HP, the seller of tin and fag-free utopian ideals is flogging commodity, standards-based hardware and software, including Carrier Grade Linux, to telephone company Motorola.
It's probably safe to say that the recently released California Performance Review report, by a panel searching for ways to reform the state's government, won't be added to the reports on Microsoft's Get the Facts on Windows and Linux site. Here are some of the highlights from the information technology-related recommendations
The London Borough of Newham, has chosen Microsoft to become the Councils software platform of choice to support the Borough's ambitious, long-term social and organisational transformation plans. So much for Newham going for open-source alternatives then.
Of interest to large-scale installations: Hewlett-Packard finally offers 24x7 support for Debian GNU/Linux with HP Extensions. In an article Chris DiBona highlighted the services offered by GNU/Linux vendors and pointed out that their repositories are miles ahead of competing proprietary commercial offerings.
Computer geeks and music fans will have something in common this weekend in Winnipeg. OpenCity FreedomFest, an effort organized by the Prairie Linux Users Group (PLUG), will be the first festival in Canada to unite the concept of open source software with music and art. Kicking off on Friday evening, the festival will feature local political activists, musicians, video artists and Linux fans at four venues in the Exchange District.
Motorola plans to sell mobile phone network equipment that uses Linux-based code, a step forward in network gear makers' efforts to rally around a standard.
Hewlett-Packard Co. will release the final processor upgrade for its AlphaServer line of Unix servers on Monday.
Xandros Desktop 2.5 represents the fourth release of the desktop GNU/Linux distribution formerly known as Corel Linux. Xandros prides itself on superior Windows compatibility, and to maintain that reputation it includes some hard-hitting tools for making Windows programs work well on GNU/Linux. It's a little on the expensive side as far as desktop distributions go, and it feels somewhat like a slightly watered-down version of Linspire, but Xandros 2.5 Business Edition definitely has its advantages.
Novell Inc. earlier this month bundled the open-source, J2EE-compliant JBoss Application Server with its SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9, giving application developers a built-in deployment option.
The company behind China's leading Linux client distribution, Red Flag Software Co. Ltd., is shifting its main focus to its server operating system and enterprise customers, and planning to expand sales overseas, the company's acting president said in an interview on Friday.
Lindows is rumored to have shelved its plans for a near-term IPO, according to news items published by TheStreet.com, the San Diego Union Tribune, and elsewhere. The San Diego-based company, in the process of changing its corporate identity to "Linspire" subsequent to a Microsoft settlement, was scheduled to trade under the symbol, LINE.
America Online has just released Netscape 7.2. Based on Mozilla 1.7, this latest version features better popup blocking, vCard support, an improved junk mail algorithm, better standards support, performance enhancements and several hundred other bug fixes. It also includes patches for recent security vulnerabilities.
A discussion of how to use frame styles in OOo Writer.
While IT is improving the quality of life in many developed nations, the use of technology is still out of reach for people in many other countries. Nowhere is this digital divide as big or visible than in India. Apart from access to a computer, unfamiliarity with the English language is one of the biggest factors contributing to this problem. In countries like India, where the majority of the population is English-illiterate, computing has to speak a language the locals understand. This is where user-interface localization steps in.