Former SUSE/Novell Exec Seibt Joins Collax Board

Collax, a provider of Linux servers for small and medium sized businesses, announced today that former IBM, Novell and SUSE executive Richard Seibt has joined its Board of Directors.

Asterisk 1.2.12 and Zaptel 1.2.9 Released

The Asterisk Development Team is pleased to announce new releases of Asterisk and Zaptel! Asterisk 1.2.12 includes a number of bug fixes, including fixes for two regressions that occurred in the 1.2.11 release. Zaptel 1.2.9 include a small number of bug fixes, an updates.

First public demonstration of Flash Player 9 running under Linux

Did you get to attend the Flashforward conference in Austin, Texas, USA? If you did, you got to see the first public demonstration of Flash Player 9 running on Linux. Check this entry in the Flashforward blog for a photo (albeit backwards) depicting Adobe Flash Player 9 running in Firefox on a laptop running Ubuntu. The demo site shown is the designed-for-Flash-8 Nike Air site.

What you should (and shouldn't) expect from 64-bit Linux

So you just bought and assembled a brand-new AMD64 workstation. The only decision that remains is whether to install a 64-bit Linux distribution, or stick with comfortable, tried-and-true IA-32. If you are seeking an easy answer to that question, I can't help you. Running 64-bit Linux has its pros and cons. Unfortunately, a lot of the cons are out of your hands -- but they're not really Linux's fault, either.

Red Hat selected by leading academic institution's

Red Hat today announced the growing adoption of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Network solutions by several leading higher education institutions, including Wake Forest University, the University of Washington and Vanderbilt University. These top-tier universities have made the switch to Red Hat to deliver affordable, high-performing solutions for mission-critical applications with trusted support, manageability and security.

Why Desktop Linux Will Not Take off, and Why You Don't Want It to

You must remember the period where various electronic devices, from phones to radios, were available in transparent cases. You may have found them utterly cool. Yet the simple fact that you can't find these things on the shelves anymore (except for do-it-yourself PC cases) means the crowd doesn't find them nearly that cool. While you may not see the link yet, this is exactly why the Linux desktop will never be popular.

Why is Gnome So Ugly?

Ok, so Gnome 2.16 came out a while ago. There are lots of new features. Yay for the foot.

Now I bet Apple fanboys are screaming right now. I don't blame them. For the rest of you who don't know why people would be screaming, its fairly simple. Default Gnome is ass-ugly. Thank God the Ubuntu folks made their own theme, otherwise no one would be using Gnome at all. I'll swear by that.

Cimmetry’s First AutoVue Release on the Linux Platform

Cimmetry Systems Corporation, an Agile Software company, announced the immediate availability of AutoVue v 19.1 Client-Server, web edition for Linux servers. By responding to the evolving needs of a global customer base that is increasingly relying on the Linux server platform for its technical engineering departments, Cimmetry enhances its leadership position in the collaborative visualization market.