduction to TUD:OS

If you are in Germany, the country of Sauerkraut and Beethoven, and you move far to the east, you might arrive at the town of Dresden. In this city, the Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden) is located, which’s operating systems group has developed a C++ implementation of Jochen Liedtkes well-known L4 µ-kernel interface. This microkernel, ironically called Fiasco, is the center of all the different projects of the TU Dresden Operating System (TUD:OS) research group.

Powerpc Cell Chip Gets Fedora Linux Support

Back in March, when Linus Torvalds put his seal of approval on the Linux 2.6.16 kernel, one of the key new features that was added to the kernel was support for the PowerPC "Cell" processor co-designed by IBM, Sony, and Toshiba. Now, that support for the Cell chip has been brought into the Fedora Core 5 development Linux from Red Hat.

Using XML is Only One Step Towards Portability

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Peter Seebach (Posted by IdaAshley on Sep 12, 2006 10:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
A pervasive misconception common today is that simply designing your file format around XML somehow makes it magically portable, extensible, and intelligible by other programs. Peter Seebach explains why using XML is only part of the story when you're designing an extensible file format.

CodeYard is a playground for students of open source

Thanks to a handful of college professors, Dutch high school students interested in open source software development now have a community specifically designed to foster participation, learning, and useful code.

Sometimes, more than just the content needs to be managed

To most people —especially those to whom computing is a means to accomplish some other task rather than an end in itself —systems software is boring. To paraphrase the old Clintonian phrase, "it’s the apps, stupid". What matters to most computer users is more about what IT does than how it gets done.

How to set up a VoIP service with Xorcom Rapid, Asterisk PBX and *starShop-OSS

  • HowtoForge; By Abdoulaye Ba (Posted by falko on Sep 12, 2006 8:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
In this howto I will show you step-by-step how to successfully set up a long distance calls service in your Cybercafé, using open source software. The main element is *starShop-OSS, an open source application designed to monitor and bill, in real time, calls made via Asterisk PBX. This service is commonly called callshop or taxiphone.

Debian Weekly News - September 12th, 2006

Welcome to this year's 37th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. Debian will be present at the Wizards of OS conference next weekend in Berlin, Germany. André Luiz Rodrigues Ferreira wondered if there will be special Debian themes available for the desktop environments in etch. Adrian von Bidder discovered a 16 core MIPS server with Debian pre-installed.

Improve Mashup performance with pureXML

  • IBM/developerworks; By Nicholas Chase, Tracy Peterson (Posted by solrac on Sep 12, 2006 7:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
How to save Mashup request results to a DB2 9 database, plus how take some of the load off of those external Mashup services and greatly improve performance with pureXML.

Microsoft Releases New "Open Specifications Promise" on 20 Web Services Specifications

  • Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Sep 12, 2006 6:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Microsoft has just posted the text of a new patent "promise not to assert " at its Website, and pledged that it will honor that promise with respect to 20 listed Web Services standards.

Grids That Learn – Improving Application Efficiency with Moab

Cluster Resource, Inc.TM, a leading provider of cluster, grid and utility computing software, announced today at GridWorld’s Exhibit Showcase the inclusion of Grid Learning in Moab Grid Suite® -- a new feature designed to help maximize usage of grid resources.

Symantec and Juniper to snoop networks together

Inspired by Cisco and Microsoft, Symantec and Juniper Networks have struck back against rivals Microsoft and Cisco with an astonishingly vague, sweeping partnership of their own.

What you should (and shouldn't) expect from 64-bit Linux

So you just bought and assembled a brand-new AMD64 workstation. The only decision that remains is whether to install a 64-bit Linux distribution, or stick with comfortable, tried-and-true IA-32. If you are seeking an easy answer to that question, I can't help you. Running 64-bit Linux has its pros and cons. Unfortunately, a lot of the cons are out of your hands -- but they're not really Linux's fault, either.

Former SUSE/Novell Exec Seibt Joins Collax Board

Collax, a leading provider of Linux servers for small and medium sized businesses, announced today that former IBM, Novell and SUSE executive Richard Seibt has joined its Board of Directors.

LinuxWorld keynote talks available online

Did you miss out on the LinuxWorld 2006 conference and expo held last month in San Francisco? Well, we have some good news for you: the show management has posted the keynote talks online for free public viewing.

Open scientific software

Science is an open process. Experimental information and results must be published so results are verifiable and reproducible. These results are then shared with the larger community to benefit all humanity. It makes sense that the software used for scientific computations should also be open. Here are a few scientific programs of general utility.

Free Tech Support Now Helps You Breathe AXIGEN in

  • (Posted by iuliana on Sep 12, 2006 3:04 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: PHP
AXIGEN, the professional messaging solutions vendor, announced today its new Technical Support Program. The program includes as a special offer the ground-breaking concept of FIRsT Support.

IT Industry's Latest Product and News Announcements to Debut at Interop New York

20th Anniversary of North America's Largest and Most Comprehensive IT Event Continues to Drive Revolution in Business Technology

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