Linux Networx, The Linux Supercomputing Company, today announced that it has completed a $37 million round of funding. The round includes new investors Lehman Brothers, Inc. and Canaccord Adams, as well as existing investors Oak Investment Partners and Tudor Ventures. The funding will drive the next phase in the company's strategy of delivering solutions that further reduce total cost of ownership (TCO), and improve the performance, manageability and utilization of Linux Supercomputers.
Software & Support media is pleased to announce the International PHP Conference 2006. It will happen from Nov. 05 to Nov. 08, 2006 at Frankfurt/Main. This year's sessions include topics on Security, PHP Internals, PHP & Business and Webservice topics. The Call for Papers has been closed and the programme is now online.
The latest version of MythTV, the open source PVR application for Linux, has been released. New features (as documented in the release notes) include a new menu system, an improved internal DVD player, support for DVB radio channels, and mouse support. There is also a new plugin – MythArchive – which allows recordings be written to DVD.
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."