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Open Source Impact on Software Innovation Outweighs Impact on ...

The open source software phenomenon has spread far beyond Linux and is gaining enormous momentum, according to an IDC study of over 5,000 developers in 116 countries, representing 38 developer networks. The analysts found open source software being used by 71 percent of the developers in the world and in production at 54 percent of their organizations. Half of the global developers claim that the use of open source is increasing in their organizations.

[Looks like seven trucks and all those "partners" are not enough to compete with real savings and quality. -- grouch]

Movidis Launches Multicore MIPS-Debian Server

The race to provide powerful--but not power-consuming--servers just got a new entry. Movidis, a relatively unknown startup from Santa Barbara, California, that was formed five years ago to provide streaming servers for video on demand (VOD) has created a new design based on a multicore MIPS processor and the Debian variant of Linux, which is an enthusiastic supporter of the MIPS chip.

DB2 for Linux DBA Checklist

  •; By Dwaine Snow (Posted by IdaAshley on Aug 15, 2006 9:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: GNU, Linux
Just like a high performance sports car, a database requires some checks to keep it running optimally. This article is broken down into tasks or checks that you can run at different time intervals on your DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows to ensure that your databases are running optimally, and detect potential issues before they happen. Learn when to monitor and what you should be doing daily, weekly, and monthly. Updated for DB2 9.

IPED study finds strong correlation between Linux focus and profitability

  • CRN; By Paula Rooney (Posted by henke54 on Aug 15, 2006 9:14 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Channel partners are making good money on Linux, and the more Linux business they do, the more profitable they are, according to a sponsored survey of 400 qualified respondents conducted by the Institute for Partner Education & Development (IPED).

Red Hat Woos Open Source Partners with Perks

As part of its nascent efforts to develop a channel strategy for its open source subscription services, Red Hat has rolled out a technical training promotion along with other enablement initiatives aimed at solution providers.


Sorry for posting this headline in capital letters. But this time, it has to be. As the british Inquirer reported, there is a problem with the rechargables in several different models of Dell Laptops, and by now Dell has started a world-wide “Battery Recall” program (German version here; they also have it in Spanish, French, Norsk, and Portugès - as well as in Japanese and Chinese).

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LXer Feature: 15-Aug-2006

Don Parris talks with Nathan Aherne of Reddog Technology about selling computers with Ubuntu's GNU/Linux system pre-installed in Australia. Anyone interested in selling computers with GNU/Linux pre-installed should pay attention here, as Nathan makes at least one or two important points.

Slackware 11.0 RC1 Screenshot Tour

DistroWatch reports - The long development process of Slackware Linux 11.0 is about to conclude - that's according to Patrick Volkerding who has declared the current tree as RC1: There are still a few changes yet to happen, but let's call this Slackware 11.0 release candidate 1. OSDir has some sweet shots of Slackware 11.0 RC1 in the Slackware 11.0 RC1 Screenshot Tour.

Elive 0.5 Beta 3.1 Screenshot Tour

  • OSDir (Posted by linuxbeta on Aug 15, 2006 5:24 AM EDT)
DistroWatch reports - The new generation of Elive has started and the beta-3.1 for the future version 0.5 is officially released. Version 0.5 is based on Dsslive with kernel 2.6.15 and X.Org 7.0. Other new features include SATA support, better compatibility with amd64 processors, new drivers for wireless networking, and several improvements to the hard disk installer. OSDir has some nice shots of Elive in the Elive 0.5 Beta 3.1 Screenshot Tour.

Sap's Move Ruffles Feathers

SAP's move to expand its in-memory technology beyond its business intelligence confines to broader enterprise data sets has sparked debate over the potential threat to database vendors.

OSDL and LiPS Coordinate Efforts to Accelerate Mobile Linux Deployments

Open source collaboration will provide device manufacturers and operators with an open alternative to closed, proprietary systems

Mysql and RealPlayer Certify to the Linux Standard Base

At the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo, the Free Standards Group (FSG), a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing and promoting open source software standards, today announced that two of the most important and widely-used applications on Linux -- RealPlayer and the MySQL database -- are certifying to the Linux Standard Base.

Fedora Weekly News Issue 59

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European food giant chooses Open Source Identity Management

One of Europe's most successful private companies has chosen Open Source software to control its pan-European network. Kepak Group has asked Sirius Corporation to deploy an OpenLDAP-based Identity Management solution to serve its 2000 staff based in Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Germany and the UK.

Welcome to LinuxWorld Expo (videos)

LINUXWORLD EXPO, SAN FRANCISCO - The latest San Franciso edition of the most popular U.S. business-oriented Linux event got going on Monday, August 14. Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier and I are covering it for NewsForge and Not a lot happened on the show's first day, so I wandered around and asked a number of people, "What do you expect from LinuxWorld this time around?"

Open source project adds "no military use" clause to the GPL

GPU is a Gnutella client that creates ad-hoc supercomputers by allowing individual PCs on the network to share CPU resources with each other. That's intriguing enough, but the really interesting thing about GPU is the license its developers have given it. They call it a "no military use" modified version of the GNU General Public License (GPL).

FreeMED 0.8.3 released by FreeMED Software Foundation

FreeMED 0.8.3, an enterprise-grade opensource electronic medical record / practice management package, has been officially released by theFreeMED Software Foundation.FreeMED's website has also been updated to provide a more community oriented portal for information about the software.

George Fox University teaching open source IT management

  • NewsForge; By Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Aug 14, 2006 11:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The world has plenty of open source programmers, but there's a dearth of information systems managers familiar with open source. Greg Allen, assistant professor of professional studies at George Fox University, is looking to fix that. To that end, the university is requiring undergraduate students in the management and business information systems program to solve real-world IT problems using open source software as part of the course requirements.

Report: IBM's Lotus Sametime Heads for Linux, Voice Messaging

On Monday at LinuxWorld, IBM announced the first Linux desktop client for its Lotus Sametime instant messaging and collaboration platform, along with plans to add voice messaging to Sametime.

New Gecko-Based Browser Debuts

A Boston-based group on Monday posted the second post-beta version of a Firefox knock-off browser that promises to start faster and consume fewer PC resources.

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