Archive for January, 2003

SA government officers approve open source policy

January 31st, 2003 | No Comments »

The South African government yesterday took another step closer to formalising plans for the use of open source software (OSS) yesterday when the Government IT Officers Council (Gitoc) approved an IT policy framework that advocates the use of open source software. Arno Webb, Gitoc OSS workgroup chair says the policy framework will now be formally [...]

Microsoft to port apps to Linux?

January 28th, 2003 | 2 Comments »

By 2006 Linux will be installed on 45% of all new Intel servers and by late 2004 Microsoft will start moving some of its application enablers such as .Net to Linux. These predictions were made by the MetaGroup in a recent report entitled “The Linux Scenario”. The research group says Microsoft will also start shifting [...]

KDE improves enterprise usability with KDE 3.1 desktop

January 28th, 2003 | No Comments »

DATELINE JANUARY 28, 2003 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE KDE Project Ships Major Feature Release of Leading Open Source Desktop, Improves Enterprise Usability KDE Project Ships Major Feature Upgrade of Third- Generation Linux/UNIX Desktop, Offering Enterprises and Governments a Compelling Free and Open Desktop Solution January 28, 2003 (The INTERNET). The KDE Project today announced the immediate [...]

South African authors latest book on MySQL 4

January 27th, 2003 | No Comments »

With MySQL 4.1 in alpha release and the first stable version expected to be released within days, Tectonic caught up with Ian Gilfillan author of “Mastering MySQL 4″, published by Sybex last month. Ian Gilfillan, author of “Mastering MySQL 4″ Occupation: Lead developer, IOL. I also regularly write for Database Journal a fairly new portal [...]

MySQL 4 ready to take on the 'big boys'?

January 26th, 2003 | 2 Comments »

Ian Gilfillan is the lead developer for IOL and author of “Mastering MySQL 4″. MySQL 4 is almost here. As I write this version 4.0.9 is the latest version, and it’s a gamma release (meaning they think they’re stable, but not willing to say so just in case something pops up at the last minute). [...]

IBM delivers new Linux offerings from devices to servers

January 25th, 2003 | 1 Comment »

Jan. 22, 2003 — At LinuxWorld New York, IBM today announced a variety of new offerings that can help companies expand the use of Linux across an e-business infrastructure, making it easier to integrate everything from access devices to servers with hardware, software and services on the open source operating system. The new offerings are [...]

'Open source key to Africa's development'

January 23rd, 2003 | No Comments »

As the world prepares for the World Summit on the Information Society in Geneva next month Tectonic caught up with Bildad Kagai to discuss the progress being made on the formation of the Open Source Foundation for Africa(OSFA), to be launched at the summit. Kagai is a member of the interim Open Source Taskforce for [...]

RealNetworks goes open source

January 22nd, 2003 | No Comments »

Internet media delivery company RealNetworks has made its source code for sending video and audio over the Internet, Helix DNA Server, available to software developers at www.helixcommunity.org. The DNA Server is the core source code of the Helix Universal Server multi-format digital media server that many Web casters use to broadcast content over the Internet. [...]

Apache 2.0.44 released

January 22nd, 2003 | No Comments »

Apache 2.0.44 released The Apache Software Foundation and The Apache HTTP Server Project are pleased to announce the seventh public release of the Apache 2.0 HTTP Server. This Announcement notes the significant changes in 2.0.44 as compared to 2.0.43. This version of Apache is principally a security and bug fix release. A summary of the [...]

LANSA supports Red Hat Linux and Solaris

January 22nd, 2003 | No Comments »

LANSA supports Red Hat Linux and Solaris LANSA continues its transformation into a multiplatform development tool with the announcement of version 10.0. Now, for the first time, LANSA supports Red Hat Linux and Sun Solaris operating systems, in addition to IBM AIX and HP-UX. LANSA has also expanded its existing support for Microsoft Windows. “It [...]

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