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Android Emancipation and the Sweet Smell of WiFi: The Week in Tech

If you want a G1 Android phone but you can't bear the thought of using a carrier with pink logo, help is on the way. You can now get a version of the HTC handset that's both SIM-unlocked and hardware-unlocked. But in order to get one -- and, yes, they really are limiting quantities to one per custom...

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IBM Nixes Standards Shenanigans; Plus: Flying Lipstick-Wearing Pigs!

IBM has had enough of the silliness that goes on at some of the standards bodies it belongs to. So Big Blue now has a new policy: No shenanigans. Setting standards for hardware, software, communications protocols, document formats -- is a job that's way too important to be done in the dark, says IBM...

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The Downside of Ambition: Mozilla’s Crash, Teen Hacker’s Arrest

To kick off the final version of its newest Web browser, Firefox 3, Mozilla created a lot of hoopla about its goal to set a new world record for the most copies of an application downloaded in a single 24-hour period. That really wasn't very difficult, because there was no official record for that b...

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Apple’s ‘Malware’ Tactics, Motorola’s Split, BitTorrent’s New Friend

Mozilla's Firefox has a loyal following of people who say it's a lot better than the leading browser, Microsoft's Internet Explorer. But Mozilla CEO John Lilly looks like he also has a close eye on Apple's Safari browser, which commands a mere fraction of Firefox's market share even though it's avai...

Survey: Open Source Developers Welcome GPL v3 Draft 3

Open source software provider OpenLogic last week announced the results of a survey focusing on the most recent draft of the GPLv3. The survey results indicate that OpenLogic Expert Community members are positive toward the most recent GPLv3 draft. Seventy-one percent of respondents who currently us...

Sun Unveils GlassFish V2 Beta for Web 2.0 and SOA Development

Sun Microsystems on Monday announced the immediate availability of the GlassFish V2 Beta. Sun also unveiled its new Web Developer Pack as well as the creation of a Java Specification Request 311. GlassFish V2 Beta adds the enterprise features found on Sun's Java System Application Server Enterprise ...

Novell: Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10 Ready for SAP

Novell on Tuesday announced that it has completed testing its Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10 with SAP's NetWeaver and MySAP business suite applications. The Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10, available since July, was tested jointly by Novell and SAP engineers in SAP's LinuxLab in Germany. Using Inte...

Open-Xchange Community Project Now Open

Open-Xchange on Monday unveiled the opening of its Open-Xchange Community project and the availability of source code and development documentation for its latest AJAX-based e-mail and groupware technology. The open source collaboration software provider and 1&1 Internet, a Web-hosting firm, recentl...

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Novell Drives Huge Linux Deal to Peugeot

PSA Peugeot Citroen and open source software giant Novell have signed a multiyear contract that will deploy the Linux operating system on thousands of company computers that already run Windows, Novell announced Tuesday at the Solutions Linux 2007 show in Paris. The French car manufacturing company ...

Sun Goes After Red Hat, Discounts Solaris Support Plans

Sun Microsystems is gunning for Red Hat, with updated support pricing in conjunction with an update of its Solaris 10 operating system, the company announced Tuesday. The updated operating system, open source Solaris 10 11/06, comes with support subscriptions at what Sun describes as half the price ...

Adobe Releases Flash Player 9 for Linux

Adobe Systems on Wednesday released Flash Player 9 for Linux, the next-generation client runtime for engaging with Flash content and applications on Linux open source operating systems. Additionally, Linux developers can create, test and deploy rich Internet applications on the Linux platform using ...

Lawrence Livermore National Labs Gets Linux Supercomputer

Appro, a Milipitas, Calif.-based provider of enterprise servers, storage and workstations, has announced its completion of the first of four super computer Linux clusters for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Named "Rhea," the Infiniband cluster features 576 AMD Opteron 8000 Series processors ...

Fedora Project Releases New Desktop Tools

The Fedora Project, a community-supported open source collaboration sponsored by Red Hat, has released Fedora Core 6, the latest version of its Linux-based operating system. Fedora Core 6 provides a performance increase during the start-up of applications such as OpenOffice.org and, in addition to i...

Solaris, Sun Fire Chosen to Help Power Internet

Sun Microsystems and the Internet Systems Consortium, a nonprofit corporation that provides infrastructure for the global Domain Name System, announced Wednesday that the ISC chose the free and open source Solaris 10 Operating System and Sun Fire x64 server as an F-root server, one of the 13 root DN...

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Pentaho Integrates Dashboards BI Suite With Google Maps

Pentaho, the maker of an open source business intelligence suite, last week launched a new release of its Pentaho Dashboards application that provides live and dynamic integration with Google Maps. The integration leverages new Pentaho Ajax components to provide interactive geographical visualizatio...

JBoss Updates Java Object/Relational Mapping App

JBoss Monday released Hibernate 3.2, the latest update to the company's Java object/relational mapping software. Hibernate packages now support the most popular development frameworks, and can be used with JDK 5.0 annotations, the Java Persistence API, or full Enterprise JavaBeans 3.0. A significant...

Software Maker Baynote Launches Open Source Search Site

Baynote, a maker of content guidance software for Web-based businesses, on Monday unveiled Baynote.org, a community-based Web site designed to encourage the adoption of business-ready open source search. Visitors to the site can take advantage of open source search for their business Web site, and m...

Maker of Low Power Linux Clusters Inks $21M Funding Deal

SiCortex, which bills itself as the first company to engineer a cluster computer from the silicon up, announced that it has closed a US$21 million round of funding, led by Chevron Technology Ventures through its venture capital arm, CTTV Investments. Boston, Mass.-based SiCortex, which is gearing up...

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Red Hat, Agilysys Seal Open Source Services Deal

Agilysys and Red Hat announced Thursday that they have signed an enterprise reseller agreement to deliver Red Hat open source solutions to Agilysys customers. The agreement authorizes Agilysys Enterprise Solutions Group as a Red Hat Advanced Business Partner, and will enable the two organizations to...

SCO Ships HipCheck Mobile Monitoring Application

The SCO Group on Thursday announced the availability of HipCheck, the latest offering from the company's Me Inc. mobile services division. HipCheck is a mobile administration solution designed to monitor and manage Unix and Windows systems through Windows Mobile phones. The application combines syst...

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