Novell and Microsoft in Celebratory Moods

Nov 21, 2008

For two years now Novell and Microsoft have been playing with the idea of interoperability between Linux and Windows. They hope to strengthen their partnership further through their announcement of the Advanced Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 and a beta of the Moonlight Firefox rich media plug-in.

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Gartner: Open Source Becoming Pervasive Yet Lacking Governance

Nov 19, 2008

Market research firm Gartner discovered that most of the almost 300 organizations it surveyed employed Open Source software in one way or another, but that a general license enforcement policy was missing.

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Charly's Column The sys admin’s daily grind: PowerTOP

Nov 12, 2008

Beep and power off! Large displays and faster CPUs seemingly wipe out the benefits of advances in battery technology. PowerTOP helps power hogs keep their laptops running without mains power.

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Novell to Acquire Managed Objects

Oct 17, 2008

The Managed Objects company specializes in business service management (BSM), a sector where Novell sees a deficit in its own portfolio. To rectify this, Novell announced its acquisition of Managed Objects.

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SSH Security Solution for Linux on IBM Mainframes

Oct 15, 2008

Finnish company SSH Communications Security has expanded its product family SSH Tectia with a security software package for Linux running on IBM System z mainframes.

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Red Hat Updates JBoss SOA

Oct 10, 2008

Linux provider Red Hat announces new versions of its JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform 4.3 and JBoss Operations Network 2.1.

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Enhancements to VoIP Software Ekiga 3.0

Sep 25, 2008

Ekiga, formerly known as GnomeMeeting, is an open source VoIP application with video support. The Ekiga project has recently incorporated major enhancements into its version 3.0 software.

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Do-it-Yourself YouTube Uses Open Source Project Panda and Amazon EC2

Sep 22, 2008

Open source project Panda provides Software to create your own do-it-yourself video platforms -- provided you also pay for the Amazon Web Services.

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