Archive for December, 2003

December 18 News Briefs

December 19th, 2003 | No Comments »

\\headline Salute the 2.6 kernel \\headline 17 December, 2003: The long awaited Linux 2.6.0 kernel finally been released by Open Source Development Labs (OSDL), the official Linux development shop headed by Linus Torvalds and Andrew Morton. Changes include much improved support for multiprocessor environments (up to 32 CPUs), scalability to 64-bit systems, better hard drive [...]

Linux kernel 2.6.0 is out

December 18th, 2003 | 1 Comment »

Linux kernel 2.6.0 is out. Linux founder Linus Torvalds announced the long-awaited new kernel version in an email to the kernel mailing list. Torvalds said in the mail he was satisfied that most problems had been stamped out before the final update was delivered. \”It\’s not the totally empty patch I was hoping for, but [...]

SA government to sponsor open source anti-corruption tool

December 15th, 2003 | No Comments »

The South African government has issued a request for proposals to develop a web-based anti-corruption application. The project is spearheaded by four public institutions – the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA), the Centre for Public Service Innovation (CPSI), the State Information Technology Agency (SITA) and the CSIR which will play a lead role [...]

Industry OpinionOpen Source Software – everybody\'s doing it!

December 8th, 2003 | 1 Comment »

Managing Director, TSI Remember the old saying, \”Nobody got fired for buying IBM\”? Well, these days, even IBM is using open source software. So is Hewlett Packard, and so is Sun. In fact, every major player, with one notable exception, is offering open source. Open source software is growing rapidly in the commercial environment, including [...]

Novell connects Linux users to Exchange

December 4th, 2003 | No Comments »

Novell this week announced support for Microsoft Exchange 2003 via its Ximian Connector for Microsoft Exchange. Ximian Connector for Microsoft Exchange allows users of Ximian Evolution to collaborate with Windows users connected to Microsoft Exchange 2000 or 2003 servers. Using Ximian Connector users can manage their e-mail, calendars, group schedules, address books, public folders and [...]