More than 200 members of the KDE community, related projects, industry partners, and interested users will be gathering Friday for aKademy 2006 at the Trinity College Dublin to work on the next-generation desktop, KDE 4, and desktop standards. The aKademy conference will run through Saturday, September 23, through Saturday, September 30.
NEC will join IBM, Novell, Philips, Red Hat and Sony as an investor and licensee in Open Invention Network (OIN), an intellectual property company formed to further the Linux environment by acquiring patents and ensuring their availability.
NEC plans to boost its Linux business from 310 billion yen ($2.6 bil) in fiscal 2005 to 570 billion yen ($4.9 bil) in fiscal 2008.
I've been tracking the evolution of Microsoft FUD for nearly 10 years now, and wrote a short history of the subject a few months back. But even I was impressed when I came across Microsoft's latest effort in this department: it's truly a masterpiece of its kind.
Mandriva launches Corporate Server 4.0, a full, open solution that will let you deploy servers in any environment in just a few minutes.
With version 4.0 of Corporate Server, Mandriva enables its current and future customers in all types of enterprise to benefit from the best of Linux (reliability, security, low administration costs) along with the best of Mandriva (ease of use, exclusive Mandriva utilities, and professional services) for the administration and integration of servers. In designing this all new version, Mandriva's team have retained all the features that made version 3.0 a success while adding more strong points.
Zenoss, Inc., a leading provider of open source network and systems management software, announced today that Steve McManus, former Vice Chairman and co-founder of Maryland-based software as a service pioneer USinternetworking, Inc., has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Client Services.
Reflecting the importance of training in promoting Linux* adoption worldwide, Novell(R) is honoring its top Linux training partners for their success in driving Linux education, designating them Linux Centers of Excellence. These partners, which include companies across Novell's major geographic markets, delivered rapid growth in students trained, top ratings for the quality of their Linux instructors, and high marks for customer satisfaction. Customers seeking hands-on Linux training in their local markets can turn to these partners with confidence that they will receive enterprise-quality Linux education.
WildPackets Inc., innovators in advanced network analysis, today announced Omnipliance Linux, a Linux-based turnkey solution for distributed, remote capture and analysis of Ethernet and Gigabit traffic. This 3U rack-mount appliance makes it easy for enterprises that prefer Linux to rapidly deploy WildPackets analysis solutions across their network for troubleshooting, application analysis and security auditing.
A friend of mine phoned to ask if I thought he should install Ubuntu Linux on his Macs - a 1.33 GHz G4 iBook currently running OS X 10.4 "Tiger" and a 1.25 GHz Power Mac G4 tower with OS X 10.3 "Panther" installed.