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IBM is determined to keep its campaign to encourage autonomic computing development in the public eye. On Tuesday, Big Blue and its DeveloperWorks site announced the debut of a no-cost, Autonomic Computing Zone to help developers, ISVs, and customers at all levels learn the skills they need to build and implement autonomic environments for business transformation.
LynuxWorks CEO, Dr. Inder Singh, Challenges Misrepresentative Claims Regarding Security in the Military; Open Software Standards Key to Enabling Future Level EAL-7 Secure Systems
Vendors have attempted to thwart Linux(R) through lawsuits and legal actions and, most recently, are fueling the FUD surrounding Linux and the security threat it poses to our nation's defense systems. Open software standards and interfaces remain widely misunderstood and misrepresentative claims by technology companies continue to be the norm, not the exception.
Could it be that Microsoft's core business, the Windows operating system on desktops and laptops, is really under threat from Linux? "I think it's inevitable," says AJ McKee, the public relations officer for the Irish Linux Users Group (ILUG), an organisation that supports the open source operating system in Ireland. "I think that the sheer number of developers working on Linux, constantly improving it, means that it will eventually become much more widely adopted."
We recently highlighted some of the new features of the Linux 2.6 kernel. Now, we'll look at the process of compiling and installing a new kernel safely, without overwriting the existing kernel.
PeopleSoft Inc. will support Red Hat Linux for PeopleSoft EnterpriseOne, meaning that customers who choose to run their applications on Linux can reduce their total cost of ownership by using an open source, secure, and stable operating system, the company says.
This tutorial introduces different types of database objects and programming methods. This is the first tutorial in a series of seven tutorials that you can use to help prepare for the DB2 UDB V8.1 Family Application Development Certification exam (Exam 703).
You may never have heard of Swatantra Software, but Linux, open source and free software should ring a bell. In January, attending the fourth World Social Forum (WSF) as a freelance journalist, I got to know this term. Swatantra in the Hindi language means freedom. This is what the Free Software Foundation of India is promoting: Freedom in the use, modification and exchange of software.
Red Hat, the authorized open source and linux provider, announced ISDAC, the CDAC centre for Excellence, as a authorized preferred training partner.
Efforts across the country to recycle old computer hardware have earned the support of communities looking to supply families, schools, and nonprofits with IT connectivity. Now the same principle is being applied to software, as nonprofits caught between data collection and storage requirements and IT licensing costs turn to free and open source software.
Linux Security - A cause for growing concern, or a much ado about nothing? Seeking to dispel all the recent scandalous attacks against Linux, Javed Tapia, Director, Red Hat India, drives the point home in a candid interview with CXOtoday.
Security Enhanced Linux, a “hardened” version of the open source software that was helped into existence by a US spy agency, is on the verge of gaining broad acceptance, a local developer says.
BakBone Software, a global provider of data protection software, today announced BakBone's NetVault(TM) software is now supported across all IBM eServer pSeries systems running 64-bit Linux on IBM's Power Architecture processors. This announcement follows IBM's recently announced support for BakBone's Linux Advantage program, a joint marketing and development initiative.
A new operating system war is brewing on desktop PCs, and it's not Windows vs. Mac, or even Windows vs. Linux. This time, it's Linux vs. Linux. Red Hat and Novell — already foes in the market for Linux server software — are taking their fight to the personal computer. The Linux firms hope to sell businesses a single, companywide software platform for both servers and desktops. [Thanks to DesktopLinux.com for the link.]
Over 750 Applications Now Certified on Red Hat Enterprise Linux; Red Hat Launches Online Solutions Catalog with Intel for Customers Seeking to Deploy Enterprise Linux Solutions.
Commercial vendors and Linux distributors are listening to the masses -- and fueling the hype -- with plans to shore up a viable Linux desktop solution for the enterprise. IBM, for one, has made noise about moving to Linux on its desktops internally. Sun has released its Java Desktop System and Novell/SuSE and Red Hat have also made some rumblings lately about renewing their commitments to a Linux desktop. Novell has already brought in a couple of heavyweights with its acquisition of Ximian last year and SuSE Linux AG in January. Not only did Novell snare the popular Ximian technology, but it brought aboard luminaries Nat Friedman and Miguel de Icaza. Friedman will deliver the keynote at this week's Real World Linux Conference, and in this interview, he discusses Novell's commitment to the Linux desktop, barriers, misconceptions and the importance of success stories.
Almost inevitably the question arises: Is Linux ready for the desktop? Just about everyone has the answer to this question. We thought it was time to put an end to the debate, to resolve the issue once and for all. To do this we decided to put the question to some of the greatest scientists of all time, for what better authorities are there than the finest thinkers, the keenest minds ever to grace us with their thoughts.
Today I'm going to talk about why software - any software, all software - actually matters, what the different types of software are, and why you should care about its properties (no matter who you are, or what you do).
It isn’t fending off an emerging challenge to its monopoly. And it can’t extend its dominance into new sectors. Is this the AT&T syndrome?
Open source is usually associated with lower costs, but companies will have to pay attention to many details to get the value; a Linux TCO equation
John Lewis has become one of the first UK blue-chip organisations to deploy Linux on a strategic business application.