Archive for May, 2003

African OSS message goes to Finland

May 22nd, 2003 | No Comments »

South Africa will be one of a range of developing countries represented at the Free/Libre and Open Source Software conference to be held in Helsinki today. The conference, organised by the OneWorld Finland NGO coalition and KEPA will include representatives from across the globe including those from Peru, Brazil, India and South Africa. Nico Coetzee, [...]

Opera 7 for Linux includes mail client

May 20th, 2003 | No Comments »

Opera Software yesterday released Opera 7 for Linux, promising Linux users a faster and better Internet experience. The new version includes a number of new feature over Opera 6 for Linux as well as a built-in e-mail client, not previously available in Opera for Linux. The first Opera 7 release on Linux is version 7.11, [...]

SCO suspends Mail Server

May 20th, 2003 | No Comments »

SCO, the company currently embroiled in an intellectual property dispute with IBM and the rest of the open source community, has announced it is suspending all shipments of SCOoffice Mail Server. The company says its plans to release a new version of SCOoffice Mail Server in a few weeks time which will be bundled with [...]

Networking from the ground up

May 15th, 2003 | No Comments »

Networking – A beginner\’s guide Third Edition Bruce A. Hallberg Published by McGraw-Hill/Osborne 2003 Price: R499,99 Book supplied by Intersoft As the name suggests, if you\’re an absolute networking novice this could very well be a useful book to own. However, if you\’re a seasoned veteran of TCP/IP and the like you\’re best advised to [...]

SA minister outlines OSS plans

May 14th, 2003 | 3 Comments »

Responding to a question in Parliament this afternoon, South African minister of public service and administration Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi described in detail her department\’s support for open source software in the delivery of public services. In her response to a question from ANC MP Andries Nel, Fraser-Moleketi said OSS was already widely used by government and [...]

SA Perl users gather

May 14th, 2003 | No Comments »

Perl is probably one of the best known and most used scripting language on Unix today, says Nico Coetzee, founder of the newest open source user group in the country, Perl Mongers. \”One of the reasons for it\’s success, is the fact that Perl is Open Source under the Artistic License.\” So why a new [...]

Open source a key trend, says Didata

May 6th, 2003 | No Comments »

Open source, distributed architectures, Web services and ISO 17799 are the key requirements business will demand from the technology industry this year, says Didata North America CTO Craig Miller. Software product quality will also be high on the agenda, says Miller. Miller says with increasing focus on the cost of licensing proprietary software, businesses will [...]

Security Complete

May 6th, 2003 | No Comments »

Security Complete Sybex Various authors Second Edition 2002 R254,99 Book supplied by Intersoft The \”Complete\” series of books from publisher Sybex have become something of an institution in the world of technology publishing. The books, no matter what the topic, draw together a range of writers, articles and sources to publish books that are part [...]

Open source solutions

May 5th, 2003 | No Comments »

By Dumisani Mtoba Senior Systems Engineer at Sun Microsystems SA Sun Microsystems is putting its long history with Open Source software (OSS) to good use in delivering solutions to the South African market that are a combination of both OSS and proprietary software. Today the company takes a mature and equivocal approach to both OSS [...]