CSC, formerly Computer Sciences Corporation, is a fortune 500 company supplying high level IT services to companies and government agencies in 76 locations on 6 continents . The organisation employs nearly 80 000 people and reported revenues of US$13.9 billion last year. In November CSC Leading Edge Forum completed 18 months of research into OSS. The report Open Source: Open for Business (7.8 MB) explores the usage and potential of open source both within the company and amongst its heavyweight client base.
Since the election of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Brazil has gradually become a beachhead for Open Source, and consequently a thorn in Microsoft's side. Soon after his election, President da Silva appointed Sergio Amadeu, an academic and Open Source enthusiast, to head Brazil's National Information Technology Institute.
Asa Dotzler wrote in to tell us that the Mozilla Foundation is testing a patch for Mozilla Firefox that improves popup blocking. In a recent weeks, a number of advertising networks (once again, we won't mention Fastclick by name) have started exploiting the fact that Firefox's popup blocker doesn't stop popups launched by plugins (for example, Flash movies) by default. The patch, which is available as a signed extension for testing purposes, adds no new functionality but does change a couple of hidden preferences.
a new programming language has been sighted, it goes by the affectionate name "nessie" and it claims to be the loch ness monster of programming languages.
The advent of open-source software has been hailed as the most significant event in computing since Apple played David to IBM's Goliath. Yet, while open-source code can be found practically everywhere these days, the companies dedicated to bringing it into the mainstream have had a rough time staying afloat. To economists, open-source's growing pains offer fascinating insights into the impact of technological change on the way markets are organized. But to firms now investing billions of dollars in IT infrastructure, there's nothing academic about the issue.
Linux.com is featuring an article about using KOffice to create good-looking reports. The article covers importing from a database into KSpread, preparing the data for KChart and formatting it in KWord.
Due to severe problems with the scheduled migration of KDE's massive source code repository from the CVS revision control system to Subversion, the KDE project has decided to opt for the BitKeeper source control system as the more pragmatic choice. The full press release follows; further details on what this will mean to KDE developers and contributors requiring repository access will be posted shortly to the KDE Wiki.
Finland-based First Technologies is offering a Linux-based network media player for signage and advertising applications in the transportation, hospitality, and corporate markets. The FXA-50 features a depth of less than 2 inches, LCD display options from 3.9 to 10.4 inches, and central management software supporting a variety of network transports.
Tips and directions for replacing your computer's motherboard--from deciding whether it's worth the hassle to tweaking the BIOS.
My journey with Linux, since 2003, has been a roller-coaster ride with its fair share of bumps. But I have finally settled down with one of the best distros around, Yoper, which stands out for features like usability, available packages, hardware detection, and support.
One of the highlights of my trip to Salt lake City last month for BrainShare 2005 was the opportunity to interview Miguel de Icaza, a mercurial star of the free software movement who has been responsible for hugely successful projects and also founded his own company with Nat Friedman that was later acquired by Novell. Like everyone else at BrainShare, Miguel was on a tight schedule, but he took time out from preparing a Friday morning keynote to do this interview.
Strong showing in corporate subscriptions boosts revenue by 56 percent in the fourth quarter for the Linux seller.
This article shows how to set up a portal project infrastructure in Rational Application Developer that can be used to perform daily builds using Apache Maven.
The PHP Development Team would like to announce the immediate release of PHP 4.3.11 and 5.0.4. These are maintenance releases that in addition to fixing over 70 non-critical bugs, address several security issues. The addressed security issues include fixes to the exif and fbsql extensions, as well as fixes to unserialize(), swf_definepoly() and getimagesize().
Learn about binary compatibility as it relates to the different operating environments that run on Linux on POWER. Learn about new technologies that can provide performance enhancements for a Linux on POWER application, and follow steps to ensure binary compatibility across multiple distributions in the future.
In this series we'll give tips and observations on using a current generation WiFi enabled PDA with Linux desktops and servers. The plan is to save you some research time by showing you what has worked for us, using a standard off-the-shelf PDA and a Linux-based operation.
Google Blog is reporting that Google is now faster on Firefox and Gecko-based browsers. Google has started using prefetching to start downloading top results even before the user clicks on them. This allows the user to view search results faster. Prefetching is not available on Internet Explorer and other non-mozilla browsers.
Foresight Desktop Linux is a young distribution that distinguishes itself by its unique package management system. While still in pre-release status, Tuxme took a brief look at its features and voiced our first impressions. Read on to find out more.
pmacct is a small set of tools to account and aggregate IPv4 and IPv6 traffic; aggregation revolves around the key concept of communication primitives which may be arbitrarily combined to form complex aggregation methods; data is collected either using libpcap or through Cisco NetFlow v1/v5/v9. Aggregates can be stored into memory tables and SQL databases.