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Symantec, IBM Team on Data Center Software Standardization

Symantec has agreed to deliver high availability, storage management, and backup products for IBM's Linux on Power platform by 2006, a move designed to help clients consolidate Linux applications on the System p platform. This announcement reflects Symantec's commitment to support all major Unix, Li...

Free Standards Group Boosts Activities in Asia

Non-profit organization The Free Standards Group announced last week that it plans to strengthen its activities in Asia in an effort to prevent fragmentation of the Linux operating system. FSG said it is developing and promoting open source software standards including the Linux Standard Base, and O...

IBM Makes Ajax Play for Open Source Collaboration

IBM announced plans this week to contribute what it calls "key intellectual assets" to the open source community, in an effort to help companies and software developers adopt and share best practices for Ajax software development. With its software contributions the firm aims to foster an industry c...

IBM Invests $2.2 Million in Brazilian Linux Technology Center

IBM recently announced that it will invest US$2.2 million in 2006 to expand its Linux Technology Center in Brazil. Developers at the LTC will work to make Linux more efficient, specializing in developing Linux systems with cell, power and virtualization technologies, IBM said. The investment will be...

Sun Intros Four New Plug-Ins for NetBeans IDE

Sun Microsystems announced this week the availability of four new plug-in modules for the open source NetBeans integrated development environment. The new plug-in modules include Jackpot, Real Time Java technology, Web Services Interoperability Technology and Grid Compute Server for NetBeans. The ne...

Xandros Server to Use Scalix Messaging Solution

Xandros, a provider of easy-to-use Linux-based software applications, and Scalix, a provider of e-mail and calendaring for Linux and open source systems, have announced that Scalix messaging and collaboration capability will be added to the forthcoming Xandros Server. The integration of Scalix withi...

Study: Open Source Going Mainstream

Open source is becoming a basic part of the services portfolios of IBM Global Services, HP Services, Unisys and Novell, reports IDC in a recent study, "Worldwide Open Source Services 2006 Vendor Analysis: The Open Source Services Opportunity." Companies worldwide are showing increasing interest in i...

Mozilla Picks Winning Firefox Flicks

Mozilla named the winners of its Firefox Flicks video contest at the San Francisco International Film Festival last week. Nearly 300 Firefox fans submitted entries in the competition to promote the open source browser through short film. The grand prize went to "Daredevil," which will be short-liste...

Red Hat: Move to Linux Saved FAA $15 Million

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has cut its datacenter operating and upgrading costs to the tune of US$15 million by migrating to Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the open source software provider has announced. The FAA executed a major systems migration to Red Hat Enterprise Linux in one-third of...

MySQL Launches Open Source Collaboration Site

Open source database developer MySQL has introduced MySQL Forge, a Web site and community directory designed to encourage MySQL users and developers to communicate, collaborate, and share MySQL code and applications. MySQL also announced new support for Ubuntu, a version of the Linux operating syste...

X-Win32 PC X Server Signs Up for Apple’s Boot Camp

X-Win32 is the first PC X server to support Apple Computer's Boot Camp software, claims StarNet Communications, a publisher of Windows-to-Unix/Linux connectivity software. Boot Camp lets users install Microsoft's Windows XP operating system and Windows-based applications on the latest Macintosh comp...

Linux Industry Applauds New Standard Base Release

Fourteen Linux vendors have united behind the Linux Standard Base 3.1 -- the first version of the LSB to include support for portable Linux desktop applications -- according to the Free Standards Group, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to developing and promoting open source software standard...

HP Offers New Software to Manage Linux on Blades

Hewlett-Packard has introduced new software designed to simplify the management of Linux on blade servers. The HP Control Tower, which is based on technology the company acquired with the purchase of RLX, provides deployment and monitoring capabilities for HP BladeSystem environments and features a ...

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CompUSA to Peddle Xandros Linux Desktop

Xandros, a provider of easy-to-use Linux alternatives to Windows, announced that retail giant CompUSA is now selling the Xandros desktop product in all of its stores across the United States. The Xandros product line offers home and business users a complete, stable, and secure alternative to costly...

Study Indicates Fragmented Open Source Market

The market for open source and Linux development is deeply fragmented with no clear leader, according to a recent survey. When more than 400 open source developers were asked to name the company that provides the best open source software offerings, Red Hat, Novell, IBM, Sun and several others were ...

Free Standards Group Opens Linux Certification Lab in China

The Free Standards Group announced this week the opening of a Linux certification lab in China. The lab will certify Linux distributions and applications to the Linux Standard Base and will be maintained by the FSG and the China Electronics Standardization Institute. It is the first certification au...

Linux Vendors Partner To Further Standards

Linux vendors from Europe, Asia, and North and South America have teamed up to create a common core implementation of the Linux Standard Base (LSB) 2.0. This implementation will serve as the core for each of the new consortium members' future Linux distribution products, the companies announced join...

Sleepycat Software Expands into Europe

Sleepycat Software opened the doors of its first European office today in the United Kingdom. The office marks the company's official expansion into European markets and will provide sales, marketing and support of Sleepycat's Berkeley DB, Berkeley DB XML and Berkeley DB Java Edition database system...

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A9.com Launches Toolbar for Mozilla Firefox

Amazon subsidiary A9.com today released its new A9 toolbar for the Mozilla Firefox Web browser. The toolbar enables Firefox users to search the Web using A9.com bookmarks, site history, A9 lists and A9 diary features. Users can download the A9 toolbar in less than two minutes from the A9.com home pa...

Red Hat Hires Sun’s Tegan-Padir

Red Hat today announced the appointment of Karen Tegan-Padir as Vice President of Desktop Infrastructure Technologies. Tegan-Padir was previously an executive with Sun Microsystems where she most recently held the position of Vice President of Engineering for J2EE platforms and Application Server pr...

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