DB2 9 for Linux, Unix, and Windows

DB2 9 is the result of a five-year development project that transformed traditional (static) database technology into an interactive data server that merges the high performance and ease of use of DB2 with the self-describing benefits of XML. Download a free trial version of IBM DB2 9.5 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows.

A Linux thin client for every child

In September this year, the Macedonian government announced one of the most ambitious educational technology projects ever proposed: to provide 180,000 of its school-age children with computer access.

OLPC Talks About Plans to Distribute in America

In a recent interview, representatives from the One Laptop Per Child project disclosed current plans for distributing the XO Laptop in the United States, and discussed the ways in which even local and city school districts can get the XO Laptop for their students.

Novell and Real Time Linux

Last week, Novell began shipping SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time 10 for running high-performance, time-sensitive applications, and apparently Red Hat is feeling a bit threatened.

Linux Kernel Developer Ted Ts’o Joins Linux Foundation as Chief Platform Strategist

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that Linux kernel filesystem maintainer Ted Ts’o is joining the organization as a Fellow and chief platform strategist. Ts’o is one of the most highly regarded members of the Linux and open source community and will contribute his leadership experience working with a broad set of Linux technologies to the LF’s technical efforts, including the Linux Standard Base (LSB).

Sun promises prizes to boost open source effort

Sun Microsystems will today release details of a new award program meant to spur growth and activity within the company's open-source efforts, according to a post by Sun's open-source officer, Simon Phipps, on his corporate blog. Are they finally acting on their statements at Java One that open source is Robin Hood in reverse — cash strapped programmers contributing code to rich corporations, or is it an attempt to subvert the open source ethos?

ESET Launches New Products for Linux

ESET announced three new products for Linux and FreeBSD users. The new Gateway, File and Mail products provide SMB and enterprise users with the highest level of malware protection throughout their Linux infrastructure, without impacting on network performance.

Flash Player 9 Update 3 now available

Adobe has released the final version of its Flash Player Update 3, an important update that brings several new features: