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IBM, Red Hat widen Linux mainframe promotion

  • CNET News.com; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by dave on May 12, 2005 5:05 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat, IBM; Story Type: News Story
Combining new and old technologies, Integrated Facility for Linux lets customers run the open-source operating system on an IBM mainframe.

Novell writes about how it migrated to Linux

I'm sure quite a few of you had a chuckle reading last week's newsletter outlining the attempts by Nick Farrell of the U.K.'s The Inquirer to install SuSE Linux 9.3. One of the bigger guffaws came from Novell's Doug Clower, who is a global solutions director (formerly a global solutions manager - I've no idea what that means translated from marketing-speak, though).

Leader: Open source news not as good as it sounds

  • Silicon.com (Posted by dave on May 12, 2005 4:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Still a strong case for Microsoft in schools and local government...Setting aside for a moment the debate going on in enterprises over whether to use Microsoft or open source alternatives, this week has seen much noise over two other battlegrounds: schools and local government.

Firefox video campaign storms the Web

  • ZDNet UK (Posted by dave on May 12, 2005 3:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Witty promotional videos featuring people's extreme reaction to discovering Firefox are spreading fast online

IBM and Redhat [sic] work to accelerate adoption of Linux

New best buddies IBM and Red Hat are working together to accelerate the adoption of Linux. They have extended their relationship with the goal of steering more customers towards the take-up of Linux on the IBM E-server Z-series mainframe.

Dell's Investment Shows Red Hat Is Red Hot

Company Chairman Michael Dell's major investment in Red Hat shows the strength of the Linux server and desktop markets, and may imply future moves for the computer company.

Major Solaris features slip to 2006

  • CNET News.com; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by dave on May 12, 2005 2:05 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Sun; Story Type: News Story
Sun delays release of two major features the company has trumpeted as reasons to try its new Solaris operating system.

Can open source CRM deliver on its promise?

  • SearchCRM.com (Posted by dave on May 12, 2005 1:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open source CRM, while starting to capture some headlines and industry attention, still has a tough road ahead in capturing market share, according to analysts.

How to use the new Eclipse plug-in for Apache Geronimo

Get a head start in using the new Geronimo Eclipse plug-in to develop and deploy Web applications to the Apache Geromimo server.

Linspire under new management

  • Computer Business Review (Posted by dave on May 12, 2005 11:56 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linspire
Desktop Linux company Linspire has a new CEO after its founder and former CEO Michael Robertson stepped up to the role of chairman of the privately held company.

KDE developers, usability experts complement each other

Usability has always been a controversial aspect of free software development, but one that is becoming increasingly important along with the uptake of GNU/Linux distributions in businesses and homes. Developers' discussions about usability are often marked by shrill accusations and defensive responses. Implementing usability suggestions can mean giving up months of feature-building. But according to a few developers and usability experts working on KDE, bringing usability experts into the hackers' work processes can be a big help.

Korean Software Leader Haansoft Joins OSDL

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on May 12, 2005 11:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Korean Contributor to Asianux - Linux Distribution Jointly Developed by Organizations in Japan, China and Korea - to Support OSDL Carrier Grade Linux

Open source ahoy!

  • The Register - Software: Operating Systems (Posted by dave on May 12, 2005 10:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
An open source software license compliance start-up is to participate in a US Navy project on expanded use of open source software.

Mozilla Firefox 1.0.4 Released

Mozilla Firefox 1.0.4 has been released. This latest update fixes three security vulnerabilities...

Red Hat India launches Enterprise Linux 4 in India

  • India Infoline.com (Posted by dave on May 12, 2005 9:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Red Hat
Red Hat, Inc.on Thursday said that, it has launched Red Hat Enterprise Linux v.4 in five Indian languages viz. Tamil, Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi and Bengali.

Reasons to adopt Linux -- part 94

Bear with us as we write one more story on the whole ‘Is Windows more or less expensive to run than Linux?’ debate.

The IBM Rational Software Development Platform for Linux

The IBM Rational Software Development Platform is a set of tools and a shared set of proven best practices that development teams can use to build, extend, integrate, modernize, and deploy on-demand applications. Use these webcasts and explore the tools that make up the IBM Rational Software Development Platform and the benefit they can bring to your development efforts.

Linux Professional Institute Announces Improvements to Certification Program

These improvements include regular rotation of exam questions, objectives review, and merging of the 101 exam forms that contain RPM and DPKG package management questions.

FOSS spreadsheet hands-on comparison

Rumors about the capabilities of free and open source spreadsheets are common among office software users, but not all of the rumors are backed by hands-on experience with the products. To get a better sense of the current state of FOSS spreadsheets, I installed the latest versions available for Debian: build 1.9.83 of the OpenOffice.org 2.0 beta (for OpenOffice.org Calc), KSpread 1.3.5, and Abiword 1.4.3 (for Gnumeric). Some of what I found contradicts the common wisdom.

MEPIS Linux Loses Another Support Site

It seems that MEPIS is having trouble again. Some of you may recall a few bumps in the road in the past for MEPIS and the MEPIS community. Dotmepis.org however, set out to fill a niche for the MEPIS community by providing community developed packages and kernels for advanced users.

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