Open Country, a Linux desktop and server software management vendor, launched as a company last week with the aim of helping enterprises lower Linux network administration costs on the cheap.
Mark Barrenechea, the ex-Oracle exec behind this move, agreed to reply to my questions. And since then, he's been promoted to replace Tony Gaughan as senior vice president of development at the company. So here's your chance to get a glimpse inside the mind of who seems to be CA's "Open Source crusader". We thank Mr. Barrenechea for the chance of this exclusive interview with The INQ.
Although many open source enthusiasts have an almost reverent attitude towards technology, data center managers have specific business problems to solve, and judge technology only on how well it solves those problems. Let’s examine the requirements that are specific to data centers and see if open source technologies can meet them.
Last week, Grashopper released their newest version of Pagestream desktop publishing software for Linux. PageStream5.0, available in standard and professional versions, runs on x86 Linux installations with Gnome+2.0/GTK+2.0 packages or newer and at least 30MB of hard drive space.
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Turn your data and functions into professional-looking graphs with Gnuplot 4.0, a freely distributed plotting tool. In this article, get a hands-on guide to gnuplot that emphasizes the idioms you'll need to use this tool effectively.
nfobridge this week announced DownloadOpenOffice.org, a new website that offers free downloads and support for OpenOffice.org software. For the first time ever, downloaders have access to a professional online support staff free of charge. Before DownloadOpenOffice.org, users had to take it upon themselves to hunt for support options after downloading OpenOffice.org, the wildly popular open source office suite downloaded over 20 million times.
The Open Source Initiative (OSI) lists more than 50 approved open source licenses. Each license is anywhere from slightly to vastly unlike its neighbors. All of them are written for lawyers, not mere mortal software developers. So how do you choose the most sensible an open source license for your projects?
BEA Systems, Inc. today announced that the company remains the leader in the Linux-based Application Server Software Platform (ASSP) market for the third year in a row, and that it grew by 166% 2003 over 2002, as measured by worldwide license and maintenance revenue, according to IDC's Worldwide and North American Application Server Software Platform 2003 Vendor Analysis. By the same metric, the IDC market model reveals BEA again captured the leading share in the North American market and in the Unix-based application server software market worldwide. The definitions of ASSP and software revenue, as well as the survey methodology and the operating-environment/regional modeling assumptions underlying these rankings are outlined in the report.
A little planning ahead will make your word processing tasks easier and keep your documents looking consistent as they grow.
Linux supplier Red Hat has included the open-source Connector for Exchange in its latest quarterly beta update of its Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system.
Today marks the release of Gentoo Linux 2004.2 for the AMD64, HPPA, SPARC and X86 architectures!
txt2tags is a single python script that converts text files with minimal markup to into formatted xhtml, html, SGML and other document formats. The new version add improved xhtml support, css support and better mgp, moin and man generation. The new txt2tags version adds (valid) XHTML support and better support for images and css. mgp, moin and man targets are improved. Some of the markup tags have been changed and documents created for 1.x must be converted. Read the interview with developer Aurelio Marinho Jargas to learn more. Download the latest version and try it yourself! "For outside exchange it is kinda hard, because you just can't impose a new format on a doc/PDF world. But for internal storage I think txt2tags can be a good choice for documents with no complicated structures. In fact, being simple it forces you to write in a simple way, using basic forms as lists and tables. For technical documentation, there is no need to abuse of formatting capabilities, so txt2tags can handle the job."
Ben Goodger has posted an update on his blog discussing what's next for Firefox on the road to 1.0. The decision has been made to call the next release "Firefox 1.0 Preview Release" externally, and 0.10 internally. Ben also goes into detail on what extension authors can do to ensure compatibility with this next release. More details on the latest extension standards can be found on the Firefox Project site.
The fourth embedded systems conference in Asia will be held in Hsinchu, Taiwan, July 28 and 29. Linux advocates including US-based IBM, MontaVista Software, Novell and China-based Red Hat will all tout their products and share their experiences of the embedded Linux development process. More than 10 developers and analysts from Taiwan industry will each demonstrate their latest embedded technologies and systems during the conference.