KOffice, the KDE office suite, released version 1.6 beta1. This release incorporates a number of new features, mainly from the Google Summer of Code projects, as well as a great number of bug fixes. It also signals the start of the feature freeze that always preceeds a release of a major new version, thus giving the developers exactly a month to fix outstanding bugs. We urge everybody that is interested in KOffice to install and test this version to make sure that the final 1.6 has a high quality.
FTFA "Even though we can not identify the operating system for 53% of the connections, Linux is being used for at least 43% of all spammy connections. Solaris, Windows and FreeBSD are used infrequently."
Can the Open Source Software (OSS) movement defeat or cripple Microsoft in the marketplace? is a question doing the rounds. With little academic attention focused on the question, Harvard Business School professors Pankaj Ghemawat and Ramon Casadesus-Masanell decided to dive in. Most research to date into the OSS movement has focused on the organisation and management issues surrounding OSS. Ghemawat and Casadesus-Masanell chose to explore the fundamental competitive dynamics question in their study, 'Will OSS ever displace traditional software from its market leadership position?'
IT is no longer a question whether or not local companies should go open source. It is whether local providers can deliver open source solutions, executives of local software companies have said.
Fernando Contreras, Jr., president and chief executive officer of software development and system design firm Imperium Technology Inc., said local customers were now aware of "open source alternatives."
Matthew Garrett expressed frustration with Debian recently, in a blog post that’s become rather famous. Mark shuttleworth (Founder of the Ubuntu project) replies in his blog over the weekend "I’m of the opinion that Ubuntu could not exist without Debian."
Novell and Concurrent announced that Siemens Medical Solutions, a developer of MRI technology and applications, has selected SUSE Linux enterprise real time operating system and NightStar application development tools for its Magnetom magnetic resolution imaging (MRI) products.
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Server software maker and mobile application development tool wannabe SCO Group Inc yesterday reported its financial results for its fiscal third quarter ended July 31, and once again the company's sales were in decline due to competitive pressures. And once again, the company's top brass singled out Linux as the main culprit that is putting a damper on its revenues.