Linux World Conference & Expo, Australia, is the world?s leading trade show and conference for management and IT professionals, to learn about Linux and open source applications, solutions, ROI and Total Cost of Ownership. LinuxWorld Conference & Expo provides the powerful combination of education and vendors. The two day conference offers exceptional educational programming, dynamic keynotes, case studies, plenary sessions and tutorials - profiling real life examples delivered by renowned industry specialists. LinuxWorld is the place where businesses come to demonstrate, market, promote and sell Linux and open source products and services.
Open Source and Linux from HP
HP has over 200 products that ship with open source software. From client to server to the data center, we're using open source technology to develop, improve, and perfect hundreds of applications every day. HP simplifies the integration of open source and Linux! Our solutions are built with best-of-breed software from our industry leading partners, complemented by HP value-add in areas like management and high availability clustering, implemented on market-leading standards-based platforms, and supported by HP Services worldwide.
Open Source Tripwire and Tripwire Enterprise
If you need to detect changes made to your Linux and UNIX servers, you have three choices - Open Source Tripwire, Tripwire for Servers and Tripwire Enterprise. Although they all share a common heritage, these solutions have significant differences that make them appropriate for different IT environments:
1.Open Source Tripwire is suitable for monitoring a small number of servers where centralized control and reporting is not needed and professional support is not a requirement.
2.Tripwire for Servers is the solution for IT organizations requiring only server monitoring, with detailed reporting and optional centralized sever management across Linux/UNIX/Windows platforms.
3. Tripwire Enterprise is the best choice for IT organizations needing to securely audit changes across Linux/UNIX/Windows servers, databases, network devices, desktops, and directory servers.
Linux open-source and control
Over at Slashdot, they're debating a statement by Greg Mancusi-Ungaro, Novell's Linux and open-source software marketing manager, in a recent Linux Format interview, that "Well, if we ever woke up one day and said 'Wow, Novell is the Microsoft of Linux' or 'Red Hat is the Microsoft of Linux', then the Linux movement would be over. companies and individuals want to control open-source software. Even now, many people have real trouble with the idea that you can make a very successful software business and not own a single line of its code. This is why I always smile at the idea that Microsoft will someday try to destroy Linux by releasing its own MS-Linux. The current generation of Microsoft leadership will never make that move.
Open Source Linux
This is the openMosix Project. openMosix' Project Leader and Founder is Moshe Bar. This page contains only the most current highlights, but it provides links to the entire project.openMosix is a Linux kernel extension for single-system image clustering. This kernel extension turns a network of ordinary computers into a supercomputer for Linux applications. Once you have installed openMosix, the nodes in the cluster start talking to one another and the cluster adapts itself to the workload. Processes originating from any one node, if that node is too busy compared to others, can migrate to any other node. openMosix continuously attempts to optimize the resource allocation.
Sun's Linux Offerings
Sun brings a comprehensive systems approach to Linux-based operating systems. Sun provides Java technology, x64-based servers and workstations, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and SuSE Linux Enterprise Server along with Sun's Java Enterprise System and suites-all supported by Sun services.
* Linux and Solaris?A common heritage: Coming from the same roots, Solaris and Linux are complementary and a natural fit to work together. Now with Solaris Containers for Linux Applications you can run Linux applications unmodified on Solaris.
* The Linux community: Sun is one of the largest contributors to the GNU/Linux operating system. It has made substantial contributions to such key areas as Mozilla, GNOME and X.ORG as well as turning StarOffice over to the community in the form of OpenOffice.org.
* Sun's Open Source commitment: Sun has opened more lines of source code than any other company and continues to be widely involved with many open source communities. And now, with OpenSolaris, the most advanced operating system on the planet is available as open source.
Linux, open source power call center for Katrina
As Hurricane Rita bears down on the Gulf Coast, there is at least one fear that can be put aside. If families get separated, they can quickly locate each other from any phone by calling Contact Loved Ones, a free service powered by an open source Asterisk PBX system and MySQL database running on Debian Linux. Moved by the stories of families separated by Hurricane Katrina, Web development experts Dan Schoeffler and Yaakov Menken set up Contact Loved Ones (CLO) in a matter of days. Information about CLO and how to use it is now available in Red Cross centers throughout the Gulf Coast states.
