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Govt enters open source market

  • Australian IT (Posted by dave on Apr 28, 2005 1:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The [Australian] federal Government has entered the open source software market, "whitebranding" a free website content management system for use by government agencies and not-for-profit groups.

Novell Tightens Its Open-Source Embrace

The company hires Jeremy Allison, co-author of the Samba open-source software suite, and vows to bring greater integration with key open-source projects.

Debian wins Munich Linux deal

Bavarian city passes over Novell's Suse Linux for a high-profile, 14,000-computer installation.

Lifts and shifts for open source

roundup Linux specialist MontaVista raises its game in both software and sales, while VCs open up their wallets.

Performance Monitoring and Tuning

  • IBM developerWorks (Posted by VISITOR on Apr 28, 2005 12:23 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
How do you get mainframe performance on an embedded budget? Just learn the secrets of the mainframe gurus and apply them in your own designs. Architectural decisions define the ultimate feasible performance of any product. This article covers features that can help you improve your system's performance.

MontaVista updating Linux line

  • CNET; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by dave on Apr 28, 2005 12:05 PM EDT)
  • Groups: MontaVista; Story Type: News Story
Company that sells Linux for unconventional devices brings new software foundation--and more-traditional sales model--to product line.

Linux Key to IT Education in Africa

Almost everyone who agrees that technology training would benefit African society, also presumes that success is predicated upon significant funding. Linux helps overcome many major barriers including funding. This article introduces the key principles necessary for successful national IT education, using Linux.

Feedster Deploys Novell's SUSE LINUX to Build for the Future

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on Apr 28, 2005 10:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
SUSE LINUX, With the AMD Opteron* Processor, Lowers Hardware Costs and Provides High Availability and High-Performance Computing for Mission-Critical Databases

New Procedures for 2005 Readers' Choice Awards: Send Us Your Nominations Now

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Apr 28, 2005 10:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
We're doing Readers' Choice Awards a little differently this year, to try to make them more fair.

Programming Linux Sockets Effectively

  • IBM developerWorks (Posted by VISITOR on Apr 28, 2005 9:31 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
The code examples in these tutorials are in Python and C, but translate well to other languages. Part 1 covers the basics, such as an echo server and client, which connect over TCP/IP, fundamental network, layer, and protocol concepts. Part 2 is an intermediate level tutorial that demonstrates how to write UDP sockets applications.

Free software can resurrect 64-bit dinosaurs

It has been 14 years since the first 64-bit processor -- the MIPS R4000 -- found its way into a workstation. 64-bit workstations once cost thousands or tens of thousands of dollars, but the introduction of high-performance, low-cost 64-bit CPUs from AMD and Intel has changed the industry's attitude toward workstation design. New architectures are forcing old hardware into obsolescence, but free software can extend those old systems' useful life.

Good times for Red Hat (and therefore Linux) in Europe

  • Ovum; By Philip Carnelley (Posted by yuk on Apr 28, 2005 8:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Red Hat
We had a visit from Red Hat's EMEA folk recently. We tend to think of French Mandriva (née MandrakeSoft) and Novell's German SuSE operation as carrying the torch for Linux in Europe, but in fact Red Hat is not doing badly in Europe at all.

Foresight Desktop Linux, now cooler looking!

Foresight Desktop Linux is a distribution which showcases some of the latest and greatest from GNOME. With a great focus on usability, yet still up to date. Some of the more innovative things are included, like mono, beagle, f-spot, howl, hal, and oversite systems management. All of this plus some nice, clean default themes and artwork. FDL 0.8 includes many updates to existing packages, great hardware detection using hal/udev/gnome-volume-manager, and a new bootsplash.

Java in Proprietary trap or creative commons?

  • Mad Penguin; By Christian Einfeldt (Posted by VISITOR on Apr 28, 2005 7:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Sun
No article or series of articles could cover anything as big as the 2.0 release, and this article won't try. Instead, this article is going to look at one narrow theme, albeit an important one: The increased role that Java plays in this new OOo 2.0 release. Mad Penguin interviews Sun Microsystem's Simon Phipps to get some insight...

ST Microelectronics halts open-source FPGA project

  • EE Times Online (Posted by dave on Apr 28, 2005 6:38 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Pulling the plug on an ambitious open-source FPGA hardware and software project, ST Microelectronics confirmed Tuesday (April 26) it will stop development of its Generalized Open Source Programmable Logic (GOSPL) technology and pursue further programmable logic development through third-party partnerships.

Open-Xchange Server 5 Eases Migration

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Apr 28, 2005 5:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Open-Xchange Server 5 eases the shift to open source for IT admins.

Novell Tightens Its Open-Source Embrace

Novell is continuing its embrace of the open-source community with new hires and the promise of even greater integration with key open-source projects.

Using comics to spread the free software message

  • Tectonic (Posted by dave on Apr 28, 2005 4:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Getting the free and open source message to users, particularly school-going youths and their teachers in a vast country like Namibia, is not the easiest task. SchoolNet, however, has come up with an innovative approach to the challenge and has produced the first in a new series of comic strips promoting FOSS.

Review: Ututo-e, the "only free distribution"

Ututo-e is a Gentoo-based distribution developed in Argentina. Of all the x86 distributions listed on DistroWatch, Ututo-e is the only distribution endorsed by the Free Software Foundation (FSF). Since he first noticed Ututo-e while visiting Argentina last August, Richard Stallman has described it as "the only free GNU/Linux distro I know of" -- an endorsement that promises to boost its user base the way that John F. Kennedy's endorsement of the James Bond books boosted their sales. In addition, the FSF hosts Ututo-e on its FTP site.

Lead Samba developer Jeremy Allison leaves HP for Novell

Jeremy Allison, a lead developer on the Samba project, has left his job at Hewlett-Packard Co. in order to go to work for Novell, effective this morning.

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