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The latest salvo in open-source war

  • eSchool News (subscription) (Posted by dave on Apr 7, 2005 2:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Microsoft
A new study funded by Microsoft Corp. suggests some web servers running on Windows are more secure than those employing the leading Linux-based solution. Microsoft says the results refute the commonly held belief that Linux offers a more secure environment for web servers.

HP turns to Linux for enterprise NAS

  • Computerworld Australia (Posted by dave on Apr 7, 2005 2:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: HP, Kernel
Hewlett Packard is readying a new enterprise-quality NAS (network attached storage) device that will be based on the Linux operating system and managed using the company's StorageWorks Grid architecture, according to an HP executive.

Research: Mid-size Companies Down On Linux

Most mid-size enterprises are not interested in using Linux, the seemingly fast-growing alternative to Microsoft operating systems. According to a recent study by Info-Tech Research Group, London, Ontario, a technology research firm, just 10% of surveyed mid-size enterprises plan to evaluate Linux within the next three years and only a portion of these will actually adopt it.

Richard Stallman on Free BIOS

  • Metamorphosis (Posted by dave on Apr 7, 2005 2:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
On the Free and Open Source Software Developers' European Meeting held in Brussels, Belgium, Free Software Foundation’ (FSS) president Richard Stallman spoke about The Free Software Foundation's Campaign for Free BIOS.

Report: OpenNMS Helps Keep Tabs On Networks

  • LinuxPlanet (Posted by dave on Apr 7, 2005 1:31 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
"OpenNMS is an open source package that has not only been successful as a tool to help network managers run their networks, but also as an example of how open source software can be leveraged to create a service business. The latter will be the focus of this article..."

Yankee Group slams 'Linux extremists'

An analyst who has been savaged for her views on open source software has hit back, denying that her work is biased

UK government funds new open-source initiative

  • ComputerWorld (Posted by dave on Apr 7, 2005 12:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The U.K. government is backing a new initiative aimed at promoting the use of open-source software in the public sector, providing a forum for those working in the public sector to test and use such software.

djbdns: An alternative to BIND

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Apr 7, 2005 11:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Those who have been concerned with the number of security vulnerabilities found in the BIND server through the years, or who prefer an easier DNS solution, may wish to investigate an alternative, djbdns. This software, written from scratch by D.J. Bernstein, provides a much more robust, simplified and secure framework for DNS. djbdns is easy to install and configure, and is much less complex than BIND, essentially the same functionality.

Linux: Linus on Kernel Source Control

Linus Torvalds offered an explanation to the lkml of the recent decision to switch away from using BitKeeper to manage the Linux kernel.

Interview: Sudhir Gandotra on what India's open source community needs

Sudhir Gandotra is an open source marketeer par excellence. He is best known for Kalculate, an accounting package for the Linux desktop, but Gandotra has been providing support for Linux desktops for almost a decade. In this interview he talks of various open source adoption barriers that exist in India, his experience marketing a product that mandates the use of a non-standard operating system, and the reasons behind his Linux desktop for India.

Linux Kernel is Good For Now

  • (Posted by dave on Apr 7, 2005 7:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Kernel
The man who maintains the Linux kernel says he's quite confident that the latest versions of the operating system are the best and most stable. For now. Andrew Morton of Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) said the current builds of the Linux 2.6 kernel are being adopted by enough of the enterprise distributions in the market that work on a 2.7 kernel tree has been placed on hold.

Government agencies turn to Linux

  • World Peace Herald; By Lisa Pickoff-White (Posted by tadelste on Apr 7, 2005 7:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups:
WASHINGTON -- Linux has crawled out of university basements to become a major player in today's computing world. As government agencies are being forced to do more with a smaller budget more agencies are turning to the open source movement for a solution.

Linux tool turns your office into a supercomputer

  • ZDNet UK; By Renai LeMay (Posted by dave on Apr 7, 2005 6:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The enterprise-focused CHAOS system will be able to turn your office PCs into a single supercomputer at night

Mandrakesoft Announces Name Change to Mandriva

  • Mailing list; By Mandrakesoft Press (Posted by dave on Apr 7, 2005 6:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release; Groups: Mandriva
It's been in the air for a few weeks... Mandrakesoft has decided to change its name! All details are available in the press-release below.

Open source automation the way forward

  • (Posted by dave on Apr 7, 2005 6:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The success of open source lies in its ability to deliver solutions that are too costly to maintain and don't deliver any revenues to providers, a leading strategy consultant and author Geoffrey Moore said at the Open Source Business Conference in San Francisco.

CherryOS goes open source

  • MacWorld (Posted by dave on Apr 7, 2005 5:43 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Mac emulator CherryOS is apparently moving from a commercial product to the world of open source, according to note on the Web site. Yesterday the Web site said the product was on hold, until further notice, but that was changed today to say, "Due to Overwhelming Demand, Cherry Open Source Project -- Launches 5.1.2005."

Microsoft man braves Open Source conference

Microsoft's Jason Matusow, director of the company’s Shared Source initiative bravely went where no Vole has gone before yesterday -- an Open Source Business Conference. You have to admire such bravery.

Kicking it up a notch: Microsoft's open source message gains subtlety

VANCOUVER, B.C. -- Barnaby Jeans, an IT Pro Advisor at Microsoft Canada, has a new approach to Microsoft advocacy. In the past, Microsoft executives have been reported as describing GNU/Linux as a cancer or communism. Other reports include warnings that corporate users risk being sued, and that the "Pac-Man-like nature" of its licenses may make interoperability between applications harder. The Get the Facts Web site continues these direct attacks, although with greater detail. However, Jeans has a subtler message for corporate customers. In fact, his message is less in what he says than how he says it.

IBM, Nokia, Red Hat Join EU Against MS

A technology lobby group, backed by IBM, Nokia and Red Hat, has asked to join the European Commission in its fight against Microsoft. According to the European Committee for Interoperable Systems (ECIS), its goal is show there is still support for the EU's antitrust battle with Redmond.

Midsize Businesses Have No Use for Linux

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Apr 6, 2005 11:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A recent report concludes few midsize enterprises have an interest in Linux. Large Unix consolidators and smaller, cash-strapped companies are another story.

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