Archive for June, 2003

Novell boosts Linux support

June 30th, 2003 | No Comments »

Novell last week announced its Nterprise Linux Services which gives users full file, print, messaging, directory and management services on either Red Hat Enterprise or SuSE Enterprise Linux. The announcement follows the company\’s recent announcement that it plans to provide customers the choice of running all of Novell\’s advanced network services for business on Linux [...]

Hacker\'s Challenge falls between the cracks

June 30th, 2003 | No Comments »

Hacker\’s Challenge 2 Mike Schiffman, Bill Pennington, Adam J. O\’Donnell and David Pollino Published by McGraw Hill Osborne Price: R514,95 Book supplied by Intersoft Lets face it, hacking is boring. Despite what Hollywood would have us believe, real hacking is done by pubescent teenagers in dark rooms, late at night probably using old, dusty and [...]

OSS document management from Jam Warehouse

June 18th, 2003 | No Comments »

Cape Town-based software development company Jam Warehouse has released an open source enterprise document management system. Called KnowledgeTree, it is based on an application developed in collaboration with CS Holdings for the Medical Research Council of South Africa. The product builds on the company\’s experience of content and document management systems for clients like Independent [...]

Sun Microsystems raises the value bar for operating systems

June 17th, 2003 | No Comments »

Press Release Sun Microsystems is beefing up its strategy to deliver integral value with its operating environments by including a complete software stack with every operating system it provides. This emerged at a technology update held recently in Sandton, during which the vendor highlighted current and future developments on its Solaris operating environment. \”Part of [...]

Sun drops own Linux, signs up RedHat

June 17th, 2003 | No Comments »

Sun Microsystems has entered into a global alliance agreement with Red Hat to distribute its Enterprise Linux operating system. Both vendors will also broaden the use of each other\’s technologies in the volume server marketplace. This follows close on the heels of last week\’s Sun operating system roadmap announcement in which the company said it [...]

SA Cabinet approves OSS strategy

June 12th, 2003 | 1 Comment »

The South African Cabinet yesterday approved the Government OSS strategy. The announcement was made by Minister of Public Services and Administration Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi shortly before delivering her budget vote speech to Parliament. In her speech Fraser-Moleketi said Government is \”looking forward\” the many benefits of open source software. During her budget vote speech, Fraser-Moleketi said [...]

FreeBSD 5.1 furthers application threading

June 10th, 2003 | No Comments »

The FreeBSD team yesterday announced the release of FreeBSD 5.1. Scott Long of the FreeBSD Release Engineering team, said \”this release continues FreeBSD on the path of advanced multiprocessor and application thread support and includes many improved and widely-sought features.\” These improvements include: – Experimental 1:1 and M:N thread libraries provide kernel support for efficient [...]

Shuttleworth Foundation plans open source portal

June 3rd, 2003 | No Comments »

The Shuttleworth Foundation intends to launch an open source community portal that will advocate open source resources in South Africa and serve as the cornerstone of the open source local community. The Foundation has appointed Liquid Thought to develop the Web portal for its open source initiatives. The planned portal will feature information about open [...]

nTier certified for Compiere

June 2nd, 2003 | No Comments »

South Africa-based nTier Software Services was recently certified to provide customisation, training, implementation and support for the open source Compiere ERP/CRM solution. nTier\’s director Yogan Naidoo says Compiere is the most popular open-source business management solution that has been downloaded more than 500 000 times. He says downloads, extends its reach into Africa. He says [...]