Archive for April, 2004

Novell Brainshare to focus on Linux

April 28th, 2004 | No Comments »

Novell BrainShare 2004 to Focus on Open Source, Security and Web Services “BrainShare 2004 is going to be the most information rich and exciting conference we have held to date,” says Trish Barwick, Novell SA channel and marketing manager. “We have staked a serious claim on leading in the enterprise Linux space and together with [...]

Debian non-profit profits NGO sector

April 28th, 2004 | No Comments »

A few weeks ago I got my hands on a copy of Debian Non-Profit, one of a growing list of Custom Debian Distributions. And after spending a few weeks installing and re-installing it on my painfully old (433MHz AMD) work machine for testing purposes I\’ve become something of a fan. There are some issues that [...]

OSS meets NGOs

April 5th, 2004 | 1 Comment »

Twofoxes, a South African company, laast week announced the release of NGO-in-a-box, the second in its series of open source starter packs. The company says the Open Source construction kits, which can either be downloaded from the website or ordered, contain all the software required for an NGO\’s operation. Dror Eyal, founder of Twofoxe, says [...]

Novell appoints first Linux training partner in SA

April 5th, 2004 | No Comments »

Smartsource Corporate Training, a Cape Town-based Linux training specialist with a network of business partners in Johannesburg, has been appointed the first Linux training partner for Novell SA. According to Trish Barwick, channel manager at Novell, Smartsource has been selected to deliver Novell\’s Certified Linux Engineer (CLE) and SuSE Certified Linux Professional (CLP) programmes locally. [...]

WebERP gives small and medium businesses a head start

April 5th, 2004 | No Comments »

DataForce Solutions has released a South African version of the open source accounting software WebERP. This software has been developed to assist young entrepreneurs and other small and growing businesses, in the industrial sector, in particular, to manage their accounting processes, utilising high level management options. These features are normally only available to big organizations [...]

DireqLearn releases OpenLab3

April 5th, 2004 | 1 Comment »

DireqLearn this week annunced the release of the OpenLab3-edu computing solution at the Innovation in Education, Schools ICT Conference in Cape Town. OpenLab3 is a thin-client, diskless computer centre solution, based on Linux Terminal Server technology. The deployment follows two previous releases of DireqOpenLab, since 2002, deployed in over 80 sites throughout South Africa, Namibia, [...]