Leading Software Group Honors Novell Linux and Management Solutions

Novell's Linux and enterprise management services took home top honors for Best Open Source Solution and Best Asset Management Solution at the 2007 CODiE awards, the annual program led by the Software Industry and Information Association (SIIA) to recognize innovation in the software industry.

Why does IBM embrace Open-Source

Much has been made by myself as well as others, about IBM’s open arm embrace of open source software. A great article at preens.com notes the oddity in the following way: IBM, the epitome of conservative business, de-emphasizes its billion-dollar “AIX” operating system in favor of a product developed by a loose coalition of programmers with no financial motive in common, upon whom no corporate directive can be binding, whose leader has no power but the respect of others.

Apache Tomcat JK 1.2.22 Web Server Connector Released

The Apache Tomcat team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of version 1.2.22 of the Apache Tomcat Connectors.

MontaVista Linux Breaks Real-Time Performance Barrier

Building on its commitment to deliver real-time performance to the embedded Linux community, MontaVista Software, Inc., the leading provider of Linux for intelligent devices and communications infrastructure, today announced that MontaVista Linux has broken all barriers as a real-time operating system (RTOS) alternative.

The World's First Mobile Linux Development Kit (MKit) is now available

Unicon Systems, a Linux handheld software and hardware technology developer from Menlo Park, California, will start shipping its Mobile Linux Development Kit (MKitTM) this week. This long-awaited, revolutionary product was first introduced last year at LinuxWorld Expo, where it generated a lot of interest from Linux professionals and hobbyists.

Microsoft's Silverlight Promises to Disrupt Linux Web Users

Just as it seemed that Linux users (especially 64-bit users) would finally be able to enjoy streaming content with a minimum of hassle, Microsoft's new Silverlight software promises to throw a wrench in the works. Because of sites like Google Video and Youtube, Flash video has become a common means of streaming multimedia over the Internet. With the recent release of Flash 9 for Linux, users have access to much of the same content as their OS X and Windows counterparts.

GIMP 2.2.14 Released

Version 2.2.14 of the GNU Image Manipulation Program is a bug-fix release in the stable 2.2 series. The source code is available from ftp.gimp.org. Binary packages for the various supported platforms should become available soon.

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Open Source rising in N.Z. education

The last three years has seen a dramatic uptake of Open Source in New Zealand in the Education sector. The Tertiary Education Commission has an e-Learning Collaborative Development Fund (eCDF) that provides the means for a wide variety of New Zealand tertiary institutions to develop sustainable Open Source solutions.