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SGI has received SAP certification for its Linux servers of the Altix Series. Thus the first step of the company's new strategy, which its new CEO Dennis McKenna had announced recently, is beginning to emerge: SGI will aim to reach out to new markets from out of its traditional domain of high performance computing.
Benefits: A significant increase in computing power, with large workloads running at 80 to 90 percent capacity with virtually no downtime. The capacity to support new clients and participate in building a national computing grid. Lower power costs, contributing to return on investment within four years.
LinuxQuestions.org reported on Monday that of the 2500 users that voted in a site poll, 19.5 percent voted for Ubuntu as the Linux distribution of the year, narrowly beating Slackware, which received 19 percent of the votes.
This is the latest in a long line of awards that Ubuntu has racked up over the last six months, an impressive achievement considering that the distribution is less than two years old.
KOffice often gets overlooked in favor of rival office suite OpenOffice.org (OOo), which has a wider set of features, corporate backing, and cross-platform compatibility. However, the recent release of the KOffice 1.5 beta makes this a good time to take a closer look at the KDE suite's applications, features, and performance.
Some time ago I read an article about versioning your /home files with Concurrent Versions System (CVS). The article appealed to me because I like the idea of always being able to undo a mistake, compare my current work with a previous version, and keep a backup of my important files. But the thought that I would litter my home directory with a lot of CVS directories was enough to keep me from implementing it. Recently, however, I've thought about applying versioning to administration files.
The Linux kernel accepts boot time parameters as it starts to boot system. This is used to inform kernel about various hardware parameter.
If this threat is not dealt with swiftly and effectively, the main use of the word “open” in computing one day might be by anthropologists and historians as a quaint label for a sub-grouping in the increasingly marginalized hacker culture.
Microsoft petitioned several U.S. courts last week to force its competitors to turn over communications they've had with the European Commission regarding its antitrust battle against Microsoft. The Commission had previously declined the software giant's request for the documents, which Microsoft says shows it's "colluding" with its competitors and failing to meet its own transparency standards. Meanwhile, a Microsoft competitor derided the software giant's offer of Windows source code as a "poisoned honeypot."
As Ross Burton first pointed out in his personal Blog and on planet.debian.org, there's an article at Groklaw where Andreas Pleschek from IBM, Stuttgart, Germany, announced Notes on Linux.
When people asked Captain Kirk of Star Trek how much he got paid for his job, he answered that in the future, we don't use money any more _ people just work for the betterment of mankind. The concept puzzled me from an economics perspective. But having observed the open-source movement in the IT realm, I am starting to comprehend one direction that the economy of the future might take.
The best discoveries emerge from obscurity. My favorite discovery of last year was GRML Linux. You won't find this gem in the top 100 at Distrowatch, but if you ask me, it works better than all the usual names.
Configuration Management Maker Adds Mark Hinkle as Vice President of Strategy and Business Development
Debian Weekly News http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2006/10/
Debian Weekly News - March 7th, 2006
Software Freedom Law Center Addresses Erroneous Interpretation of Sarbanes-Oxley as Applied to the General Public License
If there is one technology that took hold in the enterprise in 2005, it's virtualization. The software moved from test and development and into the data center faster than anyone imagined, including the experts. And while there are sure to be some bumps in the road in 2006 as the technology moves from awareness to adoption, you can bet most IT pros will be running virtualization in the data center before the end of next year.
MRTG Configuration in Debian: The Multi Router Traffic Grapher (MRTG) is a tool to monitor the traffic load on network links. MRTG generates HTML pages containing PNG images which provide a LIVE visual representation of this traffic.
This tutorial covers setting workbench preferences, working with views and perspectives,of the import and export wizards, using the Help features to aid in development , the resource Local History feature, and managing your workspaces in Rational Developer for WebSphere Software. It is the first tutorial in a series of seven tutorials created to help prepare for the RAD Certification Test 255.
Start-up XenSource has experienced its first growing pains in the form of a CEO swap and a few layoffs.
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