Continuent Offers Data Availability, Boosts Open Source Database Scaling

Continuent today announced new versions of Continuent uni/cluster for PostgreSQL and Continuent uni/cluster for MySQL with enhanced database scaling and ease of deployment in large-scale production environments. Continuent uni/cluster is a suite of middleware software that delivers high-availability and scalability clustering for virtually any mission critical database application.

Use OpenOffice.org online with Ulteo

Today, in a joint press-release, Ulteo and OpenOffice.org are announcing a partnership: OpenOffice.org 2.3, the well-known Open Source productivity suite, is now available online, through a web-browser, without needing any download or installation prior to using it.

The Ulteo platform also offers instant collaborations features such as sharing a session with other people in real time, and sharing printing.

Top Ten Security 2008

"Two weeks ago I was in L.A., jumping from meeting after meeting, and at the end of every meeting, I asked everyone what they saw in the Identity and Access Management road ahead. I got some great answers, which you can peruse right here, and just this morning, I got these additional answers from Baber Amin of Novell, and definitely thought they were worth adding to the discussion. And hey, it is the holidays, so I can certainly forgive a little lateness."

Using a Bluetooth phone with Linux

"My old mobile phone, which was held together with duct tape for the last few months of its sad existence, has finally been replaced with something more modern. I wanted to pick up a programmable, Linux-based phone like the RAZR2V8 or the FIC Neo1973, but I'm unfortunately a Verizon customer, which means that my options are currently very, very limited—at least until Verizon follows through with its open network plans. I ended up grabbing a vx8550, which is Verizon's rebranded (and, of course, crippled) LG Chocolate. This is the first phone I have ever owned that actually has Bluetooth support, so I spent some time yesterday learning how to use Bluetooth on Linux. This is a short overview of what I discovered."

KDE 4 works well with 256 MiB of memory and 1 GHz CPU

"I decided to boot my Thinkpad X60 with "mem=256M maxcpus=1", logged into KDE 4 and set the power saving policy to "Powersave", which throttles the CPU to 1Ghz and locks it there. And then I used KDE 4 some, started Konqueror, browsed about a bit, configured a few things with System Settings, started Kopete and chatted a little."

Impending Debian import freeze

"Just a brief note to remind you all that the DebianImportFreeze for Hardy is two days away. This is the deadline for initial merges of packages for Hardy; after Thursday, December 13, merging packages is a freeze exception, so please have your remaining merges for hardy finished before this point."

Picasa 2.7 for Linux

Picasa is software that helps you instantly find, edit and share all the pictures on your computer. Every time you open Picasa, it automatically locates all your pictures (even ones you forgot you had) and sorts them into visual albums organized by date with folder names you will recognize. You can drag and drop to arrange your albums and make labels to create new groups. Picasa makes sure your pictures are always organized.

Demand That IBM Open-Source OS/2

OS2 World Foundation are petitioning IBM to release the operating system's source code as open-source since the product still plays a vital role within many financial firms where the support and development needs still exists. Also, an earlier petition made by OS2 World Foundation during 2005 collected almost 12.000 signatures.