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Asian demand for enterprise servers running the Linux operating system, already strong, will get a further boost from the development of Asianux, a version of Linux that has been developed as a standardized distribution for enterprise customers in Asia, according to a top executive at Oracle Corp.
Welcome to this year's 28th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. The University of Zaragoza in Spain plans to distribute 50,000 copies of their distribution which is based on Debian GNU/Linux and utilises the GNOME desktop. NewsForge took a look at the upcoming release of Linux Standard Base 2.0.
Despite the settlement with Lindows, the crack in Microsoft's trademark remains. "They're going to have this problem no matter who they assert their trademark against," said Daniel Harris, the lead attorney for Lindows during the lawsuit. Certainly, the Lindows case has established a framework that another entity might use were it sued by Microsoft for "Windows" trademark infringement.
Foreword -- This guest editorial by Victor Yodaiken looks at several operating system (OS) certifications that have recently been used as ammunition against Linux by real-time OS vendors targeting the high-security and military markets. It also debunks several emotional and inflamatory arguments impugning Linux security.
Finding the open source code you need can often seem like searching for a needle in a haystack. But with the development of the AMOS search engine finding your way through today’s maze of software code has just become considerably easier.
If Microsoft chairman Bill Gates thought he had worries about open source stealing market share from Microsoft in the Australian public sector, Malaysia has just proved to be a much bigger problem. Less than a month after Gates' high-profile roadshow through Asia, the Malaysian government has mandated the in-house deployment of open source software (OSS) in what may well be the biggest national backlash against proprietary software in the world, according to a report in Malaysia's national daily newspaper.
IBM Corp is preparing "significant" announcements around the open sourcing of products, in an apparent riposte to Sun Microsystems Inc over the battle to open source Java. Buell Duncan, general manager of IBM developer relations, said yesterday IBM would reveal plans around open sourcing of products during the next few weeks.
You might not think that Citizens Against Government Waste would be playing up the cost benefits of proprietary software for use by government, but the nonpartisan, nonprofit organization did just that with a recent press release.
Not many in the IT industry were ready to believe that Novell Inc. was betting its return to enterprise computing prominence on a freely obtainable operating system. But seeing is believing. At Novell's recent annual BrainShare user conference, CEO Jack Messman declared that 2004 was the year for Linux and subsequently staked his company's future on it.
Evolocity Cluster System to be Used as Test Bed for Weather Computations
Tracing multithreaded applications using CTrace.
The OpenPKG project released version 2.1 of their unique RPM-based cross-platform Unix software packaging facility. OpenPKG 2.1 consists of 495 selected (from a pool of 770) packages which include latest versions of popular Unix software like Apache, Bash, BIND, GCC, INN, Mozilla, MySQL, OpenSSH, Perl, Postfix, PostgreSQL, Samba, Squid, teTeX and Vim -- all carefully packaged for easy deployment on 21 different Unix platforms, including FreeBSD 4.10/5.2, Debian GNU/Linux 3.0/3.1, Red Hat Linux 9, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, Fedora Core 2, SuSE Linux 9.0/9.1, and Sun Solaris 2.6/8/9/10. The major technical efforts for this release were spent on the porting of all packages to five additional Unix platforms, the necessary adjustments to packages required by GCC 3.4 and the consolidation and packaging of the developer tool chain.
What appears to be a leaked internal memo from HP shows that the company expected Microsoft to launch a full legal assault on free open-source software (FOSS
I was unwilling to turn my trusty PC into a Linux box, so he popped in a CD with Knoppix, on it, rebooted, and voila -- instant Linux.
Hot on the heals of the official release of PHP5 last week, Zend Technologies, the corporate backer of the open source scripting language, has launched the latest versions of its flagship Zend Studio and Zend Performance Suite products. The latest tools are part of the company's goals and role in the evolution of the open source scripting language, with a focus on enterprise grade development tools.
If you follow technology trends, you're probably aware of the two schools of thought with regard to security and/or cryptography. Does cryptography and security solutions become more secure as the number of eyes pouring over its source code increases or is a private solution which leverages security through obscurity provide a more secure environment? Daniel R. Miessler submitted the following editorial to osOpinion/osViews, which offers some compelling arguments for both scenarios. In the end, his well thought out opinion, comes to a universal conclusion.
Novell's latest debt offering was oversubscribed, and it was able to rake in a hefty $600m. But what will Novell do with all of this money? There are some intriguing options that Novell has as it takes Linux deeper into the data center and out onto desktops...
Mono is an open source implementation of the .Net development framework as developed by Microsoft and submitted to the ECMA standards authority. The project, which released version 1.0 last month, is significant in several ways: it offers the potential to unite the open source communities for Windows, Linux, and other platforms; it fulfills the niche for a powerful migration tool; it builds upon existing open source technologies such as Mozilla and Apache; and -- most importantly -- it illustrates the resolve of the open source community to rise to Microsoft's challenge.
...we can agree that Linux is disruptive. But saying that open source equals killing jobs is really taking a larger leap of faith than warranted. Almost as large a leap as believing that Microsoft's next operating system, Longhorn, will come out on schedule and work as advertised.
After being at odds with Sun Microsystems Inc. for over a year, JBoss Group Inc. now can license the Java 2 Enterprise Edition compatibility suite, thanks to the advent of J2EE 1.4. Sun had denied JBoss in the past because its flagship Java application server is open source. JBoss raised the ire of Sun because it continued to sell its app server without certification, threatening the incompatibility Sun so loathes.