A senior figure at the European Commission launched an outspoken attack on several major US IT firms on Monday, accusing them of exerting too much influence on the progress of the open source community. Jesús Villasante, the head of software technologies at the EC's Information Society and Media Directorate General, said big companies such as HP, IBM and Sun are just using the open source community as subcontractors rather than encouraging the community to develop independent commercial products.
Windows is taking the server OS market by storm - and Linux has no hope of catching it, according to market researcher IDC. Its latest quarterly server survey found that income from sales of Microsoft Windows servers even matched enterprise Unix server revenues.
Win4Lin Pro Product Will Join Win4Lin 9X and Win4Lin Home by Mid-Summer
Cavium and Airgo are demonstrating a hardware/software reference design for 108Mbps wireless broadband gateways at the Computex tradeshow this week in Taipei, Taiwan. The design includes embedded Linux, Cavium's MIPS32 Nitrox Soho security processor, and "True MIMO" wireless cards from Airgo. It targets SOHO (small-office, home-office) and SME (small, medium enterprise) broadband wireless routers.
Need groupware that doesn't require tedious installation and configuration, and is ready for use in a matter of minutes? Lucane can be deployed in no time, and is so simple to use that you don't need to spend hours learning it. Lucane has a modular architecture and includes an impressive range of pre-made modules, including a multi-user calendar, an email client, instant messaging, a white board, forums, notes, shared folders, and an RSS reader. Users can easily add and remove modules to customise their groupware environment, and developers can create additional modules and plug them in Lucane.
KDE 3.4.1 has been released. This is the first translation and bugfix release to the 3.4 series, it includes all security updates to date, numerous minor fixes and improved translations including a new Greek translation pack. See the 3.4.1 Release Announcement for full details and the Changelog for a full list of updates. If you want to test out KDE 3.4.1 we have a new version of the Klax Live CD. Packages are currently available for Conectiva Linux and Kubuntu, see the 3.4.1 Info Page for how to download. Packages for SuSE are currently being uploaded and will be available soon. If you want to compile the sources yourself try using Konstruct which has been updated for this new release.
"The travel industry is a natural fit for open source," said Raven Zachary, who runs OREV LLC in Dallas. "[Travel] is one of the most successful industry segments on the Internet when it comes to revenue generation. With such a large focus on the Internet, the travel industry can achieve considerable gains from the use of open source."
New Mono Kickstart Program to Provide Support to Developers for Cross-platform Applications
Deer Park Alpha 1 is now available. Deer Park Alpha 1 is an alpha release of our next generation Firefox browser and it is being made available for testing purposes only for developers and the testing community. Current users of Mozilla Firefox 1.0.x should not download or use Deer Park Alpha 1.
The results of a simple standards-based test of some popular UML tools.
The open source Plone content management system is one of the best collaborative tools for enterprise intranets. Plone's core features include an enterprise-level content management system, a solid workflow engine, a wiki, role-based membership, and a search engine. It bring the benefits of sharing information to your enterprise intranet.
The U.K. government is supporting a project to create a secure centrally managed desktop system based on Linux.
Linux distributor Red Hat is adding directory and security functions to its product range. Due to be formally announced on Wednesday, the Red Hat Directory Server and Red Hat Certificate Management System plug two obvious gaps in the Red Hat portfolio. Both are based around technology that Red Hat acquired from AOL's Netscape division last year.
Foreword: This guest editorial by Richard M. Stallman (rms) takes a critical view of Nokia's announcement last week that it would exempt existing Linux kernels from patent litigation. Stallman founded the GNU Free Software project in 1984, and remains among its most idealistic and fervent supporters.
Provides Key Linux and Identity Technologies to Enhance HHS's Ability to Secure and Manage IT Resources
Developers of the Debian GNU/Linux distribution are frantically squashing software bugs in an effort to get version 3.1 out by the scheduled 6 June release date.
Welcome to this year's 22nd issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. Andreas Barth prepares for after the release already and tried to optimise the LDAP gateway to the bugtracking system. Nokia has released an Internet tablet PC that uses Debian as operating system.
In the beginning of things, open source was about open everything. I remember joining an irc channel # on efnet back in 1993 and chatting with people who could make things happen with computers...really make things happen. Coders, managers, hackers...they were all there and a tight nit core of about 6 of us stayed in touch for about 7 years until we went our separate ways and began to use irc less and less. The thing that I remember the most is the fact that when I joined their little group, I was a complete and total n00b. Not just a n00b to Open Source...but to computers altogether.
"Organizations are finding that Linux lowers TCO (total cost of ownership) on both the desktop and server sides, but specific results vary according to the situation, said John Dobbs, principal strategist for Novell, speaking at LinuxWorld Summit in New York City..."
Despite vendors' best efforts, the perception of network and systems management products is that many are high-priced, require lengthy deployment cycles, entail multiple integration efforts and necessitate time-consuming customisation. But open source vendors and developers are bringing a new breed of products to market that could shatter that perception...