Surprise, Microsoft Listed as Most Secure OS

Microsoft is frequently dinged for having insecure products, with security holes and vulnerabilities. But Symantec, no friend of Microsoft, said in its latest research report that when it comes to widely-used operating systems, Microsoft is doing better overall than its leading commercial competitors.

Ubuntu 7.04 Beta Released

The Ubuntu team is proud to announce the beta release of Ubuntu 7.04.

Ubuntu 7.04 is the most user-friendly Ubuntu to date and includes a ground-breaking Windows migration assistant, excellent wireless networking support and improved multimedia support.

Oracle's Linux Claims Are a Head Scratcher

You can't always take everything you hear in the technology industry at face value.

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison said on his company's Q3 2007 conference call today that Oracle has displaced Red Hat at Yahoo. Officials at both Red Hat and Yahoo, however, see it differently.

Open Source Developers at Google Speaker Series: Jeremy Allison

Next Tuesday, March 27, the Open Source Developers at Google Speakers will welcome Jeremy Allison, one of Samba's maintainers and a recent addition to the Google Open Source team. Jeremy will discuss "The Current State of Samba," including why the Common Internet File System protocol is about to become a lot more important to everyone, even those of us who only use Linux.

SXSW Day Three - Revisting Open Source Business Models

The panel was fairly freeform. They started by polling the audience a bit - asking people what kinds of questions they wanted to hear about. Broke out pretty clearly that there were lots of folks who wanted to know how to leverage open source in their businesses but weren’t sure how. Panel distinguished between open source users (people who download, install, and use software under open source licenses) and software developers who are building products which include (one way or another) open source components.

GoDaddy.com Backs Open Source Community

GoDaddy.com is giving back to the Internet community by supporting open source applications with cash donations of $10,000 each.

Joomla, a Content Management System and Simple Machines Forum, an online community forum, received the donations from GoDaddy.com to assist in further development of their applications.

Early Bird Registration for ApacheCon Europe 2007 Ends Tuesday 27 March

ApacheCon Europe 2007, the official conference, trainings, and expo of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), today announced the deadline for Early Bird registration ends on Tuesday, 27 March 2007.

Red Hat and Intel Launch Channel Program for Intel Resellers

Red Hat, Inc. and Intel Corporation announced a new reseller program that allows Intel Channel Partner Program members to rapidly enter the Linux solutions marketplace. Named the Global Channel Acceleration Program, this reseller program provides participants with a fast method to sell supported pre-certified solutions that combine Red Hat's portfolio of solutions on Intel platforms.