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During the first three days of July, 25 Central and Eastern Europeans gathered for a three day conference in Belgrade, Serbia, to discuss localization of free software in the Balkans. Vedran Vucic of the Belgrade Linux Center organized the conference so Europeans could network and discuss future regional localization projects.
Two serious security flaws in a technology widely used for network authentication could expose a swath of software products to hacker attack, experts have warned. The flaws could allow an online intruder to crash or gain access to computers running Kerberos, a freely available authentication technology that was developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
In 2002 missive, SCO engineer says internal probe found "no evidence of any copyright infringement whatsoever."
The worldwide market for desktops, servers and packaged software running on Linux, the open source operating platform, is forecast by OSDL to grow from $14 billion this year to $36 billion by 2008, equivalent to an annual compound growth rate of 26 per cent.
In this article, Ibrahim Haddad continues his detailed examination of Carrier Grade Linux, with an overview of CGL distributions, deployments, and some of the challenges ahead.
A consortium dedicated to speeding up Linux take-up worldwide has appointed a director to oversee operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Open Source Development Labs said in a statement that Claude Beullens - who has worked in product engineering, sales and marketing at a number of technology firms including HP - took up the position this week.
Mr Beullens will be based in Luxembourg and drive efforts in Europe to increase confidence in Linux and open-source software.
Linux now leads the pack of operating systems on the Top500 project's list of the world's most powerful supercomputers, the latest of which was released at the International Supercomputer Conference (ISC2005) in Heidelberg, Germany, last month.
BIG BLUE has hammered the final nails into OS/2's coffin. It said that all sales of OS/2 will end on the 23rd of December this year, and support for the pre-emptive multitasking operating system will end on the 31st December 2006.
It's doubly ironic that IBM has rather kindly posted a migration page for existing OS/2 users, so that they can easily move to Linux.
Any large piece of software has its own ways of doing things, and OpenOffice.org is no exception. In fact, because of its history and its design assumption that users are at least as interested in designing documents as in writing them, OpenOffice.org needs more orientation than most. OOo is not difficult to learn, but if you approach it expecting it to behave exactly like another office suite, especially MS Office, you are setting yourself up for frustration.
The company can now sell its open-source collaboration server packaged with Novell's SuSE Linux Enterprise Servereven to Novell's competitor, Red Hat.
Novell has signed a national agreement with the New Zealand Ministry of Education to provide all state and state-integrated schools with a range of Novell software, including SUSE Linux operating systems.
I've been using Linux for four years, with the majority of that time spent using Red Hat distributions. I liked Fedora Core 1, but I was not impressed by Fedora Core 2 and its annoying bugs. Fedora Core 3 made up for the shortcomings of its predecessor. Now Fedora Core 4 is out, and unfortunately, it's a mixed bag.
IBM, which is one of Tallard's business partners, is launching a series of Linux products in Mexico where Linux has not reached a very high penetration due to a lack of advanced products and applications, standards, security and technical support, Linux Center director Carlos Muñoz was quoted as saying.
Open Source Development Labs head denies that he knows of any concrete plans for Microsoft to bring its applications to Linux.
Our company is developing a server version of the Mozilla Gecko rendering engine. We plan to package it within a print server appliance that will be available in Fall 2005. By server, we mean that it runs headless, without browser windows or any kind of graphical user interface (GUI). In addition, it renders multiple jobs concurrently. Our target market is users of custom web applications that generate XHTML for interactive use and use some other formatting technology for printing 'souvenirs of transactions' to paper or virtual printing to formats such as PDF, AFP, and SVG.
The information that Microsoft conceded to offer royalty free in its server interoperability licence is already publicly available, according to a company evaluating the agreement A firm involved in the market testing of Microsoft's server interoperability licence on Wednesday criticised the royalty-free concessions the software giant made in its final offer to the EU.
Recently, the Globus Alliance announced that it had adopted the BSD-style Apache License Version 2.0 for the Globus Toolkit. IBM's Grid Toolbox, Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Grid Engine and Nortel Networks Ltd.'s Dynamic Resource Allocation Controller are examples of early grid products that use the Globus Toolkit. The APL2 license allows these vendors to use Globus Toolkit implementations of the open standards in their grid products. Thus, those products are able to interoperate with other hardware and software resources in their customers' IT environments.
In what's become almost a yearly ritual, the big three database suppliers--Oracle, IBM and Microsoft--are prepping major product releases meant to steal away one another's customers. But unlike previous competitive cycles, this time around the entrenched suppliers are eyeing the threat posed by a growing number of open-source alternatives, particularly on the low end.
Oracle Corp has released the second version of its Database 10g product, but the database management system is only initially available for Red Hat Inc's Enterprise Linux operating system.
According to Bhatia, the Intel-Linux combination presents compelling return on investment, combining economics and flexibility. He cited an International Data Corporation study which indicated that companies deploying Linux on Intel servers saw 504 per cent ROI over three years. Another study by the Robert Frances Group showed that the TCO of Gnu/Linux was 40 per cent that of Windows and 14 per cent that of proprietary Unix, he said.
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