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New clusters emerge at supercomputing show

  • CNET; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by dave on Nov 8, 2004 8:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Dell and Hewlett-Packard plan to announce on Monday new servers that can be networked into a single high-performance technical computer.

Leaf and Bart Decrem Leaving Mozilla Foundation, Chase Phillips and Christopher Beard Joining

Chief Lizard Wrangler Mitchell Baker has reported on some staff changes at the Mozilla Foundation. Build engineer, Daniel "Leaf" Nunes, who has been with since nearly the very beginning, is departing the Foundation but will continue to be involved with Mozilla. His replacement is Chase Phillips. Another new arrival is Christopher Beard, who has been involved with several Linux companies over the years and also held positions at HP. Finally, marketing and public relations mastermind Bart Decrem is leaving the Mozilla Foundation to take a job with MozSource, the company that operates the Mozilla Store (disclosure: MozillaZine has a commercial relationship with MozSource).

IBM's Blue Gene/L goes on sale

  • CNET; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by dave on Nov 8, 2004 7:50 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
IBM's Blue Gene/L just got a step more mundane.

Certification: Is It Right For An Open-Source World

  • Information Week (Posted by dave on Nov 8, 2004 7:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Kernel
'We want the expertise in open source to be internal to the company,' says Dutile. That's why KeyCorp covers certification costs for employees via Red Hat or the Linux Professional Institute.

Interview: OSDL chief Stuart Cohen - Part 1

  • (Posted by dave on Nov 8, 2004 6:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: OSDL
In the first of a two-part interview, Open Systems Development Labs chief Stuart Cohen outlines the group's recent successes and plans for Linux and open source, and the challenges that lie ahead

Review: Xandros Desktop OC Beats All Others

  •; By Matt Livingstone (Posted by tim1980 on Nov 8, 2004 6:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
Matt Livingstone has written a very short review on his impressions when using Xandros Desktop OS Open Circulation Edition.

Windows War of Words

Corporate IT users are getting caught in the middle of another spin war between Microsoft and the Linux and Unix communities, most recently Novell.

Create a data dashboard with PHP and a browser

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Nov 8, 2004 5:30 AM EDT)
  • Groups: PHP; Story Type: News Story
How many times have you needed a quick and dirty method of displaying data, in a "dashboard" format, that everybody could easily view? Everybody has a Web browser, so why not use that for your dashboard? PHP and Apache make it easy. Here's how you can take a text file, evaluate the content using PHP, then display results on a browser dashboard.

In Search Of Open-Source Experts

As companies ramp up open-source deployments, expertise is in high demand and short supply. The costs of developing talent can add up.

Novell rejoins desktop fight, with Linux as ally

Looking to tap into discontent with Microsoft, Novell is set to deliver this week a package of Linux-based software for the PC that includes Office-like productivity applications, along with e-mail and Web browsing programs.

Risks Of Free Open Source Software - A US Regulatory View

  • IT Directors (Posted by dave on Nov 8, 2004 3:49 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In the USA the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) agencies believe that the use of what they term Free Open Source Software (affectionately termed FOSS!) by financial institutions or their technology service providers, involves strategic business decisions and these involve prudent risk management practices. The Council has issued a guide intended to raise awareness within the financial services industry of risks and risk management practices applicable to the use of free and open source software.

Novell aims Linux at corporate desktops

  • The Register - Software: Operating Systems (Posted by dave on Nov 8, 2004 3:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Novell
Novell aims to put Linux on more enterprise desktops with the launch of a version of the open source OS tailored to business users. Novell Linux Desktop 9 is promoted as a way for organisations to avoid single-vendor lock-in of their desktop systems.

Emacs Mode for GDB

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Nov 8, 2004 3:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A graphical user interface is an essential part of any modern debugger. This mode provides one, without losing the power of Emacs. Find (open) source code fast

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Nov 7, 2004 11:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
There's a new search engine in town. is the name, and open source is the game. This new site aims to make open source developers more productive.

Novell launches an enterprise Linux desktop

Novell is announcing a new Linux desktop today, called "Novell Linux Desktop 9: Powered by SUSE Linux." Truth be told, they've been privately announcing the product for at least the past week, doing presentations all over the country while trying to woo both customers and the press. It was in the latter regard that NewsForge spoke on Friday with Ted Haeger, Director Of Marketing for the Novell Linux Desktop. We're offering more coverage of this announcement than we normally do for press releases because this particular announcement could be critical to the advance of Linux on the desktop.

David Coursey Likes Firefox, John Carroll Doesn't Get It

  • mozillaZine (Posted by dave on Nov 7, 2004 9:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
David Coursey says "Firefox is making the world a better place". However, he cannot use it for all his browsing because it cannot do everthing that his copy of Internet Explorer, which he has loaded up with many add-ons over the years, can do...Meanwhile, over at ZDNet, columnist John Carroll doesn't understand why many people like Firefox so much. He theorises that Firefox is mostly loved for political open source reasons rather than because it's the best Web browser.

Opinion: Microsoft & Novell vs. Linux

Even though it's painfully obvious that this whole issue is just one huge marketing campaign by Novell, carefully constructed and well-written I might add, it still remains to be seen exactly where the company is trying to go with all this.

Linux Scholar Championship

  • (subscription) (Posted by dave on Nov 7, 2004 5:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
IBM fosters enthusiasm for Open source and Linux with it's annual competition for university students.

IBM Recruits Cognos for Linux-on-Power Play

  • Java Developer's Journal (Posted by dave on Nov 7, 2004 4:49 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
Cognos is getting behind IBM's precious Linux-on-Power push and is going to offer its ReportNet kit on the Linux-on-pSeries platform. The arrangement is reportedly part of a global multi-year agreement to drive business intelligence adoption on IBM's Linux machines.

Sun Microsystems pinning its hopes on new operating system

  • The Globe and Mail (subscription) (Posted by dave on Nov 6, 2004 9:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Sun
Sun Microsystems Inc. is counting on a new version of its operating system for server computers coming out this month to help lead the onetime tech star back to profitability. But the company is also hoping it can boost its performance with a little help from long-time rival Microsoft Corp. and by selling computing power the way utilities sell electricity.

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