Linux Open source advocacy
For a couple of days now I have been keeping track of a certain wordpress blog maintained by Ted Haeger. He is an open source evangelist who (in his own words) is working to motivate the Novell user community. And not surprisingly his blog is full of news related to SuSE Linux and how Novell is working with the open source community to bring a more polished Operating System to the users. But what caught my fancy was the interesting mockups screenshots he has posted of the "Computer Menu" of the upcoming SuSE enterprise desktop ver 10 which showcases a unique design deviating from the normal menu found in Gnome.
Linux/Open Source Users of Regina
You have reached the home of the Linux/Open Source Users of Regina, Saskatchewan (LOSURS) Inc. LOSURS is a users' group for users of Linux and open source open source operating systems, including FreeBSD and GNU HURD. For more information about our organization and its purpose, or about Linux in general, you may wish to browse through the About section. For people looking to learn more about Linux, we have a growing documentation section. In addition to a complete mirror of the Linux Documentation Project, this section includes a variety of local documentation, including a selection of tips and handy tidbits of information.
Novell to make SUSE Linux open-source
Novell Inc. is planning to open up a version of its SUSE Linux operating system to users and developers, unveiling its OpenSUSE project at the LinuxWorld show next week in San Francisco, a company executive confirmed today. We're making OpenSUSE available for anyone, anywhere," said Greg Mancusi-Ungaro, marketing director for Linux and open source at Novell. "We've learned from customers that it's still very, very hard to get Linux unless you're a technical user. Novell will brand its SUSE Linux Professional flavor as SUSE Linux and will make the operating system open-source. The company will host those efforts at a new Web site, www.opensuse.org, which has not yet been
launched according to Mancusi-Ungaro. "We're moving from a closed model, where the code was tested in-house, to a completely open and transparent model," where developers will have access to the source code and their input will be welcomed, he added.
Open Source Software
The motives (or at least the emphasis) of the people who use the term ``open source'' are sometimes different than those who use the term Free Software.'' The term ``open source software'' (a term championed by Eric Raymond) is often used by people who wish to stress aspects such as high reliability and flexibility of the resulting program as the primary motivation for developing such software. In a similar manner, the most widely used OSS/FS operating system is referred to by two names: ``GNU/Linux'' and simply ``Linux.'' ``GNU'' is pronounced guh-new
and ``Linux'' rhymes with ``cynics.'' Technically, the name ``Linux'' is just the name of one system component (the ``kernel''), but often "Linux'' is used to mean the entire system.
Linux and Open Source Blog
Open document format is that new fileformat for Office suites, ISO certified and genuinely an open standard. Its been busy in ODF land, since early may the ISO certification came through we have seen the market accept this standard in an amazing speed. Governments are not well known for moving fast, and yet we have this long list of successes. Belgian government chooses Open Document, ODF in Denmark, Key India official endorses Open Document and naturally Massachusetts is still going strong. The ODF Alliance certainly is not sitting still either. Novell today announced two new innovative programs for Linux training designed to promote education around open source. Novell unveiled its ?Train the Teacher? series, the industry?s first free week-long boot camp for Linux* educators.
Basics for Adopting Linux/Open Source
The adoption of a new platform is not something that happens overnight, especially in the corporate arena, where conservativism often makes the decision to change a slow and complicated process. There are shades of grey wrapped up in every decision--quite a contrast to the often black-and-white world of an IT worker. In that world, if something is broken, fix it. If it breaks repeatedly, re-code it (if you can) or replace it. These different approaches are probably the major issue behind getting corporations to look at Linux and other open source software seriously. It is not that they have a great love affair with Microsoft's products, but rather the fact that for decision-makers, Windows, for all its flaws and expense, represents that which is known. Linux represents the unknown and no amount of cajoling and endorsement from the IT staff is going to change their minds. Especially if the pro-Linux arguments are couched in technical jargonism that seems like a foreign language.
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